Grown Up Berry Lemonade

 

grown up berry lemonadeHow has your week been?  Did you try the Caramel Rye Pie from last week’s post? We finally got some relief from the heat with a few rain showers and temps in the high 80’s.  Alleluia!  This is going to be a quick post this week, because we are moving Blind Piglet #1 back to college this weekend for her senior year. Blind Piglets #2 and #3 return to school next week.  We can’t believe that summer is almost over.

Although summer is winding down, you still have a few weekends left to enjoy the fun and the sun.  This week we share a quick and easy drink recipe with you: Grown Up Berry Lemonade.

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To make Grown Up Berry Lemonade you need a 52 ounce bottle of Minute Maid Lemonade.  We always use the low calorie Minute Maid Lite to save on calories.  Pour the lemonade into a large pitcher or drink dispenser.  Next add two cups of Seagram’s Berry Vodka. Add 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries.  The frozen berries add to the flavor and help to give the lemonade a berry pink color.  Garnish the lemonade in the pitcher or dispenser with slices of fresh lemon, fresh mint sprigs, and sliced strawberries.  Let the mixture sit for about an hour to allow time for the flavors to infuse.  Add ice to the pitcher or dispenser before serving.  Garnish individual servings with a berry and a mint sprig.

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Grown Up Berry Lemonade

Yield: 12

Grown Up Berry Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of lemonade
  • 2 cups of Seagram's Berry Vodka
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 lemon sliced

Instructions

  1. Pour lemonade into pitcher or drink dispenser.
  2. Add Seagram's Berry Vodka.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries.
  4. Add lemons, sliced fresh berries, and some of the mint sprigs to mixture.
  5. Let stand for about 1 hour.
  6. Prior to serving, add ice to pitcher or dispenser.
  7. Garnish individual servings with mint sprig and fresh berries.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/08/11/grown-up-berry-lemonade/

This drink is sweet, summery, and refreshing.  It would make a great beverage for a bridal shower or girls summer luncheon.  Try it out this weekend and let us know what you think.

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Are you ready for summer to end?  We have enjoyed the break from the heat, but wish summer could last a few more weeks.

  

Disclaimer:  All beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

 

Rye Rye Miss American Pie

caramel rye pieHey friends, how was your weekend?  We are behind on getting our post for this week published because our weekend was C-R-A-Z-Y busy!  We had soccer games with Piglet #2 and a hockey party at our house for Piglet #3, plus all of the regular this and that we do on a weekend.

However, we are excited to share our new gem-of-a-dessert with you:  Caramel Rye Pie.  The deliciousness of salted caramel with a twist of rye whiskey makes this dessert your new “go-to” for guests.  We had the pleasure of sharing this pie with the charming and beautiful Baxtley family as they joined us for dinner one evening.  One word of warning, though – this pie is sweet and rich.  ( Actually that is more than one word.  Oops.)

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Prepare a Pillsbury pie crust according to package directions.  Let the crust cool for an hour.

While the pie crust is baking and cooling, you can make the salted caramel sauce.   Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Cook the sugar and water without stirring until the mixture is a deep amber color.  Be patient with this part it takes a little while.

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Remove from heat.  This next part is a little tricky.  You will want to use a long handled whisk, but even with that, the steam can still get you.  Work cautiously.  Gradually whisk cream into the caramel mixture until smooth.  Next whisk the whiskey (Funny right?  “Whisk the whiskey!”)  and salt into the caramel.  Let the sauce cool for a minimum of 30 minutes.  It can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.  We had plenty left over and have been using it for ice cream sundaes!

Next prepare the filling.  Whisk together egg yolks, cornstarch and 1/4 cup of half-and-half in a medium bowl.

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Stir together brown sugar, salt and remaining half-and-half in a large sauce pan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Remove from heat and slowly whisk hot brown sugar mixture into the egg yolk mixture.  Return the mixture to the saucepan.  Cook over medium heat whisking constantly and making sure to reach all of the bottom of the pan.  Boil whisking constantly for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and whisk in butter pieces, whiskey and vanilla.  Cool for 30 minutes.

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The filling becomes very thick as it cools.

Spoon filling into cooled pie crust, and chill for at least 4 hours.

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About an hour before serving, prepare whipped cream topping.  Spread whipped cream over the top of the pie.  Real whipped cream is a treat, but can be difficult to work with.  You can substitute whipped cream with Cool-Whip for the topping, and you may have a better result than we did.

