This week Fred, with some help from Roger, shows us how to make their very own take on a White Russian, a Demon Rum cocktail called The Black & White.
The Black & White
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 oz Demon Rum
2 oz Espresso
1/2 oz Panela Simple Syrup (infused with Canela--a type of cinnamon)
2 oz half & half
Panela is unrefined whole cane sugar, typical of Central and of Latin America and is easy to find in grocery stores in Philadelphia (and as Fred points out in the video…in the Italian Market)
How to mix:
Pour two ounces of espresso and 1/2 ounce of panela simple syrup into a rocks glass and set aside.
Fill shaker half way with ice, add 1 1/2 ounce Demon Rum and 2 ounces half and half. Shake well. Add ice to your glass of espresso and simple syrup. Strain Demon Rum and half and half into your glass of espresso and simple syrup. Garnish with grapefruit peel and enjoy!
The Hungry Pigeon is new restaurant by chefs Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley.
Philadelphians know Scott from his days working with George Perrier, Steven Starr, and Guillermo Pernot. More recently he was the chef at South Philadelphia Taproom and American Sardine Bar.
Pat started out at Susanna Foo and ¡Pasion!, but we lost him to New York for a while where he worked at Morimoto (NYC) and as a pastry chef at Balthazar Bakery. However, he’s back now and teamed up with Scott on this tasty new endeavor.
What do we love about Hungry Pigeon? Well, first of all, it’s open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner seven days a week!
Second, the food is to die for. It’s comfort food with a gourmet twist. And yes, they do serve pigeon, and it is absolutely divine. Be sure to save room for dessert when you visit. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Desserts, like their regular menu, changes daily, but it appears their One Hundred Dollar Chocolate Cake (served with a glass of Maplehofe Dairy whole milk) will be a staple. Relax…it’s only $10 a slice. The $100 thing is is you want to buy the whole thing…and trust us…you just might.
Be sure to check out the Hungry Pigeon sooner than later and try that Black & White. We think it would go just as nice as a glass of milk with that Chocolate Cake.
743 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
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