Remember the limited edition Absolut Boston that came out a while back? If you've never heard of it, it was a black tea and elderflower-flavored vodka, and apparently it didn't taste like Boston's dirty water because it was popular enough that the company is apparently keeping it around as Absolut Wild Tea. We'll let you know how the tea party that is our review turns out and get it posted ASAP.
If you're a fan of Kahlua and its "Delicioso" ad campaign you might want to pay attention. The brand has released findings from a study saying 76% of people polled said the home is a better place for real conversation over a restaurant or bar, and they are encouraging people to spend a "Delicioso Night In" once a month. They offer entertaining suggestions and recipes, etc. - read the press release at CocktailGoGo.
At the same time they're encouraging you to stay home, however, they're also offering you a chance to go to Mexico - specifically Veracruz. You know from the ad campaign that it is a very intriguing place, so why wouldn't you want to head down there with three of your friends?
Kahlúa has partnered with Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez, and Chef Aarón will prepare the ultimate Delicioso Night In for one lucky winner and three other people of his/her choosing in New York before they are all whisked away to Veracruz, Mexico, the home of Kahlúa. Americans can join the movement and enter to win on
European bitters producers The Bitter Truth have released a new bitters liqueur called E**X**R in the US, and the big hook is that it has digestive properties, meaning you can help quash your sour belly after you eat too much by mixing a cocktail. That is what we call a win-win-win. We've gotten our bottle in for review and will review it post-haste.
Firmly rooted in the traditions of both classic sweet vermouths and alpine digestive tonics. Enjoy E**X**R in a pre-dinner Manhattan or Negroni or enjoy it neat after a rich meal to aid digestion. It's as delicate as the finest vermouths with an alcohol content that allows it to defy oxidation and the need for refrigeration. It's thoroughly intriguing and the most astounding new addition to the cocktailian arsenal.
We covered Beefeater's limited Summer Edition gin this past summer (seems like a good time for it) and we just got wind of a winter edition, which will also be released in limited quantities. It will come in around $20 and is only available in select markets. It's worth scoping out though, apparently - we loved the summer version, and the folks at Drink Spirits have plenty of nice things to say about the wintry one.
The orange from the nose presents itself solidly on the palate as more of an orange peel, accompanied by the pine from the juniper, which again is much softer and easier. The coriander from the nose is also very present on the palate, supported by cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of lemon and nutmeg. The finish is cool and clean, with juniper and a very subtle cinnamon that slightly lingers.
They go on to say its mellow nature will appeal to those who don't usually like gin, which we also found in the summer expression.
Yes, you read correctly - you can now buy whisky in a can. You can stuff your jet packs and flying cars - this is the brave new world we have been looking for. Now you can sit back and sip 12 ounces of the finest Panamanian whisky, sold as nature intended - in a can. Take that, doubters. Unless this is a joke - in that case we knew it the whole time.