|Beginning next week, Paige McCune will be guest cocktail blogger for THE TASTING PANEL.
Here's how Paige puts her take on cocktails:
I am having a blast coming up with new recipes and experimenting with different flavor profiles. Although the cocktail world is booming right now, mixologists seem to be stuck in a very safe mode. Most drinks are variations of cocktail classics, or are made with vodka plus a sweetener. My goal is to create something to challenge the norm. I want to think outside of the box.
My mentor has always told me not to compromise a spirit just because it's in a cocktail. The object is not to mask the flavors but to be a master of the craft you are able to understand the integrity of the spirit and to bring those flavors forward. This blog is dedicated to just that; simple cocktails, only using three or four ingredients, specifically picked to push forward every individual taste each spirit has. In a sense less is more, sophistication lies in simply elevating your senses based on what each spirit has to offer.
We look forward to her creative concoctions!