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Jay’s Knock You on Your Ass Cider:
In a glass filled with ice, mix:
1oz Spiced Rum
10oz FRESH Apple Cider
Doesn’t sound like much but trust me, it WILL put a tickle behind your eyes. Stop into Jay’s Lounge at 1024 Jackson St. in West Scranton (just off Main Ave.) to try one for yourself.
By the way, the Sam Adams Winter Lager should be in your distributor’s greedy little hands now. If you enjoyed the Octoberfest, best you run down and get what you can now. It won’t be around much longer! Pick up the Winter Sampler pack as well. That beautiful box would make a Kris Kringle out of any Ebenezer.
Recipe by Jay May.
YES!!! I am back! Finally, having been cleared of wrong doing of the most rediculous nature; never take cough medicine at work, children. Here it is, folks, from me to you the October rendition of my D.O.M:
Harvest Moon Punch:
1 gal. Apple Cider (fresh is best if available)
6 Cinnamon Sticks
6 Star Anises
1 Orange Peel
Place all into a stainless steel pot and simmer for an hour (No boiling, Goddam it!). Strain the liquid off into a punch bowl, add a quart of your favorite bourbon and serve. Best served warm.
Recipe by Dale DeGroff published in October 2008, Playboy. Go get this Cocktail Guru’s book, The Essential Cocktail. Order here.
Don’t forget the Samual Adams Octoberfest Seasonal is out now! Grab some while you can! There are also many other seasonal brews being released now by other brewmasters. Experiment and see what your favorite is. Especially look for Harvest Moon by Blue Moon, Jinx by Magic Hat, and Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale by Anheuser-Busch (Michelob Brewing Company).
There is no “Rob Bresser’s DOM” for July 2008. This is due to personal issues I’ve had to tolerate in my professional life. I apologize for the lateness of this posting, I attempted to pass this month’s responsibility on to more available hands…. My bad.
Rest assured, the DOM should return next month. I hope.
This month is a drink truly suited for royalty. And as such takes quite a bit of time to prepare. I suggest having your servants prepare this one for you. If you don’t have any, get one. What do you mean you can’t afford to hire a servant? Then get a monkey and train him. Oh, right, valid point. The whole feces throwing thing can ruin a good drink. Hmmm… I know! Do what I do and con your friends into making it for you; tell them it’s a game or something. If you don’t have friends then I guess you’re on your own. Here it is:
The King Tut-tini:
1 bottle of Shiraz
2 oz Gin
2 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Orange Juice
1 T. cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 T. coca nibs
2 oz honey
A garnish of Gold leaf (can scrounge this from Goldschlager)
Mix all the ingredients together and allow them to infuse for at least 24 hours in the fridge. Then strain into martini glasses and add the Gold leaf garnish.
The recipe serves 6, but if you didn’t con your friends into making it for you then I guess you can have it all to yourself. Good luck with that, though. You’d have to be a raving lunatic or an extreme soberphobic to drink all of that. Oh, wait. Yea, I guess I would do that.
Cheers! And enjoy!
*Recipe by: Eric Simonis, Lacroix from the Rittenhouse; as seen in Pa’s Wine & Spirits quarterly, spring/summer edition 2008
3 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
3 oz Pineapple Juice
3 oz Hawaiian Punch®
Splash of Orange Juice
Mix the ingredients together in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a Mango wedge. (Optional)
This drink is sweet but refreshing. It might be a little “girl-y” but so is the entire friggin’ month. Seriously, I saw a tampon commercial that compared “that time of the month” to a rainy day. Depressing? Have a few of these, you won’t care anymore. Enjoy it as a teaser to all the refreshing summer drinks to come. Cheers!
-Rob “Reverend Thor” Bresser
P.S. Don’t forget, the new Sam Adams Seasonal is out. The Summer Ale is a great beer to enjoy after a day in the sun or when out with friends. Yes, I’m sorry to say the White Ale is gone. Almost literally. At least in my area the stuff was flying off shelves. Bars ran their taps dry and then couldn’t get more in, even last month! If you’re lucky enough to still have some, FedEx it to me. Also, try it with a slice of lemon; The sharp citrus really adds to the flavor. Enjoy!