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Friday Cocktails

Yummy! Just poured the Friday Cocktail’s as I start my work in the kitchen to pre-pare tonight’s recipe’s for Casaculinarian.com

Thanks for visiting and check out all tonight’s recipes… Please don’t hesitate to hit a the top banner page’s if you like them, they will only help make the site bigger and better! Pair this weeks Friday Cocktail with the Salad link below. Go see all my Friday Cocktails under Friday Cocktails in Categories.

Thanks Jason

Mardi Gras Salad with Cajun Sea Scallops

Super Bowl Themed Cocktail’s

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Good Thursday morning from Casaculinarian.com. As we are only a day away from our Friday Cocktail Hour, I first wanted to share some themed Super Bowl Cocktails I found on the Web. These are not my recipes or my images… Three full days left before Sunday to get ready for your Super Bowl Party!

From top, a Bronco Batch, a Carolina Mint Julep, and a Denver Gold Martini are photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
From top, a Bronco Batch, a Carolina Mint Julep, and a Denver Gold Martini are photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

Mile High Martini’s

The Mile High Martini (Denver Broncos)

Serves 1

Note: DOSA’s lead bartender, Chris Lukens, makes his spiced agave syrup by bringing agave syrup, green cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and sliced bird’s eye chiles to a simmer. Turn off heat, then cover and let steep to desired level of spiciness. Strain and cool completely before using.

1 1/2 ounces Leopold’s Colorado gin

1/2 ounce creme de peche

1/2 ounce housemade spiced agave syrup

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/4 ounce creme de ginger

3 dashes Thai bird’s eye chile tincture

Lime peel, to garnish

Add all the ingredients, except the lime peel, to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then double-strain into a large coupe. Garnish with lime peel.

— Chris Lukens, DOSA, San Francisco

A cup of Panther Punch gets its shimmery purple color from Viniq, a vodka liqueur. Photo: BevMo
A cup of Panther Punch gets its shimmery purple color from Viniq, a vodka
Photo: BevMo

Panther Punch

Serves 8 to 10

1 bottle Viniq Original

15 ounces Schweppes club soda

4 ounces tart sweet and sour mix

4 ounces Grand Marnier

Lemon wheels, to garnish

In a punch bowl, combine the Viniq, club soda, sweet and sour mix and Grand Marnier. Add ice chips and lemon wheels. Serve immediately.

Just wanted to share some fun stuff… Jason

Happy Birthday Millie (Carmela) Bevacqua Mihalik




Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mother… I love her so much and know my Dad up above is toasting some Limonchello to her…

She taught me to start cooking in 6th grade. She was working and would go over the recipe with me the night before. It wasn’t long till I was charging my friends for a Breakfast Menu in the Summer when we were off from school…

Love you Mom,



Coming Today on Casaculinarian.com

Blue Hawaii

Happy Saturday all- We are officially snowed in here in the Pocono’s. So its after 12:00 o’clock

here and almost time to make one of my “Snowed in Saturday Cocktails” the link is below if you haven’t seen it yet.

Winter Blue Margarita

Today’s menu:

Homemade Fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Video- We will make a Baby Arugula Caprese Salad on Hot Flat Bread.

Capesse Salad

Grilled Chicken and Steak Fajita’s

and of coarse Chef Powers wonderful Quesadilla.

Finished chef powers dish

For the Free Pizza update of the day: Mrs. Paz has a large lead from last evening and post this morning…

Enjoy the Day!


Friday’s Featured Cocktail- Mango Hurricane

 Mango Hurricane

This is a great twist on the classic Hurricane. I will pair it with some Dim Sum… These drink recipes are not my recipes, they are cocktails we found on the Web and enjoyed! So we are just passing them on. There will be a “What if we get snowed in Saturday Cocktail” coming later. Keep posted…

1.5 oz. mango rum

1.5 oz. dark rum

orange juice 1.5 oz.

pineapple juice 1 oz.

Grenadine 1 splash

Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

In a Hurricane Cocktail Glass add ice. Pour all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Pour over rocks. Garnish with orange peel and cherry. Pair with Dim Sum. Link below.

Pork Dim Sum


Chef Maurice’s Roasted Salmon and Warm Barley Salad



This this is a nice lite Dish. Serves 4-6 Guests

Roasted Salmon:

Fresh Salmon Fillets 4-6 oz. 4-6 pieces based on your family

paprika 2 tablespoons

salt and pepper taste

Old Bay Seasoning 1 tablespoon

cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon

dry thyme 1/4 teaspoon

parsley 1 teaspoon

olive oil for drizzling

lemon juice 1 tablespoon

white wine 1/4 cup

water 1/8 cup

Mix all seasonings in a small bowl. On a sheet pan pour your wine, water, and lemon juice. Lay Salmon on top. Drizzle Salmon with Olive Oil and coat each piece of fish with seasoning mixture. Bake 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cook to your desired tempeture. Remember well done is 165 degrees. Most people like there Salmon Medium Well. Soft in the middle but cooked.

Barley Salad:

barley soaked 2 cups

fresh spinach 1/2 cup chiffonade (sliced)

sundried tomatoes 1/4 cup julienned and blanched in salted water

fresh parsley chopped 2 tablespoons

fresh basil chiffonade 2 tablespoons

olive oil 1/4 cup

grated parmesan cheese 1/8 cup

lemon juice 2 tablespoons

salt and pepper taste

granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon

onion powder 1/2 teaspoon

Soak Barley in water for 20 minutes prior to cooking it. In a medium pot on medium heat bring water to a boil. Cook barley on medium heat 20-24 minutes or until tender. Drain and add to a mixing bowl. Add all of the rest above ingredients to your mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Serve warm or room temperature, along side of your Roasted Salmon. Thank you Chef Maurice, enjoy!

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New Pizza Dough Update

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Ok, day three and I think I nailed it! Crispy and Light… I think I’m happy with my latest high gluten flour Pizza dough. Looks good, tastes good, and I was able to throw it in the air. It spun beautifully. Coming soon somewhere in the Pocono’s. Paired with traditional Sunday house wine, Chianti. Here’s a couple more pictures… Thanks for reading. Casaculinarian.com

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