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Monday, February 29, 2016

Drink of the Week: Bee Irish

Bee Irish

As Spring approaches and the bees are buzzing, it makes me want some new refreshing drinks! If you are a brave explorer who enjoys testing the fabulous flavors of the global culture, then join us on this weekly exploration. These posts will cover everything from the latest cocktail craze to the wonderful world of wine.

Chad the Tie Guy's Drink of the Week: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we will be teaching an Irish Cooking Class (Space is limited, so sign up early) lead by our chef Colleen McAvaddy. To get everyone in the "Irish Spirit" we will be starting class of with a Artisanal Shot which we lovingly call BEE IRISH. This is a drink of our own invention that combines The Knot Irish Whisky with Quince & Apple's own Honey Lemon Syrup and a splash of fresh Lemon juice to invigorate you. This will be a great class, but if you can't make it, at least you can celebrate like us. Slainte! 

BEE IRISH COCKTAIL RECIPIE
1/2 oz of Fresh Lemon Juice

Pour The Knot, Quince & Apple Honey Lemon Syrup and Fresh Lemon Juice into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a few shot glasses and share with friends! 

Food Pairings: This is the perfect shot to get a good Saint Patty's Day party started. Pair this with fresh Irish Soda Bread with Raisins topped with Irish Aged Cheddar Cheese and the Market's Tait Farm's Fig and Honey Conserve.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Alpine Curative Cocktail


Alpine Curative Cocktail 
As the Winter weather keeps coming and going, there is one thing that always brightens my day no matter how bleak it is outside.... Delicious Drinks! If you are a brave explorer who enjoys testing the fabulous flavors of the global culture, then join us on this weekly exploration. These posts will cover everything from the latest cocktail craze to the wonderful world of wine.

Chad the Tie Guy's Drink of the Week: Absinthe has been talked about in popular culture since it was made famous from its stories of green fairies and artist cutting their ears off (think Van Gogh). However, it's cousin, Genepey Des Alpes, (also made from Wormwood, but without the nasty anise flavor) is made from handpicked herbs and spices from the Alpine mountains. Think of it as an incredibly complex Gin. When you pair this with a quality tonic and a squeeze of lime, this will cure everything from the winter blues to a broken leg from skiing (well almost everything).

ALPINE CURATIVE COCKTAIL RECIPIE
Peel of 1/2 of a Fresh Lemon 

Pour Dolin Genepey des Alpes over a large glass of ice. Add in lemon peel and top with Fever Tree Tonic (any good tonic water will work). Sip slowly and savor the aromatics and the sweet flavor up front balanced by the slightly bitter flavor on the finish.

Food Pairings: This is the perfect apres ski cocktail (French for After Skiing). Sip on this while enjoying hard alpine style cheeses, such as our delicious Gruyere cheese served with rosemary and sea salt roasted zucchini, red peppers and black olives along with a fresh toasted baguette from the Market at White Horse Wine and Spirits!