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Kathy Casey, Celebrity Chef, Mixologist Creates Fifty Shades of Grey Cocktail

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Kathy Casey, celebrity chef, mixologist and pioneer in the bar-chef movement. She played a key role in bringing Northwest cuisine and women chefs to national prominence and, as one of the first female executive chefs in the United States, she was named one of Food & Wine’s “hot new American chefs.” She has also been touted as being the original Bar Chef. 

50 Shades of Gin

We created this cocktail for the Heathman Restaurant & Bar and was inspired by the book series 50 Shades of Grey which was written at the Heathman Hotel in Portland. A Sin’sual Seasonal Blend of gin, fresh tangerine, pomegranate juice, lemon, fresh thyme.

Makes 1 cocktail

1/2 a tangerine or clementine (cut crosswise – use 1/4 if large) 1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup*

1/2 ounce POM pomegranate juice
Garnish: fresh thyme sprig – and mini hand cuff garnish “thumb cuffs”

Squeeze tangerine and drop into a mixing glass. Measure in gin, lemon, simple syrup and pomegranate juice. Fill with ice then cap and shake vigorously. Strain drink into a coupe or large martini glass. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig.

*To make simple syrup: combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Store refrigerated.

Recipe by Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen® for the Heathman Restaurant & Bar - www.LiquidKitchen.com