Where all the deliberate focus of concentation (aka magic) happens

Where all the deliberate focus of concentation (aka magic) happens

We had a great time covering the basics of cocktailing (citrus, sweetener, bitters, spirit, water, and as a guest noted, presentation :) **highfives**

This event was paired with Vanessa's incredible cuisine, including hamachi, roast duck, and pork belly.  Superb and sublime fall short of describing the deliciousness!

The cocktails were meant to pair with this amazing lineup of food, as well as covering the cornerstone of what a cocktail should be: a compliment not only to the base spirit used, but to the food served as well.

 This gorgeous layout!

This gorgeous layout!

Our first cocktail was the VODKA SOUR.  Simple and traditional.  First without the Angostura bitters, then with to exemplify what its addition brings:

1oz lime

3/4oz simple syrup

2oz vodka

Dry shake, then add ice and shake vigorously.  Fine strain and top with the "bartenders ketchup" Angostura bitters!

 Consider the process: it's more baking that cooking.  Its all about precision and zen balance. 

Consider the process: it's more baking that cooking.  Its all about precision and zen balance. 

Next we did a play on the FRENCH 75.  Using tequila, we made a MEXICAN 75:

1/2 oz lemon

1/2 simple syrup

1oz tequila

2oz champange

Fine strain into a flute.  Then we added the lemon twist to demonstrate how much impact the essential oils have on the cocktail experience as a whole.

 Great cocktailing brings friends (and makes new ones) closer together through a shared, fun expereince.

Great cocktailing brings friends (and makes new ones) closer together through a shared, fun expereince.

Finally, we finished with a signature cocktail created by yours truly, called the TENNENBAUM.  So named because of the flavor profile formed from key ingredients:

3/4oz lemon

1oz pineapple

1/4 simple 

1/4 green chartreuse 

2 gin

Long hard shake and double strained into a collins glass, garnish lemon.

Thanks to our hosts Mike and Melissa, and to all who came, saw and drank!  We had a great time!

All the best,

`Eliah

 Where all the fun is :)

Where all the fun is :)

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