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Liqueurs

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Gringo's "Classica with a Twist" is the Perfect Margarita for Winter

    As we've previously noted, Gringo is the perfect place for daytime drinking and they make a killer margarita -- the perfect way to pretend that it's a balmy 60 degrees outside. Barkeep Brandon Monterusso makes us a "Classica with a Twist," adding his own favorite tequila and a splash of something sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Sanctuaria Creates Three Winter Cocktails to Get You Through The Holidays

    It's the holiday season and temperatures are dropping, which means it's time for winter cocktails. We had the good fortune of stopping by Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) right as the bar tending crew began experimenting with new drinks. They needed a guinea pig, and we were happy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    How Does a Pastry Chef Get Her Dessert Ideas?

    In her semi-regular column Real Life of a Pastry Chef, pastry sous chef Mary Boehne of Cielo (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) at the Four Seasons Hotel dishes on secrets of the trade and about the industry as a whole. This week's topic: Dessert conceptualization. "Honey lavender meringue lay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Fountain on Locust's "Magnum Opus," the Perfect Combination of Caffeine and Liquor

    With the onrushing phallic-shaped winter storm threatening to penetrate our bubble of warm air, expect temperatures to plummet. Luckily, there is one sure-fire way to fortify yourself against Jack Frost: Alcohol and lots of it. And at the Fountain on Locust (3037 Locust Street; 314-535-7800), you ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Pin-Up Bowl's "Sidecar": Gut Check's Hump Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sugges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Cleveland-Heath's "The Matador": Gut Check's Hump Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Click here for past Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestions For our first libation adventure east of the Mississippi, Gut Check clocked in at Edwardsville hotspot Cleveland-Heath (106 North Main Street, Edwardsville, 618-307-4830). Bartender Samantha McCulloch guided us through the cocktail list and eventual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The Royale's Subcontinental: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Nine Prohibition-Era Cocktails in Honor of The Great Gatsby (And Because We Like to Drink)

    "There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars...In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Vino Nadoz's Alex Ettinger: Featured Bartender of the Week

    We challenge you to introduce us to a nicer, more modest and gentlemanly bartender than this guy. When we told Alex Ettinger of Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights; 314-726-0400) that we wanted to interview him for this column, he was so honored. He began to worry if he was dressed nice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Ritz-Carlton's Monica Schepis Couldn't Stand Her "Big Girl" Job -- Bartending Is Her True Calling

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Kaitlin Steinberg profiles Monica Schepis of the the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton. Below is a Q&A with Schepis, followed by her own recipe for a Gooey Butter Cake Martini. The Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Eclipse Restaurant's Set to Kill: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

    Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Burlesque, Birthday-Cake Martinis and More: The Fountain on Locust's Fifth Birthday Party [Update]

    Update 11:59 a.m. Because of weather concerns, the Fountain's Burlesque Birthday Party will be postponed until Wednesday, February 27. Think back to the last birthday party for a five-year-old you attended. Maybe there was a bounce house, a unicorn-shaped cake or a slightly creepy-looking clown. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Friendly's Renee DePauli: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Jaime Lees profiles Renee DePauli of Friendly's. Below is a Q&A with DePauli, followed by the recipe for the Blue Steel.Friendly's Restaurant & Pub (3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040) is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Free Gooey Butter Cake Martini Samples TONIGHT at The Ritz!

    Every native St. Louisan knows what type of gooey butter cake person they are: a middle, an edge or even a corner eater. Now the opportunity to have your gooey butter cake in liquid alcohol form has finally arrived thanks to the mixologist at the Ritz-Carlton (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-863 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Plush's Lucas Prize Mixes Gut Check A "The Locust" Cocktail

    Lucas Prize is an uber-conscientious individual. While waiting to interview the bartender of Plush (3224 Locust Street; 314-535-2048) we watched as Prize filled drink orders for his servers during dinner service, doing little things like using a cocktail napkin to pick up straws for iced coffees and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Scarface in Custody for Hamilton Heights Dog Torture and Slaughter

    A male suspect known on the streets as "Scarface" is in custody for the brutal torture deaths of five dogs in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, according to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The no-kill dog rescue group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those respon ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #3: Xmas in December at the Crow's Nest

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #4: Milagro's Spicy Chocolate Martini

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    First Look: Diablito's Cantina

    Kaylen WissengerThe "Cucuy's Coffee" at Diablito's​"I HATE tequila," says Ami Grimes, co-owner of the brand-new Diablito's Cantina (3761 Laclede Avenue; 314-644-4430). "But when Angie [Cornish, head bartender] started creating the infused tequilas, I was all for it." Which is a good thing, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #7: The Silver Ballroom's Silver Ball Toddy

