Berry Punch Jelly Shot, a glistening convergence of many good things . . .
Hope everyone is doing well! I'm a bit giddy. The book officially comes out tomorrow! (Amazon.com has been shipping pre-orders early - yay! I have heard from many of you that your books have arrived - hope you are enjoying!) The thought of seeing JSTK right there on the shelf of my local bookstore is exciting! Not that I have plans to rise at dawn and hit every bookseller in the Twin Cities metro - no, not all all . . . Don't be silly. That would be time consuming AND unbecoming. Besides, were I to embark on such a quest, Intern Doug would have absolutely nothing to to do tomorrow! (Kidding of course. Intern Doug has plenty to do - dishes, silicone molds to polish and floral aprons to iron.)
A row of Bramble Jelly Shots, a la Toby Cecchini, beckons . . .
I have been dying to have a go at the Bramble Jelly Shot recipe since it first appeared on the NYT blogs in March of this year! A Bramble cocktail is quite divine - a lemon sour base, gin, and a float of blackberry liqueur. The Bramble's translation to gelatin was conducted by noted cocktail expert/bartender/author Toby Cecchini, who also wrote the NYT piece.