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Margarita (And Ginger Margarita)
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Tea
This is how I make a traditional Margarita, plus a little twist on it!
Ingredients
  • 2 oz white/silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp evaporated cane juice (or sugar)
Instructions
  1. Mix first four ingredients
  2. Mix sugar and salt together on a plate. Shake the plate until it is even.
  3. Take a chilled margarita or martini glass and wipe the used lime over the edge. (see picture)
  4. Turn the glass upside down on the plate and girve the glass a spin until the salt mixture sticks to the rim.
  5. Right the glass and pour in the cocktail! Yum!

 

Mirrored from Nommable!.

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Margarita (And Ginger Margarita)
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Tea
This is how I make a traditional Margarita, plus a little twist on it!
Ingredients
  • 2 oz white/silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp evaporated cane juice (or sugar)
Instructions
  1. Mix first four ingredients
  2. Mix sugar and salt together on a plate. Shake the plate until it is even.
  3. Take a chilled margarita or martini glass and wipe the used lime over the edge. (see picture)
  4. Turn the glass upside down on the plate and girve the glass a spin until the salt mixture sticks to the rim.
  5. Right the glass and pour in the cocktail! Yum!

 

Mirrored from Nommable!.

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I’ve decided that in order to get better about posting, which I have totally failed at lately, I am going to start making an effort to blog new foods and drinks I try.

Today, those two things are Victory ‘Hop’ Wallop and Tyrell’s Honey Roast Ham and Cranberry Potato Chips.

Yes, ROAST HAM AND CRANBERRY POTATO CHIPS.

Let’s start with the beer. Victory is one of the big names in the Craft Beer Revolution and has an impressive stable of brews that, if you’re into American craft beer, you’ve probably at least tried their Hop Devil. “Hop” Wallop is named for a fictional coal miner-turned-prospector, Horace “Hop” Wallop, who appears on the label.

Victory "Hop" Wallop

The beer has a pleasant, yellow-golden color. I was actually a little surprised at how bright yellow it was out of the bottle when I started to pour. The flavor is excellent: incredibly bitter, with notes of chicory, and a nice, rich smoke to it, too. It definitely brings a lot of flavor, even ice cold. I would highly recommend it!

Second, we’ve got– and I feel the need to capitalize the title again, ROAST HAM AND CRANBERRY POTATO CHIPS. My mother and I saw these in the store and did a little double take before my mother told me that she tried to buy them last week and my father nixed them on account of being totally grossed out.

I’ve had some Tyrrell’s products before and have always found them to be excellent, but I’ve obviously never had (here it comes) ROAST HAM AND CRANBERRY POTATO CHIPS before. So we decided we just had to try them.

Tyrell's Roast Ham and Cranberry Potato Chips

My expectations were that they might be a bit sweet: this was not the case. They had a great, spicy-smoky flavor that actually went quite well with the beer, even thought that was unexpected. They aren’t sweet at all– this is more like the flavor of a spice rub that might have a little dried cranberry in it than cranberry sauce flavor. The main contribution of the cranberries is a nice tartness. And, as I’ve always found with Tyrrell’s chips, the chips are thick and crunchy, with some tooth to them, which means they hold up in the bag and aren’t reduced to flakes, and also that you feel like you’re eating something substantial when you nosh on them. I ate three chips, thought they were delicious, and was satisfied: I didn’t chow through the whole bag feeling like I was eating airy nothing.

My father, on the other hand, made the “icky” face when he ate them, saying they had “too many flavors working.”

So, yes, I would highly recommend both of these foods! Unless you are my father, in which case, you would like neither.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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I’ve decided that in order to get better about posting, which I have totally failed at lately, I am going to start making an effort to blog new foods and drinks I try.

Today, those two things are Victory ‘Hop’ Wallop and Tyrell’s Honey Roast Ham and Cranberry Potato Chips.

Yes, ROAST HAM AND CRANBERRY POTATO CHIPS.

Let’s start with the beer. Victory is one of the big names in the Craft Beer Revolution and has an impressive stable of brews that, if you’re into American craft beer, you’ve probably at least tried their Hop Devil. “Hop” Wallop is named for a fictional coal miner-turned-prospector, Horace “Hop” Wallop, who appears on the label.

Victory "Hop" Wallop

The beer has a pleasant, yellow-golden color. I was actually a little surprised at how bright yellow it was out of the bottle when I started to pour. The flavor is excellent: incredibly bitter, with notes of chicory, and a nice, rich smoke to it, too. It definitely brings a lot of flavor, even ice cold. I would highly recommend it!

Second, we’ve got– and I feel the need to capitalize the title again, ROAST HAM AND CRANBERRY POTATO CHIPS. My mother and I saw these in the store and did a little double take before my mother told me that she tried to buy them last week and my father nixed them on account of being totally grossed out.

