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BJ's Brewhouse Vegetable Penne Italiano


VEGETABLE PENNE ITALIANO

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (28 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes
8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh basil


BJ's Brewhouse Garlic Knots


GARLIC KNOTS

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Copycat Recipe

Makes 20 Knots

3/4 cup warm water (105 - 115 degrees)
1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


Granite City Brewery Cocktail Recipes

Top Long Island Tea

.5 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
.5 oz. Bacardi Rum
.5 oz. Bombay Saphire Gin
.5 Triple Sec
3 oz. Lemon Sour
Splash Coke
Glassware:  Catalina


Build everything except Coke in highball. Shake with mixing tin for 10 seconds. Strain into glass over fresh ice. Add Coke.

Garnish:  Lemon wheel



Colorado Bulldog


1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
FIll with Coke
.75 oz Cream

Glassware:  Highball

Build liquor in glass and add Coke. Top with Cream.




White Russian

1.25 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
.75 oz. with Cream

Glassware: Lowball

Build liquor in glass. Top with Cream.



Gimlet

2 oz. Gin or Vodka
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Glassware: Lowball

Build in highball. Shake lightly in mixing tin for 5 seconds. Strain into glassware over fresh ice.

Garnish: Lime Wedge
*Served in martini glass if guest requests it 'up'




Old Fashioned

1 Orange Slice
1 Cherry
1 Sugar Packet
.5 Sweet Vermouth
Splash Soda
2 oz. Bourbon

Glassware:  Lowball

Muddle all in glass except Bourbon. Fill glass with ice and add Bourbon.




Makers Mark Manhattan

2 oz. Makers Mark
.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes of Bitters

Glassware:  Lowball

Fill glass with ice. Pour Whisky in first and then add bitters and Vermouth. Briefly stir.

Garnish:  2 speared Cherries.
*Same recipe if someone orders a regular manhattan





GC Signature Bloody Mary

1.25 Vodka
Fill with Bloody Mary Mix

Glassware:  20 oz. Glass

Celery Salt rim. Fill glass with ice. Build Vodka and top with Bloody Mix. Leave one inch for Garnish.

Garnish: Celery Salt, and Celery Stalk. Skewer with order top to bottom: Shrimp, 3 pepperonis, baby pickle, cheese cube, and  olive.




Flying Monkey

.75 oz. Sobieski Cytron
.5 oz. Strawberry Schnapps
.5 oz. Peach Schnapps
.5 oz. Strawberry Puree
3 oz. Lemonade

Glassware:  Catalina

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into glassware over fresh ice.

Garnish:  Lemon Wheel




Southern Comfort Hurricane

.5 oz. Southern Comfort
.5 oz. Myers Dark Rum
.5 oz. Bacardi
.5 oz. Captain Morgan
1.5 oz. Orange Juice
1.5 oz. Pineapple
.5 oz. Sprite / Float .5 oz. Grenadine

Glassware: Catalina

Build all ingredients except for Sprite and Grenadine in highball. Shake with mixing tin for 10 seconds. Strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with Sprite and float Grenadine.

Garnish:  Orange Wedge / Cherry Flag




White Sangria

4 oz. House Chardonnay
2 oz. White Sangria Mix
.25 oz. Peach Schnapps
.25 oz. Triple Sec
Fill with Sprite

Glassware: Wine Glass

Fill wine glass with ice. Build all ingredients except for Sprite starting with Wine. Squeeze both orange slices in glass. Fill with more ice. Top with Sprite.

Garnish: 2 orange wedges in glass




Sangria Sunset

3 oz. Red Wine
2 oz. Red Sangria Mix
Fill with Sprite

Glassware:  Wine Glass

Fill wine glass with ice. Build wine 1st, Sangria Mix 2nd, and squeeze garnish in glass. Build glass with more ice and top with Sprite.

