Summer drink time.

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Summer drink time.

Post by Patchez » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:37 pm

I was looking through the latest issue of Wine Enthusiast , the wife got to pick 4 magazines for a dollar for two years so don't judge. Turns out that there are some decent articles in there. Aside from making me enjoy wine more and now that our Frenchman isn't around as much, it helps me make some less than shitty picks.

They have broadened the scope of the 'zine to include spirits and craft beer. Now you're fucking talking. They also have cocktail articles, mostly involving wine or the spirit of the month.

This month was Old Tom Gins and the revival of them. The cocktail the made was a Seasonal75, a take on the classic French 75. For those not familiar with the original I have the original recipe from Borhmann's Bartender's guide.

Classic French 75.

Aromatic champagne Cocktail for aperitif or after dinner drink

-Champagne glass or flute
-Shaker

3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Cointreau or orange flavored liqueur
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 dash Pernod
Champagne or sparkling wine for topping up.

-Garnish with half a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry

Shake all ingredients, accept champagne, in shaker with ice. Strain into flute and top up with champagne. Spear orange and cherry on a toothpick and perch on the side of the glass.

Now the seasonal comes from a New Orleans joint called Sac-a-lait. It uses whatever fruit is in season at the time, could be watermelon or blueberries. Strawberries or peaches. You'll just have to make a syrup out of the fruit. As in this example with blueberries.

Blueberry Syrup.

1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup sugar
Place the ingredients in a pot with 1/2 cup of water and cook on a medium to slow heat stirring till sugar disolves. Reduce heat to low and simmer till syrupy about 15 minutes. Cool, purree and strain. If the mixture is too thick thin with simple syrup.

2 oz gin
3/4 oz blueberry syrup
3/4 lemon juice
3 dashes of Peychaud's bitters
Cava(Spannish Wine) to top.

Lemon twist for Garnish

Shake all accept for Cava over ice and strain into flute.
Top off with Cava and garnish with lemon twist.
Now you're ready for some anti-dry-otics!-BeerMakesMeSmarter

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Blackout and be extraordinary-Absinthe of Malice

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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by oettinger » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:40 am

I like it when they always have to mention "good before, during or after dinner"
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by Casual Binger » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:18 pm

Champagne cocktail sounds interesting. I’ve tried adding brandy and strawberry juice at Xmas, now maybe I’ll give gin and lemon juice a go. I’d skip the Pernod though. Just another of those old European tonics that everyone mixes with nicer things to hide the taste because they’re undrinkable on their own.

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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by oettinger » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 am

European "toxics" please
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by Casual Binger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:49 pm

oettinger wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 am
European "toxics" please
Indeed. Campari, Pimms and Jagermeister spring to mind.

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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by Artful Drunktective » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:30 am

Normally cucumbers aren't my favorite thing but I wouldn't turn down some form of cucumber cocktail in the summer. They always look refreshing.

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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by Bur » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:47 pm

Ice cold vodka, with chaser of choosing. At least that's what I've been doing for last 3 days.

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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by Patchez » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:50 am

Holy Water!!!

We gonna need it in Vegas!

! oz of Vodka
1 oz of Rum
!/2 ov of Blue Curacao
1/2 oz of Peach Scnapps
4 oz of Lemonade
Splash of Pineapple juice.

Shake and pour over ice in a highball.
Now you're ready for some anti-dry-otics!-BeerMakesMeSmarter

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Blackout and be extraordinary-Absinthe of Malice

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Re: Summer drink time.

Post by oettinger » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:37 am

Patchez wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:50 am
Holy Water!!!

We gonna need it in Vegas!

! oz of Vodka
1 oz of Rum
!/2 ov of Blue Curacao
1/2 oz of Peach Scnapps
4 oz of Lemonade
Splash of Pineapple juice.

Shake and pour over ice in a highball.
Sounds juicy, but I`m in
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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