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Green….Without Envy

In Event on April 29, 2010 at 9:20 am

Yesterday afternoon as I sat and pondered to myself what I’d do with my evening and toyed around on my phone, I caught wind of a Chartreuse event down at Little Miss Whiskeys on H street….behold the marvels of Sounded like a stellar opportunity to go out and try some awesome cocktails and ask a few questions, and it indeed was!

For those of you who’ve never tried chartreuse, yellow or green, you simply must, without question. These liqueurs are very unique and worth trying; I consider them an asset to any bar, as they are used for a myriad of classic cocktails and can be enjoyed neat as well. They add floral, herbal, complex, wonderful notes to any concoction they’re placed in. In addition to that, it’s excellent for playing Pass the Flame.


Cuban Commie Punch

In Cocktail, Punch on April 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Here’s a quick and fairly simple punch recipe that I threw together for a friend’s party. I know the name may raise a few brows, but the name is a play on the word Kamikaze which is somewhat where the inspiration came from. It also utilizes Russian Vodka with Cuban flavors. I hope you all like this one!

Demerara Simple Syrup (1:1) 48 ounces
Guava Nectar 48 ounces
Lemon Juice 24 ounces
Cilantro Water 6 ounces*
Rosewater 1.5 ounce
Angostura Bitters 1 ounce

Simply mix all the ingredients in about a 1 gallon container; when ready to serve, pour into a punch bowl with vodka at a ratio of about 1.5-2 parts vodka: 1 part punch mixture. Enjoy!

*To make cilantro water, remove the stems from two bunches of cilantro, purée in a blender with 2 ounces of the punch mixture, strain and discard the pulp et voilà. That’s it.