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #8: Danno's Miracle on 34th Street

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #9: Mangia Italiano's The Grinch

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Holiday Cocktail Countdown #12: Taste's Dear Elisabetta

    Like any red-blooded American, Gut Check uses liquid medication to cope with holiday stress. Not only does a good winter cocktail make it possible to tolerate family members, say, inquiring about your procreation plans, it helps keep you warm, too. From now until Christmas, we're calling upon local ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Orgone

    8 p.m. Monday, October 31. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Interview: Joy Christensen Talks About The Fountain On Locust's New Menu

    Mabel SuenJoy Christensen, owner of The Fountain On Locust​July is National Ice Cream Month, and the Fountain on Locust (3037 Locust Street, Midtown; 314-535-7800) delivers just in time to celebrate with an updated menu featuring plenty more drinks and frozen treats, plus a couple of brand new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Osama bin Laden Felching the Fat Dixie Chick, and 6 Other Appropriately Themed Celebratory Cocktails

    ​A dispatch Monday afternoon from the all-things-food site Eater.com noted that restaurants are offering drink specials in honor of the killing of Public Enemy No. 1 Osama bin Laden. A few establishments among the handful of examples Eater cited were serving free drinks, but the majority were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Frank Papa's Tim Krampe: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles Frank Papa's Ristorante's Tim Krampe. Below is a Q&A with Krampe, followed by the recipe for his Chocolate Martini. Katie MoultonTim Krampe of Frank Papa's: His Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    This Week's Review Is on Ice

    Ian FroebThe ice cylinder at Taste‚ÄčNo restaurant review this week. Instead, a look at the coolest* development in mixology since the cocktail shaker:As you peruse the cocktail menu at Taste, the restaurant and bar that opened earlier this month in the Central West End, you might be intrigued by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Hurricane Recipes? Try a Gulf Spill! Top 10 Natural Disaster Cocktails

    Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane. If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Danno's Bartender Chris Muether Mixes...An Agent Orange!

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Danno's American Pub bartender Chris Muether. Part two, a Q&A with Muether, will be published tomorrow. Alissa Nelson​The gentleman s ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 4, 2006
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    December 28, 2005

    Drinks of the Year

    The best libations of 2005

  • Dining

    December 7, 2005

    Pumpkin Brandy Alexander

    Iron Barley, 5510 Virginia Avenue, 314-351-4500

  • Dining

    October 26, 2005

    Tarter Sauce

    Limoncello is a sweet addition to the Clayton dining scene

  • Dining

    October 5, 2005

    Stevie Nicks

    The Halo Bar (in the Pageant), 6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161

  • Dining

    September 21, 2005

    Red Lantern

    Mélange, 512 North Euclid Avenue, 314-361-8883

  • Dining

    August 31, 2005

    Rusty Nail

    The iBar at Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-770-8100

  • Dining

    August 10, 2005

    The Subcontinental

    The Royale, 3132 South Kingshighway, 314-772-3600

  • Dining

    April 20, 2005

    The Frazertini

    Frazer's Traveling Brown Bag, 1811 Pestalozzi Street; 314-773-8646

  • Dining

    January 19, 2005

    Romana Black Sambuca

    Trattoria Strada Nova, 21 North Ninth Street, Columbia, 573-442-8992

  • Dining

    February 4, 2004

    The Grasshopper

    Kirk's American Bistro, 512 N. Euclid Avenue, 314-361-1456

  • Dining

    December 24, 2003

    Anytime Martini

    SqWires, 1415 South 18th Street, 314-865-3522

  • Dining

    August 20, 2003

    Godiva Chocolate Martini

    The Cheesecake Factory, 1062 St. Louis Galleria, 314-721-0505

  • Dining

    June 11, 2003

    Orange Mind-Eraser

    Stagger Inn ... Again, 104 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-656-4221

  • Dining

    January 22, 2003

    Golden Margarita

    Maya Café, 2726 Sutton Avenue, 314-781-4774

  • Dining

    December 11, 2002

    Kir Royale

    King Louie's, 3800 Chouteau, 314-865-3662

  • Dining

    December 4, 2002

    Matt's Juice

    CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard, 314-773-9743

  • Dining

    November 20, 2002

    Joan Miro

    Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 5257 Shaw, 314-772-8272

  • Dining

    October 23, 2002

    Espresso Martini

    Bar Italia, 13 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7010

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