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These Duck Confit Pancakes Are Topped With Jägermeister Maple Syrup


Photo by Marc Kharrat

If there’s anyone who can blow your mind with just a flick of the whisk, it’s Chef Frank DeLoach. One minute, he’s in the kitchen, relaxing after a night of partying with his chef friends while simultaneously prepping for the day ahead. By the next, DeLoach has dived head-first into the creation of his next greatest meal.

Combining a strong knowledge of spirits with a fiery passion for the delicious, he’s proven before that one can, and should, experiment with Jägermeister as a key ingredient in savory dishes (via a Currywurst Poutine). And now, to our delight, we got him back in the kitchen to do it again; this time, he incorporates Jägermeister into a tangy orange maple syrup with toasted fennel seeds, which ultimately graces a magnificent stack of duck confit pancakes.

Duck confit, cured overnight with spices, coriander seeds, orange peel and fat, then cooked and served with pancakes and that mouth-watering Jägermeister syrup? That’s Frank, all right, getting our tastebuds all hot and bothered before we can even say “quack”—thankfully, he also teaches us how to use Jägermeister in a Dark Collins Cocktail for a sweet cool down.

Duck Confit Pancakes with Jägermeister Syrup

Part I: Duck Confit

4 duck legs

16 oz duck fat

1/2c salt

1/2c sugar

1 orange, peel only

1 tsp black peppercorns

1 tsp coriander seeds

2 cloves garlic

1 large sprig thyme

1 large sprig rosemary

1) Cure the duck one day prior to cooking. Combine the legs, orange peel, salt, sugar and all spices together and mix well. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight.

3) When ready to cook, rinse duck off and pat dry.

4) Place duck into a big dish. Cover with liquid duck fat and cook in the oven at 300F for 2-3 hours until tender and able to be pulled apart. Allow to cool in its fat for at least 2 hours before use.

Part II: Jägermeister Syrup

⅓ part toasted fennel seeds

3 full oranges, peeled & segmented (save the centers)

4 parts pure maple syrup

1 sage leaf

1 part Jägermeister

1) Begin by cooking off the alcohol in the Jägermeister. Add fennel seeds & centers to the oranges, and top with maple and add sage leaf.

2) Cook on medium heat until everything has broken down. After about 10 minutes, the sauce will have slightly reduced.

3) Strain mixer into a clean container, and press on solids to get as much flavor as possible.

Part III: Pancakes:

1 ½ c flour

3 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

1 ¼ c whole milk

1 egg

1 egg white; stiff peaks

3 tbsp melted butter

1) Mix dry ingredients well, set aside.

2) Whisk egg and milk together.

3) Whip egg white to a stiff peak. Combine the wet with the dry, then fold in egg white & melted butter. Let sit in the fridge for a half hour.

Making the dish:

1) Set your griddle on medium high heat. Take the duck confit and start getting it slightly crispy on the flat top.

2) Next to that, use the duck fat to begin cooking the pancakes. Plop about two 3-oz scoops of cake batter on the grill, and place duck inside the cakes as if you were making blueberry pancakes.

3) Flip the cakes when the sides are bubbly — about 3 minutes for each side.

4) To plate: take a cake, place it on the plate. Place a little nob of butter on top, then take the second cake and place on top.

5) Add any extra duck right on top of the cakes. Drizzle syrup over and garnish with the orange segments from earlier, and herbs like mint or fennel if desired.


Photo by Marc Kharrat

Dark Collins Cocktail

1 pt Jägermeister

½ pt gin

Amaretto cherries

¾ pt lemon juice

¾ pt simple syrup

Cherry syrup

1) Throw cherries into a shaker; smash them a bit.

2) Top with remaining ingredients, and a full shake of ice. Strain into a collins glass over ice and top with soda.

3) Garnish with amaretto cherries… and stay classy.


Photo by Marc Kharrat

DRINK RESPONSIBLY Jägermeister® Liqueur 35% Alc./Vol. Imported by Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. New Rochelle, NY. Intended for individuals of legal purchase age, and should not be forwarded to individuals below the legal purchase age.

