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August 9, 2012

Recipe of the Day: Hendricks Cucumber Soup Shooters

Filed under: Cocktails,Gin,Soup — raincoaster @ 10:41 pm
Hendricks gin

Hendricks gin

Cheers to this! In the summer, I can’t get enough of cold soups, and year round I can’t get enough of gin, so for me this might be the very best recipe of the entire year.

Hendricks soup shooters

Hendricks soup shooters

From SomeoneLeftTheCakeOutInTheRain on


When you look at a cucumber, what do you think?  Perfect for tea sandwiches?  Great marinated with vinegar and dill? Over the eyes for depuffing? Something inappropriate for sharing on this site???

I look at a luscious summer cucumber and think, “Man, they’d be awesome mixed with gin and thrown into a soup.”  Just me?

During this point of our vicious Summer, finding big, beautiful, and delicious cucumbers should be a super easy task.  Now all you have to do is round up some other suspects and get them together.

The botanicals, rose, cucumber, and coriander notes of Hendrick’s make it an obvious choice for this soup.  It will be boozy off the bat, so I suggest letting it meld and marinate over night.  Once it has calmed down, the gin brings the cucumber and avocado to a whole nother level.

Cucumber Hendricks Soup Shooters


2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded

1 small ripe avocado

2 scallions sliced, white and green parts

1 garlic clove, minced

1 medium lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons honey, or 2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons Sriracha

2/3 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

1 cup low-fat milk

1/2 cup Hendrick’s gin

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

Now, head on over to the blog to get the instructions. Happy drinking…uh, eating. Uh. Souping.

April 21, 2012

Sunday Food Porn: Soup of the Day

Filed under: Food Porn,Soup — raincoaster @ 10:52 pm
Soup of the Day Tears of our enemies

Soup of the Day Tears of our enemies

I’ll have a double helping!

November 25, 2011

Faux Sho’, Pho That!

Filed under: Asian Food,New York,Noodles,Restaurants,Soup — raincoaster @ 9:29 pm


We’re big fans of the Pronunciation Book videos chez Manolofood, but the visuals are distinctly lacking.

This video, which is basically a YouTube commercial for a New York Pho place, has great visuals and some snappy wordplay. Just what the doctor ordered (and then presumably added bean sprouts and lime to).

From the An Choi Pho Society of New York. My own favorite in Vangroover is Hanoi Pho, and not just because they let me run a tab!

July 1, 2011

Beat the Heat With Simple Dishes

Filed under: Recipes,Soup — Twistie @ 8:22 am

These are the symptoms of heat prostration. As the summer goes on, we’ll feel more and more like the poor dude in that illustration. And yet we will still need to provide food for ourselves and our families and friends.

The good news is that this is also the time of year when you can easily make flavorful dishes without a lot of standing over a hot stove (or barbeque). The even better news is that I’m here to give you simple instructions for two such dishes.


April 7, 2011

How did they know?

Filed under: Asian Food,Food Porn,Japanese Food,New Product,Soup — raincoaster @ 11:47 pm
That's Hot!

That's hot!

You would think this would be a joke. You would be wrong.

This exists: Soup for Sluts instant noodles.

Also exists: Wasted & Broke instant ramen.

Again, how did they know?

Again, how did they know?

Oh, where have you been all my life, Ironically Named Pot Noodle Company???

December 27, 2010

Primordial Soup with Julia Child

Filed under: Celebrity,Soup — Manolo the Shoeblogger @ 12:04 pm

Manolo says, the best touch is when she uses the kitchen knife as the pointer.

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