Saturday, 29 August 2009

Pomp and Glory

1. Dignified or magnificent display; splendor: the solemn pomp of a military funeral.
2. Vain or ostentatious display. See Synonyms at display
1. Great honour, praise, or distinction accorded by common consent; renown.
2. Something conferring honour or renown.
3. A highly praiseworthy asset: Your wit is your crowning glory.
4. Adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship.
5. Majestic beauty and splendor; resplendence: The sun set in a blaze of glory.
6. The splendor and bliss of heaven; perfect happiness.
7. A height of achievement, enjoyment, or prosperity: ancient Rome in its greatest glory.

So recently as I took a small trip to Hamburg to unwind and work! Well I didn't work really hard. I washed a few dishes and helped out where I could. The fact of the matter is they really didn't need a Kiwi helping out. So I enjoyed the atomosphere and met some of the locals. Cool cool people, I just enjoyed the company... At my session in Bon Lion, Marcel did most of my selling and he liked my drink the P & G( Pomp and Glory) so here is a small poem about the P & G

Its's a simple drink with an elegant twist
It's unique, dignified and praiseworthy

A blend of lemon juice and fino sherry
It's the angostura and elderflower that makes it merry

It is worshiped by too few, and not known by many
It's a simple drink with an elegant twist

With just a hint of orange to bind it together
Stirred in a traditional and time honoured way

It's an ostentatious display of Pomp and Glory

P & G
Stir over ice
30mls Romate fino sherry
20mls St Germain
7mls Fresh Lemon juice
2 dashes of orange bitters
1 drop of angostura bitters
strain into a small cocktail glass about 3oz garnish with a lemon twist

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Where the Le Lion feeds

OK dudes, I'm getting really sporadic at posting... Yip you guessed it LAZY and preoccupied! Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Le Lion in Hamburg. What a great place to hang out I was treated so well by everyone and was made to feel at home and at ease. I did a small session in Bon Le Lion a quaint and private bar deep in the heart of Cafe Paris. I selected a small sampling of Merchant Drinks and added a few of my own humble creations check out menu and the advertising its great .I haven't had any negative feedback so I'm happy that all was enjoyed! It was daunting at first as it isn't my bar but after about ten minutes, I mastered the bars personality and whipped it into submission. I would like to thank Heir Meyer, Mario, Torben and Marcel for all there help and there fantastic hospitality. I would also like to thank all the customers that came to hang out with a kiwi who lives in Belfast cheers und Danke!

Bon Lion

Its sits waiting
Jaws firm and tight

It's gaze deep and soulful
Paws sharp and dangerous

It roars, loud and proud
A call that is deep and deafening

It's pride returns
It sighs, relaxed

Calmed by familiar faces, smells
A flurry of activity

It remembers the sounds
Of ice on tin, liquor on glass

The pride at play
Late into the the warm night

Still he sits, tall, unmovable
A force to be reckoned with

An unforgettable image
An unforgettable time

He watches, a protector
A custodian a secret keeper
As a rule the lion is heard roaring at night--"midnight listens to the lion's roar," (Byron;)