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