lunes, 27 de diciembre de 2010

Take egg nog in your live...

Mmmmm... It's Christmas time!!
For many people it's time for love, brotherhood and good wishes... and for other people, it's time for melancholy, nostalgia, a time when the most of the people can't help to feel empty.
It doesn't matter if you enjoy this time, or whether, you try to hide on the most remote place, uselessly, as we never can't runaway of ourselves. For absolutely all of us, on this time we can't avoid to look back and remember the good and bad moments, and on this time we can't avoid to make our personal New Year Project list too, because an unstoppable wish of renewal comes to us.
On this list we try to recopilate a very big number of purposes and wishes from which we'll desist anyway sooner or later.
For this post I want to bring you an idea about an interesting New Year purpose. Let's try this experiment: at first I need you to relax, litsen to music you like... Come on! What are you waiting for?... Ok, well that's better, are relaxed you now? Well, I go on... Now I want you to enjoy this new cocktail I'm iviting you to today, a Coffee Egg Nog, I assure you that it's the key to carrying out your purposes' list to the end.

So get comfortable, savor and enjoy...

Egg nog cocktails have got the next ingredients in common: eggs, sugar and cream or milk cream. And they are typical cocktails on this time of the year for their high caloric value.
The egg nog family is the most antique that we know, their origins are about s. XVII, the name of egg nog started about s. XIX, and it became popular on England and USA. About the origin of the word, "nog", there are many different theories, and the most compelling is that its origin lies in the word “ nugg”, hot beer that scottish and irish drank.

But let the word that concerns us, egg. Although this word has got a simple understanding and origin, this will be tricky for acceptance and assimilation. Yes, although it's difficult to see, here, in this word is te crux of the matter. A bit of egg, this is the real push to get whatever your purpose. A bit of egg and dare to face any challenge, a bit of egg to follow the slogan made popular in its day, by Ché Guevara, “ I'd rather die standing up to live on your knees”. A little, just a little of egg to face the difficulties, without hiding your head, without hiding your head, to fight for what you want, some egg to not fear the change. We are so used to our world, our everyday life, we are instinctively terrified of any proposed change, without stopping to think that, perhaps, the change would be better, we always tend to prefer our reality, no matter how crude it may be, to any possibility of improvement involving change, and this behavior only indicates a great lack of egg.

The Coffee Egg Nog is a perfect cocktail for coffee lovers, a drink to take a break and enjoy a coffee while you take a good dose of egg, which makes good lack.

The ingredients are:

1 1/2 oz. of Whisky

1 oz. of Kahlúa.

1 egg.

½ teaspoon de instant coffee.

6 oz. of milk.

1 oz. de half & half.

1 teaspoon of sugar syrup.

Its prearation is simple: pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well, serve into a old fashioned or collins glass and garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cinnamon.

And with this Coffee Egg Nog, I invite you to think about your resolutions for the new year. I prompt you to change your mind and go back to change, because nothing is permanent.I prompt you to make mistakes and go back to correct, because this is the only way of succeeding: trying and trying again. It's time to board the wrong train, often falling in love...

My recommendation for this coming year is do all the mistakes you can, it's the only way you have to know what you want... This is the only way that you will have to evolve.

lunes, 20 de diciembre de 2010

Tequila, dear friend...

Life is like a maze, a long hallway filled with doors, some closed, others open. Also with windows, because when one door closes, a window always opens. It's our fate in life to cross this long hallway, and go on opening doors, while others are closed.

And as I cross the hall, go to my meeting people and characters, all diferent, and a midst all this back and forth that is life, I had the great fortune to meet you.

You, who are unique in your specie, because you streched your hand without asking, because you embraced and welcomed me into your bosom, and more, because you gave me your smile, because you gave me your love, you taught me the way and you taught me to walk, because yu made hell become a paradise. Because only by seeing you I knew you were my soul mate without saying a word. Just you, you gave me moments of happiness without asking. I realize that we have got little in common, ti, it is very likely that I'm not what you expect, because I'm a good cluster of defects with an occasional virtues, but there is something I know for sure, I need your smile, your embreace conciliating I need to spread happiness, I must know you exist.

And, the best way I have to tell you what you mean to me is through a cocktail, I give you to try the Blossom Rita, cocktail undeniable sensuality and elegance with its ingredients, perfectly expresses what you mean to me.

This cocktail was created by Gabriel Orta, mixologist dedicated to food and beverage industry for over 12 years. Among its merits, Gabriel Orta is a cofounder of BAR LAB, and he is the Master Mixologist at the Florida Room of th famous Delano Hotel. Gabriel Orta also introduces molecular details in his creations, and his creations are something exotic and unique.

Blossom Rita ingredients are:

1 ½ oz Tequila Reposado.Tequila is one of the main reasons why I chose this cocktail. The tequila is a drink that speaks very little that has multiple and very peculiar characteristics. Is a product of the destilation and fermentation of the agave, and in particular blue agave. The tequilas are classified as white ( no minimum required), reposado ( at least 2 months in barrel), and aged ( at least 1 year in barrel).

For this occasion, I chose the Herradura Reposado Tequila, being considered one of the best in the worl for its 11 months of aging, which gives this tequila a slightly darker color and very mild flavor, more complexity and subtlety and gives this tequila a few notes of cinnamon, vanilla and oak flavors and subtle suggestive them.

And as already mentioned, the tequila has a number of features that perfectly define what you mean to me. Tequila 100% pure generates no hangover, no depressant, is a drink that also activates the nervous system, has been considered a gift from the Gods, to hold property is attibuted to heal ounds fo any kind. And the latter, the most curious and novel, recent research at the Autonomous University of Mexico, have managed to make diamond tequila, yes it's, what you have just read, diamond tequila!... Just what you are!

¾ oz honey and orange blossom water syrup, honey, where sweeteness and subtle elegance are diluted to perfection in this gold liquid, and orange blossom, the most beautiful word in the dictionary, purity, harmony, nostalgia and affection fragance.

¾ oz lime juice, light acidity that adds a touch of freshness, because too much is not good, neither sweet nor bitter.

A touch of champagne, because you deserve it, the king of wines, the sparkling, gold liquid, bubbles to celebrate I've had the pleasure of having agreed with you in this life.

And as decoration, edible rose petals, passion, love, friendship, all this together in two that's you and me.

The preparation is as follows, add the tequila, lime juice and honey and orange blossom water syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and served in a martini glass with double casting. It adds a touch of champagne and garnish with rose petals.

And here's Blossom Rita, and my heartself thanks because if you're near or so far, if we see us every day or we have never seen us, these are indifferent, I know I can always count on you. Thank you for not walking ahead, as I wouldn't be able to guide you, or behind, as I wouldn't be able to follow you either, thank you for walking to my side and be MY FRIEND.