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The Freewheel line with a couple of English friends.

It takes a lot of beer to keep the wine business running smoothly. Here in Redwood City, we are very fortunate to have a great English style ale producer right in our backyard: Freewheel Brewing Company. The staff of K&L are fictures at our local pub, and it is a rare moment when one of us isn't there having a pint and a bite of their excellent food. We are also lucky enough to be the first place to offer their bottled beer for sale. If you have never had it, the Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) is the benchmark in fresh, balanced, smashable ale. We will do our best to keep some in stock for you, the customer too!

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K&L Cocktail Blog

Welcome to the K&L Cocktail Blog! If you haven’t been paying attention to my newsletter entries, I am a strong proponent of old fashioned spirits and cocktails. American drinking culture is in a state of constant flux. The vodka boom has re-familiarized America with “cocktails,” but the vast majority of people yearn for something more, something ethereal, something special. Fortunately, more than one hundred years ago the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar was already codifying its various elixirs. In 1930, Harry Craddock— the American Bar’s head bartender—published the quintessential compendium for the modern cocktail artist. The Savoy Cocktail Book compiles more than 40 years of bartending experience and over 750 different drinks. The possibilities are seemingly endless, the combinations infinite. From Mr. Craddock's masterpiece—some advice and some recipes: “A FEW HINTS FOR THE YOUNG MIXER” 1. Ice is nearly always an absolute essential for any Cocktail. 2. Never use the same ice twice. 3. Remember that the ingredients mix better in a shaker rather larger than is necessary to contain them. 4. Shake the shaker as hard as you can: don’t just rock it: you are trying to wake it up, not send it to sleep! 5. If possible, ice your glasses before using them. 6. Drink your Cocktail as soon as possible. Harry Craddock was once asked what was the best way to drink a Cocktail: “Quickly,” replied the great man “while it’s laughing at you!” SAZERAC COCKTAIL 1 Lump of sugar 1 Dash Peychaud Bitters 1 Glass Rye whiskey Stir vigorously and serve up - strained into a chilled martini glass. Top with a dash of Absinthe and a squeeze of lemon peel. MODIFIED QUEEN ELIZABETH 1 Dash of Absinthe ¼ Lime Juice ¼ Cointreau ½ Dry Gin ½ Dash Regan’s Orange Bitters ½ Dash Simple Syrup Shake vigorously and serve up - strained into to a chilled martini glass. — David Othenin-Girard

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