Thursday, June 25, 2009

Carmen Operetta's favorite Bull Dog gin cocktails

In the mood for a morning/digestive cocktail?

Bull Dogaffiene
Equal parts of 1 1/2 oz. each:
BullDog gin
Kahlua(any coffee liqueur
Half and half cream
-add all items in a shaker full of ice (shake)and pour into a martini glass.
-garnish with 3 espresso/coffee beans

London BullDog
3oz. Bulldog gin
1/2 teaspoon Maraschino liqueur
3-6 dashes orange bitters
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
-add all items in a shaker full of ice(shake) and pour into a martini glass.
-garnish with an orange twist/slice/ or wedge

BullDog Collins
3oz. BullDog gin
1oz. FRESH lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
6-8 mint leaves/ 3-4 beautiful looking mint springs
*Perrier/*Pellegrino(sparkling water)
-add gin, lemon juice, and sugar into a rock glass.
-Put in the mint leaves and muddle.
-Add ice and stir gently.
-top off with sparkling water.
-garnish with a lemon twist and mint springs

5oz. BullDog gin
3oz. Sake
-add items into a shaker full with ice and shake.
-pour into a martini glass.
-garnish with a lemon twist.

8oz. BullDog gin
-add gin into a shaker glass full of ice shake.
-pour into a martini glass.
-garnish a twist or olives.

**This method can also be poured into a rock glass over ice or neat**

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekly cocktail Recipe's


2 oz. Espresso
1 1/2 oz. Brandy
1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. Benedictine
splash of simple syrup
splash Bailey's

Procedure: Shake all items with ice in a shaker.
Prep: Chilled martini glass
Garnish: Orange twist OR 3 espresso beans

3 more to indulge!

Aperolini :
1 1/2 oz. Citrus Vodka
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3/4 oz. Aperol

Procedure:Shake all ingredients togther in a shaker with ice.
Prep: Chilled martini glass
Garnish: Lemon twist

The Dry Can :
1 oz. Canton ginger liquor
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz. Campari
3/4 oz. Orange juice

Procedure: Shake all ingredients together with ice in a shaker.
Prep: Rock glass filled with ice(crushed if possible)
Garnish: Orange wheel
*This libation can also be served neat.

Eladio's No.3 :
2 oz. Boodle's gin
3/4 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
6-8 Mint leaves
Sparkling water(Perrier/Pellegrino)

Prcedure: Put the mint leaves, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice.
Shake for 20 seconds. Add Boodle's gin and shake again for another 20 seconds.
Pour into a rock glass filled with crushed ice.
Prep: Rock glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish: 2-3 Mint springs
Eladio Huitzil recipe's (Hudson Bar and Books-bartender)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cigar Info.

The Martinez brothers hand roll: Churchills, Coronas, Torpedos, Maduros, and several more at thier factory. These cigars can fit any cigar lover's standard. They come in mild/medium to full bodied and can be paired with several wines, ports, and single malts.

Libation Pairings:

Ruby/Tawny ports

  • Raina Santa (ruby)
  • Churchill (LBV) Late Bottle Vintage (tawny)

Dessert wines

  • Sauternes,2005, Chateau Saint-Michel
  • Muscat De Beaumes De Venise, Domaine De Durban

Red wines

  • St. Emillion, Grand Cru, 2002, Chateau Rocheyron, Bordeaux, France
  • Rioja, 2006, Amagre, Spain

The Martinez brothers

http://www.martinezcigars.comHand rollers from the Dominican Republic that have their own factory right here in NYC!

171 W.29th st. NYC 212.239.4049

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

legal update.....

Paperwork is going smoothe and hopefully the taping/publishing of the show will re-start within @2 weeks! Thank you for your patience and PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK!!!
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Thank you for the support,
Carmen Operetta

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Show on pause!

The show will be published ASAP! My legal team has stopped the publishing until all clearances are completed! I'm working as fast as I can folks!

Carmen Operetta