Recently, I had a chance to sit down with the Brand Manager of Rail Bridge Cellars, Michael Chandler. During our discussion, Michael explained to me the history of Rail Bridge, Some key decisions the winery has made recently, and where they are headed to in the next few years.
There are only a few drinks that capture the essence of the Southern United States: sweet tea, the Sazerac, and the Mint Julep. The ritual of preparing and consuming the Mint Julep is built into the drink itself. Drinking a Mint Julep is the diametric opposite of pounding a line of Jager Bombs at the bar. The julep is a sippin’ drink, and of course, it is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, but much more on that in a minute.
Release the Kraken! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. Obviously, we’re spotlighting the Kraken Bomb. As far as bomb shots go, this one is pretty good. Dark and mysterious, just like the behemoth beneath the waves, the Kraken Bomb is a drink worth going out of your way for.
What’s mean and green and packs a powerful punch? You might be inclined to say The Hulk, the superhuman character from Marvel Comics. The answer that we’re looking for is the Incredible Hulk, a cocktail as strong as its namesake. Alledgedly, this drink also goes by the name of the Green Eyed Monster, although I’ve yet to see anyone call it that myself.
The Grasshopper is a classic cocktail, known for its minty flavor. The Grasshopper gets its name from its green hue. Originating in New Orleans in the 1950s, the Grasshopper has stood the test of time to become part of the pantheon of iconic cocktails.
Easter is one of the milestone holidays in the Western world. A lot of people celebrate it for different reasons, not the least of which is tradition. For someone who marks the calendar by the colors in the shop windows, and the food and drink on the table, we offer you the Blue Cottontail cocktail. This orange flavored cocktail is a fine choice to leave out for the Easter Bunny. He/She has a lot of eggs to deliver, you know.
When we think about the modern Easter holiday, most of us envision Easter egg hunts and pastel colors. Some of us picture a huge scary anthropomorphic rabbit like something out of Donnie Darko, but that’s another story. The Easter Bunny drink is for people who enjoy munching down on a chocolate bunny, only this time, it’s coming in a cocktail glass.