Apparently, KFC just caught wind of the Great Mixology Trend of 2009. To celebrate the discovery, the fried chicken giant is pushing three gravy based cocktails recipes: The Gravy Mary, The Southern Twist, and The Finger Licking’ Sour. Yes, you read that right… Gravy. Based. Cocktails.
The drinks are billed under the tagline, “Gravy so good you can drink it” and the campaign targets only the UK. In interviews, the company portends that they are so cutting edge that they are actually cashing in on “the popularity of the stock-tail.” Uh? OK.
Editor’s Note: In case you’re wondering, that sour does contain both egg white and gravy.
The drinks will not be available in KFC restaurants. This is strictly for the motivated home bartender. But, you should really just read the recipes for yourself. So, scroll on down…
The Gravy Mary
• 50ml Vodka
• 20ml KFC Gravy
• Spice mix: 20ml Worcester sauce, 3 drops Tabasco, 3 grinds white pepper, pinch of
celery salt, pinch of paprika, half teaspoon horseradish cream
• 15ml Fresh lemon juice
• 90ml Tomato juice
• To garnish: Celery, Popcorn Chicken
• Without Vodka (same quantities as above but with 140ml Tomato Juice)
1 To create the spice mix, grab a tall glass and pour Tabasco sauce, Worcester sauce, white pepper, celery salt, paprika, and horseradish cream into it. Cover firmly and shake.
2 Next, add your vodka and the spice mix and pour in the lemon juice, tomato juice and mix again
3 Add in your KFC Gravy into the mix, stir all of the ingredients together and pour into a fresh highball glass.
4 Finish with celery and a small skewer of popcorn chicken.
The Finger Lickin’ Sour
• 100ml KFC Gravy
• 400ml Mezcal
• 15ml Cherry liqueur
• 25ml Fresh lemon juice
• 10ml Orange marmalade
• Pinch of salt
• Pinch of pepper
• X1 Egg white
• To garnish: Thyme Sprig
1 Pour the mezcal and the KFC Gravy into a tall glass. Cover firmly and shake.
2 Place the glass into the freezer and freeze for three hours
3 Once frozen, pour the gravy infused mescal through a strainer and clean cloth into a fresh glass
4 Squeeze the lemon into the glass, add the marmalade, salt & pepper and egg white then shake again
5 Pour the cocktail mixture into a martini glass and sprinkle with thyme to finish
The Southern Twist
• 50ml Kentucky Bourbon
• 60ml Fresh hot KFC Gravy
• x2 Grinds black pepper
• x2 teaspoons granulated brown sugar
• x4 teaspoons dried parsley
• To garnish: Parsley and brown sugar rim
To create your parsley & brown sugar rim:
1 Chop the parsley and mix with the brown sugar in a bowl
2 Cut the lemon and coat the rim of the glass with it
3 Dip the rim of the glass into the chopped parsley and brown sugar mixture
To create your cocktail:
1 Add ice cubes and your Kentucky Bourbon to your rocks glass
Finally pour your KFC Gravy into the glass, give it a mix and enjoy