The Beautiful and the Damned

October 10, 2014


I’ve recently become a mega fan of Jack Rose Libation House.  Their artisan cocktails and creative decor make for a great place to meet up with friends or to celebrate the end of a long week.  One of my favorite parts about their cocktail menu is their concoction – The Beautiful and the Damned.  With the description of pistachio syrup, walnut liquor and vodka, I was expecting to taste a super sweet desserty drink, but instead was very excited to find that to not be the case.


I’ve taken it upon myself to try to recreate their cocktail… here is my attempt:

The Beautiful and the Damned

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz walnut liquor
  • splash of pistachio syrup
  • juice of half a lemon
  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake like CRAZY.  The key is to get a frothy, cool mixture.
  2. Rim a martini glass with lemon juice and chopped pistachios.
  3. Strain cocktail into glass and enjoy.

*I used this recipe to make the pistachio syrup.







 If you are ever local to Los Gatos, I HIGHLY recommend you check them out… their Whiskey Smashes are addictive!



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  • Reply Supriya October 2, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve been looking for a place to buy walnut liquor to make these, but haven’t had any luck.

    • Reply admin October 3, 2015 at 8:05 am

      I picked mine up (Nocello Walnut Liqueur) at Bevmo actually… but it is showing up online as sold out sadly. I did come across this DIY recipe if you were feeling up for it –

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