Archive for December, 2013

Newsletter 45: French Brandies

Posted in Events on December 30, 2013 by becca

Another fun holiday punch party in the books! Our gracious sponsor was Mollie Casey from Henry Wine Group who brought a fantastic lineup of French Brandies including Cognac, Calvados, Armagnac & Blanche Armagnac!

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We tasted four great punches and had a friendly mix-off! Congratulations to OCBC member Dan Oliver for winning 1st place!

The punch recipes:IMG_3736
Mickey’s Maleficent Punch
by Jason Schiffer, 320 Main
Calvados
Apple Cider
Gruner Veltliner
Reisling
Lemon
Maple
Absinthe
Cardamom

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Punch Rue Key
by Matt Ellingson, Napa Rose
Cognac
Lemon
Reisling
Rue Key Syrup
Boker’s Bitters

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Orange Apple Punch
by Ricky Yarnall
Tariquet Blanche Armagnac
Meyer Lemon Juice
Persimmon Simple Syrup
Milk
Clusterfuck Bitters

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Eggnog
by Gabrielle Dion
Armagnac

 

The winning mix-off recipes:

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Love Potion #9
by Dan Oliver
1.5 oz El Dorado Rum
1 oz Benedictine
Coffee
Cinnamon Whip Cream

Apples to Apples
Calvados
Lemon
Maraschino
Peychaud’s

Shake N Bake
1 oz Armangac
.5 oz Bianco
.75 oz Lemon
.75 oz Depaz
Muddled clove
Nutmeg Garnish

Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 6th at 7pm in Santa Ana. We will be treated to a Beer 101 with Evan Price of Noble Ale Works and Jarred Dooley of Playground! To help maintain quality of service, presentation, space, food and drink we are limiting the capacity to 35 and must insist on RSVP’s. Please get your RSVP in early and send it to info@bartenderscabinet.com if you’re planning on attending, let us know if something comes up so we can make your spot available to someone else if you can’t make it.

Hope to see you all then!