Tiki Night @ Cucina 24

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Asheville friends, did you know that Cucina 24 throws a Tiki Party? No? Well you do now..  Details are below.

Saturday April 18th, 11:00-2:00 a.m.
$5 at the door
Food spread by Brian Cannipelli
Music by the Ouroboros Boys

The ever amazing tiki-ologist (I don’t think that’s a word but I can’t think of a better way to describe Donnie Pratt). Donnie is known around Asheville for his delectable cocktails, he’s also one of the few who does Tiki very well.  I got a preview of the cocktails he’ll be serving and they’re remarkable. He’ll be using rums like Appleton, Flor De Cana, and Sailor Jerry. He’ll also be making a concoction with Monkey Shoulder.  Who knew you could have a Scotch Tiki drink?

Check out the photos above an below. Then go see what all the fuss is about on the 18th. I can’t make it, so go imbibe a little for me.

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2014: A recap in cocktails

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2014 has been such a great year for us, not just for me and boozinQC but also for the Queen City.  We’ve had some pretty great cocktails come out of some of our favorite bars this year and I want to take a moment to highlight my favorites.

The Stow Away

Made by Stefan from Heist Brewery, this Sailor Jerry Tiki cocktail is sweet, fruity and perfect for warmer weather.

Sailor Jerry Rum

Strawberry Puree

Amaretto

Pineapple Juice

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The Scotchie Pippen

This cocktail has been etched into my memory since the day I had it.  Created by Andy Maurer at Soul for a tasting event with Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, David Allaridice.  It’s not readily available now but I’m sure the fellas at Soul could make a great substitute.

Glenfiddich 12yr

Pure Intentions Cold Brew

Orange Bitters

Glenfiddich infused whipped cream garnish

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Roasted Jalapeno Margarita

While margaritas aren’t normally my go-to cocktail, my friend Krissie adores them.  When we tried this gem from 1900 Mexican Grill, we were both surprised by how refreshing it was.

Espolon tequila

Watermelon Puree

Roasted Jalapenos

Fresh Lime

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The Root Daiquiri

You wont find this in Charlotte, but it’s close.  Sovereign Remedies in Asheville is home to this incredible drink.  With fresh ingredients, it is damn tasty.

Flor De Cana rum

Lime

Ginger

Dandelion

Burdock

Sasparilla

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Craft Cocktail Series- Soul Gastrolounge

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On Saturday September 27th, 15 people gathered around a bar, curious, thirsty and ready to learn.

Each attendee learned how to make three different classic cocktails and I don’t use the word classic lightly, each of these cocktails were made popular before 1950.   Check out the recipes and the photos below.  Huge thanks to Good Eats & Meets, Soul Gastrolounge and Andy Maurer for one hell of a Saturday afternoon.

 

Clover Club (1909)

Broker’s Gin

Simple Syrup

Raspberry Preserves

Egg White

 

De La Louisana (1937)

Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey

Dolin Sweet Vermouth

B&B

Absinthe (rinse)

Peychaud’s bitters

 

Queens Park Swizzle (1947)

Flor De Cana Gran Reserve 7Y

Lime Juice

Demerara Syrup

Mint Leaves

Peychaud’s Bitters

Angostura Bitters