MxMo XLII: Dizzy Dairy
Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:55 AM
Since I'm allergic to cow's milk, my dairy repertoire is somewhat limited. My drink is a variation on a classic Thunder Cocktail, from the Savoy Cocktail book, which uses sweetened egg yolk, liquor, and cayenne pepper to make a quick, dirty, and spicy Eggnog rip-off. Delicious! I mix it up by switching in Jamaican rum and some spice-based liqueurs to complicate things, and add in a couple of snobbish comments about Domaine de Canton just to keep in character.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:15 PM
I had planned to make a drink with coconut milk, since I thought that would be fully in keeping with the theme, then realized that coconut water and coconut milk are different. And that making coconut milk would be more work than getting the water out of the coconut. But surely there's a dairy case somewhere with coconut water in it, right?
Anyway, I don't know if this adheres well enough to the theme, but here's the:
Nuinuino (click for picture!)
3/4 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Coconut Water
1/4 oz Creme de Violette
1/4 oz Lime Juice
More discussion on a blog I write with some friends,
The Cocktail Kumite
Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:40 PM
Thanks for hosting this month. I admit I was crestfallen when I heard of the topic—dairy cocktails are the entire focus of the book I've been working on this year and I was hoping to keep the topic under wraps. But I'm happy to join in with a recipe and a call for help. My full post about Mixology Monday and the book is here.
For my contribution, I went with sweetened condensed milk in a Brazilian batida, inspired by a recent trip to Rum Bar in Philadelphia. More info's at the original post, but here's the recipe:
1 oz Bacardi O
1 oz Moleca cachaça
1 barspoon of refined sugar (about a teaspoon)
1 oz sweetened condensed milk
½ oz orange juice
Shake hard with ice to fully mix the condensed milk and strain into an old fashioned glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice. You could also substitute simple syrup to taste for the sugar.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:02 PM
SMOKY PINEAPPLE DELIGHT
1 pineapple, hollowed
5-6 chunks of fresh pineapple
2 oz tequila reposado
0.5 oz Crema de mezcal (Del Maguey)
1 oz honey-cream-mix
¼ oz orgeat
Ting to top
Hollow out a whole pineapple to make a drink vessel, the easiest way is to use a pineapple corer. Preferably use a pineapple thats is newly matured, they are less sweet. To easily take out the core in the middle, cut a bit with a small knife and/or twist it. Then take 1-2 slices and cut out chunks. If you dont have a fresh pineapple, don`t use canned juice…rather use a cartoned juice.
Add all ingredients to a blender saving ice for last and blend at high speeed for exactly 20 sek. Then strain through a fine wire mesh sieve into the pineapple filled with crushed ice. top with Ting and serve immediately.
Garnish a pineapple leaf and mezcal soaked cherry.
HONEY CREAM MIX
Take equal parts liquid honey, sugar and butter and heat it and stir to make a sauce.
Tiki drinks are deceptive..if you think you can gulp them down like milk you´re wrong.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:22 PM
Improved Rum Fizz
1.5 oz White Rum
.5 oz Curacao
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 tsp Orgeat
.5 oz Egg White
.75 oz Cream Soda
Combine all ingredients other than the cream soda in a shaker and dry shake for about a minute. Add ice to the tin and shake for as close to a minute as you can. Strain into a tall, thin glass and top with cream soda. Garnish with fresh orange zest.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:08 PM
Yippee-ki-yay, micky ficky.
EDIT: Ugh, I broke my sig.
Edited by Chris Amirault, 15 November 2009 - 05:41 PM.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:46 PM
Here's my entry for Leche Preparada Piña:
Sounds very tasty. I don't know about pineapple size changes but at least some of the pineapple sold these days is much less acidic than older varieties (e.g. Delmonte Gold). I wonder how that might change the drink?
Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:50 PM
I've jumped over my own shadow and posted a dairy recipe: the Batida de Maracuja.
In this case, dairy is condensed milk - and this is very authentic in Brazil.
At this time, it wasn't camel milk [ha ha - despite the fact, that I am living in Dubai] - what I really cannot approve at any chance...
A pity is, that not other Dubai bartenders participated this MxMo - as we do have here quite a lot of camel milk drinks around!
Anyway - see you on the opinionated_minus_alchemist_dot_com!!!
Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:05 PM
0.75 ounces dark Jamaican rum (Appleton V/X)
0.75 ounces Zwack
0.75 ounces Kahlúa Cream
2 dashes Bittermens Xocalatl mole bitters
Shake over ice until well chilled, then strain into ice-filled old fashioned glass.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:48 PM
I prepared two cocktails for the event: the first, an ill-conceived amaro-based take on that old holiday classic: Ferneggnog
And the second, a more successful revamping of that emerald-green piece of cocktail frippery, the Grown-up Grasshopper.
Thanks to Chris for offering to host, and to everyone who took the time to participate.
The Cocktail Chronicles
Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:47 AM
In working on a cocktail to pair with a dessert course for a recent pairing dinner, I came up with the Jasmine Orchid. It's really a variation on a Ramos Gin Fizz, with both egg and cream, but with vanilla vodka and jasmine instead of gin and orange flower water. Delicious and desserty, it went very well with the apple pie. Recipe, photo and details here!
Posted 29 September 2009 - 11:55 AM
Not having much experience with dairy-based drinks, my husband and I did some serious experimentation. You can see our hits and misses on my blog, Food on the Brain.
Eventually, I came full circle and settled on Irish Coffee for my submission. Sweet, hot, creamy and caffeinated, what's not to like?
Pour 1-2 ounces of Irish whiskey (I like Jameson’s) into a mug or Irish Coffee glass. Pour in hot coffee, leaving some room at the top. Add sugar to taste. Top with sweetened whipped cream. Wrap yourself up in a blanket by the fire, invite a cat up to sit, and enjoy.
Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:10 PM
I love dairy. The beautiful textures and creamy flavours that you can give your drinks with dairy can't really be matched any other way. For my drink this month, I was inspired by an odd combination: tea and coffee. This may well sound absurd to those not familiar with it, but I assure you that it's delicious. I call my drink the Taiji Blur:
1oz Patron XO
1oz coffee liqueur
1oz early grey infused gin
2 dashes Bitter Truth aromatic bitters
99% cocoa chocolate, for garnish
Shake all with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Grate the chocolate over the top for garnish.
I hope you enjoy the drink! For more detail, pictures and many more drinks please have a look at my blog!
Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:13 PM
i made this drink up a couple of weeks ago; i had some mini's of Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and i was wondering what to do with them-- then my lover asked me for a 'creamy chocolate sort of drink' and i whipped this up... It was a hit. So here is the recipe (makes 2-- of course):
(Creamy Chocolate Catdaddy)
3 1/2 Oz Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine
2 Oz TMD Chocolate Liqueur (or Sub)
3-4 Tbsp of Chocolate Yogurt
depending on how creamy you want your drink-- i used 3)
Stir, dry shake, add ice and shake till chilled
Strain into Chilled Glass,
Garnish with 2 Brandied Cherries
(as symbols of your love)
Add 3-4 Dashes Fee's Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:02 PM
Having just completed the Bar Smarts course, I wanted to use some of my knowledge. I wanted to take a classic and modify it slightly and I chose the classic martini of 1/2 Gin, 1/2 Vermouth and a dash of Orange bitters. I also decided to take this martini from before dinner to after.
Chocolate Milk Martini
Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:22 PM
Shawn at rejiggeredcocktails.com is featuring Ice Cream Shots and a Fall Fizz.
Craig at coloneltiki.com is pouring Leche Libres.
Dennis at rockandrye.com is featuring the Rubus Fizz -- which, I have to say, blows my mind.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:55 PM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:02 PM
The idea behind this one is simple, in many home bars and in the dark corners of even the craftiest cocktail bars there lies a liar, a bottle of Irish Cream that won't go bad at room temperature. It's quite easy easy to make your own, and do it as well as the name brands and fresh. Moreover, you can tweak the recipes to make it and Irish Whipped Cream.
Here are two simple examples in pouse cafes: The Angel's Tit (Creme de cacao, topped with whipped cream and a cherry), or the classic B-52 (Coffee Liqueur, your new fancy Irish Cream, and topped with Grand Marnier).
For more, click here!
Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:04 PM
Nat at alpha-cook.com also made himself some homemade Irish Cream.
And, finally, Jacob Grier whipped up an El Dude -- and, as a bonus, includes a link to yet another classic video from the American Bartending School, mixing up Malibu ("a propriety brand"), Midori, Bailey's, and pineapple to make a Sweet Brown Muck -- oh, sorry, a Scooby Snack.