During October of 2008, Brenda, Norm and I discovered Gogi’s Restaurant in Jacksonville, Oregon. It is wonderful five years later to discover they are still thriving.
Two brothers, chef Gabriel Murphy who runs the kitchen and Jonoah Murphy who runs the front of the house including the bar own this successful establishment that continues to please its customers. Today, I was asked what was a favorite fall drink, and the first one that came to mind was the special cocktail that Jonoah created for us. The three of us took a taste and while Brenda and I were watching chef Gabriel make his special dessert, Norm finished them up in a flash. He said he thought we were done. Naturally, we had another.
Since they created both recipes specifically for us, I’d like to share them with you, but dedicate the drink to JetsetEXTRA for asking the question. MaryAnn here is your drink.
Holiday Spice Martini
Holiday Spice Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 chai tea bag
1 Tbsp cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
4 6-inch orange rind peels
Combine all ingredients in heavy bottom sauce pan and simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from heat, strain and allow to cool completely.
Save cinnamon sticks and orange peels for later use.
Wrap orange peels around cinnamon sticks and bake in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.
1 oz Galliano
1 oz Navon French vanilla liquor
1 oz half and half
1 Tbsp holiday spice simple syrup
Dip a chilled martini glass rim in a cinnamon sugar mixture.
Pour ingrdients over ice in shaker.
Shake wll and strain into chilled martini glass.
Place garnish on edge of glass.
Gogi’s Pumpkin Spice Flan with Warm Apple Compote, Clove Infused Caramel, Cinnamon Crème Anglaise & A Ginger Bread Tuile
Pumpkin Spice Flan:
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
2 Egg Yolks
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Clove
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Heavy Cream
Directions• Combine egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until color lightens.
Combine remaining ingredients, except pumpkin puree, in heavy bottom sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
1 cup of Sugar
1/4 cup Water
3 Tbsp Butter
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp Course Ground ClovesDirections
4 large apples, peeled, and cut into ½ in. cubes
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup brandy
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of saltDirections
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 egg yolkDirections• Combine cream and cinnamon stick in a small, heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a simmer over med-low heat.
1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground clove
1 pinch salt
3 egg whites
2 Tbsp melted butterDirections
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