I’ve had some Tyrrell’s products before and have always found them to be excellent, but I’ve obviously never had (here it comes) ROAST HAM AND CRANBERRY POTATO CHIPS before. So we decided we just had to try them.

Tyrell's Roast Ham and Cranberry Potato Chips

My expectations were that they might be a bit sweet: this was not the case. They had a great, spicy-smoky flavor that actually went quite well with the beer, even thought that was unexpected. They aren’t sweet at all– this is more like the flavor of a spice rub that might have a little dried cranberry in it than cranberry sauce flavor. The main contribution of the cranberries is a nice tartness. And, as I’ve always found with Tyrrell’s chips, the chips are thick and crunchy, with some tooth to them, which means they hold up in the bag and aren’t reduced to flakes, and also that you feel like you’re eating something substantial when you nosh on them. I ate three chips, thought they were delicious, and was satisfied: I didn’t chow through the whole bag feeling like I was eating airy nothing.

My father, on the other hand, made the “icky” face when he ate them, saying they had “too many flavors working.”

So, yes, I would highly recommend both of these foods! Unless you are my father, in which case, you would like neither.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] waltz_time, in a little while when I have time!



For two drinks:

Ice
1/2 cucumber or a small cucumber
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 oz lavender simple syrup
About 20 leaves of mixed sage
5 oz Hendrick's Gin

Chill 2 martini glasses
Put ice in shaker
Set aside 2 whole, nice sage leaves
Slice off two neat slices of cucumber and set aside.
Chop remaining cucumber coarsely and add to shaker
Add lime juice and muddle until seeds separate from cucumber flesh
Roll sage between palms to release oils
Add simple syrup and sage
Muddle again
Add gin
Shake

Pour. Add cucumber slice and sage leaf to each glass for garnish.

I should have made this with Rosemary, and called it a Dilly Dilly. I will do that next week. Oh, wait, no! I will be in New York next week. So no drink.

My mom and I went shopping today and I got to meet the guys who make her furniture. They make furniture out of reclaimed barnwood and she's pretty much gotten half of what's in the house from them. They were really nice.

I have been working on a new novel thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl and her writing challenge, and it's about 60 pages now. It's a teen fantasy thing, emphasis more on the teen than the fantasy. If anyone is interested in taking a stab at reading, let me know, although I'm likely only to hand it out to a couple people so don't be offended if I don't choose you.

I think tomorrow is the last day of the [livejournal.com profile] tarot_week spotlight, and it's my first day writing an article with a really big community. I am a little nervous-- a lot of people with a lot more experience than me have signed up for the community. I really made it so I would learn the cards better, so I don't pretend to be an expert genius about this stuff, but I think I know it pretty well, and I'm sort of worried people will just laugh at my analyses. But I'm also kind of excited to see the kind of discussion and questions it raises!
teaberryblue: (cocktails)
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] waltz_time, in a little while when I have time!



For two drinks:

Ice
1/2 cucumber or a small cucumber
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 oz lavender simple syrup
About 20 leaves of mixed sage
5 oz Hendrick's Gin

Chill 2 martini glasses
Put ice in shaker
Set aside 2 whole, nice sage leaves
Slice off two neat slices of cucumber and set aside.
Chop remaining cucumber coarsely and add to shaker
Add lime juice and muddle until seeds separate from cucumber flesh
Roll sage between palms to release oils
Add simple syrup and sage
Muddle again
Add gin
Shake

Pour. Add cucumber slice and sage leaf to each glass for garnish.

I should have made this with Rosemary, and called it a Dilly Dilly. I will do that next week. Oh, wait, no! I will be in New York next week. So no drink.

My mom and I went shopping today and I got to meet the guys who make her furniture. They make furniture out of reclaimed barnwood and she's pretty much gotten half of what's in the house from them. They were really nice.

I have been working on a new novel thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl and her writing challenge, and it's about 60 pages now. It's a teen fantasy thing, emphasis more on the teen than the fantasy. If anyone is interested in taking a stab at reading, let me know, although I'm likely only to hand it out to a couple people so don't be offended if I don't choose you.

I think tomorrow is the last day of the [livejournal.com profile] tarot_week spotlight, and it's my first day writing an article with a really big community. I am a little nervous-- a lot of people with a lot more experience than me have signed up for the community. I really made it so I would learn the cards better, so I don't pretend to be an expert genius about this stuff, but I think I know it pretty well, and I'm sort of worried people will just laugh at my analyses. But I'm also kind of excited to see the kind of discussion and questions it raises!
teaberryblue: (cocktails)
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] waltz_time, in a little while when I have time!



