Drink Green with Compostable Plastic

I try to consider the environment in my daily activities, including my enjoyment of fine wine, beer, and cocktails. Say you are having a party and don’t want the glasses piling up in your kitchen. You also don’t want to through away a ton of plastic cups. If you have access to a compost pile or a composter, then Eco-Products has your solution: compostable plastic cups made from corn.  Affordable and good for the planet. I like it.

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Published in: on August 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Mmmmmm . . . Spatlese

2008 Leitz Rudesheim Magdalenekreuz Riesling Spatlese.  It’s a German riesling and John likes it.  I may have to find me a bottle of this, and you should too.

Published in: on August 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Call It A Slapshot, You Can Call It Whatever

Now that I have a home bar, I have been playing with various cocktails. Although I should probably be spending this time preparing my second post about our recent trip to Italy, here is my first in a series of posts sharing some of my favorite cocktail recipes. This one is our House Drink; I call it The Slapshot. A tip of the hat to On Frozen Blog for turning me onto the basics for this one — if it good enough for Ovechkin it is good enough for me. The portions for the ingredients are my own and experimentation is always recommended.

The Slapshot

1.5 oz. Vodka (for a good, inexpensive mixing vodka, I recommend Smirnoff)
1.5 oz. Limoncello (homemade, if you are feeling ambitious)
0.5 oz. Grappa
Dash of Vermouth
Appx. 1/2 lemon worth of fresh lemon juice
Simple syrup (amount depends on individual taste)

A Slapshot and a Shot of J.K.A Slapshot and a Shot of J.K.

Published in: on August 3, 2009 at 9:05 pm  Comments (2)