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The Chicken Fried Bloody Beast

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Lazyjack Press | 0 Comments

Thanks, Thrillist for reporting on this ultimate Bloody Mary! 

Thrillist wrote about Sobelman's in Milwaukee who invented the most awe-inspiring Bloody. Seriously.

Besides the actual bloody part, it includes: olive, onion, pickle, cheese, sausage, asparagus, scallion, shrimp, tomato, celery, brussels sprouts, two skewers of bacon-wrapped jalapeño cheese balls, and a WHOLE fried chicken.

This sucker will set you back $50, but $5 will go to charity. We are definitely sold. Has anyone tried this sucker?

Read the whole article here!

Cocktail Recipe du Jour: Jealous Mary

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Lazyjack Press | 0 Comments

As you all probably know by now, we're huge fans of the Bloody Mary and I get excited about any variations I come across. I found this recipe while watching Rachel Ray one morning. I really loved the idea of using grilled green tomatoes instead of regular tomato juice as a base. The tomatoes only took a few minutes to grill, yet had a sweet and smokey taste, which was nice. What's nice is this drink isn't too labor intensive and can be made ahead of time. There's no reason for this drink to be green with envy – it's definitely a go-to this summer while green tomatoes are in season!

Cheers!

What You'll Need: Serves 2

3 green tomatoes

Lime 

Tabasco (about 10-20 dashes depending on how spicy you like it!)

Worcestershire Sauce (15 dashes)

Horseradish (2 table spoons)

Black Pepper 

Bonus: Throw some cocktail onions and/or olives on the grill as a garnish.

What To Do:

1) Start out by slicing the tomatoes and throwing them on the grill. Leave one raw (it adds a nice tangy flavor to the sweet smokey tomatoes).

2) Add the tomatoes grilled and raw tomatoes to a blender along with the Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, horseradish, black pepper and the juice from one lime. 

3) Blend until smooth and pour the contents of the blender into 2 high ball glasses with ice and your favorite vodka.

Cocktail Recipe Du Jour: Watermelon Keg

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Lazyjack Press | 0 Comments

Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. Any cocktail that calls for it is an automatic go-to for me in the summer. I came across this  recipe for a watermelon keg on Pinterest and couldn't resist sharing. Yes, you read it correctly: a watermelon keg! The best part about this recipe is you can use ANY type of liquor you want. 

Click here to see how to attach the spigot to the watermelon. 
After, just blend the watermelon flesh with 4-7 cups of your favorite liquor. You can even get fancy and add lime juice, mint (even ginger beer). 
Cheers!

Cocktail Recipe du Jour/Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 02, 2014 by Lazyjack Press | 0 Comments

   

It's almost the 4th of July, time for a much deserved three day weekend! In the course of the inevitable boozing and celebrating our great nation, I thought I'd throw out a different way to sauce it up this weekend: boozy gummy bears.
I came across these little suckers at a bar last weekend near Union Square and couldn't believe I had never thought of doing this myself! Sure, Jell-O shots are a fond memory (or not) of college but these little bears soaked in vodka were unintimidating and actually delicious. And bonus, they're oh-so easy to recreate and customize to your taste!
I enclose the recipe I found on google. I'll definitely be adding these to the weekend repertoire and may even venture as far as gummy worms and sour patch kids!
Wishing everyone a fun filled and safe holiday!

Cocktail Recipe du Jour: Citrus Mojito Popsicles

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Lazyjack Press | 0 Comments

Summer has officially started! Here at Lazyjack Press, we are definitely trying to savor every last moment. We're loving the rooftop happy hours, concerts in the park, and drinking a cold one (or ten) on the beach.

I am a huge fan of the Skinny Taste blog (you should check it out) and saw a recipe for frozen mojito popsicles. Unfortunately, her recipe didn't include rum since she was making them for her toddler. I adapted the recipe so we can add something different, light, and refreshing to the cocktail repertoire so that we really can enjoy all the summer has to offer! Bonus: This recipe serves 8!

Cheers!

Here's What You'll Need:

1 1/4 cups of orange juice (really try to do fresh squeezed if at all possible)

8 teaspoons of your favorite sweetener although I think 2 Splenda packets is sufficient

3 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp lemon juice 

3/4 cup of water

10 fresh mint leaves 

8 fresh basil leaves 

8 shots of rum of your choice

Ice

Optional: adding strawberries of pineapple or another favorite fruit

What To Do:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour about 1/3 of a cup of the mixture into a popsicle mold if you have it. Otherwise, pour the mixture into small dixie cups and place in the freezer. After about an hour, add a popsicle stick to the almost solidified mixture.

 

 

 

 

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