Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Winter Warmers:
New January Cocktails

Our drink menu offers an array of different cocktails to choose from. We try to switch things up and bring new and interesting drinks to intrigue you each month. For January, we have tried out a few new and a few old (but with an Uptown twist) cocktails this month for you to enjoy and help warm you from this bitter winter weather. You will find something warm, something fruity, an Uptown twist to the original and something just "different." Come in and give one a try!

Hot Buttered Rum
Dating back to colonial times when people began adding rum to hot beverages such as toddies or nogs, this beverage has been warming people every winter since. Our recipe includes Gosling's Black Seal dark rum, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Come down and warm up with this traditional winter time warmer.

The Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Who says you need a big event to toast champagne? This drink is perfect for any occasion and we created our own pomegranate infused vodka for this cocktail. We have taken fresh pomegranate and let it sit in a cool dark place to allow the flavors to infuse with the vodka. Top it with some bubbly and fresh pomegranate seeds and you have yourself the perfect toast. 

The Ultimate Alexander
This drink is an alteration to the famous Brandy Alexander. The Brandy Alexander is a sweet brandy-based cocktail made with creme de cacao that became popular in the early 20th century. Although the exact origin is unclear, some say it was named after the Russian tzar Alexander while others claim it was created in London. Sometimes you will find this as an ice cream drink or served on the rocks. We have created a sweet blend of brandy, creme de cacao, chocolate syrup and whipped cream to become the Ultimate Alexander.

Sake is one of those liquors where it is a either a love or hate relationship. It is an alcoholic drink brewed from rice, and it has the highest naturally occurring alcohol content of any brewed beverage. Hhhmmm, makes great for a martini right? Sake has been gaining popularity in the U.S over the course of the last year. More and more restaurants are bringing in this traditional Japenese beverage, and bartenders are coming up with some amazing cocktails using it. Our sake-tini is a traditional martini made with dianjo, a full body sake made using only the finest rice "yamada-nishiki" and natural spring water "miyamizu." Pickled ginger-stuffed olives finish off this "tini."

1 comment:

  1. They all sound good, but I will try the Ultimate Alexander first. This newsletter has me wanting to come up there right now & work my way through the menu!