Firefly

Firefly

The Greyhound meets a Tequila Sunrise for a tasty brunch cocktail!
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Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Straw
  • Highball Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Grenadine Syrup Recipe Below
  • 1 Grapefruit Wedge

Instructions
 

  • Fill glass to the top with ice.
  • Add vodka and grapefruit juice to shaker and shake and double strain over ice.
  • Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom.
  • Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and add a straw.
Keyword grapefruit juice, Grenadine, vodka
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Bellini

Bellini

Bellini

Bellini

This classic Italian sparkling wine cocktail is a brunch favorite!
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Course Drinks
Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Champagne Flute

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Peach Puree
  • 2 tsp Peach Schnapps
  • ¼ oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Dry Sparkling Wine
  • 1 Garnish: Fresh Peach Wedge

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients (exempt Sparkling Wine) to a shaker and shake.
  • Pour sparkling wine into a chilled Champagne Flute.
  • Double shaker into Champagne Flute.
  • Garnish with Fresh Peach Wedge
Keyword peach puree, peach schnapps, sparkling wine
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French Toast

Jacques Pepin’s Ice cream French Toast

French Toast

Jacques Pépin’s Ice Cream French Toast

Jacques Pépin
A decadent breakfast treat
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Dinner plate
  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2-3/4 Cup Vanilla Ice cream–use the good stuff please. I prefer Haagen-Dazs because it only has five ingredients: sugar, cream, milk, egg yolks and flavor.
  • 1-2 TBSP Butter
  • 2-3 TBSP Your choice of toppings: Maple syrup, melted chocolate sauce, sliced bananas, strawberries, etc
  • 1-2 Slices Thick sliced bread. Like 1 inch if you can locate it. I'm using french brioche.

Instructions
 

  • Melt ice cream on your dinner plate, (you can use the microwave to do this but don't cook it, just melt it). Soak bread in the melted ice cream. While that's happening, heat your frying pan to medium. Flip the bread over to soak that side in the melted ice cream for about 1-2 minutes.
    SAVE THE MELTED ICE CREAM and the dinner plate as, you'll use it when finished cooking.
  • Add butter to frying pan, once it starts to bubble and cook somewhat, add in the ice cream soaked bread. Cook about 2-3 minutes or so, until golden brown. Flip and cook about 1-2 minutes. Make sure you have sufficient butter in the pan.
  • Using the melted ice cream and plate, when French toast is done, lay it into the melted ice cream you saved. Top with fresh fruits, maple syrup or whatever you'd like. Bacon goes well with this!
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Friday Night Cocktails: Run for the Roses

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich
Been a Kentucky favorite since it was created at the Louisville's Brown Hotel in 1926
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Mint Julep
This traditional cocktail of the Kentucky Derby has as many variations as there are horses in the race. The commonalities are Bourbon, Sugar, Water, Mint and Crushed Ice. The term "julep" refers to a sweet drink. This specification is in the tradition of the julep.
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Mint Julep
A Kentucky Bride with Smokey Eyes
Mezcal add a welcome note of smokiness to this riff on a Boulevardier.
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Kentucky Bride with Smokey Eyes

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich

Been a Kentucky favorite since it was created at the Louisville's Brown Hotel in 1926
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Prep Time 14 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course anytime
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Sauce Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 OZ Butter-unsalted
  • 2 OZ All-purpose flour
  • 8 OZ Whole milk
  • 8 OZ Heavy cream
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Percorino cheese + 1 TBSP
  • 4 Slices Thick cut, bread toasted – crusts removed
  • 14 OZ Turkey, deli, or leftover, cooked turkey. thinly sliced.
  • 4 Slices Tomato-more if they are small
  • 4 Strips Bacon – (crisply cooked)
  • Pinch Paprika
  • Pinch Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F. Center rack.
  • In a two‑quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium‑low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk heavy cream and whole milk into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2‑3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
  • For each Hot Brown, place two slices of toast with the crusts cut off in an oven safe dish – one slice is cut in half corner to corner to make two triangles and the other slice is left in a square shape – then cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and two toast points and set them alongside the base of the turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. 
  • Place the entire dish in the oven. Suggested bake time is 20 minutes at 350º. When the cheese begins to brown and bubble, remove from oven, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Notes

This is the original iconic, Hot Brown Sandwich recipe, from the Louisville Hotel.  https://www.brownhotel.com/dining/hot-brown
 
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Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

This traditional cocktail of the Kentucky Derby has as many variations as there are horses in the race. The commonalities are Bourbon, Sugar, Water, Mint and Crushed Ice. The term "julep" refers to a sweet drink. This specification is in the tradition of the julep.
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Course Drinks
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Julep Tin, Collins Glass or 12 oz Glass
  • Straw

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 7 Mint Leaves or Mint Simple Syrup
  • 2 Cups Crushed Ice
  • 1 Garnish Mint Bouquet

Instructions
 

  • Add mint simple syrup to glass. If not using mint simple syrup, muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in the glass.
  • Fill glass 1/2 full of crushed ice and add Bourbon and stir.
  • Fill glass with crushed ice, forming a dome on top. Be careful not to touch the sides of the glass.
  • Garnish with mint bouquet and add the straw. Cut straw close to the edge of the drink.
Keyword bourbon, mint
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