Fire & Ice is inspired by the struggle to defend the Iron Throne and the feuding families in Westeros. Created by mixologist Joel Black, the cocktail combines spicy bourbon with the intense flavors lime juice, jalapeño and sweet pomegranate juice to create a dynamic fusion of fire and ice in every sip.
Mix up some Fire and Ice while you enjoy the new season of Game of Thrones this Sunday night!!
Ketel One has a long and proud heritage. It was started in 1691 in Schiedam, Hollland by Joannes Nolet and has been passed from father to son for over three hundred years. We are looking forward to the day that it passes to a daughter as well given the increasing role of women in distilling and the industry. Ketel One historically produced a dutch spirit genever, which reminds me of a cross between vodka and … Read more
In keeping with this week’s Mad Men theme, we are reviewing the Hiram Walker Creme de Menthe. Creme de Menthe was incredibly popular in the 1960′s and for good reason – it’s delicious. It makes me sad that we miss out on so much that is yummy and good by wanting to do the opposite of what our parents and grandparents did. I really think that we lose out on some truly delicious food and drink that way. Sometimes, we are rescued from the error of our ways by a glimmer through the vastness of time. That glimmer for the 1960′s is Mad Men. And, lucky for us, the fashion, the food and most importantly, the drink has come roaring back. …Read More
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook did not disappoint. It was the perfect blend of Mad Men recaps paired with the booze and food consumed on the show with a shot of historical context on the side. It was like the Boilermaker of books. Kudos to the authors who must of watched hundreds of hours of Mad Men to nail down such details and researching the recipes. Also, since Mad Men has been off the air for so long, it also helped me remember the details of the past seasons. …Read More
We recently had a very special wine tasting with Guy Sarton du Jonchay, the winemaster of Vidal Fleury, where we tasted through the Vidal Fleury portfolio with Mr. du Jonchay. During the tasting, we found out that Vidal Fleury is the oldest winery in the Rhone Valley having been established and in operation since 1781. Imagine my excitement when I found out that Thomas Jefferson visited the winery in 1787 in his wine tour of France and Italy and was the first person to export Vidal Fleury to the United States. Not to be too geeky, but I was an American history major and have always loved Thomas Jefferson who was a true renaissance man and wine lover! …Read More
March is National Women’s Month. We have asked one of our favorite female bartenders, Pipi Rae Diamond, to come up with a drink in honor of National Women’s Month. Since we are in San Francisco, Pipi choose to honor Lilly Hitchcock, a 19th century San Francisco socialite who was the honorary mascot of the San Francisco Fire Department. Lilly Hitchcock was a woman ahead of her time and was quite the firecracker. If you ever … Read more