Σάββατο, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

What's That Cocktail Menu About?

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And here is the Baba Au Rum's  summer- autumn cocktail menu!  Within the last six months that Baba Au Rum Bar is open, we printed 300 copies

of that beautiful cocktail book-menu, a piece of our soul...

SIX COCKTAILS THAT YOU HAVE TO TASTE (AT LEAST) ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!

* In case you are wondering, these are the 6 cocktails we believe you should try at least once in your life:

Juleps, Sherry Cobbler, the Ramos Gin Fizz, the Original Zombie, Tommy's Margarita, and a Crusta!

*MINT JULEP:

   A blend of Bourbon whisky,  Rye Whisky, and VSOP Cognac(!) shaking with fresh mint, simple homemade syrup and bitters, served in  the traditional Julep Cup with lots of crushed ice and thin pineapple slices on the edge!

                   This is a classic old American cocktail!  We use one the most quality bourbons , called Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey Rye whisky, and Courvoisier VSOP cognac . VSOP  means "Very Special  Old Pale, where the youngest brandy is stored at least four years in cask, but the average wood age is much older.  (according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac)

  (See also http://babaaurum.blogspot.com/2009/04/dear-travelers.html)

*SHERRY COBBLER:

   Founded around 1830's,  that was the first cocktail that people used a straw to drink it!   Harry Johnson  a professional bartender for most of his life and author of the legendary "Harry's Johnson bartender's manual"  said around 1880, that Sherry Cobbler was the most popular cocktail in the United States!             

                We make it, mixing Dry Sherry, Caribbean fruits, grated nutmeg, and on the top we float Myer's Jamaican  heavy dark rum!

                Talking about Sherry, keep in mind that we are not talking about Cherry liquer! Sherry is a fortified wine  made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez in Spain.  I strongly recommend a glass of good  "Fino Sherry" before your dinner, or an "Oloroso Sherry" after that. Oloroso means "άρωματικό"  for the Greek friends!

"Martin Chuzzlewit," Charles Dickens, 1844

"This wonderful invention, Sir...it is called a Cobbler. Sherry Cobbler, when you name it long; Cobbler when you name it short."

 

*RAMOS GINN FIZZ:

Mr Henry C. Ramos  was the owner and founder  of the famous Imperial Cabinet  Bar, in New Orleans 1888!

He is also the founder of this legendary cocktail, the most popular in the States after the end of the drink prohibition in 1933.

We make this Fizz mixing Plymouth Gin, fresh lemon juice, homemade syrup, egg white, fresh cream, and a few dashes of  "The Bitter Truth" Orange Flower Water, which is the ingredient that makes the difference!  Soda on the top.

Orange flower water is a clear, perfumed distillation of fresh bitter orange blossoms.

 

Ramos Bar!!!

to be continued....

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