MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the
week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)
Perhaps you imbibed a bit too much last night. Especially if you’re a Packers fan…
The old saying “hair of the dog that bit you” is a common theory for curing a hangover. Most people choose a Bloody Mary, but the thick, red drink can be rather upsetting to look at, much less drink when you’re in the midst of a hellacious hangover. The Hair of the Dog cocktail is a great alternative that serves the same purpose: a little bit of alcohol, sour citrus and the hot digestive aid to calm the stomach. Unless you have a Bloody Mary mix on hand, Hair of the Dog is easier to mix, an attribute you’ll appreciate when your head is splitting and stomach is churning. And while you’re at it, you may as well add a nice juicy burger.
Hair of the Dog
- 6 oz Bulldog Gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
- slice of chili pepper
- Pour the Bulldog Gin and Tabasco into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake generously.
- Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
- Garnish with a chili pepper.
Remember to wash your hands well with soap (especially before touching your eyes) if you handle the chili pepper.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Shape the ground beef into three patties. Place the patties in a shallow dish.
- Combine the beer, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, and pepper. Pour the marinade over the burgers. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Flip the burgers over and marinate for an additional 15 minutes.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
- Place the patties on the hot grill and cook for 2 minutes before flipping them over. Cook the burgers to the desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
Laugh, Learn, and Liven up your Taste Buds!