Slow Drinks, Home-made Spirits, Liqueurs and Ingredients

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Ethan Bentley, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    A friend and I spent last Saturday afternoon preparing some infusions to sit until graduation, when they shall be ready.

    We made anise, rose/ginger, lavender/lime, citrus, and prickly pear. I can't wait for them to be ready to filter and try.
     
  2. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    O.K. Yeps, anise I get, citrus and prickly pear I get, but flowers, in your booze??? I can't imagine a rose or lavender FLAVORED drink.
    Aftershave yes, drink...

    Can't wait for you to tell us how this worked out.

    later
     
  3. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    The floral ones were my friend's idea. He has a lot of cookbooks and such from the Edwardian era and earlier, and you would be surprised at the amount of floral flavors they use. A while back he made a Rose and ginger lemonade, so we are duplicating that in the liqueur. As for the lavender; it smells nice and the lime should balance it out nicely.
     
  4. Flicka

    Flicka One Too Many

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    I have a violet and rose flavoured vodka which is really nice. However, one of the best cocktails I ever had was a rose & lychee "martini" I had in a Japanese place in London once. I so wish I could recreate that!
     
  5. bunnyb.gal

    bunnyb.gal Practically Family

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    Did you make that violet and rose vodka, Flicka, or did you buy it? Sounds yum!

    I love anything flower-flavoured and would definitely, if I had access to organic flowers, try my hand at making some floral booze.

    This cocktail recipe, for example, would really get my taste buds going:

    http://http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Stormy-Morning
     
  6. Dixie_Amazon

    Dixie_Amazon Practically Family

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    Cherry or Blackberry Bounce

    [video]http://www.wafb.com/story/18671185/blackberry-bounce?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId =7349838[/video]
    This is very similar to my FIL's recipe according to my husband.
     

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