Spring Fever

Spring arrives tomorrow, 3/20/10 at approximately midnight. As the ice melts away and makes room for new growth, the early Spring bulbs are beginning to push their way up, the days are finally getting longer, the Tastee Freez has reopened it's doors for the season, I got a sudden burst of energy to mop all of my floors and new love is in the air. Inspired by the end of a long winter, we changed up the cocktail list this week at the restaurant. Here are a few of my favorites.

1 1/2 oz peanut butter infused tequila
1 oz Marie Framboise Cognac
1/2 oz lemon
1/4 oz simple syrup
Shake and serve over ice in salt rimmed rocks glass.

We infused Tequila with peanut butter using a method called fat washing. This is a culinary method in which you melt a fat and combine it with a spirit. The liquor then becomes infused with the flavor and the fat is removed. In this case we melted the peanut butter and mixed it with the tequila. After approximately 48 hours we froze the mix, which allowed the fat to re-solidify and then the spirit was strained out.

Spring Shandy
1 oz Koval Ginger
1/2 oz Bier brandy
1 oz lemon
1/4 simple syrup
Shake and serve over ice in rocks glass.
Top with Dortmunder lager

Pink Whippet
1 1/2 oz Titos vodka
1/4 oz Saint Germaine
1/4 oz Campari
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz lemon
Shake and serve up in chilled Martini glass.

Although the temperature outside is 64, the forecast for tomorrow goes back into the mid 30's. We have a few cold spells still to come but the Fever is here and Spring is literally just around the corner. Cheers!

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One Response to Spring Fever

  1. OH MY GOSH!!!! I have fallen in BLOG LOVE with you! Mmmm.... I love your selections! Would you like to do a guest post on my blog sometime?! Check it out and drop me a mail at patricia_snook1894@yahoo.com

    eek! You've got a new follower :)

    Have a fab week xoxo


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