It's Happy Hour! In this episode Ben is presenting many cocktails in one with his DIY Aperitif Bar. It's perfect for large food-centered holiday gatherings! Some might be coming up! Meanwhile Matthew gets behind the virtual wheel with his Mario Kart-ish. It's a wacky combination of flavors with an AI twist. Also they debate whether weekends are for work or rest and give advice on how to use robots for good. It's the Thanksgiving x AI crossover you haven't been waiting for. Recipes below.
1 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Cognac (Armagnac in original recipe)
1/2 oz Giffard Banana du Bresil Liqueur
.25 oz Rich Demerara Syrup
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Absinthe for rinse
Lemon Peel for garnish
Prepare a rocks glass by rinsing the inside of glass with absinthe (or use a atomizer to spray inside of glass). Place a large ice cube in the glass and set aside.
Add remaining ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into glass and express oils from lemon peel over the cocktail and place peel in the glass.
Aperitifs and liqueurs
Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
Domaine De Canton (or other ginger liqueur)
St. George Spice Pear Liqueur
Creme de Peche
DIY Aperitif Bar
Fruits and juices
Apple Slices (may brown quickly so do what suits your audience)
Pear Slices (may brown quickly)
Pomegranate Arils (aka seeds)
For all recipes below combine liqueurs or liqueurs and juices in a large wine glass or high ball filled with ice. Add fruit and top with club soda or sparkling white wine.