Friday, April 4, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - PALOMA!

As Bon Appetit magazine so appropriately put it...It's Baller Season..as in Highball Spring season.  This thoroughly refreshing drink tops their list.

Ingredients:

2 oz blanco tequila
1/2 oz lime juice
6 oz grapefruit soda (ie: San Pellegrino)
kosher salt for rim
grapefruit slice for garnish

Rim a highball glass with salt and fill with ice.  Add the tequila and lime juice and top with grapefruit juice.  Garnish with grapefruit slice.

SIGNS OF SPRING!
ENJOY!

Friday, March 21, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - MARCH MADNESS BEER FASHIONED!

When your bracket is getting you down try one of these to kill the pain!  No I didn't win the Billion either.  Hopefully gonna retain my final four!

Ingredients:

1 oz bourbon
2 oz wheat ale
2-3 dashes bitter
1 tsp brown sugar
orange twist

In a rocks glass, add sugar and bitters.  Add the bourbon and muddle until the sugar dissolves.  Put one ice cube in the glass and add the beer.  Add more ice and squeeze the orange twist over the drink and around the rim.  Delicious!

GOOD LUCK!!!
ENJOY!!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - EVERYBODY'S IRISH!


HAPPY SAINT PADDY'S!

I am not sold on the olive garnish but otherwise great drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Irish Whiskey
1 Tbl Green Crème de Menthe
1 Tbl Green Chartreuse
Cocktail olive for garnish

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Strain into martini glass and garnish - or not.  I think a green mint candy of some kind might be a good substitute!

HAPPY IRISH WEEKEND!
ENJOY!

Friday, February 21, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - BEER MARGARITA!

In honor of National Margarita Day tomorrow!
A little twist on the typical Margarita!

This recipe adds beer to the drink.  You should use a regular lager as opposed to a microbrew beer.  You can use the limeade can to measure all other ingredients.

Ingredients

1 (12 oz) can of frozen limeade concentrate
12 oz tequila
12 oz water
12 oz beer
ice
lime wedge for garnish

Pour limeade, tequila, water and beer into a pitcher.  Stir until completely blended and limeade is melted.  Add lots of ice and pour into glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.

HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!
ENJOY!

Friday, February 7, 2014

PORK CHOP APPLE BRINE!

If you like Pork Chops and I DO!  This brining with the apple juice and sugar makes these so moist. They are the best I have ever had and Dave says the same.

Ingredients:

1 cup water
2 cups apple juice
3/4 tbl ground pepper
1/4 cup salt
2/3 cups light brown sugar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp grill seasoning
2 large bone-in pork chops

Combine first 6 ingredients  (thru red pepper)  in a sauce pan.  Heat mixture to a simmer and sugar is melted.  Pour into a bowl with 2 cups of ice.  When the brine cools add the pork chops and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

Pat the chops dry and add to a hot oiled grill or grill pan.  Season each side of the chops with 1/2 tsp grill seasoning - that's it - just seasoning and cook 4-5 minutes on a side.  Do not overcook.  Let rest 5 minutes and serve. 

I serve with a cauliflower gratin!!!

PORK MADNESS!
ENJOY!

Friday, January 31, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - LIQUID MARIJUANA!

This Super Bowl finds the competition between the only two states who have legalized the recreational use of marijuana!  So if you would like to celebrate that Freedom - here ya go!

Ingredients:

1/2 oz Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Melon Liqueur
splash of sweet and sour mix
pineapple juice

Combine first 5 ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously.  Strain into a martini glass and fill with pineapple juice.

GO PATRIOTS!
ENJOY!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

FRIDAY COCKTAIL - POLAR VORTEX SLUSH!

Sorry this is a day late - long Friday for me.

As we all tried not to freeze to death in the midst of the Nationwide "Polar Vortex" this baby could have been the answer.  Tastes a bit tropical to fool you into a warm state.

Ingredients:

1 oz Dark Rum
1 oz Kahlua
1/2 cup light coconut milk (from a can)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
handful of ice

Combine all the ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until ice is fully crushed.  Pour in your favorite glass or a thermos so your hands don't get cold.

STAY WARM MY FRIENDS!
ENJOY!