jcocktosten posted:

Bombay Sapphire, little sugar syrup, little soda water, meyer lemon juice and peel from first lemon off our tree.  Delicious

I'm jealous. I live near Seattle. I tried growing a dwarf Meyer lemon tree in my living room, with large windows facing a southern exposure. It still didn't make it. 

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mneeley490 posted:
jcocktosten posted:

Bombay Sapphire, little sugar syrup, little soda water, meyer lemon juice and peel from first lemon off our tree.  Delicious

I'm jealous. I live near Seattle. I tried growing a dwarf Meyer lemon tree in my living room, with large windows facing a southern exposure. It still didn't make it. 

We have the tree on our deck in a large planter - I believe it was planted in May - first fruit was 7-8 lemons - there are 50+ budding now - we'll see how many survive

After dinner Saturday night with some friends, we went "curling" at the Hotel Gwen.  I enjoyed some new cocktails:

Gold Coast - Angel's Envy bourbon, lemonhead syrup, egg white and a spiced pear rinse.
Hyde Park - Bacardi black rum, pineapple, lemon, ginger and cinnamon.

Just made some grilled pineapple infused mezcal. Used it to make some jalapeno Tommy style margaritas...excellent! It's total liquid crack!

2nd batch of Margaritas of the year.  First batch was made last week and disappeared quickly with a couple of wonderful house guests.  Made the 2nd batch on Sunday for pizza dinner with #1 daughter and family.  Have a little left over, and am sipping a wee dram.  And yes, I know it's not even 4PM yet.  

PH

Didn't make this, but had a Cucumber Vodka Lemonade cocktail last night and really enjoyed it.  I can't remember the last time I had vodka, but this was so refreshing last night.

Cucumber martini

Muddle pealed cucumber with basil and simple syrup.  Add fresh lime juice and gin. Add ice, shake and strain into martini glass. Could substitute for vodka if preferred.

 

thistlintom posted:
doubled posted:

Gin & Tonic with The Botanist

Very good gin, if not a bit pricey

I didn't think I liked Gin, until I had Botanist. 

thelostverse posted:
thistlintom posted:
doubled posted:

Gin & Tonic with The Botanist

Very good gin, if not a bit pricey

I didn't think I liked Gin, until I had Botanist. 

Yes, it has a little less juniper berry and more of other flavors.  My favorite gin

There are some interesting gins in Scotland that use local herbs and ingredients.  Some don't make it outside of the country.  Instead of bringing back Scotch, I'm stocking up on these gins in my next trip.  

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I've been making a less sour/less sweet aviation

2 parts british gin

1 part creme de violette

1/2 part maraschino cherry

1/2 part fresh lemon.  1 part if your lemon is a nice meyer lemon

I'm a big fan of IRISH COFFEE 

  1. Brew your favorite coffee.
  2. Add Irish whiskey to a mug. 
  3. Add a little maple syrup to sweeten. 
  4. Add a splash of coffee and gently stir to blend. 
  5. Top with whipped cream. 

Riff on the aviation

2 parts gin

.5 part creme violette

1 part marischino cherry liqour

dash of lillet

half fresh squeezed lemon.

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