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Cocktails get playful for summer

June 09, 2012|Betty Hallock

Each cocktail: 216 calories; 0 protein; 22 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 20 grams sugar; 1 mg sodium.


Drunken Girl Scout

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1 cocktail

Note: Adapted from Julian Cox of Short Order. Thin Mints can be substituted with a similar type of chocolate-mint cookie.

2 scoops chocolate ice cream

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

1 ounce Irish whisky, preferably Powers

1/2 ounce creme de menthe, preferably Tempus Fugit

1/2 ounce Fernet Branca-Menta

1 ounce crushed Thin Mints

Chocolate sauce, for garnish

Mint spring, for garnish

Thin Mint, for garnish

In a blender, blend the chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, Irish whisky, creme de menthe, Fernet Branca-Menta and crushed Thin Mints. Swirl chocolate sauce around the inside of a Mason jar and pour in the shake. Garnish with a mint sprig and Thin Mint.

Each cocktail: 910 calories; 11 grams protein; 104 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams fiber; 39 grams fat; 20 grams saturated fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 87 grams sugar; 308 mg sodium.


Peychaud's ice cream and Sanbitter float

Servings: 1

Total time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time for the ice cream

Note: Adapted from Giovanni Martinez of Sadie LA. Sanbitter soda is available at select gourmet and Italian markets such as Guidi Marcello in Santa Monica and at Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park.

Peychaud's bitters ice cream

1 1/2 cups of whole milk

1 1/4 cups sugar sugar

3 cups heavy cream

8 1/2 ounces Peychaud's bitters

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, cream and bitters. Freeze as directed in an ice cream maker. This makes about 1 1/2 quarts of ice cream, more than is needed for the remainder of the recipe.

Float assembly

2 scoops Peychaud's bitters ice cream

1 bottle Sanbitter soda

Lemon peel, for garnish

In a Collins glass, place the ice cream scoops and pour over the Sanbitter soda to fill. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Each cocktail: 863 calories; 4 grams protein; 94 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 46 grams fat; 29 grams saturated fat; 171 mg cholesterol; 57 grams sugar; 83 mg sodium.

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