Recipes & Pairings — Drink - Wine

Leek & Roquefort Cheese Tartlets Recipe

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Enjoy this recipe for luscious Leek & Roquefort Tarlets that were the 4th course during our Magic of Monterey Class at Deux earlier this month. The pungent Roquefort in these tartlets pairs well with both Cabernet Sauvignon and red Zinfandel. At our Magic of Monterey Class, we paired these with Scheid Family Vineyards Very Dark Red Blend - a full bodied yet supple wine with deep, ripe fruit flavors of black currant and black raspberry perfumed by delicate notes of crushed violet.  YIELD: 8, 5 in square tartlets; 8-16 servings  Ingredients 1 tbsp unsalted butter 3 large leeks, rinsed and finely...

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Caramelized Onion & Cheese Squares Recipe

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Try this recipe for Caramelized Onion & Cheese Squares that were the 5th course during our Magic of Monterey Class at Deux earlier this month. They're a terrific addition to the holiday buffet table or to serve as an hors d'ouevre before dinner or a cocktail party. At our Magic of Monterey Class, we paired these with Scheid Family Ranch 32 Cabernet Sauvignon - It delivers blackberries, plums and currants with traces of mocha and violet. On the palate, it is deep, lush and fruity with balanced acidity and perfectly integrated tannins. YIELD: 3 dozen squares, 6-8 servings    Ingredients 2 cups/255 g unbleached...

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Sump Coffee Stout Black Velvet

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This cocktail comes in as the dessert of our recipes and the history behind it is certainly intriguing. While this cocktail is historically mixed with Guinness Extra Stout, we like to try new things around here and explore the endless possibilities of mixology. According to Guinness, the cocktail was first invented in 1861 at a gentleman’s club in London, known as the Brook’s Club. Members frequented Champagne in the morning, but following the death of Prince Albert the club steward decided that even that Champagne should be mourning his death. He then mixed the Champagne with Guinness Extra Stout as if...

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Classic Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

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YIELD: 1 Cocktail    ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes Ingredients 2 ½ oz Bourbon 2 Sugar Cubes or .5 oz of Simple Syrup 3-5 Mint Leaves 1 cup of Crushed Ice To Garnish Mint Sprig Instructions Place mint leaves and sugar cubes or simple syrup in the bottom of a julep cup and gently press together to release the flavor in the mint leaves. (Muddle mint gently enough to release the essential oils containing flavor but not hard enough to tear the leaves.) Next add ice, pour bourbon on top, and stir until cup becomes slightly frosty. Garnish with mint...

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Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe with a Modern Twist

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YIELD: 1 Cocktail    ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes Ingredients 2 oz Bourbon (or Hobble Creek Fortified Wine) 1 Storied Goods Whiskey Cube or ¼ oz of Simple Syrup 2 dashes of bitters Mixing Ice 1 large Ice Cube To Garnish Orange Peel Instructions Place bourbon, bitters, and whiskey cube or simple syrup into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Then add ice intended for mixing and stir briefly. Strain into glass cocktail glass over one large ice cube. Zest the orange peel for added flavor, rim the glass with the peel, then twist and drop in for the garnish....

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