For two drinks:

Ice
1/2 cucumber or a small cucumber
Juice from 1 lime
1/2 oz lavender simple syrup
About 20 leaves of mixed sage
5 oz Hendrick's Gin

Chill 2 martini glasses
Put ice in shaker
Set aside 2 whole, nice sage leaves
Slice off two neat slices of cucumber and set aside.
Chop remaining cucumber coarsely and add to shaker
Add lime juice and muddle until seeds separate from cucumber flesh
Roll sage between palms to release oils
Add simple syrup and sage
Muddle again
Add gin
Shake

Pour. Add cucumber slice and sage leaf to each glass for garnish.

I should have made this with Rosemary, and called it a Dilly Dilly. I will do that next week. Oh, wait, no! I will be in New York next week. So no drink.

My mom and I went shopping today and I got to meet the guys who make her furniture. They make furniture out of reclaimed barnwood and she's pretty much gotten half of what's in the house from them. They were really nice.

I have been working on a new novel thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl and her writing challenge, and it's about 60 pages now. It's a teen fantasy thing, emphasis more on the teen than the fantasy. If anyone is interested in taking a stab at reading, let me know, although I'm likely only to hand it out to a couple people so don't be offended if I don't choose you.

I think tomorrow is the last day of the [livejournal.com profile] tarot_week spotlight, and it's my first day writing an article with a really big community. I am a little nervous-- a lot of people with a lot more experience than me have signed up for the community. I really made it so I would learn the cards better, so I don't pretend to be an expert genius about this stuff, but I think I know it pretty well, and I'm sort of worried people will just laugh at my analyses. But I'm also kind of excited to see the kind of discussion and questions it raises!
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For two drinks:

1 pear
1/2 oz St Germain
6 oz gin
Dry Vermouth

Chill two Martini glasses

Slice the pear, reserve four slices.
Chop the rest of the pear finely and add to shaker with ice
Add St Germain
Muddle contents
Add Gin, shake, and serve

Also, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] lunylucy, PETA is trying to campaign to change the name of "fish" to "sea kittens" to try to convince people not to eat fish because they are cute and cuddly. They say, and I quote, "No one would ever eat a Sea Kitten!"

AND THEY HAVE A MEME:


Create Your Own Sea Kitten at peta.org!
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For two drinks:

1 pear
1/2 oz St Germain
6 oz gin
Dry Vermouth

Chill two Martini glasses

Slice the pear, reserve four slices.
Chop the rest of the pear finely and add to shaker with ice
Add St Germain
Muddle contents
Add Gin, shake, and serve

Also, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] lunylucy, PETA is trying to campaign to change the name of "fish" to "sea kittens" to try to convince people not to eat fish because they are cute and cuddly. They say, and I quote, "No one would ever eat a Sea Kitten!"

AND THEY HAVE A MEME:


Create Your Own Sea Kitten at peta.org!
teaberryblue: (cocktails)




For two drinks:

1 pear
1/2 oz St Germain
6 oz gin
Dry Vermouth

Chill two Martini glasses

Slice the pear, reserve four slices.
Chop the rest of the pear finely and add to shaker with ice
Add St Germain
Muddle contents
Add Gin, shake, and serve

Also, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] lunylucy, PETA is trying to campaign to change the name of "fish" to "sea kittens" to try to convince people not to eat fish because they are cute and cuddly. They say, and I quote, "No one would ever eat a Sea Kitten!"

AND THEY HAVE A MEME:


Create Your Own Sea Kitten at peta.org!
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For two drinks:

5 oz gin
1.5 oz campari
1 tsp dry vermouth
1 pluout plum
1 tangerine
ice

Chill 2 martini glasses
Add ice to shaker.
Reserve 6 slices plum, 2 tangerine wedges
Chop remaining plum, add to shaker with Campari
Squeeze remsining tangerine, add juice and squeezed tangerine pieces to shaker
Muddle contents with wooden spoon
Add 3 oz gin to shaker, shake.
Pour vermouth into one glass, swirl and pour out into second glass. Swirl and pour our remainder.
Pour shaken liquid into glasses, add reserved fruit and top off with 1 oz gin each.
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For two drinks:

5 oz gin
1.5 oz campari
1 tsp dry vermouth
1 pluout plum
1 tangerine
ice

Chill 2 martini glasses
Add ice to shaker.
Reserve 6 slices plum, 2 tangerine wedges
Chop remaining plum, add to shaker with Campari
Squeeze remsining tangerine, add juice and squeezed tangerine pieces to shaker
Muddle contents with wooden spoon
Add 3 oz gin to shaker, shake.
Pour vermouth into one glass, swirl and pour out into second glass. Swirl and pour our remainder.
Pour shaken liquid into glasses, add reserved fruit and top off with 1 oz gin each.
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For two drinks:

