As the year comes to an end, we celebrate the good fortune of 2011 AND all the amazing-ness 2012 will offer up!! Here’s a champagne cocktail that is perfect for toasting. Hope you have big plans for 2012…I sure do!!
St-Germain and Champagne
1/2 part St-Germain
top off with Brut Champagne or Brut Rose
Hiram Walker is excited to announce the second chapter in The Quest, the search for the country’s greatest cocktail creations. Hiram seeks out only the most ambitious cocktail voyagers to enter the Hot Drinks contest, a competition seeking innovative winter-warming recipes that feature at least one of the following all-natural ingredients: Hiram Walker Caramel Apple, Original Cinn, Peppermint, Butterscotch, Coffee Brandy and Blackberry Brandy.
Think you have what it takes? Share your drink at Hiram Walker or on their Facebook page by December 31, 2011 for a chance to win one of two top prizes: one $500 and one $250 gift card! Hiram Walker asks all consumers to “Please Exercise Extreme Caution When Preparing and Serving Hot Cocktails.”
What will YOU create??
TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL BOTTLES
After I pulled these photos from each brands’ website, and put my top 10 list together, I noticed that all of the products are light spirits (e.g., vodka) or at least light in color (e.g., light rum). Wonder what that means, especially since I drink brown goods with a fair amount of frequency? Are dark spirits’ bottles (e.g., whiskey, scotch) less aesthetically pleasing or do light spirits have stronger marketing and/or have a stronger focus on design since there is less in the way of taste differences [vodka by its very nature should be color-less, odor-less and taste-less]? Hmmm…something to think about.