Ep 80: Eat Before You Drink with Doni Belau


The Episode:

The Situations:

Doni Belau, author of Paris Cocktails, had a baby, Ben went to a wedding in the south, and Chris is no longer homeless.

The Drinks:

2.25 oz Pisco
.5 oz Carpano Antica
.5 oz Apricot Liqueur
3 dashes Peruvian bitters

Stir with ice until well chilled and strain into a chilled coupe.

Le Metrole-metro
2 oz Cognac
1 oz creme de cassis
.5 oz lemon juice
Several dashes of Pechauds bitters
Brandied cherries for garnish

Shake ingredients with ice until well chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with the cherries in it.

Blonde Manhattanblonde-manhattan
1.75 oz Moonshine
1 oz Carpano Antica
.5 oz Cointreau
3 dashes Orange Bitters
1 lemon twist for garnish.

Stir the ingredients in ice until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe or over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish.

Bloody Orange Cocktail (via)
1 oz vodka
.5 oz Licor43
2 oz Orangina
.75 oz raspberry syrup*
orange wedge for garnish
plastic syringes (available at party stores)

Fill syringe with raspberry syrup. Add vodka and Licor43 to a shaker with ice, shake until very cold (about 20 seconds). Add Orangina and stir. Pour into ice filled glasses, garnish with the orange wedge and place filled syringes in drinks.

*Raspberry Syrup
Puree 2 cups of fresh raspberries in a food processor. Press the puree through a fine mesh strainer to extract the pulp, then discard the seeds. Place the puree in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until thick and dark (about 10 minutes) and let cool.

Zombie Gut Punch (via)
10 oz vodka
5 oz triple sec
2 oz bitters
1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
2 cups black cherry soda
Grenadine, for rim

In a large punch bowl filled with ice, pour vodka, triple sec, bitters, blood orange juice and black cherry soda. Laugh as though you are an evil zombie and stir. Rim each glass with grenadine before filling with punch mixture, and serve. Stagger around menacingly, and threaten to eat strangers’ brains.

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