This edition of New Booze contains a few months' worth of new product launches.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
As usual, a ton of whiskey and a smattering of other products hitting the US market.
In today's edition of New Booze, we find new vermouths, vodka, flavored gin, flavored vodka, flavored rum, a couple of amari, a smokeless mezcal, a bottled Old Fashioned, and a ton of new scotch, rye, and bourbon.
This week's New Booze is a random selection of flavored ingredients, from barrel-aged bitters to vanilla-flavored bourbon to coffee flavored sambuca.
That big feature I wrote on Sacramento's cocktail, coffee, and craft beer scene has gone up on the magazine's website. Even if you're not a subscriber (and you really should be), you can read the story online here. Related articles Drink Books Published in 2013 in Consideration for Gifting or Reading Ginger Beer Cocktails in Saveur's June Drink Insert Drinking in Sacramento: A Feature in July's Imbibe Magazine
I wrote a feature on drinking cocktails, beer, and coffee in Sacramento, California for the July 2014 issue of Imbibe magazine that has just hit newsstands.
St. George Spirits NOLA Coffee Liqueur The coffee beans are roasted by Jewel Box Coffee Roasters of Oakland, California and then are infused slowly and at low temperatures to minimize extraction of the astringent components of the coffee. Made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans roasted medium-to-dark, French chicory root, Madagascar vanilla and organic cane sugar. SRP: $35 Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, OR, NV, NY, RI, TN, TX, WA, WI.
While I was in Sweden with Karlsson's Gold vodka, we learned a traditional way to drink vodka. It is called Kaffegök, and it is gross. You take a cup and put a coin in the bottom. Then you fill it with coffee until you can't see the coin anymore. Then you add vodka until you can see the coin again. That's how you know you have enough vodka in there. Then you drink it. Damnnnn that's some kinda breakfast.