Food containing booze
I will be attending a cops and robbers themed birthday party this weekend. Guests have been asked to bring a food dish. I'd like to kill two birds with one stone and bring a dish that has some alcohol in it too... Any suggestions?
We were recently at a college graduation, and were served pudding shots...I know, but yes, pudding shots. Chocolate pudding whipped with Kahlua and a smidge of whipped cream on top, in a container about the size they give you in the hospital to flip down your pills.
New to me! But I have to say it was trashy-tasty, and if you didn't know it was booze filled you' d probably snack till you drop.
Is that good/bad...depends on your party.
You don't provide a lot of details and leave us in the dark as to what sort of dish with alcohol you want to take. Most seem to have assumed dessert, but there's more to eat than sweet. Here are a few thoughts:
First course: Oysters Rockefeller. They have Pernod in them and are fantastic!
Main courses: Beef Bourguignon and coq au vin both have red wine in them. Cheese fondue with kirsch. I always add some red wine to my marinara sauce. Can't think of many main dishes or party savories you can't add booze to and have it come out tasting like more...
Salads: Use wine instead of vinegar in the dressing. Kirsh in fruit salads.
The alcohol will mostly evaporate in anything heated, but it can still taste great. Chocolate chip cookies with Bailey's Irish Cream in the batter. A cake that is soaked with any liqueur you really enjoy before icing it. Tons of things you can do to spike up food with booze! Have fun!
If you consider Jell-O and maraschino cherries food, I'm running with that definition! How about squirt guns (preferably not made in China with Melamine or other toxic material, but good luck on that) filled with libations. You can figure out an appropriate color code to your tastes. Lemon Drops in yellow, merlot in red, Blue Devils in blue...
In fairness, you have to bring something that actually qualifies as food. Pretzel sticks or rods and dip (cell bars and cement).
Donuts and coffee? Cake with a file/jail cell key baked in it? Sorry when I hear cops and robbers I guess I don't automatically think booze soaked food. There was a Surreal Gourmet Episode where he cooked for a bunch of police and he made "Take it on the Lamb" burgers made to look like donuts: http://www.foodtv.ca/recipes/recipede... Although they don't fufill the 2 birds with one stone requirement of having alcohol... you could make his "coppucinos" and spike them with some Bailey's or Kahlua :)
Bourbon balls, maybe, or pears poached in wine. Once at a bar I had a "tiramisu shot" - not sure exactly what was in it but something along the lines of kahlua with whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top. Probably pretty work-intensive to make all those individual shot glasses, but it was delicious. Maybe chocolate pudding made with kahlua instead of just the alcohol if you want something more squarely in the food (rather than drink) camp.