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Whisky “Banana Parfait” with Roasted Maple-Pecans

Whisky “Banana Parfait” with Roasted Maple-Pecans

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss pecans, maple syrup and salt on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake until maple syrup is caramelized and pecans are toasted, 10-15 minutes. After pecans have cooled, rough chop and set aside.
2. Bring whiskey, white and brown sugar, and butter to a boil in a large skillet. Turn off heat and stir mixture to dissolve sugar.
3. Return to medium heat and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. Add bananas and stir occasionally until bananas have softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let bananas and sauce cool in skillet.
4. Layer bananas and sauce, pecans, and yogurt in small mason jars. Serve immediately.
Chef Tip:
Be careful not to move pan with whisky rye while cooking, pan may flame up.

Ingredients
1 cup pecan halves
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Pinch of kosher salt
¾ cup rye whiskey
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt

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Watermelon Iced Vodka Cooler

Watermelon Iced Vodka Cooler

Instructions
WHAT TO DO
In a large blender puree the watermelon. Strain purée through a very fine sieve set over a pitcher, discarding the solids.
Whisk in your choice of vodka, the Triple Sec, and the fresh squeezed lime juice.  Pour the cooler into long-stemmed glasses filled with ice cubes.
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ lb. sweet seedless watermelon, discard rind and cut flesh into cubes
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ¼ cup triple Sec
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 5 fresh mint tops for garnish
  • Sugar (optional)
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Italian Ice Root Beer Float

Italian Ice Root Beer Float

Instructions

WHAT TO DO

Spoon Italian ice into a tall glass. Slowly stir in almond milk and root beer.

Serve with straws.

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces root beer shaved Italian ice
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 bottle of root beer
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Old Fashion

Old Fashion

Instructions

Old Fashion

Recipe provided by Mytch Law, Napa River Grill

WHAT TO DO

1.    Place sugar cube in a rocks glass.  Add bitters and 1/4 ounce of bourbon.  Muddle until there’s a nice paste.

2.   Add remaining bourbon and lemon peel.  Stir.  Add ice and stir until the lemon peel rises to the top.  Drink through the lemon for best taste.

Ingredients
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2-3 dashes of bitters
  • 1 whole lemon peeled and wrapped into a rose shape
  • 2oz of 100+proof bourbon (make sure its bourbon)
  • Ice
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Power Post Yoga Smoothie

Power Post Yoga Smoothie

Instructions

Method

–      Place everything in a blender and puree until smooth

–      If smoothie is too thick, add more liquid, if it is not thick enough, add more frozen bananas

Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen bananas, chopped
  • 2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 ginger, peeled cubed
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds