Since michy's restaurant in Miami only has a beer and wine liscence, Bar Manager Will Rivas has cleverly come up with a special menu of "light cocktails" that contain less than 22% alcohol. This one features tart and sweet flavors, combining freshly muddled green apples, maple syrup and sherry.
In this tart, the play is on the perennial pairing of apples and cheese. The edgy tartness of Granny Smith apples is idyllic with a best-quality aged, extra-sharp Cheddar cheese. Sage seals the deal with its effortlessly earthy touch.
This tart comes together in minutes. Assemble it just before your cocktail guests arrive and bake while they wait. The house is filled with wonderful aromas and the tart bakes in just 20-25 minutes. Serve it very warm, while the cheese is still gooey and gently oozing from the edges of the tart wedges. This tart makes the perfect appetizer companion to a sturdy red wine, or pair it with a salad to make a complete meal.
Experimenting with different sweeteners has given the bartending world miracles like agave nectar, infused simple syrups, and sugar cane syrups. Another prominent sweetie behind a lot of bars these days is rich, toasty maple syrup. With many different grades ranging from Extra Light to the very dark Grade B, maple syrup goes beyond just sweetening a drink, adding wide array of flavor characteristics that deepen and complicate the way a cocktail tastes. To get you started, try my hard cider cocktail made with maple syrup, bourbon, and Applejack.
Regardless if dad, grandpa, or another significant fatherly figure first became a proud papa at the turn of the century or in 2013, there’s a drink for each and every one of them. Here’s a plethora of picks for the male parent who helped us grow up to our present selves.
With so many music festivals; peace, love and spring was always in the air. If pops prefers popping open a Mike's Hard Lemonade Shandy, we'll admire his counterculture and experimental attitude. If he's feeling really groovy, and a bit more earthy, we'll positively suggest this festive concoction by Quinn Stephenson of Coyote Cafe, The Den and Geronimo.
Happy National Sangria Day! To spice up your sangria recipes for winter, add one very festive ingredient — champagne — with brandy, chablis, and fruit. The recipe is courtesy of Havana Central in New York City.
Our Dakota Green Apple Pie is made with tart green apples and is not only delicious, but features a top crust that is decorated as an apple tree made with pie crust cutouts for a delightful presentation.