As you may have deduced from the title, Intoxicated Zodiac is a blog devoted to cocktails and astrology, inspired by The Martini Horoscope, a booklet given to the author by an eccentric and aged family friend. Like the booklet, IZ assigns potables mainstream and bizarre to various zodiac signs; she also provides a monthly baroscope, seduction by cocktail, and a cocktail personality survey. Mine was pretty spot-on (and mean!), and my recommended beverages, at 11 am, are already looking mighty tasty, particularly the "Pansy-Ass Sake," printed below (sparkling sake? who knew). How do yours stack up?
in bottom of empty glass, add one drop agnostura bitters and 1/4 oz pansy syrup. then fill the glass with chilled sake. garnish with pansy flower.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup pansy petals
remove all traces of green from petals and place in food processor. Adding 1/3 cup sugar, grid pansies into sugar by pulsing slowly 4 times. Finish by processing on high for 30 seconds.
Combine remainder of sugar, mixture from food processor and water in sauce pan. Bring to boil. Stir and allow to simmer for approx 45 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a final storage container. will keep for months in fridge. adding 1 oz vodka or few drops lemon oil acts as a preservative.
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