Posts Tagged ‘Cocktails’

Green Apple Martini

Posted: June 23, 2010 in Food and Drinks
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A few nights ago, I was drunk.  Literally.  I was inspired by one show from Discovery Travel and Living — Nigella Express.

In that episode, I saw a really simple mix of Green Apple Martini.  Martini is a cocktail that is usually with Gin as base, and Vermouth.  However, current available mixes changed Gin to Vodka.. and there’s no Vermouth.

This Green Apple Martini from Nigella used equal parts of GinSour Apple Liqueur, and half part of Green Apple syrup (other mix of Martini used apple juice instead of apple syrup).  So if you’re using 750ml of Gin and Sour Apple Liqueur, you’ll basically need 350ml of Green Apple syrup.

A few nights ago, I tried a simple variation.  Instead of Gin, I used The Bar’s Green Apple VodkaLime Juice (replaced Sour Apple Liqueur), and Apple Juice (instead of Apple syrup).

It might not taste as great as Nigella’s recipe… but I still enjoyed it.  And my hangover lasted until later the following day.

 

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Mocktails

Posted: November 6, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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Do you love cocktail drinks but you can’t or don’t want any alcohol in it?  You may want to try mocktails.  Mock Cocktails or simply Mocktails are drinks that has no alcohol in it.  Usually colorful and full of flavor, mocktails gives the drinker the fun of cocktail drinks without the sting of alcohol.

I’m gonna post some mocktail recipes that I got from the various sites.  If you’re planning a family event and want your drinks to cater to every member, try these simple mocktails.

 

Black Cow

*  2 Scoops  Vanilla Ice-cream

* 10 oz        Root Beer

* 1 Tblsp     Chocolate Syrup

* Whipped Cream

* Maraschino Cherry

Preparation:

* Pour rootbeer over ice cream and chocolate syrup in a large tumbler glass

* Garnishwith whipped cream and a maraschino cherry

* Servewith a straw and a long spoon

 

Bora Bora

* 10 Cl Pineapple Juice

* 6 Cl   Passion Fruit Juice

* 1 Cl   Lemon Juice

* 1 Cl   Grenadine Syrup

Preparation:

* Preparein a blender or shaker, serve in a highball glass on the rocks

* Garnishwith 1 slice of pineapple and one cherry

 

Evil Princess

* 1 oz       Grenadine

* 2 oz       White Grape Juice

* 1 oz       Apple Juice

* 1 Tblsp   Vanilla Syrup

* 1 Tblsp   Lemon Juice

Preparation:

* Pour overice

* Stir andgarnish with a lime slice

 

These are just some of the mocktail recipes available on the net.  If you want to try more mocktails, or even cocktails, visit the following sites:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/drinks/mocktails/Main.aspx

http://supercocktails.com/

http://www.drinksmixer.com/

 

Drinks for Halloween

Posted: October 20, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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Just a few more days and it’ll be Halloween.  I’m sure, there’s already a lot of planned parties for it.  Well, here’s some drinks that’s good for Halloween theme parties.

 

Black Devil

*  2 oz. light Rum

* 1/2 oz. dry Vermouth

* Olive

– Add rum and vermouth to a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a black olive.

 

Banshee

*  1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao, white

* 1 oz. banana Liqueur

* 1 1/2 oz. Cream

– Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a cocktail glass.

 

Blackbeard’s Ghost

* 1 oz. coconut Rum

* 1 oz. dark Rum

* 1 oz. light Rum

* 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice

* 1 oz. Orange Juice

* 1 oz. mango Syrup

* 1/4 oz. Molasses

– Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice and garnish with a cherry.

 

Black Cat

* 1 oz. Schnapps, black cherry (Black Haus)

* 1 1/2 oz. Vodka

* 2 oz. Cola

* 2 oz. Cranberry Juice

– Stir everything together with ice. Garnish with a mandarin orange slice if available.

 

Click here for more drinks.  Enjoy! big grin

Layered Cocktails (Built-In)

Posted: August 29, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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I’m always fascinated with drinks like B-52, Pousse Cafe and MexicanFlag. They’re layered drinks, usually served in pony glass/pousse cafeglass with 3 or more colors.

Each layer should be poured gentlyon top of each other so they will not mix. Aside from that, one musttake note of the ingredient’s different gravities. If not, theingredients will mix and it will ruin the layered drink.

I found a list at supercocktails.com of specific liqueurs and their gravity. If you want to try pousse cafe or any layered drinks, keep this list in mind. smile

http://supercocktails.com/bartending/Layering-Cocktails—Specific-Gravity-Chart

 

Blue Margarita

Posted: August 9, 2009 in Food and Drinks
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I love going to bars and have a drink or two of beer, or any cocktails. After indulging myself with all the alcohol I can drink, I would end the night with a cup of coffee.

I’m posting here a simple mix for Blue Margarita. This tastes good especially when served frozen. Me and a friend ordered for this cocktail when we celebrated our birthday.

You’ll need:

  • 4 oz Tequila
  • 2 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar or a dash of simple syrup

Optional for garnish:

  • 2 (1/4-inch) slices star fruit or
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  2. Place Tequilla, Triple Sec, lime juice, Blue Curacao, and sugar in the shaker; shake hard for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain the Blue Margarita into the salt-rimmed margarita glasses.
  4. Garnish each with a slice of star fruit or a lime wedge.

There, try this cocktail. If your done, you may drink your favorite coffee next… smile

An average social drinker will just have a drink or two. Make coffee your third drink. *he he*