This is the final (last but not least!) post about our totally decadent and delicious 4th of July feast! So, to recap – we’ve got Southern Fried Chicken with loaded fries (The Kitchen at the End of the Universe: The One About the 4th of July Feast/) as well as some classic American style Cornbread (Martha’s Cornbread for the 4th of July). How about some drinks to wash it all down? I thought you’d never ask!
It is getting late, and I have to do the #dayjob thing tomorrow, so here goes let’s wrap this party up!
- Martini (with Prohibition Gin)
I was introduced to Silver Creek Distillery’s Craft Gin a couple of weeks ago (SA’s Silver Creek Distillery launches exciting NEW Craft Gin duo).
I tried the pink gin, so now it was the Craft Gin’s turn. What better way to give it a whirl than whipping up a classic Martini.
Super easy – in a cocktail shaker with ice, mix:
2.5 tots Prohibition Gin (75 ml)
0.5 tot dry vermouth (15 ml)
Shake a bit and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with 3 olives. And sip!
Be warned, this one has got quite a kick!
In a cocktail shaker, with ice shake up:
2 tots dark rum (60 ml)
0.5 tots dry vermouth (15 ml)
60 ml fresh orange juice (the original recipe asked for much less, but it was honestly a bit too strong for me – so I used some initiative)
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar (also adjusted from the original recipe)
Strain and serve in cocktail (in this case – martini) glass, garnish with orange twist
3. Jack ‘n Coke
This was our boozy pairing with the main meal. I guess I don’t need to say too much about it! A real classic.
4. After-lunch sipper
This won’t be your first introduction to Silver Creek Craft Distillery’s Southern Moonshine. As you know (or not), I am a huge fan!
What is more ‘American’ than Apple Pie? Apple Pie Moonshine of course!
I really enjoy sipping it neat. Chill it a bit and this is the perfect sipper to round off a decadent meal! Cheers!
I hope you try some of these celebratory drinks – whether it is on the 4th of July or any day of the year.