Monday, August 2, 2010

SATURDAY COCKTAILS

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED A SUMMER MARTINI. (THE PICKLED RAMP MARTY IS A STANDARD AT THE HOUSE) SO, WHEN FRIENDS, IAN AND LISA BROUGHT ME BACK A BOTTLE OF HORSERADISH SCHNAPPS FROM DENMARK AND CHALLENGED ME TO SOME TYPE OF COCKTAIL RECIPE, THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH. WE NAMED IT A "MAROR MARTINI"(MAROR IS THE HORSERADISH ROOT USED IN THE PASSOVER SEDER. A NOD TO MY FRIEND IAN'S JEWISH ROOTS). THE GARNISH IS A QUICK PICKLE WITH RICE WINE AND MALT VINEGAR WITH TARRAGON. THE BRIGHT BRINEY FLAVOR FROM THIS PICKLE PAIRED PERFECTLY WITH THE HORSERADISH BITE. ALL IN ALL A SUCCESS.

MAROR MATINI: 3 PARTS VODKA, 1 PART HORSERADISH SCHNAPPS. SHAKE, WITH LOTS OF ICE. GARNISH WITH PICKLE.


SOME COCKTAIL SNACKS:

SCOTCH EGG ON PEA GREENS

 DATES STUFFED WITH CHORIZO AND DANISH BLUE CHEESE.


5 comments:

james at 10engines said...

homemade scotch eggs?? talking my language. (and the martin too).

Matthew Hranek said...

ABSOLUTELY HOMEMADE... HAD TO PUT SOME WM BROWN SAUSAGE AND DUCK FAT TO GOOD USE. THANKS JAMES.

Just Another Savage! said...

awesome combo, you got me with that duck sausage thing in the older post, i'll be tryin that out this winter. Cheers to all you do and say.

Mitchell said...

Where can I find that stuffed dates recipe? It sounds amazing.

MATT said...

DATES ( PIT THEM )
CHORIZO ( BEST YOU CAN FIND. I MADE MINE)
DICE UP CHORIZO SAUTE UNTIL COLORED.
BLUE CHEESE ( I USED A LOCAL DANISH STYLE BLUE )
STUFF DATE WITH CHORIZO AND CHEESE.
BROIL UNTIL COLORED AND CHEESE MELTS A BIT.
EAT WITH A VERY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE