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.
DRINK PIC INCOMING
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.
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.
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.
2 ½ oz. vodka
½ oz. dry vermouth
Garnish: Green olive or strip lemon zest removed with a peeler
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 😦
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!
1 oz. Gin 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. Dry Vermouth Orange peel for garnish
Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth with ice in an Old-Fashioned glass, then garnish with an orange wedge/twist. Enjoy! Easy peasy!
Welcome to Ep41: Kate’s weird cookie anxiety (aka La Festa di San Silvestro).
Melissa fills us in with a brief history of the popular German holiday beverage, feuerzangenbowle. Aimee talks about the history of Italian New Years, and the feast of Saint Sylvester. Pigs on leashes may be involved. Kate shares another interesting recipe. This time, for lasagna.