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Chocolate Raspberry Dream

20 Mar Raspberry Dream - Featured

Easter’s rolling round the corner! Have you seen all the candy and chocolate bunnies in the supermarkets lately? So much fun! 😀 But first, let’s take some time to learn just a bit about Easter and what it really means.

So, of course chocolate eggs are a derivative of an age-old tradition, just like every other holiday we modern day folk celebrate. But even so, so what? I say it’s all in good fun. We could use more excuses to make a fuss over.By the way, have you people seen these series of videos called How It’s Made? Check out how chocolates are made.

OK, enough with the educational videos! Let’s mix some booze! In commemoration of Easter, I present to you the Chocolate Raspberry Dream.

The Chocolate Raspberry Dream looks great for an afternoon tea-party, though the taste can be a tad bit strong for the day. It’s not a very sweet cocktail as the only sweet ingredient is the crème de cacao. The raspberry taste is mild giving a hint of a sour note while the crème de cacao adds a fragrance. Continue reading


Cookies for Christmas

21 Dec

Haha check this out! Preparing for the end of the world. Boy, would I love to get my hands on some of those End Of The World wine.

Well anyway, looks like the ‘end of the world’ is passing us by and we’re all still here! Thank goodness coz I was really looking forward to Christmas. Just spending time with family and friends, having good meals. Taking time away from the hectic end-of-year madness to sit down, sip on a cocktail and not worry about whatever pending needs of tomorrow. Something to look forward to next week, but first to get through this week! *wipes sweat off brow*

Christmas Psyche

Guess we can take it easy today and get a little nostalgic. During our childhood days, my brother and I used to always have tea time after our afternoon nap and it’ll always consist of cookies and milo or milk or the occasional sip of mommy’s horribly bitter black coffee. To me, cookies (and McDonald’s sundaes) are what my adolescent years are made of.

Today’s cham cham is a tribute to the little kid in all of us. We’re gonna be making two cookie themed drinks: Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk & Cookies. They’re drinks ok, not food. We named them so because they really do taste like their names! Continue reading

White Russian

11 Dec Featured

Did you know that the Russian Mafia have been around since the 1700s? It all started from detractors that stole from the government and redistributed their loot to society. Just like Robin Hood. Well, you know what they say, right? When you take a good thing too far, you become satan. (Ya, ok, no one actually says that.)

After centuries of thievery, the Russian Mafia became well know for being the most brutally violent gangs, garnering so much money and influence that they could even get their hands on missiles and submarines from the Russian army should they ever want or need to. Their influence reaches far across international borders seeing them working together with Colombian drug cartels, the Chinese Triads, and even the Yakuza.

Well anyway, the History Channel’s amazing! You learn so much in a mere 40-minutes. The Russian mobsters are still prevalent to this day but with a much more polished image. In spite of their infamous notoriety (remember those ‘in Soviet Russia’ jokes? “In America, you break law. In Soviet Russia, law breaks you”, “In Soviet Russia, frog dissects you”), there’s really a lot of interesting and beautiful things born of Russian soil such as Russian ballet, intricate porcelain wares, the babushka doll (aka Matryoshka doll), Moscow, and of course, the White Russian. Though the origin of the cocktail is not exactly Russian in heritage, and it was repopularised by an American movie, The Big Lebowski…

Well ok then moving right along, what you’ll need for a White Russian is of course vodka (Smirnoff is a British company so *phew* no illegally remanufactured blue grain alcohol here), coffee liqueur, and heavy cream. Continue reading

Brain Hemorrhage

25 Oct Brain Hemorrhage - Featured

Ah. The Nightmare Before Christmas, a Halloween staple, scaring kids since 1993. One of my favourite movies growing up, and still delightful to watch as a grown up. The tale of the Pumpkin King and his attempt at hijacking Christmas is a visual extravaganza of ghoulish monsters straight out of a child’s imagination, creeping about in sickly stop-motion fashion to a musical masterpiece. Let’s have a sing-along as we go through the Brain Hemorrhage, also an all-time Halloween classic beverage. Play the video below.

~Boys and girls of every age, won’t you like to see something strange…~

Now ok, the Brain Hemorrhage is a truly gross looking shot that has the Irish Cream look like a bloody mess of brain matter. There are several variants to this Halloween classic like the Alien Brain Hemorrhage (add Blue Curacao) or the Bloody Brain (same concept, different base). What you’ll need for the good ol’ conventional Brain Hemorrhage is Irish Cream, peach schnapps, and grenadine syrup.

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Bloody Milk & Honey

25 Oct Bloody Milk & Honey - Featured

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
– Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare

The time is nigh for blood and gore. Halloween is here, the day we unmask the troubled soul. We’ll be doing a short series of Halloween themed drinks for those who need the inspiration.

We really liked the idea of going big and gross. To start off our series we have The Bloody Milk & Honey, a gory cocktail that’s big on drama. The contrast between the milky white cocktail and the bloody red accents is simply beautiful. Our attempt at making yummy fake blood turned out perfectly. And because we love discovering easy things, this was darn easy to make too!

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Tau Foo Fah Shot

20 Sep Tau Foo Fah Shot - Featured

This is a really fun one. I’m not quite sure what possessed us to give this a shot (wah, punny ah you), but it just came to us. Maybe it was a random tau foo fah craving. Or a lazy way of making “jello” shots, but it happened.

This is one of the easiest things you could ever make. The alcohol content in this one is so low it may as well be virgin. It’s really more of a dessert shooter. So yes, what you’ll need to make this is tau foo fah, gula melaka (just ask the tau foo fah man to separately pack some ‘black sugar’ for you), and Irish Cream.

Tau Foo Fah Shot - What You Need

Bailey’s Irish Cream; Gula Melaka; Tau Foo Fah

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