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Cocktail of the Week – Punch Blush!

Guess what? It’s Friday! And I’m excited because this weeks cocktail is kind of my own little thing. It’s completely delicious and far too easy to drink. But then again, it’s not as alcoholic as some others I’ve done so don’t even sweat it.

Get yourself a tall glass and add some ice. Pour over 1 nip (30ml) of Cointreau. Add the juice of 1 fresh lime. Top up your glass with apple and pink grapefruit mineral water*.

*If you can’t find the apple and pink grapefruit mineral water, use some pink grapefruit juice, splash of apple juice and top up with mineral or soda water.

POW!! That's a punch of blush!

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in In the Liquor Cabinet

 

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Cocktail of the week – Between the Sheets

I mean, who names these cocktails? Seriously.

Despite the ambiguous name, this is a really delicious cocktail. Previously the COW’s have been long, thirst quenching drinks. That’s a technical name by the way “long drink”. So this week I decided to give a classic grown-up cocktail a go.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1 nip white rum*, 1 nip brandy, 1 nip Cointreau, 1 nip lemon or lime juice. Shake! Strain into martini glasses. Garnish with lime. Drink. Be careful not to operate heavy machinery.

*I have to confess that I didn’t have any white rum, so I added coconut rum instead. It gave it a lovely holiday feel. I’m quite positive that using white rum would be just as delicious but not as exotic.

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in In the Liquor Cabinet

 

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Cocktail of the Week – Salty Dog!

Cocktail of the week will now appear on Friday’s. I mean its only logical, right?

So I can’t take credit for finding this one. I can only take credit for drinking it and enjoying it heaps. My dear friend made this for me and we sat drinking and talking about life on her deck in the sun. I always say give credit where its due… So this one’s for you barelypoppins!! (If you want to visit an awesome site that also has cocktail recipes and lots of other super rad stuff, visit http://barelypoppins.wordpress.com/).

I think its only fitting you pronounce this drink as Salty Dawwwwwg! Especially after you’ve had a few.

Take one big tall glass, run lemon or lime around the rim and dip in salt. Fill with ice, pour over 1 nip vodka and 1 nip Cointreau. Fill with ruby-red grapefruit juice and garnish with mint or thyme leaves. Ooooh, mama. You’re gonna love it.

(I’d love to hear from you if you are trying these drinks …this lady loves feedback!)

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in In the Liquor Cabinet

 

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