Monday, May 20, 2013
ONE OF MY FAVORITE cocktail blogs is “Fashionably Bombed,” written by “fashionista mixologist sisters” Flannery and Katherine Good of Fresno, Calif. (fashionablybombed.com).
One is a fashion expert; the other a former New York City bartender. They come up with clever ideas for cocktails and offer suggestions for what to wear while enjoying them.
Sure, they’ve got a candy corn martini just like everyone else. But nothing will frighten the little monsters coming to your door like this drink, which you can hold in one hand while passing out Kit Kats with the other. Check Wednesday's Food & Dining section for more Halloween cocktails.
BLOODY EYEBALL HEMORRHAGE
2 ounces lychee syrup (from can)
2 ounces of any red berry-flavored liqueur (we recommend Okanagan’s Cherry Liqueur)
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Irish cream
To a shaker add ice, lychee syrup, red liqueur, lemon juice and vodka. Shake and strain into a clear glass, and carefully pour Irish cream into glass on the back of a spoon. Garnish with a bloody eye (instructions below).
BLOODY EYEBALL GARNISH: Take a lychee and fill the hole with a teaspoon of strawberry jam.
Take a blueberry and push it into the hole, making sure to rub some of the jam into the cracks of the lychee.
Go make yourself a Bloody Eye Hemorrhage, and use your new eyeball to garnish it.
Here’s lookin’ at you!
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.