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Getting Funky With Chambord

Sometimes you’ve just got to try something new.  White Russians and Onion Juice can only go so far and Wifey and I wanted to expand our palate.  Tradition says we just go into the cupboard ‘o booze try and find something to mix.  I pull out the creme de cocao and Irish cream.  Looking deep into the cupboard, I see some vanilla vodka.  Nice start on this one.  I remembered we had bought some Chambord a couple of years ago for a recipe, and I thought it would go well the other ingredients.  We mixed it up and after a few trials, this is what we came up with:

1 part Creme de Cocao (Kaluha would work with this as well)

1 part Vanilla Vodka (regular vodka is fine)

1 part Irish Cream

1/2 part Chambord

Fill a drink shaker with ice and add the ingredients and shake for 30 seconds.  Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy.  Watch out, though, they will come up and bite you real quick!

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A Frozen Delight

Having a couple of drinks with the wife can difficult sometimes.  You see, I’m a beer snob (a music snob, and a football snob as well) and like my “craft” beer.  The wife does not like beer one bit. Wine is good, but we can only do that every once and awhile.  So if we are going to have a couple of drinks together, we have to get creative!  One I have found is kinda trendy, a Mojito Slushy.  I have even come up with a few drinks of my own like Onion Juice.  I have also come up with a frozen fruity drink that is very versatile.   I call it a Caribbean Blizzard.

This is what you need:

Ingredients

3 cups frozen strawberries

2 frozen bananas cut into slices

Juice of 2 limes (or 1 lemon)

¼ cup Triple Sec

½ cup Light Rum

¾ water

After Blending

Add the ingredients into a blender and mix. There is enough for two “drinks” when put into a margarita glass. You may have to add more water (or rum/triple sec) if you like yours a little thinner. I don’t mind eating mine with a spoon.  These are really good, though, so you have to be careful.    The great thing about this one is you can change the ingredients to fit what you like or, more importantly, what you have.  As long as you have the two frozen bananas, the lime/lemon juice, 3 cups frozen fruit, and an additional 1 and ½ cup liquid, you can make anything!  We have made this with watermelon, OJ, with no booze.  You can add tequila instead of rum. You can even add dark rum if you like.   The only limit is your palate (and your pantry/freezer).

Finished Drinks