Month: July 2014

Bubbly pomegranate & clementine cocktail

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While champagne is never boring, an alternative to the classically served mimosa is a welcome treat. Whip up a sassy new cocktail and salute the winter season with our sparkling pomegranate and clementine cocktail recipe.

This cocktail is all about fresh clementines and pomegranate juice. It’s super easy to make, and the beautiful color gradient of this cocktail will generate ooohs and ahhhhs from its lucky recipients.

This sparkling cocktail is stunning to serve and they’re outrageously delicious! Enjoy!

 

pomegranate and clementine cocktail
recipe type: cocktails
makes: 2 drinks
what you’ll need
  • 1 ½ cup clementine juice, divided (about 18 small clementines)
  • ½ cup Pom juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ice
  • champagne
How to mix it:
  1. Pour ½ cup of the clementine juice, the Pom juice and ¼ cup of the sugar into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until mixture is reduced by almost half. Remove the pomegranate sauce from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Place pomegranate seeds and 1 Tbsp of the sugar into a cocktail shaker and muddle until the seeds are mashed and mixed with the sugar. Then stir in 1 cup of the clementine juice and lemon juice, and set aside.
  3. Grab your cocktail glasses and pour the cooled pomegranate syrup into the bottom of the glasses. Add ice to each glass, about ¼ of the way full, then pour in clementine mixture and top with champagne. Cheers!

 

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ROCA PATRON TEQUILA – NEW FROM PATRON SPIRITS

We just received our new line of Roca Patrón.

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Patrón Spirits  first line of tequilas produced entirely from the labor-intensive, centuries-old TAHONA  process. Made from 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, each tequila in the new Roca Patrón family – Roca Patrón Silver, Roca Patrón Reposado, and Roca Patrón Añejo – is traditionally made at a specific proof, higher than the core line of Patrón tequilas.

Roca Patrón starts with a tahona, a giant two-ton stone wheel hand-carved from volcanic rock (roca) that slowly crushes the cooked agave to break the bonds of fiber and release the rich agave juice. From here, both the juice and the agave fiber are placed together into wooden fermentation vats for 72 hours, and then distilled in small-capacity copper pot stills. Only a handful of the more than 150 working tequila distilleries in Mexico still utilize the tahona process.”

Eventhough  Roca Patrón is the company’s first line of tequilas crafted entirely  from the tahona process, this process is a tradition in Patrón. From the brand’s very beginning, every tequila in the Patrón portfolio has included tahona tequila in the blend. The core line of Patrón tequilas, and Gran Patrón Platinum and Gran Patrón Burdeos, are created from a combination of tahona tequila and tequilas produced from the more modern roller mill process. Patrón has also recently introduced a tahona-only extra añejo, Gran Patrón Piedra.

The aged variants are rested in single-use American bourbon barrels – Roca Patrón Reposado for five months, Roca Patrón Añejo $99.99 for 14 months; this differs from the core Patrón line, which are aged in a blend of new and used oak barrels. The Patrón master distiller determined that the ideal flavor characteristics of Roca Patrón Silver $79.99 came through at 45 percent alcohol (90 proof). Similarly, Roca Patrón Reposado $89.99 is optimal at 84 proof, and Roca Patrón Añejo at 88 proof.

 

What’s in your glass has to do with economics?

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 How does your finance change your taste in wine & spirits? or even better question is What do wine & spirits have to do with finance?

Well- One of the major family’s operating our beverage world know as the Rothchilds turn out at least one kind of alcohol in a bit of an economic bellwether.

Shawn Banayan, the CEO of Mel and Rose, says champagne purchases has and will change with economic high and lows. Champagne is not just one of the trends in this summer heat but rosé wines are catching on as well. Our clients have gotten more interested in Provençale rosés which are lighter in style, more flexible with food.

Another major trends are in tequila. We are not talking about the traditional brands such as Jose Cuervo or Don Julio that you do shots of, but the high end sipping tequila retailing for $250-500 a bottle such as Casa Dragones & Gran Patron Burdeos. Ofcourse there are high end single malt, bourbon & vodka that are hand crafted with a nice price tag.

If you are trying to find out what has brought this trend of higher end taste, it’s because we are more foodies and like to know where and how the product is made. This global trend is moving accorss the country like a storm.

Now you can enjoy your next hot summer drink!

 

 

 

MALIBU PINEAPPLE FLOAT

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Our friends at Malibu Kitchen has whipped up this amazing 2-in-1 dessert cocktail for the perfect summer cool down moment! Let us know what you think of this  Malibu Pineapple Float! ‬

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Malibu Rum
4 cups Frozen Pineapple
1 scoop Coconut Ice Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend the Malibu Rum and frozen pineapple in a blender until a slushy consistency is achieved. (Do not add water as you will lose the fun frozen feel of the drink!)
Pour into a frosted mug, and top with a scoop of coconut ice cream.
Easy and delicious. Enjoy!

Rose Wines for a hot summer day

A perfect summer time sampler

A perfect summer time sampler

SUMMERTIME SAMPLER
The perfect sampler for summertime, wherever you relax on the weekend. We’ve put together our favorite roses from the south of France. The 12-bottle sampler consists of two bottles of each of the following six fabulous roses. A great gift for those weekend parties!

•Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2012

•Domaines Ott Chateau de Selle Cotes Du Provence Claire de Noirs Rose 2011

•Minuty Cotes Du Provence Rose 2011

•Domaines Ott Les Domainers Cotes De Provence Rose 2011

•Listel Tete de Cuvee Grain de Gris Rose 2011

•Laurent Miquel Cinsault-Syrah Rose 2011