Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I feel so famous!

I have had my first recipe published in a magazine!

Thank you Chilled magazine at



Sean Soole "the Liquid Revolutionist"

I am thrilled. Here's my Tequila recipe:

Lemonada para ti

1 1/4 oz. Partida Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz. Amalfi Coast Limoncello
4 Basil Leaves
2 lemon wedges
2 sugar cubes
splash of soda water

In a pint glass add Limoncello, lemon wedges, sugar cubes and basil. Muddle gently. Fill with cubed ice and add tequila. Cap and shake until 2 oz of water is added to contents. Pour total contents into a Tall Collins glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a lemon wedge and petite basil leave. Can you hear the breeze?

Although I have been bar tending for 11 years now I am just finding my way into the competitive/magazine/blog/online world of spirits. I feel like a small fish in the ocean of talent that is the beverage sea. I am happy to have found a few kind souls that have given me opportunities and kind advice. Thanks again Sean. Lance, Colleen and Jeff I owe kind words to you all.

I hope at under $10.00 a year, every eager bartender purchase a subscription to Chilled magazine, they work so hard to bring you amazing information.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shady Lady

Found this recipe in a not so likely place, bar tending for dummies recipe book (Thanks again Mr. Foley!).

Thought the combo was clever and the name is very Dr. Seuss so, I'll post it and I did take some modern creative license:

Shady Lady

1 oz. "good" reposado tequila (I used Don Julio)
1/2 oz Midori
2 oz Ruby red fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2 sugar cubes

Muddle cubes in juice. Add ice and liquor, Shake until you arms hurt. Pour in to a tall salt rimmed glass and top with soda water. Very nice!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Take a hike.

A Walk in the Woods

1 oz 44 North Huckleberry Vodka
1/2 oz Frangelico
3 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz. well steeped Earl Grey Tea Simple syrup
Cinnamon Sugar Mix for rim

Add ingredients to a pint with ice. Shake a strain in to a Cinnamon sugar rimmed Martini glass. Lemon spring twist garnish.

I guess I miss the woods, I'm stuck on an island in paradise on a cloudy day.