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Newsletter: Issue 17

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2011 by ocbc-admin

Bartender’s Cabinet
Issue 17
July 2011

“We hold these beverages to be self-evident, that all imbibers are created equal, that
they are endowed by their bartenders with certain unalienable rights, which among
these are good booze, quality ingredients, and the pursuit of awesome cocktails.” Happy
Independence Day!

Bartender’s Cabinet is dedicated to educating bartenders and enthusiasts about great
spirits and quality ingredients. We also focus on having a good time through interacting
with those who share an enthusiasm for tasty beverages that come from fine spirits and
fresh ingredients.

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

Previous Meeting:
Jen from St-Germain introduced us to the wonders of St-Germain and Crème Yvette.
Besides giving awesome information about the products, Jen also invited us to partake
in BINGO with fabulous prizes for those first lucky participants to shout BINGO! Here is
some information about the featured products from Forrest.

St-Germain is the graceful result of meticulous experimentation and a desire for firm
quality. The allusive and clean floral aromatics are bursting with the fine-spun tones of
elderflower, hinting brazenly at lychee, pear, white peach and grapefruit zest. StGermain not only achieves in flavor what it has implied with scent, it does so while
maintaining a wonderful balance. It reveals fragile fruit flavors and supple flowers to a
finish full of nuance– yet clean. St-Germain is a pleasure to sip– even more so; it is
legendary as a versatile modifier for any mixed drink.

Crème Yvette
In the glass, it is the unbelievably beautiful color of Parma Violet. On the nose, the first
thing you notice is the Parma violets with daedal tantalizing aromas of spice and Herbs
de Provence. The flavors demonstrate wild black, blue and red berries, supple spice,
creamy vanilla and wild flower honey. This liqueur has graceful construction and
impeccable balance. The finish slips away with vanilla rich berry nuance and silky, clean
flowers—unbelievably good. Try this chilled, in sparkling wine, on fruit or ice cream, or
in a lovely cocktail.The Tasty Beverages:

COOPER UNION (Phil Ward – Death & Company, New York City)
2 ounces of Redbreast pure pot still Irish whiskey
½ ounce of St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1 dash of orange bitters
1 rinse of Laphroaig single malt Scotch
1 twist of lemon
Rinse glass with Laphroaig
Stir/Strain into a rinsed rocks glass
Garnish lemon peel

SEX PANTHER (Jason Schiffer – 320 Main, Seal Beach)
½ oz St-Germain
½ oz Crème Yvette
½ oz Cynar
1 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Stir with crushed ice
Top with crushed ice
Top with Champagne
Pour into an Old Fashioned Glass
Garnish Grapefruit Peel

Next Meeting:
Join us for tasty Tequilas on Monday, 11 July 2011 at 7 PM at Matador Cantina in
Downtown Fullerton. Yes, you read that correctly. We are having our first OC
Bartender’s Cabinet meeting at a new place! Matador has kindly offered to host the
event for us. Here’s some helpful information for you.

Matador Cantina
111 N. Harbor Boulevard
Fullerton CA, 92832

Help support fellow member with his book project:
Our friend Dave Stolte is funding a project to publish his cocktail book “Home Bar
Basics: And Not-So-Basics” Check out the website below for a link to how you can help
him fund this project & get some great rewards in return!