Ep 65: The One-Inch Gnaw with Paul Watling

cu-ban-itaThe Episode:

The Situations:

Paul Watling had his first encounter with the IRS, Ben spent some time in a dangerously hot car, and Chris had a case of airplane claustrophobia.

The Drinks:

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1 oz mezcal
1 oz blanc vermouth
1 oz Campari
1/8 oz elderflower liqueur
1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir ingredients with ice until well chilled and strain into a rocks glass with a large chunk of ice. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

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1 cup crushed ice
1 oz english cucumber, peeled and diced
1 oz silver tequila
1 oz creme de banana liqueur
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz key lime juice
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve into a margarita glass rimmed with lime juice and granulated sugar. Garnish with a slice of cucumber drizzled with lime juice and dipped in granulated sugar

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1 oz Cognac
1 oz Jamaican rum
.5 oz orange curaçao
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp. apple juice
.5 tsp. simple syrup (1:1)

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Watermelon Strawberry Cooler
makes 2 approximately 8-ounce drinks
4 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup hulled strawberries
1/2 peeled lime (or juice from 1/2 lime)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Ice (optional)

If using juicer: Juice the watermelon, strawberries, and lime according to juicer’s instructions. Discard the pulp.

If using blender or food processor: Blend the watermelon, strawberries, and lime until smooth. Strain through a sieve, pushing the juice through with a spatula. Discard the solids.

Mix the chia seeds into the juice and refrigerate for about 15 minutes to let the chia seeds swell.

Muddle 3 mint leaves in the bottom of each glass. Fill glasses with ice (optional). Stir the juice to break up the chia seeds, pour into glasses, and serve.

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