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Old 01-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #11
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I did a search on the forum for Sweet and sour recipe and came up empty. At our favorite Mexican restaurant they make a Texas margerita with Sweet and sour mix they get from Sysco (Fin Cal). I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have a good S & S mix recipe?
Lime juice and agave?

Actually, it looks like it's just really sour simple syrup: Homemade Sweet-and-Sour Mix for Margaritas Recipe | Epicurious.com
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:15 PM   #12
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One of my favorite cocktails is the Cosmopolitan, aka a Cosmo: Perfect Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

I like sweeter drinks, so I use cranapple juice instead of cranberry juice and sometimes I use lemon-flavored vodka. You know, I might just make some limoncello so I'll have it for when temps warm up in the spring.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #13
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Love LI Ice Tea and Cosmos! Been awhile since I had Planter's Punch, but loved that too. My favorite margs are the ones that use fresh lime juice, not sweet and sour or Rose's Lime, too sweet for me.

When we go out, we like Rob Roys, a scotch manhatten.

White Russians are good, 2 or 3 parts vodka, 1 part Kahlua, top with cream
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This is another dangerous one. It was popular in Montreal in the '70s & '80s. It's called a Sloe Comfortable Screw.

1 ounce sloe gin
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Southern Comfort.

Put it in a tall glass with ice cubes. Fill with orange juice. Serve with straws.

Tastes lovely, but goes down far too smoothly. You forget it has booze.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #15
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This is another dangerous one. It was popular in Montreal in the '70s & '80s. It's called a Sloe Comfortable Screw.

1 ounce sloe gin
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Southern Comfort.

Put it in a tall glass with ice cubes. Fill with orange juice. Serve with straws.

Tastes lovely, but goes down far too smoothly. You forget it has booze.
And if you add Galliano, it makes it a Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against the Wall (Galliano is a liqueur used in Harvey Wallbangers).

I was a bartender while in college during the late 70's and early 80's. We served a lot of interesting cocktails.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:08 PM   #16
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This is another dangerous one. It was popular in Montreal in the '70s & '80s. It's called a Sloe Comfortable Screw.

1 ounce sloe gin
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Southern Comfort.

Put it in a tall glass with ice cubes. Fill with orange juice. Serve with straws.

Tastes lovely, but goes down far too smoothly. You forget it has booze.
Um, it was a popular drink in Michigan during that time, too. I haven't thought about that in ages... ;-)
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I tended bar too, for about five years in the '80s. If you add tequila and Galliano, it's a slow comfortable screw up against the wall in Mexico. Those two additions don't improve the drink. I think they were just added for the name.

I knew a bartender who claimed that as part of his final exam from bar tending school they had to invent a cocktail and that was when he invented the first version.
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A really nice one I discovered this Christmas called a 'Holly Berry' ( very festive but doesn't have to be "just" Christmas) is;
2 parts Rose Vermouth
1 part Cranberry juice
1 part Ginger Ale ( or sparkling white wine if you prefer)
Ice

Very Elegant and perfect before Dinner
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Anyone remember Harvey Wallbangers?
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Anyone remember Harvey Wallbangers?
Yup, another one popular in the 70's and 80's.
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