POrta Carménère Reserva

From the Maipo Valley in Chile, a traditional French vineyard region in Chile, this wine has a beautiful and clear garnet red color. The medium acidity level made it refreshing and would pari well with food similar to a pinot noir. It had soft tannins, lush dark berry, green bell pepper, and slight menthol notes…

CarménÈre

Carménère is one of the oldest noble grape varietals and has a fascinating history. Originally a favorite of Bordeaux, it used to be a main staple for first growths in Medoc, it was wiped out after the Great French Wine Blight between 1858 and 1863. Carménère was a very difficult grape to cultivate as it…

German G&T

-1oz Venus Gin #1 -1oz Hendricks Orbium Gin -0.5oz Fidelitas Williams Birne Pear Brandy -1oz Lemon Juice -2 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters -2 Dashes Rhubarb Bitters -6oz Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water Fill a tall glass with crushed ice and set aside. In a cocktail shaker add gin, brandy, lemon juice, and bitters. Shake vigorously for…

La Fée Verte Tragedies

“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are and that is the most horrible thing in the world” –Oscar Wild. Has there ever been a more controversial drink than Absinthe? Elixir of Life,…

Paris Syndrome

I dreamed of Paris my whole life. When I was a little girl I used to watch Rick Steves European Travels with my mom every Sunday. She used to tell me I would be her world traveler. When you spend so long dreaming about something you can almost convince yourself it’s going to be a…

Peachy Keen

-2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary (one for garnish) -3 Dashes Black Walnut Bitters -1oz Apricot Syrup -2oz Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon -1oz Venus Gin #1 -4oz Fever Tree Club Soda Fill a tall glass with ice. In a large mixing cup separate rosemary leaves from the stem. Discard the stem. Muddle rosemary with bitters and…

Spice Up Your Life

-3oz Titos Vodka -0.5cups Spicy Up Your Life Bloody Mary Mix -0.5-1oz Lemon Juice -Seasoning Salt (fine sea salt, celery salt, black pepper, onion powder, harissa powder) -Lemon wedges -Garnish: Celery Stick, Mini Dill Pickle, Olive, Pickled Carrots Pour seasoning salt in to a shallow dish. Take a large glass and run lemon wedge around…

Spice up Your Life BLOODY MARy Mix

-2L Tomato Juice -0.75oz Worcestershire Sauce -9tsp Harissa Paste -0.5cups Horseradish -2Tbs Olive Juice -3tsp Onion Powder -3tsp Celery Salt -3tsp Black Pepper -1tsp Hungarian Paprika In a large container mix all of the ingredients until well incorporated. Use right away or store in refrigerator for up to a week. Notes: As the title says…

And Then There were rum

-1.5oz Kanche Rum XO -1oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao -0.5oz Venus Gin #1 -1oz Pineapple Juice -0.5oz Lemon Juice -0.5oz Orgeat Syrup -1-2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters -Garnish: Lemon Peel Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Pour in rum, curaçao, gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice, orgeat syrup, and bitters. Shake vigorously for 10…

Spritzing For a murder

-1oz Azzuro or Aperol (bitter orange liqueur) -1oz Pineapple Juice -2-3 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters -2-3 Dashes Cardamom Bitters -2oz Prosecco -2oz Fever Tree Club Soda -Garnish: Lemon and Orange Slices Take a large stemmed wine glass and fill with crushed ice. Pour in Azzuro/Aperol, pineapple juice, and bitters. Gently stir and then top with prosecco…