very year at Kentucky Derby time, you start to see Mint Julep recipes popping up in your social feeds. The great thing about the Julep is that it’s got a very simple ingredient list: bourbon sugar, and mint, but the steps for preparing a Julep, and the required tools, can be quite overwhelming. I’ve provided all the steps here, with all the proper tools, to make an official Julep, but feel free to adjust for your budget and laziness accordingly. I’ve provided Amazon links to everything I used below, and while none of this is required, it’ll really help you to make a proper Julep.
As I mentioned in my presentation at the Fiery Food Show, cocktail recipes can be intimidating, particularly when you’re trying to make drinks quickly. Now that we’ve had an introduction to tequila, it’s time to get serious about cocktail recipes.
Outside of the origins of tequila, which we discussed in part 1 of this series, it’s arguable that the kinds of tequila are even more critical, especially when you’re out shopping. Here are the 5 primary types of tequila that we talked about at the Fiery Foods Show.
If you missed the Fiery Foods Show this year, then you also missed a fun presentation on tequila and tequila cocktails by yours truly. With Cinco de Mayo on the horizon, it’s definitely a perfect time to summarize that presentation in a written format, so you can all benefit from the knowledge and enjoy some great tequila between now and May 5. I’ll include a classic recipe with each post, too.
A Bloody Mary (or Caesar if your Canadian) is the ultimate brunch cocktail – along with Eggs Benedict it’s the perfect addition to any Sunday morning.
In Italy in the mid-1800s, a simple cocktail called the Milano-Torino became popular, consisting of just Campari (a popular Italian bitter liqueur), sweet vermouth and club soda. During Prohibition in the U.S., this tall drink became more and more popular with American tourists, giving it the name it’s known by today: the Americano.
Oops. Depending on the part of the country that you’re from, you may have already noticed a regional spelling disambiguation in the name of this product. While it’s rarely spelled out (pun intended), and most folks have likely never every considered that chili and chile are two different things. Here in New Mexico, and you can see the rule at play here at the Burn! Blog, if you look hard enough.