Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday, the drink that snags the most 5-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series.
From London bartender Dave Meadows at the Piano Bar comes the Queens Boulevard, a classic cocktail infused with a surprising ingredient: Australian wine. Says Meadows, the Queens Boulevard is "a stylish cocktail, which brings together the elegance of Chambord and pays tribute to the great Australian rosé wines. Its sweet taste is balanced well with the dryness of the wine and the vanilla aftertaste pulls all the flavors together and finishes the drink off nicely."
Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails!
Don't be intimidated by fancy French cooking. This versatile meringue recipe is simple to make and has just two — that's right, just two — ingredients. Save the egg yolks for another use, like emulsifying salad dressing.
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Red wine is a powerful antioxidant, and can be used for a naturally firming and anti-aging mask. Egg whites firm and tighten fine lines and wrinkles, while the red wine provides anti-oxidant benefits and honey hydrates.
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The NOLET’s Silver Clover Club, crafted by Ivan Mitankin at Bathtub Gin in New York City, is a refreshing and unique gin cocktail. The raspberries offer a beautiful pink color, and the egg white creates a nice frothy texture to the cocktail.
I made these wonderful little tenders with Corn Flakes. I like Corn Flakes better than breadcrumbs because you get more of a crunch and it tastes pretty close to being fried. These would be so perfect for a party, like the Super Bowl.
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So long as you appreciate sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese, this frittata will please you and your taste buds; it's simple to put together, since all of the fun takes place in the same omelet-sized frying pan, and total cooking plus preparation time is 30 minutes. As always, I recommend purchasing the freshest ingredients you can find, in order to ensure a tasty frittata: farm-fresh eggs if you can get your hands on some, and sun-dried tomatoes that have been recently packed in olive oil or that you can soak yourself (you should be able to find these at an Italian grocer or a gourmet food store). By inverting the frittata onto a plate after one side is set, and sliding it back into the frying pan to let the second side finish cooking, the disaster of runny eggs can be avoided and an evenly cooked frittata will be ensured.
What makes frittatas so great is the ease with which they can be prepared. All they require is a mixing bowl and a pan, and once all the ingredients are mixed together all you need to do is pour it into a pan and let it cook. No flipping, no mess, and it always comes out looking great.
This version uses egg whites, and mixes in garlicky greens and creamy goat cheese. It's healthy, delicious, and looks great on the plate.
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You'll need a candy thermometer for this recipe, and it's a bit more of a challenge that the other two types of meringues, Swiss and French, since timing is of the essence, but with practice, it'll get easier. Be careful when pouring melted sugar!