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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Imbibe's 1st Birthday!

The May/June issue of Imbibe is hitting stands and arriving in mailboxes as we write, and this issue marks our first anniversary, a fantastic milestone in the world of publishing. We weren’t expecting anything for our birthday, but a great present did indeed come our way: Last weekend we were honored with a Maggie Award for Best Special Interest Magazine, a nice way to head into year two. We’ve had a great first year and have loved getting to know our wonderful subscribers, advertisers and contributors. The drinks universe is full of the most fascinating people and places, all of which provide constant inspiration for the magazine—what a fantastic world to be part of!

Here’s a lovely springtime drink to sip as you help us toast our first year, and many more to come. Cheers, and thanks for your support!

Orange You Glad
Sweet, bright orange oil and bitters mingle amorously with bone-dry Spanish bubbly for a match that might inspire a second round of toasts.

1 slice ripe sweet orange
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water, blended until uniformly syrupy)
2 dashes orange bitters
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Cava brut
Ice cubes
Tools: mixing pint, muddler, bar spoon, shaker, strainer
Glass: classic champagne flute (6 oz.)
Garnish: orange twist

In a mixing pint, combine orange slice with honey syrup and bitters, and muddle well. Add vermouth and stir briefly. Pour contents into a shaker and shake with ice until the shaker is uniformly cold to the touch. Strain into a flute. Top with cava. Garnish. (Note: If you're using an oversized contemporary champagne flute, such as a 12-ounce stemless flute, adjust recipe accordingly.)


Jamie said...

Happy birthday Imbibe!! Love the magazine and it keeps getting better and better; especially the recipes.

ann said...

Congrats imbibers. My husband & I devour every issue and the new one is the best yet. Thanks for such a fun read. P.S. Something on rum would be great.

Culinary Fool said...

Loved the photo of the staff - it was nice to see some of the people I've "talked" with!

~ B (formerly of The Spirit World) ;-)

marko said...

Happy Birthday!! Congrats on a terrific first year. I have a feeling that you'll be around for a long time. In the meantime, I hope you're still working on that drinkable paper technology. Your photography is torturously good.

Michael said...

Happy birthday, and congratulations on the award! You deserve it!

jmk said...

Congrats and happy brithday. You guys are my favorite mag by far. Can't wait to try some of thse farmers market drinks; what a great use for summer produce!!

Stemless Flute said...

Congratulations! Surely you will be in this field for a long time. I'm wishing the best for you! Good luck!