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When ready to serve, drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the pie.  Delish!

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Caramel Rye Pie

Caramel Rye Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 Pillsbury Pie Crust
  • Whiskey Caramel Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Templeton Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • Filling
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 6 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Templeton Rye Whiskey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Topping
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare pie crust according to package instructions. Cool completely.
  2. Prepare caramel sauce. Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Cook without stirring until mixture is a deep amber color. Remove from heat.
  3. Gradually whisk in cream until smooth. Whisk in whiskey and salt, cool 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare filling. Whisk together egg yolks, cornstarch and 1/4 cup of half-and-half in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  5. Stir together brown sugar, salt and remaining 1 1/2 cups half-and-half in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat. Slowly whisk hot brown sugar mixture into egg yolk mixture. Return to mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat whisking constantly and making sure to reach all parts of the bottom of the pan. Continue until boiling and whisk for about a minute more.
  6. Remove from heat and whisk in small pieces of butter, whiskey and vanilla.
  7. Cool 30 minutes.
  8. Spoon filling into cooled piecrust.
  9. Chill for about 4 hours until filling is firm and cold.
  10. Prepare the topping. About 1 hour before serving, beat heavy cream and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  11. Spread whipped cream over pie filling. Chill 1 hour.
  12. Drizzle caramel sauce over pie before serving.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/08/06/rye-rye-miss-american-pie/

Are you ready to try Caramel Rye Pie?  Make sure to let us know if you do.  We’d love to hear about it!

Enjoy your week.  Can you believe that it is August already?  Eeek!

  

Some Like It Hot

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The mercury rose very high this week in Dallas.  One day the temperature felt like it was over 114 degrees.  We love summer, but even that is a little too hot for us.  However, it did pose the perfect opportunity for us to share with you a new cocktail — Some Like It Hot!

We came up with the idea for this beverage when we were out to dinner one night and started up a conversation with the bartender.  He was telling us about his drink ideation projects, and we got on the subject of how trendy watermelon and jalapeno are right now.  The conversation got us thinking … we had Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka at home and plenty of fresh jalapenos in our backyard garden.  Thus a star was born!

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To make this delicious watermelon and spice flavored drink we followed the same recipe from our Jalapeno Popper Margarita that we shared with you in the summer of 2017.  We replaced the tequila with Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka to give the drink a refreshingly, summery, watermelon flavor.

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Some Like It Hot

Yield: 1

Some Like It Hot

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces of Seagram's Watermelon Vodka
  • .75 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • .75 ounce of agave nectar
  • 1 fresh jalapeno sliced and seeded
  • watermelon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add lime juice and jalapenos to shaker.
  2. Muddle together.
  3. Add agave nectar and vodka.
  4. Top with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
  5. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with jalapeno slices and cubes of watermelon.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/07/27/some-like-it-hot/

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Try Some Like It Hot and let us know what you think?  What have you been doing to stay calm and cool during these hot days of summer?

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Summertime Appetizer: Tequila Ceviche

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It seems that we just talked, since we sent out our July Bonus Post only days ago.  We have a great appetizer that we have been dying to share with you.  Tequila Ceviche is the perfect summertime appetizer. You don’t need to cook or turn on the oven and it is a crowd pleaser.  We are huge fans of Gloria’s, which is a small local chain in the Dallas area that features fine Salvadorian, Tex-Mex, and Mexican food.  They have amazing ceviche there, and it is one of our favs.  Now we have a quick fix for nights that we are staying in.

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This recipe is easy, tasty, and fresh.  It will soon win you over as your fall back take and share appetizer.  It is a great app for GNO’s (Girls’ Nights Out) because it is local.

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To start, we bought one pound fresh cooked shrimp from the seafood counter at our local Kroger.  You can also buy uncooked shrimp and devein and cook it yourself.  Let’s face it, people, who really likes to devein those little crustaceans?  Gross!  We skip all of that by purchasing the deveined cooked shrimp.  The first step is to remove the tails from the shrimp and chop the shrimp into little pieces.

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Next place fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice and 1 ounce of tequila in a bowl.  Add the shrimp to the bowl, salt, cover and place in refrigerator for about an hour.

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Next prepare tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and cilantro by dicing into little pieces.  Shortly before serving, dice up 1-2 avocados and add to the other vegetables.

