Coquito, also known by some as “Puerto Rican Eggnog” is the featured drink for Episode 40: Medieval Lunchables. I chose a version without eggs, which seems to be hotly debated. It was absolutely delicious so I am at peace with my choices. 🙂
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
4 oz evaporated milk
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½-2 cups Dark Rum (I used Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican. I saw recipes with both dark or white rum. I went with a gold rum to add more flavor and a bit of funk. Would not recommend a spiced rum. This can also easily be made virgin by omitting the rum altogether and adding some rum extract for that funk.)
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
In a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend on high until mixture is well combined, 1-2 minutes.
Strain if desired, and then transfer to a pitcher or glass bottles and chill for at least 4 hours, or until you are ready to serve. Shake or stir before serving.
Welcome to Episode 39: He was a ROGUE Scholar (Saint Vincent of Saragossa), Melissa fills us in with a brief history of the use of wine in cocktails. Aimee tells us about the life and legacy of Saint Vincent of Saragossa, the patron saint of wine, and how he was hardcore AF. Kate debuts her new segment where she talks to us about some exciting recipes from years past.
Sbagliato means “messed up” or “mistaken” in Italian. While the exact origins of this Negroni variation are unknown, the story is that this was simply a mistake by a bartender when they added sparkling wine instead of gin.
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Sparkling Wine of your choice
Add Campari and Sweet Vermouth to a glass with ice. Top with sparkling wine. That’s it!
Welcome to Episode 38: Why are white people. In this episode, Melissa fills us in with a brief history of the Brown Derby, both the drink and the diner. Aimee tells us about the beginnings of corn and how it became every white person’s favorite vegetable.
The Brown Derby cocktail is the featured drink of “Episode 38: Why are white people”. I ended up really enjoying this drink, even if it took a little bit to grow on me. I also made a variation with gin that was DELISH.
The Brown Derby
1.5 oz Corn Whiskey
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz Rosemary Honey Syrup*
Garnish: Rosemary sprig and grapefruit twist
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 8-10 seconds or until the shaker is frosty.
Strain in glass over fresh ice.
*Rosemary and Honey Simple Syrup
1 c Water
1 c Honey
Bunch of Fresh Rosemary
Combine honey and water in a pot over medium heat and stir to dissolve honey.
Add the rosemary and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
Remove to heat and allow to cool completely before straining the mixture to remove the rosemary. Bottle and refrigerate up to 1 month.
Welcome to Episode 37: The Oreo Cookie Conspiracy. In this episode, Melissa tells us all about the history of everyone’s favorite dessert liqueur, Crème de Cacao, and Aimee’s takes us down the halls of cookie history with Oreos.
Welcome to Episode 36: Show us those Squirt pics! (aka Day of the Dead). In this episode, we get unintentionally dirty with some drink history, and Aimee fills us in on Día de los Muertos and some of the holiday’s traditional foods.
The featured drink this episode is La Paloma. You can find the recipe here.
You can find the article by Camper English about the Paloma featured in this episode at www.alcademics.com