Truffle Oil Dressing

Another super simple dressing – I love this on mild greens like little gem or butter lettuce.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp truffle oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp champagne vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt
Black pepper

Combine in a jar and shake. If in the fridge allow to come to room temp.

Simple Vinaigrette

You can change this how ever you feel – swap hazelnut oil for a different nut oil or olive oil – swap lemon juice for white wine or red wine vinegar. It’s really up to you.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp dijon
Salt and pepper
1/4 c nut or olive oil

Combine all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in the fridge for up to one week, let warm to room temp for 20 minutes before using. 

Propeller

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INGREDIENTS
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
Ice
3 drops crème de violette, preferably Rothman & Winter
1 (1/4-inch-thick) cucumber slice

INSTRUCTIONS

Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
Combine the vodka, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and Chartreuse in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass, top with the crème de violette, and garnish with the cucumber slice

Fox & Hound Cocktail

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This was Chow’s weekly Friday night cocktail this week – it sounded great, so I figured I’d give it a try. I used Pernod since I don’t have any absinthe on hand – it still tasted great!

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz absinthe
1 large egg white
Ice
3 dashes Orange Bitters

Place the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, absinthe, and egg white in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to combine, about 10 shakes. Add enough ice to fill the shaker about halfway and shake vigorously until the egg white is frothy and the drink is thoroughly chilled.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with the bitters.

XYZ cocktail

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I always forget how much I love dark run! This little cocktail is delicious but has the potential to be dangerous. Perfect way to start the weekend.

Ingredients:
2 part dark rum
1 part Cointreau
1 part lemon juice

Combine in a shaker with ice, shake well and serve in a martini glass with a lemon twist.