Spreadable Booze: Prosecco Preserves

Here at Endless Simmer headquarters, we’re considering whether or not to rename our blog 100,000 ways to turn booze into food. From popsicles and cakes to jell-o shots and chicken, there’s nothing better than edible alcohol, right?

Now we’ve even got the pros in on it. Chef John Eisenhart of Pazzo Ristorante in Portland, Oregon likes to take leftover wine and turn it into delicious, boozy jam, and he was kind enough to share his recipe for prosecco preserves with ES. Warning: this ain’t your average jelly recipe; it’s more for aspiring Top Chef-testants, so have your CO2 canister at the ready.

Prosecco Preserves

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Cocktail O’Clock: The Softer Side of Bourbon

Harry Denton’s Starlight Room, a classic San Francisco cocktail lounge long known for having one of the best views in town, reopened this month with a new look and — most interesting to us — new cocktails.

Ever had a date who said she (or he!) can’t handle bourbon? Here’s your new entry-level bourbon drink. Who couldn’t handle this one?

Savoy Bounce

1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
1 oz St Germain
1 oz Lemon
3 muddled Brandied Cherries

Muddle cherries with bourbon, St. Germain and lemon juice.  Shake all together, strain into champagne flute and top with prosecco.  Garnish with a lemon peel.

Find more creative cocktail recipes in Endless Cocktails.

Sunday Brunch Cocktail On a Stick

You know what goes with brunch besides buffet-size food portions that can break your zipper? Cocktails. Really, what other day of the week can you order a drink at 10am and not worry that your sunburnt nose will be suspiciously given a once over as an indication of a pickled over-indulger? I mean, who decided drinks at 10am on a Sunday is totally acceptable but asking for a drinking at 10am on a Tuesday is not.

So as a workaround I’ve combined a traditional Sunday brunch cocktail with an everyday, any time of the week treat: a cocktail popsicle.

That’s right, what you are looking at is a Kir Royale-inspired Popsicle. Since I couldn’t stand to freeze good champagne, and cheap champagne — well, sucks —  I used Prosecco instead and muddled some fresh blackberries, with a splash of lime, a bit of zest and some crème de cassis.

Lick your drinks away, my friends!

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