A cocktail for your Monday!!
From the new book Cocktail Chameleon by Mark Addison. Mark likes to say: “It’s called ENTERTAINING for a reason: you get to have fun while you do it!” In his new book he gives advice and tips on how to get out from behind the bar and out of the kitchen to enjoy your own party and spend more time with your guests. He also shares easy-to-follow recipes for his signature holiday libations such as Baked Apple Punch, Cranberry Sauce Cocktail, Pumpkin Pie Martini and many more! And he cracks the code on what to serve to whom and when - friends vs. family, cocktail party vs. dinner party, party starters vs. dessert cocktails.
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Anti Gravity Martini
“Inspired by the Academy Award Winning film Gravity, this magnificent drink is a marvel of molecular mixology. It’s encased in a hollow sphere of ice and has an ‘asteroid’ pop rocks rim. When the ice is broken, the liquid flows out like in director Alfonso Cuarón’s own words the primordial soup that created all life on earth.’”
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- Red Pop Rocks, or sugar crystals
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 1/2 oz white cranberry juice
- 1/2 oz blue curaçao
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Fill the ice mold with cold water and freeze for 3 hours, until two thirds of the water in the mold remains liquid. Remove ice sphere from mold and, using a sharp knife, carefully make a hole on the seam just large enough to insert the tip of a food syringe. Insert the tip to drain out the remaining water, then place frozen sphere back in the mold and return to freezer. Pour the grenadine on one small plate and the Pop Rocks on another. Dip the rim of the glass in the grenadine and coat with Pop Rocks.
Fill a shaker with ice, add remaining ingredients and shake well. Place in freezer for 20 minutes, bringing close to freezing. Remove from freezer and shake vigorously then draw vodka mixture into both syringes. Remove ice sphere from the freezer and place it, hole facing up, in the prepared glass. Slowly fill with the contents of the syringes. Using a muddler or the handle of a dinner knife, carefully crack open the ice ball, being very careful not to break the glass
Yield 5 oz, Serves 1