Tales of the Cocktail 2017 - Continuing Coverage

August 16th, 2017

On the Bartender Journey Podcast this week, we continue our Tales of the Cocktail 2017 coverage. This is the 4th of 9 planned episodes about Tales 2017.

  • We will talk with 2 very interesting ladies:

    • Laura Bellucci – Lead Bartender at Sobu in New Orleans
    • Aisha Sharpe – Brand Ambassador VDKA 1600
  • Take a listen to Podcast No. 222 with the audio player on this page, or on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play MusicStitcher Radio for a slice of the Tales experience!

Cocktail of the Week:
Courtesy of Aisha Sharpe and VDKA 6100
Spicy Kiss

  • 2 oz VDKA 6100
  • 4 Chunks Watermelon
  • 1 slice Jalapeno Pepper, plus some for garnish
  • ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup

Muddle the Watermelon and Jalapeno. Add the remaining ingredients & ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Brian’s Note: Or try it as a tall drink, served over ice in a highball glass with some seltzer.

Book of the Week:
The Bloody Mary: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond

During Tales Absolute a Bloody Mary Bar and I met author Brian Bartels who is passionate about this Brunch Staple. The book is filled with variations on the timeless Bloody Mary, plus history and tips for setting up for a Brunch party. There are ideas for Infused vodkas, like Cilantro, Bacon, Shiitake and more. Great book for getting ideas about upping your Bloody Mary game!

At the Absolute Bloody Mary Bar there were four or so variations on the Bloody Mary. I choose a green one. There were tons of garnishes to choose from and customize your drink. There displayed them cleverly in hanging mason jars, with a little hand written chalk board behind each.

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Bartender Eductaion Opportunity:

If you are anywhere near Cleveland Ohio Patron is doing a Full Day class for you to learn about all Tequila. There is no cost to attend. You just need to RSVP and get yourself there on September 12, 2017. It will be held at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.
Suggestion: get yourself a room at the hotel. Enjoy yourself, learn a lot, and be safe!

Toast of the Week:

One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bill of dreams.


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