Monthly Archives: December 2015

Olive Oil As A Garnish

I spent part of my Monday night scrolling through April Wachtel’s Instagram account, checking out her food photos and cocktail photography.

I had just earlier in the day listened to an episode of The Speakeasy Podcast where Damon Boelte was interviewing her about mocktails.

Anyway, one of the photos I came across was of a drink with interesting little bubbles floating in it.

So today when I got to work I decided to try floating olive oil in a cocktail:

  
In total, that’s about three drops of olive oil. After I got the drops in the glass, they kept floating closer and closer to one another — and of course, when they touched, they became one big bubble of olive oil.

FURTHER READING

April Wachtel’s not alone in adding olive oil to cocktails. Check these links:

—Four olive oil cocktails from Wine Mag.
—Some “Cocktail Science” from Serious Eats.
—A fat-washing article by Camper English!
—Straight from the horse’s mouth!
—A recipe for a gin sour with olive oil called the Slick Rick.
—One last link from PairMag.

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The Scarlet Witch Cocktail

This is a follow-up to the photo I posted last Wednesday, which showed two drinks, a candle and a Scarlet Witch comic.

The next day I was inspired to create a Scarlet Witch cocktail, and this is what I came up with:

The Scarlet Witch Cocktail:  
The instructions for preparation are included below, copied from the post I made on my BarNotes page!  

  
Ramazzotti:  

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Comic Books & Cocktails #7 • The Scarlet Witch

This is what I do when I get bored at night at home:

 

Red wine for the lady and an apple cider cocktail for myself.

•PAST COMIC BOOK POSTS•
•#1 — Darkseid Drinking Brandy (Link)
•#2 — Constantine Chugging From The Bottle (Link)
#3 — Iron Man Shares A Drink (Link)
#4 — Hellboy Beer (Link)
#5 — Dr. Strange Orders A Mai Tai (Link)
#6 — The Fade Out/Dottie Quinn Cocktail (Link)

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New Boozes At The Bar

We have four new bottles we’ve added to our shelves!

  

APEROL — Aperol is an Italian aperitif made from gentian, rhubarb, chinchona and bitter orange among other ingredients. You’ll usually see it stocked on a back bar sitting next to the Campari. Aperol was introduced in 1919 and has an ABV of 11 percent. The most well-known cocktail using the apertif is the Aperol Spritz.

AVERNA

RAMAZZOTTI

STREGA

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Thank You, Grape Discovery Center

The Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center posted this on their Facebook today:

  
I really had a lot of fun Saturday at this event!

And I was in good company:

  
Thank you to the organizers, to my fellow competitors/friends and to the audience members who came out to support us!

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Making My Mom Work The Bar

It’s late Sunday night and I’ve had an incredibly enjoyable and very long, draining weekend — but it was an amazing three days!

•Friday night was Jamestown’s annual holiday parade, which ends at the city hall plaza pretty much right next to the restaurant where I work!

•Saturday was the first-ever local cocktail competition hosted by the Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center.

•Today I helped put on a baby shower for my wife, with some of our co-workers and family in attendance. But I didn’t want any of my restaurant co-workers to have to work the thing… Which had me juggling a lot of the cleaning, hosting, serving and bar duties— so I put my mom to work and this is easily my favorite picture from the weekend:

  

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