Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shaken or Stirred- The Bingo! Cocktail

We're sure plenty of you were imbibing at our rock-tastic d.b.a. debut last night! We sure were... pouring one out for Uncle Lionel and toasting one for Charlie Gabriel on his birthday!

Photo by Jerry Moran

Thanks to ya'll, someone made us a drink that we're pretty sure would leave you stranded in the far reaching corners of the earth. 

If you are brave enough to try this, send us pics to of your adventures and let us know how it turns out! We'll post 'em up on the blog if they are worthy. 

"The New Orleans Bingo! Show" as seen on
-2oz Tequila Reposado
-2oz Worcestershire Sauce
-10oz Arak   (can you even buy this in the States?!)

Combine in shaker and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve. Stir Slowly.


Colleen Newvine Tebeau said...

Arak sounds like Middle Eastern absinthe:

Arak is usually mixed in approximately 1/3 arak and 2/3 water in a traditional Levantine water vessel called "Ibrik", in Arabic "ﺇﺑﺮﻳﻖ"; then the mixture is poured in small ice filled cups, like in the picture. This dilution causes the clear liquor to turn a translucent milky-white color; this is because anethole, the essential oil of anise, is soluble in alcohol but not in water. This results in an emulsion, whose fine droplets scatter the light and turn the liquid translucent, a phenomenon known as louching. Arak is commonly served with mezza, which could include dozens of small traditional dishes. Most arak drinkers prefer to consume it this way, rather than alone. It is also well consumed with barbecues, along with garlic sauce.[2]

If ice is added after pouring in the cup, it results in the formation of an aesthetically unpleasant skin on the surface of the drink, because the ice causes the oils to solidify out in the arak. If water is added first, the ethanol causes the fat to emulsify, leading to the characteristic milky color. To avoid the precipitation of the anise (instead of emulsion), drinkers prefer not to reuse an arak-filled glass. In restaurants, when a bottle of arak is ordered, the waiter will usually bring a number of glasses along with it for this reason, whilst at home with regular drinkers it is deemed unnecessary.

If arak runs 100 proof or more, and your drink calls for 10 ounces of it plus two ounces of tequila, I hope the plan is sharing with a friend. Wow.

jacquievw said...

yep, that's true about Arak. We can find it here in CA. but it ain't easy.

I was at that DBA Show - and at The Hall the night before.

A million thanks!

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