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Krupnik Honey Liqueur

Posted on 30th September, by DrinkGal in Reviews. No Comments

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Every once in a while, one receives a unexpected delicious boozy present. Such was the case yesterday, when a bottle of Krupnik, a Polish Honey Liqueur, arrived on our doorstep via a savvy fellow drinker.

Honey liqueur has been used in cocktail for a while. If you look in older recipe books, you can find several cocktails calling for “runny honey”, or honey that has been purified and is less viscous. Krupnik and other honey liqueurs are an excellent substitute for this ingredient.

For those of us who enjoy a bit of booze in our daily lives, Krupnik is a nice addition. Off a tip from a fellow imbiber, we slipped it into our morning black tea, and it started the day off right! But since 8 am is usually too early to be hitting the sauce, we thought perhaps finding a …


October Wine Treats

Posted on 27th September, by DrinkGal in Ken's Wine Picks. No Comments

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First of all I would like to thank everyone that made the Fall Tasting a huge success. Seventy wines from around the world were enjoyed while raising support for the Central Area Senior Center. Several volunteers donated their time to help set up, pour wines, and replenish snacks. I always enjoy catching up with customers as well as meeting new ones. A fun time was had by all. Thank you again for all of your help in making this event one of the best of the year.

Last year around this time we examined the age old questions heard commonly in the wine aisle: “Why is this so significantly reduced in price?” “What’s the catch?” and “What’s wrong with it?” and most importantly: “Is it any good?” With Halloween around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to …


Boardwalk Empire Premier Cocktails

Posted on 19th September, by DrinkGal in Insider. No Comments

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One of the most hyped premiers of the season, Boardwalk Empire, will be airing tonight on HBO. Directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Steve Buscemi, and adaped from  Nelson Johnson’s book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Sopranos writer Terence Winter, there are very few reasons why this series won’t be yet another home run for HBO.

Why are we here at DrinkGal so excited about this show? The show centers on Atlantic City, right after the beginning of Prohibition. Fortunes were won and lost during this dark era of our nations history, and the currency of the time was hooch. Prohibion was also the golden age of the American gangster, and we can’t think of a better reason to cozy up on the couch with a cocktail for an hour and thank our lucky stars …


Montanya Rum

Posted on 2nd September, by DrinkGal in Insider. No Comments

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Rum is hot right now. Tiki drinks are making a comeback, a sipping rum is now a staple for cocktail bars in the know, and bartenders are increasingly using it as the new “it” liquor for cocktail bases. And honestly, after a couple Tiki parties we attended lately, we enthusiastically support this trend with a slightly slurred “hooray!”

Perhaps all this hoopla is why we are starting to see Rum migrating from the Caribbean and popping up domestically. New England (which was the epicenter of rum production for a time, believe it or not) is showing some growth, as well as Hawaii. But the most interesting one we found recently was a little distillery out of Colorado, called Montanya.

Montanya is nestled in the Colorado Rockies, just a little south of Telluride, in a town called Silverton. It seems an unlikely place …