Cocktail of the Month

Mike’s Summer Punch

In Cocktail of the Month / March 2013

Adapted from Best of Taste Winner 2012 for Best Winery, Flag Hill Winery & Distillery

Hot Buttered Hagg

In Cocktail of the Month By Lisë Stern / January 2013

A rum craft distillery has arrived in New Hampshire. Sea Hagg, owned by Heather Hughes and partner Ron Vars, became the only rum maker in the state when they opened last year. And Hughes has just won a award given to a handful of small businesses around the country under the auspices of SCORE, a division of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Sea Hagg’s flagship product is their Silver Rum; they now also make Amber, Peach, and Blueberry. The molasses used for the distillation comes from Louisiana, and the fruit used is local; the aging barrels are charred according to the company’s specs.

Drinking Whoopie

In Cocktail of the Month By Lisë Stern / December 2012

Sometimes, a cocktail can be a meal in itself – or a dessert in itself. Seaglass Restaurant’s Winter Whoopie Martini lets you have your cake and drink it too. The blend of crème-y liqueurs include mint and chocolate, a pairing that goes particularly well during the holiday season. And the drink has the ultimate garnish – a seasonal peppermint candy whoopie pie made by Chococoa Baking Company in Newburyport. (If you haven’t had one of these most awesome whoopie pies, check them out – note that Chococoa moved to The Tannery this past June.)

Ginger Gypsy by Sam Costanzo, Radici

In Cocktail of the Month By Lisë Stern / November 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 7, was the official launch of Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast. As has become a tradition, there was a cocktail competition: Martignetti’s Bartender Cocktail Challenge, using Hendrick’s Gin.