Created in partnership with Jägermeister


3 MAGICAL Cocktails That Let You Play With Dry Ice, Fire & Smoke


Have you ever wished you could just reach right through the screen of your favorite video game, grab all those glimmering gold tokens, sparkly gemstones, and other shiny reward items, and bring them back with you into the real world? Perhaps as little souvenirs? Maybe it’s just me, but the concept of bringing fictional creations to life just seems so…magical.

And when it comes to magic, King Digital Entertainment’s mobile game Bubble Witch 2 Saga (iOS / Androidis about as  magical as it gets!  So, let’s just take a second to appreciate the fact that we’ve been graced with three enchanting cocktail recipes, which were actually inspired by three potions used in the game. Below is where you’ll find a mini spell-book for brewing up the perfect Oracle, Sparkle Shower, and Aiming Line potions, each incorporating Earthen elements like fire, smoke, and ice, so too you can embrace your inner Bubble Witch.




In Bubble Witch 2 Saga, the Oracle potion is coveted for its ability to add extra bubbles to the shooter queue, allowing you to last longer in a level. This Oracle is coveted for its strong fruity taste and red-hot look, thanks to a combination of gin, Campari, pomegranate liqueur, and specially-prepared egg white. Did we mention it’s made with fire? Full recipe here.

Aiming Line

shower-dry ice

The Aiming Line potion is meant to enhance bubble-popping precision and accuracy in Bubble Witch 2 Saga. Its cocktail version takes inspiration from the potion’s gorgeous blue color to yield an ocean of hues of bubbly blues, complete with an eerie layer of “mist” from floating chunks of dry ice. Get the details here.

Sparkle Shower


Glowing just as golden bright as the actual Sparkle Shower potion, this cocktail explodes with intense and juicy flavors of Pimms, Scotch, sweet honey, grapefruit and lemon juices, and San Pellegrino Aranciata. A clever smoke-and-strain trick to finish off the drink will give it that extra sparkle. Here’s how you can make it.

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This Awesome Cocktail Recipe Calls For FIRE And SMOKE

Glowing brighter than a shooting star, the Sparkle Shower is here to make all of your drinkable dreams come true. It’s modeled after the golden Sparkle Shower potion in Bubble Witch 2 Saga (on Android and iOS), and just one sip is sure to make you sparkle as well!

With a combination of Pimms, Scotch, honey, lemon and grapefruit juices, and San Pellegrino Aranciata, you can brew up your very own Sparkle Shower without touching a single wand. A quick trick to create smoke at the top will give the potion a magical finish.


Sparkle Shower

1.5oz Pimms

.5oz Scotch

.75oz Lemon Juice

.5oz Grapefruit Juice

.5oz Honey

3 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata

Lemon Peel, for garnish


Glass vessel with wide mouth

Piece of wood (almond, oak, mesquite, etcetera — chips or planks)


1)   Prepare the cocktail: combine all drink ingredients in a shaker. Set aside.

2)   Light the wood and place the glass or vessel over burning embers to trap smoke inside. You can even choose to use the drinking glass you intend to serve the finished cocktail in, but if using the glass directly, the effect will be lesser than in a separate vessel.

3)   Capture a large, dense amount of smoke and strain cocktail in vessel before service. The strained cocktail will push smoke out of the vessel and fill it with the wood character.

4)   Serve immediately.

fireLight the wood

red-smoke2Place the glass or vessel over burning embers to trap smoke inside


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Here’s How You Can Use FIRE To Make This RED-HOT Cocktail

Behold the “Oracle,” an original cocktail inspired by the bubblific Oracle potion in Bubble Witch 2 Saga. This hot pot burns as passionate and crimson red as flame itself!

What gives the drink its edge is its spicy mix of gin, Campari, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, and egg white. What gives the drink its spark is using actual fire! In this recipe, the Oracle harnesses the power of fire to whip up one epic, energetic potion that’s sure to get you fired up too.

Embrace this playful element to create drinks with fiery flair—safely—with the following instruction. Note that when it comes to preheating the glass or spirit, this technique should only be used for lower proofs, since you run the risk of shattering your glass.



.5oz Gin

1oz Campari

.5oz Pomegranate liqueur

Stagg Jr Bourbon Whiskey

.5oz Lemon Juice

1 Egg White

1oz IPA reverse dry whipped into egg white and double strained for a red “cotton candy-like” head

Orange peel

Raw sugar, to garnish rim


Coupe glass

Shaker tin

Double strainer

Hawthorne strainer


Fire extinguisher, for safety

1)   Combine all drink ingredients in a shaker minus the whiskey, orange, sugar garnish, and fire—that comes in a second.

