Shaking things up with the Travelling Elixer Fixer!

 A cocktail revolution has begun, and Mixologist Angie Jackson is leading the way in Kalamazoo!  The Travelling Elixer Fixer frequents our Tasting Room, and we are proud to claim her as one of our favorites.  Not to long ago, Angie led Highballs and High Heels, “A Girl’s Guide to Old Man Drinks” and it was a hit!

          Angie kicked things off with the basics, a little Mixology 101.  She explained why things like the Boston Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer, Jiggers, Muddlers and other cocktail must-haves are so important.  (Check out www.barproducts.com to pick up the essentials.)  Explanations for shaking, stirring, blending, building, layering and muddling were discussed, and when you should use each of these mixing techniques.  After running through the basics, the real fun began!  Angie took classic cocktails and put a little mitten state twist on things, using all handcrafted, organic Journeyman Distillery products (www.journeymandistillery.com) from Three Oaks, Michigan.  If you haven’t had a chance to try these products, please do, the White Whiskey is a serious staff

favorite.  Ginger Vanilla Sidecars, Whiskey Sours, Old Fashioneds, Bees Knees and Gin Rickeys were flowing all night, and the ladies were laughing, learning and a few even had a chance to get up and mix some cocktails of their own.  The key to a lot of these cocktails is in the simple syrup, and that’s exactly how they are to make … simple.  If you attend one of Angie’s classes she provides you with a wonderful guide, filled with recipes not only for the cocktails, but also for the simple syrups.  Our Event Coordinator was blown away when she realized that she could make these at home, and now peacefully sips delicious Gin Rickeys on the swing in her backyard 🙂 

The next time Angie a.k.a. “The Travelling Elixer Fixer” graces our Tasting Room, you won’t want to miss it!  Keep your eyes on our Facebook page to see when the Elixer Fixer returns! 

Check out Angie…

http://elixirmixernews.blogspot.com/

http://eatdrinkandbemidwest.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/EatDrinkandbeMichigan?ref=ts  

Stop in during the month of July and try our Journeyman Classic Cocktails menu created by the Elixer Fixer herself!  Cheers! 

Greetings from Webster’s!

Happy Wednesday to all!

Welcome to our brand new Webster’s Prime blog. Looking forward to sharing the ins and outs of our restaurant, and everything from where to find great produce to why prime beef is so costly. We are hoping to have an interactive venue with guests and friends, where we can respond to your questions/comments, and give an insider look behind the scenes! Our upcoming posts will include how-to videos, poll questions and an introduction to the bountiful harvest of our local Michigan produce purveyors. So, let’s hear it! What can we answer for you? How to properly break down a whole chicken, where to find the best grass-fed beef, grilling tips from our culinary team, when and where local farmer’s markets are opening, you ask, and we’ll answer!

How many of you know when our local outdoor Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market opens? Looking forward to anything specific at the markets this year?

Photo: Fresh Rainbow Chard & Spinach from Visser Farms in Zeeland, Michigan

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