Tag Archives: gin

Baba al Bee’s Knees

Valentine’s Day is coming up and the award winning gin, Bluecoat American Dry Gin has asked me to create a Valentine’s Day inspired cocktail. Instead of doing another cocktail, I wanted a challenge and create a boozy cocktail dessert. Everyone knows baba al rum is a French classic yeast-risen cake soaked in lots of sweet rum syrup and possibly served with a side of fluffy whipped cream. Technically, this yeast cake is a great sponge to soak in any booze or flavored syrup you can dream of. I thought, “Why not something with gin?” Bluecoat gin is a beautiful, floral..


Spirits And (A Few) Still Wines Gift Guide 2011

Here’s my next holiday gift guide. As I’ve tweeted early this morning (as in around 12 AM), this mainly focuses for the cocktailian, a certain spirits connoisseur (Cognac, single malt scotch, etc.) and a few still wines that I found worth mentioning. Like my previous guides, if you’re reading this from your iPad or iPhone, you have to flip through my PDF. Happy Browsing! Open publication Previously published gift guides: Sweets & Desserts Champagnes & Sparkling wines

Nolet's Silver Dry Gin

I was intrigued with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, as I was searching for very good gin for refreshing summer cocktails. Have you read through NY Times’ summer cocktail article published earlier this week? It made me thirsty. The Nolet family is best known for Ketel One Vodka (introduced by Carolus Nolet Sr. in 1983), their distilling tradition goes back over 300 years. The Nolets were previously famous for their gin, including the production of Ketel 1 Jenever for the Dutch market. The Nolet’s Silver and Reserve gins are distilled in copper pot stills and bottled at the Nolet Distillery in..

Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin

I was intrigued with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, as I was searching for very good gin for refreshing summer cocktails. Have you read through NY Times’ summer cocktail article published earlier this week? It made me thirsty. The Nolet family is best known for Ketel One Vodka (introduced by Carolus Nolet Sr. in 1983), their distilling tradition goes back over 300 years. The Nolets were previously famous for their gin, including the production of Ketel 1 Jenever for the Dutch market. The Nolet’s Silver and Reserve gins are distilled in copper pot stills and bottled at the Nolet Distillery in..

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Libations Edition

As many of you are well aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. If you have a significant other to impress and he or she loves a good bottle of wine or spirit, this would be a good guide to have ideas, ranging from the celebratory bubbly (Champagne), fine bourbons, to gin and liqueurs that would fill up his or her bar at home. Bourbon Basil Hayden http://www.smallbatch.com This 80-proof bourbon is the lightest bodied bourbon whiskey in the family of Jim Beam small batch bourbons. This spicy bourbon with a hint of honey flavor and a..

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Libations Edition

As many of you are well aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. If you have a significant other to impress and he or she loves a good bottle of wine or spirit, this would be a good guide to have ideas, ranging from the celebratory bubbly (Champagne), fine bourbons, to gin and liqueurs that would fill up his or her bar at home. Bourbon Basil Hayden http://www.smallbatch.com This 80-proof bourbon is the lightest bodied bourbon whiskey in the family of Jim Beam small batch bourbons. This spicy bourbon with a hint of honey flavor and a..

Gifts for the Wine and Cocktail Lovers

For the person in your life who loves a good bottle of wine or cocktails, here is my list of wines and libations that he or she would like to add in their collection or for consumption. (Like my Holiday Food Gifts editorial, this list would expand as we near the holidays.) To see the list of brands, tasting notes, and where to get these alcoholic beverages, please read on after the jump. [tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellokitty893112/sets/72157625306347597/[/tylr-slidr] (more…)