Seems like our hopes and unanswered, as of yet, prayers for a cure to our recent technology problems finds theSpeakista still mired in troubles not the least of which is struggling with rebuilding our lost data and archives. We will be delayed yet another week or so in putting up our next real content post. Apologies once again.
In the mean time we have done a little site clean up including work on our blog roll. We were honored to be featured recently on the Foodista Featured Drink Blog of the Day and have added links to the general Foodista site as well as the blog of the day site. In addition, when looking through the recent MxMo entries we noticed that newbie blogger Andrea over at Gin Hound was kind enough to include a link to theSpeakista on her site; thank you Andrea and we have added you to ours as well.
In anticipation of making it to Negroni Nirvana (our planned series on this classic bitter beauty) we offer up now a recipe we’ll profile in that series — it is just too good to wait. The Nerina, taken from the book Speakeasy (as mentioned previously, this is from the team at the NYC craft bar Employees Only) is an amazing twist on the classic. Gin is mixed with Meletti Amaro (in place of the Campari) and Punt e Mes (in place of the more traditional sweet vermouth) for a downright fantastic drink. The amaro and the vermouth almost seem to switch places with the Punt e Mes adding the bittering component while this spicy amaro adds a subtle, almost “baked goods” like sweetness and flavor to the resulting mixture. You must give this drink a try!
We will continue to pray that the tech Gods will come forth and bless us either with greater patience or help from a site developer well versed in Word Press and Thesis Theme architecture.