Holiday Drinks Sure to Capture Taste Buds + Attention Courtesy of “Fashionable Cocktails” Book!
I am a huge cocktail fan. You all know that and if you don’t you need to read MORE of this blog! (Search for COCKTAILS in my search engine). When I came across “Fashionable Cocktails Book” being pitched to me, that I immediately (as in before I have the book in hand!) asked for recipes and photos for this holiday weekend!! Here are some amazing drinks that you need for this holiday weekend
A deliciously illustrated fashion-oriented cocktail book with a drink for every taste. Fashionable Cocktails is the cocktail book for the switched-on individual who loves trends and fashion. Are you a vintage lover or a dedicated follower of the latest fashions? Jane Rocca knows that each cocktail concoction has its own distinct character and style; the trick is to harness the right drink for the right individual. Each chapter profiles a personality type (among them The Fashionista, The Bohemian Girl, The Vintage Girl, and of course, the girl who loves the classic cocktail dress) and offers a delectable selection of cocktail recipes to suit each one. Need something quick to knock back while deciding what to wear on a night out? Or something to sip with the girls on a big night in? With its über-stylish aesthetic, Fashionable Cocktails offers a unique alternative to your everyday cocktail book, and Neryl’s bright and beautiful illustrations—both mischievous and elegant—capture the spirit of every spirit. Whether your style is haute couture or homemade, instant gratification or intricate, Fashionable Cocktails has the drink for you.
The Impossible Sazerac (page 48)
Dash of absinthe to coat glass (Try Lucid Absinthe)
55 ml (1 ¾ fl oz) 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka
10 ml (1/3 fl oz) Ron Matusalem Blanco Platino rum
10 ml (1/3 fl oz) sugar syrup (see page 9)*
Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
Coat a chilled old-fashioned glass with a dash of absinthe. Stir all the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. When well chilled, strain into the old fashioned glass.
*(from page 9’s notes):
To make sugar syrup, the ratio is always 1 part water to 2 parts sugar. Place 250 ml (8 ½ fl oz/1 cup) water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Add 440 g (15 ½ oz/2 cups) white sugar and stir until it dissolves. Remove from the heat immediately and allow to cool before using.
Lost in Translation (page 53)
20 ml (2/3 fl oz) Yamazaki 12-year-old whisky
15 ml (1/2 fl oz) caramel liqueur
10 ml (1/3 fl oz) chocolate syrup (Check out Robert Lambert’s Artisanal Chocolate sauces — pick your favorite or use the Vanilla one to be enhanced by the next ingredient)
10 ml (1/3 fl oz) vanilla-infused cream (use Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey. Their Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract will blow you away.)
Dash of egg white
Chocolate sprinkles to garnish
Stir all the ingredients, except the sarsaparilla, in a Boston shaker and pour over ice cubes.
Top up with sarsaparilla and garnish with the chocolate sprinkles.
The Oil Change—Motor City (page 63)
30 ml (1 fl oz) whiskey or vodka (Suggest Fireball Whiskey or Dolce Vodka)
60 ml (2 fl oz/ ¼ cup) sambuca ( Check with your local liquor purveyor for the sambuca of your choice)
Add the whiskey or vodka and the sambuca to a shaker of ice and strain into a shot glass.
You can find the book “Fashionable Cocktails” at Amazon.com, other book stores, and many liquor or gourmet stores.
When I get the actual book, I will present MORE cocktails for you!
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