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Newsletter: Issue 2

Posted in Newsletters on April 18, 2010 by ocbc-admin

Bartender’s Cabinet
Issue 2
March 2010
Hello again Bartender’s Cabinet members, here is the newsletter for March. Hope everyone survived St Patrick’s Day and didn’t suffer too many drunken requests for green beer.
Our last meeting, with Jose Cuervo, was very informative & we all enjoyed some good tequila!
A big Thank You to Eryck Chairez from Charlie Palmer for putting on the first Bartender’s Cabinet sponsored event: Mixin for Haiti. The contest really showcased the large amount of talent in Orange County. Everyone in attendance was exposed to a wide array of smartly crafted cocktails and the event raised $4,200 for the Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts. Read Forrest’s blog on the event:
The goal of the Bartender’s Cabinet is to create a community of people with a love for quality spirits, fresh ingredients and better tasting cocktails, and a desire to learn as much about them as possible. Why “Bartender’s Cabinet”? It’s a play on The Farmer’s Cabinet newspaper, in which one of the first published references to the Cocktail appears in 1803.

Logistical Information:
Bartender’s Cabinet meets monthly at 320 Main in Seal Beach.
Contact regarding membership.

Previous Meeting:
Our March meeting for Bartender’s Cabinet was sponsored by Jose Cuervo tequila. Robert Martinez from Jose Cuervo ( spoke about the different types of tequila, the processes required to make tequila, & the history of Jose Cuervo. We tasted the Jose Cuervo Platino, Jose Cuervo Tradicional Resposado and the Jose Cuervo Reserva de Familia. Robert also presented the Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver tequila that is new to the Southern California Market.

Jason made Tequila Daisies with the Jose Cuervo Platino & Forrest talked about the history of the Daisy & the use of tequila in cocktails.
Drink Recipes:

Tequila Daisy
2 oz. Jose Cuervo Platino Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Pomegranate Grenadine
1 tsp Gabriel Boudier Creme de Cassis
Build in Double Old Fashioned Glass
Add Crushed Ice
Garnish with Seasonal Fruit