Variation of a French Summer Cocktail

 

Variation of the French Summer Cocktail I created.

  • 2 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice (could probably use up to 1 oz)
  • 1/4 Rich Simple Syrup
  • Shake and Strain into a Collins Glass with Ice
  • Top with Soda Water or 7-Up
  • Garnish with 2-3 Black Raspberries on a pick. 

I think this recipe could use some fine tuning on the balance of ingredients. Also, here’s another idea for a similar drink.

Use a Cocktail glass, take out the Soda Water and Ice. When putting in the finishing touches, add the oils of a lemon. Garnish with 2-3 Black Raspberries on a pick and also a Lemon Spiral.

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Crocodile Cooler

 

Le Crocodile Cooler!

  • 1 oz Melon Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 2/3 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Top with 7-up Soda
  • Garnish with a Lime wheel, Cherry, and a straw

This is a “Build on Ice” cocktail. Meaning put in your ice and pour the ingredients. For this cocktail, you’ll end up with a nice gradient of colour when you finish pouring your ingredients. Before you drink it, you’ll want to stir it up a little bit to mix it together. Depending on how alcoholic you want your drink to be, just vary the Vodka amount.

Tastes: Pretty awesome, I made mine with 1 oz of Vodka and you can barely taste the vodka. Very refreshing and sweet. Great for a patio drink.

Cheers!

 

Invention: Blue Tulum

The Blue Tulum

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz Red Sour Puss
  • 1/2 oz Tropicana Orange/Mango/Peach Cocktail
  • Shake and Strain into Martini Glass. Garnish with a small lemon wheel and zest with lemon

Credits for the name go to my sexy friend Abby. Although she probably picked up this name from some corny reality show.

The ladies seem to dig this drink. As Ivy says, “THIS WAS SO YUMMY! ANOTHER!!”

Cheers!

Flower Water

Here are the flower water I used in my previous recipes. Rose Water (Left) and Orange Flower Water (Right)

These bottles can be purchased at your local Middle Eastern or Indian Grocery stores.

I bought these from Yek-o-Yek at 3046 Main Street for under $4 a bottle. There are other brands but I think Cortas is more well known.

They are very pungent liquids so usually a few drops is enough for your drink.

Almond Flavored Cocktail

Here’s another experiment.

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 1/4 oz Orgeat Syrup (I used Giffard’s)
  • 3 Dashes of Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
  • Had nothing almondy in my house so I garnished with an Almond Roca

This drink is far from being perfected. I would imagine it as a lighter fragrant drink with a hint of almond.

It actually tastes pretty good, but it’s a bit sweet for my liking. Amaretto is already  pretty sweet on it’s own and after adding the Orgeat Syrup, I think it gets too sweet.

This cocktail is similar to the Godfather

  • 1 1/2 oz Blended Scotch
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • Build on Ice and serve in old-fashion glass

The ratio for the godfather really depends on your preference for sweetness. It can be 1:1, 2:1, 3:1.

Experiments

Last night, I was feeling creative so I went on to create some cocktails.

 

No Name Yet. (Very nice Flower/Rose Frangrance)

  • 2 oz Gin (Hendricks works well due to it’s cucumberish aroma)
  • 1/4 Rose Water
  • 1/4 Rich Simple Syrup
  • Stir in Shaker tin then Strain into Champagne Saucer (Picture Below). Don’t add ice like mine.
  • Garnish with a rose petal or a few rose buds.

I haven’t experimented with fruits yet but I’m sure this would mix well with muddled raspberries etc.

I don’t have any Champagne Saucers at the moment but they are really great for cocktails that you would want to emphasize on the fragrance.

Alien Brain Hemmorage

The Alien Brain Hemmorage!

  • 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1/4 oz Baileys
  • Few drops of Grenadine
  • Few Drops of Blue Curacao
  • Double the ingredients if you’re making a 2 oz Shooter

First pour in the Peach Schnapps, next grab a teaspoon to help you slow the pour. You’ll want to drip the Baileys slowly into the shot. Basically what happens is that the Baileys curdles as it touches the Peach Schnapps. By dripping the Baileys, you’ll get these little brainy looking strings. Next pour a little bit of Grenadine into the cap and drizzle over the shot. Repeat for the Blue Curacao.

Chemically, the Baileys is a cream and the Peach Schnapps is a weak acidic liquid. Put together, the cream curdles up.

Taste: It’s sort of like a melt gummy worm/bear. It doesn’t taste gross. It just feels gross in your mouth.

This is a beastly looking shooter you might want to order for someone’s birthday!