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Drain shrimp and then combine shrimp and veggies.  Add pepper, garlic powder, and coriander and combine well.  Chill until ready to serve.

Serve with chips or tostadas.  What a yummy and quick appetizer.

Tequila Ceviche

Tequila Ceviche

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh cooked deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of premium tequila
  • 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1-2 avocados diced
  • 4 green onions diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. coriander

Instructions

  1. Chop shrimp into small pieces.
  2. Combine lime juice, lemon juice and tequila in a bowl. Add shrimp and marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients together.
  4. Drain shrimp and add to other ingredients.
  5. Season with pepper, garlic powder, and coriander.
  6. Chill until ready to serve.
  7. Serve with chips or tostadas.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/07/21/summertime-appetizer-tequila-ceviche/

We served this appetizer on the Fourth of July and a couple of times since.  It has been a hit each time.

What is your favorite go-to appetizer when you are in a pinch?

It has been so HOT in Texas lately, which has us thinking…. Some like it hot.  Do you? Check back with us next week to see what HOT stuff we have to share.  Some of you may have noticed that you are added to our new email list.  Keep referring our post to friends and family.  We would love to have them become part of our Blind Pig Blog following.

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Bonus Post: World Cup Fever Recap

The World Cup is over and Rhonda can once again watch TV when she wants — ha ha– not really! For our bonus post this week we are going to share a recap of our World Cup Fever Series.

From Russia with Love: Watermelon Mule

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Fernet About It:  Fernet and Coke

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Salud Mexico:  Paloma

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Soup of the Day: Gin and Tonic

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French 75

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Whether you are a soccer fan or not, we hope you had fun taking a little trip around the world with us as we celebrated popular cocktails from other nations.

  

Disclaimer:  The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

World Cup Fever: French 75

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Today we are sharing our final post in our series for the World Cup.  Three fifths of The Blind Pig household was in mourning after the England/Croatia match up this week.  We were hoping that we would be sharing another version of a gin and tonic with you for our finale post.  However, for those of you that do not follow World Cup soccer, France and Croatia made it into the finals.

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Photo by Blind Piglet #2.  He’s such a great photographer!

The Blind Pig family are fans of the French.  We visited France in 2015 had a wonderful experience.  You gotta love those Nutella crepes!

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Since we do not know of any great Croatian cocktails to share with you, which we are sure there are many, we are going to share the French 75 with you this week.  The French 75, or also known as Soixane Quince by the French,  is an easy, tasty, and fresh recipe that is made with gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and sparkling white wine.  It is the perfect drink to serve as a refreshing summer beverage or after dinner with a dessert.  Beware, since the drink is mainly gin and sparkling wine, it can sneak up on you quickly.

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If you are reading this post via email, visit our website for a printable version of the recipe.

French 75

Yield: 1

French 75

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces of gin
  • 4.5 teaspoons of simple syrup
  • fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • prosecco or champagne

Instructions

  1. Fill shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, simple syrup and lemon juice.
  3. Shake for 15 seconds.
  4. Pour into a champagne flute.
  5. Top off with champagne or prosecco.
  6. Garnish with lemon rind.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/07/14/world-cup-fever-french-75/

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Will you watch the World Cup finals on Sunday or will you just have a French 75 and call it a day?  Give it a try.  We would love to know what you think about it.

  

Disclaimer:  The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

Soup of the Day: Gin and Tonic

Happy weekend, friends!  We hope that your July 4th was festive and fun.  We kept the holiday low key by staying close to home and hanging out with our good friends, Dawnette and John, on the back patio.  We had great food and great cocktails, but we are not talking about those today.  Today we are again commemorating the World Cup! (Yes, it is still going on for those of you who are not soccer fans. ;)) Did you see the amazing game between England and Colombia the other day?  It was a crazy combination of fitness, drama, skill and a wrestling match.  England came out on top, so today we are tipping our hats to the English and saying, “Cheers,” with their preferred cocktail of a Gin and Tonic.

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So if the word gin freaks you out and makes you think only serious drinkers would partake, let us be the first to dispel that myth.  A gin and tonic is actually quite a light and refreshing drink.  If you are not a fan of sweet drinks, try out a gin and tonic.  It has a dry crisp taste, and the tonic water gives it a bubbly freshness.  You can add a little flavor with your favorite fresh garnish.

