Paid Segment by Blue Ruin – The Art of Mixology

Paid Segment by Blue Ruin – The Art of Mixology


HAVING A COCKTAIL. YOU MAY HAVE
NOTICED THAT WE’VE ENCOUNTERED A 21ST CENTURY COCKTAIL
RENAISSANCE. NOT ONLY HAVE BARS
AND RESTAURANTS INTRODUCED A NEW AND CREATIVE SOURCE OF
LIBATIONS OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS BUT THERE IS MORE VARIETY
IN THE LIQUORS USED FOR THOSE DRINKS WITH THAT VARIETY HAS
COME THE RISE OF MIXOLOGY. IT’S
AN OLD TERM BUT IN ITS MODERN USAGE IT TENDS TO SIGNIFY
THE ART OF EXPERTLY PREPARED COCKTAILS AND THAT’S WHAT
YOU’LL FIND AT A NEW COCKTAIL BAR IN DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE. IT’S
CALLED BLUE RUIN AND LISA FOUND OUT DURING A RECENT VISIT THAT
THEY’VE TAKEN THE ART OF COCKTAILS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
WHILE PERFECTING THE CLASSICS. IN A TOWN WITH A RICH HISTORY A
BAR WAY AHEAD OF ITS TIME IS KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL. IT MAY
SOUND LIKE A PARADOX BUT BLUE RUIN ON RAY STREET IN CAMBRIDGE
IS TAKING MIXOLOGY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL BY CRAFTING ORIGINAL
ARTISANAL DRINKS WHILE STILL HOLDING THE CLASSICS IN
THE SPOTLIGHT. AND I’M HERE
WITH PAUL LANDAU FOR HE IS HE HAD MIXED COLLEGES. YOU’RE NOT
BARTENDERS ANYMORE. NO WE’RE
SCIENTISTS WE’RE HAVING FUN PLAYING AROUND YEAH SO WHAT
TELL ME ABOUT YOU KNOW WHAT SETS BLUE ROOM APART AS FAR AS
THE DRINKS GO. SO THE ONE THING
WE LIKE TO DO IS FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. DUFFY MAKES A
COCKTAIL OF FRESH FRUITS AND EVERY DAY WE COME IN HERE FRESH
PRODUCE FROM OUR LOCAL FARMERS FROM THE COCKTAILS WE MAKE
THE SPIRITS WE TRIED WE DID NUMEROUS TASTE THINGS FIND
THE BEST QUALITY SPIRIT TO MAKE THE COCKTAIL SO THE FRESH
CREDENCE AND THE BRIGHT SPIRIT MAKES MAKE AND BREAK A
COCKTAIL. YEAH YEAH AND YOU’RE
CONSTANTLY DESIGN NEW COCKTAIL. WE ARE. WE LOOKED AT A FUN
PLAYING AROUND SO LIKE OUR COCKTAIL THIS PLACE WITH
THE CLASSICS A BACK OF A PROVISION WE PLAY AROUND SOME
NEW AGE STUFF BUT THEN WE HAD CUSTOMERS COMING ALL THE TIME
ASKING ME AND BRIAN SAID HEY MAKE SOMETHING FUN FOR US. WE’RE LIKE JUST PICK A SPIRIT
AND WE JUST HAVE FUN WITH WHAT WE DO. AND IT’S ALL STUFF THAT
WE HAVE BACK HERE FROM FRESH HERBS DIFFERENT SPIRITS FRUITS
SO EVERYTHING. BUT IT’S A LOT
OF FUN AND PEOPLE LIKE TO TRY TO STUMP YOU TOO THEY LIKE TO
PLAY WITH US. I LIKE TO
THE TEST. SO FAR WE HAVEN’T
FELT IT. YEAH. YEAH. OKAY SO
I’M BEHIND THE BAR YOU’RE GONNA PUT ME TO WORK. WE’RE GONNA
LIKE A COCKTAIL. SO ONE OF
THE CLASSIC COCKTAILS AVIATION SLOTS IS A GEM BASED YOU’RE
GOING TO HAVE HERE IS YOUR CLASS OKAY WE’RE GONNA GRAB
YOUR JIGGER HERE. SO ON A BUT
ON THE OTHER SIDE WE’RE GONNA GO TWO OUNCES. OKAY. TWO OUNCES
LEGEND IT’S ALL OVER THE TOP FOR AVIATION. THIS IS AVIATION
SO VARIABLES. CLASSIC PUT IT IN
