Ep 84: Lohlapalooza with Sara Benincasa

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The Episode:

The Situations:

Sara Benincasa has a new book and got naked on camera in a short film, Ben got put in an awkward situation by a former employer and Chris is battling a flu.

The Drinks:

Cienfuegos Shakecienfuegos-shake
6 mint leaves
.75 oz simple syrup
2 oz aged rum
.5 oz Bénédictine
1 oz fresh lime juice
3 dashes Angostura

In a shaker, muddle the mint with the simple syrup. Add the remaining ingredients, shake with ice to chill and double strain into a chilled coupe.

Hot Lemon Rum Toddyhot-rum-toddy
1 cup hot water
Juice of .5 lemon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
.5 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and sliced (cherry-tomato size)
.5 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 oz dark rum

In a small pot over medium heat place all ingredients except rum. Simmer for about 5 minutes. In a large mug pour about 1-2 fingers of dark rum. Pour contents of small pot through a strainer into the mug. Serve hot.

Naked And Famousnaked-and-famous
.75 oz mezcal
.75 oz Aperol
.75 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.75 oz fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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2 oz light rum
1 oz orange juice
2 oz blackberry Brandy
2 oz strawberry puree
1 cup ice

Pour all ingredients into a blender and blend until the drink has reached a smoothie-like consistency. Pour into a large glass and serve.

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