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    Default Cocktails you intend to drink this summer

    I mostly drink wine and Champagne -- my favourite -- but I also like the occasional cocktail. What's your poison?

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    Pina colda-OK- anything with an umbrella in it!
    In the South-Mint Juleps (looks devine) and gin & tonics with lemon.
    Can't stand either, because you can actually taste alcohol. EECH.
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    I like boozy drinks, but there's a limit. I like vodka anything, but especially vodka martinis with green olives (no pimento), rum and soda with lots of lime, caparinhas, home-made lime margaritas on the rocks...nothing sweet, tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    I like boozy drinks, but there's a limit. I like vodka anything, but especially vodka martinis with green olives (no pimento), rum and soda with lots of lime, caparinhas, home-made lime margaritas on the rocks...nothing sweet, tho.
    You would even like Mint Juleps!! OMG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Pina colda-OK- anything with an umbrella in it!
    McJag I'm with you I can't drink anymore (damn allergies, I get tipsy after 6 oz.) but if I did, I love raspberry margaritas, brave bulls, Planter's Plunch, Singapore Sling, Long Island Ice Tea, and really really good wines... Merlot and Chardonnay mostly.


    A Brave Bull is Tequila and Kahlua, nothing else - on the rocks. And now you know why it's a Brave Bull. It's an old drink, and the young-uns have never heard of it. Gotta find an ole bartender and he'll raise his eyebrows and start singing "hope I die before I get old"

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    I've had that drink, Mira, but I didn't know it was called a brave bull. Must be a Canuck thing.

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    They don't even teach it in the schools anymore! Last time I had one (some jazz club) I had to tell the bartender what it's made with.

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    The Brave Bull sounds yummy. The recipe is in my book The Cocktail Bible. It is made with Tia Maria, it is like Kahlua. It comes with a little history of the drink and other variations of it. Let me know if you want any recipes.
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    Lucky I'd love to have that recipe, and any anecdotes that come with it. I discovered it by accident as a 20-something and it was a fun drink.

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    ^^^
    This one is for you Mira:

    Spain's historical associations with Mexico have left many legacies- not least a taste for bullfighting-- although whether this cocktail is named in tribute to the animal or because it makes the drinker proverbially brave is anyone's guess.

    Serves 1
    4-6 cracked ice cubes
    2 measures white tequila
    1 measure Tia Maria
    spiral of lemon peel, to decorate

    1. Put the cracked ice into a mixing glass. Pour the tequila and the Tia Maria over the ice and stir well to mix.

    2. Strain into a chilled goblet and decorate with the lemon peel spiral.

    Enjoy!!

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    Thanks Lucky! As for the anecdote, I can attest that it is the latter!

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    I am going to try it this weekend. I have never heard of Tia Maria. The book describes it as: popular Jamaican rum-based coffee liquer. I will try it with the Kahlua if I don't find the Tia Maria.

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    It's interesting to know about the Tia Maria. I was living in San Francisco in the late 70's when I discovered Brave Bulls - may have been at the legendary Keystone Korner. (now long gone )

    The bartenders in that era were using Kahlua. I wonder why? Wonder if Google has an answer to that one

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    ^^^
    Now I'm living in San Francisco about to discover the Brave Bull.

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    You live there? Cool. Although I have to say, I lived there during the heyday - not the Haight era. The 70's. It was a very livable city and very laid back and funky. Now it's just as crazy as any other city.

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