Thursday, December 05, 2013

Cocktail Wednesday -It's a Doozy

What do all these ingredients plus bacon have in common?

I bet your first thought is Alcoholic Breakfast. 


This week it was Thea's turn to choose the cocktail of the week and on Tuesday morning she surprised us with an email containing this cocktail gem. My immediate thought was that perhaps she'd been giving the crack pipe a little toke.

"The Bacon Maple Syrup by Tyler Voelker, Urban Farmer

If you took a pancake breakfast, removed the pancakes, and then added 1.5oz of rum and 1oz of Calisaya liqueur, you'd have this drink, which combines that boozy pair with .75oz of maple syrup (sticky!), tops with coffee, floats with frothed milk, and garnished with a cured bacon skewer. Naturally." 


There was quite a bit of furious emailing back and forth between Little Miss Sunshine and myself. Who the F*** has ever heard of Calisaya? While I went to work to save the world , LMS googled furiously for a while longer to find out what it was (turns out it's unheard of Down Under) and whether we could find a proper substitute (there isn't one) so we had to improvise with Angostura. 

I did wonder at one point whether Thea was having a bit of a lend of us ...that this was a sucker cocktail where we'd make it and drink and she'd email and say "Bazinga- got you-I'm not drinking that, you cray cray biatches" But I'm game for anything really so it was duly made.  I had also warned my boss that there was every possibility I could die overnight from cocktail poisoning and in preparation for that eventuality I left her a list of things that had to be followed up if I didn't turn up to work Thursday. 


I've put a lot of weird things in my gob over the years (lets not get into details) but this was one of the most unusual. Let's just say I was not a fan ....cold booze, hot coffee, frothy milk, maple syrup with a bacon chaser... It's like someone put a ton of leftover bits and pieces into a glass and called it a cocktail....

Im going to confess I took one swig....that was enough. The best part ? The bacon chaser. That was good. Because it got the taste of the rest of it out of my mouth. (The Midori Cosmopolitan I made immediately after also helped) 

I think the challenge has now been set for Little Miss Sunshine and I to find a cocktail that equals this for payback!

Blerk. Try this at your own risk. And don't blame me. 




P.S. Despite it all I still love Thea. We all make mistakes...

P.P.S. Have just decided my payback cocktail may include vegemite and frothed kangaroo milk...

20 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

ROTFLMAO!!! Too funny!! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with as payback cocktails.

SoozeM said...

LOL sounds about as appertising as the Candy Corn cocktail! I think I will give it a miss and go straight to the midori cosmopolitan...

Jindi's Cottage said...

OK, so I thought the candy corn concoction (especially once I'd asked Mr Google what the hell candy corn was) sounded vile but I think you've trumped it….my first thought on seeing the ingredients was might as well chuck in some vegemite and the second was, well, chuck! So far you're not inducing me to take up drinking…the Midori Cosmopolitan though, now that could have possibilities (and yes I have asked Mr Google what is in that one)…have fun researching the payback...

Kirsten's Cooking said...

I think Thea wins the award for longest title. That bacon looks yummy. Can you use leftover liquor to create something a bit more palate able?

Suzan Oxenreider said...

The bacon caught my eye but I think I will just pour some dark rum into a glass of egg nog and then make some bacon. Now THAT is breakfast!!

Jennifer said...

Don't think I could come at that one at all! However I can recommend maple whisky, if ever you get to the eastern provinces of Canada.....now that was worth bringing back. Shame there is none left.

AnnieO said...

You were smart to have a mouthwash cocktail on hand. Yuck. Coffee and I don't like each other anyway but adding all that other stuff is just nasty!

P. said...

Well, you can't win 'em all. I love me some bacon and breakfast foods, but if there's alcohol involved, it seems probably better if that already happened the night before.

Marg said...

I think that was a spectacular start for Thea. I'm going to have to lift my game to try to better that one!! I must admit after a WTF moment, I thought there could be a possibility that it might be ok, weird but ok.
You can milk the kangaroo, I'll watch.

audrey said...

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with that has frothed kangaroo milk in the ingredients.:)

Cindy said...

Holy crap...I have been WAY behind on my blog reading! Thanks for making my lunch hour worth living again. And next year...I'm inviting you to our Thanksgiving. We can sure grow big turkeys, along with other things. :)

Katy Cameron said...

Ewww, ewww, blech, yucky, nooooooo!

That is all.

thea said...

I figured that bacon and maple syrup could make anything taste good (think brussel sprouts) .. however, I was DEAD WRONG on this one. Amazingly, or not so much, the best parts of this were the bacon and maple syryup (which for some reason I couldn't taste).

Elizabeth said...

You all are awesome. I got a good laugh! I'm presuming that Thea lives somewhere other that Australia, though, so a cocktail with Vegemite and frothed kangaroo milk doesn't work too well as payback, unless you send her the ingredients ;). But it still made me laugh.

As an aside, even without the alcohol, I wouldn't want to combine those ingredients and drink them. No mocktails for me this week.

xo -E

P.S. I'm pretty sure my comments on Cocktail Wednesday are pretty lame, but its fun to follow along.

Michelle said...

I just read Marg's blog on this cocktail adventure, and I still can't wrap my head around bacon in a cocktail - although be both accounts, the bacon was the best part. LOL!

Sooli said...

Vegemite and eucalyptus cocktail, now that would put hairs on your chest (and clear your sinuses)!

Helsie said...

This seems to be turning into a competition for who can come up with the wierdest cocktail, a rather expensive exercise too when they don't turn out. Cockups not cocktails !!!

Amanda said...

Can I buy the tickets to watch you milk a kangaroo

Karen said...

Um...top of the ick list! I have a tried and true recipe for baileys which I can share...it is hard to stop drinking it...the gross cocktails are actually humorous tho too :)

Kate said...

I asked Thea if she thought the person who made up the recipe had ever tried it afterwards. You, Thea and Little Miss Sunshine are very brave souls.