Sunday, January 10, 2010

Me & The Minibar

You know, I've been running this blog for a while now, and I STILL haven't done a post on the fine art of boozin'. I have seriously dropped the ball on this one, haven't I? Well worry no more, gay porn loving foodies, because I have for you this week three cocktails you can try at home, including the infamous McNuggetini. Read on to see how that ended.

Mama Feist's Cosmopolitans
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Lime Cordial
As Kate so eloquently put it, "Cosmopolitans are like Christianity. Wonderful in and of themselves, yet embarrassing to admit liking due to ties with obnoxious crazy people." And it's entirely true. Cosmos were the first drink my mother ever taught me how to make, and ever since they've been our go to drink whenever we see each other. Hers especially are a thing of beauty: They're tangy, refreshing, and so loaded with booze that anymore than two will have you flat-out drunk.

Anyway, not much to do to make these. Just pour the juice, vodka, triple sec, and cordial into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously, and then pour into a martini glass. Be careful though, because these things are strong as fuck. My mother is Irish, and believe me when I say the bitch does not fuck around with her booze.

Maple Syrup Cocktail

(Stolen from Steph Auteri at Nerve)

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

I pretty much only took this one because I needed to find the most Canadian cocktail out there, and this seemed fairly Canadian, didn't it? Anyway, pretty simple set up, just pour everything into a shaker with ice, shake shake shake, pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lemon.

To be honest with you, I wasn't really feeling this one. I followed it to the letter, but it just wasn't very good. For only half an ounce, the lemon juice was overpowering, the bourbon had barely any presence aside from the slight burn of alcohol, and the the maple syrup could barely even be sensed as an aftertaste. Not huge on it. Maybe if you use more maple syrup, it might be okay, but even then, it's just not that great.

The McNuggetini

Watch this video and weep for humanity. Also, try to ignore the fact that it chose the most unfortunate looking screencap of me possible. Just...yeesh.


  1. the reaction and then the line, just fuckin kill me. Classic!


    Okay just stick with Cosmo He will never let you down!

    And god I just Love any variation of Cranberry Joice and Vodka!

    My Liquor Cabinet consists of Vodka (Titos) Brandy,Grand Marnier,Amaretto and Rum.

    The last four I use in cooking,deserts etc

    almost all my drinks start and end with Vodka.

  3. Oh and my Cosmo recipe is

    2 oz. Cranberry Juice
    2 oz. Vodka
    2 oz. Grand Marnier
    1 oz lime juice

  4. Ohmigod, you did not drink that McNuggetini! Eek! Without the BBQ sauce-rimmed glass and greasy-ass McNugget garnish, it actually sounds pretty good. Vanilla vodka and chocolate shake? Sure! But that combination just sounds vile!

  5. That McNuggetini video was the most amazing thing I've seen in at least 6 months... You are amazing!