Garnish:  Lemon wedge, Lime wedge, Orange wedge in glass




Raspberry Jack Smash

4 Raspberries
2 oz. Jack Daniels
1 oz. Lemon Sour
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Chambord

Glassware:  Highball

Fill glassware with raspberries. Muddle briefly with jagged edge of muddler. Build rest of ingredients over ice. Shake with mixing tin for 3-5 seconds. Pour back into glassware

Garnish:  Lemon Twist




Raspberry Caipirinha

1.5 Stoli Razz
4 Raspberries
2 Lime Wedges
2 oz. Lime Sour
Top with Sprite

Glassware:  Highball

Muddle berries and limes in glass. Fill glass with ice and pour Vodka and Lime Sour and Sprite over top. Stir to lift ingredits from bottom.

Garnish:  None. Raspberries and limes already in drink.




Cactus Rose Margarita

1.5 oz. Sauza
.5 oz. Triple Sec
.5 oz. Cranberry Juice
3 oz. Lime Sour
Float .5 oz. PAMA

Glassware:  Catalina

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. except for PAMA. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into glassware over fresh ice. Add PAMA.

Garnish:  Salt Rim / Lime Wheel




GC Patron Perfect Margarita

1.5 oz. Patron
.5 oz. Patron Citronage
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
3 oz. Lime Sour

Glassware:  Martini Glass

Build ingredients into small shaker and add 5 ice cubes. Salt rim and top glassware with ice.Strain into glass at the table in front of guest.

Garnish:  Salt Rim / Lime Wheel



Flavored Frozen Margarita

1.5 oz. Tequila
.5 oz. Triple Sec
.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed OJ
3 oz. Lime Sour
1 scoop of ice
1 oz. Puree

Glassware:  Catalina

Blend all ingredients together and pour into glass.

Garnish:  Lime Wheel *No strawberry / raspberry margaritas get salt




Margarita

1.5 oz. Tequila
.5 oz. Triple Sec
.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed OJ
4 oz. Lime Sour

Glassware: Catalina

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into glassware over fresh ice.

Garnish:  Salt Rim / Lime Wheel




Reverse Margarita

1.25 oz. Grand Marnier
.75 oz. Herradura Tequila
2 squezed lime wedges
2 squeezed orange wedges
3 oz. Lime Sour

Glassware:  Catalina

Top highball with ice. Build all ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds with mixing tin. Pour into glassware.




Pomegranate Margarita

.75 oz. Sauza
1.5 oz. PAMA
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
.25 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Lime Sour

Glassware:  Catalina

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake for 10 seconds. Sugar Rim glass. Strain into glassware over fresh ice.

Garnish:  Sugar Rim / Lime Wheel




Classic Martini

2 oz. of Vodka or Gin
.5 oz Dry Vermouth

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish:  3 Speared Olives *'Extra Dry' Martinis get no vermouth




Dirty Martini

2 oz. Vodka or Gin
.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
.5 oz. Olive Juice

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish:  3 Speared Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives / *'Extra Dirty' Martinis will get 1 oz. olive juice




GC Martini

1.25 oz. Sobieski
.75 oz. St Germaine
.75 oz. Raspberry Puree
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
.25 oz. Lime Sour

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Mint Leaf




Orange Martini

1.5 oz. Sobieski Orange
1.5 oz. Red Sangria Mix
.5 oz. Cranberry
.5 oz Triple Sec

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Orange Twist




Ultimate Cosmo

1.5 oz Ultimat Vodka
1.5 oz. Cranberry
.5 oz. Triple Sec
Squeze of Lime Wedge

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients and squeeze lime wedge and leave in glass. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Lime Wheel




Strawberry Fields

1.25 oz. Grey Goose
.5 oz. Strawberry Schnapps
1.5 oz. Lime Sour
.5 oz. Strawberry Puree

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Lemon Twist




Modern Watermelon

1 oz. Sobieski
1 oz. Marie Brizard Watermelon (.5 oz. float)
.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
1.5 oz. Lemonade

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish:  Lime Wheel




Hypno Martini

1.5 oz. Hypnotiq
1 oz. Sobieski
1 oz. Lime Sour
.5 oz. Simple Syrup

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Lime Wheel




Cucumber Gimlet

1.5 oz. Hendricks Gin
.5 oz. Domaine De Canton Ginger Liquor
2 oz. Lemon Sour

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build highball with ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass. Float cucumbers over top.

