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What's your favorite vacation drink? I need to find some new ones!

What's your favorite vacation drink? I need to find some new ones!

Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:40 AM
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I goofed. I like Bombay Saphire dry, up, with a twist.

Bombay saphire is a very good brand of Gin. It is very smooth.
Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:47 AM
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How do you make mojitos?
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:05 PM
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I also enjoy mojitos, when I cannot find caipirinhas. Both recipes can be found on www.epicurious.com in the Drink section.
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:05 PM
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Cosmopolitans are my favorite
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:31 PM
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Lemon drops
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 06:18 PM
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I recently re-discovered Harvey Wallbangers, a drink I used to like in the 60's. 8 oz orange juice, stirred with 1 oz vodka on the rocks, float 1/2 oz Galiano on top. I also have developed a penchant for Limoncello, a strong sweet lemony liquor from Italy. I keep it in the freezer and serve it in chilled shot glasses in the summertime.
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 06:31 PM
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Ketel One is just the brand of vodka..Grey Goose and Stoli are good, too. I didn't used to like stuffed olives either, but try the bleu cheese - you won't be disappointed! It MAKES the martini!
I'll weigh in on the margarita's, too. Tequilla, triple sec and fresh squeezed lime juice...the only way to go!
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 06:50 PM
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I'm afraid I would get laughed at if I went into a bar and asked for a martini with an olive stuffed with bleu cheese. Sounds wonderful though.
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:38 PM
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mojitos, mmmmmm.
every recipe uses different measures, so the best and most fun way is to experiment to taste. Muddle a few fresh mint leaves and a teaspoons of sugar in a glass or your shaker tin. Then shake hard with crushed ice, rum of choice, (we like dark but not anejo)fresh lime juice and a little bit of simple syrup. Just play around with the lime/sugar ratio until you like it. Garnish with whole leaves. I just discovered last week that those souvenir baseball bats about a foot long make great muddlers. Hubby pointed out the finish might add a little something extra to the drink but so far haven't lost my eyesight! i've been playing with mint varieties this year and found grapefruit and pineapple mint make awesome drinks! also, if you get a mojito in a bar and they try to slip in sweet and sour, or sprite to fill it--send it back!
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Aug 2nd, 2003, 08:57 PM
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That limoncello sounds wonderful-----think I'll start chilling those shot glasses tonight! This one's kinda sweet, but I love it in the summer: rum and diet A&W cream soda on the rocks with a twist of lime. Now my question is: do most bars stock olives stuffed with blue cheese???? Ditto on the Bombay Sapphire martini, dry, straight up----can't wait to find those bluecheeseolives!!
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 04:48 AM
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A martini bar would have a variety of olives - bleu cheese, jalapeno, onion, etc. Your average bar WOULD laugh at you if you asked for anything other than an ordinary olive. Fine restaurants usually have them, too. OR....you can make them yourself! (pluck the pimento out of an olive, shove a chunk of cheese in - pure heaven!)
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 05:07 AM
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I love a great Limoncello but many are extremely harsh and overly sweet. They are a hot trend for the past two years and thus a proliferation of inferior limoncellos.

I like a great top shelf Margarita or a proper Cosmopolitan made with a very smooth lemon vodka.

Mojito Mist is a great south Florida summer drink.

I drink more mixed drinks in the hot Florida summer. Many wines just wilt in the heat. LMF
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 08:49 AM
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I know you said no "daquaris" however, on Palm Island, they make a lime daquari like none ever... can canyone get that recipe, while there, they refused to spill the secret!
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Aug 3rd, 2003, 11:18 AM
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I love a Bushwhacker. Discovered it on Pensacola Beach, Florida.
2 oz. Kahlua
1 oz Bacardi Rum
4 oz Coco Lopez cream of Coconut(Sorry)
4 oz half and half
Blend together.
You'll find out that it deserves its name.
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