Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Thirsty Thursday!!!

Thirsty Thursday

This week's drink celebrates our favorite sexy viking vampire sheriff - Eric Northman! 

Eric Northman’s O Negative Cocktail

Eric Northman’s O Negative Cocktail

2 grams xanthan gum
For alginate bath:
5 grams sodium alginate
1 quart bottled water
For red wine syrup:
1 bottle red wine
½ cup sugar
Zest of 1 blood orange
3 ounces blood orange juice
For garnish:
1 gram silver dust
3 small blood orange wedges

For sphere, mix first four ingredients in a blender for 1 minute. With blender going, add xanthan gum. Set aside for 24 hours, or until bubbles are gone.

For alginate bath, mix sodium alginate and bottled water in a blender. Set aside for four hours, or until bubbles are gone.

For red wine syrup, mix all ingredients in a stainless-steel pot and heat until thick and syrupy.

Drop 1 tablespoon of sphere mixture into the alginate bath for 30 seconds (it should sink to the bottom). Slightly agitate mix; sphere should be taking shape. Using a slotted spoon, move to a plain water bath to stop the chemical reaction.

To serve, place a pool of syrup on plate and top with a sphere; garnish with silver and orange wedges.

Makes 1.

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