Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Cocktails



I'll be honest. You'd think I'm a real bar girl with lots of favorite fancy drinks. Not. Usually liquor just makes my stomach burn. But, there are occasions when a fancy mixed drink just hits the spot (I make sure to take a Zantac and eat something before the cocktail) and so I keep my eyes opened for one time of the year when a mixed drink takes on a new look--horror. I'm definitely not the delicate umbrella'd drink kinda gal, but mix me up some Bayou Slime and I will giggle like a schoolgirl.

Bayou Slime

2 parts Cruzan Dark Rum
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1/2 part Fee Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup
1 egg white

Muddle mint leaves and syrup together, making sure to crush the mint leaves.
Place all ingredients into a shaker.
Shake until well-chilled and frothy.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with additional crushed mint leaves.

Frogs in a Blender


1 cup of ice
2 oz vodka
4 oz cranberry juice
2 lime wheels

Place all the ingredients in a blender (including the lime wheels). Blend for 3-5 seconds (ingredients will not be completely blended). Pour into a chilled hurricane glass.

Black Cat
1 oz vodka
1 oz cherry brandy
cranberry juice
cola

Pour the vodka and brandy into a highball glass filled with ice and stir gently. The next step is to top up the glass with equal amounts of cranberry juice and cola.


Candy Corn Cordial


Infused vodka:
1/2 cup candy corn
1 1/2 cups vodka

Cordials:
2 ounces orange liqueur
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 large egg white
Candy corn, for garnish

Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.

Make the cordials: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with candy corn.

9 comments:

  1. Frogs In a Blender is definitely the drink for me!

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  2. the hangover is the worst from those drinks.

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  3. Oh no!!! Not frogs in a blender!!! :( I have to admit that as long as I have been ruling the frogs....every now and then even I think of putting them in a blender :D

    Actually, sounds tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

    Cheers!

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  4. i agree with CB...frogs in a blender is sounding good now..autumn, would they recognize it at a bar if i order it thursday night?

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  5. When we have girls night at your place, we can make some of these cool cocktails.

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  6. I'm gonna infuse something with candy corn if it's the last thing I do.

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  7. Not a huge drinker myself, but I could see myself having a sippity-sip of a few of these! As long as I can't taste the alcohol...IT'S ON!!!

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  8. I'm totally going to make the candy corn cordial. That one totally curled my toes when I read the recipe. Pangs, if you infuse something with candy corn, you might consider doing it to an intimate place and the women won't leave you alone.

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