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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Three drinks

Guinness Ice Cream\Float:

1 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Guinness stout

In a heavy saucepan whisk together the water and the cornstarch and simmer the mixture over moderate heat, whisking, for 2 minutes. Add the milks, the salt, and the sugar, heat the mixture over moderately low heat, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved, and remove the pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool completely, stir in the Guinness, and freeze the mixture in an ice-cream freezer.

Put a couple scoops in a pint glass, then top with Guinness.

Perfect dessert after a big bowl of Guinness with a few pints of Guinness.


1. Take a tall glass, known in Russian as a stakan.
2. Fill it halfway with water.
3. Fill the rest of the glass with vodka.
4. Mix.
5. Drink half of the glass.
6. Repeat the steps 3-5 until you hear "Beep, beep, beep" inside your head.

Absinthe Mandrake:

1. Take a tall glass, known in my house as dirty.
2. Fill it halfway with Absinth King Gold (100mg of thujone)
3. Place two sugarcubes on a spoon, dunk them in the absinthe.
4. Fish out the soaked sugarcubes because you're a moron and let them slip.
5. Light the sugar on fire and let burn for a minute or so.
6. Once the sugar has carmelized, plunge the flaming spoon into the glass, stirring quickly.
7. Turn off the smoke alarm.
8. Drop two cubes of ice into the glass. Hold another against where your left eyebrow used to be.
9. Fill the remainder of the glass with Mandrake Liqueur.
10. Stir and drink.