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  • Welcome to the Liquid Kitchen

    Kathy Casey is widely regarded as the original bar-chef, and Liquid Kitchen, the beverage consulting agency she founded, stands as a pioneer in bringing the principles of the kitchen into the bar. Liquid Kitchen has something to offer everyone, from exciting recipes for home cocktail enthusiasts to full services for global brands, suppliers and operators.

Cocktail Inspiration from the Philippines!

CNN posted a piece covering 18 inspired cocktails made in the Philippines and 2 of them were created by the Liquid Kitchen!  Both can be tasted at the Raffles Hotel in Makati. The Panutsa Old Fashioned incorporates a panutsa (regional palm sugar that is aged in coconut shells) syrup  that adds an amazing rich flavor.


The Makati Sling
(Photo by Cheryl Tiu/CNN)

And the Luxury Makati Sling,  an inspired variation of the classic Singapore Sling. The drink features gin, tropical flavors, a hint of cherry blossom, and is topped off with a luscious Angostura Foam and 24k edible gold!

If you ever find yourself headed to the Philippines, definitely try these drinks out! -Kathy

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The Drink Nation Experiment!

Calling all cocktail enthusiasts and spirits professionals! Celebrated mixologist Philip Raimondo and I are starting a social reach-out called The Drink Nation Experiment – and we need your help!

Based primarily on Facebook and Twitter, the experiment calls for friends and colleagues to let us know ANYTHING you see that is cool, unique and cutting edge in the land of beverage – from a great cocktail, a unique drink garnish, a new type of coffee service, a tasty non-alcoholic beverage.

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POST IT AND SHARE!

From craft cocktail bars to nightclubs to hotels to dive bars… it’s an amazing scene of cool cocktails, unique beverages and bars out there. Mobile technology and the use of social media makes it even easier to share what’s unique and hot, with friends, family and colleagues.

This 6 month experiment will showcase our findings and picks of the very best of the best in the world of beverage from what you share. We will then narrow the findings to our Top 40 picks presented in a presentation at this year’s Flavor Experience Conference and on the Drink Nation Facebook Page.

So answer this and share with us: what is the coolest thing you’ve seen, drank and experienced around the beverage world?

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Like and share on the Drink Nation Experiment’s Facebook page

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Follow and share on Twitter: @DrinkNationExp

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Follow and tag DrinkNationExp on Instagram

Looking forward to seeing all your great drink discoveries ! -Kathy

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L.A.-Bound with Small Screen and the TASTE Awards!

Elit-Luxury-Martini---High-ResolutionI’m off to LA for the 5th Annual Taste Awards! I can’t wait to see lots of industry friends and make some new ones as well. Small Screen Network, the company who produces my cocktail show, has a lot of show nominations this year – Liquid Kitchen being one of them! Small Screen President Colin Kimball has been nominated for two awards – Best Producer, and Best Director! Congratulations, Colin!

Just having Liquid Kitchen as a finalist in the Best Drink or Beverage Program category is exciting enough!

Thank you to all those that watch my cocktail show, and to Colin and his great crew; it is a pleasure working with you!

In honor of the awards, I am posting this new episode of Liquid Kitchen – the Gold Martini – with lemon and pepper infused vermouth, Stoli Elit vodka, and generously sprinkled with my new Liquid Kitchen Edible Cocktail 23K Gold – it’s a cocktail fitting for the red carpet.

And cheers to a new year filled with prosperity and joy… and a little bling, too!   – Kathy Casey

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I’m in love with Flash Blending!

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That’s right, blending. Now, I am not talking about loads of ice and slushy sweet concoctions. I’m talking about the way they do it in Peru for Pisco Sours… heavy on the spirit, fresh citrus, a dash of simple syrup, egg white and a touch of ice. Then flash blended until thoroughly frothy.

Flash blending was the inspiration for my Snow Drift cocktail – a beautiful (and delicious) example made with botanical Martin Miller’s Gin, fresh lemon juice and housemade Cranberry Ginger Syrup… and of course egg white.

Batched to make 4 cocktails, this is the perfect recipe for a holiday party or a little après-ski get together. So elegant served up in coup glasses and garnished with a cranberry and piece of candied ginger on a pick.

A frothy libation to delight …. like just-fallen snow. – Kathy

 

Snow Drift
Housemade Cranberry Ginger Syrup adds holiday flair to this festive and frothy cocktail. You can also mix the syrup with sparkling water and a squeeze of fresh lemon for the holiday party designated driver.

This recipe easily doubles or pre-batch large amounts of this cocktail by changing ounces to cups. Then blend 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of the pre-mix with 1/2 cup of ice.

Makes 4 cocktails

4 ounces (1/2 cup) Martin Miller’s Gin
1 1/2 ounces (3 Tbsp.) fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces (3 Tbsp.) Cranberry Ginger Syrup (recipe follows)
1 1/2 ounces (3 Tbsp.) pasteurized or organic egg white
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1 cup ice
Garnish: candied ginger and cranberry on a pick (optional)

Measure cocktail ingredients into a high-quality blender such as Vitamix with ice. Blend on high until ice is totally blended and drink is frothy. Pour into coup glasses. Garnish with candied ginger and cranberry on a pick if desired.

Cranberry Ginger Syrup
Makes about 20 ounces or enough for 12 cocktails.

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
4 tsp. finely grated orange zest
4 tsp. finely minced fresh ginger
2 cups water
2 cup sugar

Place ingredients into a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 1 minute then turn off heat. Let steep for 30 minutes. Then strain through a fine mesh strainer – pressing out the cranberries. Store in a pretty bottle refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe by Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen®.

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Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen Cocktail Show Gets TASTE Awards Nomination

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We are honored and excited to announce that Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen has been nominated for Best Drink or Beverage Program – Web at the 5th annual TASTE Awards, honoring tastemakers from all areas of the media!  Our wonderful director and producer, Colin Kimball of Small Screen Network, is nominated for Best Director and Best Producer also.

A big Liquid Kitchen thank you to all of our viewers and loyal fans who tune in, engage with, and share Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen – we’re raising a glass to you!

In honor of our nomination, let’s pop open some bubbly and celebrate in style with the Berries and Bubbles cocktail from the Liquid Kitchen!

Cheers! – Kathy

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