Friday Night Cocktails: Applefest

Applejack Rabbit
Welcome in Autumn with this well balanced cocktail. This combination of apple, citrus and maple is perfect for the season.
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Laird's Applejack adds a Fall twist to the classic Manhattan.
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Brown Sugar Pork & Apples
Easy and incredibly delicious brown sugar pork & apples is quick to fix in less than 30 minutes and has wonderful fall flavors
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Applejack Rabbit

Applejack Rabbit

Welcome in Autumn with this well balanced cocktail. This combination of apple, citrus and maple is perfect for the season.
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Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Laird's Applejack
  • ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice strained
  • ¾ oz Fresh Orange Juice strained
  • ½ oz Pure Maple Syrup
  • Garnish Lemon Peel

Instructions
 

  • Fill coupe glass with ice and water to chill.
  • Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds
  • Double strain into coupe glass
  • Garnish with Lemon Peel
Keyword Applejack
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Laird's Applejack adds a Fall twist to the classic Manhattan.
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Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Mixing Glass
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Laird's Applejack
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 6 dashes Bitters
  • Garnish Lemon Peel

Instructions
 

  • Fill Coupe Glass with ice and water to chill.
  • Combine liquors in the mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until properly diluted and chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
  • Garnish with Lemon Peel
Keyword Laird’s Applejack, manhattan
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Union Missouri Fair Meat

Union Missouri Fair Meat

A great ground beef roast recipe
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Missouri
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven, slow cooker, etc—something around 6-8 quarts
  • Large serving forks, strainer, heavy aluminum foil, meat grinder, large bowl, fat skimmer if you have one.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Lbs Beef chuck roast. I had two roast at approximately 2.3LBS each
  • Coarse Salt Salt both sides of roast well
  • Coarse ground pepper Sprinkle pepper on both sides of roast
  • 2 Packets French Onion soup mix (dry)
  • 1 medium Sweet onion Optional
  • 1 Clove Garlic–diced
  • 3-4 Cups Beef broth–unsalted or low sodium

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 300F
  • Set roast(s) out on counter (remove packaging) for about 30-40 minutes to temp the meat for cooking. You don't want to cook cold meat as it will cook unevenly.
  • Salt and pepper the roast well. Put roast into the dutch oven, stew pot or whatever you're using. You DO NOT BROWN the roast. Pour the french onion soup mix over and around the roast(s). Add sliced/rough chopped sweet onion. Add in enough beef broth to where it is about 3/4 the way up the side of the roast(s) Cover the dutch oven, stew pot, etc with a heavy sheet of aluminum foil and put lid onto of the foil to create a TIGHT seal. Put roast into the oven, turn temp down to 275 and set timer for 2 hours.
  • After the 2 hours, check roast and then continue cooking for at least another 30 minutes. It's all about low and slow cooking. Meat should be tender and around 170-180 internal temp. Remove from oven. Remove meat from pot/dutch oven and rest for 10 minutes. While meat is resting, strain out the au jus to remove all the onions, etc. Save the au jus!!
  • Grind the meat using your meat grinder. You want to use the largest setting or largest holes. See photo.
  • Add your ground meat back into the dutch oven/pot and pour some of the au jus over the meat. You DON'T want it soupy, just enough to sort of moisten the meat. Reserve any leftover au jus for later if you need it or for making a beef broth based soup/stew etc.
  • If you can let this sit in the frig for one day to intensify the flavors that's great. If not serve on slider rolls or hamburger buns.
  • I have added photos for the process below, with the exception the the salting n peppering of the meat. Forgot to show that.

Notes

Keyword Ground Beef Sandwiches
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Friday Night Cocktails: Bourbon Fair

Union Missouri Fair Meat
A great ground beef roast recipe
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Meringue Sour
This version of the classic Whiskey Sour replaces the egg white a meringue cookie. This is a simple variation for those that are afraid of raw eggs in their cocktails.
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Meringue Sour
Kentucky Godfather
This version of the Godfather replaces Scotch with Bourbon for a classic after dinner drink.
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Kentucky Godfather
Kentucky Godfather

Kentucky Godfather

Kentucky Godfather

Kentucky Godfather

Shannon Freise
This version of the Godfather replaces Scotch with Bourbon for a classic after dinner drink.
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Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Mixing Glass
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Rocks Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • ¾ oz Almond Liqueur

Instructions
 

  • Add ice and water to chill glass
  • Pour Bourbon and Almond Liqueur into to stirring glass. Add ice and stir until chilled.
  • Strain into a rocks glass.
  • Fill with ice.
Keyword almond liqueur, bourbon
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