Ep. 52 The Sarlacc loves a Sazerac

Ep. 52 The Sarlacc loves a Sazerac

Welcome to Episode 52: The Sarlacc loves a Sazerac.

The dishes talk about freed slave Mary Jane Richards and how she used food to be a spy for the Union Army. Melissa shares the history of America’s “oldest” cocktail, the Sazerac.

Shout out to Taylor Cassidy for putting Mary’s story on our radar. Follow her on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@taylorcassidyj

The featured drink this episode is the Sazerac.  

DRINK PIC SOON

Ingredients:

  • Absinthe, to rinse (barely a ¼ oz.) I used Pernod, which sadly, isn’t absinthe, but it is 136 proof!
  • 1 sugar cube (or 1 tsp. sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cold water
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 1/4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 1/4 ounces cognac
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Directions

  1. Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe, discarding any excess, and set aside.
  2. In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, water and the Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters.
  3. Add the rye and cognac, fill the mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.

This episode’s recipe is the Cucumber Cool Salad (which includes both onions and lime Jell-O) from Betty Crocker’s Box. Find this recipe and cocktail instructions in the episode notes on DrunkDish.com.

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Ep. 50: Reverse Poltergeist

Ep. 50: Reverse Poltergeist

This episode was recorded live at www.Twitch.tv/DrunkDish on May 05, 2021.

Welcome to Episode 50: Reverse Poltergeist! This very special episode was recorded live on Twitch. As such, the dishes interact with the chat quite a bit. The dishes talk the history of Cinco de Mayo and get pretty pickled (especially Melissa).

The featured drink this episode is the Classic Margarita.

Classic Margarita


2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Optional: ¼-½ oz. (or up to your taste level) Simple Syrup
Optional: Margarita salt for the rim of the glass

  • Run lime wedge around the outer rims of 2 rocks glasses and dip rims in salt. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice (and simple syrup if using). Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds (the bottom of a metal shaker should frost over).
  • Fill glass with fresh ice and strain margarita into it.

This episode’s recipe is Mexicali Chicken from Betty Crocker’s Box.

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Ep. 49: Sukiyaki Party

Ep. 49: Sukiyaki Party

Welcome to Ep49. In this episode, Aimee needed a bit of a break to grade all the papers ever, so Melissa gets to realize her true crime podcast dreams while we cover the Glico-Morinaga Case, also known as the “Monster with 21 Faces” case. This 37-year-old unsolved case involves many of Japans largest food companies.

The featured cocktail this episode is one of Melissa’s creation.

Drunk Dish Cocktail 

  • 1 oz. gin 
  • 1 oz. Vodka 
  • 3/4 oz. Elderflower Liqueur 
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • 3 tbs Aquafaba (or one egg white)
  • 3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters 

Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake.
Add ice.
Shake well.
Strain into a chilled coupe. 

This episode recipe is for Sukiyaki, a Japanese hotpot dish. This was found in the International Favorites section of Betty Crocker’s Box.

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Episode references:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-1980s-crime-ring-that-poisoned-japans-candy-and-never-got-caught

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qAoR7RgMc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monster_with_21_Faces

https://www.themonsterwith21faces.com

Recipe: Rum Runner

Recipe: Rum Runner

The Rum Runner is the featured cocktail of Episode 48: The Grassy Man of the Knoll.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice 
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice 
  • 1 oz. Blackberry Liqueur 
  • 1 oz. Banana Liqueur 
  • 1 oz. Light Rum 
  • 1 oz. Dark or Aged Rum 
  • Splash of Grenadine  
  • Garnish (optional): Orange slice and a float of 151 

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake for 12-18 seconds, or until shaker is good and frosty.  

Strain into a chilled glass over ice. You can use any glass you want, but make sure it is at least 10 oz.  

Recipe: Hanky Panky

Recipe: Hanky Panky

The Hanky Panky cocktail is the featured drink of Episode 47: Sneaky Sneaky, Boozy Woozy.

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Gin
1.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes (about 1 tsp.) Fernet-Branca
Garnish: Orange Twist

Directions:

  1. Add the gin, sweet vermouth and Fernet-Branca into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange twist.



Ep. 46: Luck be a Lumper (potato)

Ep. 46: Luck be a Lumper (potato)

Welcome to Ep46, where we’ve officially dealt with 365 days of pandemic bullshit! In this episode, Melissa shared a very brief history of vodka in the United States, and Aimee talks about the history of potatoes. Kates shares a recipe from Betty Crocker’s box for some party potates.

The featured drink this episode is the Vodka Martini.

Ingredients: 

2 ½ oz. vodka 

½ oz. dry vermouth 

Garnish: Green olive or strip lemon zest removed with a peeler 

Directions: 

Pour the vodka and vermouth into a mixing glass or cocktail shaker (preferably chilled) filled with ice. Stir vigorously, about 20 seconds, until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with olive or lemon peel and serve. 

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Recipe: Last Word

Recipe: Last Word

The featured cocktail of Episode 45: Violence in my mouth, is the Last Word cocktail. While this cocktail packs a wallop, I highly recommend it for those that are looking to expand their pallet outside of spritzers or Tiki. I also recommend upping the gin to even out the sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz. Gin (I recommend 1 full oz.)
  • 3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Garnish: cherry

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds, or until shaker is frosty. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.  

Recipe: Chocolate Martini

Recipe: Chocolate Martini

The featured cocktail for Episode 44: Nesslerodes, take me home, is the chocolate martini. I said I would never do this drink. Listen to the episode to learn more about why. I include two recipes here. The first is the recipe I made for the recording, which I found way too sweet and pretty heavy, so the next time I made it I altered it a bit to lighten it app but also up the booze, which will also be included below.

Ingredients (original recipe):
1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Creme de Cacao
1 oz. Chocolate Cream Liqueur (like Godiva)
.5 oz. Light Cream
Chocolate syrup and grate chocolate for garnish

Ingredients (Melissa’s variation):
3/4 oz. Vanilla Vodka
3/4 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Crème de Cacao
1 oz. Chocolate Cream Liqueur
Chocolate syrup and grate chocolate for garnish

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and serve straight up in a chilled coupe glass.
Optional: swirl chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass and top with shredded chocolate.


Recipe: Black Velvet

Recipe: Black Velvet

The Black Velvet cocktail is the featured cocktail of Ep.43: Saffron Toned. This is a real easy one for ya’ll. Both myself and Kate thought this cocktail was going to be disgusting, but it was really good! Trust us, and give it a try.

Equal Parts:
Stout (Guinness is traditional)
Sparkling White Wine (Champagne is traditional)

Combine champers and stout in a glass and enjoy!

There are two ways to make this drink. The first is just to mix the two together, as I did in the image above. The other is to layer the stout on top of the champagne. I could not get that to work. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. 😦

Recipe: The Cardinale

Recipe: The Cardinale

The featured cocktail for Episode 42: Betty Crocker’s Box, is the Negroni variation, the Cardinale. This is part of my pursuit of making myself like Campari. I have to say, this was my favorite Campari cocktail yet. I think it’s working!

Ingredients:

1 oz. Gin 
1 oz. Campari 
1 oz. Dry Vermouth 
Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth with ice in an Old-Fashioned glass, then garnish with an orange wedge/twist. Enjoy! Easy peasy!