31. August 2007 · Comments Off on Forbes – 10 Cool Summer Cocktails · Categories: Cocktails, Linky · Tags: , , , , , , ,

Forbes: Campari SmashI live in San Diego, home of temperate weather nearly all year around. The flip side of this is that, when it’s hot and humid like it is now, I really feel it. We don’t even own a fan; normally the breeze from the sea is enough, but today it’s 85 degrees and muggy in our apartment. Naturally, I did what any thinking person does in situations like these: searched the internet for a cooling cocktail. The one I ended up drinking is an upcoming post, but my runner up was from Forbes 10 Cool Summer Cocktails list. The fancy picture is from that article and shows a drink I plan on making soon: the Campari Smash. It’s mainly Campari and limoncello, both of which I happen to have. They have lots of other drinks, so take a look, make a drink, and cool down.

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Limoncello So the batch of not-steeped-for-long-enough limoncello (see previous entry) finished and was surprisingly tasty. It was well received and is long gone at this point, although I played around and made another batch (pictured here in an old tequila bottle) which is also good. I’m holding off on a longish post as I have another variant to try, but if you’re looking for an easy to make, tasty liquor limoncello has my recommendation.

As for the tequila por mi amante, it looks and smells delicious. The smell of strawberries leaps out of the jar when I open it to peer inside, anxiously waiting out at least three weeks. I can’t wait to give it a sip!

07. August 2007 · Comments Off on Beginnings · Categories: Cocktails · Tags: , , , , , ,

Limoncello Brewing Tequila por Mi AmanteI just started two projects: A rushed limoncello and a less rushed Tequila por Mi Amante. Both are concoctions I’ve never had the pleasure of making myself, nor even tasting for that matter. Limoncello is an Italian liquor based on, you guessed it, of lemons and sugar. Or at least that’s what I’m told. I’ve been seeing it around for a while and wanted to try it out for the fabled Fig Party we knew was coming up sometime. Unfortunately, we didn’t know quite when the party would be, and I waited until we heard, and it’s this Saturday. Decent limoncello seems to take a week minimum, often a bit longer, so we’ll see how this goes. If anyone has any fig-themed cocktail ideas, I’d love to hear them.

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