The Tasting Panel magazine

July 2010

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INDUSTRY sPOTlIGHT Left Coast Libations N ew-age drink recipe book Left Coast Libations features 50 of the West Coast’s most infl uential new movers and shakers. From the nouveau speakeasies of Los Angeles and culinary watering holes of San Francisco, to the cutting-edge creativity of Portland bartenders and the clas- sically-inspired stylings of Seattle’s drink slingers, authors Ted Munat and Michael Lazar coax recipes and techniques from some of the fi nest bartenders plying the craft today. The photographs are by Jenn Farrington, a contributor to THE TASTING PANEL. More than 100 recipes are presented, each painstakingly created, tested and described in precise detail. One-of-a- kind cocktail creations include: The Brass Flower by Joseph Brooke of The Edison in Los Angeles, 606 by Joel Baker of Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco, Celery Cup No. 1 by H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixer in San Francisco and Adios Mi Vida by Casey Robison of Barrio in Seattle. The Squeezable Frozen Lemonade Cocktail D aily’s Frozen Lemonade Pouches offers a slushy, tart and delicious lemonade, the latest entry in Daily’s ready-to-drink cocktails. Daily’s Frozen Pouches are also available in six other fl avors: Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, Piña Colada, Peach Daiquiri, Frozen Mojito, and Pomegranate Açai Margarita. “Frozen Lemonade has been a fl avor we wanted to perfect from the beginning,” says Vice President of Marketing Tim Barr. “We have some of the best mixologists in the business, and they’ve been working on this formula for a couple of years. Wow, did they nail it!” Daily’s Frozen Lemonade pouches are avail- able in 10-oz. packages—a generous single cocktail serving size—and can be purchased individually or in four-packs. alm Bay International, a wine and spirits importer, has established Esprit du Vin (EDV) French Wine Merchants. This new business unit within the company is dedicated to importing and bringing to market a portfolio of fi ne wines from some of France’s most prestigious domaines, châteaux and estate producers. The EDV leadership team includes Jerome Hasenpfl ug, General Manager for National Sales, and Maurice Lartigau Jr., General Manager for Metro Sales (New York, New Jersey). For more information, contact 516-342-3908 or Esprit du Vin P Malibu, the Caribbean rum with coconut liqueur, announces the launch of Malibu Cocktails, a line of pre-mixed drinks packaged in environmentally friendly 1.75-liter pouches. The line features three blends: Rum Punch, Caribbean Cosmo and Tropical Mojito. The Malibu pouches feature leak-proof dispenser nozzles that make pouring easy and minimize waste. The cocktails will retail for a suggested price of $19.99. 10 / the tasting panel / july 2010

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