Archive for November, 2008

Joe McCanta’s Never-Fail Hangover Relief Shake!

November 9, 2008

This is something I’m working on for an up-coming article and thought, do to the nature of the kind folks who visit this blog, I’d pass my never-fail cure on! One other quick note that I’m not using for the article (as it has to be 100% non-alcoholic) is to put 7 strong dashes of Angostura and 7 Peychauds bitters to help as well!

Happy Imbibing,


Joe McCanta’s Never-Fail Hangover Relief Shake!

When we overindulge one of the first things we lose is hydration in our body, followed closely by vitamins C and B. This is a deliciously spicy and hydrating, vitamin-packed morning after cure. We sue C-powered juice, raspberries and pineapple, kidney-cleaning cardamom and cayenne and stomach-soothing ginger and banana which acts as a natural antacid.

50 ml Orange Juice
4 large chunks of Pineapple
8 Raspberries
1 Ripe Banana
1 thin slice of fresh ginger
250 mls Soy Milk
Pinch of Cardamom
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cinnamon

Blend all ingredients for as long as your pounding head can stand it.



November 1, 2008

Wet, soggy and everything I was told London would be today….brrrr! Time to warm up with a couple new cocktails.

The Grandaddy

  • 25mls Apple Jack
  • 30 mls Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Baked Apple Puree**
  • 10 mls Cointreau
  • pinch of fresh nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • dash of Angostura bitters

**Baked Apple Puree
Core and cut 4 apples into thin wheels and cover with brown sugar and Mesquite meal on either side. Hand crush whole cloves and star anise and sprinkle on as well. Back at 350 Degrees for 20 mins or until golden brown and the sugar caramelizes. Set aside and cool. Remove large spice chunks and blend in a vitamix blender with 50 mls Cognac and blend until smooth. Will last 4 days.