A Little Hair of the Dog That Bit You… also known as great post-holiday cocktails!

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I know that we all love to celebrate the New year with a little champagne… maybe a glass or two and sometimes one too many cheerful libations! Thank goodness most of us get New Years Day off of work to sleep in and take it easy… And this year we have a nice long weekend too! Why not take this opportunity to get some friends together for brunch and discuss what your resolutions will be? And while you are at it, sip on something tasty … and just maybe to relieve fuzzy head!

Ramos Fizz is a traditional and fantastic Brunch Cocktail- I’ve given mine a little twist with a splash of orange juice. And we love LOVE Bloody Mary’s! Don’t we just love the garnishes almost as much as the drink? I think it is super fun to put out an assortment of garnishes to and let guests “build their own”.

So cheers to a wonderful New Year!

Ramos Fizz
My pick as the ultimate brunch drink!

Makes 1 drink

1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup*
1/2 ounce whipping cream
4 drops orange flower water
1 small egg white or 1 tablespoon pasteurized egg white
Splash of chilled soda water

Garnish: Long orange-zest twist

In a cocktail shaker measure in: the gin, lemon juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and cream. Add the orange flower water and egg white. Fill the shaker with ice. Cap and shake vigorously for at least 10 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with an orange twist.

Simple Syrup
Makes 3 cups

2 cups water
2 cups sugar

Mix the water and sugar together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Let boil 1 minute then immediately remove from the heat. Let cool to room temperature before using. Store in a clean glass bottle or container, at room temperature, for up to 2 weeks or, refrigerated, for up to 3 months.
© 2009 by Kathy Casey Food Studios®  – Liquid Kitchen™

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My Favorite Bloody Mary
If you love Bloody Marys, then it’s worth it to make your own Mary mix. My version includes a little balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic and celery seed.  I also love my Mary’s made with gin instead of vodka.

Makes 1 drink

1 1/2 ounces vodka or gin
4 ounces Kathy’s Mary Mix (recipe follows)
For garnishing set out some picks and assortment of: lemon wedges, olives, celery sticks, pickled green beans or asparagus, cherry tomatoes, chunks of salami and cheese and pickled onions.

Fill a large old-fashioned or tall glass with ice. Measure in the vodka and Mary mix. Stir. Garnish as desired.

Kathy’s Mary Mix
Makes 7 cups, enough for about 14 drinks

1 (46 ounces) can tomato juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. freshly ground or coarse black pepper
6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp. hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1/2 tsp. celery seed (optional)
1 tsp. Kosher salt

In a large glass or plastic pitcher, mix ingredients; make sure salt dissolves. Cover and refrigerate, for up to 7 days.
© 2009 by Kathy Casey Food Studios®  – Liquid Kitchen™

Rosemary Pom Holiday Sparkle

Here’s a great holiday non-alcoholic drink for those that don’t imbibe. It’s a perfect non-alcoholic drink for all celebrations. Fresh rosemary’s herbal essence  and the tangerine blends well with the sweetness of the sparkling cider.

Makes 1 drink

1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/4 of a large tangerine or Satusma or tangerine (1/2 if very small)
1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
3 ounces sparkling apple cider
Garnish: Fresh rosemary sprig

Bend the rosemary sprig and drop into a cocktail shaker. Squeeze in the tangerine and drop in. Fill the shaker with ice. Measure in the pomegranate juice. Cap and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass. Top with the cider. Stir. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.
© 2009 by Kathy Casey Food Studios®

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