Σάββατο, 25 Ιουλίου 2009

Tequila Day!

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I know its funny, but you have to know that every July 25th  Americans  are celebrating  the Tequila Day!!!

A good chance to drink a perfect Margarita after all.

And when we talk about tequilas you better forget  all those horror hangover days that i am sure you have at least many times in your life!

At Baba Au Rum , we talk only about  100% Blue Agave Tequilas, which means the best and most quality of them.

Blue agave or tequila agave, is a plant that it is  grows natively in Jalisco Mexico. It plays an  important economic  role as the base ingredient of tequila!

Tommy's Margarita!

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Like all great cocktails, the ingredients should accentuate what's great about the liquor.  So we forget about the orange curacao (Triple Sec, Cointreau) and use Organic Agave Nectar.That way  Margarita tastes like never before.  We also forget to salt the rim!....

  • 50 ml  100% Blue Agave.  (or terragon infused White tequila or Rosemary infused White Tequila!) See pic above
  • 30 ml  Fresh Lime Juice
  • 15 ml  Organic Agave Nectar
  • Shake very well  and double strain to a Cocktail glass!
  • margarita Ok this is the old way, but we just love this picture...

    Παρασκευή, 24 Ιουλίου 2009

    Tales of the Cocktail!

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    Tales of the Cocktail is the biggest  festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture held annually in New Orleans!

    The event brings together the best and brightest of the cocktail community--award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers--for a five-day celebration of the history and artistry of making drinks.

     

    And what the Americans think about bars and cocktails? Here they are:

    · World's Best Drinks Selection
    WINNER - Merchant Hotel, Belfast
    · Best American Cocktail Bar
    WINNER - Pegu Club, NYC
    · World's Best Cocktail Bar
    WINNER - PDT, NYC
    · World's Best New Cocktail Bar
    WINNER - Clover Club, Brooklyn (Hmm, looks they never heard about Baba Au Rum!!!)
    · World's Best Hotel Bar
    WINNER - Merchant Hotel, Belfast
    · American Bartender of the Year
    WINNER - James Meehan, PDT
    · International Bartender of the Year
    WINNER - Tony Conigliaro
    · Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
    WINNER - The Essential Cocktail - Dale DeGroff
    · Best Cocktail Writing
    WINNER - Dave Wondrich
    · Best New Product
    WINNER - Bols Genever
    · World's Best Cocktail Menu
    WINNER - Merchant Hotel, Belfast
    · Best American Brand Ambassador
    WINNER - Simon Ford, Plymouth Gin and Pernod Ricard

    • Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
      WINNER - Peter Dorelli

    And who the f**k are the judges they did not vote for Baba???

    Simon Difford (Chairman)
    · Julio Bermejo
    · Salvatore Calabrese (Best Drinks Selection 2008)
    · Frank Coleman
    · Dale DeGroff (Helen David Lifetime Achievement 2008)
    · Simon Ford
    · Ted Haigh
    · Michael Menegos (The Greeks are all right!! So proud as we used to work together at Bar Guru Bar, Athens)
    · Sasha Petraske (Best Bar 2008)
    · Christy Pope
    · Gary Regan (Best Writer 2008)
    · Claire Smith
    · Nick Strangeway (Bartender of the Year 2008)
    · Dave Wondrich (Best Bartending Book 2008)

    P.S.: As the Greeks rules,( and they are also are right!!!) we want to congratulate Aristotelis Papadopoulos, from Banquet Bar restaurant in Thessaloniki, who made all Greek bartenders proud, as he won the Diageo's World Classs Bartender Competition, 2009.

    To understand how important that success is, you can easily compare it with the victory of Euro 2004!

    New Cocktails at Baba Au Rum: Spicy Baba Cocktail!

    Love Ginger with a touch of summer?

    So come to Baba Au Rum and try:

               50 ml Angostura 5 years old rum from Trinidad and Tobacco

                40 ml Dragon Fruit puree

                10 ml homemade sugar syrup

                10 ml fresh lime juice

                25 ml homemade ginger syrup.

    Shake all ingredient in and serve in a cocktail glass with crushed ice. Colours everywhere!!!

    TIKI MUGS AT BABA AU RUM!

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    Photos by Irini Michopoulou Thanx!!!

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