In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks

In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks

Ti Adelaide Martin

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 0061119865

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Can't tell a Gin Fizz from a Gimlet? Think a Sidecar is something you'd see at the racetrack? If your idea of a wild night is a few Lemondrop shots washed back with a Cosmo, you're in need of some cocktail therapy! And there's no one better to tell you everything you need to know about a Brandy Crusta, a French 75, a Cachaça Swing, and much, much more than Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, who will take you on a rip-roaring trip. . . .

In the Land of Cocktails

Proprietors of the legendary New Orleans restaurant Commander's Palace, Ti and Lally are cocktail divas, spread-ing the gospel about how to make drinks properly, from why a true Sazerac can only be made with Peychaud's bitters to why hand-chipped ice is best for cocktails. In this marvelously entertaining book—both a guide to making some of the world's best cocktails and a memoir of the authors' lives surrounded by family, friends, and delicious food—there are recipes for familiar classics like the Corpse Reviver and the Old-Fashioned; New Orleans favorites like Brandy Milk Punch and the Sazerac; and new inventions created by Ti and Lally, such as their now-famous Whoa, Nellie!

In the Land of Cocktails includes information on pairing food with cocktails, introductions to the beloved, boisterous Brennan family and their friends, and explanations of some of the unique, perhaps strange to some, words and ways of life in New Orleans. Filled with wit, sass, warmth, and lots of good times, In the Land of Cocktails is the ideal gift for cocktail lovers everywhere, whether you're a novice or an old drinking pro.
















bars have their favorite regular customers. Kim Dudek is one of ours. She invented this drink and has been drinking it at Commander’s Palace and Café Adelaide for years. We named this drink the Belladonna after her luxurious and popular day spa and salon in New Orleans. Blood orange vodka is less sweet than other orange- or citrusflavored vodkas. While you can make it with regular orange-flavored vodka, the drink will not taste the same. A Makes 1 cocktail 2 ounces Charbay Blood Orange vodka or

summer r efr esher s 97 Cachaça Swing his drink is distinguished by its beautiful deep red color and the unique flavor of cachaça, the rumlike spirit extracted from sugarcane. Cachaça is ubiquitous in Peru and Brazil as the main ingredient in the Caipirinha. T Makes 1 cocktail 1½ ounces cachaça ¾ ounce Falernum ½ ounce crème de cassis 1 drop Peychaud bitters Splash soda water Combine the cachaça, Falernum, crème de cassis, and bitters in a highball glass and stir well. Add the soda water and

bartender at the Swizzle Stick Bar, won a national cocktail competition. The contest rules—create a drink with Stolichnaya Orange and make it delicious—led to the name, “Stoli O Delicious.” Omit the simple syrup if you prefer a less sweet cocktail. T Makes 1 cocktail 1 ounce Stolichnaya Orange vodka ½ ounce peach schnapps ½ ounce limoncello ½ ounce fresh lemon juice ½ ounce Simple Syrup (page 139), optional Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain

created by our legendary New Orleans barman and friend Michael Manganaro. B Makes 1 drink 2 ounces soda water 2 ounces tonic water 2 ounces 7-Up 6 dashes Angostura bitters 1 lemon wedge Combine the soda, tonic water, 7-Up, and bitters in a highball glass, stir, and add ice. Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge into the drink and drop the wedge into the glass. Serve immediately. ey e-opener s 115 The After Par ty W e watched the six guests from Kansas all night. We don’t know what they

call this pastime “sitting in the gutter.” One night in the early 1950s, while sitting in the gutter in the French Quarter, Ella introduced herself to the lovely couple sitting in the gutter next to her. They turned out to be restaurateurs Bernice and Mac McHenry of the famed Tail of the Cock in Los Angeles. They became lifelong friends and loved to reminisce about how they met sitting in the gutter. 130 in the land of cocktails Watermelon Caipirinha Makes 6 cocktails ½ lime, quartered 2

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