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Anise Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 tsp sesame seed 3 T anise seed 3 C vodka 1 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 C water Combine seeds in a clean quart jar, add vodka. Cover tightly, let stand 10 days, shaking […]

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Bishop hot toddy

1/31/2006 meps 0

According to an article I found in Yachting magazine, hot toddies date back to the 17th century. They’re good for parties or head colds, kind of like Brazilian quentão. See also: The black stripe and […]

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Black stripe

1/31/2006 meps 1

This is considered a “hot toddy.” 5 maraschino cherries 1 t honey 2 cloves 1 stick cinnamon 2 oz good dark rum In a heated mug, crush 4 of the cherries with the honey. Drop […]

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Blender Sangria

3/9/2007 meps 0

This was the most beautiful course of our Valentine’s Day dinner this year. We took so long to photograph them, they sort of melted…but still tasted heavenly! 2 C red wine 2 C orange juice […]

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Blue blazer

1/31/2006 meps 0

This is so dangerous, I haven’t dared try it. It’s considered to be a “hot toddy.” 1 t sugar 2 oz boiling water 2 oz Scotch, heated Cinnamon Lemon twist Heat two large mugs. In […]

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Butter nut scotch

1/20/2007 meps 0

1 oz Scotch whisky 1 oz butterscotch schnapps 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur Combine and serve over ice.

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Buttered Rum Oatmeal

2/17/2014 meps 0

This was published under the title of “Off-Watch Rejuvenator,” to be enjoyed after a cold night watch. It was submitted to The Best of People & Food Cookbook (copyright 1983) by Ernie Copp. It looks […]

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Caipirinha

5/8/2006 meps 0

The quintessential Brazilian cocktail. Pronounced ky-pee-REEN-ya. 1 lime 1 T sugar 1 shot cachaça (the ones in Brazil were so strong, I suspect a “shot” means about 4 ounces!) Ice Cut the lime into 4 […]

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Coffee Herbie

12/18/2005 meps 0

This comes from the legendary Bill Brown, who discovered it at Anthony’s Home Port in Kirkland. Bill had a strange hypothesis, that Anthony’s took it off the menu because “herbie” sounded too much like “herpes.” […]

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Cranberry Cordial

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C superfine sugar (can make by processing granulated sugar in a blender before using) 2 C vodka or gin 6 whole cloves 1 strip orange zest 4 C fresh cranberries Mix sugar and vodka […]

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Cynthia’s Sangria

3/27/2006 meps 0

We enjoyed this version of sangria during a south-of-the-border potluck aboard Wind Dancer. It’s sweeter than my traditional Schulte Sangria, and it goes down like adult Kool-Aid. The mandarin oranges and pineapple at the bottom […]

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Fruity cocktail

3/10/2009 meps 0

This is one of those mixtures that happened serendipitously, and I simply didn’t want to forget it. It was very smooth and potent. 1 shot lemon vodka 1/2 shot triple sec 1/2 shot peach schnapps […]

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Gingerbread martini

2/7/2011 meps 0

We usually have butterscotch schnapps, also known as “Buttershots,” on hand, because it goes extremely well in hot chocolate. Here’s another use for the super-sweet liqueur. 1-1/2 oz vanilla vodka 1-1/2 oz Frangelico or hazelnut […]

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Goombay Smash

5/2/2007 meps 2

The original Goombay Smash recipe is a secret, passed down from mother to daughter at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee bar in New Plymouth (Green Turtle Cay), Bahamas. As you can see from the photograph below, […]

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Grand Orange-Cognac Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/3 C orange zest (use a bitter type, like Seville or Haitian) 1/2 C granulated sugar 2 C cognac or French brandy 1/2 t glycerin Place zest and sugar in a small bowl. Mash and […]

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Holly Jolly Roger (modified)

12/16/2009 meps 0

Based on a drink I found on barnonedrinks.com. I love the name, and the flavor is unique and very smooth. 2 oz Cruzan blackstrap rum 1 oz amaretto Dash of anisette 6 oz apple juice […]

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Homemade Tonic

1/5/2016 meps 0

This makes the best gin and tonic ever. 4 C water 2-1/2 C sugar (or more, to taste) 1/2 C (about 2 stalks) finely chopped lemongrass Zest and juice of 2 limes 3 T powdered […]

