Last Minute Xmas Shopping
Scrambling at the last minute to fill your holiday shopping lists? Here are a couple of ideas:
David Embury’s The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks is the quintessential guide for every bartender, and what used to be a difficult find that drained the wallet is now made much easier, thanks to Mud Puddle Books.
Fancy a Champagne cocktail over the holidays? Kim Haasarud has 101 of them to choose from with her latest book, 101 Champagne Cocktails.
If you have a space on your bar for one of the most beautiful and unique bottles of 100% agave tequila around, then you have to get yourself one of 1800’s gorgeous, artist designed bottles. Each artist has only 1800 bottles made, so get yours quickly before they run out. I’d give you tasting notes but the bottle is so friggin’ beautiful that I can’t bring myself to open it! (The bottle art shown at the bottom of the post is by Josh Ellingson of San Francisco.)
And speaking of beautiful bottles of tequila, Maetro Dobel’s Diamond Tequila would be a good addition for that Patron drinker in your life. This is a tequila that is a distinctive blend of three aged tequilas: Reposado (rested 15 months), Anejo (rested 24 months), and Extra-Anejo (rested for 36 months) and then been filtered to appear as though it were a blanco.
That’s all I have for you this time around. Good luck with your Xmas lists and Happy Holidays!