A cold winter evening is a wonderful occasion forhome-party with friends. To the party was not boring and banal, we offer you 10 unusual recipes for cocktails with a product that lives in almost every refrigerator - ketchup! Unlike tomato juice or pasta, ketchup has a vivid taste and aroma and allows the creative person to make a furor in any company with a certain amount of imagination. It should be remembered that the taste of tomatoes will become one of the basic components. Therefore, we should carefully consider the choice of ketchup: it must be necessarily natural, that is, it should consist only of tomatoes, natural vinegar and spices, such as Heinz. The warning is very topical, as some modern manufacturers use cheaper squash instead of tomatoes, apples or pumpkin, and then tint and flavor them, leading to a tomato taste, smell and consistency. So, let's start with an aperitif. Feel like a real bartender, mixing several spectacular cocktails with vodka, gin, sambuca, tequila or cognac, spending on each less than three minutes. In an amicable way, it would be nice to periodically organize parties, get a shaker and a measuring cup in the house, although if you can boast of a good eye, then you will completely manage without these bells and whistles. So, let's start with the classics. Bartenders have such a thing as "oyster" (from the English word "oyster"). This is a cocktail, in which, of whatever it is, a whole raw yolk must necessarily float - outwardly reminiscent of an oyster in a shell. Drink in one gulp, so the volume of the cocktail should be small.
Cocktail "Oyster" - "Oyster"
Ingredients:20 grams of vodka, 15 grams of natural ketchup, 1 chicken egg, parsley, salt and pepper. Preparation: Separate the chicken yolk (it is worthwhile to practice in advance, because it must keep the shape and not spread). All other ingredients should be placed in a shaker or any deep dish. Stir well and pour into a cocktail glass. Then gently, for example, in a tablespoon, transfer the yolk there. On top you need to salt and pepper (and then, and another - at the tip of the knife, or just to taste), sprinkle very finely chopped parsley. Based on the classic "Oysters" professional bartenders and chefs prepare their own cocktails, adding a couple of new ingredients.
Cocktail "Yellow Oyster" - "Yellow Oyster"
Ingredients:30 grams of vodka, 5 grams of natural ketchup, Dijon (French) mustard and "Watcers" sauce (evening) and 1 quail egg. Preparation: Separate the yolk of quail eggs. All other ingredients should be placed in the shaker. Stir well and pour into a cocktail glass. Then carefully transfer the yolk. Or, if you want, another oyster, this time in general meadow - usually the cocktail carries the half-translated name "Meadow oyster."
Cocktail "Meadow Oyster" - "Meadow Oyster"
Ingredients:25 g cognac, 1 chicken egg, 1 teaspoon ketchup (or ketchup chili), salt and pepper on the tip of the knife. Preparation: Separate the yolk from the protein. All other ingredients should be placed in the shaker. Stir well and pour into a cocktail glass. Then gently transfer the yolk, sprinkle it with lemon juice or wine vinegar. If desired, sprinkle finely chopped parsley or basil. And if you add lemon and tomato juice to the classic "Oyster", you will get "Shaman" already.
Cocktail Shaman - Shaman
Ingredients:20 grams of vodka, 1 chicken egg, 1 tablespoon tomato juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ketchup (or ketchup chili), salt and pepper on the tip of the knife. Preparation: Separate the yolk from the protein. All other ingredients should be placed in the shaker. Stir well and pour into a cocktail glass. Then carefully transfer the yolk. If desired, you can sprinkle very finely chopped parsley or cilantro, given that both of these herbs have a strong characteristic taste and smell.
Cocktail "Red bad" - "Bad Red"
Ingredients: 50 grams of gin, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of ketchup, 100 ml of tomato juice, ice cubes, salt and pepper. Preparation: Mix gin, tomato juice and ice (2-3 cubes) in a shaker, pour into a highball, add the remaining ingredients. It is recommended to drink through a straw.
