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Mon, Aug. 17th, 2009, 10:23 pm
shortbutfast: french bay iced tea

french bay iced tea

90 ml chilled zesty tea
5 ml Monin Lavender Syrup
30 ml Aivy Vodka
15 ml Monin Curacao liqueur-orange
12 x 2 cm cubed lemon, lime and orange ice cubes
4-5 slices of orange & peach

build drink over ice cubes and fruit slices. [created by: matt barnett, melbourne/australia]

Tue, Jun. 23rd, 2009, 05:23 am
shortbutfast: pomegranate martini

pomegranate martini

1 1/2 cups fresh pomegranate juice 
2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
1 ounce Cointreau Liquor
splash of sparkling water
squeeze of lemon
superfine sugar for dipping
pomegranate seeds and orange zest for garnish [optional]
ice cubes

fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. place pom juice, vodka, cointreau, sparkling water, and lemon juice; shake. take a lemon or lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of a martini glass so it's barely moist. dip the edge into sugar. strain martini into the sugar-rimmed glass & garnish each with pom seeds and orange zest. makes 2.

Thu, Apr. 30th, 2009, 06:02 pm
shortbutfast: the cosmopolitan

the cosmopolitan

established leader among top-ranking alcoholic cocktails. main ingredient is vodka, preferably, a high-quality variety such as finlandia. easy to mix: 2 measures of vodka + 2 measures of cranberry juice + 1 measure of cointreau triple sec + lime juice. serve in a large martini glass straight up - no ice.

in a cocktail shaker, combine with ice
2 oz finlandia vodka
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz lime juice
1 oz cointreau triple sec

mix well; strain to remove ice, pour into glass. add a slice of lime for garnish.

Sun, Mar. 29th, 2009, 02:29 pm
cardia0: Has anyone heard of this?

I had some leftovers Amaretto and Triple Sec so I mixed them together with Limeaid. Has anyone ever heard of this?

The recipe as I put it together:

4oz Limeaid
2oz Triple Sec
2oz Amaretto

Put in 8oz glass or Highball glass. Stir.

Very sweet if you like sweet drinks. Be careful, it is more powerful than it tastes. If anyone has heard of it, let me know.

Sat, Mar. 28th, 2009, 02:21 pm
shortbutfast: raspberry margaritas

raspberry margaritas

4 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries, slightly thawed
1 1/2  cups freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 cup sugar, more to coat rims
1 cup tequila
1 cup triple sec
5 cups crushed ice
1 lime wedge

in a blender, combine raspberries, lime juice & sugar. whirl until puréed. rub purée through a fine strainer set over a glass measure; discard seeds. stir in tequila and triple sec. put half of the crushed ice in the blender with half of the raspberry mix; blend. rub rims of glassess with lime wedge. pour a thin layer of sugar into a shallow dish. dip rims into sugar & pour margaritas. serve cold.

Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008, 08:39 am
gustoforrobusto: The Definitive: Eggnog

What you’ll need:
  • 1 dozen (12) eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 bottle of Woodford Reserve (375 ml)
  • 1 pint of heavy cream
  • 1 pint of vitamin D whole milk
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
Often the case with old drinks such as Eggnog, the exact origin is very much a matter of speculation. What is certain, however, is that Eggnog descended from a long line of alcoholic milk and egg concoctions dating as far back as the Middle Ages.

In times prior to refrigeration, it made perfect sense to mix perishable dairy product with alcohol in order to preserve it longer. One such mixture was a British drink called Dry Sack Posset, made from eggs, milk, and Sherry or Ale. Interestingly, there was a strong Ale of English origin called Nog. This may very well account for the nog in Eggnog. Another likely possibility is “noggin,”a small wooden cup used to serve alcohol. Other examples of these types of drinks include the Egg Flip, Tom and Jerry, Lait de Poule, Coquito, and Rompope just to name a few.

With colonization, Eggnog made its way from Europe to the Americas where it found itself evolving once again. Whiskey and Rum were the spirits of choice in Colonial America as both were more readily available and considerably less expensive than European imports such as...


Mon, Dec. 15th, 2008, 05:49 pm
siennasky: Favorite Drink?

What's your favorite drink? 

Mine is gin buck:

2 oz gin
1 oz lemon juice
6 oz ginger ale

Thu, Nov. 27th, 2008, 01:04 pm
shortbutfast: gingerbread cookie martini

gingerbread cookie martini

30ml monin gingerbread
30ml jayco liqueur
15ml kahlua
15ml cinnamon liqueur
30ml un-thickened cream

shake vigorously with ice until frothy. strain into martini glass with chocolate swirls and cinnamon rim. created by graeme grimshaw, australia

Fri, Nov. 21st, 2008, 12:00 pm
shortbutfast: alkohol * herbert grönemeyer

you may have to be german - or be from german-speaking europe - to understand how this is cult.
but here it is.

more cocktail recipes and alcohol-related articles to come.

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