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Citrus Mistress

Citrus Mistress – from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau Timken and Sare Deseran 2 ounces Sake 1/2 ounce Cointreau 1/4 ounce Chambord 1/2 ounce fresh Lime Juice 1/2 ounce fresh Orange Juice Fresh Raspberries Garnish

Citrus Mistress – from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau Timken and Sare Deseran

Sake is an often overlooked cocktail recipe ingredient. I don’t use it very often, but I am always intrigued when I do. The sake is ever so gentle in the background of this Citrus Mistress cocktail. If you were unaware sake was used as the base spirit, you might never know it was there at all.

To be perfectly honest I chose this cocktail because of the name. I couldn’t resist! The drink is nicely balanced in flavor. It leans slightly more to the citrus tart side rather than too sweet. Raspberry liqueur lingers softly in the taste, just barely there playing in the background like a gentle tune. I like that. It gives this citrus cocktail a bit of delicate whimsy while remaining sophisticated and classy.

Citrus Mistress Cocktail Recipe

Citrus Mistress – from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau Timken and Sare Deseran 2 ounces Sake 1/2 ounce Cointreau 1/4 ounce Chambord 1/2 ounce fresh Lime Juice 1/2 ounce fresh Orange Juice Fresh Raspberries Garnish

Citrus Mistress – from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau Timken and Sare Deseran

Citrus Mistress – from Sake: A Modern Guide by Beau Timken and Sare Deseran

2 ounces Sake

1/2 ounce Cointreau

1/4 ounce Chambord

1/2 ounce fresh Lime Juice

1/2 ounce fresh Orange Juice

Fresh Raspberries Garnish

Place liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Check out Sake: A Modern Guide on Goodreads and see what others have to say about it.

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Be My Naughty Valentine

Forget the chocolates. Add a little fun to Valentine's Day by exchanging Naughty Valentine Cocktails

Forget the chocolates. Add a little fun to Valentine’s Day by exchanging Naughty Valentine Cocktails

Those of you who read here often already know Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. It shouldn’t really be a once a year holiday in my opinion. It feels too manufactured. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if love, sex and romance were part of everyone’s every day rather than a circled date on the calendar? Don’t wait until February 14, an anniversary or your significant other’s birthday to turn up the heat. Get playful, be naughty and have fun starting right now!

Naughty Valentine Cocktail Recipes

Afternoon Delight - Naughty Valentine Cocktail 2 ounces Vanilla Vodka 1 ounce White Chocolate Liqueur 1 ounce Cointreau Maraschino Cherry Garnish Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

2 ounces Vanilla Vodka

1 ounce White Chocolate Liqueur

1 ounce Cointreau

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Climax

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Amaretto Liqueur

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/2 ounce White Crème de Cacao

1/2 ounce Crème de Banana

1 ounce Half & Half

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Slippery Nipple Layered Naughty Valentine Shot

Slippery Nipple Layered Shot

Slippery Nipple

1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur or Sambuca

1/2 ounce Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps

Layer liqueurs and schnapps in shot glass in order given.

Leg Spreader

1-1/2 ounces Coconut Rum

1-1/2 ounces Melon Liqueur

6 ounces Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Sprite

Place ice in Hurricane glass. Add liqueur, rum and juice. Stir. Top with Sprite. Stir.

Purple Penis

2 ounces Vodka

1-1/2 ounce Blue Curacao

1-1/2 ounce Raspberry Liqueur

2 ounces Cranberry Juice

1 ounce Lemon Juice

1 ounce Simple Syrup

Combine all liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled Collins glass.

Bald Pussy

1/2 ounce Vodka

1/2 ounce Lime Vodka

3/4 ounce Melon Liqueur

3/4 ounce Blueberry Schnapps

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

1/4 ounce Sprite

Fill Collins glass with ice. Add ingredients in order given. Stir.

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Apricot Bonfire

Apricot Bonfire Fall Cocktail takes the classic Daiquiri from summer to autumn by using dark rum and apricot flavors to warm the palate. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Apricot Bonfire Fall Cocktail takes the classic Daiquiri from summer to autumn by using dark rum and apricot flavors to warm the palate. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

There is just nothing better than taking a favorite classic cocktail from season to season with a few minor adjustments. Apricot Bonfire is really nothing more than an apricot flavored Daiquiri.

Well, it isn’t JUST throwing apricot flavor into a Daiquiri and calling it good. The Apricot Bonfire gets it great warm depth of character from the darker rum. Use good, hearty dark rum you would drink neat or on the rocks. Deeply spiced dark rum would also be delicious in this cocktail. The Apricot Bonfire is extremely warming. Much appreciated goodness where fall cocktails are concerned.