5 oz gin
1.5 oz campari
1 tsp dry vermouth
1 pluout plum
1 tangerine
ice

Chill 2 martini glasses
Add ice to shaker.
Reserve 6 slices plum, 2 tangerine wedges
Chop remaining plum, add to shaker with Campari
Squeeze remsining tangerine, add juice and squeezed tangerine pieces to shaker
Muddle contents with wooden spoon
Add 3 oz gin to shaker, shake.
Pour vermouth into one glass, swirl and pour out into second glass. Swirl and pour our remainder.
Pour shaken liquid into glasses, add reserved fruit and top off with 1 oz gin each.
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For 2 drinks:

6 oz Desert Juniper Gin
1 1/2 Pluot Plums
1 lime
1 tsp sugar

2 martini glasses

Chill glasses
Cut three plum wedges, set aside.
Chop rest of plum into 1/2" chunks.
Cut lime into eighths.
Add sugar, lime juice.
Put squeezed lime pieces into shaker
Muddle contents of shaker.
Add gin, shake.

Strain into chilled martini glasses, serve with plum wedge
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For 2 drinks:

6 oz Desert Juniper Gin
1 1/2 Pluot Plums
1 lime
1 tsp sugar

2 martini glasses

Chill glasses
Cut three plum wedges, set aside.
Chop rest of plum into 1/2" chunks.
Cut lime into eighths.
Add sugar, lime juice.
Put squeezed lime pieces into shaker
Muddle contents of shaker.
Add gin, shake.

Strain into chilled martini glasses, serve with plum wedge
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For 2 drinks:

6 oz Desert Juniper Gin
1 1/2 Pluot Plums
1 lime
1 tsp sugar

2 martini glasses

Chill glasses
Cut three plum wedges, set aside.
Chop rest of plum into 1/2" chunks.
Cut lime into eighths.
Add sugar, lime juice.
Put squeezed lime pieces into shaker
Muddle contents of shaker.
Add gin, shake.

Strain into chilled martini glasses, serve with plum wedge
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For Two Drinks:

1 bottle of stout or other dark beer
3 oz bourbon
1 oz maple syrup
2 tbs butter
2 tbs brown sugar
6 pecans

Chill two rocks glasses.
Stir bourbon, 2 oz of stout, and maple syrup over ice.
Heat butter in frying pan until melted, add sugar and stir till dissolved.
Add pecans to hot butter mixture, stir until coated, remove from heat.
Remove pecans and put in rocks glasses.
Add butter mixture to shaker with bourbon, beer, and syrup.
Shake. Butter will harden into a solid.
Strain into glasses.
Top off with remaining stout.
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For Two Drinks:

1 bottle of stout or other dark beer
3 oz bourbon
1 oz maple syrup
2 tbs butter
2 tbs brown sugar
6 pecans

Chill two rocks glasses.
Stir bourbon, 2 oz of stout, and maple syrup over ice.
Heat butter in frying pan until melted, add sugar and stir till dissolved.
Add pecans to hot butter mixture, stir until coated, remove from heat.
Remove pecans and put in rocks glasses.
Add butter mixture to shaker with bourbon, beer, and syrup.
Shake. Butter will harden into a solid.
Strain into glasses.
Top off with remaining stout.
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For Two Drinks:

1 bottle of stout or other dark beer
3 oz bourbon
1 oz maple syrup
2 tbs butter
2 tbs brown sugar
6 pecans

Chill two rocks glasses.
Stir bourbon, 2 oz of stout, and maple syrup over ice.
Heat butter in frying pan until melted, add sugar and stir till dissolved.
Add pecans to hot butter mixture, stir until coated, remove from heat.
Remove pecans and put in rocks glasses.
Add butter mixture to shaker with bourbon, beer, and syrup.
Shake. Butter will harden into a solid.
Strain into glasses.
Top off with remaining stout.
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Last week's cocktail didn't go up because it wasn't my own recipe-- I just made traditional buttered rum.

THIS week, though, we have two cocktails!

Tangerine 75



For 6 cocktails:
1 tangerine plus 6 tangerine slices with rind
1 bottle Champagne, Prosecco, or other sparkling white wine
1 tb sugar
6 oz gin

Remove rind from 1 tangerine, cut into pieces and put into shaker or pitcher.
Muddle with sugar, add gin
Strain equally into 6 glasses
Top with sparkling wine
Add tangerine slices for garnish

Persephone's Peril



For 5 cocktails:
1 orange
1 lemon
1 tb sugar
7.5 oz gin
7.5 oz pomegranate soda
tonic water
1 tb + 1 tsp mint

Squeeze orange juice and lemon juice into shaker or pitcher
Add sugar and mint and muddle
Add gin and soda, shake or stir
Strain equally into glasses
Top with tonic
Add mint and orange zest for garnish

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