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Taza Aficionada

a slightly doctored version of the Repo Cup cocktail from the Cocktail 2010 book by increasing the amount of tequila to 2oz – otherwise Chartreuse is too dominant and you just can’t get any tequila…


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Luna de Guadalajara

Luna de Guadalajara, originally uploaded by Russian Banana.

excellent pretty dry cocktail coming from the bartender’s guide by RObert Hess.
2oz tequila blanco
1oz dry vermouth
1/2 benedictine.

stir and strain in a cocktail glass

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Daily Pimm’sleur

Daily Pimm’sleur, originally uploaded by Russian Banana.

Looking for some interesting drink involving Pimm’s – found this one on the chartreuse importer site. Very good.

In a shaker with no ice, combine
1.5 oz pimms,
1/2 lemon juice,
1/2 lime juice,
1 oz simple syrup,
1/2oz yellow chartreuse,
1 egg white
shake with no ice for a few minutes and then add ice and shake
and strain into a chilled highball nutmeg grated on top

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Sweet Inferno

Sweet Inferno, originally uploaded by Russian Banana.

Was leafing through the “Secrets Revealed Of America’s Greatest Cocktails” book today – honestly not that many secrets but this obvious twist on negroni sounded interesting… Campari, creme de cacao (chocolate negroni immediately sprang to mind) and the base liquor being vodka unfortunately. Remedied the latter with subbing vodka with gin:
1.5oz gin (Martin Miller)
0.75oz Campari
0.5oz creme de cacao (Marie Brizard).
garnish with cherry.
The name of the drink, Inferno, puzzled me a bit but once i shot this pic it became sort of obvious…

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Herbe du Monde

Herbe du Monde, originally uploaded by Russian Banana.

more Domaine de Canton.
The original recipe was found on this blog: http://cocktailbuzz.blogspot.com/2009/02/power-of-ginger-domaine-de-canton.html
Liked the idea of using the wine and happened to have a bottle of viognier opened. Tremendous result… tequila works wonders with Domain de Canton

1 1/2 oz. 1800 silver tequila
3/4 oz. Domaine de Canton
1/2 oz. Viognier

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My Girl Is Ginger

My Girl Is Ginger, originally uploaded by Russian Banana.

Dedicated to Tommy, my orange cat…
I was looking for some interesting rum based drinks and found this one that also calls for Domaine de Canton – even better.
The ratio and ingredients i used:
* 1.5 oz Appleton Estate V/X rum
* 3/4oz Punt et Mes
* 3/4oz Domain de Canton
* 1/4 soda
very complex and interesting…

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Widow’s Kiss

Widow’s Kiss, originally uploaded by Russian Banana.

more experiments with yellow chartreuse: it’s quite a famous drink, made with either green or yellow chartreuse… the ratio also varies: i used this one: http://www.cocktaildb.com/recipe_detail?id=4019
garnished with raspberry…

nice drink just not appropriate for this kind of hot humid weather – it’s more like a fall/winter warmer…

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