Martin Wine Cellar

 

  • September 18, 2015
  • September 18, 2015
  • August 26, 2015

    Bloody Mary

    INGREDIENTS: 2 ounces Tito’s Vodka 4 ounces high-quality tomato juice 1 tablespoon celery salt 1/4 lemon, cut into two wedges 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish 1 stick celery   PROCEDURE: Place celery salt in […]

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  • August 26, 2015

    Gumbo Dip

    Ingredients: ¼ cup butter, unsalted 6 green onions sliced 1 red bell pepper chopped 1 green bell pepper chopped 1 ½ pounds large shrimp, peeled, chopped 14oz Andouille sausage chopped 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 ½ tsp. Creole seasoning 1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese ½ cup plus 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup Okra […]

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  • August 05, 2015

    Classic Margarita

     INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz Calle 23 Blanco .75 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao 1 tsp Cocktail & Sons Honeysuckle-Peppercorn Syrup 2 tsp Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice Lime wedges

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  • July 31, 2015

    Top Ten Essentials

    The contemporary craft cocktail movement has become a popular sensation for bars and restaurants across the nation. Luckily though, you don’t need to be a professional to curate an excellent bar at home All you need is a few simple products to start making great cocktails. Stock your bar with these top ten essentials.

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  • July 31, 2015

    Glassware Guide

    The glass you are pouring your expertly crafted cocktail into is just as important as the drink itself. While glassware is often unconsidered, the construction of a glass will directly affect your cocktail. Get to know your glassware so you can really begin to perfect your favorite cocktail. Wine Glasses: Of course, we must first […]

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  • July 31, 2015

    Bar Lingo

    A Jigger, a sour, a what?! Bartending seems quite intimidating when using the obscure lingo to create a drink. But we broke down a few of the fundamentals to keeps things easy!  Finger: An informal unit of measurement, typically 2 fl oz. ICE: Neat: No Ice, No Mixer  |  Easy: Very little ice  |  On the […]

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  • July 31, 2015

    An afternoon with Max Messier

    Cocktail & Sons is the “brainchild” of Max Messier, an award-winning bartender and spirits consultant based currently in New Orleans. Max has been working over the past few years on revitalizing the forgotten concept of the “Home Bar”, which led to the concoction of his all-natural handcrafted syrup line designed for classic cocktails. The Cocktail: […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Tips for Cheese Pairing

    When our cheese experts begin creating one of their ambrosial cheese plates, they always start with the basics. 1. What are you drinking? Your beverage of choice is critical when choosing the types of cheeses to plate. For example, if you will be drinking a crisp white, sparkling wine or dry rosé you’ll want to […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Cheese? Please!

    Our Cheesemongers’ Guide to the Perfect Cheese Plate As you probably already know, there are a plethera of options available to you when compiling and perfecting a beautiful cheese plate. Try drizzles of balsamic vinegar, tapenades, and fresh crusty bread, or keep it simple with crackers. Our in-house Cheesemongers have created an easy-to-follow guide so […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    A Crafted Couple

    Here from one of our beer experts on pairing beer as well as a few suggestions to try! Wine isn’t the only player in the pairing game anymore. Beer has an amazing capacity to pair with all kinds of foods and is more recently being recognized for it. Consider the following when pairing beer. The […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Chef’s Corner

    We asked Chef Scott Maki at the Baronne Street Deli for his favorite recipe and here’s what he whipped up for us. Bread is one of mankind’s crowning achievements. It’s the best example of a dish becoming so much more than the sum of its parts. It’s not only a player in every level of […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Wine Pairing Tips

    It is no secret that good wine is best enjoyed with good company or great food. And in the best case scenario, both! Finding good company can be as easy as shouting to your neighbor from your front porch, but creating a successful wine & food pairing can be quite the balancing act. Between fat, acid, […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Roast Peach & Parma Ham Salad

    For the perfect summer salad, try this recipe paired with a delicious Rose wine. Ingredients:   6 peaches extra virgin olive oil 2 X 4 oz balls of buffalo mozzarella 12 slices of Parma ham 1 lemon sea salt freshly ground black pepper 11/2 cup arugula a few sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked Procedure: Fire up […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Rosemary Roasted Chicken

    Ingredients Olive or vegetable oil cooking spray 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus sprigs for garnish 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 roasting chicken (6-7 pounds) Kitchen twine 1 lemon, sliced (optional) Procedure Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a roasting pan and rack with cooking spray. Combine rosemary, garlic and […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Bittersweet Chocolate Tarte

    4 servings | 55 min. (+ 2 hours setting time) Pair with: Save: J Lohr Petit Sirah Tower Road 2012 $15.99 Splurge: Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2013 $38 Ingredients: 2 tsp caster sugar A pinch of fine sea salt 50 g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup almonds (optional) 200g Sucre 60% Cocoa, broken into small pieces […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

