Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#ThankYouMiami Talks Miami Cocktail News

There is much excitement in the land of Miami cocktails. For starters, the much anticipated Total Wine opened its doors last Thursday at Miami Beach's 5th and Alton Shops, the white building you see as you come over the McArthur previously dedicated to errand runs to Publix, Best Buy, Staples, etc. This means that moving forward our fridge will be filled with growlers (yes, the new Total Wine fills 32 oz. and 62 oz. growlers!) instead of groceries and that our electronic and office supply problems will have to be resolved over vino. Because, you know, priorities. 

Meanwhile in classy man pastures, Botran Rum launched #TheBotranMan contest to give South Florida a chance to recognize and show appreciation for the men in our lives who goes above and beyond for their family, friends, and community. Exemplified by Miami legend Emilio Estefan, #TheBotranMan is someone who exemplifies the brand's legacy, heritage and excellence with a signature style. If you know a man that fits the bill, you have one week left to enter his name into the contest by emailing  a brief description of him to thebotranman [at] rock orange [dot] com. The winner gets an ultimate prize package inspired by Emilio Estefan. Did we mention Emilio Estefan will be one of the judges?

Last, but not least, it's Fall in cocktailandia. We may be sweating our butts off, being blown to Kingdom Come by the hurricane-like sea breeze pero in the land of cocktails it's all Ugg boots and PSLs. We'll leave you with these three delicious Fall cocktail recipes for when you're ready to join in on the sweater weather fun:

1. In The Rough
2 oz. Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila
3 dashes sour cherry bitters
Pomegranate molasses
2 brandied cherries as garnish

Add all ingredients to mixing glass, add ice, stir until properly diluted, and strain into a Coupe.

2. Warm Up
2 oz. Maestro Dobel Reposado Tequila
2 oz. apple cider
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1 cinnamon stick and dusting of All Spice for garnish

Add all ingredients to tin, add ice, shake and strain into a Coupe.

3. Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkinshine by Challo Shott
Puréed pumpkin pulp/meat
Brown sugar
Apple juice
Apple cider
Cinnamon whipped cream for garnish

If you know how to make homemade moonshine, good luck to you. We'll just be heading to Better Days where they've already done the hard work for us. Cheers!


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