Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Poulet Bleu vs. Bar Marco | Drink | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Poulet Bleu vs. Bar Marco

Brandy Alexander

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Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. 

Location Details

Poulet Bleu American Bistro

3519 Butler St., Pittsburgh Lawrenceville

412-325-3435

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Drink: Brandy Alexander

Ingredients: Courvoisier VS cognac, crème de cacao, cream

Our take: This is a decadent dessert drink that is what chocolate milk would taste like if it were alcoholic. The Courvoisier blends nicely with the cream to create faint nutty notes, and the cocoa powder fleur-de-lis is a lovely touch. 

Location Details

Bar Marco

2216 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh Strip District

412-471-1900

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Drink: Brandy Alexander

Ingredients: Courvoisier cognac, crème de cacao white, Jannamico Chocolate Punch, milk, heavy cream, nutmeg

Our take: The Chocolate Punch gives this traditional sweet and dessert-like drink a little extra dimension by adding bitter notes. The cognac is smooth, and when paired with the cream, it becomes slightly frothy and luscious. Nutmeg adds warmth.


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