Two things I have written about in the past have appeared in the news and this gives a chance to catch up and also revisit old posts.
The first article involves Crystal Skull Vodka. As you know, I bought this awhile back and we really liked it. The bottle was cool and surprisingly, the vodka was some of the best I had tried.
HERE is the original write up.
Well, now it appears that the market has considerably expanded and now they want to push into Canada. However, they have now been banned by the Liquor Control Board for Ontario (LCBO) due to the fact that “The image of the human skill is the thing that is really problematic for us,” per LCBO spokesman Chris Layton. “That’s an image that’s commonly associated with death. It’s especially problematic at a time when there are concerns around binge drinking by younger adults, which in some cases, unfortunately, has resulted in alcohol poisoning”.
The LCBO concerns seem to stop at only the kids, since it has been cleared for restaurant and on-line sales, so once again…a government agency (albeit a Canadian one) punishes the consumers instead of the focusing on punishing the criminals. TYPICAL.
The second article, “The War of the Rose’s” is regarding someone’s take on the Gimlet.
The crux of the page is that bartenders are now using fresh lime juice in their Gimlets, yet that is not what is in the recipe.
2 oz. Gin or Vodka
2/3 oz. Rose's Lime Juice
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and shake.
Serve in a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a fresh lime wedge
There is also an interesting history of Rose’s which is funny to read (to think Rum was the preservative for lime juice cracks me up still).
HERE was my original post on the subject (I was drinking the correct style of Gimlet).
Of course, I endorse both Crystal Skull and Gimlets…..so to see people messing with either irks me. So, go online and pick up a bottle of Crystal Skull (it’s also available at GrandCru in Columbia) and also raise a gimlet in silent protest.