I need to give a thank you gift and need some suggestions as to what is interesting at Hangar One.
In a truly bizzaro year, I was told a relative in Guatemala City wanted me to come over and visit for a few days. What I wasn't told was this was a fabulously wealthy relative. I am still stunned. I leave my little house where someone is herding cows down the street and am driven to a non descript nabe on the edge of GC (zona 17), .The gate opened and you might as well have cued the music from Dynasty. I have rarely been in places this nice in the US ... aviaries with exotic birds, Olympic-sized pool, a home theatre that can show 3D fillms, a full staff including a cook doing sophisticated dishes, etc, etc, etc. The son is an international motocross champion. I'm still not certain I haven't contacted malaria and am halucinating this.
Anyway, they like booze as they have a bar with lots of exotic liquors ... but no Hangar One. So I thought this would make a nice thank you for your hospitality gift. I want knock their socks off.
I have sources. I can get someone to buy the bottle and deliver it to Gautemala when they visit soon.
I see Hangar One is doing a chipotle vodka. Guatemalans don't like spicy, so I'd rule that out.
I'm leaning toward keffir lime or mandarin orange, but I know Hangar One also has bottles at the Alameda location that down't show up on the website.
I'm condering the raspberry. I didn't like it, but Guatemalan tastes run to sweet. Also they were talking about some fabulous wine they had in Europe made from raspberries. So, how's the raspberry these days?
Any recommendations would be appreciated from your favorite flavor that is sold at BevMo to something that can only be bought at the Alameda location.