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Postby Chet » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:16 pm

California Girl wrote:Becky! That's absolutely gorgeous! I've never heard of lillet... what is it?


Girl, it's a grown-up drink! Lillet is a French apperitif wine, written about in several Hemmingway stories (along with every other liquour!)
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Postby California Girl » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:21 pm

Thanks Chet! Maybe when I grow up I'll get my mom to let me try it! :lol: And since I don't read much, I can't say I've ever heard about it in a Hemingway novel. Thanks for filling me in!
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Postby liamsaunt » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:49 pm

Yeah, Chet's right. It's basically a fortified wine. It is, I think, 18% alcohol. It is a little thicker than wine, and has kind of an herby flavor. It's nice lightened up with soda water or on ice with some citrus--I don't like it straight--it's too strong for me. Around here it retails for $20/bottle (750 ml, just like wine).
It's like looking in your soup and finding a whole different alphabet.
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Postby California Girl » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:52 pm

Wow, I seriously never heard of it before. Now I'm curious! :twisted:
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Postby mbw1024 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:57 am

Apricot Margarita's. Very yummy

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Postby mbw1024 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:01 pm

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Postby pjayer » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:49 pm

There they are again! You trying to torture me, MB? If you don't stop, I'll be coming to visit your bar soon. (PJ ----> Drooling right now.)
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Postby mbw1024 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:52 pm

SO good. Here's the recipe I used. I tinkered with it a bit.

Mango Colada
serves 4
1/2 cup unsweetened mango juice or nectar (I used half half mango nectar half pineapple juice)
1 cup ripe mango cubes, fresh or frozen
Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons)
3 ounces (1/3 cup) cream of coconut
1/2 cup rum (used half light rum half mago rum)
1 cup crushed ice (or 1/2 cup if using frozen mango)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and thick. Serve in tall glasses and with a straw.
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Postby pjayer » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:03 pm

Printed your recipes plus PAgirl's pitcher recipe. Guess now the Ayers will be the "alcohol-crazed, unsophisticated" STJ travelers. :oops: Thanks for sharing.
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Postby California Girl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:40 am

Ok, here's a drink I collected the recipe for, but have never made.

For PJ:

RUSSIAN QUAALUDE

1/3 Stoli
1/3 Frangelico
1/3 Bailey's

Shake well

Can add a dash of milk & blend it with ice, if you like.

Easy! Why haven't I tried it? :roll:


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Postby augie » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:47 am

California Girl wrote:

RUSSIAN QUAALUDE





We used to have those all the time at the local TGI Friday's - it was our customary "warm up" shot.

As soon as we walked in the door the bartenders would see us and start mixing 'em up.

But I haven't had one for many years. Until now - since you reminded me of them I may have to make some this weekend!
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Postby pjayer » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:34 pm

I don't think I can wait till the weekend. Gonna give those hormones a whoppin' tonight. :)
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Postby liamsaunt » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:09 am

California Girl wrote:Ok, here's a drink I collected the recipe for, but have never made.

For PJ:

RUSSIAN QUAALUDE

1/3 Stoli
1/3 Frangelico
1/3 Bailey's

Shake well

Can add a dash of milk & blend it with ice, if you like.

Easy! Why haven't I tried it? :roll:




Hmm...I have tomorrow off, I just might need to try this tonight!
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Postby liamsaunt » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:14 am

Haven't made CG's recipe yet, but last night I made icy cold margaritas:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2809195199/" title="halfstrength margaritas by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2809195199_c0f8a9025c.jpg" width="500" height="461" alt="halfstrength margaritas"></a>
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Postby mbw1024 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:17 am

yum. saw a recipe for a champagne margarita i want to try (rick bayless)

what's up with the ice curls?
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