Archive | December 13, 2011

Spiced Curaçao Coffee from Tiare Olsen

2 oz Chairman´s Reserve Spiced Rum
0.25 oz Orange Curaçao
0.25 oz light brown Muscovado Sugar
1 cup freshly brewed strong full-bodied Coffee
Master of Malt Curaçao Bitters
Whipped Cream

Add spiced rum, orange Curaçao, coffee and bitters to a large mug or heat-resistant glass and stir together. Top with whipped cream and dust cinnamon or nutmeg over

Garnish the glass by wrapping a golden bow around it

Featured Glassware:  NewWave Caffè by Villeroy & Boch


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Today, we officially kick off our ‘Tis the Season… for Drinking campaign featuring 12 holiday drinks brought to us by some of our favorite people.  As it happens, today is also St. Lucia Day, the celebration of an Italian saint particularly popular among Scandinavians.  For me, the day holds special significance as a reminder of my Swedish heritage – but not in the way that you might initially think.

With the name David Solmonson, more often than not, people assume that I’m Jewish.  It’s never been an issue – I don’t know why it would be – with the sole exception of the time in 4th or 5th grade when I was randomly called upon and asked to regale my classe with the story of how my family celebrated Hanukah.  There was no preamble or warning, just “David, make with the menorah story.”  Not knowing the menorah story or anything about Hanukah, I did the only thing that came to mind – I told everyone about St. Lucia instead. Read More…