The Wedding Crashers – Cocktail Version

Themesong of the day:

Check it out, I know I should have fancy pictures of these but I don’t.  I came up with some cocktails for one of the Owner’s wedding at the restaurant where I am now bar manager.

Ya, funny thing.  Go back and read my past and look what happened.  Things change so fast but that’s another, future post about the past.  (Also, if you’re more into the seduction stuff I got a bit of that to possibly share as well, but right now I am all Cocktail.)

So where were we?  One of the owners was having his wedding and wanted me to make cocktails.  I had 1 day to come up with 2, since he hand picked the drink Corpse Reviver.  The instructions were, one needed to have Hangar 1 Vodka, and the other needed to have Very Old Barton 100 proof.  I had to come up with these drinks very quickly, but I know he wasn’t worried, after-all, I created virtually the entire cocktail menu, and every drink on it gets rave reviews from the growing number of people that frequent our fine establishment.

But my goal, more was to balance the special cocktail selection for the wedding.  Corpse Reviver is a middle of theroad type drink.  It’s not too sweet but it’s not too stiff either.  You gotta balance.

So without a bunch more Blah Blah, this is what I came up with.  By the way, if you can guess which one was the 1st, 2nd and least popular I will give you a prize. (maybe)

Corpse Reviver:  (credit goes to Cocktail Enthusiast Magazine – although, as usual, I made my own little tweaks)

1 oz Death’s Door Ginhttps://i2.wp.com/johnmariani.com/archive/2010/100704/Lillet%20Summer%20Label%202010%20Front%5B1%5D.jpg

1 oz Lillet Blanc

1 oz Leopold Bros American Orange Liquor – (GOLD MEDAL 90 points The Beverage Tasting Institute)

1 oz fresh lemon juice

3 drops Mansinthe Absinthe

Garnish with 1 Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherry

Add all ingredients to cocktail mixer filled with ice.  Shake and strain into a cocktail glass, then take spoon, get your cherry out of the jar (not really being too careful if you grab a touch of the syrup) and drop it into the glass.

There was a guy there, who apparently loves drinking these, and he said mine was great and ordered about 5 of them all night.  I tried one of these at Sable made however they made it, and it was OK.  But this one I made was fantastic!  I know, I know…  I made it so I would probably say that anyway right?  Wrong!  One thing you will learn about me is that, the reason cocktails I put on a menu get rave reviews from people is because I am my own toughest critic.  If I make a cocktail and think, “Meh!” I will be the first to dump it.  Not only that, but there is not one cocktail I put on a menu that several people do not try first (and that I get feedback from).  Guess what, try this version yourself and give me feedback.  Be Honest. I love feedback.

Chocolate December:

2 oz Hangar 1 Vokda

1 oz home-made chocolate ganache (if you want the specific recipe, ask me and I will find out for you)

1/2 oz frangelico

1/2 oz half and half

Take a cocktail glass, rim it with orange juice, and then some home made chocolate shavings (we just took chunks of chocolate and put them in a blender till they were nice and small and a little powdery).  Then drizzle some ganache into the glass and make little fancy shapes out of them.  I used a stir stick to do this.  (Be creative, there is no right way.  Just let it do it’s own thing.  If you need some inspiration watch some Bob Ross.)  Add all ingredients to cocktail mixer filled with ice.  Shake and strain into the cocktail glass.

I mean, there are chocolate martinis and then there is THIS Guy.  I wouldn’t drink a whole one because I’m trying to be at least semi healthy but the little sips I had here and there… Delicious!  Be careful if you make one of these in a room full of ladies…  Or not. 😉

Old Red:

Courtesy of ethanprater.com

Courtesy of ethanprater.com

2 oz Very Old Barton 100 proof bourbon

1 bar spoon of simple syrup

1 bar spoon of fresh cranberries (prep by adding 1 cup of water per lb of cranberries and bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low for 5 minutes until they are soft.  You don’t have to strain the water out.  The red juice in the cranberries is perfect for coloring this drink.  Also you don’t have to make a lb of cranberries at a time. 😉 )

1 orange wedge

2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

In a rocks glass muddle the simple syrup, cranberry, and orange wedge.  Fill glass with ice, then bourbon and bitters.  Stir maybe 8-10 times just to get the mixture in and the cocktail cold.  The simple syrup I make is 1 part water to 1-1/2 parts sugar fyi.

This one had it’s fans for sure.  I definitely had a couple of guys who drink a few each.  This is a strong drink with a hint of sweet.  I just wanted to make it for the wedding to give people an option for an old fashioned.  I think it most definitely did the trick.

Anyway, that’s all for now.  If you try any of these out, feel free to comment and let me know how you liked em.  And as usual questions and comments are welcome.

Cheers for now.

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Random Christmasness of Glory!

Merry Chirstmas!  No time for love, Dr Jones so here are a few videos I like For Christmas.  By the way.   If anyone comes wants to get me the perfect gift for Christmas; my life would be a whole lot more fun if I could get my hands on Santa’s Naughty Girl List.  😉

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping – A little Video Claymation and sparkly stuff.

Beware – Krampus will take your ass out and dump you in the black forest if you were a naughty bastard this year.

And that’s pretty much all I got for now…  Except for a Restaurant we passed in Chinatown after getting STUFFED at my favorite Second Favorite Chinese Restaurant ever, which is called Evergreen (which is now number 1 because I’m pretty sure the other place is out of business.)..  I didn’t know this was legal, by the way (no this is not Evergreen).

Serving People

Ummmm....

Enjoi the Holidays.

What to Get Your Man for Christmas… What Else??

WOMEN!

There is no better gift you could EVER get your man for the holiday then a Victoria’s Secret Model.

Ok but really, I will tell you straight up, if you have a sex life at all with the man you are currently dating or playing with or seeing or whatever, most definitely you could NEVER go wrong getting some sexy lingerie for him to see you in.  Be that model! 😉

Better yet, here’s my idea from me to you.  Take him with you to shop for lingerie, to your favorite Victoria’s Secret, Frederick’s of Hollywood or whatever place you can think of that sells sexy things for you to wear.  Best of all, DON’T tell him.  Take him to “lunch” or something and then make it a surprise to shop with him.

Tis the Season

You want to see how excited he gets?  I’m telling you.  I love shopping for lingerie, I love seeing her try on different lingerie, I LOVE when we finally pick something I like and I love it even more when she surprises me again very near in the future by wearing it for me.  Look, naked is hot and everything but they didn’t make lingerie for no reason.  Lingerie is a super hot way to wrap your presents and what better time than the holidays.

A couple quick tips:

1.  Make who pays irrelevant.  Don’t assume he will.  Remember this is your gift to him, however if he insists let him do it.  Money should be almost a non-existent point.

2.   Let him pick.  You are wearing it for him.  He knows what he likes (hopefully) and nothing will turn him on more than seeing it on you.

3.  Don’t be afraid to try it on for him in the store and have him look.  The shopping experience is part of the gift, if you do it right.

4.  If you see some other stuff on the side like lotions or toys or whatever that you like, grab one.  Don’t get crazy unless you know you already are and you’ll actually use the stuff you get, but getting a little extra “stocking stuffer” or two is totally encouraged to spice up your egg-noggin’ a little. 😉

Trust me.  If your man doesn’t love this gift then…  Well he’s either gay or ready to be DXd for a newer model.

Enjoi

Sidecar:

I had no intention of posting this post until I came across this ad online on accident and thought to myself, “Yes, this is exactly what I want for Christmas this year.  A hot, sexy woman in Lingerie.”  Figured I’d share the love with a little experience that always makes me hot for a woman in my life.