On the Rocks New Amsterdam™ Vodka Bartender Challenge at the Club at Riverstone
New Amsterdam Vodkas: Straight, Peach, Pineapple, Coconut, Orange, Citron, Red Berry and Mango.
|Vincent Baldridge of Black Tie Co, with his vintage shaker|
preparing a Savoury Dog for our libation pleasure
So with that, here is the recipe for the winning cocktail:
1 oz. New Amsterdam Citron
½ oz. New Amsterdam Coconut
½ oz. Lemon Pepper Simple Syrup
½ oz. Lemon Juice
2 drops Bittermens Xocolatt Mole Bitters
Top with Topo Chico Soda
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: Coconut slice, lemon zest, jalapeno, flamed
Combine all ingredients, except Topo Chico Soda, add ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top with soda and garnish with Coconut slice, lemon zest, jalapeno, flamed.
|Nathan Refell Flames It up!!!|
Zest of 5 lemons
10 habanero peppers, seeded & chopped
8 cups of superfine sugar
4 cups of water
Add lemon zest and peppers to water. Bring to a boil, add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Strain using a chinois strainer. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
More Photos from On The Rocks Competition
Sip & Stroll at Imperial Sugar
More Photos from the Sip & Stroll
Bistro Brunch at Sugar Land Town Square
Isabel Protomartir, a Greater Houston Area foodster I know via Tastemade!
More Photos from Bistro Brunch
Boxing it Up to Go
Overall the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair was one great taste after another for this Food Media Dude. From the Rocking On The Rocks Cocktail Challenge to the rollicking shenanigans of the Sip & Stroll at the historic Imperial Sugar Factory, to the sun and rain-soaked Bistro Brunch in the Sugar Land Town Square, there was something for all food and beverage lovers of all taste profiles. Just get And just so you know, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce & The Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston were the producing partners and beneficiaries of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair.
I can't wait to see what they do next year!
Eat Happy, Y'all!!!