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Distillers Table - Mexico
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I get excited about
all of the distillers table events, but Mexico was particularly close
to my heart. Myself and the long suffering wife spent some time
exploring Mexico earlier this year and fell in love with the country.
I couldn’t recommend it more, it is such a magical place, the food
is to die for, the people are super welcoming and the Mezcal is so so
tasty.We spent new years
in Mexico city which was pretty wild, contrary to the rumors it felt
pretty safe as a city to visit and we will definitely be going back
soon, for the tacos alone if nothing else! We then flew down to
Oaxaca, which is now my favorite city to visit, I can’t quite put
my finger on it was that I fell in love with but there is just
something about the city that you really need to experience, and in
all of my travels I’ve never eaten better. We then grabbed a hire
car and spent a few days exploring the Yukatan and checked out pretty
cool old stuff and ate more tacos and drank more Mezcal! The trip definitely inspired the cocktails for this installment of distillers table.
Everywhere we drank
in Mexico we were served great snacks and so we had to put some food
out to go with the cocktails. We served home made guacamole, pico de
gallo and corn chips to get people in the mood.
We kicked the drinks off
with our take on a classic Mexican cocktail, the Paloma. I went with
Woden gin for the big grapefruit hit and spice notes from the fennel.
To the gin I added fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, agave
syrup and soda and served it long, with a chilli lime salt rim. A
nice refreshing drink to kick things off and wake up the palate for
what was to come.
For our second
cocktail I wanted to use flavors I found in the markets of Oaxaca,
(quite literally as the chillies came back in my hand luggage).  I made
a rich, bright sour with Aqvavit, avocado and a smoked arbol chilli
syrup, lime juice and Mezcal.
As a fun little
palate cleanser we served up a shot of tequila with a verdita chaser
which is a green spiced juice made of pineapples, coriander, jalapeños and some secret ingredients. Whilst serving the verditas Steph and I donned our wrestling masks and got our luchador on in the
garden. No surprise but Steph was victorious.
For the finale I
wanted to use some of the flavours of the Mexican spiced chocolate
mole sauce, but in a subtle way. So I made a Negroni - Martinez hybrid
of gin, vermouth and a spiced chocolate and orange syrup.We of course drank
much Mezcal and Tequila as the evening progressed to help us get in
the true Mexican spirit, what better way to spend Cinco De Mayo.
The Blog off!
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We started blogging a while back, but as a growing
business there are seldom enough hours in the day or days in the week; so
things like blogs get pushed to the bottom of the to do list.
But,
as a growing business things like social media and blog content are an
important way of telling our story so we are going to try to get a bit more
active! The team are going to take it in turns to get writing, so the
next few blogs will hopefully be interesting, varied and give a
little insight into the Psychopomp & Circumstance family and the
things we get passionate about. Or it could just be the random incoherent
waffling of five people who all happen to make booze together.
We are going first in first up, so Liam is up to bat, followed by Danny, Mark, Steph and Matt.
Happy reading. Team Pomp
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