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.



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!

Recipe: The Sunstealer

Recipe: The Sunstealer

The Sunstealer is the featured cocktail of Episode 37: The Oreo Cookie Conspiracy. This cocktail was created by Henry Prendergast at Chicago bar and restaurant, Analogue.

This was a good cocktail, but not one that highlights the Crème de Cacao.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounces sweet vermouth, we used Dolan
  • 1/4-ounce Crème de Cacao, white (I realize I took the picture with the wrong type of crème de cacao derp)
  • 1/4-ounce Fernet Branca
  • dash orange bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir until mixing glass is frosty.
  3. Strain into a chilled coup.

Enjoy!

Recipe: Paloma

Recipe: Paloma

The Paloma is the featured cocktail in Episode 36 “Give us those Squirt Pics!” aka “Day of the Dead”. This is one of my all time favorite cocktails. I didn’t realize when I picked it how wild the history would be, but if you want to hear about it you’ll have to listen to the episode! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda, to top
  • Garnish: lime wheel, salted rim if preferred

Instructions:

  1. Add the tequila and lime juice to a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with grapefruit soda and stir briefly to combine.

Happy Halloween and Día de los Muertos! Enjoy!

Recipe: Blue Hawaiian

Recipe: Blue Hawaiian

The Blue Hawaiian (aka the Swimming Pool) is the featured cocktail of Episode 34: Some f’ckn idiot named Wigglesworth. It is a glorified Piña colada with blue curacao added and it’s delish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Light rum
  • 3/4 oz Blue curacao
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz Creme de coconut
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice

Garnish: Pineapple wedge

Garnish: Cherry or whatever the f’k you want.

Garnish: Cocktail umbrella

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a Hurricane glass over pebble ice.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, cherry, and cocktail umbrella. into glass.

Champagne or prosecco can be added to make a sparkling Blue Hawaiian.

Recipe: Upside-Down Martini

Recipe: Upside-Down Martini

The Upside-Down Martini is featured in Episode 32: Kill your idols (aka Julia Child). It was a favorite of Julia’s, and some say she even invented it. I know one thing, this really turned me on to Dry Vermouth and I’ve been drinking Upside-Down Martinis and Vermouth spritzers ever since. 😉

And for the love of God people, PUT YOUR VERMOUTH IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

Recipe

5-parts dry vermouth (Julia liked Noilly Prat, but I used Dolan)

1-part gin (I used Plymouth)

ice

lemon twist

Ingredients

In a white wine glass filled with ice (or not, your call) stir together the gin and vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to something fancy.