An exotic gin cocktail with the seductive rose and grape flavour of lychee fruit.
This perfectly spiced, small-batch caesar mix is guaranteed to up your brunch cocktail game. Load it with garnishes and turn it into the main course or leave out the vodka for a virgin caesar.
My team asked that I write a post about women and cocktails, and I feel as if I have been handed a live grenade on a silver tray. Why you ask? There is such a powerful emotional association between women and cocktails, interwoven over time with so many extremes. From their role in Prohibition, to being the archetype of conspicuous consumption […]
A meal cooked at home is quite different from a meal produced by a professional chef in a restaurant. This also holds true for cocktails as well. There is a world of difference between a cocktail made at home for your guests and a cocktail made by a professional mixologist. There is a chasm of quality between home […]
Mad Men, the American period drama that debuted in 2007, was part of the cultural movement to revive the cocktail hour as an essential part of entertaining. The 21st century has ignited the NEW age of cocktails. The cocktail movement has gained so much momentum in North America that restaurants must get on board and offer uniquely delicious cocktails […]
Olives have been part of man’s progress for millennia. Alexander conquered most of the known world with olives close at hand and the Roman Empire certainly spread the olive tree deep into it’s empire. Spain, Italy, and France planted olive trees in colonies around the world. California owes its olives to the Spanish. Even Australia […]
Today we are going to talk about limes, that ubiquitous green cousin of the lemon that is one of the foundation stones of Mexican Cuisine. The shortage of limes and the insane prices limes climbed to across North America has a number of reasons, but let us start by learning a little about this citrus […]
At Qualifirst we get asked a lot of questions about the difference between Yuzu Pao and Yuzu Bang. So we thought we might as well share the following insights in a blog post. Enjoy! What Is The Difference Between Yuzu Pao And Yuzu Bang? a. Yuzu Pao is a Sriracha Style condiment, meaning that the ingredients are finely pureed and […]
Qualifirst and Far-Met have always concentrated on European fine foods, with the occasional product from the “far east” as people used to call it. Those products were Soy Sauce, Mirin, and a few other minor products. Qualifirst started expanding into Japanese and Chinese ingredients in the 1990’s, responding to various customers eager to tap into […]
If you were able sit down with Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling or H.G. Wells during the late 19th century and order a dry martini, you would have received a drink that was about equal parts gin and dry vermouth, flavoured with a few dashes of orange bitters. Much like those writers’ famous works, orange bitters […]
How do you take an exceptional martini and make it better? Or turn a great antipasti platter into an extraordinary one? Use Castelvetrano Olives, the authentically unique Sicilian olive that has exploded onto the culinary scene in recent years with addictive approval wherever they’re served. Use the Genuine Castelvetrano, no substitute will do: These delicious, […]