Liquor Locker Week #3 & A MidSummer Nights Dream Cocktail

      So month #3 of our local distilleries, breweries and vineyards, I have to say I can not say enough for both Cape Cod Beer and Truro Winery/ Spring Hollow Spirits for supporting me with their inputs. I continue to reach out to a couple others and so far they have either not responded or they don't get what a blog is. But I still believe in supporting our community, and the people that work for them and with them. I also have a new group this week, they come in it a little bit differently but the business is a Cape business and that is what I am here to promote. So let's get this show on the road, first up this month Truro Winery.
       Truro Winery reports in that they have their Wednesday night special WAAM events going on from 6-8 pm and yet it is a ticketed event so check the website for more details. As usual each day there are, 2 free vineyard tours, 2 free distillery tours, the food truck is cranking it out gourmet style, wine by the glass, hand crafted cocktails, structured wine tastings out back under the pavilion. If you want a sneak peak at what is going on in September check out their website under the events calendar. If I tell you now, I won't have anything to write about come the first week of September. One last thing if you read this in time: Thursday August 4th, 3PM | Truro Vineyards Wine Tasting Cruise,Join us for our 2nd annual tasting cruise featuring Truro Vineyards wines. Enjoy our local wines on a gorgeous 90-minute guided tour of Hyannis Harbor. That is TODAY folks, so get it on if your going to go. Appreciate your help Craig.
      Next up Cape Cod Beer: “Cape Cod Beer is a busy place this summer! In August, they continue with theirFriday afternoon farmers markets and their Monday night run club. In addition, look for their Blocks & Brews Grown Up Lego night on August 12th! Enter to build your best Lego creation! Real home inspectors and construction professionals will be on hand to judge the entries. Proceeds from the night benefit the Cape Cod Children’s Museum and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Competitor spots are limited so make sure you get signed up in advance. Should be a fun night! Here’s the link for tickets.” Again, if you want to see the full line up of things going on, check out their website and events calendar. Just way too much to mention it all right here. Thank you Amanda for sharing. 
      This week I want to bring a special attention to a newer Cape business called Oysterville Vodka. You will need to check them out at oystervillevodka.com, on Facebook and on Instagram. They don't have a lot going on, but what they do they do well. Right now all they have going on is the sales and promotion of their Cape Cod inspired Vodka, tastings will begin around the Cape in September. This is a labor of love that came out of a special need and want to eat and drink healthier do to situations happening in the founders life. Don't get confused with the name, it is not the name of a town here on the Cape but the product is as special as our oysters are. So check out their website and if you enjoy Vodka check this one out. I will be updating their calendar as we move forward. 
      Sorry to say did not hear anything from Devils Purse or Hog Island this round. But from the events calendar for Devil's Purse Summer Hours : Tues. & Wed. (Beer & Merchandise Sales Only) 10 am to 6 pm, Thurs. & Fri. (Beer & Merchandise Sales Only) 10 am to 2 pm, Thurs. & Fri.  (Tastings & All Sales ) 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday (Tastings, Beer & Merchandise All Sales ) 12 pm to 6 pm and Sun. & Mon. -CLOSED, and WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 -- BREWERY WILL CLOSE AT 3 PM. They are located in South Dennis on Great Western Rd. As for Hog Island located in Orleans located off West Rd. We are now open every day from 11:30am – 10pm! Please be sure to join us after the beach for live music at the Brewery (7 nights a week) from 6-9 pm. We have an unbelievable line up for this summer! Check the web site for who is playing when. And last but not least in any way Cape Cod Winery located at 4 Ox Bow Road • East Falmouth, MA. Not much to report here, but check them out and give them a word of encouragement and support. And last but not least is First Crush Winery. They have their roots in Harwich, and you can read about them at http://firstcrushwinery.com/, they also have a facebook page and a twitter page. I hope you will be looking for them at some of the local liquor stores doing tastings, and local meet and greets. They have great products and greatly to be enjoyed. 
      Remember there are still more on the Islands themselves, I will continue to reach out to those who have not joined in this fun and hopefully they will see what I am about and decide to give us a chance. But in the mean time, go online see when they are open and go check them out and if you are able enjoy the fruits of their labors, and let them know you heard about them from the Cape Cod Rockhopper blogger for CapeCodToday.com. Hope you get out to meet and greet with these folks and enjoy what they have to offer if it is right for you to do so. And whenever possible support your local Cape Cod business persons or groups. 
      Well it's been a great summer so far, not a ton of rain, in fact we could use a little bit more, but will always take that sunshine. We have had our summer water visitors back making themselves known, thanks to a hardy seal buffet off the most south east beaches. But that has not stopped folks from taking to the water themselves for a cooling dip in the eastern pond, and fortunately not one of our beach and sea lubbers have become another snack for our friendly Great White Sharks. So our equipment has not had to have been put to work much at all and that is good, a stranded boater here and there and a few other minor issues but nothing that the old dory couldn't handle. Well folks it's getting late and we need to get this girl cleaned and picked up for the expected visitors and travelers coming in tomorrow. So I hate to have to leave you, but need to get moving. So happy you came out to see the old gal and all of her splendor. I hope you have a great and wonderful while being here on old Cape Cod and looking forward to seeing you again real soon. 
      Well, what else do you think I would find for an August cocktail. There are similar things out there but I have chosen to us the recipe out of DrinkLab.org. It is simple and easy and oh so good. You will find the recipe under other sights and in a couple cocktail bartender books but I have said I would give credit when I know exactly where my recipe is coming from. So find a good clear mid-summer night and mix this wonder up and have a great and dreamy night. Please remember to drink responsibly and make sure you are a good host and don't let your guests drink impaired. Now on with the show.
 
      This weeks recipe:  A MidSummer Nights Dream Cocktail
 
      5                 Strawberries
      1      tsp      Strawberry Liqueur
      1      oz       Cherry Brandy
      2      oz       Vodka
                         Tonic Water
 
      Mix the strawberries in a blender and pour over ice in a shaker. Add the Vodka, kirsch and strawberry liqueur to the shaker. Shake well. pour into a highball glass. and fill up with the top shelf clear water.

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