Monthly Archives: April 2016
I just got back from a few days in Oaxaca touring mezcal distilleries and learning more than I ever thought there was to know about agave. Special thanks to Pro Mexico and Mezcales de Oaxaca for setting the whole thing up. And for more on mezcal, check out Week 18 in The Year of Drinking Adventurously.
The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention is coming up (April 18-21 at Caesars in Las Vegas) and I’ll be there scoping out some new drinkable innovations. To set the mood, here are a couple of cocktails using a couple of the spirits that will be exhibiting at the convention’s expo.
“Barrel Hidden in the Tropics” by Chris Chamberlain of @PhiladelphiaDistilling – last
year’s winner in the Call for Cocktails competitions, featuring a unique blend of BlueCoat Barrel Finish gin:
- 1.5 oz Bluecoat Barrel Finish gin
- 0.25 oz Montenegro Amaro
- 0.75 oz Honey Syrup
- 0.25 oz Lemon juice
- 1.25 oz Smoked Pineapple juice
- Bar spoon of Greek Yogurt
- 2 oz Boodles gin
- .5 oz Licor 43
- 1.5 oz coconut water
- .5 lime juice
- 2 bar spoons of pineapple preserves
Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled double rocks glass that’s been rimmed with coconut palm sugar. Troy also made the umbrella, beach towel and surfboard to match the drink’s beachy theme.