Nice Recipes photos

April 21, 2014 · Posted in Recipes 

Some cool recipes images:

…a Wonderful, Awful Idea
Image by djwtwo
(Mostly wonderful.)

For the last few years, I’ve been making different flavored syrups as a Christmas gift for friends. This year’s batch was an orange-cardamom syrup with vanilla. Along with the syrups themselves, I usually try to give a few suggestions as to what the syrup might be good with, beyond the obvious “put it on pancakes”. I came up with a few cocktail recipes last year (the “Ginger Baker” my personal favorite of the bunch), and spent a little bit of time pondering what the new batch might work with.

Orange, so pair it with some other citrus. A little lemon and lime juice, maybe.

Acid and sweet edged towards a sour mix, so maybe some sort of variant on a Tom Collins?

And, the way my brain works, I give you:

The “Bootsy Collins”

Gin (of course) to go with the juice. Hendricks, because I like it, and because of the word-association-punnery. Creme de Violette to pair with the syrups flavors, and funk it up a little. Ice and club soda (yes, club) to finish it off. And what else for a garnish but some star fruit?

So, take:

2 oz. Hendricks Gin
1 oz. Orange Compound
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. Creme de Violette

and combine with ice in a shaker, and shake it up good. Pour into a collins glass filled with fresh ice and a few slices of star fruit (carambola), top the whole thing off with club soda, and then a big bottoms up!

This was set up on a piece clear gloss plastic on top of black posterboard, with a few “gems” littered alongside, another piece of black posterboard behind the glass itself and in front of my homemade diffusion panels, all backlit with a cheap halogen worklight. Shot from in front with my Nikon on a tripod. Post-processing was mostly white balance correction and some levels work to make the background a more uniform black. (I posted a picture of the setup as my shot for my 365 today.)

Image by advertisingelyse
The cranberry and wild blueberry pie recipe. SO book marking that one for next year.

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