Recipe: Mama Fuckin’ Lychee

Recipe: Mama Fuckin’ Lychee

Mama Fuckin’ Lychee is the featured cocktail of episode 24 “Melissa Made Herself a Margarita”. It is named in honor of Amanda Jacobson from the Wine and Crime podcast.

The recipe below differs slightly from the one made in the episode. I improved it by blending it with ice and removing the straining step.

Ingredients:
2 oz. Rum (we used Appleton Estate)
1 oz. Cherry Brandy
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4-1/2 oz. Maraschino Liqueur (we used Luxardo)
1/4 oz. Lychee Syrup, if canned (if not canned use Agave)
3 Lychee Fruit
2 small handfuls of ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Garnish with a lychee fruit and maraschino cherry.
Enjoy!

Recipe: The Suffering Bastard

Recipe: The Suffering Bastard

The Suffering Bastard is our featured cocktail for Episode 12: Slightly Ruffled and Really Annoyed (aka Fanta and Nazis).

The Suffering Bastard
1 oz. Bourbon or Brandy (We used NH made Smoky Quartz Small Batch Bourbon)
1 oz. London Dry Gin (We used Sipsmith)
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 dashes angostura bitters
Ginger Ale (We used Fever Tree)
Mint to garnish

Combine all ingredients except the ginger ale in a shaker with ice and shake. Poor into a glass over ice, top with ginger ale. Enjoy!

Recipe: Ward 8

Recipe: Ward 8

The Ward 8 cocktail is featured in Episode 11: Leave the gun, take the cannoli (Boston Cuisine Part I). Neither myself or Aimee particularly liked this cocktail, leaving us wishing Boston would just do better.

Ward 8
2 oz. Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Orange Juice
1 tsp. Grenadine
Cherries for garnish

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with cherries.  

Recipe: The Bourbon Brunch

Recipe: The Bourbon Brunch

The Bourbon Brunch is the cocktail featured in Episode 9 “Make America Waffles Again“. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe found at Classy Girls Wear Pearls. None of us were particularly fond of this drink. It’s best to stay away from this one unless you are a Bourbon lover.

Ingredients

4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
1 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
2 oz. Apple Cider
1 oz. Ginger Beer

Candied bacon* and mini-waffle for garnish.
*Recipe to follow.

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except the bubbly ginger beer in a glass. Stir to combine. Add ginger beer and garnish with bacon and toasted min-waffle.

Candied Bacon Recipe

Ingredients:
Thick Cut Bacon (I used thin since that’s what I had, but thick cut would be better)
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line a baking sheet with foil and insert a wire baking rack and lay out the bacon.
3. Bake in over for 10 minutes on each side.
4. Remove from oven and brush on sugar mixture to one side.
5. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from over and flip bacon, adding sugar mixture to the other side, and bake another 10 minutes or until you reach the desired color.
6. Allow to fully cool and harden before using as a garnish.

Recipe: Mint Julep

Recipe: Mint Julep

This cocktail was featured on Episode 07: Cocktails for Hitler (aka The 4th of July and Americana).

The Mint Julep is simple and elegant in nature, but does take some trial and error to get exactly right. This Mint Julep recipe comes from one of the foremost cocktail experts, David Wondrich.

Ingredients

3 oz. bourbon
1 tsp. sugar
Crushed ice
Several mint leaves

Directions

To make it, add a few mint leaves and sugar to a chilled glass, and muddle. Pack the glass with crushed ice, add bourbon, and then stir vigorously until the glass begins to frost. Add more ice if necessary and then garnish with mint leaves.

Recipe: Ouzo Martini

Recipe: Ouzo Martini

Hopefully by now you’ve listened to Episode 2 (listen on Google, iTunes, Spotify, or Pocket Casts), or at least read our recap of it. If you want to try our Ouzo Martini for yourself, try out Melissa’s recipe below!

Ouzo Martini Recipe

  • 2 oz. Orange juice
  • 2 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. Ouzo
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Juice of half a lime

In a martini shaker, combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup of ice. Shake and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime.