Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekend Cocktails with the Cooking Channel's Alie & Georgia

Kick off your weekend with some libation inspiration from Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of the Cooking Channel's Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia on Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET.  Everything She Wants met these two wild and crazy L.A. girls at a promotional event at New York City's swanky Standard Hotel, and the besties who share a fondness for fab vintage frocks charmed us with their witty repartee and creative cocktails. 

Alie Ward (left) and Georgia Hardstark (right) are trippin' out on the Cooking Channel./TH
Here are a couple killer drinks you can make at home with recipes courtesy of Alie & Georgia:

Fernet My Heart in San Francisco

1 1/2 ounces bourbon
3/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce Fernet
1/4 ounce Chinese 5-Spice Simple Syrup, recipe follows
1 1/2 ounces ginger beer
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Shake the bourbon, lime juice, Fernet and Chinese 5-Spice Simple Syrup over ice and pour into a Collins or highball glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a few sprigs of mint. Wax nostalgic about the Bay.
(To make Chinese 5-spice simple syrup, add 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar, plus a tablespoon of ground Chinese 5-spice mix. Heat until sugar dissolves and let cool.)
Yield: 1 drink
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Gin and Juice Cleanse (California Desert)
2 ounces gin
1 ounce ginger liqueur
3/4 ounce beet juice
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce pineapple juice
Ice
Fresh sage leaf, for garnish
Combine the gin, ginger liqueur and the beet, lemon and pineapple juices in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into an up glass.
Smack the sage leaf between palms to release aromatics and float on the cocktail.
Detox while you retox.
Yield: 1 drink
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy


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