Showing posts with label Cocktail Hour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cocktail Hour. Show all posts

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hint of the day: double duty cookie press


Deviled eggs- an economical meatless Friday hors d'ouevres popular with many.  But I hate washing out decorating bags (especially for a Sriracha filling) and I've never had much luck with substituting parchment paper or baggies.  My aluminum cookie press came to the rescue!  Just a few quick turns, and my deviled egg tray was completed and cleanup made easy.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wondering what to do with all that rhubarb?

This recipe got high marks from some Church Ladies recently:

3 pounds rhubarb, cut up


Mixed with
1 bottle vodka
1/4 cup grand marnier
Simple syrup (6 tablespoons sugar heated to boiling with 1/4 cup water)


Cool the syrup before mixing into the rest of the ingredients. 
Let stand 1-2 weeks in covered container.

Recipe is flexible - it originally called for 1/2 cup of the Grand Marnier, but my source preferred with less.


It's a lovely pink color and, according to reports, is dangerously good when mixed with 7-Up.


On a somewhat related note, I'm re-reading Anne of Green Gables now and this is just homey enough to make me think of Marilla's Raspberry Cordial.  (Medicinal purposes only, right?)

Friday, June 8, 2012

More summer refreshment


Thérèse's summer beverage hint inspired me to share a few of my own.  Pictured from left to right: iced mocha, iced chai, and peach basil margaritas in two quart jars.

Iced Mocha
Brew four cups of strong coffee; pour into jar.  Stir in two tablespoons of baking cocoa.  Add sugar to taste.  Cool to room temperature; then chill covered in fridge.  Stir well before use, adding milk to taste.

Iced Chai
Pour one quart of boiling water into the jar.  Steep two chai tea bags for five minutes; discard tea bags.  Stir in sugar to taste.  Cool to room temperature; then chill covered in fridge.  Stir well before use, adding milk to taste.

Peach basil margaritas - a peachy take on this Kitchn recipe for strawberry basil margaritas.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Church Lady walks into a bar...


Perhaps the highlight of the airplane magazine was the mention of LUPEC- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.

Their mission is fantastic:

In a post-millenium world of beer and prepackaged Chex Mix™, LUPEC works tirelessly to breed, raise, and release cocktails that are endangered or even believed to be extinct.

The collecting of anachronistic recipes by women, and the resulting creation of endangered cocktails in an all woman setting is intended to achieve the following goals

o To create a[n] atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads

o To continue the 150 year American tradition of dangerous women calling themselves Ladies and getting together in groups, clubs, and societies to work undercover while they chipped away at the patriarchy.

o To protect the collective Joie de Vivre of LUPEC members by assuring them at least one good party a month

o To encourage the accumulation and use of vintage serving and barware.

Check out their advice to bartenders and cocktail rankings!

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Official Cocktail of Meatless Fridays


Adieu, little Swedish fishie, adieu. What a way to go, though, drowning in a sea of gin, lemon juice, and champagne. Pern’s Farewell is bright and clean, with all of that sparkle keeping a Swedish fish buoyant as the gummy candy garnish bobs and weaves in your glass. A little bit of kitsch and a whole lot of botanicals and citrus make this cocktail one that’s not to be missed. [text & image source: Stuff @ Night]