Category Archives: Cocktails

BESAMIM AROMATIC SPICE LIQUEUR REVIEW

Spice seems to be the rage these days, so when I was out I asked about Besamim Liqueur. I kept seeing it at bars and stores yet had never tasted it before. Besamim Liqueur is an aromatic spice liqueur. Very vibrant in the aroma, where you think the spice would take over, and as you taste it you realize it is perfectly balanced. After a few drinks, I said this would be great with coffee, and we mixed it over ice with some coffee and a splash of cream that made a great late night cocktail. The fact is I could drink Besamim on it’s own yet as variety is the spice of life, more my cocktails will be created.

Looking at the website I learned Besamim Liqueur is a all natural handcrafted spirit, made from pure cane sugar spirits, hand ground spices, and mountain spring water, it’s 37% alc/vol. They never use industrial alcohol, corn syrup or any artificial sweetners or additives. On the Besamim website I did find a Cocktail Recipe page for some great drink ideas. It has won many Gold Medals, from SIP Awards, Craft Competition, Tastings… I purchased it at Mission Wine & Spirits liquor store that will ship it right to your house.

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HOTMIXOLOGY IS ON THE FUSION TV NETWORK

HOTMIXOLOGY TV SHOW On The FUSION NETWORK

Watch HOTMIXOLOGY EVERY WEEK ON FUSION CHANNEL
HOTMIXOLOGY EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
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HOTMIXOLOGY

Hotmixology hosted by Dave Elger, a life-long affair with liquor started as he recalls his father bringing home rare or hand made liquors and educating him about the importance of quality drinks.

Dave spent many years professionally representing a multitude of top liquor brands including Cabo Wabo, Pucker and Jim Beam, and launching some top brands of his own. Dave’s passion, personality and impeccable taste in fine spirits earned him the privilege to work directly with the Jim Beam family and with Cabo Wabo founder Sammy Hagar.

Today, and after decades of top experience, Dave is considered the “foremost authority on everything booze,” and is a leading industry expert regularly called upon by the media and industry heads. So hosting Hotmixology every week is the highlight of his and many viewers week. Dave’s passion for cocktails and entertaining pours through as he helps to shine the spotlight on some of the country’s best bartending talents while educating his audience on the art of mixology. Each week, Hotmixology brings its viewers uniquely themed episodes and accessible, fun-to-make cocktails in a “try this at home” style — perfect for any amateur mixologists interested in learning how to mix the perfect cocktail or expert mixologists who continue to learn and absorb inspiration from others in the field.

Tune in to the Fusion Network and watch Hotmixology!

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Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky Craft Competition Gold Medal Winner

Alberta Rye Dark Batch Review

Alberta Distillers embraced this challenge and not only made rye whisky, they made a great one. Alberta Distillers is the number one rye producer in North America with more than 450,000 barrels aging on site, this is not a new brand they have been making whisky for almost seventy years.

The master distillers at Alberta Distillers wanted to continue to push the rye envelope and come up with not just another rye whisky, but a better rye whisky, Alberta Rye Dark Batch is the result. Highly recommended and winner of many awards, Craft Competition Gold 2015, SIP Awards Gold 2015, Los Angeles Spirits Competition Gold 2015, The World Whisky Masters Master 2015…

For more information on Alberta Rye Dark Batch visit www.albertarye.com

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Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky Craft Competition Gold Medal Winner
Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky Craft Competition Gold Medal Winner

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Beverly Hills Awards 90210 California

Beverly Hills Awards For High End Brands

Beverly Hills Awards is the original competition, California boasts the top restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and top critics. There is not a better place or venue to bring together the most exclusive brands in the world and have them carefully tasted and judged for excellence. The Beverly Hills Awards is the elite competition recognizing the very best, the industries top, luxury, classic, reputable… brands. Establishing the highest standards, through an experienced panel of respected judges to award perfection through extensive blind tastings. Competitions are held by classification of category in the most exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California. Every step of this competition will guarantee that Beverly Hills Awards be regarded as the most elite, credible, reliable and coveted competition in the industry. Note that these exclusive tasting events will only be open to the judges and preregistered media members and photographers, they will not be open to for general public. Beverly Hills Awards is thankful to all brands who participate, as Beverly Hills Awards has become a brand that brands want to be associated with each and every year.

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Beverly Hills Awards 90210 California
Beverly Hills Awards 90210 California
2015 Beverly Hills Awards Medals
2015 Beverly Hills Awards Medals

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Artisan Awards, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Mixers,

Artisan Awards For Artisan Wines, Beers & Spirits

Artisan Awards : a competition that showcases traditional made products from producers around the world. An annual event that assists suppliers with brand awareness, and helps bring consumer attention to artisan brands. Independently owned distillers, brewers, winemakers… enter their top brands and compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, not every brand is guaranteed to win a medal.
What makes a product qualify as artisan? If you have to ask more than likely it is not artisan. It’s not about the money as artisan brands make more than mass-produced brands. It’s not about the quantities as artisan brands gain popularity/sales each year. Artisan Awards is more about the skill, ingredients and traditional methods that goes into making the product.
Select judges will perform a blind tasting of all products submitted. Annual judging is highly respected as we hand pick the experts in each field according to skill. As the industry continues to grow year after year the artisan brands need to get the well-deserved attention for going the extra mile to insure the best possible product is made. If you want to be a judge please email info@artisanawards.com and let us know what category (i.e. wine, beer, spirits…).
Artisan Awards recognizes products made by people who truly love what they do- craftsmen, creating rare, handmade, organic, single barrel… products that keep consistency year after year trough traditional methods. Artisan Awards attracts consumers as each year the largest growing segment is artisan brands.

