19 April, 2008

String of Pearls

1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Liqueur - Crème de Cacao - White
1/2 oz Cream - Half and Half
1 Chocolate -White

Chill a martini glass. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add vodka, cème de Cacao, and half-and-half. Shake vigorously to blend and chill; place chocolate kiss or shaving in bottom of chilled cocktail glass and strain mixture into glass and serve. If you're feeling a bit over-the-top, feel free to drop another 1/2 oz. of Bailey's and maybe, just maybe, a dash of Kahlua or Tia Maria - of course, these are optional, but well worth the experiment, as is a chocolate covered espresso bean to replace the white chocolate kiss.

18 April, 2008

Singapore Sling

1 oz Gin
2 oz Sour Mix
1/2 oz Grenadine
1 dash Brandy - Cherry
6 oz Soda - Club Soda

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add all ingredients (except club soda & cherry brandy), and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, fill with club soda and float cherry brandy.

04 April, 2008

Slovenian Goulash

1 pound lean beef
1 pound lean veal (or all beef)
3 tlbs. fat
1 large onion
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 cup strained tomatoes
8 small peeled potatoes

Cut meat in cubes and saute with onion in hot fat, stirring occasionly to brown evenly. Add seasonings and strained tomatoes. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Add potatoes after one hour of cooking; add more strained tomatoes if necessary. Serve hot. 6 servings