After-Dinner Drinks

Hi all.
Today we’re making after-dinner drinks to sip by a fire, or on the beach, or by the pool, or in bed after…
These recipes are just simple recreations of stuff you can buy at your local liquor store, but occasionally, it’s fun to whip up a batch of something different, especially if company’s coming.  You can create nifty bottles with home-made labels, and it’s sort of fun to say you made it yourself.  In all three cases, you don’t have to use expensive liquor.  Inexpensive brands will do, but the better the product going in, the better the product coming out. But the reality is, the additives marry to the liquor, and the whiskey becomes only an alcohol carrier.
This is not a big deal, these ideas, you can save yourself some time by buying these at the liquor store, but you can buy a loaf of bread at the grocery store too, and it isn’t the same as baking it yourself, right?

So here are a few simple do-it-yourself sippin’ drinks.

Irish Cream Liqueur

1-12 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Irish whiskey
1 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp instant freeze-dried coffee

Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Store in refrigerator in sealed container.
Shake before serving.

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 1/2 cups vodka
1 Tbsp. almond extract
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Combine water and sugars, stir until dissolved.
Add corn syrup and stir well.
Add vodka and extracts.
Store in sealed container
Orange Liqueur (you know, like the one with the initials: Grand Marnier)

2 cups cognac
1 med. Valencia orange (make sure it’s a juicy one, not too dry)
2/3 cup sugar

Pour cognac into 2-cup jar with tight lid
Peel and section orange, slice each section in half
Add to jar, along with sugar.
Cover tightly, shake until sugar dissolves
Store at room temp for 2 weeks.
Strain completely before serving.

About Cheff

Lancaster Eats highlights the best resources our community has to offer. From farmers to markets to vendors to retailers, we highlight those members of our wonderful food community who are striving to improve the presence of the commercial and retail food industry for all the citizens of Lancaster. The food we eat and drink is important to every single one of us, and we believe that everyone is entitled to safe and healthy food and drink. We hope to engage the citizens of our city and county who care about the food we eat and the environment in which we live. We know there are many people in the community who are doing wonderful things that benefit the people of Lancaster, as customers and consumers. We hope you will let us know who they are so that we can learn and inform those who eat and drink. That, as we know, is all of us. We are all in this together. Let's build a community.

Posted on August 5, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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