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Alcoholic Beverages

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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Share here. Im looking for some new drinks to make while on vacation :)
I would like a sangria and margarita recipe for sure but not limited to that!
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andrea96
by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I mostly just drink beer, so that's not much help.

jessicasmom1
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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hmmm I am a non drinker but those strawberry margaritas look wonderful to me when I am out. 

SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

 Here's one I've had great success with. I once worked as a bartender in a Cuban restaurant, and the key to their great sangria was the brandy. Get Spanish brandy if you can find it.

Sangria

1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
8 maraschino cherries
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brandy
1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup triple sec 
2 cups Club Soda
More fruit for garnish, if desired

In a large pitcher, add slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries, sugar,  lemon juice,  orange juice. Let sit an hour or so, stirring occasionally to help draw juice from fruit. Add  brandy,, red wine, and triple sec.  Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. Just before serving, add Club Soda.

SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

 I like a classic margarita, but this is my favorite

Strawberry Margarita

3 1/2 cups strawberries
2 1/2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
3 T
ablespoons Cointreau or triple sec 
Lime wedges and fresh whole strawberries (optional)

Combine strawberries, ice, tequila, lime juice, sugar, and liqueur in a blender, and process until the mixture is smooth. Pour the margaritas into 4 large glasses. Garnish margaritas with a lime wedge and strawberry, if desired.

La-Belle-Vie
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Mmm I usually do drink beer most of the time

Quoting andrea96:

I mostly just drink beer, so that's not much help.

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La-Belle-Vie
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Oh yeah! Mmmm thank you!

Quoting SweetLuci:

 Here's one I've had great success with. I once worked as a bartender in a Cuban restaurant, and the key to their great sangria was the brandy. Get Spanish brandy if you can find it.


Sangria


1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1 lime, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
8 maraschino cherries
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brandy
1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup triple sec 
2 cups Club Soda
More fruit for garnish, if desired


In a large pitcher, add slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries, sugar,  lemon juice,  orange juice. Let sit an hour or so, stirring occasionally to help draw juice from fruit. Add  brandy,, red wine, and triple sec.  Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. Just before serving, add Club Soda.

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La-Belle-Vie
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM
That you Luci!

Quoting SweetLuci:

 I like a classic margarita, but this is my favorite


Strawberry Margarita



3 1/2 cups strawberries
2 1/2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
3 T
ablespoons Cointreau
Lime wedges and fresh whole strawberries (optional)


Combine strawberries, ice, tequila, lime juice, sugar, and liqueur in a blender, and process until the mixture is smooth. Pour the margaritas into 4 large glasses. Garnish margaritas with a lime wedge and strawberry, if desired.

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SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

 If you nare going to be making quite a few drinks, I would suggest making some simple syrup. Equal amounts of sugar and water, heat to boiling to dissolve sugar. Cool and store at room temperature. Just add to drinks as needed rather than adding sugar, which is sometimes a little hard to dissolve in cold drinks. I store it in a squeeze bottle. Easy to store and pour.

La-Belle-Vie
by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Perfect! I do this for my sweet teas but didn't think of this for our beverages

Quoting SweetLuci:

 If you nare going to be making quite a few drinks, I would suggest making some simple syrup. Equal amounts of sugar and water, heat to boiling to dissolve sugar. Cool and store at room temperature. Just add to drinks as needed rather than adding sugar, which is sometimes a little hard to dissolve in cold drinks. I store it in a squeeze bottle. Easy to store and pour.

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SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM

 You can always use frozen strawberries as well as frozen bananas. If I know I'm going to use them in a frozen drink, I hull the strawberries, slice the bananas  and place them on a sheet pan to freeze, then add to ziplock bags. Use less ice this way. You can use Cointreau and triple sec interchangeably.

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