Cocktail O’Clock: Hell Bent for Leather

Before you say anything, yes we do believe that the Monday morning after St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to talk about drinking. Whiskey.

Whether you are looking for some hair of the dog or you just haven’t stopped yet, Hell Bent Leather is a great Jameson cocktail that Michael Neff of Ward 3 in NYC recently cooked up for us.

Ingredients:
– Redbreast 12 y.o. whiskey
– Makers Mark whiskey
– Muddled cardamom seed
– Lemon and orange zest
– Sugar cube
– Burnt orange twist

Directions: Mix whiskey, whiskey and cardamom seed together, pour over ice. Add lemon and orange zest. Hold the sugar cube and orange twist just above your drink; light with a match, then drop.

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Booze Bites: Irish Car Bomb Jell-O Shots

Chewable beer bite? Sure, you probably associate that phrase with a less-than-pleasant experience, something that might have involved hanging out a car door window like a dog on a drive. Luckily, we’re here to supplant that memory with a chewable beer bite you can enjoy. Let’s talk Irish Car Bomb Jell-shots.

No more worries of having to invoke those college days when you had guzzle this drink quickly just to avoid the curdle. No, we’ve grown up, we can self-moderate and we can do so gracefully with a treat that won’t leave guzzling trails at the corner of our mouths.

*To make this fun treat we we used two types  of molds. The layered Jell-o shot  on the right is made using a mini  muffin pan. To acheive the shot-in-the-glass look like the ones on the left we used this mold found here.

Irish Car Bomb Jell-o Shots

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ES Taste Test: Do Foodies Know Whiskies?

As y’all know, us ES-ers are always happy to talk your ear off about where our sushi is sourced and the difference between green garlic and garlic scapes. Fine, we’re food snobs. But for some reason, we’ve never been great at the whole alcohol snob thing. We just generally prefer our whiskey in car bomb form. So when the fine folks at Jameson asked ES to taste test their four different varieties of high-end whiskeys, we saw it as a chance to answer the question: can low-end foodies like us taste the difference between a good whiskey and a great one?

So we assembled a not-very-esteemed panel of amateurs and blind taste tested Jameson’s four selections of increasingly expensive whiskey (sorry, no Crystal Jameson), seeing if we could tell which ones were more expensive, and whether we actually liked the more expensive ones better. Here’s what Jameson says, and what we say:

 

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101st Guinness Recipe: Irish Cheesecake Bombs

Irish car bombs, re-imagined as cheesecake, made in individual sizes, fork required. All you have to do is mix your Guinness in some chocolate cheesecake batter, spike the classic cheesecake with some Baileys, throw the whiskey in the Oreo cookie crust and you have yourself an Irish car bomb that won’t require a designated driver.

Alright, now that St. Patty’s will be over in two days, I promise to ease up on the beer desserts. Uh, maybe not…I’m so invoking the two-second rule on that food statement. I’m on a beer and cocktail/dessert mashup kick.  If anyone has a cocktail they want to see in a dessert, let me know in the comment section and I’ll make it happen!

Individual Irish Cheesecake Bombs

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A Dessert for St. Patrick: Irish Brownie Bombs

You’ve had your Guinness in a cold mug, your whiskey straight up and your Bailey’s in a mixed drink, and of course maybe all in one for an Irish Car Bomb. But this St. Patrick’s day let’s try it in a dessert with some Irish Brownie Bombs.

It’s a classic brownie bottom with some Guinness mixed in the batter. On top of the brownie is a cheesecake layer blended with some Bailey’s. Finally, mix your Jameson whiskey shot into the three leaf clover piping. And there you have it, Irish Brownie Bombs that won’t leave you with a black-eye.

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Irish Brownie Bombs

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