The classic martini is headed for big changes. With so many complex-character vodkas and new-century gins on the market, each new spirit adds a twist to the classic flavor profile of the martini. In this episode of Liquid Kitchen, Kathy mixes up a modern martini with Bainbridge Organic Distilleries Legacy Vodka and serves it with delicious Olive Poppers.
Mezcal is an often misunderstood spirit. Although similar to Tequila, it is worlds apart in many ways. Tim Master, Director of Specialty Spirits Division and Trade Education at Frederick Wildman & Sons, brought Ilegal Mezcal to share with Kathy and taught her a bit about this robust and unique spirit. Tim also shared his recipe for a wonderful winter Mezcal cocktail, the Maguey Harvest.
When made well, the piña colada is a fantastic drink. To some, it should never be tampered with. Just like all classics, variations can turn something good into something magnificent. Such is the case with Kathy Casey’s Kaffir Colada. The aromatic kaffir lime leaves mingle with a light and airy foam made with coconut milk. Divine!
Making seasonal fruit purees is a simple and easy way to bring color and amazing flavor to your cocktails and dishes. A Vitamix blender makes quick and handy work of a variety of fruits. Don’t forget to use your creations in the Seasonal Lemon Drop!
Flavored salts are simple and easy to make with the Vitamix Barboss Advance. In this episode, Kathy Casey demonstrates how to make a DIY citrus salt that can be used to rim a cocktail glass and goes perfectly with grilled fish and chicken.