Outgoing President Carl Wulfestieg offered a brief commentary on our 2020 GMR year. He noted that while the Covid-19 pandemic threw a monkey wrench in our plans, we still managed to conduct several successful tours cutting a broad swath across the state. We held our annual meeting using Zoom, Carl noted. Carl also extended a “thank you” to the Board for its work on behalf of the Club, especially during his medically necessary absences.
In addition to Jon Gailmor's performance and the enjoyable conversations, a highlight of the evening was the favorite-cocktail contest. Participating members were asked to submit the recipe for their favorite cocktail and we received ten candidates. The libations ranged from fine wines to single malts to elaborate concoctions.
The ten submissions were presented to the party goers and in some cases triggered interesting stories of world travel and bartender exchanges. After much discussion and deliberation a vote was taken and the winner by an extremely close margin was the Frosty Gold Fashion submitted by Duffy and Bernie Miller. The Cranberry Daiquiri recipe submitted by Susan and Carl Wulfestieg finished a close second place.
Frosty Gold Fashion- Duffy and Bernie Miller
1.5 oz of Vermont 14 Maple Bourbon (Vermont Spirits
Distilling, Co of Quechee)
1 oz of Laphroaig scotch (or other peaty single malt)
Couple dashes each of orange bitters and angostura bitters
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
Shake with ice, strain and serve over a large cube of ice with a slice of orange
Cranberry Daiquiri-Carl and Sue Wulfestieg
Dissolve 1/2 cup sugar & 1/2 cup water in medium saucepan
over medium heat
Add 1 cinnamon stick & 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel. Bring to boil
Mix in 1/2 cup cranberries and cook them until they pop.
Let cool then discard cinnamon.
Pour mixture into jar; add 1/2 cup light rum. Chill.
Strain syrup into pitcher, reserve cranberries. Add 6 tablespoons each dark rum, light rum, cranberry juice & lemon juice to pitcher. Chill
Service in martini glasses filled w/crushed ice. Use cranberries as garnish.