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The basic gin and tonic is made with 1.5 ounces of gin poured over ice in a rocks glass.  Top off with tonic water, and garnish to your liking.  We garnished ours with blueberries, strawberries and fresh mint from our garden.  By adding any fresh fruit or herbs as an addition to this cocktail you can tailor it for any season or occasion.

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You may have noticed that we went with the Q drinks Indian Tonic Water for our cocktail.  We introduced you to Q drinks in our post about the Paloma.

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Gin and tonics are great for social situations.  At your next gathering create a gin and tonic bar.  Have various favors of tonic water available, such as, lemon, grapefruit, cranberry, lemonade and more.  Provide various fresh fruits and herbs for garnish and let your friends do the rest!

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Whether you are watching the England play Sweden tomorrow or you just want to relax in your hammock in the backyard, try out a gin and tonic and raise a little toast to our friends across the pond!

  

Disclaimer:  The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

World Cup Fever: Salud, Mexico!

Did you sip on a little Fernet and Coke while watching the Argentina World Cup Game?  This week we are continuing with our World Cup series with a nod to our neighbors to the south – Mexico.

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Everyone knows that tequila is the prized liquor of Mexico, and most Americans equate tequila with margaritas.  However, we are not featuring a margarita for our tribute to Mexico.  The origin of the margarita is debatable, but it is more popular with Americans than most Mexicans.  Mexicans prefer premium tequilas and like to sip their tequila neat — plain with no mixers.

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We are featuring a popular Mexican cocktail called the Paloma.  The Paloma is an easy, tasty and fresh drink made with grapefruit soda, lime juice and tequila.   It is easy to see why this refreshing beverage is so popular in Mexico.

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The Paloma is made with three ingredients, tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda.

We made ours with our favorite tequila, Corralejo, Q grapefruit soda and fresh squeezed lime juice.  We have used Q drinks in the past as mixers for our guests, but have not shared it with you on our blog.  Q drinks makes a variety of mixers, such as, tonic water, soda water, grapefruit soda and ginger beer.  Their philosophy is to make sure that the mixer you use is as good as the liquor you are mixing it with.  We have noticed a difference in our cocktails when we use Q drinks.  The drinks have more flavor and a better taste profile.   Q drinks can be found at Total Wine and other liquor stores.  If you do not want to try grapefruit soda with your Paloma, you can also  use Squirt or Jarritos grapefruit soda, which can be found in most grocery stores.

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Serve a refreshing Paloma this summer.

Paloma

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Paloma

The Paloma is a refreshing alternative tequila cocktail to the typical margarita.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of Corralejo Tequila (Reposado or Silver)
  • 1/2 ounce of lime juice
  • Q drinks grapefruit soda

Instructions

  1. Place ice in a shaker.
  2. Add tequila and lime juice. Shake.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass or serving glass.
  4. Top off with grapefruit soda.
  5. Add lime for garnish.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/06/30/world-cup-fever-salud-mexico/

It is extremely hot across the United States this week, so what could be better than sipping on a cool beverage like the Paloma?  Change things up a bit and serve a refreshing Paloma at your next summer social.  We would love to hear about it if you do.  Have a great weekend!

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Disclaimer:  Beverages shared on this site are intended for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.

Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars

This week was the summer solstice which officially ushered in Summer.  There are many reasons that we love Summer.  One reason is that it is filled with countless cookouts, family reunions, and casual get-togethers with friends.  We never want to show up empty-handed for these casual occasions.  Of course, Craig is always popular because he can supply a beverage or two, but we like to show our appreciation to the host and hostess with other treats, too.

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Rhonda snipped this recipe from the Dallas Morning News about a year ago during their annual bake off competition.  We adapted the recipe submitted by Rex Poland of Dallas, and just recently had time to try it.  When you show up at the family reunion with this sweet treat, you will be the favorite cousin for sure!

The ingredients are mostly basic things that you have in your pantry or fridge – unsalted butter, semi-sweet baking chocolate bars (we used Ghirardelli chocolate) , eggs, sugar, cream cheese, freshly grated orange zest, and heavy cream.  You will need some Kerrygold Irish Cream and Cointreau for the spirit in the Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars.  There is one ingredient that was a bit tricky for us to find – plain chocolate cookies, such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers.  We did not find these on the cookie aisle.  With some help from our handy dandy Kroger manager, we discovered that they are kept near the ice cream sundae supplies on the baking aisle.

