Posts Tagged ‘cocktail’
Hallowed Halloween Drinks
These spicy updates on classic Halloween drinks will transform your party into an evening of magic and fright. We took three “hallowed” party drinks—the Bloody Mary, apple cider and hot cocoa—and mixed things up a bit with some wicked new spice combinations. Include alcohol for extra enchantment, or make without and share with your favorite little goblins and ghouls!
A twisted mix of cardamom, Garam Masala and ground chipotle infuse this Bloody Mary inspired-drink with devilishly distinctive flavor. Float a radish and olive “eyeball” on top for an extra spooky touch.
The nice folks at the Press-Citizen today posted a great story about our campaign to free the bartenders, which we’re calling “Raise the Bar!” Please sign the petition here, and like the FB page here.
Kurt Michael Friese, owner and chef of the northside Iowa City restaurant Devotay, is all about local — and that means local drinks, too.In that spirit, Friese wants to make his own infused drinks and bitters, herbs that change an alcohol’s flavor. He planned to set out on that venture after adding on a bar inside the restaurant but was surprised to learn that it’s illegal. He has met with state officials about the issue and has started a petition to get the law changed, an endeavor he calls Raising the Bar.
“I think it’s about time we’re able to free the bartenders,” he said. “Allow us to be a little more creative.”
According to Iowa Code 123.49, liquor must be stored in the same container in which it was purchased, except in the case of mixed cocktails that will be consumed immediately. That wouldn’t work for infusing liquors or making bitters because those processes require several weeks for the flavors to be extracted, Friese said.
Read the whole story at Iowa City Press Citizen | press-citizen.com.
First of all, congratulations to Kate Harshbarger Richey for her winning entry in our 1st cocktail-naming contest. Last week’s recipe will henceforth be called a “Slow Drawl.” Kate wins 2 of the cocktails she named and a tapa to share at Devotay’s new bar. Thanks to the more than 4 dozen who submitted entries, it was a tough choice!
And now, YOU can win a similar prize for coming up with our name for this tasty tipple that Kim dreamed up. Post your answers here (in the comments section below) or on our Facebook page. Just like last week, the winner will be announced next Tuesday, and a new recipe will be posted Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add:
1 shot St. Germaine Liqueur (A French liqueur flavored with elderflowers)
Juice of half an orange
1 dash blackberry-fennel bitters
Top with Codorniu Cava
Garnish with an orange wedge
Enter as often as you like, and good luck!
Here’s the first edition of our new cocktail naming contest. We’ll put a new one up each week. You can post your name ideas in the comments below or on the Facebook post, or by email. Winners will be announced each following Wednesday, and will receive 2 of the cocktails and a tapa to share at the new Devotay bar. Here goes:
Seems somewhat appropriate that our first one of these whould be made with all Iowa ingredients, so, what would you call this cocktail?
Fill a Collins glass with ice and strain the mix over that ice. Fill to the top with Sutliff Hard Cider. Garnish with 2 apple slices and a sprig of savory.