Apricot Bonfire Cocktail Recipe

Apricot Bonfire Fall Cocktail takes the classic Daiquiri from summer to autumn by using dark rum and apricot flavors to warm the palate. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Apricot Bonfire Fall Cocktail

Apricot Bonfire

2 ounces Dark Rum

1/2 ounce Apricot Brandy

1/2 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Apricot Bonfire Fall Cocktail is little more than a warming apricot daiquiri using dark rum and apricot brandy. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Apricot Bonfire Fall Cocktail is little more than a warming apricot daiquiri using dark rum and apricot brandy. {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

I used Pusser’s Rum, Cointreau and Phillips brands while taste testing this cocktail. You might also like this variation on the Apricot Daiquiri with more summery feel.

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Ruby Twist Tequila Cocktail

Ruby Twist 032 This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. - recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist {http://intoxicologist.net}

This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. – recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist

The Ruby Twist tequila cocktail was inspired by a cocktail offered years ago at a local brewing company. It was really nice to see something other than a margarita on the menu. Upstream Brewing Company in the Omaha Old Market served their drink with lemonade and lime cordial on the rocks. A little creative play and additional ingredients brought their tequila long drink into premium cocktail range.

Orange radiates with remarkable flavor. There are heavy, yet smooth notes of vanilla. The flavors round out nicely giving this cocktail beautiful full texture and decadent mouth feel.

Ruby Twist Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Ruby Twist 034 This little gem of a cocktail uses reposado tequila, pomegranate liqueur and premium orange liqueur. Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. - recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist {http://intoxicologist.net}

Ruby Twist weighs in at about 48.63 proof. – recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin of The Intoxicologist

Ruby Twist – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1-1/2 ounce Reposado Tequila

1-1/2 ounce Pomegranate Liqueur

3/4 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

Thick Fresh Lemon Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Twist a fresh lemon rind over the cocktail so the essential oils spray into the drink. Drop lemon twist into the cocktail.

This little gem of a cocktail weighs in at about 48.63 proof {adding in approximately 1 ounce water dilution during the shake and chill process.} Please sip responsibly.

I used Cielo Tequila, PAMA Liqueur and Cointreau during the creation process.

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4 Champagne & Orange Juice Cocktails

A Buck’s Fizz by any other name is what most Americans know as a Mimosa. This Sunday brunch staple may well be the most commonly known Champagne cocktail. The Buck’s Fizz or Mimosa is a simply elegant cocktail which turns an ordinary breakfast into an invitation for leisurely conversation.

The Buck’s Fizz originated in 1921 with barman, Pat McGarry, the first bartender of the famous Buck’s Club in London. McGarry is also the recognized creator of the original Sidecar cocktail. Captain H. J. Buckmaster established the Buck’s Club in 1919. He wanted an American Cocktail Bar rather than the stuffy traditional gentlemen’s clubs in existence at the time. He must have hit upon something, because the Buck’s Club made its way into contemporary fiction writing and has hit Hollywood’s big screen.

With only two ingredients, Champagne and orange juice, the Buck’s Fizz is an easy preparation. A Buck’s Fizz is heavier on orange juice than the Mimosa version that followed a few short years later, making its appearance at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925. Both are very similar, the difference being only in the ratios of Champagne to orange juice. If Champagne is not available or desired, sparkling wine or Prosecco may be used. Fresh orange juice is always a plus, but is not absolutely necessary to make either of these cocktails a winning combination.

PJ Mimosa copyright Cheri Loughlin

Buck’s Fizz

4 ounces Orange Juice

2 ounces Champagne

Pour chilled orange juice in chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with float of grenadine and maraschino cherry if desired.

Mimosa

2 ounces Orange Juice

4 ounces Champagne

Pour chilled orange juice in chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with float of grenadine and maraschino cherry if desired.

Barman Frank Meier or the Ritz Bar created an alternate version to the Mimosa calling it a Valencia.

Valencia

1 ounce Orange Juice

1/2 ounce Apricot Liqueur

5 ounces Champagne

Orange Spiral Garnish

Pour chilled orange juice and apricot liqueur in chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with orange spiral.

Yet another version of this ever popular cocktail is the French Mimosa using Grand Marnier. Cointreau or other Premium Orange Liqueur may be used as a substitute as well.

French Mimosa

1 ounce Orange Juice

1/2 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

5 ounces Champagne

Orange Spiral Garnish

Orange Bitters – optional

Place chilled orange juice and orange liqueur in chilled champagne flute. Add orange bitters if desired. Top with champagne. Garnish with orange spiral.

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