In the newest KQ installment, Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower demonstrates his mix for a luscious, deep pink hued, chocolate-raspberry cocktail featuring creme de cacao, vodka and raspberry liqueur. KQ partner Chef Philip appears as the guest taste tester for Season 4, Episode 16, Number 76, (S4E16N76-HD).
ON THE SET: Taping the Chocolate Raspberry Vodkatini Episode
Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower returns to the KQ bar to demonstrate the Chocolate Raspberry Vodkatini cocktail. Featuring the Small Batch Raspberry Liqueur Mitch and partner Philip made in Season 4, Episode 15, Mitch combines the raspberry liqueur with creme de cacao and vodka for a tasty and boozy martini style beverage.
Look for this episode to be available next week on the KQ YouTube® channel.
KQ partner Chef Philip made latkes using grated sweet potatoes, diced onion, a small amount of flour, egg and seasonings. The potato pancakes were cooked in a shallow amount of oil in a pan on the stove top. The results were mighty tasty!
Below: The potato pancake mixture prior to frying.
KQ host Mitch Hightower has been experimenting with making healthier alternatives to deep-fried potato chips. This recipe for baked sweet potato chips required two hours baking time, and Mitch says, "It was worth it". The chips were very crispy and crunchy, while retaining the sweetness and lovely flavor of the sweet potato. Look for this recipe to show up in an upcoming video soon!
In the newest installment of the KQ video series, Kitchen Queers host Mitch Hightower and partner Philip demonstrate their recipe for homemade Raspberry Liqueur. The KQ crew shows how to create both fresh and frozen berry versions, followed by a taste test.
KQ host Mitch Hightower has been using the Small Batch Raspberry Liqueur he and Chef Philip made, (look for directions in the next KQ video). The cocktail on this page contains said raspberry liqueur, chocolate liqueur and vodka.
Mitch says, "You can definitely taste the chocolate and the raspberry. It's got a little tartness and a sweet element and it's nice and boozy. I love it".
Expect to see this cocktail recipe demonstrated in an upcoming Season 4 KQ video.
Above: The shortbread cookies cooling on a wire rack.
RECIPE EXPERIMENTS: Colorful Sanding Sugar Shortbread Cookies
KQ partner Chef Philip loves to bake cookies. This week he made a batch of traditional shortbread cookies and topped them with colorful sanding sugars. The cookies are soft and buttery, and the sugared tops add a little sweetness and crunch.
ON THE SET: Taping the Small Batch Raspberry Liqueur Episode
After waiting for the mixture(s) to steep for a total of six weeks, KQ host Mitch Hightower and partner chef Philip complete the steps to finish the liqueur. Having used both fresh and frozen raspberries in two separate batches, the KQ crew demonstrates every detail involved in the process. Mitch and Philip finish off the video by tasting both versions of the Small Batch Raspberry Liqueur and offering their feedback. Look for this episode coming up later in August on the Kitchen Queers YouTube® channel.