By Monica Kass Rogers
One good thing about the frenzied flurry of new tequilas introduced in the last few years: It’s sparked plenty of interest among mixologists and consumers.
Spirits Tasting: The Wonder of White Rum
By Tony Abou-Ganim
Rum selection can be rather subjective, but there are certain guidelines to follow. Light-bodied rums, either white or gold in color, are best when mixed with subtle ingredients such as fresh squeezed lime in a Daiquiri or mint and lime in a Mojito.
Legal Matters: Burn Notice
By David T. Denney
A quick search on YouTube for “flaming bar,” “flaming shot,” or “flaming Dr. Pepper” brings up thousands of videos, the vast majority of which are shot in bars and restaurants. It is still shocking that bars continue to engage in this practice even in our modern era of litigation and insurance premiums.
¾ oz. Illegal mezcal
¾ oz. Espolon silver tequila
? oz. Yellow Chartreuse
¾ oz. Chili Fresno syrup
¾ oz. Lemon juice
Red bell pepper
4 Drops chili essence
Muddle red bell pepper in mixing glass. Add ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into coupe glass and add chili essence.
The mixologists at Galli in New York submitted this recipe.
2 oz. TY KU Coconut sake
1½ oz. Light rum
½ oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Agave nectar
Combine ingredients. Serve on the rocks or blend with ice.
(163 calories) The mixologists at TY KU shared this recipe.
Budweiser Offers New Can Shape
U.S. Moscato Sales Up 33%
Casamigos Tequila is now available through a sales and distribution alliance with Serralles USA. The tequila was launched by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, and named after Clooney’s and Gerber’s houses in Mexico. The 80-proof Casamigos is available at a suggested retail price of $42.99 for the Blanco and $49.99 for the Reposado, both 750-ml. bottles.
New from Svedka
Svedka has introduced two new flavors to its vodka lineup: Orange Cream Pop and Strawberry Colada. Orange Cream Pop is a combination of vodka, icy orange cream and vanilla flavors, while the Strawberry Colada flavor is a blend of vodka, strawberry, coconut and pineapple flavors. Both vodkas sell for a suggested retail price of $12.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
Fratello Hazelnut Liqueur is now available from A. Hardy USA. Manufactured in Italy, Fratello is created from toasted Piemonte hazelnuts infused with cocoa, vanilla berries and elderflowers and then blended with honey. The new liqueur, which has a 20% ABV, is available for a suggested retail price of $23.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.
Very few restaurants are open between the typical lunch and dinner hours. I’d bet that many could pull in a lot of business if they were.
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