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 Post subject: My Christmas Booze
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:11 pm 
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My pomegranate spiced gin is developing nicely. I need some help for a suggestion mix to go with it. It is a mix of sugar, pomegranate juice, pomegranate pips, tangerine juice and peel, cinnamon, star anise and black pepper. First taste is like, whoa, cough medicine and then all the other flavors start exploding in your mouth and you are pleased with your creation. I am not sure I would drink it straight (except for when I go to the darkened room in my basement with a spoon) and was wondering if anyone (Darcie springs to mind) has any ideas for a good mix suggestion. It is on the sweet side so I think it needs a bit of something to counteract that a bit. I was thinking Apperol, ginger ale and a splash of sparkling water. Or with prosecco, like a kir royale?

By the way, I got the recipe from Jamie Oliver's magazine "Jamie". I downloaded the Christmas issue on my Ipad and it has some very interesting recipes. There is a special at the moment and you can download issues at half price. I downloaded the Latin foods edition but haven't looked at it yet.

Thanks for your help. I am off to the basement with my spoon. The life of a bootlegger is not an easy one.

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 Post subject: Re: My Christmas Booze
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:19 pm 
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My thought would be to go all "Pink Lady" with it. Despite its name, the Pink Lady is one tough hombre. Since you have pomegranate and sugar in your gin (i.e. grenadine), that knocks out two of the ingredients of the PL. Here's what I would do:

1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) Mary's Bootlegger Gin
1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) applejack or Calvados
1/2 oz. (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 egg white (OMG I don't know the metric conversion!)

Dry shake (w/o ice), then shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


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 Post subject: Re: My Christmas Booze
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I too was thinking ginger ale or club soda as I was reading the beginning of your post. Great minds think alike! Maybe ginger ale and a squeeze of lemon or lime?

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 Post subject: Re: My Christmas Booze
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:11 am 
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Great! I think I would like to accentuate the orange tast in this so might sub something orangy for the applejack. I was also thinking Italian orange soda. I had a sangria in Spain this spring that was made with fanta and it was very tasty.

Are there warm gin drinks? A toddy kind of thing also seems like an idea.

BTW, an egg white is "1 egg white" in the metric system, 1000 egg whites is a kilowhite.

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I don't suppose you can get Izze's soda in Switzerland, but they have a great orange soda and a wonderful grapefruit soda, either of which would be perfect. I've never heard of a warm gin drink, but why not? Warm the gin, add honey and lemon, and top with soda.

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 Post subject: Re: My Christmas Booze
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:01 am 
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marygott wrote:

Are there warm gin drinks? A toddy kind of thing also seems like an idea.


Mary

There's Bloomsbury Punch.


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Ta da!

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And I googled Bloomsbury punch. That could work.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Pretty!


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Very pretty :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:29 pm 
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What did you use as the alcohol base?

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