Articles Tagged: elderflower

Shire Flower

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The highly anticipated first movie of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opens on December 14th.

While Hobbits are typically known for favoring their ales and meads, might we suggest that you try something a little more adventurous, in the hopes that you will be unexpectedly delighted?

Try the the Shire Flower, which is sure to transport you right into the Shire, without even having to leave your seat.

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Toast of Times Square

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Ingredients:
1 oz Ketel One Citroen Vodka
1/4 oz Elderflower cordial
Champagne

Directions:
Combine Ketel One Citroen Vodka and elderflower cordial into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into chilled glass. Top with champagne.

Courtesy of Ketel One Vodka.

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The Royal Sapphire

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The Royal Wedding is upon us, so, of course, we have a cocktail to celebrate the day. Fittingly, the folks at Bombay Sapphire sent us a gin drink. Throw in some elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and mint and garnish with some pretty flowers for the bride. Who wouldn’t say I do?

Ingredients:
1 oz Bombay Sapphire
½ oz elderflower cordial or liqueur
½ oz lemon juice
4 mint leaves

Directions:
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2009 Big Trends in Cocktail Service

The first session I attended during last week’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a panel titled “2009 Big Trends in Cocktail & Spirit Service.”

The panel consisted of Jim Meehan, Michael Waterhouse, Devlin Tavern, and Simon Difford (Source Guide) and was moderated by Ryan Magarian (Aviation Gin).

The program covered the 4 Ps of Cocktail Service Success, not unlike the 4 Ps of marketing: product, precise execution, promotion, passion.

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