Ree Drummond appeared in a discovery + vacation special called Hometown stories. During the miniseries, The Pioneer Woman introduced new recipes that will be on the holiday menu at The Mercantile. Here are some of the delicious additions to the menu.
Ree Drummond, sister and mom shared Christmas Mule cocktails
During the second episode of Hometown stories (titled “Christmas Sleepover”), Drummond’s sister, Betsy, and mother, Gerre, joined her for a girls’ weekend. They kicked off the festivities with Christmas Mule cocktails.
Drummond says Sherlock (also known as Samuel Steed), the bartender at P-Town (Drummond’s pizzeria), made the cocktails. Sherlock begins by adding crushed ice to the shaker. Then he adds spice and ginger vodka, an ounce of lime juice, half an ounce of grenadine, and an ounce of blood orange juice. Then he shakes the mixture and filters it into the cup. Sherlock then adds ginger beer on top of the drink. You can find the full recipe and instructions here.
Ree Drummond’s son says Merry Berry Sundae is “like a blast”
Each year, Drummond chooses some of the desserts that will be part of the Mercantile’s holiday menu. This year, with the help of her youngest son, Todd, she had the task of choosing between the Merry Berry Sundae and the Cookies for Santa Sundae.
The Merry Berry Sundae has a lot of elements that make it very interesting. Michael Calhoun, Managing Director of P-Town and Charlie’s, says everyone loves berries, so he came up with the Merry Berry Sundae. He starts by placing strawberry, bilberry, and black cherry ice cream in a mug.
Calhoun then covers the ice cream with marshmallow cream. After that, it covers the cream and ice cream with berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and raspberries). It completes the sundae by drizzling with red and green chocolate ganache. You can find the full ingredients and directions on the Food Network website.
Calhoun also created the Cookies for Santa Sundae. It starts by placing cookies and cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, and mint and chocolate chip ice cream in a bowl. Then he pours hot caramel and hot fudge over the ice cream.
For Santa’s “hat”, Calhoun makes waffle cone batter and adds cocoa and red food coloring. He decorates the hat of the ice cream cone by adding marshmallow cream around the top of the cone so that it looks like the fur around Santa’s hat. Then he places a chocolate chip cookie on the side of the ice cream. A marshmallow is placed at the end of the cone, which is supposed to look like the pom pom at the end of Santa’s hat. Finally, red and green sprinkles are placed on the sundae. You can find the full ingredients and directions here.
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