Do you ever wonder about the origin story of played out dishes and cocktails? Where they come from, when they were invented, how they became cliche? No? Well pipe down and come anyway as it will be both interesting and delicious as we explore how common cuisine and cocktails became so all while plying you with our takes on both. You will get 3 courses created by Executive Chef Nathan Pauley and paired with cocktails designed by Cait Moorhead (plus a few bonuses here and there) This Pairing will feature the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. So join us as it will be groovy– can you dig? You will be rewarded all the points if you come dressed in theme.
World Gin Day 2018 is going to be celebrated on the 9th of June 2018. The Winslow is entering a specialty cocktail this year called the “BrockMe All Night Long” using Brockmans Gin and created by the manager Cait Moorehead. Brockmans Gin is known for its amazing flavor which is why is it is appreciated and loved by Gin enthusiasts and non gin drinkers as well.
Don’t Forget To Vote: Brockme All Night Long
- 1.5 oz. Brockmans Gin
- 0.5 oz. Averell Damson Plum Sloe Gin
- 0.25 oz. Lavender infused Dry Vermouth (to rinse glass)
- 0.5 oz. Heavy Cream
- 2 oz. Sparkling Water
- 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
- 2 dashes Dashfire Hibiscus Bitters
- In a chilled large coup, do a rinse with a Lavender infused Dry Vermouth (used here Noilly Pratts Dry Vermouth) and at the base of the glass add 2oz sparkling water (used here club soda). Set aside
- In a shaker add 1.5oz Brockmans, 0.5oz Averell Damson Plum Sloe Gin, 0.75oz heavy cream, 0.5oz simple syrup, and 2 dashes of Dashfire Hibiscus bitters
- Heavily Shake (as if an egg white cocktail)
- Fine strain shaker ingredients into the previously set up large coup glass
World Gin day 2018 is now in its 10th year. This event is organized by Gin Monkey with the simple idea that people from all over the world will get together and drink some gin. Here’s the Facebook World Gin Day link.
The Winslow’s special is the Brockmans & Tonic for $8 unto 8pm.
Cait also has entered the “BrockMe All Night Long” into the Tales of the Cocktail which will be $13 all day and night.
Brockmans uses the following botanicals:
Wild juniper grown in Tuscany which gives Brockmans Gin that perfumery note, as all hints of pine and lavender.
Uniqe and original, these Northern European blueberries give Brockmans that dry fruity smoothness and wonderful flora aroma.
These bitter Spanish almonds have oils that help unite all of the ingredients.
Also from Northern Europe, these blackberries supply a perfumery aroma adding a rich taste to the gin.
Important to the gin distilling process, these sticks from China provide a light woody aroma and sweetness on the palate.
From Murcia Spain, these lemon rinds add a zesty citrus tang that is refreshing and bright.
These seeds from Bulgaria provide a combination of spicy sage and citrus notes.
These spices from Belgium and Saxony are earthy and give Brockmans that sophisticated dry gin edge.
Also from Murcia Spain, these orange peels offer zesty aromas that are flagrant, fruity, and soft on the palate.
This root of the iris flower which grows naturally in Italy has floral notes with hints of violet. The orris root helps bring these elements together.
These spice from Southeast Asia in spiced gin is warm and has cinnamon notes.
Brockmans Gin Distillation Process:
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Brockmans unique recipe of naturally grown aromatic botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit for many hours to release their natural oils and aromas. The more traditional notes of gin are combined with a refreshing influence of citrus and aromatic wild berries. Bulgarian coriander plays its part, providing an aromatic, gingery orange top note. This blends perfectly with the soft and rounded harmonies of blueberries and blackberries, all of which is supported by the bottom note of Tuscan juniper berries. Dry, bittersweet Valencian orange peel elongates the deeper tones and gives an intensely smooth finish.
Thereafter, Brockmans is slowly distilled in a 100 year old traditional copper still, where we capture the heart of the gin distillation. The distinctive gin notes derived from Brockmans unique recipe deliver an exquisite intensely smooth gin, with a uniquely defining sensual taste experience.
