Archive for July, 2012

Newsletter Issue 28: Proximo

Posted in Newsletters on July 30, 2012 by becca

Another marvelous OCBC meeting! Sponsored and featured Proximo Spirits. We did “A Blind Tasting of White Spirits” to give us a one up on our tasting skills. Plus there was a great daiquiri demo by Ricky Yarnall showing the effect of using big ice verses small ice and we all got a chance to try out the technique by making our own daiquiris.The meeting was hosted fantastically by Memphis at the Santora always wonderful setting, a fantastic time, incredible drinks and delicious food—thanks for having us!!

“A Blind Tasting of White Spirits”

The white spirits we tasted were:
Boodles Gin, 1800 Tequila, Gran Centinario Plata, Maestro Dobel, Ron Matusalem Platino, Hangar 1 Mandarin, Hangar 1 Lemon and Hanger 1 straight.






Then we were dazzled by a couple cocktails to go with tasty food.

2 oz white run
1 oz line juice
0.75 oz simple
Shake / Up
2 oz London dry gin
1 oz lime juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
Shake / Up
Mexican Maid
2 oz Tequila
1 oz lime juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
2 cucumber slices
Pinch mint leaves
Shake / strain
Mint sprig garnish

Next up, it is Bols Genever on Monday August 6th! The last OCBC meeting they sponsored was a blast, so we are expecting a great meeting—definitely not to be missed.

To help maintain quality of service, presentation, space, food and drink we must insist on RSVP’s and we are limiting the accepted RSVP’s to 50. So get your RSVP in early and send it to 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. See you then! The meeting location will be emailed upon RSVP to the first 50 responders.


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