spiked desserts – punch drunk cakes

drunk dessert recipes - cakes with alcoholyellow cake with white wine and bittersweet chocolate buttercream icing by Midge photo Sarah Shatz
| food 52  ginger pear cake with whiskey caramel glaze |  graceful cuisine  gin & tonic cake | domestic sluttery  lime margarita  | pastry affair  blood orange pound cake with dark rum | bakers royale  and for Linda, a play on tiramisu | erika rax

tuesday tip – party planning checklist

tape to the frig ~ from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook by Julee Rosso, 1985

tape to the frig ~
from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook
by Julee Rosso, 1985

transportive sandeman transatlantic fizz

Over there it is warm. Just yonder flowers bloom. Sigh. We’re not quite walking in sunshine yet. But in anticipation of what promises to be a spectacular season, the Transatlantic Fizz, created by cocktail guru Jonathan Pogash, fuses dynamic flavors from across the Atlantic—Porto from Portugal, Champagne from France and Tequila from Mexico for a refreshing, ruby-red spring sipper.

sandeman port transatlantic fizz created by jonathan pogash

transatlantic fizz

recipe type: cocktail
serves: 1
  • 2 oz. Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Porto
  • 1 oz. Avión Blanco tequila
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. almond syrup
  • 1 oz. G.H.MUMM Cordon Rouge
  • 2 strawberries, chopped
  1. Muddle the strawberries in the fresh lime and almond syrup.
  2. Add the tequila and Sandeman with ice and shake well.
  3. Strain over ice into highball glass (or other tall glass of choice).
  4. Top with Champagne and stir briefly.
  5. Garnish with strawberry slice on rim of glass.
  6. Serve with traditional Portuguese toasted almonds.

Thanks Elizabeth and Jonathan!

april fools – no, really #dessert

fool dessert recipes #fruitsuffer no fools –  enjoy a few varieties of this sweet treat, traditionally made with pureed stewed fruit and whipped cream or custard 1. black fruit fool by Diana Henry | photo: Yuki Sugiura 2. strawberry fool – the bitten word h/t bon appetit 3. peach, nectarine and bourbon fool | sifted focus 4. mango, lime & amaretti fool | woman and home 5. rhubarb fool with lavender cream & pistachios | sweetsugarbean 6. blueberry fool | food network

tuesday tip – fool with fancy foods

mock meats

questionable menu from Ebony, April 1971