Monday, May 9, 2011

Smokes and Booze: Monday Quick Hits Vol 4

Here we are again with another Monday Quick hit.  First off, if you missed the Missouri Beer Festival this weekend in CoMO, you really should be ashamed.  A great time was held by all, go HERE to read my recap and to find out what Vendor BOTH Debi and I agreed upon (a rarity).


Next up are a few recipes that we learned this weekend.

We heard back from Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort with the ingredients for “Obama’s Been Shot” – where you mix in a rocks glass, 2 ounces Hpnotiq liqueur with a float of white chocolate Godiva.  Personally, I prefer the version others have sent me – Two Shots of anything American and a splash of water.

whiskeyWildAnother recipe I tried this weekend was from the girls of Whiskey Wild, a Vegas Bomb- A combination of Crown Royal, Cranberry and Peach Schnapps, Malibu and Redbull.  Props to ladies for bringing liquor to a beer fest.

The last recipe is in honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend and to the fact I had my first Mint Julep as well. 

  • 3 US fluid ounces (89 ml; 3.1 imp fl oz) Bourbon whiskey
  • 4 to 6 sprigs mint leaves
  • granulated sugar, to taste

Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of crushed or shaved ice into the bottom of a julep cup or tall glass. (Optional: Muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the broken leaves to release their flavor.) Add bourbon whiskey, top off with crushed or shaved ice, and stir well to mix and chill the mixture

While not for me (why put sugar in bourbon?), I can see the allure.

For something a little different, our friends over at Master of Malt have added the world’s oldest whisky liqueur to their collection, made from a 40 year old single malt (Speyside).

According to the company, the 40 year old single malt at the heart of this liqueur hails from a Speyside distillery, and whilst the exact origins remain a closely guarded secret. The secret distillery is touted to be one of the world's most famous, and one known for its rich, sherry-matured whiskies.

Master of Malt sales director Ben Ellefsen said this is a liqueur for single malt connoisseurs, and hence the company had spent a lot of time picking subtle flavours which highlighted the malt.

"We've used top quality, authentic ingredients including cinnamon bark, cloves and orange peel, and we couldn't be more proud of the results," Ellefsen added.

Jump on over to their site ( and check out their product line.  They do samples Smile

levSunday was Mother’s Day, and here at S & B, we do it up right.  I want my wife to have the best, so of course she had Guinness.  We did bring in and try a few new products though, so expect reviews on Stone Brewing Company’s Stone Levitation Ale and Camarena Tequila (Possibly Debi’s first review).  Stay Tuned.

Finally, if there are any Bar Tenders, Owners or Distributors out there…..I wanted to share an observation.  Customer Service goes a long way.  This weekend, we met tons of great people that pitched their products very well.  I can say, that in several instances….they have inspired me to go back and revisit their various offering again…if for no other reason than how professionally they acted.  Likewise, there were some black spots on the weekend.  Sometimes you only get one shot to make an impression…and if you blow it, you loose.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and gave their Mother’s and Wives a lot of love.  They deserve it. 

Until Next Time, Cheers.

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