For those of you who follow MySideOfTheBar, you undoubtedly remember some posts on infusing Alcohol (See Jan 10 – Infused Vodka Part I and August 23 – Infused Vodka Part 2). So it seemed logical for us to attempt infusing cigars. Now infused cigars are no strangers here as Central Patti enjoys them often. One of her favorites is CAO’s Moontrance as well as a Hazel Nut/Coffee cigar.
I started by fresh roasting some coffee beans from Ethiopia. The reason I choose those particular beans is that when roasted properly they are very, very oily and I believe they would be just right for infusing cigars.
I took an empty cigar box and placed two cigars (Graycliff Avelino Lara) the fresh roasted and ground coffee beans and a small bowl of water. The cigars were a light tobacco which I hoped would absorb more flavor than a darker cigar might. The water was to not only assist with humidity, but to also aide in the infusing process. I left the cigars in the box for about 3 weeks checking every f…
Yes, what I really meant was a chamber pot; however at one in the morning staging down the long dim hallway with the creaky wooden floors and facing the long stairway down to the bathroom spittoon was all I could think of.
The evening started innocent enough as we were traversing the interstate from K.C. MO to NW Iowa for a visit. I did not have a drink until after 5:00 and I was not driving, but as usually I never went anywhere without my trusty ten shot flask. That day it was loaded with Buffalo Trace Bourbon. By the way it had been awhile since I had imbibed in Buffalo Trace and I had forgotten how good it was. We arrived at the farm and continued happy hour. As the night progressed I opened the new bottle of Four Roses (the official Bourbon of MySideOfTheBar) that Central Patti had purchased as part of a case and kept drinking throughout the night.
As the night progressed and the bottle emptied we headed up the afore mentioned stairs and to bed. I woke a couple of hours later and…
I was going to spread out the remainder of the post about all the pool bars we visited, however that would be far to many post so I decided to lump them together here. This summer we visited so many places new and old so I have a lot of post to go.
One of the next pool bars we visited was the Redhead Lake Side Grill
I really enjoyed this and almost liked it as much as the Lake Tap and Grill with a couple of exceptions. First it was a long way from homebase of MySideOfTheBarATL. Second they allowed kids 12 and over in the adult pool and third you could not smoke in the pool.
However the menu was great as was the food. I was fortunate enough to get to eat here twice during this epic summer.
We again ventured out in the Happy Ours (seemingly every other day we cruised on this stead fast vessel)
Good food, good service and great friends.
Central Patti and I ventured to the next spot alone and I have to say as far as the pool itself goes I really enjoyed this one. (nice and warm) We actual…