Posted by Mindy Lvoff
Remember that butter syrup that we mentioned in our Red Hot Poker post? You know, the one where we emulsified butter and water together with the help of a handy little blend of gum arabic and xanthan gum from TIC Gums (TIC Pretested Ticaloid 310 S). Well, we found that just because the weather’s too warm for hot and delicious cocktails doesn’t mean that we’re ready to put away the butter syrup just yet.
Next It Drink? New Organic Liqueur Gives Us a Buzz For Summer!
There are few things we like here more than fashion. But a good drink is one of them. And if it's organic and less likely to give us a nasty headache, then all the better. Well, we just got a little sample of ROOT, the new certified organic spirit crafted by fave Philly-based brand Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, and, put simply, it's dangerously delicious and smells like the root beer of dreams. Allegedly, this new elixir was inspired by an 18th-century Pennsylvania folk recipe for Root Tea, and the Art gang are calling it "the first true American liqueur since the Pre-Prohibition Era." Given all the good ingredients—pure botanicals such as anise, birch bark, cloves, and cardamom—we're convinced ROOT could cure a hangover instead of cause one. After ordering a bottle or two online, our new drink of choice could be ROOT's summery spin on the Rusty Nail:
The Rusty ROOT
2 oz. Compass Box Peat Monster blended whisky
2 oz. ROOT
Dash Peychaud's Bitters
Stir ingredients over cold draft ice. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a flaming lemon twist.
You can think of ROOT as root beer's older, edgier brother. Available at Art in the Age, the new liquor is based on an 18th century Pennsylvania folk recipe that kicked the alcohol during those dark days known as Prohibition. Nice to have you back, ROOT. Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. Third St., 215-922-2600, www.artintheage.com
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
NFB Theatre, 150 John St. 4:15 pm.
SDTC checked out this doc, telling the tale of legendary Hawaiian tattoo master Sailor Jerry, last week, and left with a burning desire to cover ourselves head to toe in old-school Navy tattoos. (The term 'pier whore' was thrown around.) Check this out for a nostalgic glimpse at the seedy underbelly of WWII America, and get screwed, stewed and tattooed.
Cold Buttered Rum
June 16, 2009 · 8 Comments
Posted by Mindy Lvoff
Someone from Gyro worldwide dropped me a line about them changing the name of their ad agency to Quaker City Mercantile and buying a brewery and farm, what the f**k, bloody ad agencies…