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Valentine’s day is a wonderful commercial holiday. If the governments of the world wanted to fix the economy, they’d just make Valentines a week event and everything would be fixed. But alas, only Hallmark had that level of ingenuity. Flowers, chocolate, cards, diamonds and a dinner out now represent the modern definition of love, which is paid in one annual lump sum, due on February 14th. But, some of the enlightened, like myself, prefer to […]

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Rumona Rum Liqueur

As I was perusing my local liquor store, I came across a product called Rumona, which is a sweet rum liqueur from Jamaica. I’m personally a big fan of rum, but unless you are buying aged rum, it can be a little hot and hellish to sip straight, or even on the rocks. But, a rum liqueur would have all the flavour of rum, without the burn. Seem like a good reason for me to […]

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Hpnotiq

Hpnotiq is one of those modern liqueurs that graces the shelves of trendy bars around the world. It has an alluring, mystical blue colour, and a sleek and sexy bottle. It has a unique brand name, and spelling, that hits the mark with younger drinkers. It also has the price tag to match. It is often enjoyed by those who like to be “seen” it is hard to miss the person drinking this fluorescent blue […]

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Lochan Ora Scotch Liqueur

For the last week, I’ve been fixated on the Olympics. I was thinking of taking a look at the Olympic cocktail, but it is a pretty boring drink and doesn’t even come close to be as epic as the Olympics. It’s just brandy, triple sec and orange juice. You might as well put Grand Marnier in a glass of OJ. So, I decided to dig through my liquor cabinet and see if there was anything […]

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Navan Vanilla Cognac

Navan is a new product from Grand Marnier that infuses fine cognac with pure vanilla and a touch of sweetness from added sugar. This product is ’designed’ for the hip and trendy crowd that revels in expensive products. Aside from the ’reason’ Navan was created, it is still a great tasting product and if you like the Grand Marnier orange liqueurs and are a fan of vanilla, this product is for you. Vanilla is one […]

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Tuaca Liqueur

What is Tuaca? The word on the street is that Tuaca is a super premium, brandy based, Italian liqueur. Now, anytime I hear or read the words “super premium” I become a bit skeptical. What is super premium anyway? Premium should be enough of a description, but I digress. Tuaca is a fruit, citrus and spiced brandy which is probably meant to be sipped neat. So that’s the way I approached this product, as a […]

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Cherry Marnier

This is another quality liqueur from the house of Grand Marnier. Instead of their flagship product made from the distilled essence of wild oranges and fine cognac, or the vanilla infused cognac called Navan, Cherry Marnier is made from cherries and quality eau-de-vie. This cherry aroma and the taste is amazing. Unlike cheap cherry brandy, Cherry Marnier is made without any artificial colouring or flavours. You can sip Cherry Marnier straight, or use it in […]

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Rum Cream Liqueur Recipe

Many people love Irish cream liqueurs, like Bailey’s or Bushmill’s. These cream liqueurs are gentle and full of flavour, which appeals to a large section of the population. On the rocks or in a coffee, you really can’t go wrong. So what makes these liqueurs so special? Well, I’ll try to explain but you may be surprised to find that there really isn’t anything magical about these products. One cool thing is that you can […]