It’s that time of year again when the kids go back to school and start shaking up their cocktails!
Please check out my appearance on Food Network’s The Kitchen premiering this Saturday, August 20th at 11am – “Kitchen Academy” on the Food Network. Tune in to see it again August 28th and August 29th.
The Kitchen Academy is back in session with Sunny’s easy as 1-2-3 Pizza, banana bread recipes from Marcela and Katie, and tips on how to make kids’ lunch box foods into crafts. Then, Geoffrey teaches Jungle Book star Neel Sethi how to make Burrata Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigianino and Basil and Food Network’s Justin Warner stops by with easy food science projects for your kids. Finally, comedian Carey Reilly shares “Lunch Box Cocktail” ideas using foods your children bring home from school.
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Lunch Box Item: Juice Box
Juice Box Cosmo
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Triple Sec
1/2 fresh squeezed lime
1 1/2 oz Tropical Punch or Cranberry juice
Lunch Box Item: Tortilla Chips
I had something like this at the Las Ventanas Resort in Los Cabo, Mexico. This is a typical Margarita but instead of Tequila it’s with smokey Mezcal.
Pour ingredients over a shaker filled with ice…
1 oz lime juice
1oz simple syrup
2 oz Mezcal
Crush and bake nacho tortilla chips until dark, add sea salt and coat the rim of the glass
Garnish with a chip
Lunch Box Item: Lemonade and Raspberries
Raspberry Lemon Drop
Ingredients 2oz. Grey Goose Vodka
2 TBSP of instant lemonade
A splash of lemon lime soda
Preparation: Muddle raspberries and lemonade in a shaker.
Add vodka, lemon lime soda and ice.
Shake and serve in a instant lemonade sugar-rimmed glass.