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CRAFT BEER HELLHOUNDS ALE MALS-39 REVIEW

HELLHOUNDS ALE MALS-39

239TH Marine Corps Birthday 2014

This is a 1 Pint , 6 Fluid Qunces Alc. 6.39% by Vol.
Brewed & Bottled By Mother Earth Brew Co. Vista, CA

On The Back Of Each Bottle It Says:

Each one of you earned the title “Marine” and has a lifetime membership in this organization that is respected, admired, and feared. The title has no rank, no age, and it applies whether you are active duty, in the reserves, or retired. Everyone who has earned the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is a marine for life and there is no greater civic calling.

For 239 years, Marines have protected our great nation with skill and military distinction. The Hellhounds of MALS-39 have supported every major operation since our inception during the Vietnam War. Currently, we have Hellhounds involved in operations in Afghanistan, embarked aboard the USS MAKIN ISLANS, and in Okinawa as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Individually, we are Maintenance and Supply professionals, IYAOYAS, and Warrior Monks, but collectively we accomplish the mission as the Hellhound TEAM and we will be prepared to do so whenever our nation calls upon us.

Happy Birthday Marines and Semper Fi!

LtCol R. W. Sherwood
Commanding Officer, MALS-39

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Home Bar Basics And Not So Basics

Home Bar Basics Book Review

Home Bar Basics, because making great drinks at home is fun, cheaper than going out, and easier than you might think. Dave Stolte has twenty years of home-bartending experience along with the advice of some of the country’s best professional bartenders to assist in creating the book “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics),” a pocket-sized Cocktails 101 guide. Dave covers The Basics: twelve drinks that form the core of a home bar menu. If you master these you’ll be ready for the more advanced recipes in The Not-So-Basics. If you are making cocktails in your home, this is a must have book, fine tune your skills and reap the rewards. Buy a copy of Home Bar Basics Now!

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Historic Places In Los Angeles, LA Hipster Hangouts

Historic Places In Los Angeles, LA Hipster Hangouts

Historic Places in LA, should be “The Hipster Tour Of LA” either way go to Historic Places LA to see the first digital portal designed to inventory, map and contextualize the city’s cultural heritage sites. This site allows you to search places of historic importance by neighborhood or by categories. They claim to have over 25,000 resources (29 L.A. Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, 430 historic districts, 1,065 L.A. Historic Cultural Monuments and 300 places designated by the National Register of Historic Places).
This site is another of the Arches Projects created by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund in New York. Arches is, an inventory and database system for historic places and resources.
This site will save developers time when they want to take on a new project. This site will also be a key in finding the coolest sites that are timeless, historic and hipster approved.

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Vicio Mezcal

Vicio Mezcal Review

Vicio Mezcal described as the purest spirit on the planet. Made by hand and cooked underground with age-old methods passed on by generations of mezcaleros. The founders spent three years of traveling to Mexico, learning about the Oaxacan culture and meeting with mezcaleros to create the perfect mezcal. Vicio Mezcal has a floral nose, tasting at first you will notice how smooth it is soon followed by an adventure of different tastes that present themselves. Compared to a fine joven tequila, yet in my opinion better this well made spirit has a soft side yet tastes like a mezcal should. 40% Alc. 100% Agave, this is truly an Artisanal Mezcal.

Vicio Mezcal illustration on the label is of the axolotl, a Mexican salamander made famous in a short story by Julio Cortazar. “The eyes of the axolotls spoke to me of a different life, of another way of seeing.”

Awards
Artisan Awards Spirits Gold Medal 2014

More Info
www.viciomezcal.com
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Calisaya Liqueur

Calisaya Liqueur Review

Calisaya is perfect neat, on the rocks or cocktails made with cinchona calisaya it’s a staple in every bar in Italy for centuries.

Popular now in the United States at the beginning of the century this precious liqueur was a prized ingredient of many pre-prohibition drinks.

Calisaya is a bittersweet liqueur derived from authentic cinchona bark, enhanced with selected botanicals and flowers. It is hand-made in small numbered batches from a traditional Italian recipe of all natural ingredients.
They taste each batch before bottling to ensure all the artfully chosen ingredients have completely mellowed into a perfect mosaic of flavors. The result is a natural liqueur of rare purity and inimitable flavor.

Craft Competition Gold Medal Winner 2013
Wall Street Journal
Blue Lifestyle Calisaya Liqueur Feature

Calisaya Liqueur
Calisaya Liqueur
Calisaya Liqueur
Calisaya Liqueur

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