Archive | December 23, 2011

The Gourmet from Gaz Regan

By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

 

1.5 oz Hennessy VSOP Privilège Cognac
1.5 oz Ruby Port
0.75 oz  Monin Gingerbread Syrup

Mix together at room temperature in a snifter

Featured Glassware:  Modern Grace Brandy by Villeroy & Boch

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When mixology becomes the official religion that it should be, Gaz Regan will surely be the patron saint of bartenders – long after his tenure as first pope, of course.  For, in his heart of hearts, Gaz is just that, a bartender who cares deeply for the trade and for other bartenders.  This perspective has led him to write a myriad of books, many of them geared directly to those behind the stick, including The Joy of Mixology and his newest bible, Gaz Regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011.  Add to that his Ardent Spirits website, which is specifically for mixmasters and includes the Worldwide Bartender Database of more than 2,000 bartenders around the globe.  Quite simply, the man is on a mission to celebrate his trade, and we are ever so pleased that he has chosen to celebrate with us. Read More…