Welcome to Our B(ooze) Log
|Spring 2023||Summer 2023||Fall 2023||Winter 2023|
|Chai Goes the Lemon||Isla Pear'rito|
|Fashioned of Chai||Kola Tai|
|Parche'd Apple||Slung Pear|
|Mule'd Apple Cider||Napa Libertad||
|Spring 2022||Summer 2022||Autumn 2022||Winter 2022|
|*W.W.A.D.?||Acadian Buttefly||Spicy Dog||Breakfast Sour|
|*NVD Beautiful Day||Paramour||Fall French 75||Sgroppino Pie|
|*Geranium Lemon Drop||Peach Mojito||Dirty Grapefruitini||Spicy Toast|
|*Up North Old Fashioned||St Angele||Holiday Leftovers|
|Spring 2021||Summer 2021||Autumn 2021||Winter 2021|
|* Indian Springs Spritz||* Caribbean Sunset||* Blue Da-Ba-Dee||* Portland Old Fashioned|
|* Carmel by the Sea||* Pineapple Sunrise||* Jennifer Juni-Pear||* Poms'mo|
|* Garden Grove||* Pink Flamingo||* BlueBerry Sangria||* By the Fire|
|* Citrus Heights||* Bird of Paradise||* Rosey Mule||* Pom Beach Tea|
|Spring 2020||Summer 2020||Autumn 2020||Winter 2020|
|* Yellow Brick Road||* Strawberry Coast||* Goldfinger||*Winter Wonderland|
|* Ruby Shoes||* Pirates Booty||* The Oscar Goes to...||*Sugar n' Spice|
|* There's No Place like Home||* Walk the Plank||* The Manhattan Experiment||*Naughty & Nice|
|* Behind the Curtain||* Davy Jones Locker||* Key Largo||*Mint Condition|
The History of the Daiquiri
Picture it: Ernest Hemmingway drinking a Daiquiri in a poorly lit bar corner as he penned Islands in the Stream. Incorporating the magical blend of flavors into the pages, a cocktail that would transcend time just as the pages it was written on.
Legend has it that after a hard day’s work in the hot tropical weather of Cuba, a man named Jennings Cox invited some guests to his home for a much needed drink. Finding that he lacked an adequate stock of imported Gin, Cox realized he only had local Rum to serve his guests, which he refused to serve straight. Looking around his kitchen, he decided to add a bit of lime juice and sugar.
After just a few sips, Cox and his guests realized they were on to something special, worthy of a name that would stand out in a crowd. Being just a short distance from the village of Daiquiri, they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect title for this most refreshing cocktail.
Our Rumslinger Rum
Napa Valley Distillery is proud to present to you our very first Rum. It is a very special offering that requires a little explanation. We chose to age our Rum in 10-15 gal former Bourbon barrels which have kissed our Rum with a generous tint of color and a tantalizing Bourbon note. Unlike any Rum we’ve ever tasted, we highly recommend enjoying this Rum neat, or in your favorite island inspired libations. Also, try it in a Rum Old Fashioned. Delish!
Our Daiquiri Cocktail
With the introduction of Rum to our lineup, the Daiquiri was an obvious choice for our new Cocktail. Its rich history makes it a perfect addition to our line-up of craft cocktails in a bottle! Made with NVD Rum, the Daiquiri the perfect cocktail for a hot summer day. We hope that you enjoy this cocktail with appreciation for the fact that this is the perfect time in our history to celebrate the culture, music, food, and drinks of Cuba. Cheers!
NVD Aged Eggnog*
12 large eggs (pasteurized if you need peace of mind)
3/4 lb (12oz) sugar (or to taste)
1 pint (16oz) half-n-half
1 pint (16oz) whole milk
1 pint (16oz) heavy cream
8oz NVD Rumslinger Rum
8oz NVD Brandy Cordial
8oz NVD 2007 Bourbon Mash Whiskey OR NVD 2012 Bourbon Whiskey
2oz NVD Grand California (optional, if not using add 1oz more each of Rum & Bourbon)
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (plus more for serving)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Ingredients for NVD Grand Cali Whipped Cream (optional):
1 cup (8oz) heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1.5tsp NVD Grand California
Instructions for Nog:
Separate the eggs and store the whites for another purpose.
Beat the yolks with the sugar and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl until the mixture lightens in color and falls off the whisk in a solid "ribbon."
Combine dairy, booze and salt in a second bowl or pitcher and then slowly beat into the egg mixture.
Move to a large glass jar (or a couple of smaller ones) and store in the fridge for a minimum of 2 weeks. A month would be better, and two better still. In fact, there's nothing that says you couldn't age it a year, but I've just never been able to wait that long. (And yes, you can also drink it right away.)
Serve in mugs or cups topped with a dallop of NVD Grand Cali Whipped Cream and little extra nutmeg grated right on top.
Instructions for NVD Grand Cali Whipped Cream:
Add the heavy cream and sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip until it forms soft peaks. Add the brandy and mix in.
*Retooled recipe from Alton Brown 2014 - http://altonbrown.com/eggnog-recipe/