Some great cocktail recipes photos:
Blood and Sand
Picture by djwtwo
We interrupt going by means of the holiday photographs to carry you a Tipsy Tuesday shot.
One particular of the couple of Scotch whisky-based cocktails that I take pleasure in (Scotch is generally a straight sipping spirit for me), the Blood and Sand apparently gets its identify from a 1922 Rudy Valentino picture of the identical identify. This is not totally divorced from my Vermont trip, as I had 1 of these at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington. Decided to mix a single for myself tonight.
The drink is essentially equal parts Scotch whisky (I utilized an Aberlour sixteen here rather than a peat monster I may have used a no-age-statement mix had I had a single in the residence), Cherry Heering or some other cherry cordial, sweet vermouth (I used Carpano Antico), and orange juice, shaken with ice. I garnished with orange zest and a wonderful Luxardo maraschino cherry. A minor on the sweet side, but tasty.
So far as lighting went, I shot 1 SB-700 bounced off a silver umbrella @ 120mm zoom, at 1/one.seven electrical power directly behind to backlight the bottles, and a second SB-700 above and in front shot by means of a white umbrella to place some light on the labels, table, and other factors, total power, 85mm zoom.
Nikon D7000 w/Nikkor 50mm ƒ/one.eight prime, one/250s @ ƒ/6.7, ISO100, lighting as described over. Slight crop and extremely small colour corrections done in Aperture, but other than crop quite near to straight out of camera.
Pleased Tipsy Tuesday!
Note: The two of these recipes phone for fresh lime juice. Please consider squeezing actual limes. There truly is a big difference in taste between real fresh limes and the fake stuff. There are lime/lemon squeezing resources obtainable which make the activity a snap. If you squeeze far more than a couple of limes/lemons a 12 months, it’s well well worth the tiny investment to get 1.
Lindemann’s Gingernut Tea (left)
4 parts ginger ale
3 elements macadamia nut liqueur (see substitution note under)
2 elements coconut rum
fresh lime juice (1/four – one/2 lime per serving, to taste)
Mix elements in a separate glass or container, then pour above crushed ice in a tall glass.
Do not skip the crushed ice. The ice smoothes and brightens the taste, as effectively as retaining the drink from being too sweet or syrupy. If you have to use typical ice cubes, allow the drink sit for awhile to allow the ice melt a little, then stir and appreciate.
Note: It has been brought to my interest that the miracle of macadamia nut liqueur is not obtainable in the United kingdom (elsewhere, I never know). I mixed up a glass with hazelnut liqueur (which is available in the Uk), and it is absolutely diverse, but tasty in its personal right. It has a bitter note to it, that tends to make the nut taste stand out a lot more, which may be just fine, depending on what you like. The macadamia, on the other hand, is extremely smooth, and blends proper into the other flavors to generate a refreshing iced tea taste. I would definitely not recommend utilizing a sweet nut liqueur, like almond (Amaretto, etc.). I have not in fact attempted that, but I consider almond would just make this overpoweringly sweet. You’d have to cut it with so much ginger ale and ice, that it would hardly qualify as a actual drink.
Tropical Depression (proper)
(by the pitcherful: about four – 5 tall glasses)
6 c. orange juice
1-1/2 c. passion fruit rum
1 c. coconut rum
1 c. red soda pop (Large Red, Faygo Red Pop, etc.)
fresh lime juice (one/4 – one/2 lime per serving, to taste… there are three limes in the pitcher in the photo)
Mix substances and serve with ice (crushed or cubed).
When I make this by the glass, I just eyeball the quantities. The quantities listed above are precisely what I put in the pitcher in this photograph, and it truly is fairly a lot dead on.
This is, essentially, a faux hurricane, but without having the cloying sweetness and artificiality of the mixes. Even the very best of the mixes (say, Pat O’Briens) is full of dyes and nasty, syrupy gunk. This is light and fruity and yummy, and it will not depart you feeling like you’ve been sucking on alcoholic sno-cones all day.