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Newsletter: Issue 18

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

Bartender’s Cabinet
Issue 18
August 2011

As we head toward the ―dog days of summer,‖ I hope that everyone’s glasses are chilled and full
of thirst-quenching cocktail goodness. Good thing there is a Tiki night coming up.

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 at 320 Main in Seal Beach (unless otherwise indicated).
Contact regarding membership.

Previous Meeting:
Our first meeting at Matador was a raging success! Special thanks to all those involved in
making the night a huge success. The awesome presentation on Mezcal delighted and informed
the attendants of OC Bartender’s Cabinet. The abundant sampling of product and the array of
food items made for a fabulous event. Here’s some information about the products.

A magnificent and beautiful elixir created in the mountains of Oaxaca, Crema de Mezcal is a
mixture of unfermented, roasted agave syrup and Mezcal San Luis del Rio. The aromas of
roasted agave, vanilla, sweet almond, apple, pineapple, and pear delicately set against smoky
scents of coffee, caramel, cocoa, and cedar achieving an immaculate balance that is provocative
and wonderous. The palate articulates an intricate demonstration of these aromas in a
harmony that is incomparable –you must taste it to believe it. The finish dawdles eliciting a
visceral sense of earthy magic or romance in a sumptuous clean fade.

Vida de San Luis Del Rio is another exquisite demonstration of Mezcal brought to us from Del
Maguey. A recent offering to the US, Vida is made from organic agave in a manner that extols
the peoples of the mountains, the plains, and the fertile valleys of Oaxaca. Vida leads with
smoky aromas of pear, blossoms, lychee, honey, vanilla and roasted agave that are sumptuous
and clean. The flavors follow suit and grow to include ginger, mandarin, cinnamon, laurel, and
plantain buttressed by delicate smoke. The finish fades with citrus, minerals and sandalwood;
this Mezcal is unparalleled. Have it neat— in a copita, or mixed in an adventurously delectable
cocktail.The Tasty Beverages:

T. B. Swizzle (Tequila Blanco)
2 oz Siete Leguas Blanco
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/4 oz Maraschino
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz agave nectar
Swizzle with crushed ice
Angostura and spanked mint garnish

Fashion por Vida
1.5oz Del Maguey Vida
1/2 oz Del Maguey Crema
1/2 barspoon agave nectar
Equal parts Regan’s Orange and Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters (about 3 dashes each)
Stir over one large rock
Orange peel garnish

Next Meeting:
Monday, 8 August 2011 at 7 PM at Memphis in Santa Ana!

Join us for some BBQ and whisky at Memphis in Santa Ana. Here is the address and website.
201 North Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701