Maryland made wine and spirits
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013 14:40
- Written by Donna Jefferson
As the horse racing scene turns to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes, the "Vivacious Vixen," winning cocktail from the Tale of the Horse Cocktail Contest, can be enjoyed by Maryland racing enthusiasts and partygoers after the race has come and gone.
The 2nd Annual Tale of the Horse cocktail contest was held in Louisville, Kentucky right before the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby. More than 10 of Louisville’s top bartenders participated in the contest, which was created to determine the best “post-race” drink to be enjoyed the day after each race of the Triple Crown, helping to bring its consumer back to life after all the excitement of the race track.
The Horse You Came In On Saloon, located at 1626 Thames Street in Baltimore, will offer their own version of the Vivacious Vixen to customers on Sunday, May 19th. “The Horse” saloon is the oldest continually run saloon in the country, and it is the last place Edgar Allen Poe was seen alive.
The official 2013 Tale of the Horse cocktail is called “Vivacious Vixen” and was created by Alexis Weber of SideBar in Louisville, KY. Alexis’s recipe for her winning cocktail features several ingredients that will help its consumer get back to a relaxed state after a long day of celebration, including ginger for nausea, orange juice for vitamin C, lemon juice for detoxification, and raspberries for potassium. The recipe is below.
- ½ oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- ½ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ oz homemade ginger syrup
- ½ oz St. Germaine, elderflower liqueur
- ½ oz homemade raspberry syrup
- 1 and ½ oz Tangueray Malacca gin (Plymouth gin is also acceptable)
- 4 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
Swizzled in a Collins glass over crushed ice, topped with angostura bitters.
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:00
- Written by Jeanne Slaughter
While there guests can sample 19 featured Linganore wines – including the 2012 Best in Class Gold Medal Winner – Traminette; take tours of the eco-friendly wine making facility, dance along to the sounds of the Caribbean with Pan Masters, browse the vendors handcrafted goods, fine art, delicious food and more.
Just 39 miles from Baltimore/Washington, D.C., this annual festival attracts thousands of Linganore wine lovers, Caribbean music fans, friends and families to picturesque Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland.
The festival grounds open at 10am and music is from 12noon – 6pm. Tickets are $20 for Adults 21+ and $15 for designated drivers or Active Military (valid ID required). Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at Mdtix.com/Linganore.