Thursday, February 21, 2008

There Will Be Blood (Orange) Milkshake

A Bloody Mess, originally uploaded by chrisfreeland2002.

I was thinking about Oscar party food themes on my drive to work today, should anyone decide to host a party on Sunday (hint, hint Tagert). You know I like a good mashup and so was thinking of dishes inspired by the Best Picture nominees. This was my favorite.

There Will Be Blood is a rip-roaring good film. I liked it A LOT; Paul Thomas Anderson is a genius. Thanks to some good promos and the There Will Be Milkshakes video, by now you know that Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview delivers these crazed, amazing lines about a milkshake. The thought of blood milkshakes seemed a little too early in the morning, but blood orange milkshakes sounded intriguing. Turned out to be super easy and delicious - juice some oranges, grate some ginger, whir in a blender with a pint of vanilla bean ice cream, add some whole milk to smooth it all out and a shot of Cointreau for sweetness and zing.

And of course, you must listen to Jonny Greenwood's amazing score for the film while prepping the shakes. I had it cranked. Screw the Academy rules - this is brilliant music and deserves to win (let alone be nominated).

1 pint vanilla bean ice cream, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 blood oranges, juiced & strained
1 shot Cointreau or other orange liquor

Add ingredients to blender and puree until smooth, adding more milk to desired consistency. Garnish with a wedge of blood orange. Serve with a straw. Resist the urge to yell "I drink your milkshake. SLUUURRRP! I DRINK IT UP!"

Up next in the PT Anderson Recipe oeuvre: Boogie Nights Sausage Rolls with Coke...

Chris Freeland
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1 comment:

Nemanick said...

That squeezed orange looks nasty!