OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recipe Night: Elvis Week!

We've been talking about this since the Bakon Vodka came into our possession. Inspired by the mere thought of getting crazy with some interesting ingredients, we buffed up our blue suede shoes and grew out our sideburns in honor of Lake George's upcoming Elvis extravaganza.

The later years weren't the prettiest and Elvis had some unusual eating habits which allegedly contributed to his untimely demise. Thus the Phat Elvis.

Phat Elvis
2 oz. Bakon vodka
1 oz. chocolate vodka
1 oz. banana liqueur
4 oz. milk or cream
Shake with ice, or blenderize.
We used a straw to apply peanut butter to the inside of the glass. For a more chocolatey experience, drizzle Hershey's syrup into the glass.

Next we're on to The Blue Hawaii, named for the movie, which took place on a pineapple plantation. It's more a Caribbean green, but quite lovely. Ooohhh and it's so very yummy!

Blue Hawaii

1 oz. Banana liqueur
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Bakon Vodka
4 oz. Pineapple juice

Shake with ice and serve commando.

Inspired by the 1963 film Fun in Acapulco starring Elvis, in which his character, Mike, takes up cliff diving in order to impress a woman, girlfriend of a rival. It takes some shots of this to summon up that kind of nerve.

Fun in Acapulco
1 oz. Absolut Citron
1 oz. Absolut Ruby Red
1 oz. Tequila
2 oz. mango nectar (Jumex brand available at WalMart and other fine stores)
2 oz. pineapple juice

Shake over ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

This one's a little less sweet than some of our creations. The tequila dominates.

Never a big Elvis fan, I have a new respect for The King now that I can drink cocktails in his honor.

Cheers and Bottoms Up!
Kim Ladd and Pam Ladd

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