~ Iconically classic - we're exploring (and sipping) an Old Fashioned today ~
~ Cappuccinos at KC establishments and new cocktails at Fort Collins bars - this week was tasty. ~
~ Sadie soaked up end of summer vibes in Fort Collins, and Jason prepped for Caffeine Crawl KC. ~
~ Memorial day weekend and a whole summer of garden parties, patio gatherings and other festivities are upon us. Drinks? We've got the scoop. ~
~ After last week's exploration into Aperitifs and a week of excellent KC food and beverage, we headed back to The Rieger for a nightcap. ~
~ Lots of coffee around KC & FoCo, plus good beer at favorite spaces & cocktails at new institutions. ~
~ An excellent variety this week, from beer for breakfast to winter vodka infusions, coffee, cocktails and everything in between. ~
~ Highlights of another week livin' the BeverageLife ~
I love salsa, I do. Go ahead and judge me. I also love the condiment of the cocktail world, bitters. Recently took a few bottles of bitters and sugar cubes to a New Year's Eve party to help those that weren't huge bubbly fans.
When I got into the beverage industry there were just a handful of bitters to choose from and stock your bar with. Now there's everything from celery to chocolate, and many odd profiles that I probably will never use. Just look at the options on Kegworks alone.
I thought I'd get a head start on today's salute to Hot Buttered Rum by making this easy, yet soul-warming cocktail on Thursday. First, the correct glassware, and I have a large collection, but for the life of me couldn't find a glass mug with a handle. Ok, I looked for maybe 5 minutes. Moving on.
Extremely easy to make and I went with David Wondrich's recipe on Esquire. Because Wondrich knows his shit. This drink breaks down to sugar cubes, hot water, 2 oz. of dark rum, butter and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Easy!
I was grabbing for Appleton's Dark Rum and decided to go with a favorite of mine, the Special, which has been good to me. See, I've already stopped following the rules - first glassware and now the rum.