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BARTENDER SCHOLARSHIPS FROM LUCAS BOLS

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Ten Free Scholarships for Cocktails in the Country are available from Lucas Bols

These will be released gradually. Apply for one NOW if you can make it to next week’s Bartender Retreat (March 27/28)

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Details HERE

For an application write to gazregan@nullgmail.com

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Le Trou Normand

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

“In the midst of the feast, Monsieur Villieu poured stiff shots of his award-winning Calvados. ‘For le trou Normand, yes?’

‘The Norman hole?” Mallory translated dubviously.

‘Oui,’ he beamed. ‘We Normans have the long tradition. We drink Calvados in the middle of a meal such as this. It makes the hole, you understand, for more food to follow.’

. . . The Calvados slid down her throat like buttery apple cider. She tasted a hint of vanilla and rum raisin and started to smack her lips. Then the brandy hit her belly.

‘Whoa!’ Breathing fire, she fanned the air and regarded her empty shot glass with awe. ‘That is some potent stuff!’”

Stranded with a Spy by Merline Lovelace, 2007.

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101 Best New Cocktails: New Fashioned by Sonny De Lido, Pizza East Shoreditch, London, England, UK

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

New Fashioned

Sonny De Lido, Pizza East Shoreditch, London, England, UK

“Many ladies don’t like Old-Fashioneds so I made one for them. I replaced the sugar cube with a barspoon of maraschino and a hint of blackberries!” Sonny De Lido

New Fashioned40 ml (1.35 oz) Woodford Reserve bourbon

15 ml (.5 oz) crème de mûre

5 ml (.16 oz or 1 teaspoon) maraschino liqueur

2 drops Angostura bitters

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice in an old-fashioned glass and add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Sonny says that he created the New Fashioned for the ladies, and if that’s the case I’ve been using the wrong restroom all my life. This drink suits me down to the ground.  Nice one, Sonny!

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101 Best New Cocktails: Magic Julep by Giuseppe González, Suffolk Arms, New York, NY

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Magic Julep

Giuseppe González, Suffolk Arms, New York, NY

Magic Julep8 to 10 fresh mint leaves

30 ml (1 oz) simple syrup

30 ml (1 oz) Fernet Branca

30 ml (1 oz) Angostura bitters

1 fresh mint sprig, as garnish

Muddle the mint leaves in the simple syrup in the bottom of a Julep cup.  Add crushed ice and the remaining ingredients. Stir well, add more crushed ice to form a cone on top of the drink, and add the garnish.

gaz sez:  In April, 2016, I was in Manhattan to conduct a Mindful Bartender presentation at a midtown hotel, so I figured I’d look at Giuseppe González’ new joint, Suffolk Arms, to see if it was really as fabulous as everyone had been telling me. It was. It was more than that.

I spent a delightful couple of hours in this joint, and my drink of choice was Giuseppe’s Magic Julep. It’s a delightful quaff, and Giuseppe is a delightful chap, too.  Well done, Brother. You constantly take us to new heights, and amazingly, you’ve managed to open a 5-star craft cocktail bar that feels like a neighborhood hang-out.

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