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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Celebrate Booze on the Bite and Booze Radio Show

The Bite and Booze Radio Show presented by Calandro's Supermarket has been on the air for 6 months and 26 episodes now.  I'm extremely excited about the growth of the program and the response from the community about the show.  Each week I hear about more people who are listening to it on Talk 107.3, more people who subscribe on iTunes, or more people who have heard about it through friends or other sources.  Thanks to everyone for the support.  I'm sure the next six months will be even better!

Last weekend the show got back to the second half of the Bite and Booze equation: Booze!  CJ Webre from Calandro's Supermarket and Bernie Ralston, a broker for Select Brands, Inc joined me in studio for an episode filled with cocktails and alcohol!  We talked about the history of the cocktails in New Orleans including Tales of the Cocktail, and then discussed five different mixed drinks!  You can listen to the episode here:


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And here are the recipes that were mentioned on air:

The Original Cocktail "A Sazerac"
1/2 teaspoon Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe
1 teaspoon simple syrup
4 dashes Peychaud bitters
1 small dash, a scant drop, Angostura bitters
2 ounces Pierre Ferrand Original 1840 Cognac
Strip of lemon peel

Pack a 3-1/2 ounce Old Fashioned (rocks) glass with ice.  In another Old Fashioned glass, blend the simple syrup with the cognac and bitters.  Add a few cubes of ice and stir to chill.  Discard the ice from the first glass and pour in the Absinthe.  Coat the inside of the entire glass, pouring out the excess.  Strain the 1840 cognac into the coated glass.  Twist the lemon peel over the glass so that the lemon oil cascades into the drink, then rub the peel over the rim of the glass; do not put the twist in the drink.


Cucumber Ginger Splash
2 oz Square One Cucumber Vodka
1/2 of a lime squeezed
3 oz Ocean Spray Light Cranberry juice
1 teaspoon ginger syrup

Mix ingredients into a shaker over ice, shake vigorously.  Strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a cucumber ring.


Cool Basil Martini
1.5 oz Square One Basil Vodka
1.5 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Agave nectar
4 medium size mint leaves

Combine all ingredients into shaker filled with ice.  Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.  Garnish with grapefruit and a sprig of mint.


Red Moon Bloody Mary
2 oz Junior Johnson Midnight Moon Original Moon Shine
5 oz Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix

Pour ingredients into tall glass with ice.  Garnish with pickled beans.