    The first dish from Cedric’s Four Course Dinner Party is Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta (GARIDES SAGANAKI). We think it is the best way to entice your guests for a delicious meal. The term saganaki refers to the skillet in which Greeks cook ingredients with cheese. In this appetizer, shrimp is topped with crumbled feta and broiled. […]

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  • June 25, 2015

    Fourth of July Checklist

    Everything you need for the weekend at Martin’s! Print this checklist here.   1. Cellar Savings Sale // 2&3. Red & White Wine // 4. Brews // 5. GoVino Glasses 6. Acrylic Tumblrs // 7. Martin’s Catering // 8. Martin’s Gourmet and Snacks

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  • June 23, 2015

    Patriotic Punch

    Ingredients: Vodka (We suggest Gray’s Peak) Cointreau 1 liter Sparkling Mineral Water 2 Lemons 2 squeezes of simple syrup Ice organic blueberries organic strawberries cut into wedges 1 -2 peaches cut into slices mint Procedure: Squeeze lemons, add mineral water, vodka, cointreau and simple syrup to taste.  Next add bluberries, strawberries, and peaches. You can muddle them alone or […]

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  • June 23, 2015

    Watermelon Margarita

     Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water Orange zest 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup white or silver tequila Lime wedges Procedure: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3 […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Pan Roasted Fish with Charred Corn, Avocado & Tomato Relish

    Ingredients: 2-8 ounce filets of flaky white fish Salt & Black Pepper to taste 2 Cloves Chopped Garlic 1 Scallion, chopped Juice & Zest of 1 lime ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar ½ cup Good Quality Olive oil 1 Tbls Fresh Parsley, chopped 1 Tbls Cilantro, Chopped ½ tsp Smoked Paprika ½ tsp Ground Cumin […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Romaine Salad With Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

    Ingredients: 4-6oz Crumbled Blue Cheese(Roquefort is the best) 1/2 Apple peeled, cored, and diced (Granny Smith is the best) 2-3 Strips smoky bacon cooked crispy and diced ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar ½ tsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp honey salt and pepper to taste 1 egg yolk 4 large […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Pork Picatta

    Ingredients: 4 6 ounce boneless pork chop, pounded 1 Cup flour 1 egg, beaten with 1 ounce of milk 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1 cup Vegetable Oil 2 Cloves Sliced Garlic 1 Scallion sliced thin 1 tsp. Capers drained Juice & Zest of 1 lemon White Wine, 1/4 cup Salt & Black Pepper to […]

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  • June 22, 2015

    Sherried Chicken Pasta

    Ingredients: 1 Lb chicken breast or Tenders cut into ½ inch cubes 2-4 tbsp flour 2-4 tbsp Olive Oil 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled 1 Medium Yellow Onion diced 8 oz button Mushrooms sliced ½ cup Golden Sherry ½ cup Chicken Broth or Stock ¼ cup Heavy Cream ¼ cup Starchy Pasta Water 1-2 tsp butter […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Honey Rye

    Ingredients 2.5 tablespoons rye whiskey 1.5  tablespoons honey liqueur  Dash orange bitters Ginger ale Orange twist Preparation Fill Old Fashioned glass with ice. Combine rye, honey liqueur, and bitters in glass. Stir for 5 seconds. Top with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with orange twists.

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  • June 01, 2015

    The Laureate

     Ingredients: 4 orange slices 40 whole cloves 1 1/2 cups water 1/3 cup dried hibiscus flowers 4 small bay leaves 1 cup añejo tequila (such as Gran Centenario) 4 tablespoons agave nectar   Preparation: Stud each orange slice with 10 cloves. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to simmer in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add hibiscus flowers; cover and let steep 2 minutes. Strain hibiscus tea […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Honey-Bourbon Toddy

    Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup hot water 6 tablespoons bourbon or Apple Bourbon (see below for recipe) 2 3×1/2′ strips lemon peel 2 cinnamon sticks   Preparations: Stir honey and water in a 2-cup measuring cup until honey dissolves. Add bourbon (or better yet, Apple Bourbon, in which case you’ll use 1 Tbsp. honey). Divide between 2 Toddy glasses. Twist a strip […]

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  • June 01, 2015

    Satan’s Circus

    Ingredients: 2 ounces rye whiskey 3/4 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur 3/4 ounce Aperol 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice Preparation: Combine rye whiskey,  Heering Cherry Liqueur, Aperol , and  fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass.

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  • June 01, 2015

    Manhattan

    Ingredients 1/4 cup rye whiskey 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Cherry for garnish Preparation Combine rye whiskey,  sweet vermouth, and  Angostura bitters in a glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of glass is very cold. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass; garnish with 1 cherry.

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