Garnish: 4 Thinly Sliced Cucumbers




Stoli Chocolate Nut

.5 oz. Stoli
.5 oz. Frangelico
.5 oz. Baileys
.5 oz. Godiva
.75 oz. Cream

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Swirl chocolate in martini glass. Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12  seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish:  Destemmed Cherry




Tullamore Irish Martini

1.5 oz. Tullamore Dew
2.5 oz. Lemon Sour
Float .5 oz. Red Sangria Mix

Glassware: Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Lemon Wheel




Sobieski Cosmo

1.5 oz. Sobieski Cytron
1.5 oz. Cranberry
.5 oz. Triple Sec
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish: Lime Wheel




Lemon Drop Martini

.2 oz. Sobieski Cytron
1 Sugar Packet
.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Lemonade

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake for 12 seconds. Strain into glassware.

Garnish: Lemon Wheel / Sugar Rim




Appletini

1.25 oz. Kettle One
.5 oz. Midori
.5 oz. Apple Pucker
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Lemon Sour

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake for 12 seconds. Strain into glassware.

Garnish: De-stemmed Cherry





Sobieski Classic Martini

2 oz. Sobieski
.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
2 dashes of Orange Bitters

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Build highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake for 12 seconds. Strain into glassware.

Garnish: 3 speared olives




Skinny Margarita

1 oz. Herradura
.25 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
.5 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Margarita Lite
Top with Soda

Glassware:  Catalina

Top highball with ice. Build all ingredients except Soda. Shake with mixing tin for 10 seconds. Strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with Soda

Garnish: Salt Rim / Lime Wheel




Lite Long Island

.5 oz. Grey Goose
.5 oz. Bacardi
.5 oz. Bombay Saphire
.5 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Margarita Lite
Splash of Coke Zero

Glassware:  Catalina

Top highball with ice. Build all ingredients except for Coke Zero. Shake with mixing tin for 10 seconds. Strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with Coke Zero.

Garnish: Lemon Wheel





Skinny Cosmo

2 oz. Sobieski Cytron
.5 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Diet Cranberry
.25 Fresh Squeezed OJ
.25 Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Top highball with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glass.

Garnish:  Lime Wheel





Super Model Mojito

1.5 oz. Don Q Crystal
1 oz. Lite Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Fill with Soda
3 Lime Wedges
8 Mint Leaves

Glassware:  Catalina

Muddle syrup, limes, mint briefly with flat edge of muddler in highball. Top with ice. Build liquor. Shake with mixing tin for 3-5 seconds. Pour into Catalina. Top glassware with more ice. Top with Soda.




Raspberry De-Lite

1.25 oz. Stoli Razz
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Light Simple Syrup
4 Raspberries
Top with Sprite

Glassware:  Highball

Place raspberries in highball. Top with ice. Build ingredients. Shake with mixing tin vigorously for 3-5 seconds. Pour back into glassware.

Garnish:  Lime Wedge




Hungry Like A Wolf

1.5 oz. Bacardi Wolf Berry
1 oz. Lemon Sour
1 Sweet and Low Packet
1 oz. Soda
8 Blueberries (10 if berries are small)

Glassware:  Chilled Martini Glass

Muddle blueberries in Highball with Lemon Sour and Sweet and Low. Add ice. Add Bacardi Wolf Berry. Shake for mixing tin for 12 seconds. Strain into glassware. Top with Soda.

Garnish: 3 speared Blueberries with Lemon Twist




PAMA Pomegranate Mojito

8 Mint Leaves
3 Lime Wedges
1.25 oz. Bacardi Limon
1.25 oz. PAMA
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Half Soda / Half Sprite

Glassware:  Catalina

Muddle syrup, limes, mint briefly with flat edge of muddler in highball. Top with ice. Build with liquor. Shake with mixing tin for 3-5 seconds. Pour into Catalina. Top glassware with more ice. Fill half with Soda and other half with Sprite.




