Posts Tagged ‘Velvet Falernum’

101 Best New Cocktails: Grace Note by Seth Bregman , Bardo Cocktails, Oakland, CA.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Grace Note

Adapted from a recipe by Seth Bregman , Bardo Cocktails, Oakland, CA.

“This concoction was created on a warm summer afternoon while trying to figure out interesting things to do with  grapefruit. The Aperol and Velvet Falernum work surprisingly well together. The fresh grapefruit binds the ingredients into a pleasantly balanced cocktail, with the peach bitters adding a note of sweetness and complexity to the finish,” Seth Bregman.Grace Note

45 ml (1.5 oz) Stolichnaya, Hangar One, or Vox Vodka

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh pink grapefruit juice

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Aperol

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Velvet Falernum

2 dashes Fee Bros. Peach Bitters

1 grapefruit twist, as garnish (optional)

Shake over ice and fine-strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.  Add the garnish (optional).

gaz sez:   Seth more or less sums up this drink in his comment above.  Let me just add that this is the sot of drink that helps us understand just how valuable vodka can be as a base.  I tried this recipe with gin, tequila, and white rum.  The tequila version was interesting, but the vodka version won the bout hands-down.  And you know damned well that I’m not a vodka man!

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101 Best New Cocktails: Paradise Punch by Cynthia Turner, Imperial Life, Asheville, North Carolina

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

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Paradise Punch

Adapted from a recipe by Cynthia Turner, Imperial Life, Asheville, North Carolina.Paradise Punch

“We recently featured this on our  cocktail menu with a house made falernum, but for this recipe I chose the widely distributed Velvet Falernum so anyone can enjoy.  I love the exotic flavors the arrack contributes. I hope you enjoy it, gaz,”  Cynthia Turner.

30 ml (1 oz) Ransom Old Tom gin

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Batavia Arrack

15 ml (.5 oz) Velvet Falernum

15 ml (.5 oz) Cherry Heering

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh orange juice

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lime juice

Splash soda water

Grated nutmeg and a lime wheel, as garnishes

Shake all ingredients except for the soda over ice.  Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass, top with the soda and stir briefly.  Add the garnishes..

gaz sez:   Did I like it, Cynthia?  I loved it!  Very funky, indeed.  It’s as if the Old Tom and the arrack were made for each other, and the falernum is officiating at the union.  Tres kewl, indeed.

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