Good & Plenty Day Cocktails

While I’m recuperating, Heidi from Young Grasshopper is here to celebrate Good & Plenty Day with us … Thx, Heidi :-)

Good & Plenty Licorice Candy

Good & Plenty Licorice Candy – Amazon

Hello, I am Heidi from Young Grasshopper and I am so very excited to have the opportunity to pop by Food Stories again after all these months since I celebrated Blueberry Pie Day with you all this past spring. When CJ asked if I’d like to Guest post while she recuperated I said “ABSOLUTELY, what are my holiday choices oh Queen of Food Holidays?” When I saw Good & Plenty Day I thought HOW FUN! Did you know that Good & Plenty is the oldest branded candy in the United States and has been around since the late 1800s. I guess that is certainly worthy of a Food Holiday!

So, Good & Plenty cookies? The History of Good & Plenty? Nah, that’s not the Grasshopper way… I set off to come up with a cocktail…. I know SHOCKING. And so I set my good & plenty’s to infuse in some Vodka AND some Rum…. options are important….. and I came up with surprisingly a couple great drinks!

THE INFUSION

Good & Plenty with Vodka by Young Grasshopper - Food Stories Blog

Good & Plenty with Rum by Young Grasshopper - Food Stories BlogAs you can see I was VERY scientific in my method…. to the left you can see the very beginning of the “infusion” process and to the right is what I called the Peptobismal stage….

Once the actual licorice disolved, it wasn’t nearly as pretty but it was actually fairly yummy.

So, infusion complete I scoured the Web for ideas…. I kept coming across a drink called “The Good & Plenty”. It called for Sambuca among other things to no doubt create the essence of the G&P…. since I had the actual G&P it seemed that would be overkill but I decided to use the juices they all combined and I really was shocked at how fabulous this drink was…..

THE COCKTAIL

Good & Plenty Cocktail by Young Grasshopper - Food Stories Blog

Young Grasshopper’s Good & Plenty

WHAT YOU NEED:
2 parts infused G&P Vodka
1 part lemon juice
2 parts OJ {I used fresh Clementines}

WHAT YOU DO:
combine all incredients in shaker with ice;
shake Shake, SHAKE
pour into your favorite low ball and ENJOY!

And then, not to be predictable…. but I HAD to try a Mojito…. again, surprisingly FAB!

Good & Plenty Mojito by Young Grasshopper - Food Stories Blog

The Good & Plenty Mojito

WHAT YOU NEED:
2 parts infused G&P Rum
1 part simple syrup
Handful of fresh mint
2 parts Club Soda

WHAT YOU DO:
Muddle your simple syrup and mint.
Add infused rum.
Pack with ice,
top with club soda
and sip a bit of your childhood!

These were super fun and a great way to say CHEERS to Choo Choo Charlie!
Remember him? Pop over to Young Grasshopper and I have a Choo Choo Charlie Treat for you if you do! Thanks again CJ, speedy recovery! XXOO

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  1. GOOD AND PLENTY RUM!? WHAT!?!? I think you just blew my mind. Now I have to try this. I know all alcohol obviously does not taste exactly like the flavor infused in them, but how much Good and Plenty flavor comes through in the rum? Does it just taste like other sweet rums or is it actually different?
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  2. This is just crazy!!!! :) Love it!
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  3. This is great – I don’t think there could be anything more perfect than a cocktail for ‘Good and Plenty Day’!
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  4. Feel better soon, CJ!
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  5. What a gorgeous guest post :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  6. Wow!! That’s some serious recipe. Superlike Heidi!
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  7. You know… it kind of looks like an iced coffee. I would be in for a rude awakening. XD

    Such a cute idea, Heidi! I love it.
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