Kitchen Queers Blog


This BLOG is the companion to the KQ web site. http://www.kitchenqueers.com
Here you'll find behind the scenes details about our recipes, cocktails, other ideas in development and more.
Thank you for joining us in our San Francisco kitchen, bar and dining room.

Monday, April 16, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Jalapeno Margarita

Above: The KQ Jalapeno Margarita.

NEW VIDEO: Jalapeno Margarita

Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower gets busy in this episode as he demonstrates all of the steps needed to create the Jalapeno Margarita, including how to make colorful kosher salt. Mixed with sanding sugar, Mitch then shows how to fashion a sparkly salt-sugar rim on the serving glass. Next, Mitch creates an unusual cocktail garnish using a jalapeno pepper segment and a maraschino cherry. The technique of muddling is utilized to infuse the cocktail with plenty of fresh jalapeno flavor, and a double-straining technique is demonstrated which prevents jalapeno seeds from winding up in the finished beverage. KQ partner Chef Philip appears as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 4, Episode 6, Number 66.


Below: Promotional graphic for KQ Season 4, Episode 6.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

ON THE SET: Jalapeno Margarita

Above: KQ partner Chef Philip tries the Jalapeno Margarita.

ON THE SET: Jalapeno Margarita

KQ host Mitch Hightower and partner Chef Philip recently taped the next Kitchen Queers video installment. The images in this post are from the taping on the KQ bar set.

Look for this episode soon on the KQ YouTube® channel.

Below: Mitch has just poured the Jalapeno Margarita. 


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Limoncello Vodkatini Cocktail Tutorial

Above: Graphic for KQ Season 4, Episode 5.

NEW VIDEO: Limoncello Vodkatini Cocktail Tutorial

Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower demonstrates this easy-to-make lemon liqueur cocktail in the latest KQ video. If you are a fan of lemon, you'll love this boozy martini-style beverage.


Below: The KQ Limoncello Vodkatini. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

ON THE SET: Limoncello Vodkatini

Above: KQ host Mitch Hightower on the "bar set".

ON THE SET: Limoncello Vodkatini

Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower is back in the bar to show us how to make a Limoncello Vodkatini. This episode will be available to view soon on the KQ YouTube® channel.


Below: Limoncello is a lemon flavored liqueur. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Taste Testing Bang Bang Sauce

Above: Graphic for KQ Season 4, Episode 4.

NEW VIDEO: Taste Testing Bang Bang Sauce

In the newest KQ video installment, host Mitch Hightower taste tests multiple different versions of Bang Bang Sauce and then shares the recipe for his favorite.


Below: Five versions of Bang Bang Sauce were prepared for this taste testing. 

Above: Bang Bang Sauce is a great used as a dip for French Fries.

Below: We used Bang Bang Sauce as a dressing for a simple spinach salad.