Cocktail Recipes

BURT REYNOLDS II**

1 part (1½ oz) Spiced rum

1 part (1½ oz) Spiced rum

Serve in a small glass and sip slowly.

DARK BUTTER**

1 part (1 oz) Dark rum

2 parts (2 oz) Butterscotch schnapps

Serve in a small glass and sip slowly.

You get two this time, because they’re part of the same story. I found the “Burt Reynolds” online when I was looking for Butterscotch schnapps recipes. When I made it for the first time, I grabbed my dark rum by mistake, and we discovered it didn’t really work in the same proportions as Burt. Bumping up the butterscotch brought a better balance, and we christened it Dark Butter.

CUDDLE ON THE BEACH VI

6 parts Cranberry juice cocktail

2 parts Grapefruit juice

3 parts Peach Syrup

1 part Grenadine

4 parts Ginger ale

Serve over ice.

This is a non-alcoholic version of Sex on the Beach.

These are cocktail and “mocktail” recipes from Chaz Baden.

FLASHBACK: A recipe for Texas Red Chili from Karl Bock, also known as Chef Mojo: Here ya go. Thi…

FLASHBACK: A recipe for Texas Red Chili from Karl Bock, also known as Chef Mojo: Here ya go. This is the basic recipe. There’s quite a bit of improvisation involved in getting it to your personal tastes. This recipe will give you a fairly spicy pot of chili.

Source: FLASHBACK: A recipe for Texas Red Chili from Karl Bock, also known as Chef Mojo: Here ya go. Thi…

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Dough Off Your Hands | Serious Eats

Source: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Dough Off Your Hands | Serious Eats

I once hosted a demonstration by Eric Kayser, the master baker behind Maison Kayser. While every word that came out of his mouth was engrossing, the one tip that blew my mind the most was something he quickly threw out while cleaning up his hands: Instead of trying to wipe sticky dough off with towels, or rub it off under running water, just grab a handful of dry flour and rub it back and forth on your hands. The dry flour absorbs excess liquid, and the dough comes right off. All you need to do is give yourself a quick rinse, and you’re clean.

Naturally, when I asked the other Serious Eats folks over Slack if they’d seen this trick before, Stella’s response—accompanied, as I imagine it, by a blank stare transmitted across the ether—was: “Of course. How else would you do it?”

Yes, it works very well. How else would you do it?

Raita

Not all Indian food will sear your mouth. Raita is a cooling accompaniment based on yogurt. I first encountered yogurt/cucumber raita, with and without mint, but here’s a page describing 26 different types of raita, sweet, salty, and savory. Each description links to the recipe.