I drank my way through my first Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2013’s Industry Invitational for two days, just for you my dear readers. I try all these things so you don’t have to. Because, that is just the kind of person that I am…I’m here for you! Since I clearly can’t write about 40+ things (and I know you don’t want to even read that much) Here are a few things from MCC that I want to find in my market and drink again.
Greenhook Ginsmith’s Beach Plum Gin Liqueur
I’m so into gin right now, it’s not even funny. But then Greenhook Ginsmiths give me this?? Listen… They infuse the gin with locally harvested beach plums from Long Island. Put that in with their signature gin and some turbinado sugar, you have amazingness. Unfortunately, it’s not available in my market. But I will be ordering it online, believe that.
The website says this: “The brightness of Brazilian clove. The warmth of Indonesian cassia. The heat of Nigerian ginger. The woody bottom of Indonesian nutmeg. The full, aromatic body of Moroccan hibiscus. Pure cane sugar. The finest 100% organic grain alcohol.” I couldn’t have said it better at all. I had this liqueur in a modified Negroni: Campari, gin, Sorel.
The French liqueur is made from muscat grapes from the famed AOC Frontignan. A hint of orange blossom is added to the finished liqueur for that extra something. This liqueur is so versatile! They had it mixed with gin, tequila, vodka, champagne… Not all at once, 4 diff drinks LOL!
Celtic Honey Liqueur
This recipe is a secret, kinda like the Coke recipe is a secret. But the recipe was inspired by a recipe that has been passed down from generations from the Celtic tribes in Ireland. The recipe uses 100% Irish ingredients.