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Cocktail Challenge!
tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-02-11 2:57 pm   Permalink

We are having a small winter luau on saturday, and want to be cost efficient with the booze... the lovely Alexis (at whose home we are having the shivery shindig) has reported the following contents of her liquor cabinet (see below).

The challenge? Can you come up with any drinks made with these items that require the adding of only one or 2 other alcoholic ingredients? Rum will likely be one of them. Any mix is acceptable.


1/5 bottle of Limoncello
3/4 bottle of vermouth
1/4 bottle of amarula
full bottle of drambuie


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2003-02-11 3:20 pm   Permalink

sweet or dry vermouth?

what flavor is amarula?
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Formikahini
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Posted: 2003-02-11 4:05 pm   Permalink

Ooh, I like this idea, Tikifish! Like an Iron Chef match for the bar, in reverse.
("Your ingredient tonight will be Pisco, and your challenge will be to make an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert, all incorporating Pisco.")

Mix on! No hari kari if the drink is bad, please folks.


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2003-02-11 4:30 pm   Permalink

another question:

Will there be fresh citrus? Can't do much with those ingredients without some kind of fresh juice because all are fairly sweet (I'm guessing that it's sweet vermouth and that amarula is a liqueur).
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tikifish
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Posted: 2003-02-11 4:40 pm   Permalink

It would be dry vermouth, I beleive we bought it for martinis at our New Year's Vegas themed party.

Amarula is sort of like Baileys Irish Cream.

"On the open plains of the African veld grows a tree, untamed by man. It is the Marula Tree, and its exotic fruit is at the heart of Amarula Cream - the perfect blend of fresh cream and the distilled Marula fruit. A drink with a distinctive, exciting and sophisticated taste."


 
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tikifish
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Posted: 2003-02-11 4:42 pm   Permalink

Oh, as for citrus, yes - when I said "any mix is acceptible" I meant I will buy or squeeze any sort of juice required for the recipe. Prune juice, Pineapple Juice, Sunny D... ok, maybe not Sunny D. But you get the idea.

I also have an ice cream maker that doubles as a slushy drink machine.


 
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tikifish
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Posted: 2003-02-11 4:53 pm   Permalink

Here's something from the Amarula website. What is the deal with the jelly though?

Bull Elephant
25ml ( oz) Amarula Cream
25ml ( oz) Bacardi white rum
2 ml (5 drops) lemon essence
25ml ( oz) lemon jelly
50ml (1 oz) hot water

Method
Add hot water to jelly, mix well until jelly has dissolved. Add crushed ice. Add other ingredients and stir well. Strain into a glass and add garnish.


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2003-02-11 5:29 pm   Permalink

The only existing drink I can recall that includes Drambuie is a Rusty Nail, which is scotch on the rocks with a splash of Drambuie.

So lets make up some!

1. You could make a tasty creamy drink with the 1/4 bottle of amarula (about 2 oz. per drink because it's pretty low proof right?), a bit of Drambuie (say 1/2 oz. per drink), and some light rum (1.5 oz. per drink). Blend with ice with that slushy machine. Pour into chilled wine glass or tiki mug. Serve with straw. Mmmmmmmmm. I'll call it an African Goddess.

2. How about 1.5 oz. rum (gold or light), 1/2 oz. Drambuie, and 1/2 oz. lemon juice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass and float lemon twist. Let's call it a Honeycomber (Drambuie has honey in it).

3. 1/2 oz. limoncello, 2 oz. orange juice, 2 oz rum, a teaspoon vermouth, a teaspoon drambuie - everything but the amarula. Shake with ice and strain into short tiki mug with crushed ice. Garnish with orange slice and cherry (and pineapple slice if you wish). Add paper umbrella. The Witch Doctor.

4. 2 oz. rum, 1/2 oz. limoncello, 1/2 oz. lime juice. Dip edge of chilled cocktail glass in limoncello, shake off excess, and dip in superfine sugar. Shake drink with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass. Add lemon slice garnish. The Hockey Puck (I couldn't think of anything else and it's popular in Canada).

Happy hangover!
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thejab
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Posted: 2003-02-11 5:31 pm   Permalink

The Bull Elephant sounds like a good hot drink. How about using the limoncello instead of the lemon jelly? Use a little bit at first so you don't ruin the drink.
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powerofthetiki
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Posted: 2003-02-11 6:16 pm   Permalink

Here are a few drinks made with Drambuie and
Amarula Cream

SPRINGBOK
Drink Type: Shots, Shooters & Slammers
Glass Type: Shot Glass

Ingredients:
3/4 oz. Creme de Menthe
1/4 oz. Amarula Cream
1 dash Cream

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AFTERSHOCK
Drink Type: Punches & Party Drinks
Glass Type: Collins Glass

Ingredients:
Drambuie
Malibu Coconut Rum
Cherry Brandy
Lemonade

Description:
Pour the ingredients into the glass and stir

CACTUS PRICK
Drink Type: Cocktails
Glass Type: Cocktail Glass

Ingredients:
2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tequila
0.5 oz. Triple Sec
2 tsp. Drambuie
2 oz. Lemon Juice
Description:
Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain drink into a Cocktail glass and serve.

MUSHROOM BOMB
Drink Type: Shots, Shooters & Slammers
Glass Type: Shot Glass

Ingredients:
Kahlua
Drambuie
Irish Cream

Description:
layer in order in shot glass
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Lady Cello

Ingredients

1 oz Limoncello
1 oz Rum
1 tsp Grenadine
1/2 oz Lemon juice
Sugar

Directions
Shake with ice and pour into a sugar and Limoncello rimmed highball glass. Garnish with a cherry.



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irontiki
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Posted: 2003-02-11 7:02 pm   Permalink

I don't have any cocktails that use those ingredients but a Blue Lagoon is a quick and dirty tropical drink suitable for letting guests do themselves or making in pitchers...

Blue Lagoon

1 shot of light rum
1 shot of blue curacauo
a hand full of ice cubes
fill the glass with lemonade

Depending on the party it can be nice to do simple drinks like this and concentrate on the garnishes.

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Tiki Rider
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Posted: 2003-02-11 7:11 pm   Permalink

Tikifish...Did you try www.webtender.com for suggestions?

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tikifish
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Posted: 2003-02-12 11:59 am   Permalink

Thanks, I'm going to check out webtender now...

I have also had a request for a 'non-rum banana drink'. Sheesh! Fussy guests!
Any thoughts? Is it better to make drinks with real bananas blended up, or to buy the banana liqueur? I seem to recall a party a few years ago in which I tried to make a drink with real bananas and it came out the colour of baby puke.


 
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powerofthetiki
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Posted: 2003-02-12 6:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-02-12 11:59, tikifish wrote:
Thanks, I'm going to check out webtender now...


Any thoughts? Is it better to make drinks with real bananas blended up, or to buy the banana liqueur?



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Use real bananas for texture but for flavor add the banana liqueur?

Banana Mama

1 Banana
1 oz banana liqueur
Pineapple juice
Cream or milk

Pour into a blender with ice and blend till smooth

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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-02-13 12:22 pm   Permalink

Ok, so with the help of webtender I came up with 11 drinks we can make with our meager stash, and by buying only 4 more alcoholic ingredients - rum, vodka, malibu and banana liqueur.

And, because I am a big nerd and I am not busy at work, I made posters for each of them. I also gave the ones with stupid names better names.

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http://www.tikifish.com/tongatwist.jpg

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