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Green Apple Martini

Posted: June 23, 2010 in Food and Drinks
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A few nights ago, I was drunk.  Literally.  I was inspired by one show from Discovery Travel and Living — Nigella Express.

In that episode, I saw a really simple mix of Green Apple Martini.  Martini is a cocktail that is usually with Gin as base, and Vermouth.  However, current available mixes changed Gin to Vodka.. and there’s no Vermouth.

This Green Apple Martini from Nigella used equal parts of GinSour Apple Liqueur, and half part of Green Apple syrup (other mix of Martini used apple juice instead of apple syrup).  So if you’re using 750ml of Gin and Sour Apple Liqueur, you’ll basically need 350ml of Green Apple syrup.

A few nights ago, I tried a simple variation.  Instead of Gin, I used The Bar’s Green Apple VodkaLime Juice (replaced Sour Apple Liqueur), and Apple Juice (instead of Apple syrup).

It might not taste as great as Nigella’s recipe… but I still enjoyed it.  And my hangover lasted until later the following day.

 

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Today, I have fulfilled my craving for pasta and chocolates.  As I tweeted about it, a friend from facebook wrote a comment on my status.  Though the night’s already perfect for me (coz I’ve eaten my cravings), it would be much better if there’s some beer. big grin

But then, I’ve always associated drinking beer or any alcohol to stuffed mushrooms. As I think about getting a bottle or two of beer or a shot of any liquor, I thought about my 6th Angel’s Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms.

Here is a simple recipe of Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms.  I’m thinking of serving it this coming Christmas.. smile

Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4-6 strips of bacon, fried and crumbled; reserve fat
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 20-25 large mushrooms, stems removed
  • about 8 mushroom stems, finely chopped
  1. Saute onion and mushroom stems in bacon fat until tender. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Mix crumbled bacon, onion and stems with softened cream cheese until the mixture is workable.
  3. Stuff each mushroom and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Finish under the broiler just until tops are golden.

 

The night’s still young… I’m done with my cravings, and I’m about to get a drink.  As for the hors d’oeuvres, I think I’m gonna postpone it ’til Christmas. wink

 

Mocktails

Posted: November 6, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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Do you love cocktail drinks but you can’t or don’t want any alcohol in it?  You may want to try mocktails.  Mock Cocktails or simply Mocktails are drinks that has no alcohol in it.  Usually colorful and full of flavor, mocktails gives the drinker the fun of cocktail drinks without the sting of alcohol.

I’m gonna post some mocktail recipes that I got from the various sites.  If you’re planning a family event and want your drinks to cater to every member, try these simple mocktails.

 

Black Cow

*  2 Scoops  Vanilla Ice-cream

* 10 oz        Root Beer

* 1 Tblsp     Chocolate Syrup

* Whipped Cream

* Maraschino Cherry

Preparation:

* Pour rootbeer over ice cream and chocolate syrup in a large tumbler glass

* Garnishwith whipped cream and a maraschino cherry

* Servewith a straw and a long spoon

 

Bora Bora

* 10 Cl Pineapple Juice

* 6 Cl   Passion Fruit Juice

* 1 Cl   Lemon Juice

* 1 Cl   Grenadine Syrup

Preparation:

* Preparein a blender or shaker, serve in a highball glass on the rocks

* Garnishwith 1 slice of pineapple and one cherry

 

Evil Princess

* 1 oz       Grenadine

* 2 oz       White Grape Juice

* 1 oz       Apple Juice

* 1 Tblsp   Vanilla Syrup

* 1 Tblsp   Lemon Juice

Preparation:

* Pour overice

* Stir andgarnish with a lime slice

 

These are just some of the mocktail recipes available on the net.  If you want to try more mocktails, or even cocktails, visit the following sites:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/drinks/mocktails/Main.aspx

http://supercocktails.com/

http://www.drinksmixer.com/

 

Drinks for Halloween

Posted: October 20, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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Just a few more days and it’ll be Halloween.  I’m sure, there’s already a lot of planned parties for it.  Well, here’s some drinks that’s good for Halloween theme parties.

 

Black Devil

*  2 oz. light Rum

* 1/2 oz. dry Vermouth

* Olive

– Add rum and vermouth to a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a black olive.

 

Banshee

*  1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao, white

* 1 oz. banana Liqueur

* 1 1/2 oz. Cream

– Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a cocktail glass.

 

Blackbeard’s Ghost

* 1 oz. coconut Rum

* 1 oz. dark Rum

* 1 oz. light Rum

* 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice

* 1 oz. Orange Juice

* 1 oz. mango Syrup

* 1/4 oz. Molasses

– Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice and garnish with a cherry.

 

Black Cat

* 1 oz. Schnapps, black cherry (Black Haus)

* 1 1/2 oz. Vodka

* 2 oz. Cola

* 2 oz. Cranberry Juice

– Stir everything together with ice. Garnish with a mandarin orange slice if available.

 

Click here for more drinks.  Enjoy! big grin

Cafe Royal Frappe

Posted: October 1, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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Here’s another mix using coffee…

You need the following ingredients:

* 1 oz Cognac

* 3 oz Cold Black Coffee

Procedure as follows:

* Mix and pour into a double-cocktail glass filled with crushed ice

* Garnish with a cherry and serve with short straws

Cafe Pucci

Posted: October 1, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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It’s been months since I last posted a mix for coffee/cocktails.  Here’s one mix for coffee that I think you’ll love.

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 oz Gold Rum
  • 1/4 oz Amaretto Almond Liqueur
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Espresso
  • 1 oz Light Whipped Cream

You need to:

  1. Warm liquors in a heat-proof cup, stir in sugar, and add espresso
  2. Stir again, top with cream, and serve

 

I will be posting another mix later..

Layered Cocktails (Built-In)

Posted: August 29, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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I’m always fascinated with drinks like B-52, Pousse Cafe and MexicanFlag. They’re layered drinks, usually served in pony glass/pousse cafeglass with 3 or more colors.

Each layer should be poured gentlyon top of each other so they will not mix. Aside from that, one musttake note of the ingredient’s different gravities. If not, theingredients will mix and it will ruin the layered drink.

I found a list at supercocktails.com of specific liqueurs and their gravity. If you want to try pousse cafe or any layered drinks, keep this list in mind. smile

http://supercocktails.com/bartending/Layering-Cocktails—Specific-Gravity-Chart