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Hive to Highball

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Hive to Highball : by Georgie Bell, Nadine Nelson, Maggie Campbell and Anya Montague. Sponsored by Aberfeldy Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Hive to Highball

  1. 1. HIVE TO HIGHBALL ANYA MONTAGUE, MAGGIE CAMPBELL, NADINE NELSON, GEORGIE BELL @ANYALILY @HALFPINTMAGGIE @GLOBALLOCALGOURMET @BELLESWHISKY @TALES_OF_THE_COCKTAIL #HIVETOHIGHBALL #BARRELSANDBEES #HONEY #TOTC2019
  2. 2. YOUR QUEEN BEES GEORGIE BELL GLOBAL MALTS AMBASSADOR, BACARDI MAGGIE CAMPBELL PRESIDENT AND HEAD DISTILLER, PRIVATEER RUM NADINE NELSON OWNER GLOBAL LOCAL GOURMET ANYA MONTAGUE TRAVELLING BARTENDER + BEEKEEPER
  3. 3. OPENING COCKTAIL GRAND ISLE FROM EXISTING CONDITIONS, NEW YORK
  4. 4. WHAT IS A HONEY BEE?
  5. 5. THERE ARE OVER 20,000 SPECIES OF BEE IN THE WORLD BUT ONLY 7 OF THOSE ARE HONEYBEES
  6. 6. HOW DO HONEY BEES MAKE HONEY?
  7. 7. LIFECYCLE OF THE BEE
  8. 8. BEE POLLEN: 1. 2. PROTEIN TO FEED THEIR BROODS ONE OF THE OLDEST, NEWEST SUPERFOODS
  9. 9. RAW – ORGANIC – REGULAR – PURE. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
  10. 10. RAW HONEY HAS TERROIR! ITS VISCOSITY, NOSE AND FLAVOUR IS UNIQUE TO ITS SOURCE: THE PLANTS ORIGINS, SOIL AND CLIMATE. EVERY YEAR, EVERY SEASON, IT WILL TASTE DIFFERENT.
  11. 11. A RAINBOW OF RAW HONEY
  12. 12. HONEY CONNOISSEUR AROMA & TASTING WHEEL
  13. 13. HONEY TASTING
  14. 14. HONEY FROM THE BADUY TRIBE, INDONESIA
  15. 15. THE GOLDEN DRAM - 2oz Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - ½ oz Honey Syrup (100g honey to 64g water) - 2 dashes angostura bitters - 2 dashes orange bitters CHANGE UP YOUR HONEY TO CHANGE YOUR COCKTAIL
  16. 16. HONEY ANDALCOHOL A HISTORY
  17. 17. HONEY: ONE OF THE FEW COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS THAT PRE-DATES THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION Known as ‘Nectar of the Gods’ by the ancient Greeks, Mead was one of the very first uses of honey in alcoholic beverages. Other drinks that date back to that time include: • Wassai • Athol Brose • Toddy • Metheglin • Sbetian
  18. 18. USE BETTER HONEY IN THESE CLASSICS PENICILLIN - 2oz Scotch - 3/4oz Honey-ginger juice syrup - 3/4oz Fresh Lemon Juice - 1/4oz Peated Scotch GOLD RUSH - 2oz Bourbon - 3/4oz Fresh LemonJuice - 3/4oz Honety Water BEE’S KNEES - 2oz Gin - 3/4oz Fresh LemonJuice - 3/4oz Honey Syrup AIRMAIL - 2oz Bacardi Superior - 3/4oz Fresh LemonJuice - 3/4oz Honey Syrup - 5oz Champagne
  19. 19. BEE INSPIRED BY THESE COCKTAILS POLLINATOR -Highball-refreshing-floral -45ml Aberfedly -25 ml Lemon and honey shrub -3 dash dandelion and burdock bitters (homemade or Dr. Adam Elmegirab) - Top soda water - Build in glass – garnish with dandelion APIARY -Herbal-bright -40ml Aberfeldy -5ml Yellow Chartreuse -20ml Ginger-honey water -20ml Lemon -Shake – serve over ice – herb flower garnish WAGGLE DANCE - Summer-boozey sipper - 35ml Aberfeldy - 20ml St Germain (or chamomile liqueur) - 3 dash Apple cider vinegar - Washed with beeswax - Stirred – Serve up
  20. 20. HONEY AND THE KITCHEN HOW YOU CAN CONNECT YOUR KITCHEN AND BAR USING HONEY?
  21. 21. BEES CAN TURN NECTAR FROM JUST ABOUT ANY FLOWER INTO HONEY 1. CLOVER: MILD AND A PERFECT ALL PURPOSE SWEETENER 2. WILDFLOWER :SOMEWHAT ASSERTIVE, THIS ONE DEPENDS ON THE NECTAR FROM WHICHIT CAME FROM 3. ORANGE BLOSSOM :TASTES LIKE ITS NAME + CAN BE USED TO ACCENTUATE CITRUS NOTES THE THREE MOST AVAILABLE HONEYS ON THE MARKET FOR YOU TO USE ARE:
  22. 22. HONEY VARIAETES Ranked by flavor MILD SWEET RICH BITTER - ALFALFA - CLOVER - FIREWEED - ORANGE BLOSSOM - TUPELO - OCACIA - CLOVER - SAGE - SOURWOOD - AVOCADO - BLUEBERRY - BUCKWHEAT - DANDELION - EUCALYPTUS - BASSWOOD
  23. 23. FOOD PAIRINGS 6. 1. NUTS 4. FISH 2. 5. FRUIT BUTTER ROOT VEGETABLES 8 FOODS THAT GO WITH HONEY FAVORITE HONEY COMBINATIONS - Honey Jerk Glaze, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Fried Eggplant with Honey, - Mint and Sesame Seeds, Sopressatta Salami and Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Honey and Thyme, - Peach and Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Honey and Thyme, - Chai, and Lilac or Flower Infused Honey 7. CHEESE 8. COFFEE 3. TEA
