Jeffrey’s dad had a bad experience with the Brandy Alexander back in the '70s. Could the cause be related to the ice cream used as an ingredient or the fact that they used a blender to mix up batches? Perhaps it was that they drank three full blenders of the rich concoction? We will never know. What we do know, is that the Alexander is a type of drink in which any base spirit, arguably, can be used. Originally, it was made with gin as opposed to today’s more popular variation containing brandy. In this episode, Jeffrey makes a Gin Alexander that his dad will never drink but would be proud of.
Matt Gross gambles with parasites to tackle the German classic mettbrot, an open-faced sandwich with raw, minced pork meat on rye.
Hate Grapefruit? Try Broiling It
Most people have only tasted fresh grapefruit, and not everyone enjoys the tartness of it. Jenny Stewart of CHOW.com suggests broiling the citrus fruit with sugar to add a caramelized sweetness. And if you're adventurous, go crazy with any flavor combination you can think of—you might be surprised how well it works.