Monday, May 30, 2011
I love my Mondays, 2pm and it is onto the back of the boat and working on the new cocktails for the book and eventually for the bar menu. Today is a very basic type of day in that we are going to take different ingredients and see how they work together, then when we find a good group of ingredients, we will start working with the liquors to create a fun new drink.
It is really interesting to see how things that you wouldn't think would taste good together do and others that you expect to taste good together don't. Orange juice is one of those juices that really make a cocktail or it can totally overpower the mix and ruin it. We have been working with Fee's flavored bitters and syrups as well as different juices and liqueurs to develop new flavors that we can add rum to for a new cocktail. This was the legacy of great cocktailers like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic, their ability to blend things to create a taste made them legendary. ;o)