Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rootbeer Reboot

Hello fellow gelologists,

While at the local liquor store I stumbled upon a new product, well, new to me- alcoholic whipped cream. It's canned whipped cream infused with alcohol. The makers of this product come from Temperance, MI. Yes, Temperance. The irony. If you go to their website, you can read about their peculiar history and how they ended up there.

But I don't want to go on and on about alcoholic whipped cream. I'd rather do that with gelatin shots!

Today's shots are a revisit to some rootbeer shots, called Floaters, I made a couple of years ago. They were very basic and not very beautiful. But these are much, much, more noteworthy.

Rootbeer Rebooted
5-10 pieces of old fashioned rootbeer candy
1 cup of rootbeer, flattened
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup vanilla vodka
1/4 cup rootbeer schnapps

Alocohol infused whipped cream
Pretezel- the curvy kind.

To make the Rootbeer infused vodka, add the cup of vodka and candies into a glass container. Leave for several hours to dissolve. Strain the vodka through a sieve to remove any solids.

In a microwave proof bowl, add the Rootbeer and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over liquid. Microwave for 2-4 minutes until hot. Remove, cool, and add the alcohols.

For molds, I used some small plastic shot glasses I found at the grocery store. Lightly oil the inside of the glass and wipe off excess with a paper towel. Add the liquid and refrigerate for two hours.

To remove, use your finger to break the seal of the surface and then holding the shot glass with you opening away from you, using your fingers to cover the top, give quick shakes. This is how your supposed to get the ketchup out of the bottle, not the repetitive shakey-shake we all do.

Top with the cream and for added effect, break off the curvy part of the pretzel and add to the side to make it look like a mug handle!


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