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19 January, 2011

Mirwinator @ Blu Seafood (Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Bourbon on by : becca
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Mirwinator Blu Seafood 9th Street, Durham $9 The mirwinator is made of Evan Williams brandy, thyme, orange juice, and lemon juice. Except for the thyme, that’s a pretty standard list of ingredients, and there’s a reason for it. The combination of those flavors always makes for a first-rate cocktail, and the mirwinator is no exception
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22 July, 2010

Hot Guava (Dos Perros, Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Tequila on by : becca
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Hot Guava Dos Perros, Downtown Durham Restaurant Review $8 The Hot Guava is a margarita made from guava juice, jalapenos, tequila, and lime. The jalapeno was bright and powerful from the first sip, but I think that was the problem—all you could taste was that sweet heat and a little bit of sourness. It cancelled
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6 October, 2009

Dykki @ Whiskey (Durham)

Comments : 4 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Dykki Whiskey Five Points, Durham This colorless cocktail was made with Plymouth gin, St. Germain elderflower liquor, Lillet Blanc, and an absinthe rinse.  It smelled of both licorice and pine trees.  The elderflower liquor gave a hint of sweetness to the drink and the Lillet Blanc provided smoothness.  These two elements combined made the gin
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21 September, 2009

Cocktail Review–Sazerac @ Whiskey (Durham)

Comments : 2 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Sazerac @ Whiskey Five Points, Durham $12 Whiskey’s Sazerac is made with Jim Beam Rye, Peychaud’s bitters, and simple syrup.  The key to the drink, though, is the absinthe rim the glass is given before the rest is poured in.  Its licorice notes dominate the smell and initial taste; as I love absinthe, this is
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