Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Top Chef Edition

In preparation for tonight's Top Chef finale (part1 I think- unless someone can comment on whether tonight is actually the last episode- I can't find any information!), I wanted to add a few of my favorite cocktail recipes.  Make a drink, settle in, and watch the Caribbean fun!

Old Tom Collins:

2 oz. Ransom Gin (this is a small batch, barrel aged gin- don't let the whisky color throw you- it's awesome)
2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz (or a good squeeze) of agave syrup (or sub. 1 tsp. of sugar)
3 oz. club soda
Mix the first 3 ingredients in a shaker preferably over ice.  Pour in glass and add soda. 


2oz of Bacardi Spice Rum
6 oz. Ginger ale (preferably a good, spicy one- Reed's Extra Ginger Brew  is good and pretty easy to find)

Pour rum over ice in a tall glass and fill with ginger ale.  Easy breezy!

Mint Julep

2.5 oz. Bourbon (Maker's Mark is a good choice)
2 tsp. water
1 tsp. powder sugar
4 sprigs of fresh mint

Muddle the mint with the sugar and water.  Add bourbon, shake well and pour over ice.

Long Island Ice Tea

1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz. rum
1 oz. lemon juice
3 oz. coke

Mix and enjoy responsibly - or you may not make it through the show!

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