Picture this—you walk into a trendy-chic bar downtown. You grab a menu, and can’t help but be intrigued by the fun mix of organic drink garnishes, and a list of ingredients you can hardly pronounce. For years, bartenders have been taking little pieces of gourmet flair and adding them to specialty drink menus. Now, it’s the chef’s turn to take a little something from the bar!
Cocktail-infused baking has been around for quite some time, though many have yet to catch onto this style of cooking. Chef’s have been adding wines and spirits to dishes for years; and even some classic favorites have a little extra in them. Think about your heavy-handed Aunt pouring Sherry into the pasta sauce. It just makes sense! When you think about it, mixology is a lot like baking; bringing out subtle flavoring while keeping the tastes cohesive. That’s why these two pair so well together.
The combination of liquor and baked goods hasn’t reached commercial success quite yet, but we’d like to think a renaissance of tipsy treats will be fast approaching! Whip out your pretty pink apron and pumps, and whip up some treats for your next adult-only party! This one is sure to lift your spirits!