Archive for October, 2012

Newsletter 31: DC Craft Spirits

Posted in Newsletters on October 15, 2012 by becca

Another exceptional OCBC meeting! Sponsored by DC Craft Spirits featuring Deluze Cognac, Delirio Mezcal and Montanya Rum with a chance to try La Clandestine Absinthe and Cariel Vodka.  We were had a great class on crafting a menu, pricing, critical tasting and making your menu for your clientele. The Chris Hampson lead us on an around the world tour of tasting with stories thrown in for good measure. We were hosted by 320 Main which is always wonderful setting. So we learned a lot, had a great time, some terrific Thai food and tasty drinks—thanks for having us!

First up we were greeted by a delectable punch crafted by Forrest and the recipe is:
1 750 Delirio Mezcal infused with 3 Passion Fruits ~~Quartered, scooped, skin and all–infused 3 days.
1 750 Cariel Vanilla Vodka ~Infused with 3 Tsp of Oregano for 3 days.
12 Oz Gran Gala
1/2 Gallon Pineapple Juice
1.5 Liter Vita Coco Coconut Water
12 Oz Lime Juice

Then we had a couple fantastic cocktails and they were:

Mary Pickford (revised)
2 oz Montanya Rum Oro
1/2 oz Lemon
1/2 oz Pineapple
3/4 oz Pineapple Shrubb
1 tsp Grenadine
1 tsp Maraschino Liqueur
Coupe Glass

2 oz Deluze Cognac
1.5 tsp Simple Syrup 2:1
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters
La Clandestine Absinthe rinsed Old Fashioned Glass
Lemon Twist

Next up, on Monday November 5th, it is House Spirits, bringing their delectable Hand Crafted Spirits! We will be joined by the distiller, Colin Howard, Stephanie Ligsay (South-West Manager) and the newly minted OC/SD Brand Ambassador-Travis Baker. Along with that, they are bringing their new WHISKEY that wont even be released until the middle of November, for us to be the first to try!

This is going to be an amazing meeting—so definitely you need to RSVP.

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.