Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cupcake Champagne Cocktail

We're sad to say that Champagne Month is almost over...but not before we blow you away with our final concoction- The Cupcake Champagne Cocktail!  We have collaborated with our fabulous new friend Roxy of My Cup of Te fame to whisk you away to a fantasy land where everything is sweet and bubbly!  Do visit her site, you are sure to love it as much as we do!


Cupcake Champagne Cocktail

½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
½ ounce Vanilla Simple Syrup (recipe below)
1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice (from the jar)
3 maraschino cherries
Cupcake sprinkles

To a champagne flute add butterscotch schnapps, Vanilla Simple Syrup, maraschino cherry juice and cherries. Top with champagne and gently stir. Add sprinkles and enjoy!

Vanilla Simple Syrup

½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 whole vanilla bean (seeds scraped out)

Combine water, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Let sit for at least one hour. Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.


Isn't he dreamy???
 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jersey Shore Champagne Cocktail

We were so inspired by the debut of Jersey Shore Season 3 that we made a cocktail just for the occasion!   And while we don't normally watch that crap, we take this blogging thing very seriously and it's our duty as cocktail journalists to keep up with pop culture. (Just kidding, we watch it and LOVE it!  But we hate ourselves in the morning, if that makes you feel any better.)

Behold the Jersey Shore Champagne Cocktail-It's Italian, it's orange and it's a "blast in a glass!"  HO!!!!  Now obviously this drink is too classy for the cast, but you need a cocktail that says, "Even though I happen to be watching this mindless drivel, I am a highly cultured and intelligent individual."  Bottoms up! (That's what The Situation said!!!)

 


Jersey Shore Champagne Cocktail

Makes 1

Champagne
1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
½ ounce Vanilla Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
½ ounce Campari
Freshly grated orange zest

To a champagne flute add orange juice, Vanilla Simple Syrup, Campari, and orange zest. Top with champagne and gently stir. 

Vanilla Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 whole vanilla bean (seeds scraped out)

Combine water, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Let sit for at least one hour. Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.

Now go get your GTL on!!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kampai-Eyed Champagne Cocktail

So here's the story: Katherine bought Flannery a bottle of Midori as a "Yay!  You finally moved out of Mom and Dad's house, now I can have your old room!" gift over 10 years ago, and it's been sitting in the liquor cabinet ever since...UNTIL NOW!  Yeah the bottle was crusty and hard to open, and yeah it probably wasn't super fresh, but DUDE!  Better late than never!
Konichiwa! (Roughly translated it means, "BOOYAH!" in Japanese)

Kampai-Eyed Champagne Cocktail

Makes 1

Champagne
1 ounce Midori
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Small pinch of wasabi powder (optional)
Maraschino cherry

To a champagne flute add Midori, lemon juice and wasabi. Top with champagne and gently stir. Add a maraschino cherry.  Kampai!


The Iron Cocktail Chef's Secret Ingredient

Although we aren't part Japanese (people do think our mom looks half) and we haven't been to Japan yet, we love Japanese style and art and food! We love that as a culture they stress the importance of beauty in their environment - things should be functional and beautiful!  That's what we're ALWAYS saying!  And early on, our mom taught us that, "Life is too short for ugliness!"  So on that note, here are some fabulous Japanese-inspired ensembles to get you in the mood!
Christian Dior Spring 2007
 And who are these little darlings?  Why that's us with our mum circa 1985!
Flannery, Yolanda and Katherine

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kheer Royale

By now I'm sure you're all aware that ONE of us has a "thing" for India (Katherine).  So during the heated New Year's Eve Champagne Cocktail-making competition she just HAD to make something Indian, and how freakin' clever is the name? I mean really???  Instead of a Kir Royale, it's a Kheer Royale!  Get it???  Don't you love it when people scream "GET IT????"

Kheer Royale
Kheer Royale

Makes 1

Champagne
½ ounce Cardamom Simple Syrup
½ ounce Saffron-infused Vodka
2 drops rose water

To a champagne flute add saffron-infused vodka, simple syrup and rose water.  Top with champagne and gently stir. 

Cardamom Simple Syrup

½ cup sugar
½ cup water
5 cardamom pods (crushed)

Combine water, sugar and cardamom pods in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Let sit for at least one hour. Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.

Saffron-infused Vodka

1/4 cup vodka
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands

Combine Vodka and saffron strands in a sealed container.  Let sit over night, shaking occasionally.  Note: the longer you let the saffron soak, the more intense the saffron flavor will be.


Who's the hottie with the blue turban?

 Just a little warning, this cocktail is VERY...how shall we put it?  Indian!  So drink with an open mind!  And speaking of open minds, we just had another cocktail idea- the Kheer Royale with Cheese!  That could be the beginning of a whole series of Pulp Fiction-inspired cocktails!  Thoughts???

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mexico City Champagne Cocktail

As you all know it's "Champagne Month" here at Fashionably Bombed.  And today we're taking our champagne south of the border.  But not to one of those scary border towns like Juarez, we're going all the way to Mexico City BABY!  And in case you didn't spend New Year's Eve with us (you were TOTALLY invited!), we had an informal Champagne Cocktail making competition, and this was one of the winning combos!  The inspiration???  While living in Mexico City, Flannery learned something very insightful about Mexicans...wait for it...they like GRAPEFRUIT.  Consider yourself cultured!!!

 
Mexico City Champagne Cocktail

Makes 1

Champagne
1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
½ ounce simple syrup
Pinch of freshly grated grapefruit zest
Pinch of red chili pepper flakes

To a champagne flute add grapefruit juice, simple syrup, grapefruit zest and red chili pepper flakes.  Top with champagne and stir.  Salud!

Flannery at Teotihuacán just outside of Mexico City

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January is Champagne Month!

Go to the gym? Learn Spanish? Get organized?  BAH!  It's time to make a New Year's resolution that you can actually stick to- DRINK MORE CHAMPAGNE!  For our New Year's Eve celebration we piled up the bar with crazy mixers of all sorts and let our guests go wild!  Now it's your turn to invent your own signature Champagne Cocktail...
Just a small sampling of the ingredients we experimented with:

Rose water
Orange blossom water
Chocolate extract
Peppermint extract
Star-Anise simple syrup
Vanilla bean simple syrup
Simple syrup
Raspberries
Blackberries
Wasabi
Midori
Vanilla vodka
Maraschino cherries
Butterscotch schnapps
Grenadine
Chili pepper flakes
Freshly squeezed grapefruit, lemon & orange juices
Vanilla beans
Cupcake sprinkles
Chambord
Ginger liqueur
Pomegranate juice
Campari
Limoncello
Amaretto
Saffron

Start with a glass of champagne and mix in whatever suits your fancy or floats your boat or rocks your world!  And stay tuned for some of our best and, ahem, most interesting creations!

You are now officially on a 24-hour champagne diet:



Happy New Year!!!
The future's so bright, we gotta wear 2011 shades!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Top 10 Fashionably Bombed Moments of 2010!

Watch as we count down our top 10 Fashionably Bombed moments of 2010!


On Katherine: Dress by Diane Von Furstenburg
On Flannery: Dress by Notte by Marchesa

Happy New Year!!!

Love,
The Fashionably Bombed Girls
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