'Reverting back to the classics through decadance and indulgence'
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Everyone has a first...
Do you ever wonder what makes a really good cocktail? I am not talking about your favorite usual (be it a gin and tonic or rum and coke) but that one cocktail we have all had that made us go 'WOW'. I am sure you can remember who you were with, where you were and what gave it that particular 'WOW' factor. I remember my first 'really good cocktail', I was 21 years old and in New York City. This particular cocktail was unlike any other I had before. At first I thought it might of been the atmosphere at the Ballroom lounge, the cute bartender, the fabulous clothes or the purchase of my new designer handbag. When I think about it now it really was just that cocktail. One that seems now so simplistic in nature yet delivers a kiss of elegance with every sip time and time again. Soft, subtle and delicious, this particular cocktail was a the Mimosa, in a class of its own. One might ask what makes bubbles, grapes and oranges so irresistible. I know I would. It's simple really, made with the finest champagne, blended with freshest squeezed California oranges, garnished with a orange twist wrapped around the lip of the glass to awaken all of your senses. Now its more than just bubbles, grapes and oranges, isn't it?
So...are you thirsty yet?
This is your opportunity to embark on a journey with me as I rediscover old classics and new phenomenons.
In life cocktails truly are our Simple Indulgence.
I am 23 years old and for the majority of my life I was raised in Burlington, Ontario. Since the age of 14 I have worked in pretty much every aspect of the food and beverage industry. I truly am a product of the industry. I have a passion for mixology and love creating and innovating cocktails. Sometimes life can be to fast paced with too many things to accomplish in one day. We all need our guilty pleasures and sometimes simple gratification to make our days feel shorter. It's important we all can indulge. I hope that my blog will help you escape mediocrity and embrace the absurdities around you, even if only for a moment.