Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Rum & Bitter with a beer!

Like I was said,  I got some bitters news and wanted to see how it would stand up to-drinking. After "Whiskey Wednesdays" was so difficult, and "adding Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice to beer" was awesome,  I was thinking . . .White Rum. So I poured a shot and put 2 stoppers of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice and it became a charming sipper, but a chaser would make it perfect so I added a beer--to invert yesterdays pairing by switching the spirit.

The rum I used was Tommy Bahamas White Sand--don't bother it is discontinued. It was tasty white rum, but because of the name and the package it was WAY to pricey.I got mine at close out pricing. But if you are looking for this rum, it was made by Foursquare Distillery in the Bahamas and they still make at least 2 white rums that you can find (at a much better price than the TB) Doorly's White (only at Total Wine I think) and The Real McCoy White (soon to be everywhere). All 3 rums were very good, but if I had to rate them I would say . . .Doorly's is perfect for this combo (and cocktail applications), Tommy Bahamas is great for this combo (and in a lot of cocktail combos) The Real McCoy is Awesome every way (but its beauty, kind of gets lost in this combo).
And yes the beer is the same, a friend came by and left the remnants, but really this a nice session beer (especially with some"fun" thrown in.


Here it is:

Check out the video & whole campaign here and kick in what you can:

Also remember, if you can kick in some cash for the campaign there are yummy bitters and other possibilities as an option for you.

Oh and here is the Boy Drinks World facebook page . . SHARE IT

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Whiskey Wednesday: A Beer and a Cyrus Noble-upping the game.

Like I was saying,  I got some new bitters and wanted to try them in a few drinks that I already knew to see the real value. "Whiskey Wednesdays" was proving to be tough.
My list of Whisk(e)y drinks to try did not look promising or I didn't have the ingredients on hand. I tried some small scale bourbon cocktails and . . .meh. So what to do on "Whiskey Wednesdays"!?!?!?!
One of the things Ram talks about in his . . . INDIE GOGO Campaign to get his company up and running . . . was "adding Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice to beer".

Here is the video and check out the whole campaign here and kick in what you can:
So it seemed easy and it "could be good" so I tried a Sam Adams "Porch Rocker" with 2 stoppers of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice with a shot of Cyrus Noble Bourbon...[hey it is Whiskey Wednesday!]

MAGNIFICENT!


The beer is light bodied and drinkable, but Serrano Cocktail Spice added flavors and sass enough to pair fantastically with Cyrus Noble Bourbon; this is a great combo.

Also remember, if you can kick in some cash for the campaign there are yummy bitters and other possibilities as an option for you.

And you are still thirsty don't forget to click here to check out other "Whiskey Wednesdays".


You can follow Cyrus Noble Bourbon on facebook here . . . or on Twitter here . .

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tequila Tuesday! Still trying new bitters in different drinks!

As I mentioned yesterday,  I got some new bitters and wanted to try them in a few drinks that I already knew to see the real value.
So 'some of' the next few posts are going to be repeats of some drinks I have already shared on this blog with one change: Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice will be added.
The first drink is from a previous Tequila Tuesday (click for more details)

Anon

2 Oz Purasangre Blanco
1 Oz Ruby Port

½ Oz Yellow Chartreuse1 stopper full of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice


Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.

I was a little surprised at how much more intriguing this drink was. It was already very nice and rich but the
 Serrano Cocktail Spice elongated the vegital characteristics and brightened some of the sweetness into balance. Well played...

The second is also from a previous Tequila Tuesday (click for info including drink history and a simple grenadine recipe)


Jalisco

2 Oz Purasangre Tequila Blanco
1 Oz Orange Juice
1/4 Oz Grenadine
1 stopper full of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice


Shake with ice till very cold, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


The Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice may have actually saved this drink. Generally this is a brunch drink, without much really to bring me back--except 'easy, casual, simple' but with the bitter it has so much more and without losing those other aspects that make the Jalisco so approachable. The Serrano Cocktail Spice in it is nice but I think it is better with an extra stopper full on top, but remember--I like spicy!

As I mentioned, Ram is running an INDIE GOGO Campaign to get his company up and running and if you kick in some cash there good things in store for you.

Watch the video and check out the whole campaign here and kick in what you can:

Oh yeah and don't forget . . .

Want to check out the other "Tequila Tuesday's" . .click here!

Follow Purasangre on Facebook here . . or on twitter here . . .

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mezcal Monday! Trying new bitters in different drinks!

So I got a sample of some new bitters and wanted to try them in a few drinks that I already knew to see the real value.

So the next few posts are going to be repeats of some drinks I have already shared on this blog with one change: Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice will be added.

The first 2 drinks are simple and from Mezcal Monday #2 . . . (click for more details)

Mina Real Sour

2 Oz Mina Real Silver
1 Oz Fresh Lemon juice (or lime . .)
1/2-3/4 Oz of simple syrup.

1 stopper full of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice
**The glass tube on my stopper only fills about an inch-that is what I am callin "1".

Shake with ice, strain onto fresh ice and garnish if you like.

The Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice really elevated this drink, depth, layers and the tiniest bit of warmth (not hot). Very nice, I am saving this till after the next one so I can put more Serrano Cocktail Spice in it and drink--I like spicy!

For the 2nd drink, staying simple

Buenos Tiempos

1 1/2 Oz Mina Real Silver
3/4 Oz Bianco / Blanc Vermouth

Stir and strain into coupe
Garnish with 'juicy' cherry (I used 'Chukka') and 
1 stopper full of Boy Drinks World Serrano Cocktail Spice.

OK so 1 stopper full is perfect on Buenos Tiempos--really perfect, but I liked the Mina Real Sour better with 1 in and 1 on top.

So Ram is running an INDIE GOGO Campaign to get his company up and running and if you kick in some cash there good things in store for you.

Watch the video and check out the whole campaign here:

Oh yeah and don't forget . . .
Click the link to see more Mezcal Monday!

You can also check out and follow Mina Real on Facebook here, and on twitter here . . ..