Cocktails & Spirits

Read what Chowhounds have to say about distilled spirits—flavors, brands, recipes, recommendations—and share your own boozy insights.

Need a substitute for Navan Vanilla Liquor, apparently you can no longer get it in this country.

by MsBees 4 years ago

It was made by the same company that produces grand marnier and was/is a cognac based vanilla liquor. I want to make ...


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Dimantina Cocktail

by syrup09 8 days ago

Has anyone out there ever heard of something called a Dimantina Cocktail from Australia? Its ingredients consis...



by AigreDoux 4 years ago

Has anyone made orgeat at home? I made a batch and it isn't as "almondy" as I would like. Thanks!

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Homemade fruit liqueur help - Mold on (only *some* jars) homemade cherry liqueur/"brandy"

by Muriah 15 days ago

Half look fine, half are moldy. I used the recipe I've always used (3rd year in a row). Alcohol (in this case rum),...

Limoncello recipe

by Roarasaur 6 years ago

As per request from another board, I am writing down my recipe for Everclear. This is my first real try at limoncello...

stevewi commented 15 days ago

Luxardo Maraschino cherries not at all worth the price

by nickls 8 years ago

I knew homemade cocktail cherries would undoubtedly be better, but I figured I would give Luxardo Maraschino cherries...


curseofleisure commented 29 days ago

Getting Rid of Bad Vanilla Whiskey

by EsotericWaffles 1 month ago

A friend brought by a bottle of Crown Royal vanilla-flavored whiskey and it's... off. It's cloying and both underwhel...

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The Bourbon Barrel | Sonora Gold Country

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

After striking out with an uninspired dinner at Emberz,

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Lime Juice Filtration for Carbonation

by EsotericWaffles 1 month ago

Looking for guidance from someone who uses a home carbonator in the Dave Arnold style. I don't have a centrifuge a...

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Luxardos substitute

by roux42 1 month ago

Hello folks, I make Maraschino cherries to give as gifts every summer to give away in December and I am looking fo...

What can I do with vanilla vodka, besides give it away?

by LED 11 years ago

My husband got a bottle of Grey Goose Vanilla flavored vodka. We're not big vodka drinkers, let alone vanilla vodka. ...


momjhai1 commented 1 month ago

Creme de Menthe

by pepperette 1 month ago

Anyone know where to buy Bols or the newer Tempus Fugit in Canada or U.S?


Woolinator commented 1 month ago

Bloody Marys - finding the perfect mix or starting from scratch

by cstout 1 year ago

I would like to know what your favorite mix is or do you have your own recipe that you would prefer over anything pur...

TroyTempest commented 1 month ago

Pappy Van Winkle in DC?

by afdawson 6 years ago

I'm new to town and don't know the good liquor stores. Anyone know who carries Pappy Van Winkle when it's released? ...


pgaglia commented 1 month ago

Is there such thing as good cheap brandy?

by YAYME 5 years ago

If so is there anything you guys recommend? I usually like applejack, but I want a standard, not to pricy brandy for ...


chwabeck3533 commented 2 months ago

Wine Based Spirits?

by bobbrietta 5 years ago

Hi all! I own a small mexican restaurant and we have a beer and wine license. I have been wanting to serve margaritas...


lingig commented 2 months ago

Suggestions for unique bottles on the west coast (Oregon)?

by jtbeck419 2 months ago

Hello! We live in the midwest but a relative of mine is on a road trip and currently staying on the Oregon coast. ...

stevewi commented 2 months ago

Saké City USA: How Portland became the Japanese rice wine capital of America

by stevewi 2 months ago

See: The author mentions...

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Xtabentún in a large scale cocktail

by Tehama 2 months ago

I have a 375 ml bottle of xtabentun that I'm searching for ideas for. We're having an Italian theme 4th of July part...

Mr. & Mrs. cocktails for wedding reception

by Tehama 2 years ago

Hey there libatious hounds! Our wedding day is right around the corner and I'd like to do the trendy "Mr. and Mr...

Tehama commented 2 months ago