Summer Cocktails with Eat Your Words’ Kara Birkenstock [+ “Kitchen Chops” Preview]
It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end, but we’re never ones to let it go without some type of celebration. So, if you’re a fan of cocktails (and who isn’t?), you’re in luck. Eat Your Words host Kara Birkenstock has put together recipes for a few cocktails inspired by her heritage.
Kara’s Summer Cocktails
2 oz. Thai Infused Vodka*
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 Teaspoon Simple Syrup
Â½ oz. Lime juice
Splash of Soda Water
Thai Chili (for garnish)
Directions: Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients, shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a Thai chili.
*Note: Smash 1 lemongrass stalk to release the fragrance and cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in glass jar with 2 kaffir lime leaves and 1 Thai chili. Cover with your favorite vodka. Infuse for at least 24 hours in a cool, dark place.
1 Bottle of Wiens Family Cellars Amour De Lâ€™Orange Sparkling Wine (or your favorite champagne)
1 Container or Bottle of Mango Nectar
1 Bunch Mint Leaves
1 Lime (cut in wedges)
Directions: Place 6-8 mint leaves into a glass pitcher with the juice of two lime wedges*. Muddle until fragrant. Pour mango nectar into pitcher followed by ice, and finish with sparkling wine. Serve in champagne flutes. Garnish with one mint leaf. Serve and enjoy!
*Note:Using Amour De Leâ€™Orange Sparkling Wine gives the mimosa a lovely hint of citrus. If using a traditional champagne, add the juice of 2 orange wedges when adding the lime juice.
Now that you’ve made these delicious drinks, you can enjoy tonight’s episode of Eat Your Words.Â
TV host, fashionista and foodie Kara Birkenstock hosts Myx TVâ€™s cooking competition show, Eat Your Words,Â where amateur food bloggers are challenged to cook the same dishes they negatively reviewed online from professional restaurants. If they fail to impress the judges, they must â€œeat their wordsâ€ and change their negative online review.
Eat Your Words airs Sundays at 8/7c on Myx TV.
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