Articles Tagged: ginger

Wicked Red Punch

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Manhattan 101

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Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon.  Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.  

Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon. … Read more

Summer of Picasso

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This cocktail is duly named after its wonderful color scheme and also because of its many layers of flavors. The Ginger gives the Mezcal a perfect amount of spice, the strawberry cools it down and then the celery purée adds a wonderful green layer to the mix and what you have is a great Summer time cocktail.… Read more

The Cure For Your Winter Blues!

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With spring and summer fast approaching, I find myself craving sunshine and citrusy cocktails. Although I still love a salt-rimmed margarita or a hoppy I.P.A., I have been dying to try the hybrid that is the beer cocktail.

Beer cocktails are becoming increasingly popular and because I have never tried one, I decided to do one better and make my own. I followed a recipe from epicurious.com for a cocktail called “The Cure.” The aptly-named … Read more

Ginger Bubbly

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It’s time for Champagne! Add a little ginger kick to your sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays. This sparkler is festive yet simple, so it’s perfect for Christmas and New Year’s.

Happy Holidays from Drink of the Week!

Ingredients:
1/2 oz ginger syrup*
4 to 6 oz sparkling wine

Directions:
Pour ginger syrup in the bottom of a Champagne flute or coupe, the top off with sparkling wine to taste.

Ginger Syrup*

Ingredients:
1/2 cup … Read more

After Dark #2

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
½ oz ginger syrup
½ oz lemon juice
2 oz Tru Blood Beverage

Directions:
Pour 2 oz Tru Blood Beverage over ice into a highball glass. Shake the rest of the ingredients and layer over the Tru Blood, will cause a two-tone effect. Garnish with a slice of ginger and slice of blood orange.

Courtesy of HBO and Belvedere Vodka.… Read more

The Awapuhi – Pau Hana Friday Cocktail

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Here’s our regular Friday cocktail from our friends at Hawaiirama as part of their regular Hawaii cocktail coverage.

Awapuhi is the Hawaiian word for a native ginger plant and this cocktail definitely has a nice, spicy ginger kick. The taste is fresh, complex and slightly sweet with a mild ginger heat. The Awapuhi is a signature cocktail at the The Red Bar, the boite located at noted Chef Bev Gannon’s Wailea joint, A Pacific View … Read more

Thai Spring Mojito

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Spring is here! In honor of this beautiful season, here’s a low-calorie cocktail inspired by Thai flavors that’s perfect for this time of year. This drink clocks in at about 90 calories as-is but you can adjust it to your own taste by adding more liquor and more sugar to make it more similar to a classic mojito.… Read more

Silver Screen Punch

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Courtesy of Moet & Chandon.… Read more

Embarcadero Dandy

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Last week, the Federated Media crew made a pilgrimage to the Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts in San Francisco for a cocktail class lead by 2010 Bartender of the Year, H. Joseph Ehrmann.

H. started the class with a bit of cocktail history and overview of tools and technique, after which we got down to the business of mixing cocktails.

We were taught how to make 3 drinks: one stirred, one shaken and one … Read more

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