We took a break from wine and had cocktails tonight!!!!!
Here is what we had:
- rum mixed with hibiscus and a splash of milk w/ jerk chicken - the spices of the jerk went well with the hibiscus sweetness and the nuttiness of the rum
- bloody maria, a bloody mary with tequila w/ carne asada, avocado, fennel, onions, cilantro and lime, on a homemade torilla - I normally don't like bloody mary's, but was perfect with the soft taco
- house-made gin & Fever Tree Tonic w/ grilled Lanai venison & a farro salad - my favorite because I am a gin drinker, the gin had cardamon, juniper berries and some other spices and the tonic was from India, so I loved it - the venison lean and tender and the farro salad, nutty & lemony - lovely
- almond sazerac, a blend of different liquors w/ brown-butter almond financier, my favorite dessert with a grappa tasting liquor, did not taste the almond in the sazerac, but for some strange reason, they worked well together, or maybe I was just a little to tipsy