Jan 192009
 

A new drink recipe for the collection, featuring sherry, and named after the vampiress Miriam Blaylock from the movie, "The Hunger".

Ingredients

  • oz tomato juice
  • oz Sherry
  • oz orange flavored vodka
  • ds Tabasco sauce
  • ds Worcestershire sauce
  • crushed ice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Rim a highball glass with salt and pepper.
2. Mix and shake ingredients then pour into the highball glass.
3. Garnish with a blood orange wedge.

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Oct 112008
 

Summary

Yield 1
Source Original recipe by Dan Shaurette
Prep Time 5 minutes

Description

This Halloween drink is named after Barnabas Collins from the TV show Dark Shadows, and is a variant of a "Tom Collins". It is made with Blavod brand black vodka.

Ingredients

  • oz Blavod vodka
  • oz sweet and sour mix
  • soda water to taste
  • ice cubes
  • maraschino cherry

Instructions

1. Mix the Blavod and sweet and sour mix in a Collins glass with ice, top with soda water, garnish with cherry and serve.

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    Oct 112008
     

    Summary

    Yield 1
    Source Original recipe by Dan Shaurette
    Prep Time 5 minutes

    Description

    This twist on the traditional mimosa is named after Bela Lugosi and features the juice of blood oranges.

    Ingredients

    • oz champagne
    • oz blood orange juice
    • ds grenadine
    • sli blood orange

    Instructions

    1. In a Champagne flute, pour blood orange juice and champagne. Add grenadine to provide color.
    2. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

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    Oct 012008
     


    Paprika Hendl

    Originally uploaded by danielshaurette

    This was absolutely delicious. I will definitely cook this again sometime. In the background is the inspiration for cooking the dish, Bram Stoker's DRACULA. In Chapter One, Jonathan Harker enjoys the dish as he begins his travels. The chicken is on a bed of mămăliga (polenta).

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    Apr 172008
     

    Chiacchiere and sanguinaccio dolce is an Italian dessert that is served at Carnevale. Chiacchiere is a pastry and sanguinaccio dolce is a chocolate sauce or pudding that you dip it into. (Reminds me of churros y chocolate which is a spanish/mexican treat -- also the title of my old high school spanish textbook.)

    Sanguinaccio used to be made with pig's blood, but due to modern regulations it is rarely prepared this way.

    However, devious little freak that I am, I found a recipe online for the tradional recipe and I made it myself. Well, I used beef blood as that is all I could acquire (from my local chinese market -- see other photos to follow for other oddities.)

    The photo is from my first attempt. I know it sounds gross but it was VERY good! Think about it, folks used to eat this all the time (at carnival festivals) when you had to use up all of the rich and leftover foods before lent.

    I didn't make the chiacchiere, however. Instead I used store bought "French Twists" that you can find in many bakeries. Next time I'll make the chiacchiere proper.

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