Fun and tasty cocktails at Hollywood Vine!
This coming Friday we are going to have fun with three spirits of high quality and excellent taste. Alan Kratish from Halby Marketing will guide us with cocktail recipes and fun tasting notes.
Calvados is a French brandy that comes from the eponymous department of the Basse-Normandie region. It is created using a mixture of sweet and bitter apples which are fermented in to a cider and then distilled to produce a clear eau de vie. This is then aged in oak casks for a minimum of two years, though higher-quality Calvados can be aged well in excess of ten years.
Orange liqueurs are probably the most called for of all fruit-flavored spirits in cocktail recipes, both new and old. From classics like the Sidecar, Pegu Club and Margarita, to more modern drinks like the Cosmopolitan, orange is a taste heavily featured in the world of mixed drinks.
Lemoncello must be produced from Lemons grown in the Amalfi region to be a genuine Lemoncello. Gioia Luisa is the original Lemoncello from Sorrento and only uses fruit from their exclusive private orchards. The rich smooth lingering flavor and bright fruit taste of Gioia Luisa’s Lemoncello promises to deliver an epicurean delight to any beverage or food recipe.
HOLLYWOOD VINE QUALITY SPIRITS!
Friday November 5th, 2010
No charge for tastings
MAISON PRUNIER LIQUEUR D’ORANGE LA LIEUTENANCE
A cognac liqueur with orange flavoring obtained from fresh oranges. A beautiful orange color, candied orange peel scents and deep flavor that’s is more sophisticated and less sweet than the big two.
95 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2004
SILVER MEDAL -BEST IN THE CLASS INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE LONDON 2007
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $29.99
MENORVAL CALVADOS AOC
This is the youngest and fruitiest Calvados. Blended from 100% Pays d’Auge Calvados, it is true to the region, fresh and fruity, with a pronounced apple nose and finish.
BTG $ 6.50 Retail $31.99
GIOIA LUISA LIMONCELLO CREME
Over recent months, Signora Luisa has been busy in the kitchen creating delicious new recipes. During this period, a discovery was made; by adding a touch of cream to the “Original Gioia Luisa Lemoncello“, a lighter version of this fine elixir was created. With less than half the alcohol level Gioia Luisa Lemoncello Crème offers the consumer an equally delightful aperitif. Produced with the same tender care and traditional process, Lemoncello Crème is a smooth, light, rich lemony tasting liqueur with the added touch of cream!
BTG $5.00 Retail $23.99