  24. 24. DISHES WITH HONEY WINGS WITH HONEY MUSTARD TRADITIONAL GRILLED HONEY GLAZED FRUIT SALAD LESS TRADITIONAL HONEY CHIPOTLE ROASTED BRUSSLE SPROUTS INVENTIVE SIDE DISH
  25. 25. DISHES WITH HONEY GRILL LOBSTER TAILS WITH HERB HONEY BUTTER SEASONAL HONEY HARISSA ROASTED EGGPLANT INTERNATIONAL NOSTALGIA WHIPPED GOATS CHEESE, HONEY & POMEGRANATE CHEESE COURSE
  26. 26. WHY HONEY? • The U.S. honey industry was responsible for 22,000 jobs across the country in production, importation and packing in 2017. • The honey industry contributed approximately $2.1 billion in value added to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017.
  27. 27. HONEY BEES ARE CRUCIAL THEY POLLINATE MANY OF OUR FRUIT AND VEGETABLES AS WELL AS NUTS, COFFEE, CHOCOLATE AND COTTON FRUIT S Almonds Apples Apricots Avocados Blueberries Cherries Citrus Cranberry Grapes Kiwifruit Logan Berries Macadamia nuts Nectarines Olives Peaches Pears VEGETABLES Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower Celery Cucumber Honeydew Onions Squash Watermelon FIELD CROPS Alfalfa hay Alfalfa seeds Cotton seeds Legume seed Peanuts Rapeseed Soybeans Sugar Beets Sunflowers
  28. 28. IS ACTUALLY OUR PRESENT WHAT WE THOUGHT WOULD BE OUR FUTURE…
  29. 29. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF BEES DIE OFF “The USDA estimates that honeybees do $11-$15 billion in work for American farmers each year.” “76 % of food production in Europe relies on pollination and so bees are indispensable for our food security.” - EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT “Over the last 100 years, UK honeybees have experienced a dramatic decline from over a million managed hives to around 300,000 now. Wild bees have seen even steeper declines, due largely to habitat loss.”
  30. 30. WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING BARR HILL GIN + THE BEES KNEES AVALLEN : APPLES, BEES + CALVADOS
  31. 31. 4. FEED BEES THOUGH PLANTING WHAT EVER YOU CAN 1. SUPPORT LOCAL BEEKEEPERS BY BUYING THEIR HONEY 3. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP BEES TRAIN TO BE A BEEKEEPER HOST A HIVE OR HAVE YOUR OWN HIVE! 2. BECOME A BEE AMBASSADOR BY UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE WHAT YOU CAN DO
  32. 32. BEEKEEPING IS AMAZING!
  33. 33. HISTORY OF BEEKEPING
  34. 34. A YEARLY CYCLE OF BEEKEPING
  35. 35. TIME AND MONEY MONEYTIME YOU MUST COMMIT TO 1-2 HOURS EVERY WEEKEND A MONTH IN MAY, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER APRIL, JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST YOU SHOULD PLAN 1-2 HOURS EVERY OTHER WEEKEND. TO START A HIVE: CATCH A SWARM: FREE BUY A PACKAGE: $150-$200 FIRST YEAR HIVE: $200 PAINT, GUARDS, GEAR, SMOKER, TOOLS: $200 TREATMENTS: $30 – 50 ADDITIONAL BOXES YEAR 2: $200
  36. 36. BE A RESPONSIBLE BEEKEEPER MITE CHECKS! WELLNESS & ROBBING YOU AFFECT AN ENTIRE ECO SYSTEM
  37. 37. CURRENT REALITIES IN BEEKEEPING
  38. 38. HOW TO SUPPORT BEES IN THE ECOSYSTEM MAKE A BEE WATERING DISH -Bees are stupid, make it drown proof -Place rocks in a pie pan or use a dog bowl/chicken feed station and add water PLANT POLLINATOR SEEDS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO YOUR LOCAL GROWING ZONE CHOOSE YOUR FOOD AND PURCHASES WISELY (LESS AND BETTER) 1. 3. 2.
  39. 39. WHERE TO LEARN ABOUT BEES
  40. 40. PLANTING FOR BEES WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE SPACE YOU HAVE, WHETHER THAT BE A WINDOW BOX, A PLANTER, A ROOFTOP OR A BACKYARD HONEYBEES EVOLVED AS FOREST-DWELLING CREATURES: 60-70% OF THEIR DIET COMES FROM FLOWERING TREES & BUSHES A SINGLE TREE IN FLOWER – 300 SQ. M OF WILDFLOWERS WORRY NOT – BEES LOVE HERBS! PLANT THEM IN CLUMPS AND LET THEM FLOWER – LEAVE ONE HALF FOR THE BEES AND USE THE OTHER HALF IN COCKTAILS
  41. 41. RECAP 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? USE BETTER HONEY IN YOUR DRINKS! SUPPORT LOCAL BEEKEEPERS BY BUYING THEIR HONEY UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE + TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT IT PLANT FOR HONEYBEES! TRAIN TO BE A BEEKEEPER / HOST A HIVE ON YOUR ROOFTOP!
  42. 42. HIVE TO HIGHBALL THANK YOU! @ANYALILY @HALFPINTMAGGIE @GLOBALLOCALGOURMET @BELLESWHISKY @TALES_OF_THE_COCKTAIL #HIVETOHIGHBALL #BARRELSANDBEES #HONEY #TOTC2019

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