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InSatiable, March 2012
InSatiable, March 2012
Harvest Song in Cocktails
To learn more about using Harvest Song preserves in cocktails, I recently chatted with James Moreland, a famed mixologist whose creative cocktails have been featured in the The New York Times and Wall Street Journal among other places (including this blog).
I: How about the fresh walnuts?
JM: Every time I sample these with somebody they say, "Will you please send us more?" If you're going to stay with a classic theme, the walnuts do an amazing job with an Old Fashioned made with a bourbon like Knob Creek. They also play well with tequila.
I: You mentioned that you love the apricot preserves. How about that flavor in a cocktail?
JM: It would be perfect with aged rum in a caipirinha. With champagne it would be a fabulous bellini. The apricot preserves, rum and lime make a great marriage--very easy. If you want to play you could even add some apple cider or soda or good quality ginger ale. It's not complicated.
I: Don't the preserves add a viscosity to the mouthfeel of cocktails?
JM: Strain them. I don't mind if there's a bit of pulp in a drink but if you don't want pulp then strain it out.
COCKTAIL RECIPES BY JAMES MORELAND
Tea-Rose Petal Gin Martini
2 bar spoons of Harvest Song Tea-Rose Petal Preserves
2.5 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
Shake hard over ice, fine strain into martini glass. Garnish with orange twist.
Harvest Walnut Old Fashioned
3 bar spoons Harvest Song Walnut Syrup
2 oz. Knob Creek Bourbon
3 Kingston Cubes - lemon
Muddle lemon peel, cubes and walnut syrup. Pour in Bourbon and stir. Add ice and stir. Slice a walnut in half and add both pieces to cocktail. Serve with small spoon and stir. Serve in a small rocks glass.
Apricot Song Sky Fall
2 bar spoons Harvest Song Apricot Preserves
1.75 oz. Flor de Cana Rum
Juice of half a fresh lime
Add 2 bar spoons of apricot preserve into bottom of a stirring glass. Squeeze in lime and stir. Add ice and rum. Shake hard and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of soda and garnish with a lime wedge.
Golden Fig Champagne Cocktail
3 bar spoons Harvest Song Fig Preserves
1 oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur
Shake first 2 ingredients hard with ice. Fine strain over ice in a champagne flute and top off with champagne.
Apricot Harvest Rita
3 bar spoons Harvest Song Apricot Preserves 1.25 oz. Inocente Tequila 2 oz. mango juice .25 oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur juice of half a fresh lime
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake hard with ice. Fine strain into a tall glass over ice and garnish with a wedge of fresh grapefruit.
Sour Cherry Thrill
2 bar spoons Harvest Song Sour Cherry Preserves
1.75 oz. ZYR Vodka
juice of half a lemon
.5 oz. Cherry Heering
3 dark cherries
Add sour cherry preserves and lemon into a stirring glass and stir well. Add ice, vodka and Cherry Heering. Shake hard and fine strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with soda and garnish with two dark cherries and lemon twist.