GC Mojito

8 Mint Leaves
3 Lime Wedges
1.5 oz. Bacardi Limon
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Half Soda / Half Sprite

Glassware:  Catalina

Muddle syrup, limes, mint briefly with flat edge of muddler in highball. Top with ice. Build with liquor. Shake with mixing tin for 3-5 seconds. Pour into Catalina. Top glassware with more ice. Fill half with Soda and other half with Sprite.




Raspberry Mojito

8 Mint Leaves
3 Lime Wedges
1.5 oz. Bacardi 1 oz. Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Raspberry Puree
Half Soda / Half Sprite

Glassware:  Catalina

Muddle syrup, limes, mint briefly with flat edge of muddler in highball. Top with ice. Build with liquor. and puree. Shake with mixing tin for 3-5 seconds. Pour into Catalina. Top glassware with more ice. Fill half with Soda and other half with Sprite.

Hooter's Garlic Fries



GARLIC FRIES

Hooters Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Makes 4 servings

1 pound frozen french fries
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
2 teaspoons finely minced parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Prepare french fries according to package directions (bake or fry, your choice!). Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour cooked french fries in a large bowl and pour garlic mixture over. Toss well; add additional salt if desired, and serve!

Hooter's Shrimp and Spinach Salad


SHRIMP and SPINACH SALAD
Blackened shrimp served on a bed of spinach and topped with bleu cheese crumbles, 
diced tomatoes and fresh chopped bacon. tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

BLACKENED SEAFOOD
Hooters Copycat Recipe

Serves 4  

Seafood
32 raw peeled large shrimp
1⁄4 lb unsalted butter

Blackening Spice 
1 teaspoon ground basil
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt (sea salt is best)
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sweet paprika

Mix spice ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl (make a double or triple batch and store the remainder for later use!) Dredge shrimp through the mixture.

Place a large skillet over a very high heat, and melt the butter. Place the shrimp in the skillet and turn heat down to medium. Cook on both sides for approximately 7 minutes (maybe less) each- pay attention to the shrimp as they cook quickly; when the shrimp curl, they are done.



The Blackened Mahi Sandwich was a limited time only special as part of the Back to the Beach Menu in 2013. You got a full 8 ounce boneless piece of fish topped with coleslaw, sliced tomato and a remoulade sauce.

Hooters Chopped Cobb Salad


CHOPPED  COBB SALAD
This salad at Hooters has a field of spring mixed greens, piled high with rows of turkey, ham, cucumbers, chopped eggs, diced tomato, cheddar and monterey jack cheese. What a pretty presentation! and so easy to do at home.

Hooters Chili and Fries


CHILI

Hooters Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Makes 6-8 servings

1 pound ground beef
1 package chili seasoning mix
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
3/4 cup Hooters Wing Sauce
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
1 teaspoon Mesquite Smoke Marinade
1/2 cup Hooters Breading Mix (if you can't find this, it is basically a flour)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
1 can chopped green chilies
1/4 cup honey
1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained
2 tablespoons Hooters Wing Sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

Heat 2 tablespoons Hooters Wing Sauce in large pot and saute onion for 5 minutes. Add green pepper and saute 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add ground beef and brown (about 10 minutes). Add chili seasoning, 3/4 cup wing sauce, kidney beans, black beans, black pepper, broth, green chilies, honey, mesquite smoke marinade and breading mix. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer to desired thickness. Top with cheddar cheese and sour cream.



Use this recipe to make Hooters Chili Cheese Fries. These are topped with creamy sour cream and green onions.



The Chili con Queso Dip features Hooters famous chili and a blend of cheeses topped off with pico de gallo and fresh jalapeno.



If Southwest is your thing, the Tex Mex Nachos come smothered in delicious beef chili, cheese, guacamole, fresh lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, and a drizzle of zesty chipotle sauce