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Postby jayseadee » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:09 pm

Sounds like a Mom-tini! :lol:
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Postby liamsaunt » Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:27 am

As soon as John is ready we are off to spend the day with his extended family. I LOVE his parents, but some of the cousins and such are....well, let's just say they are characters. I will be bringing along some nice wine to ensure that I am able to hold a perfect Stepford smile as I am entertained with various conspiracy theories and details of surgical procedures. Last night I started to prime my mood with a glass of this:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2132678023/" title="grand marnier by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2246/2132678023_e71387781d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="grand marnier"></a>

And, even though this is the cocktail thread, I have photos of two yummy cocktail snacks. Here is popcorn tossed with butter, freshly grated parmesean cheese, cracked black pepper, and truffle oil:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2133454770/" title="popcorn by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2133454770_d6b456ce83.jpg" width="500" height="466" alt="popcorn"></a>

And here are some snacky nuts I made for my sister to serve her outlaws with drinks before dinner--they are roasted with maple, rosemary, and cayenne pepper:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2131252900/" title="maple rosemary cashews by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2042/2131252900_036ee77d3c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="maple rosemary cashews"></a>

Happy holidays, everyone!
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Postby mbw1024 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:21 pm

Merry Christmas, Becky and John! Now pass the popcorn! :)
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Postby California Girl » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:48 pm

Sorry my picture is a little blurry, but here is one of the Pina Coladas I made for our little New Year's Eve get-together. Becky, thanks for bringing back the plastic cocktail mermaid! I had to search to find them! :D

This is the BEST Pina Colada you will ever have!

2 oz. light rum
1 oz. coconut cream
1 oz. heavy cream
6 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice

Pour rum, coconut cream, cream and pineapple juice into blender. Add ice. Blend for 15 seconds and pour into a 12 oz. glass.

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Postby mbw1024 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:25 pm

I didn't get a photo but my sister enjoyed this mango martini yesterday

Mango Ginger Martini
Ice
2 shots mango rum
2 shots mango nectar
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
Champagne


To a martini shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients except Champagne. Strain and pour into martini glass and top with Champagne. Serve
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Postby liamsaunt » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:35 pm

Margo, where did you get that ceramic fish behind your drink? I love it! I want one!
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Postby California Girl » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:52 pm

Becky - I got it at a little shop in Dana Point Harbor. I'll be going there on Saturday, I'll see if they have any more, and get the name of the shop for you. We love that fish! :D
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Postby sailorgirl » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:34 pm

mbw1024 wrote:I didn't get a photo but my sister enjoyed this mango martini yesterday

Mango Ginger Martini
Ice
2 shots mango rum
2 shots mango nectar
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
Champagne


To a martini shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients except Champagne. Strain and pour into martini glass and top with Champagne. Serve




YUMMM, I bet the ginger makes the difference
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Postby mbw1024 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:40 pm

try this

Cruzan Orange and Ting - YUM!
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Postby MarciaMarciaMarcia » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:02 pm

I love these tasty threads. One of my favorite wintertime cocktails is a blend of two old classics, the "Manhattan" and the "Old Fashioned". I swiped this from a local restaurant called Red Sauce.

In a cocktail shaker over ice:

--1 1/2 oz. of your favorite bourbon. I like Makers Mark.
--1 oz. sweet vermouth
-- around a teaspoon of maraschino cherry juice
--a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters

Shake until icy cold and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass garnished with a maraschino cherry. Sit in front of a roaring fire with some nibblies and enjoy!
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Postby liamsaunt » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:55 am

It's Friday, time for a cocktail! :D

This is a lillet spritzer. It's very light and refreshing. I just put a little lemon ginger sugar in the bottom of the glass, poured in some lillet, squeezed in half of a lime, topped off with sparkling water, a little more lime juice, and then floated a lime slice on top.

I think next time I will chill the glasses and shake the lillet in an ice shaker to get it really super cold.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2201070670/" title="lillet fizz by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2385/2201070670_9a481f4e4f.jpg" width="500" height="479" alt="lillet fizz"></a>
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Postby nothintolose » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:05 am

Liamsaunt, boy do you start EARLY on Friday :lol:

I have to confess...I had to Google lillet before I made that comment to be sure it was alcohol :lol:
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Postby liamsaunt » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:00 pm

[quote="nothintolose"]Liamsaunt, boy do you start EARLY on Friday :lol:
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:P
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Postby liamsaunt » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:54 am

Here is last night's cocktail. It is similar to one I posted a while back. The mix is one ounce vodka, one ounce amaretto, 2 ounces orange juice, and three ounces cranberry juice, with a twist of lemon. That is lemon sugar around the rim.:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2203929994/" title="cranberry cooler by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2042/2203929994_d9c02bf37c.jpg" width="500" height="435" alt="cranberry cooler"></a>

I probably should have used different glasses, but these ones fit in th dishwasher so...
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Postby liamsaunt » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:41 am

Here is a cocktail from this weekend. To make a big pitcher of them, combine one can goya peach nectar, 6 ounces tequila, 2 ounces peach brandy, and lots of ice. Blen until slushy. This will make a lot of drinks--maybe 10 or so.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28539958@N00/2223354016/" title="peacharita by liamsaunt, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2353/2223354016_073cf8c010.jpg" width="438" height="500" alt="peacharita"></a>
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