Review: Joe Gambino’s Bakery King Cake Rum Cream

Made in New Orleans by our friends at Cocktail & Sons, which is known for its line of exotic syrups, this collaboration with Joe Gambino’s Bakery is the outfit’s first alcoholic product, a rum cream flavored to taste like the inimitable NOLA classic: king cake. The light brown — and vaguely pink — liqueur has…

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Review: Lemonade Stand at Main & Vine Cocktails

Lemonade Stand at Main & Vine is brought to you by The Wine Group, which includes in its hefty wine portfolio familiar brands such as Cupcake Vineyards, Franzia, Chloe, Benziger Family Winery, and of course, Main & Vine. The new ready-to-drink cocktail line bottled under the Lemonade Stand moniker aims to widen the reach of…

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Review: Brother’s Bond Cask Strength Bourbon

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley partnered up to launch Brother’s Bond in 2021, an MGP sourced and blended bourbon. In our review, we found the 2021 release to be a straightforward and harmless pour, one that hints it really preferring to be mixed in cocktails, especially given its 80 proof. The four-grain bourbon is actually…

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Recipe: Good Old Pine

It’s summer, folks. And it’s hot. I love a good Gin & Tonic as much as the next person, especially when the temps are rising, but I usually end up spending the warmer months pining for my wintertime staples like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan. Cocktails like the Good Old Pine are ideal for scratching…

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Review: Mile High Spirits Cuidado Imported Tequila Blanco

Colorado’s Mile High Spirits claims to eschew all pretension when making and selling their diverse portfolio of craft spirits. To that end, the distillery really wants its customers to know that their Cuidado Imported Tequila Blanco is no celebrity-backed tequila brand. Just read the label: We’re so sorry. We called everyone we knew but at the…

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Review: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Extra Anejo Tequila Cask Batch 1 (2022)

Drinkhacker has steadily sampled the products of Colorado-based Stranahan’s over the years, chronicling the various hits and misses as it continues to explore twists on American single malt whiskeys. This Extra Anejo Tequila Cask bottling is the latest in the limited-edition Distillery Exclusives line, which are only available at the distillery. The Extra Añejo Tequila…

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Review: Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin

We’ve explored plenty of brown spirits from Virginia’s Catoctin Creek, from their core lineup to the occasional limited-edition whiskey and even a rye made in bizarre collaboration with a heavy metal band. But it has taken us far too long to review the only clear spirit in the distillery’s portfolio, its Watershed Gin. Named for…

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Review: Fundy Gin

The Bay of Fundy — “one of the 7 wonders of North America” — can be found between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Its namesake gin is made in Nova Scotia, double distilled from corn and proofed with local water over local beach stones, then re-distilled a third time with eight locally sourced botanicals. These…

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