Thank you for ordering your Kit” What now? Scary deliciousness awaits — let’s get the ball rolling with our Creepy Cocktail Kit Instructions:
Creepy Cocktail & Spooky Soup Virtual Class
Get ready for class:
You may have pre-purchased Mirepoix (equal amounts of chopped onion, carrots, and celery.) If you don’t you’ll need to get chopping before class! Check out our post on the Magic of Mirepoix for a comprehensive how-to.
How much mirepoix you’ll need depends on how much soup you’d like to make. About 2 cups of mirepoix will be plenty for 2 people. For a nice and large pot of soup, chop about
1½ pounds carrots
1 large onion
5 celery stalks
Other ingredients to get ready/have nearby:
olive oil and/or butter
salt & pepper
1 quart of chicken stock or water: please place on the heat to simmer before class
about ½ cup of sour cream, crème fraîche or plant-based sour cream: please spoon it into a squeezy bottle before class (there was one provided with your kit)
1 cup of sugar: please place it inside a small pot
Tequila or Mescal
cherry or other bitters
All your kit items:
lychees in syrup
Amarena cherries in syrup
dried hibiscus flowers
Ready your equipment. You’ll need:
a Chef’s knife and cutting board
a large soup pot and sturdy cooking spoon
Cocktail shaker with muddler & strainer (or a makeshift shaker, like a mason jar with a lid and mesh strainer)
Measuring cup or cocktail jigger with ounces
Kit content leakage and Bonus Recipe
Jen has told me that she’s so terribly sorry that some of the shipped kits had syrup leakage. She’s mortified. If you’re one of those customers who has experienced leakages, please don’t worry: I’ll create 2 cocktails in class so that everyone can enjoy a spooky cocktail. We’ll make Hibiscus Margaritas in class and for those that have syrup, we’ll make a bonus cocktail: a Blood-red Cherry Margarita.
More Bonus Recipes, Tips and Tricks
At Hipcooks, we love to make flavored-salt. It’s delicious on popcorn, baked potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and (of course) on the rim of cocktail glasses when we want to be extra-fancy.
Here is our recipe for Blueberry Salt, which we included with your kits.
Other ideas for flavored salt combos include:
Lime zest + Chopped chili peppers + Salt = Zingy on pork
Lemon Zest + Thyme leaves + Salt = Heavenly on roast chicken
Dried mushrooms + (infused into) Salt = Great on popcorn
Cumin + Salt = Sprinkle on anything, please!
Sriracha + Salt = Give a kick to eggs