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Hot buttered rum mix

1/20/2007 meps 0

2 sticks butter, softened 3 C brown sugar 1 t grated nutmeg 1 t cinnamon Pinch cloves Pinch salt Mix all ingredients together well. For each serving, put a heaping tablespoon of the mix in […]

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Irish Cream Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 eggs 1 1/3 C evaporated milk 1/2 tsp chocolate syrup 1 T vanilla extract 1/3 t lemon extract 1/4 t instant coffee granules 1/4 C granulated sugar 1 3/4 C Irish whiskey Blend ingredients […]

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Mai Tai Mix

2/8/2008 meps 0

Another party beverage offering from our friend Rob, also known as Don Roberto of the Spanish Coffee. Rob is also the person who first explained to me how to cook a turkey on a charcoal […]

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Milk punch for the lactose-intolerant

1/15/2008 meps 0

Serves: 4 1/2 C dark rum 1/4 C brandy 2 t vanilla extract 1/3 C sugar 4 C Lactaid milk (preferably whole milk) Fresh nutmeg for garnish Combine all ingredients, stir well, and place in […]

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Mint Jules (a mint julep with a zing)

7/14/2004 meps 0

A nice twist on the Derby Day tradition. 3 lime slices 10 mint leaves 2-1/2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled and cooled) Muddle lime slices with […]

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Mrs. Rasmusson’s Glogg

7/14/2004 meps 0

(as per Margaret Swanson) 1 gallon white port 1 pint rum 1 pint brandy 1 pint vodka, grain alcohol, or aquavit Simmer 2 cups golden raisins in 1 cup water. Boil 2 cups sugar in […]

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Orange Ratafia

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 C Armagnac or cognac Juice of 6 oranges, about 1 1/2 cups Zest of 4 oranges, cut into strips (no white pulp) 1 C granulated sugar 1 cinnamon stick Place all ingredients in a […]

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Pearl saké cocktails

1/31/2006 meps 0

We’re big fans of Momokawa sake or saké, which is brewed outside Portland, Oregon by the SakeOne corporation. Our favorite is their unfiltered Pearl, a sweet premium saké that is cloudy and white and usually […]

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Peppermint Liqueur

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C water 2 C granulated sugar 1 t peppermint extract 1 1/2 C brandy Green food coloring In a saucepan, combine water and sugar and stir gently. Heat over med-low heat until sugar dissolves. […]

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Quentão

12/27/2005 meps 1

I learned how to make this by watching Eduardo Mendonça of Show Brazil! make it at a São João celebration near Seattle. I had a summer cold at the time, and when I tasted it, […]

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Rosemary Martini

5/16/2012 meps 0

Rosemary syrup 1 C sugar 1 C water 4 4-inch sprigs of rosemary Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve. Add rosemary, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 […]

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Salmonberry Liqueur

9/11/2005 meps 0

1 gallon salmonberries Brandy 100 proof vodka or 151 grain alcohol Crush the berries with your hands and place in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add 750 ml brandy. Let sit for one week, stirring […]

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Sangrita (a tequila chaser)

9/27/2013 meps 0

This sounds like an intriguing beverage to take to Burning Man…or maybe I just need to go to Mexico again! 1 C fresh-squeezed orange juice 1/2 C fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 T grenadine 1 t […]

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Schulte Sangria

9/1/2005 meps 0

I love to share an afternoon glass of sangria with my Dad at his Florida home. His screened porch looks out over a little pond and wildlife area, with egrets and ospreys and an alligator […]

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Thai lemongrass martini

4/5/2006 meps 0

Serves 2 2 stalks of lemongrass 1 C water 1 T lemon juice 2 oz good quality vodka 1 oz apple vodka or liqueur 1 oz coconut rum 1 Granny Smith apple Slice 1/2 C […]

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Vanilla Cordial

7/14/2004 meps 0

Interchangeable with vanilla extract. Make sure vanilla beans are fresh; they should be soft and fragrant. 4 or 5 vanilla beans, at least 5-6 inches long, each cut into 4 pieces 4 C vodka 1 […]