Imbibe Trade Show Competition (On-trade only)

This a little message from the folks at Imbibe about a competition with a rather excellent prize, unfortunately for my consumer readers, this is only open for folks working in the drinks industry and so the general public are not eligible to enter.

But as some consolation for those who are not eligible please scroll down for a note on a New York inspired cocktail just for you.

CLICK HERE to register for Imbibe Live 2012

New York Cocktail amde with J.W. Dant Bourbon



New York Cocktail

60ml Rye or Bourbon whiskey (we used J.W. Dant Bourbon)
20ml  fresh lime juice
10ml grenadine
5ml sugar syrup
Add orange peel & lemon twist in shaker
Shake with ice & strain


The Taste
(by Mrs. Smith)

The nose was delicious: fresh, fruity and sweet, but in a refreshing way that reminded me of fruit chews. After the sweetness, more genuine fruit notes came through: orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon all came to mind at various points.

The taste started off with a lovely lime flavour that has a sherbet-like sharpness to it. This then fades into a more weighty, but still sweet woodiness, followed by a creamy vanilla flavour.

The finish was a lighter version of the creamy butteriness that you can get with some ginger beers; the fresh fruitiness endures, however, and keeps the flavour vibrant until the very end. Lovely.

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About DTS

partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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