The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Powdered sugar, 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey, 2 teaspoons Water, 4 Mint leaves
Preparation: In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
A Michelada is made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice, and chile peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America. SEE RECIPE
This cocktail was created by Chef Jesus Bonilla. His imagination never ceases to amaze me.
Cana de azucar marinadas en caipirinha Hondurena (aguardiente, limon y soda) y hielo frappe.
En Ingles: Marinated sugarcane Honduran caipirinha (aguardiente, lime and soda) and crushed ice. Aguardiente is a clear alcoholic drink that looks like vodka, but tastes so much better. It is made in Colombia, and means “sizzling or fire water”
Chef Bonilla says “I made it for Honduras Vanguardia event… was a total success. I took my costumer back to their childhood with this.”
written by MCCN Editor, Crystal Johnson
The Bloody Mary is sometimes used to treat hangovers when it is served in the morning. In the United States, the Bloody Mary is a popular drink choice at restaurants that serve brunch.
While there is not much complexity in mixing vodka and tomato juice, more elaborate versions of the drink have become trademarks of the bartenders who make them. A common garnish is a celery stalk when served in a tall glass, often over ice.
This is theBloody Mary recipe as taught by the New York School of Bartending:
1 oz. to 1½ oz. (30-45 ml) vodka in a highball glass filled with ice.
Fill glass with tomato juice
1 dash celery salt
1 dash ground black pepper
1 dash Tabasco sauce
2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
Dash of lemon or lime juice
Garnish with celery stalk.
May be shaken vigorously or stirred lazily, as desired. Garnish with a celery stalk; a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or fish (salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese. Occasionally, pickled asparagus spears or pickled beans are also used.
Packaged Bloody Mary mixes that combine the spicy, non-alcoholic components of a Bloody Mary are commercially available.
If you live on the west coast the party starts earlier than the east coast. No matter what you want to you outshine your Superbowl party get together competitors with a few tricks up your sleeve. Also, the key to the menu is mostly having finger food. And of course MCCN, is here to help.
Thai Kra Pao- Why? It’s an easy stir fry. Once, again emphasis on easy to pick up with tongs on put on the plate plus the spices should have everyone talking about it. (Pictured)
Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken– This is for the less spicy crowd that exists out there. Furthermore, some folks just love an excuse for a lua theme.
Caribbean Concha Fritters
- Bloody Mary’s -For the West Coast for watching Superbowl Coverage early in the morning
- Michelada’s on the house for everyone. – It’s a Mexican beer cocktail with chile and lime on the glass rim.