Icy Orange Blossom

Well Hello Everyone!!! I have been off for the last 3 months…and you know what??? It felt REALLY good. I haven’t done any posts…I haven’t done much research, I survived the holidays…sorta… and now…on this snowy Seattle Day – January 18th…Snowmageddon 2012…I have awakened from my slumber…inspired by snowy white laden streets and trees that will soon melt away and send me back to …. normal.

SO HEY!!! While I feel this inspiration!!! Let’s get right to it!!

I have to say… a break from TQ has been refreshing. Now, that doesn’t mean that I have not been enjoying delicious cocktails as often as possible, but rather…I have enjoyed them without documentation.

Seattle was hit with what seems to be the “annual” storm today and I CERTAINLY was not about to head out onto icy streets…no no. Leave that to the people who really have to be somewhere….hope you all made it safely.

I was inspired over the holidays with a delicious drink created just for me at www.suite410bar.com I had enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Dahlia Lounge, and was really looking for something fresh, not too sweet, and crisp. The bartender, Seth, after hearing my specific request, went to work and made a magical drink with Gin, St-Germain, Fresh Tangerine, Lime and Lemon, with perhaps a few other special secrets.

I was so impressed with this delicious concoction…I mean, the smell of the tangerine peel was intoxicating…(OK..I was already intoxicated…but you know what I mean…it was special…and yes, I was being driven by Cab…)

This drink just lingered in my memory over the rest of the holiday…it was that special. Mixology at it’s very best. So I tried my best to recreate this magical potion…and think I did a pretty good job…I added my own little twist to it…here goes:

Icy Orange Blossom

  • 2-3 Shots – Bombay Saphire Gin
  • 1 1/2 Shots – St-Germain Liquor (Elderflower Liquor – yummy)
  • Juice of 1 Fresh Juicy Orange
  • Juice of 1 Fresh Meyer Lemon
  • Juice of 1 Fresh Juicy Lime
  • Splash of X Rated Liquor
  • LONG Orange Rind for Garnish

Add all ingredients to your cocktail shaker with crushed ice. As always, chill your glasses and the cocktail mixture in the freezer for a bit.

Pour and garnish with the fragrant orange peel….It is intoxicating…no pun intended!!! There is something magical about this concoction. The St-Germain Liquor has an amazing history…http://www.stgermain.fr/story.php check it out….there is a reason it is so delicious and special.

To Make It Virgin: Use Elderflower Syrup (found at IKEA) and only fresh fruit juice, no alcohol.

To Make It Special: Any Day Filled With Snow in Seattle….is Special…Enjoy. The Crazy Long Orange Rind… Fills the Air with Intoxicating Fragrance and, in my opinion, makes the drink. (Tangerine is what Seth at Suite 410 used..thx Seth!!!).

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