How To Make Limoncello Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn It has taken me far too long to discover how amazing — and how astoundingly easy — it is to make my own limoncello. I had this hazy idea that limoncello must be a closely guarded secret kept by a sect of weathered Italian grandfathers with wooly driving caps and secretive, knowing smiles. Just me? Limoncello is smooth and sweet with an intense lemon flavor. To make it, we're simply infusing lemon peels into vodka. What Alcohol to Use? If you have the option, 100 proof vodka or even higher-proof grain alcohol is the very best to use for making limoncello. This said, 80 proof vodka is also fine to use — it's also easier to find and less expensive than 100 proof. What Lemons to Use? Standard lemons are just fine for making limoncello, though I do recommend buying organic lemons. If you have access to them, Meyer lemons make a superb limoncello. We're only using the lemon peels for this project. How Long to Infuse? Infuse your lemon peels and vodka for at least 4 days or up to a month.
Lemon-Vodka Cream Pops Using a vegetable peeler, remove all of the zest from 3 of the lemons in 3- to 4-inch-long strips. Set the lemons aside. Combine the lemon zest, cream, milk, sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Squeeze 2/3 cup juice from the reserved lemons (juice the fourth lemon, if necessary). Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a 4-cup glass measure (or any container with a spout for easy pouring), pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. The pops can be frozen for up to 3 days. nutrition information (per serving): Calories (kcal): 180; Fat (g): 12; Fat Calories (kcal): 110; Saturated Fat (g): 7; Protein (g): 2; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3.5; Carbohydrates (g): 17; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 60; Cholesterol (mg): 45; Fiber (g): 0;
NO SHIT IT’S HOT, IT’S FUCKING JULY. Pull yourself NO SHIT IT’S HOT, IT’S FUCKING JULY. Pull yourself together, go find some shade, and kick back with Thug Kitchen’s citrus iced tea. Guaranteed to refresh your attitude and show your BBQ guests that you’ve got shit figured out. 1 gallon of water 4 black tea bags 4 white tea bags (if you find white tea with ginger, lemon, and orange flavors in it, that would be legit) ¼ - ½ cup maple syrup (this shit can be expensive so feel free to replace it with agave or honey) 2 ½ cups whiskey (optional, but who are you kidding) ½ cup orange juice 1/3 cup lemon juice Heat the water is a big pot on the stove until you see bubbles forming on the bottom. Makes enough for a party or just you on the laziest summer day ever We made this for our friends over at FoodBeast.com and they fucking loved it
7 Videogame Cocktail Recipes From The Drunken Moogle See more videogame recipes at The Drunken Moogle. And submit your own drink recipe to the Dorkly Facebook page for consideration! Metroid (Metroid Cocktail) Ingredients:1/2 shot Bacardi Big Apple Rum1/2 shot Coconut Rum1/2 glass Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid (or Kool-Aid)A little less than 1/2 a glass Sprite3 Strawberries Directions: Shake the two rums and Kiwi Strawberry Minute Maid and pour into a lowball glass. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog shot) Ingredients:1 part grenadine2 parts Menthomint Schnapps4 parts Blue Curacao Directions: Pour in the grenadine first. Fat Man (Fallout 3 Cocktail) Ingredients:3/4 shot Spiced Rum1/4 shot Cinnamon Whiskey1 shot Vanilla Vodka6 shots Dr. Directions: Pour the Dr. The Dashing Prince (Katamari Damacy Shot) Ingredients:(recipe makes 6 shots)1 oz Blue Curacao1/2 oz Grenadine2 oz Vodka2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur2 oz Pineapple juice1 oz Fresh lemon juice6 Maraschino cherries with stems Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur (Pokemon Shot and Cocktails)
Watermelon mimosa recipe This watermelon mimosa recipe is a colorful and refreshing twist on the traditional mimosa cocktail – it is made with watermelon, orange juice, sugar to taste, sparkling wine and garnished with fresh mint. One of the things I love about summer, is being able to spend more time outside. This means making refreshing summer drinks, I especially love drinks that are made with sparkling wine – champagne or cava or prosecco. You never know when there might be an occasion to celebrate, so just in case I always keep a bottle of champagne, though lately it has been cava, in the refrigerator. And there’s always something to celebrate: it’s Friday (or it’s Friday junior, i.e. This watermelon mimosa is also a good drink to make when you have guests, it is a colorful and tasteful change from the classic mimosa (yes, sometimes I mess with the classics, sorry). Ingredients Instructions Blend the watermelon chunks with the orange juice and sugar to taste until you have a smooth pure, strain if needed.
Frozen Butterbeer for the Deathly Hallows Premiere – Cook Like a Champion There’s something you might not know about me. I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and movies. I wasn’t always, but once I watched one movie, I was hooked. I was devastated when I found out Eric and I were moving away from Orlando before Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Luckily, we were able to fly back over the summer and use our season passes one last time. Even though it was incredibly hot and crowded, it was totally worth it to be able to experience a small part of the Harry Potter world. Butterbeer, for those who don’t know, is a favorite drink of young witches and wizards. Looking for more Harry Potter recipes to celebrate the premiere of Deathly Hallows this week? Frozen Butterbeer for the Deathly Hallows Premiere Ingredients For the butterbeer: 1½ cups cream soda 6 tablespoons butterscotch schnapps 2 cups ice For the foamy topping: 6 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon butterscotch schnapps Directions Source Cook Like a Champion original
Cocktail Popsicle Recipes You Can Make With Booze A cocktail is refreshing after a long, hot summer day, but you know what's even more refreshing? When that cocktail comes in the form of a popsicle. Lucky for you, these adult pops come in all types of flavors and strengths. From a mild wine fudgesicle to a more intense cucumber margarita popsicle, there's a boozy pop right for every occasion. If you want to make them kid-friendly, just add juice in place of booze. Loading Slideshow Melon Berry Diablo Cocktail Popsicle<strong>Get the <a href=" target="_hplink">Melon Berry Diablo Cocktail Popsicle recipe</a> by Bakers Royale</strong> With a popsicle this colorful, how could you not want one? Hide Thumbnails 2 Points Filed by Julie R.
Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid. Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters As many of you know, my Lemon Drop Jell-O Shooters are my issued dish from my girlfriend who holds the annual tailgate kickoff amongst our friends. Now that we can finally make the next one in two weeks, she has again requested Jell-O shooters. That being the case, I opted to try what you see here. Besides how cute and fun are these? Printthis recipe Saveto recipe box Yield: Makes 24-30 Shooters Ingredients: 24-30 Strawberries Margarita Mix 1 box Strawberry Jell-O8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco6 ounce CointreauSalt for garnish Directions: Strawberry Prep: A few notes: Leave a Comment
Pink Champagne Punch: Recipes Makes8 servings Active time: 10 minTotal time: 1 1/2 hr This pretty-in-pink punch is a festive and delicious way to kick-off your holiday celebration. 1 1/4 cups water 1/4 cup sugar 2 (4-inch long) strips lemon zest 1 cup chilled bottled pomegranate juice 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 750 ml bottle chilled pink sparkling wine or champagne lemon twists Bring water, sugar, and lemon zest to a boil in a 1-quart saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar, then boil 5 minutes. Syrup can be made 2 days ahead and kept chilled. Top 10 Popular Shot & Shooter Recipes | The Intoxicologist Today, September 22, marks the day for the fastest drinking record; Dustin Phillips of the United States consumed a 14 ounce bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4” straw in 33 seconds flat ten years ago. Ketchup seems a nasty ‘beverage’ to guzzle willingly, yet many enthusiastic participants flock to bars weekly to start (or end) the evening with the downing of a shot that none would eagerly sip slowly enough to take in the flavor or texture for a lingering moment on the tongue. Admittedly there are many shot recipes that make the conversion to cocktail easily. The Oatmeal Cookie shot is an outstanding example. However, many prefer shots and shooters too horrid to down without holding the nose or throwing them back feverishly with a beer chaser or *gasp* water back. I know…I mentioned the word ‘water’ in a cocktail post. Buttery Nipple 1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps 1/2 ounce Irish Cream Pour Butterscotch Schnapps in bottom of a shot glass. Tweaked Buttery Nipple – adapted by Cheri Loughlin
Black Button Citrus Forward Gin | Black Button Distilling Jason Barrett has always found Gin to be an acquired taste. That is why he has given this spirit a new twist for gin lovers and an excellent starting point for the more inexperienced gin drinkers. The blend of bitter orange peel, sweet orange peel, and New York State Cascade hops molds well with the delicate notes of juniper berry. It’s the citrus overtone that makes this gin ideal for any hot summer day. Black Button Citrus Forward Gin Takes Third at American Craft Spirits Association 2015 Awards Disruptively Different Gin Review Click Here for Just One Dram Review Try This: “Summer in a Bottle” 16 oz. Combine in a bottle and keep in the fridge. “Sunny and 85″ 1 oz Black Button Citrus Forward Gin 4 oz Tonic
21st Birthday Shots That Taste Good: Recipes to Celebrate the Big Two-One Without Making You Sick | Suite101.com Face it, on their 21st birthday, most people celebrate by going out and having a few drinks. Shots, inevitably, will be part of that. While the trend of drinking 21 shots is dangerous and not recommended, having one or two commemorative shooters can be fun. However, the urge to stick newly of-age friends with a disgusting or bad shot is common, and can lead to some good stories, but many bad memories. There are some shots, though, that taste good and won't leave you running from the bars. Washington Apple Ingredients: 1/3 oz Crown Royal Canadian whiskey 1/3 oz Sour Apple Pucker schnapps 1/3 oz Cranberry juice 1 splash 7-Up sodaPour Crown Royal, sour apple pucker and cranberry juice into a shaker. Apple Jack 2 oz Sour Apple Schnapps 2 oz Jack DanielsIn a shaker, combine ingredients with ice. Hot Apple Pie 1/2 shot Irish cream 1/2 shot Goldschlägger cinnamon schnapps 1 dash cinnamonFill a shot glass half full with the Irish cream and the rest of the way with the Goldschlägger. Lemon Drop
Don't Just See The World, Taste It! - 80 Drinks To Try What has the kind of drink produced by a country or a city got to do with its character or appeal? Well, it says a lot. If the drink the country is known for is smooth, a tourist may think that the country’s culture is relaxed and easy going. If it’s hard and strong, she might think the country’s populace is driven by passion. If a certain place manufactures the best soda, a visiting foreigner might strongly believe its people loves fastfood and embraces pop culture. The data visualization Lifehack is presenting here explores the most popular drinks all over the world and the country that creates them better than anyone else.
A Beginner's Guide to Wine What do you know about wine? If you know all about it, this infographic won’t teach you much. On the other hand, if you don’t know much at all, this beginner’s guide to wine can help kick start your competency in the subject. Of course, all you really need to know about wine or any beverage is whether or not you like it, but if you want to be able to speak about wine competently, a quick guide to wine like this can help. A Beginner’s How-to-Guide to Wine | Foodbeast