Zwack Unicum

Unicum

"That is unique," was supposedly the cry raised by Joseph II, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary in

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A Hungarian liquor. This and more with Serious Eats "Ask a Bartender" series. They recommend lots of lesser known spirits and liqueurs for your cocktail repertoire.

What could be more appropriate than a fizzy pink cocktail?

Rosé-Tinted Glass Cocktail

Life is definitely more rosy with this Rosé-Tinted Glass cocktail.

Balaton Cocktail (Zwack, lemon juice, simple syrup, vermouth, orange marmalade, Peychaud's, soda)

Balaton Cocktail

This bright, citrusy cocktail features Zwack, a sweet-bitter Hungarian liqueur with a pronounced herbal note. The drink is named for Lake Balaton, a popular vacationing spot in Hungary.

The Phoenix Down (Final Fantasy Cocktail)Ingredients: ½ shot Absinthe ½ shot Zwack (Jagermeister will work too) 2 tsp. Simple Syrup 1 Splash Grenadine Fill rest of the glass with Club Soda  Directions: Mix the absinthe, syrup, and soda water in a smaller glass (a perigord absinthe glass is used in the picture) until the drink becomes opalescent.  Add ice if you prefer the drink really cold. Before serving, add the Zwack and grenadine.  Both will settle nicely, leaving a nice orange on the…

Phoenix Down (Final Fantasy Cocktail) Ingredients: ½ shot Absinthe ½ shot Zwack (Jagermeister will work too) 2 tsp. Simple Syrup 1 Splash Grenadine Fill rest of the glass with Club Soda Directions: Mix the absinthe, syrup, and soda water in a smaller.

Hungarian Orchard 1 ounce Zwack 1/2 ounce apple brandy 1 ounce fresh orange juice Apple slices for garnish Fresh grated cinnamon for garnish

Hungarian Orchard 1 ounce Zwack ounce apple brandy 1 ounce fresh orange juice Apple slices for garnish Fresh grated cinnamon for garnish

Get into the weekend swing with the Porch Zwing cocktail, with gin and Zwack Hungarian herbal liqueur.

Porch Zwing

Get into the weekend swing with the Porch Zwing cocktail, with gin and Zwack Hungarian herbal liqueur.

Zwack Tempest Cocktail - Photo Courtesy: © House of Zwack

Embassy Cocktail

Zwack Tempest Cocktail - Photo Courtesy: © House of Zwack

We love this drink for its unusual ingredients, like Zwack Liqueur and Pisco, along with the refreshing cucumber slices and mint spring. It's on the menu at Pouring Ribbons in New York City and here's how to make it at home: Ingredients: 2/3 ounce Zwack Liqueur 2/3 ounce Pisco 2/3 ounce Fresh Orange Juice 1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice 1/3 ounce Simple Syrup Soda Water for Bottom  3 Cucumber Slices 1 Mint Sprig  Instructions: Muddle cucumber slice and mint sprig in a Boston shaker. Add Zwack…

Thirsty Thursday: T&C Cocktail of The Week

Zwack (Unicum Next)

A development on the original Unicum, the dark bitter liqueur that's one of Hungary's national drinks, with less bitter herbs and more citrus. Excellent frozen or over ice and a great cocktail ingr.

Oscar Cocktails: The Grand Budapest Hotel - a drink the hotel could have served, complete with Hungarian liqueur

This drink is part of my series of Oscar Cocktails inspired by the 2015 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. See all of my Oscar Cock.

The Drink: Black Dahlia 1 oz mezcal .75 oz Moscatel sherry .5 oz Grand Marnier .5 oz Zwack (spicy, herbal Hungarian liqueur) .75 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 grapefruit twist, for garnish In a mixing...

The Drink: Black Dahlia 1 oz mezcal oz Moscatel sherry oz Grand Marnier oz Zwack (spicy, herbal Hungarian liqueur) teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 grapefruit twist, for garnish In a mixing.

Hecatomb Cocktail, a perfect color for Halloween parties pomegranate, rum, Zwack, blue curaçao

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