Tapioca…not what you think

I had no idea was tapioca expect for pudding (and I’ve never tried that), so it was a big surprise to me when my friend stumbledupon this drink idea. For those of you who want to know what tapioca is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapioca

It was pretty interesting to read about before we made the tapioca…is it strange that I have to immediately look up things I don’t know? What did I do before the internet? http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=book+google. Haha that’s just something funny I stumbled….I thought it fit in quite well. Anyway, she is trying to plan something fun for her wedding, so we had a night of alcoholic experimentation! Here’s the link:

http://twitter.com/#!/colleenpence/status/34297077622116352

So, that’s just a picture…but here’s what we did

Ingredients:

1/4 C of tapioca pearls (not the tiny tiny pearls)

1 1/2 C of water

1 C Blue Curacao (at least enough to cover the top of the pearls)

1 Bottle of Champagne/Sparkling wine (I like things away from brut…we used Andre Spumante)

Method:

1. Boil water

2. Add pearls and boil for 15 mins covered

3. Take off heat and allow to soak for 15 mins.

4. Drain and rinse (the slime was WEIRD).

5. Put the pearls in another bowl and add the Curacao. Marinade for at least 1 hour+

6. Pour sparkling wine and enjoy

Notes:

We did a LOT of drink experiments….LOTS. We tried apple juice with sweet and sour mix and blue curacao. We tried just champagne. We tried Sprite with apple juice. And more things. The pearls float, but not all of them… We are trying to figure out what makes them float and how to make them keep floating. If anyone knows please let me know :D. Happy…cooking?

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