Cocktail "Dragon's Breath" - "Dragon's Breath"
Ingredients: 30 grams of vodka, 2 teaspoons of tomato ketchup (or ketchup chili), crushed ice. Preparation: Put the ingredients in a shaker, mix well. Pour into a pile. To drink in one gulp. The obligatory ingredient of the next cocktail, called "Kibitka" or "Wagon", is a liqueur on herbs. If you like the taste, be sure to buy a couple of bottles for future use: this liquor is useful for making several interesting cocktails.
Cocktail "Kibitka" - "Wagon"
Ingredients: 50 g of strong liquor on herbs, for example, the Czech "Becherovka" or the German "Jägermeister", at the very least, the "Riga balsam", diluted with water in a ratio of 2: 1 (the main thing is that the taste is bitter-tart, the aroma is palpable herbal, and strength - at least 35%), 1 teaspoon of tomato ketchup (or 2 drops of chili ketchup), pepper on the tip of the knife. Preparation: Pour liqueur into a glass, add ketchup and mix (or drop ketchup chili and do not mix). To drink in one gulp.
Cocktail «Red Lutsian» («Red perch») - «Red Snapper»
Ingredients: 50 grams of gin, 125 ml of tomato juice, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of tomato ketchup (or 1 teaspoon of chili), 2 drops of "Wochester" sauce, salt and pepper on the tip of the knife. Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a shaker with several pieces of ice. Fill the cocktail with a tall glass, leaving the ice in the shaker.
Cocktail "Red Dog" - "Red Dog"
Ingredients:20 g light sambuki, 20 g light tequila, 1 teaspoon ketchup, diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 1, pepper on the tip of the knife. Preparation: Pour into a tall narrow glass of sambuku, lower the knife with a wide blade into the glass and carefully, pour the ketchup, pepper, carefully pour tequila on the knife. The idea is to have a three-layered cocktail. But no - stir everything with a stick and stick a merry straw.
Cocktail "Tequila Maria" - "Tequila Maria"
Ingredients:25 g of light tequila, 50 ml of tomato juice, 10 ml of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of ketchup (or ketchup chili), salt and pepper at the tip of the knife, ice. Mint and lime slice for decoration and aroma. Way of preparation: Put several ice cubes in a high glass, pour all the ingredients there, mix. Depending on the preferences, decorate with a lime slice, a sprig of mint or a stalk of celery. For a snack! In spite of the fact that alcohol is a high-calorie item, many people have a serious appetite after drinking. Of course, you can take care of and order pizza or sushi in advance or make a snack yourself.
French sandwich "The Parisian snack"
Ingredients: baguette, tomatoes, garlic, ketchup, cheese, ham, sausage salami and dry Provencal herbs. Preparation: Heat the oven to 150 ° C. Baguette cut diagonally along. Lay on it slices sliced fresh tomatoes, on top, alternating - salami, ham and cheese, then decorate with ketchup, grated cheese, sprinkle with Provencal herbs. Foam or paper for baking pan or frying pan, put sandwiches on it, put it in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Appetizer Haute cuisine If there is a desire to thoroughly become uncomfortable and make friends and colleagues in a state of shock, having submitted a cooked dish of high cuisine with their own hand, you will have to stock up products abruptly. But the effect will be stunning.
Salad-cocktail with ketchup and vodka "Let's open Russia"
Ingredients: ¼ cup tomato ketchup, 40 g marinated shrimp or cancer necks, ½ pc. salad onion, 10 grams of fennel, 30 grams of celery stalks, 40 grams of peeled and chopped cherry tomatoes, ½ teaspoon "Wochester" sauce, ½ teaspoon horseradish, 1 teaspoon vodka, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon grape seed oil , lettuce, basil, black pepper ground, lime, a pinch of sugar. Preparation: Stalks of celery, fennel, salad onion cut into small cubes and marinate in grape seed oil, mixed with half of lime juice and sugar. Tomatoes marinate in olive oil with lime juice and chopped basil. Then add ketchup, horseradish, "Wochester" sauce, vodka, season with black pepper and mix well. Serve in cocktail glasses or small salad bowls, catching shrimp on the edge and decorating with basil leaves.