Ms. Shoes and Cocktails,
Long story, but my company is having an “Around the World” day where we have to pick a country/region/place, make food from that area, and then present it to a judge wearing an outfit representative of the area. My team has picked “Outer Space” for our theme. We’ll be making futuristic, astronaut-like food, and someone brought up the idea of a tang drink.
Might you have any ideas for a tang-inspired cocktail? Ideally we would serve it out of a punch bowl. We are also planning on making shot glasses out of ice (someone in the group has the appropriate molds to do so).
Would love to hear your thoughts.
I love your workplace! First, mobile beer carts, now an “Around the World” day where cocktails will be served.
I’ve tried to find something out-of-this-world, given your team has chosen “Outer Space” as your theme. But, it’s been a challenge. In a good way.
I’ve seen this “Jupiter” drink in a few of my cocktail books. Not sure it can be turned into a “traditional” punch, but it looks pretty tasty (and, I know your affection for gin). Tang could certainly be substituted for the OJ. And, since it should be served in a chilled glass, an ice shot glass would be a great touch.
- 1/2 oz Gin
- 1/4 oz French Vermouth (white/clear vermouth)
- 1 tablespoon Orange Juice
- 1 tablespoon Parfait Amour
Shake ingredients well over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Another option that has significantly less ingredients, and much easier to prepare — how about tang and champagne? What do you think they call mimosas in outer space?
Please let me know what you decide!
Update on the “Around the World” office party: LC’s team decided on tang mimosas, and really took their Outer Space theme to a whole other level. Check out their impressive menu. (I forgot to ask about what outfits they wore.)
- Cocktail: Tang Mimosa
- Main dish: Dehydrated steak and potatoes (Grass-fed Cabernet Sauvignon-marinated beef jerky with homemade potato chips)
- Dessert: Fire in ice (Chipotle vanilla ice cream)
- Chef’s gift: Whisky gums (Glenlivet whisky-flavored gummy candy)
Need an outer space themed cocktail? Or something to complement futuristic, astronaut-like food? Try tang mimosas.
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Another tang cocktail! A friend sent me the Buzz Aldrin cocktail, made with tang, peach vodka and triple sec.
It is from a bar in Philly (Continental) that I’ve visited before: https://shoesandcocktails.com/2008/12/21/the-city-of-brotherly-love/. My friend said others seemed to like it, but he didn’t enjoy it as much as the Dean Martin – a Ketel One Martini served with an actual Lucky Strike cigarette.
Continental has the best martinis…love that place :)