Archive for July 2013

Fan Poll: Classics, Gin or Martinis?

Fan Poll:  Classics, Gin or Martinis?

We’re all about the cocktail!  We’ve come up with a few ideas and want to know what type of fan event you’re interested in.  So take a look at these and let us know which one piques your interest or tickles your fancy.   Classic Cocktails by a Master Bartender – Leave behind the sugary concoctions that are on most […]

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Strawberry “Moon-jito” featuring Onyx Moonshine

Strawberry "Moon-jito" featuring Onyx Moonshine

I promised the recipe for this refreshing twist on the classic Mojito a couple weeks ago but life and vacations away from my computer had put this post on hold.  Everyone knows I love Mojitos. This famous Cuban highball has earned its place in cocktail history and was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. Does that mean we’re kindred spirits?  Writing […]

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Calling All Bartenders! Win $250 at Plan B Milford’s IRON BAR Competition July 31st, featuring Onyx 111 !

Calling All Bartenders!  Win $250 at Plan B Milford's IRON BAR Competition July 31st, featuring Onyx 111 !

Onyx 111 is the featured spirit for Plan B of Milford’s Iron Bar competition on July 31 competition.  Onyx 111 is a higher proof hooch that lends itself to fruit, herb, veggie and spice infusions. And of course to sippin’, too With a nod to TV’s “Iron Chef”, this monthly Iron Bar competition pits local bartenders against each other, and the crowd, for […]

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The London Iris – Beefeater 24 Cocktail

The London Iris - Beefeater 24 Cocktail

The London Iris Cocktail By Lindsay Matteson, USBG – NY Beefeater 24 Cocktail Competition Northeast Regional Winner     The London Iris 1.5 oz Beefeater 24 .5 oz Lustau Manzanilla Sherry .5 oz Benedictine .5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice .25 oz honey syrup (1-1) Shake, double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist     […]

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I’ll Take a Little Gin With That – A Look Inside the Beefeater 24 Regional Cocktail Competition

My martini hunting partner in crime, Dave Hennessy and I recently had the pleasure of joining some friends at the 2013 Beefeater 24 National Cocktail Competition Northeast Regional Finals at J. Christians Restaurant in Wallingford.  You know, it excites me to see a diverse group of people come together to appreciate well-made cocktails and the skill it takes to make them. Ensconced on […]

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