Archive for November, 2009

4 baked apples (cut into 8ths and bake with butter, cinnamon, and sugar on 320 deg. for 25 min)

muddle with 3/4 oz apple cider

1 oz Licor 43

2 oz Elijah Craig 12yr Bourbon

Add ice, shake long and hard

Strain into prepped cocktail glass

Garnish with fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg on top


Dip rim of glass in caramel then coat with

a mixture of graham cracker crumbs and sugar

place in refrigerator to chill

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“Raising the Bar”

It was a tough and tasty competition! Three talented bartenders belly-up to the bar for the second round in LA’s cocktail competition “Raising the Bar” at David Myers’ Comme Ca. We started with one of my favorites, the classic “Sidecar”… and after 3 rounds of stiff drinks, we happily ended with a tie breaker featuring Gin. Bartender Hector Bury of Joe’s in Venice took on Comme Ca’s Tim Loden who snapped up this month’s trophy with a Gordon’s Cup. Also, I can’t help but dream about last month’s Church and State cocktail queen Shana Street’s liquid dessert, called “Not Your Grandma’s Apple Pie”! My mouth is already watering over next month’s competition at Boa on Sunset.  Cheers!

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