Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tie One On Tuesday!

Alright, another week and another round of drinks for you out there in Cyberland! Once again I am amazed you booze hounds are reading this. I received another request from a faithful reader, this time for some recipes using the Orange Liqueur Cointreau. Cointreau is a brand name and essentially is a fancy Triple Sec. Grand Marnier and Patron’s Citronage are also well known higher end, quality Triple Sec’s.
I tried to mix it up (no play on words there) and actually used some Gin this week! But then again, I fell back onto my old standard and there is also a Rum concoction in the mix.
First up, a little slight of hand with the - Hocus Pocus Cocktail:
1 oz Gin
1 oz (a heavy ounce) Cointreau or Orange Flavored liqueur
1 oz  fresh lemon juice (go light on this as it can overpower the drink quickly!)
Shake  with ice & then strain
Serve in a cocktail glass (the recipe called for pouring over ice, but I changed it a little. BTW – it was extremely tasty!)
Garnish with a lemon peel
Now onto the main event – The Golden Gloves Cocktail:
1 1/2 oz Gold Rum
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 oz Cointreau
Once again – shake with ice and then strain
Serve in cocktail glass and enjoy
It didn’t call for a garnish but I think a nice cherry or two would actually compliment the drink very well
So there you are  -a couple of orange liqueur inspired beverages for these last waining days of summer.
Next week we are going to take a little drinky break and Uncle OMP is going to let you in on the secret to stocking your bar on the cheap, or relatively. Until then – may your glass's ass be in the air and your ass stays off the ground!!

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