May 6, 2016 §
For the first half of the Mother’s Day show we spoke to Shawn Soole our Cocktails and Spirits Correspondent, about special recipes for Mother’s Day.
We talked about a ton of things so it likely best to listen to the podcast (click here to listen to the podcast).
Here is Shawn’s recommended Mom-mosa recipe.
1/2 oz Legend’s Manitou
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
You could also use a nice Prosecco
Shawn also spoke to the cocktail he makes for his wife, the mother of his child, which also her way of testing the quality of the bar when they go out.
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz maraschino
3/4 oz lemon juice
Shake and strain into a large Coupette, cherry garnish
Like most episodes where Shawn joins us, we learn a ton and find out things that I have never heard of. A good example of that is a Shrub, which is basically a way to acidify sugar. Here is how you make a Shrub for your home bar.
Spiced Mandarin Tea Shrub
500g orange juice
250g merridale’s scrumpys apple cider vinegar
1000g Turbinado sugar
8g silk road spicy manadarin tea
Bring orange juice, vinegar and sugar to a low-med temp til sugar dissolves. Bring liquid to 85C and take off heat, add tea and let steep for 5-8 mins. Strain out and bottle, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Thanks again Shawn and to you all for listening to the show. If you have comments about what you would like to hear about, by all means post them here in the comments.
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