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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby mbw1024 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:54 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby DonnaM » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:39 am

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. I dislike overly sweet fruity cocktails and have been using a lot of herbs and cucumbers lately.
My latest invention:
2 oz. cucumber juice from puréed and strained cucumbers
2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lime.
Muddle basil leaves in shaker and add rest of ingredients. Shake with ice. Strain and serve over ice.
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby PA Girl » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:25 am

Well, I now have a use to the cucumbers in my CSA basket! I had a cucumber cocktail in Philly last summer that was absolutely the best alcoholic drink I ever consumed.
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby tochin » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:45 pm

This recipe was in one of the airline USVI tourism magazines. It happens to be very good, but I'd suggest 2 max if you want to remain vertical.

Virgin Islands Ice Tea

1 part Cruzan Dark Rum
1 part Cruzan Coconut Rum
1 part Cruzan Pineapple Rum
1 part Cruzan Guava Rum
1 part Cruzan Mango Rum
1/2 part sour mix
Splash of cola
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby mbw1024 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:41 pm

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Cheers! Pink grapefruit margaritas with jalapeño infused tequila with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt.
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby mbw1024 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:42 pm

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Cheers! Pink grapefruit margaritas with jalapeño infused tequila with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt.
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby DonnaM » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:52 pm

Looks delicious!
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby mbw1024 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:04 am

When I posted that I got a message it failed. Hmmmm.
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby jmq » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:30 am

Anybody familiar with St. Germain liqueur? The source, taste description and various ways used sounds very intriguing re the various cocktails that can be made with it and splashing it into white or sparkling wine.

http://liquor.com/brands/st-germain/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Germain_(liqueur)
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby liamsaunt » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:08 am

jmq wrote:Anybody familiar with St. Germain liqueur? The source, taste description and various ways used sounds very intriguing re the various cocktails that can be made with it and splashing it into white or sparkling wine.

http://liquor.com/brands/st-germain/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Germain_(liqueur)


I am interested in this too! I bought a bottle as part of my duty free allotment when we were at the STT airport in July but I have not unpacked the box since we are moving next month. I had a really good drink at Asolare with St. Germaine, wine and some other stuff which is what prompted me to buy it.
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby jmq » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:34 pm

liamsaunt wrote:
jmq wrote:Anybody familiar with St. Germain liqueur? The source, taste description and various ways used sounds very intriguing re the various cocktails that can be made with it and splashing it into white or sparkling wine.

http://liquor.com/brands/st-germain/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Germain_(liqueur)


I am interested in this too! I bought a bottle as part of my duty free allotment when we were at the STT airport in July but I have not unpacked the box since we are moving next month. I had a really good drink at Asolare with St. Germaine, wine and some other stuff which is what prompted me to buy it.


Well then, I think it is safe to say that you have your marching orders for the weekend (is it too much to ask for photos too? :D ), especially since I think I saw something when I was looking it up that STG is a somewhat perishable liqueur to be consumed within 6 months (don't recall if from purchase or from opening).

So, sneak out of work early tomorrow so you can get cracking on that! Inquiring VIOL minds need to know! (at least I do before I plunk down >$30 on a bottle...)
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby DonnaM » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Loooove St. Germain! My favorite is an elderflower martini: 1 part each gin, elderflower and dry vermouth or dry white wine ( I use Sauvignon Blanc ) and 1/2 part lime juice. First time I had it was at Buddakan and they floated an edible orchid on top. I had another recipe from coastal living with it called Royal Orchid from February 2012. I will look on their website and if it isn't there, I will post it.
Here's a good one - Raspberry Thyme Smash from Bon Appetit, July 2008!
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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby cocosmom » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:46 pm

Hubs was the St Germaine broker here until they sold. My fav is very simple-
1.5 oz St-Germain
2 oz Dry white wine or Champagne
Club soda
Drop a pretty raspberry in for fun!

Did these 5 years ago at my daughters bridal shower. Had to call hubs to bring more champagne ..it was a hit!

They have very cute little glass carafes that have the measurements right on it for this drink. Also big versions. Maybe if you ask your local store and the rep you can get one.

I love the product, so sad I will have to buy it now.
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Postby shoemak38 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:18 pm

jayseadee wrote:I bottled up my Cranberry Liqueur today.

This is the Cosmo recipe - these are really, really good!

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Re: The Official OT cocktail thread

Postby liamsaunt » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:32 pm

I have not posted in this thread for a long time. Here is a recent cocktail. For each drink, use one ounce aged rum, the juice of one blood orange, and one tablespoon simple syrup that has been infused with ginger. Shake over ice until very cold, add in a splash of sparking water, and serve over ice.


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