This HAS to be one of the coolest recipes out there! Just in time for St. Patty’s Day.
Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots
- 2 cups Guiness beer, divided use2.5 to 3 packages unflavored gelatin (depending on how firm you want your shot to be)
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar or muscovado
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup Jameson
- 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
–Put 1 cup of Guiness, sugar and cocoa powder in a small saucepan and sprinkle with 2 packets of gelatin and allow to soak in for a minute. Heat and stir until everything is dissolved.
–Remove from heat and add the remaining cup of cold Guiness. Pour into a pan or molds and allow to set for about 30 minutes.
–Place Jameson in a saucepan and sprinkle with one packet of gelatin. Allow to soak in for a minute. Heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
–Stir in Bailey’s and allow mixture to cool. Pour on the slightly set Guiness mixture. Allow to set several hours or overnight.
Hello from the bowels of heaven. Yes, it has been a long time since I’ve posted. No, I have not been abducted by aliens nor have I been a prisoner of wolves. Rather I’ve been blissfully employed and enjoying the spoils of life and love.
Anyhoo…I have decided it is high time I start blogging again. Not only have I missed it, I am now properly motivated. As it seems, I’ve got a bit of a timeline issue on my side…moving to Los Angeles in September! What this means is I am on the epicurean war path in order to get to all of the super tasty, over (or under) hyped new–and possibly now old– restaurants I’ve not yet gotten to, thirsty to sample any and all local spirits and vintages springing out of every moldy corner I can possibly spy, as well as to take advantage of all the amazingness which is the Pacific Northwest. Loosely translated, I will be a poor, tired, yet utterly happy little girl now until the time I move. The clock is ticking so I must make hungry haste.
So let me kick off this post with Canon in Capitol Hill. Yes, I went for Canon first. Until Anthony Bourdain’s recent The Layover in Seattle, it was a best-kept secret to many, but stealthily taking the nation by storm in terms of its liquid fierceness. To those of us in the know…obviously, we already knew.
First off, Canon is a Whisky and Bitters Emporium. Emporium…now who doesn’t love the sound of this? Apparently, Canon fires off one of the largest collections of whiskeys across the US. Over a hundred and something cray…..Second, you get to do blind whisky tastings if you so choose…with a note pad and a beer to cleanse your palette. How cool is this? Third off, there is this crazy punchbowl thing you can order if you are over a group of 3 or more….a punch bowl full of yumminess…just like in Neeeew Yooooork City! Holla, we are getting serious up in here now. Fourthly, the bottom of their menu reads the following:
Alcohol, eggs, sex, undercooked foods and most enjoyable things in life can and will kill you if you give them enough time.
Live life to the fullest until then.
Nuff said? Yeah I thought so. And it should be obvious I could list a fifth, six, seventh….
Never mind that you can’t ever get into Canon any more, this bar is cool cool. Get there at 5:00 and try for a seat. Even if you have to wait a cool 30 outside, you won’t be disappointed.