Archive for the ‘The Pub’ Category
One of the things that I most look forward to on the weekends is a nice glass of wine. A few weeks ago, I came across a new wine at a local spirits store called Stella Rosa. It turned out that my selection was one of the top rated wines in the store and was a great red wine. The Stella Rosa ll Conte D’Alba cost around $11.99 and tasted far better than most wines three times it’s cost. When I opened the bottle, my nose was instantly filled with the fragrance of roses. The wine is sweet to taste, goes well with fruits and cheeses, but it must be chilled first. It’s no surprise that it’s of such great quality, it’s from the Piedmont region of Italy, where numerous high quality wines come from. Take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed.
Jack Daniels – Tennessee Honey
Tennessee Honey Whiskey is added into the product line of Jack Daniels. This new whiskey is mix of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey with a special honey liqueur.
The honey whiskey, listed as 70 proof, can be chilled straight or served in drinks with mixers like lemonade, tea or ginger ale.
Saint Luis Rey Petit Coronas Review:
Origin: Cuba Manufactured: Hand Made
Length: 129 mm
Good little surprise here! SLR taste profile, which was weakened by the fact of the narrower ring gauge. They have concentrated a lot of the qualities of their expert torcedores and tobacco leave selectors to present a good petit corona. I like the slight spice/grass taste which makes me an SLR fan and was pleased at how this smoked. Slowly, with ample amounts of leather and spice – this smokes like a much larger cigar. Most enjoyable. Smoothness throughout. Same as the rest of the family.
What a pleasant cigar in the best sense of the word. Smooth, creamy, good draw, nice white ash, superb looking wrapper and a good price, what more can you ask for in a small cigar.
Piña Colada - Old-style recipe for this popular drink.
3 oz light rum
3 tbsp coconut cream
3 tbsp crushed pineapples
The coconut cream needs to have the right consistancy, some find the alternative, coconut milk to be too thin, however you can add condensed milk to coconut milk to bring up it’s thickness. Add pineapple juice if desired. Put all ingredients into an electric blender with 2 cups of crushed ice. Blend at a high speed for a short length of time. Strain into a collins glass and serve with a straw.
Mojito - A True Cuban
1 1/2oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 tsp. Sugar
3-4 Mint Leaves
Combine lime juice, mint and sugar in a Collins or highball glass. Stir gently to bruise the mint. Fill glass 3/4 with ice. Add the rum. Top with soda. Stir well.
Dirty / Filthy Martini
Chill Martini Glass with ice and water.
Put some ice in a shaker or mixing glass.
Add 2 1/2 oz of Gin or Vodka(my pref)
Add 2 Tbsp of Olive Juice(from the jar or tray)
Shake or stir mixture.
Empty the ice water from your martini glass.
Add 2-3 drops of Dry Vermouth to glass and swirl to coat, then dump the excess.
Strain your Martini into glass and garnish with 3 Olives.
1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1/2 oz Vodka
1 oz Sambuca
1. Fill two or more shot glasses with the Kahlua and vodka and place a slice of orange on the top of each glass.
2. Pour Sambuca separately into a wine glass and ignite. Pour onto the shots and allow to burn briefly. Extinguish, shoot the drink, and chase with a bite of the Sambuca-soaked orange slice.
1 1/2 oz white tequila
1/2 oz creme de cassis
2 lime wedges
12 fresh mint leaves
3 – 6 oz 7-UP or SPRITE
1 tbsp brown sugar Muddle sugar, mint and squeezed lime wedges in mixing tin until mixture smells like spearmint gum. Fill with ice, add tequila and cassis, shake until the tin is icey to the touch. Pour into a collins glass, top with 7-up or Sprite and garnish with a sugarcane stick and fresh mint.
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Southern Comfort Peach Liqueur
1/2 oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Lime Juice