Cocktails from the Underworld

Thank you all for coming out on Friday to celebrate the launch of Una Mae's online store.   The event was a huge success!

Our drinks for the evening were inspired by the Underworld.  We featured the "Three Headed Dog", A.K.A. "The Cerberus", as our take on a Salty Dog.  As the story goes, Cerberus was the mythical dog who guarded the gates of Hades.  The three heads in our drink were smoky (from the chipotle infused vodka), sweet (from the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice) and salty (from the salted rim, we used pink Himalayan sea salt).

We also featured "Persephone's Fool" which was our take on a Whiskey Daisy.  For those of you who don't remember, Persephone was the goddess of nature who was abducted by Hades.  Upon her rescue, Hades tricks her into eating the seeds of the pomegranate, which was forbidden.  As her punishment she is forced to return to the Underground every winter, and in her absence the earth goes barren.  Happy winter...please come back soon Persephone!

See recipe below for home-made grenadine.

4-6 pomegranates
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
lemon rind
orange rind

Wash and cut pomegranates in quarters.  Remove peel with paring knife.  If you soak seeds in water, the spongy pulp will float to the top to make for easy removal.  In medium saucepan muddle seeds with sugar to extract juices.  Take care as this can be a messy and colorful task!  Add the water and a few slices of orange and lemon rind.  Simmer over medium heat for 20-30 minutes as sugar dissolves and the oils of the citrus peel are released and absorbed.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Strain into container with tight-fitting lid.  Should keep in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

We will be posting recipes for the above cocktails.

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