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WHO WANTS TO GET GINNED UP?

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WHO WANTS TO GET GINNED UP?

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I HAVE A BIG OL' BOTTLE OF GIN SITTING OUT ON MY COUNTER, STARING AT ME, DARING ME TO DRINK IT, SO I FIGURED I'D TAKE MR. JUNIPER UP ON HIS DARE.

2 OZ GIN (HENDRICK'S, IF YOU HAVE IT)
3 OZ FRESH LEMON JUICE
1/2 OZ HOMEMADE GRENADINE (RECIPE FOLLOWS)
A COUPLE DASHES OF BITTERS (ORANGE BITTERS IF YOU HAVE THEM, OTHERWISE ANGOSTURA BITTERS WORK FINE)

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS IN A COCKTAIL SHAKER WITH A WHOLE BUTTSECKS BUTTLOAD OF ICE. SHAKE UNTIL THE SHAKER FROSTS. STRAIN INTO A COCKTAIL GLASS. IT IS A VERY PRETTY COLOR. IF YOU THINK IT'S TOO TART, YOU CAN UP THE GRENADINE TO 3/4 OZ.

IF YOU WANT TO GO ANOTHER WAY, POUR YOUR BOOZE INTO A ROCKS GLASS THAT YOU'VE FILLED WITH CRUSHED ICE AND TOP UP WITH LEMON SELTZER, STIRRING TO COMBINE. OR, FOR MORE BOOZEINESS®, REPLACE 2 OZ OF LEMON JUICE WITH LIMONCELLO, OMIT THE GRENADINE AND BITTERS, AND AFTER SHAKING, POUR OVER THE ICE AND ADD THE LEMON SELTZER. OH YEAH...DANNY DEVITO AND GEORGE CLOONEY WOULD MAINLINE THAT STUFF, IF THEY COULD.

HOMEMADE GRENADINE SOUNDS SCARY, BUT IT'S SUPER EASY...IT JUST TAKES SOME TIME.

GET A 16 OZ BOTTLE OF POMEGRANATE JUICE. DUMP IT IN A POT. BRING TO A BOIL, AND KEEP AT A BOIL UNTIL THE VOLUME REDUCES BY HALF (YOU CAN JUST DIP A SPOON IN IT AND EYEBALL HOW FAR UP THE CURVE IT COMES). WHEN IT'S BOILED DOWN, ADD 1 CUP OF CANE SUGAR, DROP HEAT TO A SIMMER, AND COOK UNTIL THE SUGAR'S DISSOLVED. COOL THE LIQUID AND POUR INTO A SQUIRT BOTTLE LIKE DR. WILSON PROBABLY USES TO PUT PRETTY EDIBLE SQUIGGLES ON HIS PLATES OF DELICIOUS FOOD THAT HOWSE EATS WHEN WILSON'S NOT LOOKING AVAILABLE AT CULINARY STORES, OR POSSIBLY WAL-MART.
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