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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:26 am
by liamsaunt
Ha ha...the ice curls are the letter G. Yes, I have G-shaped ice cubes. It's a long running joke between me and John. Our nickname for each other is G, which stands for goober. We called each other goober when we were dating. Totally corny, I know. :roll:

Share the champagne recipe? I'm having a bunch of people over for dinner tonight, and that sounds like a cool cocktail.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:18 pm
by mbw1024
oh that's funny! I have a friend that I used to work with - we call each other G as in girlfriend. I don't talk to her much these days but every email or phone call i get from her starts with "G". funny.

Champagne Margarita
Makes 8 6-ounce drinks
Recipe from Season 6 of Mexico—One Plate at a Time
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INGREDIENTS
The finely grated zest (colored rind only) from 1 lime
1 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup Cointreau
1 cup silver tequila (I like El Tesoro and Partida)
Superfine sugar, if needed for added sweetness
1 lime, cut in half, for serving
Coarse (Kosher) salt, for serving
1 bottle Champagne or other sparkling wine
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DIRECTIONS
In a pitcher, combine the lime zest, lime juice, Cointreau, tequila and sugar if you are using it. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour). Just before serving, strain the mixture to remove the zest, and pour enough salt into a saucer to cover the bottom. Rub a lime half over the rim of each champagne glass and upend into the salt to crust it lightly. Pour about 3 ounces of the tequila mixture into each glass, fill the rest of the way with Champagne or sparkling wine and hand to one of your lucky guests.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:20 pm
by mbw1024
champagne margaritas!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:28 pm
by California Girl
Sounds super yummy, Mary Beth!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:29 pm
by mrsb
I don't have a picture but I found a recipe on webtender about a week ago that uses Limoncello. It's called an Italian Sunrise
1.25 oz Vodka
1/4 oz Limoncello
3/4 oz Orange juice
3/4 oz Sour mix
Shake or stir with ice, strain and put in glass.
I poured a bit a grenadine down the glass to make it look pretty. The recipe said to use Campari which I don't have.

It tastes like Tang :D

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:33 pm
by RickG
Limoncello is a dangerous beverage. We love it!!!

Cheers, RickG

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:23 am
by nothintolose
Rick - we used to have some limoncello that SO's son in law made when we came back from drinking lots of it in Italy...it was gone when you were here or we could have shared some with ya'. Jerry LOVES it and so does Cat!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:25 am
by canucknyc
I tried Limoncello for the first time last weekend.... now there's a bottle in my freezer! :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:47 am
by liamsaunt
I've never tried limoncello...I think I will have to get some.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:40 am
by pjayer
I tried limoncello for the first time in April. The Italian liquor peddler on our cruise poured me two shots at half price. It's delicious and I've been intending to buy a bottle. I can see how it could be dangerous. Maybe that's the reason I haven't bought any. :lol:

It's so good, I don't think I'd mix it with anything. Straight up worked just fine. The folks at our table said it's easy to make. Mix the ingredients, let it set for a month, and it's ready to gulp...er I mean enjoy.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:01 pm
by nothintolose
Straight out of the bottle that has come straight out of the freezer...that's all you need to know :wink: :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:02 pm
by mbw1024
my ode to Zozo's Sunset Rumtini

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:20 pm
by Jo Ann - VA
MB - you have the prettiest glasses....and contents!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:59 am
by mbw1024
thank you. should give you an idea of the junk I have collected around this house! :)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:44 pm
by pjayer
MB, too bad we don't live close to each other. I predict we could become fast friends. :wink: :D