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Ingredients

A new summer classic here at Wanderland, by way of Lexington House (of Los Gatos). I never new what sloe gin was, but I love it now!

2 oz Sloe Gin (Spirit Works, or better)
1 oz Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed preferred)
1 tsp Simple Syrup
1 Luxardo Cherry
1-2 oz Fizzy Water

Pour Sloe Gin, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup into an ice-loaded shaker – then shake! Grab a flat bottom glass, fill it with ice, then pour in the Sloe Gin concoction. Drop in a cherry, and add the fizzy water. Stir it up with a straw, and serve to your mates. Lather, rinse, repeat…

Alternatively, if you have crap sloe gin, add regular gin = 1 oz crap sloe gin + 1 oz regular gin.

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Sloe Gin Fizz

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This borrowed from Michaela Logan, but originally from:
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/honey-lime-sweet-potato-black-bean-and-corn-tacos/

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled if desired and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5) oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed and drained
3 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Corn or flour tortillas

Extras
Romain lettuce or purple cabbage, cotija or feta cheese (monterrey or manchengo would also be good), diced avocados, fresh salsa or pico de gallo and hot sauce (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil then place sweet potatoes on foil. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste then toss to evenly coat. Bake in preheated oven 15 – 20 minutes until tender, removing from oven and tossing once halfway through baking.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot add onion and saute until caramelized (golden brown on edges and tender), about 5 – 6 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in drained black beans, corn, honey and lime juice. Heat until warmed through. Toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro. Serve over warm tortillas with desired toppings.

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Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

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Bourberry ingredientsThis one comes to us from the Custom 12 bar @ LA’s Custom Hotel. It’s absolutely delicious and perfect for a warm summer night, or any day too😉

2 oz Bourbon (Knob Creek, Woodford, or better)
1/2 oz Luxardo
1 tsp honey
6 oz Blackberry Ice Tea
16 Blackberries
4 Mint leaves

Soak the blackberries in the bourbon for 20min. Then after their little bath, combine the bourberries with ice, mint, luxardo, and honey, into a pitcher or shaker. Muddle the little bastards together with impunity. Add ice tea and shake them up!

Makes for 2, serve in highball cocktail glasses.

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Bourberry Banger

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2 cloves garlic, peeled, and chopped coarse
2 shallots diced
2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup fresh parsley leaves, stemmed, chopped
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/4 cup olive oil

Combine garlic, shallots, parsley, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Add olive oil and red wine vinegar; stir to combine. Add fresh ground salt and pepper to taste. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Chimichurri v3

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ChimiChurri! v3

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A view of it all

A view of it all

We “stole” (hence the name heist) this recipe from MartinsWest’s Nova cocktail. We sat and watched them make it 3 times before we figured out the ratios. Now we call it our own. Thanks guys!

2 oz Bourbon (preferably Balcones Texas Whiskey)
1 oz Ginger juice†
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Luxardo
10 dps Chocolate bitters
1 black cherry on a spear (more than a garnish)

Mix all liquid ingredients into a shaker or pitcher adding a 3-4 big ice cubes, or handful of crushed ice. Stir vigorously and consistently until well chilled (about 30-45 sec). Strain into a tumbler or collins glass (stir the drink with the speared cherry).

†Ginger Juice
1 palm size ginger root
8-12 oz Water (depends on how gingery you want it/fits into a container afterwards)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Sieve
1 container or jar

Peel/Shave off the skin of the ginger root, then cut the pieces down to small chunks. Place pieces into a blender, add water, add sugar. Blend concoction until you can’t see chunks of ginger (1 min+). Taste to make sure you don’t need more sugar.

Pour contents of blender through a sieve and into the container. Be careful and strain out just the juice. Chill juice before using in cocktails.

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The T.H.E. (Triple Heist Elite)

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Ingredients

1 oz lime juice (1 lime)
2 oz silver tequila (consider pepper infused tequila)
5-6 oz ginger beer or ginger ale
2-3 mint leaves (muddle in cup)
1-2 lemon wedges (squeeze in cup)

Pour lime juice into a Collins glass or copper mug. Add mint leaves.  Squeeze the lemon wedges into the cup and drop it in. Add 4 or 5 ice cubes, pour in tequila, and then top with cold ginger beer. Stir, and muddle the leaves, then serve!

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Baja Burro recipe

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