***I'm happy to share this series of fantastic cocktail recipes from some of the best bars in NYC with you thanks to Contemporary Cocktails. Mix these libations up at home and, if you're here in NYC, get out to the bars where these cocktails are served and tell them how much you like them. Try these out and let me know what you think! Put your own special twist on it to make the pairing your own. Cheers!
The CocktailRum, Raisins & Sherry! Served at 1534 Contemporary Cocktails Ingredients
- 1.5 oz Appleton Reserve
- 1.5 oz Amontillado Sherry
- 3/4 oz raisin syrup (recipe here)
- 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
The Food Pairing
Cinnamon-Garlic Meatballs with Tomato Sauce & Feta: Being Italian, I'm crazy about meatballs. This cinnamon-spiced version evokes Morocco, a country whose culinary landscape is heavily influenced by neighboring geographic regions including Spain, the home of Sherry. This drink called out for something substantial to go with its deep, brooding personality so here we have it.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Meatballs cooking in a skillet by Cinnachick on Flickr"][/caption] Cinnamon-Garlic Meatballs with Tomato Sauce & Feta Adapted from the Food Network Ingredients
- 1 pound ground pork or beef
- 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup minced yellow or white onion
- 1 large egg
- 1 finely chopped garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup good-quality jarred tomato sauce (I recommend making your own. Here's a recipe for Five Minute Tomato Sauce from 101 Cookbooks.)
- 2 ounces feta cheese (optional), for serving
Speaking of great food and drink, check out details on my next Midnight Brunch supper club on Sept. 17. I hope you jump on the opportunity. It's not every day that you get to crash a multi-course dinner party for free.
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