It is contrary for humans to leave well enough alone. Such is the case for this Daiquiri. I just couldn’t let it be. The seasons are changing and it’s getting warmer but we aren’t living with that blazing summer heat. So here we are with a refreshing yet savory Daiquiri and a complex and slightly rich Pisco sour. Let’s live in the moment, enjoy the context of our season and imbibe accordingly. Cheers to you. Cheers to spring. And cheers to that hot headed bastard who’s right on our heels…..Summer.
The Margarita has experienced long lasting popularity. You only need to taste to see why this little lady has stayed in the “lime” light (#dadjokes). This traditional tequila cocktail is a wonderful foundation to begin exploring some exciting variations of this exceptional classic cocktail.
This month we are taking it sour with the Classic Amaretto Sour and a Whiskey Ginger Sour. We'll be learning all about the Amaretto Sour, how to make it, it’s rich history, and gain some new techniques that can be used throughout your craft cocktail journey. Want to come along?
The Irish have been distilling since the 12th century and were the first to bring this process to Europe. The work “whiskey” has gaelic roots and roughly translates to “water of life”. The process of making Irish Whiskey is regulated by a government entity. They are rightfully proud of their product and make sure that all products claiming to be Irish Whiskey meet high standards. Irish whiskey is different than Scotch mainly in the malting process.
In the early days of mixing drinks, a cocktail was defined as any spirit with sugar and bitters added. The Old Fashioned only became known as such when bartenders started making other concoctions with multiple ingredients. If a patron didn’t want to drink the new fancy concoctions they would say “I’ll have it the Old Fashionedway.” And so the Old Fashioned is often credited as the father of all cocktails.
Ah, the 'good ol' days.' Cigarettes were healthy. White bread had vitamins. Dad read the newspaper while mom folded laundry. The kids played with a puppy in the front yard. America was clean as a whistle and nobody asked any questions.