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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Episode 041 - Repeal Day

Happy Repeal Day, everyone!

Work, jury duty and the Holidays have been slowing me down but I was determined to get a show out today considering December 5th is Repeal Day. On my 41st episode, I talk about alcohol bans before National prohibition, the 18th Amendment and finally the 21st Amendment. The show is then wrapped up with holiday cocktails.

(Okay, I'm actually posting this 2 1/2 hours before the 5th but I wanted to make sure this was actually out for Repeal Day.)

Candy Cane Cocktail
1 oz vanilla rum
1 oz white godiva liqueur
1 oz peppermint schnapps
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a mini candy cane and sprinkle red sugar sprinkles on top.

1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
1 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
1/2 oz frangelico
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Any type of chocolate garnish you can think of will work with this recipe. It's a clear drink so I'm curious of finding a way to pierce a Hershey Kiss on a metal olive pick. Tough to do without breaking it but I like the idea of making it look like a martini but instead of an olive it has a Kiss.

Cable Car
2 oz Capt'n Morgans
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a cinnamon/sugar rim.

Amaretto Stone Sour

2 oz Amaretto
1 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Orange Juice
Shake with ice & strain over the rocks. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

1.5 oz Tequila
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.5 oz Campari
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice and strain over the rocks. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Debra said...

Regarding the Hershey's Kiss, you can heat the metal cocktail pick and then slide it through the Kiss. The heated metal will melt the chocolate enough to slide it through without cracking it. Obviously this wouldn't work for plastic or wooden picks. :)

Mr. Martini said...

Unfortunately, the Hersey's Kiss melts too much. I barely heated a metal pick and slowly slid it into the Kiss. Went through like butter... then continued to melt until half the Kiss was ooze. A guest at the party suggested using the metal pick to quickly melt a hole through, then remove and finally insert a different pick through the melted hole. Now that might work.

For the party, I just dropped the Kiss into the drink and it worked out just fine. It became a treat you'd receive only by finishing the drink.