The History of Vallet Bitters

Monsieur Henri VALLET emigrated to Mexico from France during the brief reign of Maximilian, the ill-fated French monarch who was deposed by Mexican nationalists three short years after his 1864 ascent as Emperor of Mexico.  Like other French émigrés of the era, Mnsr. Henri VALLET…

Bitters Cocktails

Eva Peron 1 ounce Fernet VALLET 1 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth 1 ounce King’s Ginger liqueur 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce ginger beer — Lime wheel, for garnish   Instructions: Combine the Fernet, vermouth ginger liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice;…

What is Fernet?

Fernet is an aromatic, herbaceous and bitter spirit made from a number of herbs and spices which vary between different brands. Usually more bitter and less sweet than other Amari, fernets often include rhubarb, chamomile, and cardamom among others roots, herbs and spices, and are distilled on a base of grape distilled spirits. Traditionally served…

Tequila Cocktails

Ulua Sunrise This is a drink for those who loves sweet stuff! If you like it less sweet maybe 1/4th Kahlúa Coffee cream is better. The crema de mezcal gives a real nice touch to this. My impression of Kahlúa Coffee Cream is good, its…

Bourbon Cocktails

Brown Derby This is a classic cocktail recipe from the 1930’s. It is served today by Jeff Lauer at Park Tavern in San Francisco, California. 2 ounces Cyrus Noble bourbon 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 ounce honey Shake over ice, and double strain into…

Mezcal FAQs

What is “Mezcal”? Mezcal is a classification of agave-based spirits distilled within the territorial boundaries of Mexico’s Denomination of Origin for the category. As initially determined in 1994, five states were permitted to produce spirit called “Mezcal”: Oaxaca, Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosi & Zacatecas.…

Types of Tequilas

What do the names of Tequila mean? Blanco Tequila Blancos, also known as “Silvers” and are un-aged tequilas that are generally crisp and dry in taste. Blancos are not necessarily served as a shot, but can be served on the rocks or mixed into a…