Episode 15: M-m-m-my Llorona

Episode 15: M-m-m-my Llorona

Recap

In episode 15 we discussed all things Halloween! We at Drunk Dish all agree that Halloween is the best time of year, so to honor it we discuss its pagan roots, modern day celebrations, and the food that the holiday has inspired over the years. Melissa commits to trying “soul cakes.” We learn how bobbing for apples started as a match-making game, and we enjoyed the “La Llorona” cocktails that Melissa mixed up for us. We share ghost stories and, Aimee brands the skeptic of the group – Melissa – as a “Scully.” Listen below or on your preferred podcasting platform.

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PBS
The History Kitchen
History Channel

Recipe: La Llorona Cocktail

Recipe: La Llorona Cocktail

The La Llorona cocktail is featured in Episode 15 “M-m-m-my Llorona”. This is the first cocktail I have ever made with the liquor Pisco, and honestly I love it. Its basically a milder tequila. This drink is packed with citrus (which we all know I love) and gets its spooky colors from black coconut cream and angostura bitters.

La Llorona Cocktail

Ingredients:
3 oz. Pisco
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar (the original recipe calls for 1 1/2 tbsp. but that was a bit too sweet for me)
1 tbsp. Coconut Cream
Black Food Dye (or color of your choice)
Dash of Angostura Bitters

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, combine coconut cream and a few drops of food dye. Stir to combine, and the add a small spoonful of the mixture to the bottom of a glass (if you are adding a sugar rim, do that before this step).
2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine pisco, lemon and lime juices, and sugar. Cover and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds.
3. Double strain the mixture into your chosen glass. Top with bitters. Enjoy!

Recipe: Halloween Jack Cocktail

Recipe: Halloween Jack Cocktail

The Halloween Jack is our featured cocktail on Episode 14 “A Featherless Phantom”. This cocktail combines Melissa’s love of fall, Halloween, and David Bowie. So delicious!

Ingredients:
5 oz. Pumpkin Apple Cider*
1 oz. Salted Caramel Vodka
1 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka
1 oz. Pumpkinhead Fred’s Pumpkin Spice Spirit
Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Sugar for the rim

Directions:
Line rim of a glass with maple syrup and rolls in cinnamon sugar.
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into sugar rimmed glass over ice. Enjoy.

*Pumpkin Apple Cider
2 cups Apple Cider
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tbs. Maple Syrup (optional)

Directions:
Mix ingredients thoroughly. Double strain into an airtight container. Store refrigerated for up to 1 week.