Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Dick Move

Chicago Reader has this kinda-weekly feature called "Cocktail Challenge," in which 'one bartender challenges another to make a drink based on a chosen ingredient.' It's been a fun series to keep my eye on, as there have been some pretty ridiculous ingredients chosen--everything from garlic mustard to honey bee resin. Last go-around, my pal Stephen Cole challenged me to make a cocktail incorporating beef stock.

Photo by Andrea Bauer

From the Reader:

The Whistler's Paul McGee named his concoction "A Dick Move" after Stephen Cole of the forthcoming Lincoln Park bar the Barrelhouse Flat challenged him with beef stock. "He knows I'm vegan and thought it would be funny," McGee says. "I took it a bit further and decided to make a jellied cocktail using gelatin (more animal parts) and serve it in a cow femur. It should be 'enjoyed' by eating it like bone marrow. The cocktail turned out to be boozy, slightly sweet, savory, and had a bitter finish."

Yes, he tried a bit, as did our photographer, Andrea Bauer, a vegetarian. "This is sick," she said. McGee agreed.

A Dick Move
1 oz Wild Turkey rye
.5 oz Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal
.5 oz Punt e Mes sweet vermouth
.5 oz Zucca Rabarbaro (or a bittersweet Italian amaro such as Cynar)
5 drops Bittercube orange bitters
10 drops beef stock
Place ingredients in a mixing glass along with one bar spoon of powdered gelatin. Add one ounce boiling water and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Pour contents into the cow femur and refrigerate for two hours or until gelatin is set.

Who's Next: McGee has challenged Sterling Field of Sable Kitchen & Bar with nutritional yeast.

3 comments:

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

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  2. Paul Great Luck in your new venue!

    Love A Dick Move.

    I've got a great one with nutritional yeast!

    Ron Cooper - Del Maguey

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