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Postby liamsaunt » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:33 am

Bumping up this old thread to share a cocktail recipe I made over the weekend that was a big hit. It would be really nice in the summer. In fact, both John and my sister are lobbying to make this the "house cocktail" on our July St. John trip. That will depend on whether I can find the ingredients on island, I guess! The recipe is from Cookng Light magazine.

1 cucumber, chopped up
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
juice of one lime
1/3 cup agave nectar or simple syrup

Blend all in food processor until smooth. Pour into a pitcher and stir in 1/2 cup tequila. Place in refrigerator to macerate for a few hours.

When ready to serve, pour liquids through strainer, pushing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Stir in 3/4 cup sparkling water and serve over ice with a cucumber slice garnish.

Next time I am going to add 1/2 a jalepeno to the vegetables to give the drink a little heat.

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Postby PA Girl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Wow, that screams SUMMER!

I really dislike the taste of tequila. What do you think it would be like with vodka? Or does it need the tequila flavor?
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Postby liamsaunt » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:31 pm

I think it would be really good with a nice smooth vodka. In fact, it might be even more refreshing than the original recipe. Maybe I would cut back on the agave nectar a bit if using vodka instead of tequila.
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Postby shoemak38 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:43 pm

PA Girl wrote:Wow, that screams SUMMER!

I really dislike the taste of tequila. What do you think it would be like with vodka? Or does it need the tequila flavor?


being one of the smart asses of the forum 8)
And why do you not like tequila sounds like a teenage memory to me :twisted:
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Postby PA Girl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:28 pm

shoemak38 wrote:And why do you not like tequila sounds like a teenage memory to me :twisted:


Ah, no, that would be peach schnapps, which was all the rage in the mid to late 80s. Fuzzy navels anyone? DeKyper's really knew how to market that stuff. The memory of that smell still makes me shutter 20+ years later.

I just never liked the taste of tequila. Something about it tastes musty/spoiled to me. I have tried different types over the years and did a tasting in Mexico but no matter the brand, it tastes "off" to me.
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Postby shoemak38 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:41 pm

PA Girl wrote:
shoemak38 wrote:And why do you not like tequila sounds like a teenage memory to me :twisted:


Ah, no, that would be peach schnapps, which was all the rage in the mid to late 80s. Fuzzy navels anyone? DeKyper's really knew how to market that stuff. The memory of that smell still makes me shutter 20+ years later.



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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby shoemak38 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:50 pm

needed a drink photo for work so i reposted to top
however all the photo's are gone :evil:
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby mbw1024 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:30 pm

What do you need? I think the format changes of the forum wiped out photos.
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Postby shoemak38 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:54 pm

mbw1024 wrote:What do you need? I think the format changes of the forum wiped out photos.

the format change did,
This forum is great for getting photo's to attach to e-mails, already send, I was going to buy a drink for my boss only photos are of xmas drinks :roll:
and as you can see have not needed one in a while
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby mbw1024 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:01 pm

I actually posted a drink pic in the "favorite photo" thread yesterday. Oh well! Too late I guess!
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby liamsaunt » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:31 am

I have not made any cocktails in a long time. It looks like the last one was in October. It was a campari mojito and I did not even like it, it was way too bitter. But here is the picture anyway, for the next time you want to email your boss. Just tell him it is something else...a strawberry-mint margarita maybe? :lol:

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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby shoemak38 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:12 pm

liamsaunt wrote:I have not made any cocktails in a long time. It looks like the last one was in October. It was a campari mojito and I did not even like it, it was way too bitter. But here is the picture anyway, for the next time you want to email your boss. Just tell him it is something else...a strawberry-mint margarita maybe? :lol:
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thanks I've used many of your photo's in the past :D
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Postby mbw1024 » Sun May 05, 2013 4:56 pm

Happy Cinco!


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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby liamsaunt » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:51 pm

It's funny, when I opened this thread, the post on the top of this page was from me last summer discussing my attempt to come up with a house cocktail for our St. John trip. That's what this post is about too, and obviously I am still working with the same flavor profile haha! This drink has jalepeno, cucumber and cilantro muddled together than stirred with tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. Chilled in the fridge for an hour then shaken over ice and strained into a glass filled with ice and a cilantro and cucumber garnish, rimmed with lime zest and salt. The recipe is in the current issue of Food and Wine magazine. Everyone really liked it (my Dad had 2 haha), I thought it could have used a little less agave nectar than the recipe called for but otherwise thought it was quite good. Photo:

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