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    Kathy Casey is widely regarded as the original bar-chef, and Liquid Kitchen, the beverage consulting agency she founded, stands as a pioneer in bringing the principles of the kitchen into the bar. Liquid Kitchen has something to offer everyone, from exciting recipes for home cocktail enthusiasts to full services for global brands, suppliers and operators.

2017 Flavor Trends

Cheers-logoFrom Ginger to Grapefruit – Find out what flavor trends are making an impact in 2017 from top industry leaders. Check out Kathy’s latest interview with Melissa Dowling at Cheers Magazine to read more about the trends and what’s next in the beverage world.

Coffee is still a top contender and this Café Manhattan using Espresso Infused Vermouth will have you falling for the robust flavor of coffee all over again. Cheers to 2017!

Cafe Manhattan

Café Manhattan

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces Gentleman Jack Whiskey

1 ounce Espresso Infused Vermouth (recipe follows)

1 dash Cherry-Angostura Bitters (recipe follows)

Garnish: wide orange peel

 

In a pint mixing glass or stirring pitcher, measure in whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Fill 3/4 full of ice and stir swiftly for 20 seconds. Strain cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass. Express orange peel oil over top of drink, twist peel, and garnish.

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MISS SPEED RACK NORTHWEST SEASON 6: JACYARA DE OLIVEIRA!

Winner JACYARA DE OLIVEIRA, Simon Ford and Natasha Mesa. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Winner JACYARA DE OLIVEIRA, Simon Ford and Natasha Mesa. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Speed Rack Northwest Season 6 was amazing, and the ladies have definitely upped their game even more this year!

Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix. Speed Rack Founders.

Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix. Speed Rack Founders. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Founded in 2011 by New York bartenders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Speed Rack is a cocktail competition that celebrates women in the industry while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer research. Back for my 4th year as a panel judge, I am honored to be a part of this fun filled event alongside Charlotte Voicey from William Grant & Sons Distillers, Paul Clarke from Imbibe Magazine, and Tan Vinh from Seattle Times.

Speed Rack NW Season 6 Judges: From Left: Paul Clarke, Kathy Casey, Tan Vinh and Charlotte Voicey. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Speed Rack NW Season 6 Judges: From Left: Paul Clarke, Kathy Casey, Tan Vinh and Charlotte Voicey. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA

The competition was tight between the four final competitors; Jacyara de Oliveira, Natasha Mesa, Aubry Robinson and Megan Radke.

Host Simon Ford. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

Host Simon Ford. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle WA.

 

Final 8 Competitors: Speed Rack NW Season 6 From Left: Halley Connelly, Aubry Robinson, Natasha Mesa, Megan Radke, Brianna Wilske, Renee Valencia, Jacyara de Oliveira and Mindy Kucan. Photo Credit: Ninethirty, Seattle, WA.

Final 8 Competitors: Speed Rack NW Season 6 From Left: Halley Connelly, Aubry Robinson, Natasha Mesa, Megan Radke, Brianna Wilske, Renee Valencia, Jacyara de Oliveira and Mindy Kucan

Congratulations to Jacyara (bartender at Rob Roy, Seattle WA) for winning the Miss Speed Rack NW title in the final round against Natasha – it was a very close race. Great big shout out to all the ladies who competed this year. You were all amazing and we are looking forward to seeing the Wild Card winner announcement, coming soon! #SpeedRackNW #BackTheRack. – Kathy Casey

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Bling Bling Manhattan

 

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You don’t have to have millions to bling out this next cocktail. All you need is some food grade gold dust, your favorite bourbon, vermouth, bitters and a flair for the dramatic. 

“BLING BLING” MANHATTAN

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces bourbon such as Maker’s Mark
1 ounce sweet red vermouth
Dash of Liquid Kitchen Golden Era Bitters or your favorite aromatic bitters.
Garnish: Gilded Cherry on a pick (recipe follows)

Measure the bourbon, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill 3/4 with ice and stir swiftly for 20 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Spear a Gilded Cherry on a pick and lay across drink.

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Gilded Cherries

1/2 cup maraschino or Amarena cherries – DRAINED WELL
1/2 tsp. Gold Luster Dust (available at cake decorating stores or online)

Make the cherries in the same container for storing them. It is important that the cherries be very well drained. Place the cherries in the container and add the luster dust. Stir gently to coat the cherries in gold. Do not over stir – over stirring makes the gold “stirred in” and not coated on each cherry. Store refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

Recipe © Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen® – For more recipes visit www.LiquidKitchen.com

 

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