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No booze

And I am still putting on weight. Not fair.

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Detox

I decided to go dry for a month. The past two and a half months of confinement ensured an over average consumption of alcoholic beverages and the wrong diet. Time to detox which might prove difficult in this hot weather … Continue reading

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Tom Collins

from JJ Cocktail Most simple but effective Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces gin 1 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 3 ounces club soda (or enough to fill) Garnish: Maraschino cherry Lemon ir orange slice Method: In a collins glass filled … Continue reading

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Pornstar Martini

from JJ Cocktail Most simple but effective Ingredients: 4 oz. Vanilla Vodka 1/2 c. passion fruit juice 1 passion fruit, sliced into rounds Prosecco Method: Divide vodka between two glasses. Top with passion fruit juice and a slice of passion fruit. Serve with … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned

from JJ Cocktail Ingredients: 1 sugar cube 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters ​ 2 ounces ​bourbon (or rye whiskey) Optional: 1 orange slice Optional: splash club soda Garnish: ​orange peel Garnish: maraschino cherry Method: Gather the ingredients. In an old-fashioned glass, place … Continue reading

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Classic Margarita

from JJ Cocktail Ingredients: 1 lime wedge, plus 2 lime wheels for garnish 1 tablespoon coarse salt, for glass rims 4 ounces (120ml) high quality blanco tequila (note on tequilas coming soon) 2 ounces (60ml) Cointreau 1 1/2 ounces (45ml) … Continue reading

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Classic Manhattan

from JJ Cocktail Ingredients: Ice 2 shots bourbon 1 shot sweet vermouth 2 dashes angostura bitters 1 or 2 good-quality Maraschino cherries, for garnish Method: Fill a glass with ice Add the bourbon, vermouth and bitters Stir to chill. Strain … Continue reading

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Pepper Sauce

from Guy Enough for 2 people Ingredients: 2 level TBS Green Peppers (if dried then soak in a little of the Brandy for an hour) ½ Onion or 2 Shallots 50 MLS Worcestershire Sauce TBS Brandy 20 CLS Double Cream … Continue reading

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Gin & Tonic

from JJ Cocktail Ingredients: 6cl Hendricks gin 3cl Elderflower Liqueur 3 Cucumber slices 1 Lime 1 large stalk of fresh mint Schweppes tonicIce cubes   Method: 1. Put a few ice cubes, the gin, liqueur, 2 slices of cucumber and … Continue reading

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Wine (II)

Went, as planned, to the lovely Corbière region and specifically to the Boutenac area. As one of the many and varied vineyards in the AOC Languedoc, the Corbière Boutenac is among the top wine ranking. The drive from home is … Continue reading

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