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December 31, 2017 |

New Year's Day Ginn Fizz

NEW YEAR'S DAY GINN FIZZ

 

aka NVD Old Hollywood Ginn Fizz:

 

You may have noticed that we spend a lot of time discussing and writing recipes for Gin and other Fizzes. Well, what can we say other than we absolutley love them and thus we continuiously find new and interesting ways to make them. We hope you enjoy!

This easy-peasy recipe is perfect when you are entertaining and want to make a quick and easy version of the classic Ramos Fizz. Using a blender removes the pain of dry shaking leaving you and your guests with the great pleasure of Ginn Fizz CONSUMPTION.

This recipe is especially nice if you have imbibed a bit more than usual the night before. Please note: The NVD Booze Crew loves the craft of the traditional Ramos Fizz.

We also love this version as it is perfect for larger batches which are perfect and so convenient when you are entertaining on New Year's Day, Sunday Brunch, or Wednesday for breakfast ;-) Cheers!

 

 


Ingredients: 

Makes 1 batch = 4-8 Ginn Fizzes

6oz NVD Old Hollywood Ginn
4oz Organic Half and Half
2oz Organic egg whites from a carton
1.5oz Organic rich syrup (2:1 Sugar to water)
1 tsp Orange Blossom Water
1.25oz Organic fresh lime juice
1.25oz Organic fresh lemon juice
Ice

Garnish: Ground Nutmeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harware: Blender, measuring cups, teaspoon

Glassware: Cocktail Coupes or Champagne glasses (wine glasses are fine if you that's what you have)

Preparation:

Set out glassware.

Measure all ingredients out first. 

1. Fill blender half full with ice.

2. Add NVD OH Ginn, H&H, egg whites, rich syrup, orange blossom water and blend on high until there are no ice chunks left and all ingredients are incorporated  - 15 - 45 seconds depending on your blender.

3. Stop blender. Add lime and lemon juices. Blend again on high for 10 seconds.

4. Taste. Adjust ingredients to your taste (maybe add more Ginn, syrup, more citrus juices, or more orange blossom water) but don't stray too far. 

5. Immediatly fill glasses evenly and sprinkle with nutmeg and serve. 

Keep any remaining liquid in the fridge to top off your guest's glasses. 

 
Time Posted: Dec 31, 2017 at 4:18 PM
 
December 14, 2016 |

NVD Aged Eggnog

NVD Aged Eggnog*
 

Ingredients for Nog:

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/

Time Posted: Dec 14, 2016 at 11:35 AM
 
December 30, 2014 |

The Solo Maria

Ingredients
1.5oz Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila or other Premium Reposado Tequila.
.5oz C&B's Quinine Tonic Syrup
San Pellegrino Pompelmo Soda 
4-8 drops Napa Valley Bitters - Tamarind Lime Chili Bitters
Garnish: .5 Grapefruit wheel

Preparation
Add Tequila, Tonic syrup and bitters into a highball glass and stir. Fill with ice. Stir. Top with San Pellegrino Pompelmo Soda. Add straw and stir slowly. Garnish with .5 grapefruit wheel. 


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM
 
December 30, 2014 |

The Close-Up

Ingredients
1.5oz NVD Old Hollywood Ginn
.75oz C&B's Quinine Tonic Syrup
1 tsp fresh lime juice
4-8 drops Napa Valley Bitters - Strawberry Rhubarb Bitters
Seltzer or Club Soda
Garnish: Lime wheel

Preparation
Combine Ginn, Tonic syrup, bitters and lime juice in a lowball or old fashioned glass. Stir. Add ice. Stir. Top with seltzer or club soda. Stir. Garnish with lime wheel. Enjoy and repeat. 


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM
 
December 30, 2014 |

Lime Gimlet

Ingredients
2oz NVD Old Hollywood Ginn
.5oz Sonoma Syrup Co. - Sweetened Lime Syrup
.25oz Fresh lemon juice
6-8 Drops Napa Valley Bitters - Tamarind Lime Chili Bitters
Garnish: Lime Wheel

Preparation:
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Float lime wheel on top of cocktail.


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM
 
December 30, 2014 |

Apple Brandy Rickey

Ingredients
1.5oz NVD Apple Brandy
.5oz Sonoma Syrup Co. - Sweetened Lime Syrup
Club Soda
Lime & Aromatic Bitters (Try Apothecary Bitters Co.)
Garnish: Lemon or Lime Twist & a thin slice of apple. 

Preparation
Add all ingredients into a highball glass. Stir. Fill with ice. Stir. Top with Club Soda. Garnish with twist and apple slice. 


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM
 
December 30, 2014 |

The Sidecar

Ingredients
1.5oz NVD Brandy Cordial
.75 Grand Marnier
.75oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice (Meyer if you have it!)
5 Drops Orange Bitters (Try Berg & Hauck's, Bittercube, AZ Bitter Lab, or Cocktail Punk)
Garnish: Orange or Lemon Twist & more bitters

Preparation 
Combine ingredients into shaker filled with ice, stake until well chilled. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. Add several drops of bitters to the foamy top coating the cocktail.


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

 

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2014 at 12:01 PM
 
December 29, 2014 |

Napa Valley Sazerac

Ingredients
1.5oz NVD Brandy Cordial
.25oz Herbsaint (or premium Absinthe)
3-5 dashes bitters (Berg & Hauck's Creole Bitters, Scrappy's Orleans, 5 by 5 Tonic's Aromatic)
Garnish: Lemon twist

Preparation
Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice and set aside. In a second Old-Fashioned glass, add Creole bitters and the Brandy Cordial and stir to mix. Emptly the ice from the reserved glass. Quickly add the Herbsaint and swirl the glass to coat. Discard remaining Herbsaint. Pour the brandy/bitters mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with a swath of lemon peel. 


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

Time Posted: Dec 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM
 
December 29, 2014 |

The North Star

Ingredients
2oz NVD Pear Brandy
1oz Tait Farm Spiced Apple Shrub
2oz Sparkling Wine
1 Sugar Cube 
3-5 Dashes Berg & Hauck's Aromatic Bitters (Try Orange or Lemon).
Garnish: Orange Twist

Preparation
Place suger cube into a Champagne flute and douse with bitters. Set aside. Add Pear Brandy and Spiced Apple Shrub to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into reserved Champage flute. Top with 2-4 oz Sparkling Wine. Garnish with an orange twist. 


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

Time Posted: Dec 29, 2014 at 7:48 PM
 
December 29, 2014 |

The Genteel Pear

Ingredients
2oz NVD Pear Brandy
.75oz fresh lemon juice (Meyer if you have it!)
.75oz Ginger Gum Syrup
1 egg white*
1/8 tsp Orange Flower Water
3-5 dashes Berg & Hauck's Aromatic Bitters (Also try Orange or Lemon)
Garnish: a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg

Preparation
Add egg white to a cocktail shaker. Vigorously "Dry Shake" the egg white for 30 seconds untill it's good and foamy. Fill shaker with ice, add Pear Brandy, lemon juice, ginger gum syrup, and orange blossom water. Shake vigorously until thouroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktil coupe. Carefully place 3-5 evenly spaced 'dots' of bitters on top of the cocktail. Lightly sprinkle with freshly ground nutmeg. Enjoy and repeat (responsibly).


*Napa Valley Distillery always recommends drinking responsibly.

**Napa Valley Distillery suggests using caution when consuming raw eggs due to the slight risk of food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend that you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. 

Time Posted: Dec 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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