Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossoms and these blossoms have been pickled in plum vinegar, preserved in salt and coated in sugar.
They make a delicate and beautiful tea.................. ▪️30mls junmai sake
▪️60mls horisumi gin @archierosesyd
▪️few drops of cherry bitters
Heat the sake and place the Sakura in the sake to infuse. When the sake has cooled down, gently take out the blossoms and stir all the other ingredients with ice. Strain in to a glass and place the blossoms in. .
The sake is creamy with a dry, acidic finish, the gin is earthy and smooth and the Sakura is floral, salty and sweet.
This martini is to die for!
Part of the current 'Origins' menu @duckandwaffle which explores the multiple layers of flavour, extracted from just one ingredient.
Toasted Walnut Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky//Walnut Shell Aperitivo//Pickled Walnut Dry Vermouth & Walnut Maple. It's nuts... 🥜🤗
Wakey, wakey! It’s time for you to get ready and head over to London's best al-fresco cocktail festival! Barrio will be spinning out a cool concoction of Cuban classics from 12pm today…. see you there!
@sunsetgrillbar 'ın yazlık menüsünde bulabileceğiniz PUERTA DEL SOL☀️ (Güneş kapısı): Rom, reyhan, karadut püresi, Chambord,lime,soda. Fiyatı:45 TL 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
You may find this delicious cocktail under summer cocktail 🍹 menu of @sunsetgrillbar .
PUERTA DEL SOL ☀️(Sun Gate) :
Rum, blackberry purée, albahaca (kind of purple basil in Spanish),Chambord, lime and soda 💦 water. Price: TRY 45
1 oz. Courvoisier VS (@courvoisierusa)
1 oz. Baron Samedi spiced rum (@thebaronsamedi)
1 oz. coffee bean + roasted cocoa nib syrup
1 dash Lem-Marrakech bitters (@bittered_sling)
1 dash Moondog bitters (@bittered_sling)
1 barspoon saffron tincture
1 egg white
This is the first recipe in a while that I've actually been satisfied with. The ones I've put out lately have tasted okay, but nothing amazing. But this, I will make again. I'd like to break down each of the ingredients so you guys can get a feel of how they play together.
Courvoisier 🥃: Nothing special here, just a decent cognac for mixing. Provides a solid base for this cocktail while adding a very subtle grape-fragrance.
Baron Samedi 🔥: Here's where the spice starts. Baron Samedi is a rum blend which features rums from the Caribbean as well as Jamaica. The most prominent scent is vanilla. Lingering in the background, I picked up notes of clove and cinnamon. There's also a bit of cocoa and Haitian vetiver in there, though those I had trouble detecting.
Syrup ☕️: The coffee bean and cocoa nib syrup provided the basis for this drink being a "nightcap". They add the right amount of sweetness, as well as the right type of sweetness that works well with spirits like rums, whiskies, and cognacs. Basically a mocha syrup!
Bitters 🌶: The Lem-Marrakech bitters contain notes of spices which are integral to Moroccan cuisine (Cinnamon, cumin. But also lemon zest, coriander seed, mint, fennel, black pepper). The Moondog bitters are likewise spicy, featuring chilies, lime leaves, wild oregano, as well as smoked black pepper. Great with coffee or hot chocolate!
Tincture🏺: The saffron tincture was made by infusing a bourbon with saffron for 2 days. Since only a small amount of bourbon was required, I didn't feel too bad about using my @basilhaydens as the base for the tincture. Thanks to Jason (@nycmixology) for the suggestion to use bourbon as the base spirit for a saffron extract.
The best part about this drink had to be..the egg white foam! All of the spice seemed to concentrate mainly in the foam, which made sipping the last dregs of foam just as enjoyable as the drink itself.
The final touches to our MOR Cocktail
The peacock, known as ‘Mayura’ in Sanskrit, has always been celebrated in India in temple art, mythology, poetry, folk music and traditions. Lady Charlotte marvelled at their beauty and kept them in her back garden around the Hot House. @ketelone #VodkaCocktails#Fitzrovia#Vodka#Indian
Did you know that Leuven, Belgium is banana capital of the world? 🇧🇪 With over 1500 different banana plants being preserved.🍌 Musa Lova, a gin with infusion of bananas is made by Fabian and Evy of restaurant 'Improvisio' in collaboration with the professor responsible for the preservation of these Musa plants. 🌴 a part of the profits go to 'Project Kisangani', which helps in countries where bananas are a crucial part of their dietary- and eco- culture. Read more on my blog! 😋.
As they also have a banana liqueur with local honey 🍯 I decided to make a riff on the 'Silver Jubilee', a cocktail made in 1935 in honor of the 25 year ruling of King George V, grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.👑 London's best bartenders got together to release the 'Café Royal Cocktail Book' 📖 containing no less than 13 Jubilee cocktails. President of the book was legendary Harry Craddock of the Savoy.🥃 A lot of entries were named 'The Silver Jubilee' which led to copyright issues. The man who won the case was W.J. Tarling, coincidentally the author of the book. 🙄😂 While his recipe wasn't exactly as great or balanced as most of the others and used the rather unpopular Crème de banane. I riffed on it with the Musa Lova Gin and Liqueur. Welcome to the #TheBelgianGinvasion ⚔️!
1 oz Musa Lova Gin
1 oz Banana Honey Liqueur
1/2 oz Cream
1 dash chocolate bitters
Shake with ice/double strain/serve up and garnish with a high quality piece of dark chocolate with orange pieces.
