The Fedora Cocktail
2 oz. W. L. Weller Bourbon
1/2 oz. grenadine
1/4 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
3 sprigs fresh thyme
Shake all ingredients and double-strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish. With lemon or sprig of tyme.
1 1/2 oz. Juniparo Gin
1 oz. Southern Comfort
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Herbsaint
Combine all ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass and garnis with a whell of lime.
Classic Pimm's Cup The perfect summer refresher apeitif
2 oz. Pimm's No. 1
1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
Pour Pimm's and lemon juice into an ice-filled glass, top with ginger ale, stir and garnish with a slice of cucumber.
* Fazenda Mae de Ouro Cachaca
* Superfine sugar
* Crushed ice
* Heavey bottomed glass
* A Muddler
1. Cut the ends off of the lime and discard. Divide the lime into 8 equal pieces
2. Add three pieces of lime to the glass 3. Add sugar to taste .
5. Use the Muddler to crush the limes and sugar together. Mash together until all juice has been release from the limes
6. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
7. Add Fazenda Mae de Ouro Cachaca to the top of the glass.
8. Stir to combine. You could also prepare this drink in a shaker at this point you would shake the cocktail. Than strain it into a glass.
9. Garnish with a wedge or slice of lime.
Irish Tea Party * 4 parts Sweetened Green Tea (chilled)
* 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey
* 1/2 part Herbsait * Lime slice for garnish
Irish Tea Party
1. Rinse rocks glass with Pernod Absinthe.
2. Add ice.
3. Pour Jameson over the ice.
4. Add Green tea and garnish with a lime slice.
Dark and Stormy 2 oz. Dark RumRum 1 bottle of Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Pour rum over ice in a tumbler and fill with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge(optional).
We have set up a fantastic tasting for today. 20 wines, With 10 of them discounted but at least 30% most 50% or more off. Last night I attended a party with a number of my old school friends (thanks Bruce). What struck me is how many people are really getting into wine. Seemed like everyone had a wine question or want to share a tasting note with me. Personally after a week of tasting I was drinking Whisky. I had the opportunity to share a bottle of Whistlepig with one of my friends. Both of us were blown away by the flavor and the subtle nuances. I liked it when I first tried it but I love it now that I can have it regularly. Worth trying if you are a bourbon or rye fan.
Honey-Ginger Caipirinha (Cocktail)
1 1/2 oz. Cachaca 1 oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger 1/2 tsp Honey 1/2 a Fresh Lime 1. Cut lime into 6 pieces drop into the bottom of a heavy glass 2. Add honey over lime pieces. 3 Muddle (smash) the lime and honey untill the lime have released most of their juice. 4. Add Ice. 5. Add Canton Gringer 6.Add Cachaca 7. Stir to combine all. 8 Enjoy. 9. Repeat
A Ruby Slipper: (Simply magical)
1.5 oz. Vana Tallinn 1 oz. Vodka 1 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 1.add all ingredients to shaker. 2.Add ice to shaker. 3. Shaketo chill 4.Strain into glass.(martini prefered) Optional top with a touch of cold club soda.
We have just finished putting together today's in store tasting. What a great Line up 20 wines mostly from France and the US. This should be a great opportunity to get a feel for the new vintages from these 2 areas. I will post a few notes after the tasting. Next week looks like a ton of work with 2 midweek tastings and a number of my California and Washington State wineries coming in the market for tasting and visits. I will let you know if anything fun or funny happens.
Well summer has ended here at the store. Right after Labor Day we got down to the hard work of resetting the store and making any big changes to the look of the store that we will make for the rest of the year. We have torn this place apart and put it back together. We did take the time to make some significant changes to the look and the feel of the store. I hope when you come in the next time you will notice the changes. In this process I found that I am really getting old and out of shape. This has been going on for a number of years when I took over the store in 2001 I was still in some shape but now the only shape I can claim is round. I have decided to get back to the gym and back to my prestore routine. So look for some new changes in me as well as the store.
I never thought I would want or even need to have a fourm in which to share my thoughts. I will do my best to keep you current with wine and personal information. I will also let me opinions and feeling be know. Please feel free to e mail me your thoughts or comment or even criticism I can take it. Hope you enjoy readding this and sharing a bit of my life.