2)   Make sure you have everything you need in reach before you put ice in the shaker, including the double strainer, Hawthorne, lighter, fire extinguisher. This is for time—the glass WILL break if you let it burn too long.

3)   Add ice and whiskey to your glass, then light it up. Place the orange peel on the rim of the glass to get it nice and toasty. Shake up the tin and set your Hawthorne next to your double strainer ready to go.

4)   Grab the orange peel and express its oil right over the flame, dropping it in the glass as it flairs up. Immediately grab the shaker and double strain over the flame to douse it out.


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Here’s How To Use Dry Ice In This Halloween ‘Potion’ Cocktail

If you’re in need of a serious power boost, consider the Aiming Line, a “potion” drink based off the Aiming Line potion in Bubble Witch 2 Saga. If you’re lucky, it just might enhance your strength and precision too, just like the real Aiming Line!

This cocktail certainly kicks things up a notch with a formula consisting of vodka, Contratto Bianco, prosecco, and Giffard Curaçao to yield a hue of deep sea blue. Chunks of dry ice sit at the top of the ocean-like “potion” like icebergs as they dissipate into a foggy mist. Bottoms up!

shower-dry ice

Aiming Line

.75 oz Vodka

1oz Contratto Bianco

0.25-.50oz Giffard Blue Curaçao

.5oz Lemon

2 oz Prosecco

Dry Ice

Blueberries, for garnish


Dry Ice

Protective gloves

Ice chipping tool

1)   Combine all drink ingredients with the exception of dry ice and Prosecco in a shaker and mix. Then, strain liquid into a glass.

2)   Using non latex plastic gloves and a chipping tool, break dry ice into medium pieces (think regular, crushed ice) and add to drink.

3)   Pour Prosecco over drink contents to activate the smokey effect of the dry ice. The simple trick creates a grand effect that doesn’t impact the flavor, but instead will give the potion an eerie layer of thin mist.

blue-dry icePour Prosecco over drink contents to activate the smokey effect of the dry ice

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Your Favorite Disney Characters Imagined As Boozy Cocktails

Glass Slipper

Your favorite Disney characters just got a boozy makeover.

Taking their personalities and color schemes into consideration, Bartender Cody of Cocktails by Cody has imagineered some amazing Disney themed drinks that pay homage to classic characters. Cody has only recreated a handful of Disney characters at this point but with an expansive collection of movies to choose from he’ll have no problem dreaming up new ideas.

So far Cody has crafted boozy drinks based off of Disney Princesses Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, and Mulan. Of course no Disney movie is complete without an evil villain, which is why Cody also created cocktails for Jafar, Ursula and Hades.

Porcelain Warrior

Personally, I’m dying to try the Porcelain Warrior, which is made up of cherry sake, lychee syrup, mango vodka and served with a whole lychee fruit. The Mushu sounds more up Foodbeast’s alley with its Bloody Mary-esque style complete with our favorite rooster sauce.

Sirens Song

According to Cody’s Facebook page some of his creations can be modified to better suit the underage crowd, such as the Ariel themed Siren’s Song drink. Simply exclude all the booze and blend up some juice or colored Kool-Aid in its place, but keep the Swedish Fish because that’s just fun.

If you’re wondering how to make these drinks at home don’t fret, Cody is working with YouTube channel Tipsy Bartender to share his magical recipes so keep an eye out for those videos coming soon.

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Cocktail Rings for Cocktail Drinkers

What you’re looking at is part of the Limelight Paradise Collection from upscale diamond jeweler Piaget. These cocktail rings were designed to depict actual thirst-quenching mixed alcoholic drinks. The Blue Hawaiian uses a blue topaz for the drink, and a white chalcedony palm tree with a yellow sapphire set in the middle. The Sex on the Beach ring displays a pink tourmaline as the drink and a peridot for the lime. Ladies, if you get friendly with these drinks on a regular basis, then these rings are for you. For guys, if your woman loves Sex on the Beach [/pun] then you already know what to get her for your next special occasion. (Via Piaget/IncredibleThings)