Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cooking With Leo

By Leocthasme

Some Stuff From Crown Royal®

Ok, so I thought I would dedicate this short column to my Grandson who just returned from his last tour of duty in Iraq this past year and is now connected with the staff teaching ROTC at the University of Oregon in Eugene. I know we enjoy sipping a bit of Crown Royal on occasion; I like it and he likes it too. Since it’s pretty hard to send a bottle of Crown Royal all the way from Texas to Oregon, I thought I’d just send some neat recipes using it and let you buy your own bottle. So here are some outstanding recipes direct from Crown Royal so you can pick out one and make it and have it and have one for your Granddad too. Merry Christmas!

How to make Simple Syrup:

For about 1 quart, you need 3 Cups Sugar dissolved in 3 Cups of Water. This must be heated To-a-Boil, but do NOT boil. Cut the heat as soon as it begins to boil. A wooden spoon is needed to stir all the sugar into the water until it is perfectly clear, reheating if necessary. So, if it is still cloudy looking, bring it to a boil again. Must be brought to a boil to clear…must be clear. This will keep in the ice box or on the back of the bar for months.

Special Crown Recipes:

  • Crown Royal® Collide TW - With a rich blend of vanilla and orange notes, the Crown Royal Collide recipe is sure to stir the senses and satisfy your palate.
    Crown Royal® - 1 oz.
    Grand Marnier Liqueur® - .25 oz.
    Navan Liqueur® - .25 oz.
    Lemon Lime Soda - Splash
    Orange Bitters - 1-3 dashes

    Shake and serve on the rocks; garnish with an orange slice.

  • Crown Royal Italian - Perhaps you’re looking for something a little more continental. Try the Crown Royal Italian. Delizioso!
    Crown Royal® - 1.25 oz.
    Grapefruit Juice - .5 oz.
    Bitters Liqueur - .25 oz.
    Simple Syrup - .25 oz.

    Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain it into a chilled martini glass.

  • Crown Royal® Reserve Red TW - With syrup, raspberry liqueur, and lemon juice mixed with the whisky, the Red truly has a once in a lifetime taste that goes with those once-in-a-lifetime occasions.
    Crown Royal Reserve® - 1.25 oz.
    Raspberry Liqueur - .5 oz.
    Simple Syrup - .25 oz.
    Lemon Juice - .25 oz.

    Shake with the ice in the shaker, and serve on the rocks.

  • Crown Royal® The Big "One Six" TW - Mix anise liqueur with Crown Royal Cask No. 16, and what you have is a rich, elegant drink known as The Big "One-Six."
    Crown Royal Cask No. 16® - 1.5 oz.
    Simple Syrup - .25 oz.
    Anise flavored Liqueur - 1 teaspoon
    Bitters - 1-3 dashes

    Stir ingredients in rocks glass with ice. Strain into another rocks glass that is rinsed with absinthe (anise-flavored liqueur). Serve it in the absinthe-rinsed glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

    Crown Classics:

  • Crown Royal® Perfect Manhattan TW - It’s a little sweet, a little dry and just a little bitter. A Perfect Manhattan is the cocktail for the sophisticated drinkers who like to think with their tongues. And when it comes to recipes, tongues know best.
    Crown Royal XR® - 1 oz.
    Sweet Vermouth - .25 oz.
    Dry Vermouth - .25 oz.
    Bitters - 1-3 dashes

    Combine ingredients in a shaker. Stir and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

    Crown Originals:

  • Crown Royal® Flush TW - In gambling they say, “Go big or go home.” So it’s a good thing this Crown Royal®Flush doesn’t come with any other risk except for you wanting another round. With just the right amount of sweetness and Crown, you can enjoy it as either a drink or a shot.
    Crown Royal® - 1.25 oz.
    Peach Schnapps - .5 oz.
    Cranberry Juice - 2-3 oz.

    Combine all the ingredients in a shaker of ice. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass or into a shot glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

    Crown Recipes for the Holidays:

  • Crown Royal® Spiked Apple Cider TW - It's the perfect fall party punch. Nothing says fall quite like cider, and nothing says party quite like "spiked." So grab some friends and get together, and enjoy those good times with some cider.
    Crown Royal® - 1.5 cups
    Apple Cider - 8 cups

    Combine Crown Royal and apple cider in a large pot and heat until warm. Pour into eight heat-proof mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serves 8 people.

    Merry Christmas to my Grandson and Family in Oregon.

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