If you can't make it it New Orleans for @tales_of_the_cocktail then #diy Ramos Gin fizz. 1 egg white. 15ml lemon juice. 15ml lime juice. 30ml sugar syrup. 50ml gin. 60ml heaven cream. Or angle blossom water 2 drop in the Tim and i add 2 drops for after the straw to garnish. Dry shake and then shake with for as long as you can! Pass it around your buddies when you get tired. strain into a tall thin glass. To get this head I left it to sit for a few minutes so the head would firm up a bit then use a teardrop bar spoon to pour the soda and hope for your hard work to pay off! #allhailthemeringue#ramosginfizz#keepcalmandcocktail
. History of Spirits.
Chapter Two: WHISK(E)Y // Old Fashioned
Upon returning from a trip abroad, Mark Twain was asked at customs if he had anything to declare. He denied, and said “Just clothing”. But the suspicious official demanded he open his suitcase and discovered a bottle of bourbon. When questioned, Twain responded — “That is my nightcap.”
There are numerous versions to this story but the essence remains that Twain, like many others, swore by the ‘water of life’. Purists might frown upon the idea mixing whiskey into cocktails, but most make an exception for the Old Fashioned. A true American decent, this Bourbon (or Rye) based concoction was invented in the late 1800’s as a retaliation to the cocktail culture obsessed with adding frills and flourishes to drinks.
Back in 1806 the term ’cock-tail’ was defined in print as a drink comprised of “spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.” But as years followed bartenders began tweaking and playing around with recipes. Until a few decades later, when enthusiasts decided they’d had enough and demanded that bars return to the ‘old fashioned’ ways. In particular, referencing the original recipe for whiskey with nothing more than sugar, bitters, ice, and a twist of lemon - which remains generally-accepted to this day.
The Old Fashioned struggled to keep its place in the American drinking culture, but survived strong - even through the Prohibition era, when skilled bartenders and good quality spirits were difficult to find as distilleries were forced to shut down.
A true classic poised with minimalism, the Old Fashioned should not to be mistaken for being simple despite its short list of ingredients. It is this lack of elaborate adornments that adds to its majestic complexity.
By @prachianadkat for Next Round
Photograph by Anushka Gupta
History of Spirits is a collaboration between @_nextround and @anushkagupta5, delving deep into the histories of spirits, unraveling stories of their origins and classic cocktails crafted from them.
LAST SUNDAY of each month, all of our games are set to FREE PLAY!!! Come by and become the grand champion of one of the pinballs, beat your friend's's ass in Mortal Kombat, or make new friends playing The Simpsons and rescuing Maggie, all on us. **21 and over**
Blackberry bramble with #buffalotrace bourbon, amari Rosso ,basil, lime and finished off with a spritz of pimms all built on blackberry ice cubes. @jbfgreens #jbfgreenssips subtle shout out to the don Andre Mack #yesyesyall come drink these all summer long.
When I first tried the @fabriziaspirits blood orange liqueur, I thought: this would be great in a Negroni:
1 oz @sipsmith dry gin
1 oz @campariamerica Campari
1 oz @fabriziaspirits blood orange liqueur
Stirred, over a big cube of clear ice, with a lemon peel garnish.
The result is a mildly sweet, mellow spin on a Negroni, with lots of bright orange zest flavor bouncing around in the background.
I first tried making this with Averna as the bitter Amaro, but that didn't work at all. It came out way too sweet, which I hadn't expected. So stick with the classic Campari and only swap out the vermouth for the blood orange-cello. It loses some complexity, but this version makes up for it with that smooth, gentle mellowness.
Rootbeer floats to finish off this upcoming Wednesday's picnic wine dinner at @dovecoteorlando call and sign up if you want one of these bad boys!
Averna, DC house made rootbeer, @foxtailcoffeeco ice cream, cream, meringue crisp. #coffee#amaro#boozy#imbibe#icecream#rootbeer#float @campariamerica
w/ Townshend's Gin from @thomasandsonsdistillery, Pt. 5
Everyday this week I am posting a different recipe using Townshend's Gin as the base spirit 🍸
Here is a tasty original recipe that's extra nice if you use Townshend's Gin. The garnish was meant to look like a badminton birdie 🏸 My dog Pip is the strictest of critics when it comes to garnishes, and even she approves!
Summer in the Backyard
1½ oz Townshend's Gin
¾ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz @beelocal honey water
2 dash angostura bitters
Strawberry, fresh mint & lime wedge
Add two halved and hulled strawberries to shaker and gently muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake and double-strain into a cocktail glass with one large ice cube. Take a strawberry and cut off the top then fill with mint for garnish. Add a lime wedge too, because garnishes are fun! 🍓
coffee cocktails are secretly some of my favorite - here's what I'd consider a fresh take in a relevant tiki ensemble.
Ride the Third Wave
fresh-pressed guava juice
@fourbarrelcoffee Nicaragua El Diablo Catuai/Caturra varietal (flash-brew)
@rhumjmofficiel Vieux Agricole VSOP
Congrats @bootblack_brand for winning Best of Rhode Island! ======>#repost Had a great night at the Best of Rhode Island Awards Show. Got to catch up with friends and made a few new friends. Even a couple of selfies with Minnie and Tim from @chikitchenfoods and from @nbcthevoice @billygilmanofficial and the crew from @borealiscoffee Thanks to Rhode Island Monthly for showcasing our product at the VIP Bar! Quite a surprise to us. .
#supportsmallbusiness#rirocks#majoraward#funnight#craftcocktails#imbibe#bestofrhodeislandmonthly#smallbatchhugeflavor @rimonthly @craftbeerri @humansofseg @eforallsouthcoast @hopemain