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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Just for fun... 
14th-Nov-2012 03:21 pm
Hearth
For the story I finished yesterday, I needed an alcoholic drink called The Witch's Heart. So I turned to Twitter and asked what it should be, with the note #itneedsacherry.

zombie_dog: "Prepare a glass of sugared absinthe over a cherry. Pipe ginger liqueur into the BOTTOM of the glass, do not stir."

zarhooie: "1pt kirschwasser, 1pt bourbon (warmed), 1 cherry, set on fire."

tablesaw: "Irish Whiskey, unpitted cherries & chamomile in a jar. Bury facing NNW in yard of enemy for 3 mos. Serve chilled, swallow the pit."

What would your recipe be?
Comments 
14th-Nov-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
I think this depends mightily on what kind of witch we are dealing with. Glinda, Baba Yaga, and Hermione all would be very different drinks!
14th-Nov-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
That said I'm inclined to go with a shot of some sort. Maybe a cherry marinated in Jäger, then stuffed in the bottom of a shot glass topped with black Sambuca. You have to get the cherry out using your tongue. ...I feel the need to test this to see if it tastes horrific.
14th-Nov-2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Let me assure you: it does. Save your taste buds, leave this a hypothetical drink. }:->
14th-Nov-2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
True!
14th-Nov-2012 09:09 pm (UTC) - Start with a martini glass
Lightly dribble light chocolate syrup on the inside in a swirly pattern. In a shaker mix godiva white chocolate, cherry vodka and a dash of cherry liquer. Shake and strain over ice, top with whipped cream and a cherry.
14th-Nov-2012 11:27 pm (UTC) - Re: Start with a martini glass
Ooh, this one sounds yummy!
15th-Nov-2012 02:54 am (UTC) - Re: Start with a martini glass
Thanks... I am going to actually have to try and make it sometime
14th-Nov-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
1 measure warmed meggypálinka (Hungarian cherry brandy)
1 measure soda
Garnish with a cherry
14th-Nov-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
1st prepare one half cup of dark hot chocolate. Microwave or heat a shot of whole milk to it's almost boiling, dissolve shaved dark chocolate in it until it's dark and syrupy. Add to 2 shots of Royal Mint-Chocolate Liqueur. Add the mix to half a measure of crushed ice and blend.

Next carefully add an equal measure of chilled green ginger liqueur to a shot of vodka cooled to it almost freezes, pour over a nugget of dry ice in the bottom of a tall glass. Carefully pour the chocolate down the side of the glass and onto the top of the chilled layer. Do not shake or stir.

Ideally the chocolate layer should form a frozen crisp crust where it contacts the chilled alcohol, until it's disturbed by drinking when it should go hubble bubble.

Edited at 2012-11-14 11:14 pm (UTC)
14th-Nov-2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Microwave or heat a shot of whole milk to it's almost boiling, dissolve shaved dark chocolate in it until it's dark and syrupy.

Might want to rethink that, given the temps at which chocolate burns and the temps at which milk simmers:
http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/308/Hot-Chocolate
15th-Nov-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Hm... Something bitter, black, and sharp.

Something like an apothecary, but maybe with mint schnapps instead of creme de menthe.
15th-Nov-2012 04:36 pm (UTC) - In my universe, witches' hearts are cold
So:

1 part creme de menthe
3 parts bitters
1 part absinthe, lightly chilled
shake, then
drop in a frozen cherry
16th-Nov-2012 07:55 am (UTC)
It would have been a Shirley Temple, except the cherry's been soaked in Everclear.
17th-Nov-2012 01:36 am (UTC)
In a tumbler place
1 strawberry crushed
Pour in 1 part ginger syrup, 1 part jagermeister, pour over the top carefully some bacardi 151 rum or everclear. Light and serve.

17th-Nov-2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Invisible cherry is invisible. ;-p
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