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Saturday, November 30, 2013


Barbara Cobey Mixology 101 
Da Foodie Boodies

Barbara Cobey prepares her garnishes

Barbara Cobey sets up for her video shoot for Da Foodie Boodies Mixolgoy 101 segment. She arrived on Hawaiian time, which is a few minutes past 10 am, no worries, it's all good. I get on the cell, my LG G2, she answers her phone and tells me she's right around the corner. And in minutes, here she is in a sporty Mercedes coup, 2 door, sexy car, sexy lady, she's ready to kick it. I help her with all of her mixology equipment and ingredients. Inside, Sascha Bauml and Susan Welck are getting ready with our two ladies as guests to sit at the table during the shoot, and possibly learn something about mixology. Julie and Andrea are waiting.

Once inside, the girls start to talk, in awe of all of the bottles of spirit, tasty liqueurs, and all of that sweet fruits and citrus, like strawberries, black berries, cherries, lemons, limes, and oranges. Once Barbara starts slicing, the studio is filled with fruits in the air. Good stuff.

Barbara takes her mixology profession seriously, her movements at the demo table was flawless, impeccable, she's smooth as butter or silk, take your pick. She's to mixology like what Oprah is to talk shows, well…I hope that makes a point. You get the picture.

Julie and Andrea start to ask questions non stop, "What can I do with that? How can I substitute this? Wow, you set that orange peel on fire!" It was interesting, as each pretty mixed drink was demonstrated, and Julie and Andrea shared each glass to sample, slowly they both started to loosen up. Hey we have something here! This is a new thing, it's interesting, it's a happening segment.

"I had no idea all of this was going to take place," said Julie. "This is awesome, I learned some cool drinks today." Andrea was more vocal, "I love it… I love these drinks, hey do you have any tequila?" Sorry Andrea, should have brought your own Cuervo Gold.

Barbara ran through a few drinks, very simple stuff, but it's the way she did all of those drinks, shaken or stirred, nothing was blended. Blenders are for amateurs. Ha ha.

Some of the drinks she demonstrated were

Siren's Song- Bombay Sapphire, Hypnotic, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup.

Mojito- Mint Leaves, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Rum, Ice

Manhattan- VO, Sweet Vermouth, Ice.

Brandied Cherries- Sweet Cherries Pitted, Sugar, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cinnamon, Fresh Grated Nutmeg, Vanilla Extract, Brandy, Water.

Pele's Pyre- Vodka, Dark Cream De Cacao, Godiva Dark, Chile Syrup, Ice.

Chile Syrup- Boiling Water, Powdered Cayenne Pepper, Sugar.

Kir Royale- Chamagne, Creme De Casis, Lemon Spiral Garnish.

Kir Imperial- Champagne, Chambord, Fresh Blackberry for Garnish.

Smash- Spirit, Fresh Lemon Sour, Bitters, Ice.

Stay tuned for the video to be uploaded on to Youtube and Da Foodie Boodies website, as well as on Akaku TV on Maui.

Barbara Cobey
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