Brockmans is like no other gin. For gin enthusiasts it is a revelation, for gin novices it is about discovering an unexpected individual taste. It stands proudly alone from the many other types of gin due to the unique recipe of exquisite botanicals and the patient steeping distillation process. Where the more traditional notes of gin are combined with a refreshing influence of citrus and aromatic wild blackberries and blueberries. This creates an intensely smooth gin taste that is sensual and daringly different.
The unrivalled taste of this beautifully made gin can be enjoyed simply neat over ice. It is refreshingly different when served with tonic or ginger ale. For the mixologists amongst us it opens up a whole world of new taste experiences when mixed in gin cocktails.
*taken from Brockmans Gin
About Brockmans Gin
Brockmans is an independent English gin company set up by the founding partners, Neil Everitt and Bob Fowkes together with 2 other friends. With over 60 years combined experience in the drinks industry and a wealth of knowledge in gin distillation, they set out to write a new chapter in this famous English spirit’s history. In their words, “The aim was to create a gin so smooth and sensual, you would want to drink it neat over ice”.
That history has been written and the unique exquisite taste of Brockmans now has a massive following of loyal fans in over 30 countries around the world. Loved by gin drinkers and non-gin drinkers alike, it now has countless prestigious awards to its name. It is the gin of note.
Learn To Make Brockmans Cocktails
Tuesday May 29th 10pm
Hosted by: Bobby Sheehan
With: Joseph Weinhouse
(One Drink Minimum)
The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place for the first time in Portugal following the country’s first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine with the song “Amar pelos dois“, performed by Salvador Sobral. The contest will be held at the Altice Arena in Lisbon and will consist of two semi-finals on 8 and 10 May and a final on 12 May 2018. The three live shows will be hosted by Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado.
Forty-three countries will participate in the contest, equalling the record of the 2008 and 2011 editions. Russia will return after their absence from the previous edition, and for the first time since 2011, no country will be withdrawing from the contest.
Bidding phase and host city selection
On the day of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 final, it was reported that Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) would accept the challenge of organising the 2018 contest in case of a victory. Following Sobral’s triumph, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, issued the hosting invitation to RTP during the winner’s press conference. The following day, the director-general of RTP, Nuno Artur Silva, confirmed that the broadcaster would organise the contest in 2018 and mentioned MEO Arena (later renamed Altice Arena) in Lisbon as a likely venue to host the contest. On 15 May 2017, RTP appeared to have confirmed Lisbon as the host city, but clarified the following day that no final decision had been taken regarding both the host city and venue.
The basic requirements to select a host city were set out in a document presented by the EBU to RTP following their win in Kiev:
- A suitable venue that can accommodate around 10,000 spectators.
- An international press centre for 1,500 journalists with adequate facilities for all the delegates.
- A good distribution of hotel rooms, at different price categories, able to accommodate at least 2,000 delegates, accredited journalists and spectators.
- An efficient transport infrastructure, including a nearby international airport with readily available connections with the city, venue and hotels.
Besides Lisbon, other cities signalled their interest in bidding to host the 2018 contest: Braga, Espinho, Faro, Gondomar, Guimarães, and Santa Maria da Feira. The mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, declared he would not be interested in “spending millions of euros” to host the contest, but he would support a bid from the Metropolitan Area of Porto (Espinho, Gondomar and Santa Maria da Feira).
On 13 June 2017, RTP representatives met with the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group at the EBU headquarters in Geneva. During the meeting, RTP officials attended a workshop covering several topics related with hosting the Eurovision Song Contest and learned from the experience of the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC. They also had the opportunity to present their first plans for the 2018 contest, including multiple proposals for host city and venue.
On 25 July 2017, the EBU and RTP announced that Lisbon had been selected as the host city, overcoming confirmed bids from Braga, Gondomar, Guimarães and Santa Maria da Feira. In addition, RTP indicated the Parque das Nações, where Altice Arena is located, as the site for the shows.
Taken From Wikipedia