THERE RIGHT IN THERE. RIGHT AND
THEN FLIP IT TO THE BOTTOM SIDE. AND YOU GIVE IT A HALF AN
HOUR. SO WHAT HAPPENS WHAT IS
THIS? SO THIS VIOLET. SO
THE PROBLEM FLY OUT SO IT BRINGS UP THE ESSENCE OF
THE VIOLET FLOWER FLORAL NOTE TO THE COCKTAIL RIGHT THERE. RIGHT. AND THAT’S PRETTY NEXT
YOU GONNA DO MACHINE YOU THE COURSE OF THE MISSION OF. BECAUSE IT’S CHEERIOS SINCE YOU
GOT TO GO RIGHT MINE RIGHT THERE HALF AN OUNCE AFRICA AND
THEN A FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE A LITTLE SAME SPOT AND
THAT THAT’S IT’S ALL EVERYTHING’S FRESHLY FRESH
EVERY MORNING WE COME IN HERE WE’RE FRESH SOME LIMES LEMON
GRAPEFRUIT ORANGES KIND OF STILL A LITTLE BIT OF ICE
THAT’S THE EASY SPOON YOU’RE GONNA START 20 ROTATIONS SO IT
GIVES IT A NICE CHILL OF CORPORATES ALL THE INGREDIENTS
IN YOUR COCKTAIL 20 I’M NEVER GONNA DO WE HAVE THESE NICE
ITALIAN CHERRIES YOU GONNA SCOOP ONE OUT PUT IT IN
THE COCKTAIL AND THE COOL GLASS AND THERE. OKAY. AND THEN
LASTLY YOU’RE GONNA STRAIN THE COCKTAIL UNTIL THE GLASS
STRAINER THERE. OKAY AND THEN
WHO’S GOING TO PUT THIS WHEN I GET STRANGER RIGHT THERE’S A
SPOUT ON THE SIDE JUST LIKE THAT. YEAH I GET THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COCKTAIL THAT IS BEAUTIFUL ONCE I CALL AGAIN. THIS IS THE AVIATION
THE AVIATION AND I’M HERE WITH DOUG KYLE HE IS THE OWNER OF
BLUE RUIN AND WE’RE SITTING IN A BOOTH THAT SAYS MOBSTERS ONLY
WHAT’S UP WITH THAT. SO WE’RE
IN THE MAFIA THIS WAS IN THE DESIGN PLANS PROBABLY TWO
OR THREE YEARS AGO TO TAKE THIS SPACE UNDERNEATH THE STAIRWELL
AND CREATE THIS GREAT LITTLE NICHE BOOTH AND HERE WE ARE
WONDERFUL CUSTOMER LEATHER SEATS AND THIS THIS TABLE
ACTUALLY CAME FROM THE BEAMS IN THE OLD SPACE OVER THERE SO YOU
CAN SEE THE HOLES IN IT AND IT’S ABOUT AS OLD AS THIS
BUILDING. YEAH. SO LET’S TALK A
LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS BUILDING IT HAS A LOT OF CHARACTER
THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. YEAH ABSOLUTELY WE MOVED TO
CAMBRIDGE 20 YEARS AGO AND BOUGHT A HISTORIC HOME IN
THE OAKLEY STREET AND JUST LOVE THE DOWNTOWN AND THOUGHT OH WE
REALLY NEED TO BE ABLE TO WALK DOWNTOWN AND GET ALL OF OUR AND
SO THIS OPPORTUNITY CAME UP ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO WHEN WE
BOUGHT THE BUILDING AND HAVE BEEN RENOVATING EVER SINCE AND
DOUG SAYS THEY’RE NOT DONE SOON THEY’LL USE THIS SPACE TO OPEN
A KITCHEN MAKING THE BLUE RUIN THE PLACE TO WINE AND DINE IN
DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE A FUN PLACE TO
EXPERIENCE NEW ECLECTIC FLAVORS AND IF YOU’D LIKE TO STUMP
THE BARTENDER BLUE RUIN HAS THE MIXOLOGY CHALLENGE EVERY
TUESDAY NIGHT BY THE WAY BLUE RUIN REFERS TO THE NICKNAME OF
THE BATHTUB GIN IN THE PROHIBITION DAYS. THAT’S
FUN TRIVIA FOR YOU THERE AND SPEAKING OF TRIVIA THE JEOPARDY

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