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The recipe is easy to follow but has several steps.  First you crush the cookies and melted butter in a food processor. Then you press the crust in a 8 X 12 inch baking pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Next  melt the chocolate in a microwave and set aside.

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Beat eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl beat cream cheese. Then beat the egg mixture into the cream cheese.  Divide the cream cheese mixture in two bowls.

Stir in melted chocolate into the one bowl of cream cheese mixture.  In the other bowl of cream cheese add orange zest and Cointreau.

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Gently pour each mixture over the cookie base and swirl gently with a spatula.  Bake about 25 minutes.  Turn off the oven and cool with the door ajar to room temperature.

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While the bars are cooling, prepare the ganache.  Melt semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave.  Heat heavy cream to a hot temperature.  Combine the cream and melted chocolate, and 1 ounce of Kerrygold Irish Cream stirring until smooth.

Spread ganache over the top of the cooled bars and refrigerate for 3 hours.  When ready to serve cut the bars into squares and serve.

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If you are viewing this post in an email, visit our site for a printable version of the recipe.

Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars

Yield: 2-3 dozen

Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of plain chocolate cookies, such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3.5 ounces of semi-sweet baking chocolate, such as Ghirardelli
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 16 ounces of whipped cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1.5 tablespoons of freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 ounce of Cointreau liqueur
  • For Ganache:
  • 5 ounces of semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 ounce of Kerrygold Irish Cream

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8 x 12 inch shallow baking pan by lining the base with foil, extending 2 inches over long sides.
  2. Pulse cookies in a food processor until fine. Add butter and process to combine. Press mixture over base of pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt chocolate in a microwave on low power in short bursts. Stir in between to avoid over cooking. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese. Beat egg mixture into the cream cheese and divide into two.
  5. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture into a medium bowl and stir in cooled melted chocolate. In another bowl, combine the other half of the cream cheese mixture with the orange zest and Cointreau, stirring well.
  6. Gently pour each mixture over the chilled crust. Swirl gently with the tip of a spatula. Bake approximately 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and cool with the door ajar, to room temperature. When the baked crust and filling has cooled, spread ganache over the top. Refrigerate 3 hours or over night. Cut into bars. Store in airtight container.
  7. Ganache:
  8. Melt 5 ounces of chocolate in a microwave. Heat 1/4 cup of heavy cream in microwave to hot temperature. Combine chocolate and cream. Stirring until smooth. Add in 1 ounce of Kerrygold Irish Cream and stir until smooth and combined.
https://theblindpig.blog/2018/06/23/spirited-chocolate-orange-bars/

This recipe has a few extra steps, but the final outcome is definitely worth it.  The chocolate and orange flavors compliment each other nicely for a tasty treat. Will you bring Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars to your next casual gathering?

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June Bonus Post: Fernet About It!

It’s time for another Blind Pig Blog bonus post.  We continue our series to celebrate The World Cup by raising our glass to the country of Argentina.  Argentina is known for its amazing soccer teams and one of the world’s most beloved and famous players — Lionel Messi.

While watching The Cup, we drink as the Argentinians do by sipping on a Fernet and Coke, which has been rumored to be one of Messi’s favs!

Fernet Branca is an all natural aromatic bitter or amaro.  Its highly herbal aroma and flavor comes from over 40 herbs, spices and roots which are gathered from 4 continents. Aloe ferox, chamomile, angelica, and saffron are just a few of the herbs and spices that make this unusual bitter. The original recipe was created in Italy in 1845, by Bernardino Branca and the family recipe is still a closely guarded secret to this day.

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Bartenders and mixologists love Fernet.  It is so popular within the service industry that it is called “The Bartender’s Handshake.”  If you offer to do a shot of Fernet with the bartender, you will be fast friends.

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The Argentinians love to drink a splash of Fernet with their Coca-Cola.  In fact, they like it so much that Fernet Branca built its only distillery outside of Milan in Argentina.   The strong flavor of the Fernet with its medicinal taste is not for everyone, but it is a taste that one can acquire.  The sweetness of Coke or Diet Coke definitely helps.

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To make a Fernet and Coke you fill a rocks glass with ice.  Add an ounce and half of Fernet Branca.  Top off the glass with Coke and enjoy.

Watching the World Cup this week?  Craig will definitely be watching and sipping on his favorite spirit — Fernet Branca. Give a Fernet and Coke a try and let us know what you think!

 

Disclaimer:  The beverage on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.