Advocaat – the Holiday Likör

Advocaat – the Holiday Likör Dutch Brazil (also New Holland) was a Dutch colony in northeastern Brazil from 1630 to 1654. So it may not surprise that in the 17th century, the Brazilian drink “Abacate” which was brewed by the indigenous people of the...

Paulanersche Doppelbock Brewed for Lent

Paulanersche Doppelbock Brewed for Lent The monastery of Neudeck ob der Au in Munich was founded in 1627 after the Bavarian Elector Maximilian I brought Paulaner monks from Italy to his country. The Paulaner order imposed strict fasting rules during Lent on its...

Linie Aquavit

Linie Aquavit In Norwegian “Linie” means equator, and that is the name of one of the most famous aquavit brand’s. The premium market leader from Norway is maturing their aquavit in barrels that are crossing twice the equator on a four-month journey...

Shaken, not stirred

Shaken, not stirred The original Bond Martini (“Vesper Martini”) was invented by author Ian Fleming for Casino Royale, the first James Bond book, in 1953. It is 3 parts gin, 1 part vodka and ½ part Lillet. It differs from a classic martini as it uses both...

A Cup Of Pharisees

A Cup Of Pharisees In northern Germany, a Pharisee is a hot alcoholic drink made with sweetened coffee, brown rum and a topping of whipped cream, traditionally served in a cup, mug or glass. A Pharisee differs from related coffee drinks such as Rüdesheim coffee (made...