The recipe was simple enough — one part vodka, one part Blue Curaçao and one part lime juice. The challenge was to rim the glasses to give the drinks a festive look. Kamikaze made festive? I know it sounds ironic — ridiculous, even — but, relative to this drink, kamikaze is just a word. There’s no death nor dying involved here — just a brightly-colored delicious cocktail drink.
I thought it would be simple enough like rimming margarita glasses with salt or a mixture of salt and chopped mint leaves (see the mango Margarita post). Just run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glasses, dip in salt or salt and mint, and voila! But when dipping in sprinkles, simply wetting the rim of the glasses won’t make the sprinkles stick.
As you can see in the photo, the sprinkles were unevenly distributed. The glass in the background looks even worse than the one in front with the sprinkles sliding down the glass. Apparently, the glasses have to first be dipped in frosting and then in sprinkles.
But what kind of frosting? I can’t find anything on the web that specifies the kind of frosting. I don’t think anything with butter will do because that will result in an oily mouth feel. Boiled icing will probably do the trick but the problem is that I strongly dislike boiled icing.
So, what’s my solution? I have a theory. Chill the glasses first. Dip the rim in syrup, the cold glass will harden the syrup initially but it should remain sticky enough so that when dipped in sprinkles, the colored little things will stick to the rim. It’s a theory I’m going to experiment with soon. Like, perhaps, tomorrow.