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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.
Lawrenceville
Pittsburgh, PA
412-325-3435
Tue. – Fri., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sat., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., bar open late
French and American

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.
Strip District
Pittsburgh, PA
412-471-1900
Tue.-Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bar/club and American

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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