When I embarked on making the perfect green beer for St. Patrick's Day, I decided no fooling around: I captured a leprechaun and asked it for the recipe. At first, of course, it refused to tell me. It even offered to take me to its pot of gold instead, but I knew that was a trick. Then it started feeding me a spiel about squeezing shamrock juice into the … [Read more...]
Rum Caviar, Vodka Gummy Bears and Jelly Shots, oh my! This is where we keep all those alcohol-infused treats that aren't exactly drinks.
You know Vodka Gummy Bears, right? And you know those little cola bottle gummies they sell that taste kind of like cola? And you know rum? You can see where I'm going with this. Rum 'n' Coke Gummies! How to make Rum 'n' Coke Gummies I recently soaked some cola bottle gummies in rum, using the newer, simpler technique I found for the vodka gummy bears. … [Read more...]
The Tequila Marinade is a fairly quick marinade that's easy to throw together before a barbecue, or any other time. It features Cuervo Silver with lime and garlic, and it works equally well with a wide variety of meats. It only takes 2-4 hours to marinate. Recipe 1/2 cup Cuervo Silver 2 limes 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3 tablespoons olive … [Read more...]
These Festive Jelly Shots take a little bit of preparation, but they're oh-so-wiggly and fun. They're great for autumn and winter because the flavors are a combination of apple, cranberry and orange. Since these are solid objects rather than drinks, there are endless creative ways to serve them. Speared on top of shots of silver tequila is terrific. … [Read more...]
A friend of mine made something a few months ago that blew my mind. It's called Rum Caviar, and it's barely sweetened rum in the form of little golden spheres, just like fish eggs: They stay like that until you eat them, and then they melt deliciously in your mouth with all that rum flavor. Absolutely fantastic, and so fun! I've been begging my … [Read more...]
When you soak gummy bears in vodka, they absorb the alcohol and turn into a yummy fruity treat with a kick. Since I first published this, I've found a much quicker, simpler way to make vodka gummy bears. It takes less than a day instead of the five or more days I recommended before, and the gummy bears get much bigger. How to make Vodka Gummy … [Read more...]