Posts tagged cocktails
Posts tagged cocktails
1.5 oz of Old New Orleans Silver Rum (Since I can’t get this in CA I used 10 Cane Rum, you can use any good quality light rum)
.5 oz lime juice
5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
.75 oz Secret Ingredient (Pssssst, it is Taylor’s Velvet Falernum Liqueur…don’t tell anyone)
.25 oz simple syrup
Lime wedge for garnish
Combine the rum, lime juice, bitters, simple syrup and the Falernum in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice, top with the club soda, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
I fell in love with the Adelaide Swizzle at the Swizzle Stick Bar at Cafe Adelaide in NOLA
Pucker Up Cupid
1.5 oz of Orange flavored vodka (use a good vodka…I used Ketel One)
1.5 oz of Pink Lemonade
1.5 oz of cranberry juice
Add first three ingredients to a shaker half filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with lemon-lime soda.
Glitter, Glue and Gluttony Episode 4 - President’s Day
When I mention bacon vodka to people I get a mixed reaction…about 50% of people make gagging noises and shudder at the thought, but the other 50% get excited and want to try it. For those of you brave enough to try it, here is the recipe for bacon vodka:
What you will need:
A drinkable vodka
Bacon cooked to the floppy but fully cooked stage
A glass container with a lid
Place the bacon in the container. For a 750 ml bottle of vodka use 5-6 slices of bacon…I am using a smaller container so I have placed 3 slices of bacon in my bottle. These small bottles are available at Cost Plus World Market and are very useful for infusing vodka and other spirits with fun flavors.
Pour in the rendered bacon fat from the cooking process…this is the part where even the brave shudder and gag a bit. You do not have to add the fat, but it really helps the bacon flavor develop. The last step is to add the vodka. If you are using a 750 ml bottle of vodka you can just shove the bacon in the bottle with the vodka still in it. Just remember to pour a bit out first (chef’s treat) to allow for the liquid displacement caused by the added bacon…and bacon fat if you are using it.
I know, I know, it looks like something you would find in a biology classroom…but it is truly delicious!
Now, just seal up the bottle and put it in the refrigerator. Three weeks is the optimal “cooking” time allowing the flavor of the bacon to fully infuse the vodka, but if you are in a hurry you can drink it earlier.
You can use your bacon vodka to make delicious bacon bloody marys…or bacon bloody morries as they were called in Glitter, Glue and Gluttony.
Bacon Bloody Marys (aka Bacon Bloody Morries)
Add 2 oz. bacon vodka to a tall glass full of ice. Add your favorite bloody mary mix (Gluten free friends please read the label carefully because many commercial bloody mary mixes contain wheat.) I also usually add Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, black pepper, and a boat load of tabasco…you can spice yours to taste. Stir, garnish with a crispy slice of bacon (and anything else you would like,) and enjoy.
For the purest: The bacon vodka can also be added to a cocktail shaker full of ice, shaken vigorously, and poured into a martini glass for a lovely bacon martini. Garnish with bacon and enjoy!
A Very Special Glitter, Glue and Gluttony Christmas - Episode 1 part 2, Snow Globes!!! Join Carrie and Cher as they craft and cocktail their way through Christmas…drinking candy cane martinis and making snow globes!