Cocktails

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas.

It’s Friday the thirteenth, and twelve days until Christmas. What better way to tell your superstitious fears to take a hike, than by having a cocktail! There are twelve cocktail recipes on the image below. Some are easy, some are a bit more involved. All of them are doable. All of them are tasty. So, Mix them up, drink them down, and have some holiday cheer.

Sorry about the image size. It’s fairly large so you can actually read the tiny type on it.

12 Cocktails

Saturday Summer Sipping.

As the temperatures go up, the need for a lighter refreshing summer cocktail is in full swing. I’m not a gin guy, but lately I’ve been drinking French 75’s made with Tanqueray Malacca and all I can say is “Oh Hell Yes”. The cocktail, which dates to the end of the First World War, and is named for the famed French 75mm canon, meets all my needs. The recipe I am using is slightly different from the traditional with the addition os Grand Marnier, which adds a nice additional aromatic to the overall flavor pallet of the drink. The recipe is below. Enjoy.

2 ounces Tanqueray Malacca gin
1¼ ounces Grand Marnier 150
1½ ounces lemon
2½ ounces Champagne
Lemon twist

Shake gin, Grand Marnier, and lemon over ice in a cocktail shaker, then strain into a martini glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist. Makes two.

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How About Bourbon Cherry Seltzer’s for the 4th?

Nothing says patriotism like blowing things up while you consume alcoholic beverages. While beer is probably the number one choice of booze to drink on the Fourth of July, some of us might prefer something a bit different. Perhaps a Bourbon Cherry Seltzer. The recipe sounds more difficult than it is, and the results are definitely worth your time to make it.

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