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Old 01-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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ISO tips/ideas for homemade cocktail

Anybody knows how to make a home made easy and yummy cocktail? Margarita would be the best but open to other ideas

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Old 01-08-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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My parents drank gin martinis. It was "their cocktail". I like those, but I really like Margaritas. It's what Stirling and I call "our cocktail". I prefer the ones we make at home to most bar Margaritas. Here's my recipe: Taxlady's Margarita recipe

Another really tasty cocktail is the Brandy Alexander. It's particularly nice to drink with coffee after supper. I'll post that recipe soon.
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There used to be a Kapok Tree Inn here in Davie. The Planter's Punch was quite good. Quite potent too.

Kapok tree planter's punch - Rum - easy recipe
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Anybody knows how to make a home made easy and yummy cocktail? Margarita would be the best but open to other ideas
Back in the seventies, in the house in Menorca, we used have a "sundowner" which comprised Campari, Dry Cinzano vermouth and orange juice over ice and thought ourselves s-o-o sophisticated. Can't remember the proportions of the components. It was very refreshing and not sweet and cloying or "take me home in a wheelbarrow" as a lot of cocktails tend to be. Can't remember it's name.

Nowadays I'm not really a cocktail girl but I am partial to a glass of chilled Tio Pepe, a brand of fino sherry. Just the ticket as an aperitif before dinner when a cocktail might take the edge off your appetite
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There used to be a Kapok Tree Inn here in Davie. The Planter's Punch was quite good. Quite potent too.

Kapok tree planter's punch - Rum - easy recipe
Hell's teeth, Craig, did they have a special ward in the local hospital for the sufferers from that one? It sounds absolutely lethal!
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Here's a link to the other recipe I mentioned: Brandy Alexander
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Hell's teeth, Craig, did they have a special ward in the local hospital for the sufferers from that one? It sounds absolutely lethal!
Its one of those that goes down easy and you might find yourself into a second or third, never realizing!
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1 part each rum, gin, vodka, triple sec, and tequila mixed with 2 parts sweet and sour liquid mix. Glass should be 2/3 to 3/4 full of mixture over ice cubes. Top with a splash of Coke to finish filling glass, quick stir to mix. Should look kind of like iced tea, AKA Long Island Iced Tea. I mix up a batch of everything but Coke and keep in fridge to have when I want one.
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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?
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