Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Foodday

Happy Valentine's lovebugs, here are some holiday inspired cocktails.

Spiked Jones
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole coffee beans
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate-covered coffee beans, chopped

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, 1/2 cup cream, and whole coffee beans. Bring to a simmer, turn off heat, cover, and steep beans for 1 hour. Strain liquid and return to saucepan; discard beans. Bring the milk-and-cream mixture back to a simmer, add chocolate, and whisk until incorporated. Remove from heat; whisk in Kahlua. Whip remaining 1/2 cup cream and the confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Divide the hot chocolate between two cups and garnish each portion with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans.

The Monkey Gland
  • 3 oz. gin
  • 1½ oz. fresh orange juice
  • ¼ oz. grenadine
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • Orange peel, for garnish
Combine gin, orange juice, grenadine, and absinthe in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Pink Lady
  • 1 1/2 ounces of gin
  • 1/2 ounce applejack
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/5 ounce (or a couple of dashes) of grenadine
Combine all your ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake it, shake it, shake it to get the egg well mixed. Now add ice and shake some more. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

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