Thursday, October 15, 2009

Evicting Claus

Ignite Bend went off like fire last night. TWIST cocktail catering feature a full menu using only Organic Nation Vodka and Gin. The owner, Stephanie Stroup and I concocted an imaginative list of crafty cocktails, ranging from a simple spin on a Gin and Tonic, to the crowd favorite and your weekend/ holiday recipe, Evicting Claus. Roll- up your sleeves, cause while this recipe may take a bit of prep, its an easy go that wont keep you behind the bar during your festive holiday party.
Evicting Claus
Gather these ingredients:
Bottle Organic Nation Vodka
Organic or All Natural Vanilla Syrup
Organic White Cranberry Juice
Ginger Powder
Vanilla Wafer cookies
Whole fresh frozen cranberries (I like Stahlbush Island Farms)
Pre-Party-Prep (for 6-8)
Use a sealable bag to crush 3-4 wafer cookies and dump them onto a plate that has high edges, a smaller plate is best add about a 1/4 teaspoon of Ginger Powder to the dry mixture and mix around a bit.
Add 2 teaspoons of Ginger Powder to 4 cups of White Cranberry Juice and shake it up.
Drink Preperation-
Now that its party time and your work is mostly over.
Take a Rocks glass (or a Martini style cocktail glass) and use a lemon to rim the glass, moistening it, the farther down the glass you go the more cookie will stick and the more aesthetic your drink will look, I like to get a good 1/2 inch down on the glass rim.
Turn the glass upside down and spin it in the dry cookie crumbles.
In a shaker combine:
2 oz of Organic Nation Vodka
1/2 oz of Organic Vanilla Syrup
2.5 oz of Organic White Cranberry Juice
(If you are serving it 'up', then strain it, other wise just pour the entirety of the cocktail into the rocks glass. )
Pour into your rimmed glass and finish with a garnish of a Whole Cranberry.
Cheers and Enjoy your holidays!

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