1 oz tequila
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
2 dashes angostura bitters
shake and strain into a cocktail glass. garnish with an orange twist
1 1/2 oz patron cafe tequila liqueur
fill specialty coffee glass with coffee, top of with the liqueur. garnish with whipped cream and a cherry on top as always. to be fancy add a smidge of chocolate p[powder.
BLUE SEA MARGARITA
1oz blue curacao
1oz lime juice
shake and strain into a glass. throw in some blueberries for garnish
and so begins my journey into the world of jello. dont get me wrong ive done jello shots before and i fucking love making them. if i could get paid to make jello shots all day i would just be doing that all day.
so the party is coming up on saturday and im bartending it as always. no surprise there. i love to show off my skills. so i threw together a quick menu for the party. nothing special. some boy drinks some girl drinks. and some jello shots, (bitches).
Above: my crazy mind scribles trying to figure out how much knox jello i need vs the jello company vs the water vs liquor…
so i decided to go with double layer jello shots this week. so the first layer is red. ingredients are as follows.
1 cup TEQUILA
1 cup water
packet of jello in whatever flavor. mine was banana strawberry.
1 packet of knox gelatin. (theres 4 in a box)
so here we go. pour the jello in a pot. put 1 cup of water i there and bring to a boil while constantly stirring. after it boils and everything dissolves quickly remove it from the fire. pour in a cup of TEQUILA. (NB: you should be chilling that tequila in the fridge before hand). pour that into shot glasses and shove in the fridge. takes anywhere from 30min to a couple of hours. depends on how shitty your fridge is.
now im doing double layer so im only pouring half shots and sticking them in the fridge. it takes mine bout 30 min. i didnt pay 3 grand for a fucking fridge for nothing.
NB: the knox gelatin doesnt HAVE to be added in but it fortifies the jello some more. its not necessary but because im putting a second layer on top im being overly cautions.
Above: my red layer ready in the fridge. always have jello shots on a tray. trust me, makes your life easier.
now after those sucker set im onto my next layer. this time is blue. im using blueberry liquer by mcguiness. tastes like fucking shit. so what else are you gonna do? gotta use that 2o bucks somehow, right?
Above: blueberry bottle on top of the jello im gonna use.
ingredients as follows:
1 cup blueberry liqueur
1 cup water
for blueberry liqueur you can use any vodka, gin or rum. or… youre welcome to buy some shitty liqueur and use that.
Above: death by blueberry.
same set up as before. jello goes in the pan. 1 cup of water, bring to a boil. remove. throw the chilled alcohol on top. heres the part thats important. if you throw this mix on top of the previous stuff it will melt the jello (as im not doing any separators). so were gonna mix it occasionally until the mixture is room temperature and then were gonna pour it on top and throw it in the fridge.
Above: perfect separated specimen.
NOW, im going to a euro 2012 themed party so the dress code was your flag. which is white, blue, red. you notice were missing the white on top. so i got creative and threw some coconut shavings on top. i usually use those as rim on my summer drinks. but it seemed like the only white thing that wasnt more jello i could throw on top.
Above: the final products, mofos.
and there you have it. white, blue, red jello shots.
PS. Im making these shots with tequila. that makes them extremely potent. so beware. if youre a bit on the lighter side i suggest you stick with vodka.
APPLE CIDER MARGARITA
1oz Grand Marnier
5oz apple cider
apple slice x2
throw the apple slices down first. stomp on them gently to release the flavor. add ice. throw everything on top and stir. garnish with cinnamon powder and cinnamon stick, as well as an apple slice. rim with brown sugar.
the nasty excrement drink from Futurama. now Futurama is something I am a HUGE fan of. i love everything about it and its weird because its the same dude who made the simpsons if i am not mistaken. and here we go, but remember its extremely addictive. oh, and i dont own the rights to this drink, the word slurm, or the recipe, if i did, im pretty sure i wouldnt be on my laptop posting it on my blog. (just saying fox, dont you think its kinda obvious?)
2oz apple schnapps
2oz grape juice
6oz tomato juice
2 tbsp horseradish
shake up into a glass on the rocks. enjoy. extremely addictive! Should be toxic green in color.
THE TROMBA PALOMA
1/4 fresh lime
1 1/2oz tequila
4 oz grapefruit soda
salt the rim, pour tequila on top of the ice, squeeze lime and drop on top, top of with the soda.
1/2 oz grand marnier
5oz orange - tangerine juice
1/2 oz grenadine
like a tequila sunrise layer the drink in order of color: grenadine, orange juice, grand marnier and tequila. garnish with an orange wheel or cherry
SATURDAY NIGHT TANGO
shake up everything except 7up. pour into a rocks glass. sexy!
heres an interesting list i got from the 3 brewers the other day.
heres a trick to these ones. keep calm and abide the ratio of 70% beer to 30% pop and 1oz of liquor. if theres no pop stick to 90% beer and 1oz of whatever else.
so for example, the titi du quartier. 70% beer, 30% sprite and 1oz creme de cassis.
for the russian: 90% beer, 1oz vodka, 1oz lemon syrup. if you dont know how to make it, just ask.
for the tango i wouldnt pour a whole oz of grenadine in. thats for your taste.
1oz strawberry liqueur
shake everything up. squeeze a couple of lime slices into the shaker and strain into a martini glass.