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Summer Brunch Bar

June 11, 2011 7:51:54 AM PDT
With the warmer weather, many of us have get-togethers with family and friends. Food and drinks are usually at the heart of these gatherings.

We had Chris Galdamez, mixologist from Blokes and Birds visit us in our ABC7 studio to show us how to put together drinks with and without alcohol for a summer brunch bar.

1. Bloody Birdy
Tito's vodka infused with Compart Farms bacon (not cooked), jalapenos and horseradish root

2. Bloody Birdy Mix

  • 12oz Sacramento Tomato Juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Grated Horseradish
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Tellicherry Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Green Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp Red Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Salt

3. Skewer

  • 1 Shrimp
  • 1 Horseradish Havarti Cheese Cube
  • 1 slice Jamon Serrano
  • 1 Pepperoncini
  • 1 Cornichon Pepper
  • 1 Grape Tomato
  • 1 Sport Pepper
  • 1 Lemon Olive
  • 1 Cucumber Slice

Directions:

  • Put Tito's Vodka in infusion jar with bacon, jalapenos and horseradish root for 72 hours.
  • In a pint glass with ice, pour 2 ounces of Tito's infused vodka.
  • Fill glass with home-made bloody birdy mix, and rim the lip of the glass with black pepper.
  • Lay skewer across the top of the glass.
  • You can also serve your bloody birdies with 3 ounces of Young's Double Chocolate Stout.

* To make this non-alcoholic, simply leave out the vodka.

4. Specialty Mimosa

  • 6 oz Pierre Delize Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine
  • 3 oz Freshly-Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 2 Blackberries
  • 2 Raspberries
  • 2 Blueberries
  • 1/2 oz. Float of Pallini Peachello Peach Liqueur

- In a pint glass, muddle fruit.
- Place in bottom of champagne glass.
- Add sparkling wine and orange juice.
- Float Peachello.

*To make this non-alcoholic, use non-alocoholic sparkling wine or any fizzy, sweet drink. Instead of the peach liquor, use a peach puree.

5. Queen's Jubilee

  • 1 1/2 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefuit Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1/2 oz Pama
  • 1/2 oz Home-Made Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Dash Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters

Directions:

- Combine ingredients into a mixing tin with ice.
- Shake and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with grapefruit wedge.