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Falafel and Grenadine

Season 4, Ep. 3


Ali Hassan & Marco Timpano share their personal connection to the might falafel. 

A Sneak-Peek:

  • [02:58] Marco confesses his ignorance on the falafel.  
  • [5:00] Ali tells how he makes falafel and if that qualifies as actually “making it”.
  • [6:15] Ali shares his “falafel tipping point” experience.  
  • [12:20] Ali has a Shepherd’s Bush story. 
  • [17:20] We deconstruct the Falafel. 
  • [22:00] Marco goes on a Thiamine tangent.
  • [26:26] Grenadine recipe.



Pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice are the three ingredients

2 cups pomegranate juice

2 cups granulated sugar

1 lemon

  • In a saucepan, combine the pomegranate juice and sugar.  Add lemon peels citrus peels to the boiling pomegranate juice and sugar.
  • Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce the heat and cover.
  • Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool and the lemon juice from that lemon to the syrup

Bikini Martini

Coconut Rum: Malibu Rum


Pineapple Juice


• 2 oz. coconut rum

• 2 oz. pineapple juice

• 1 oz. vodka

• Ice

• 0.5 oz. grenadine

1. Combine coconut rum, pineapple juice, vodka, and a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold. 

2. Strain into martini glasses and slowly pour 1/2 ounce of grenadine into each glass.

Bikini Martini Mocktail

To make the virgin version of this Bikini Martini you will need:

5 oz pineapple juice 

3 oz coconut water  

1 oz grenadine 

+ ice


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