Posts Tagged "orange"

My Tequila Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Drink This, Recipes | Comments Off

My Tequila Valentine

So here’s what you’re gonna do: 1.5 oz good tequila, mezcal, or other agave-based spirit. .25 oz Campari .25 oz sweet vermouth .25 oz dry vermouth Fresh juice of one blood orange (about 2 oz). Shake over ice and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice or ice cubes. Garnish with citrus peel if you are so inclined. This is a fantastic drink for people who like tequila but don’t like margaritas.  (That’s me.)  Also, it’s a great way to use winter citrus–any kind of blood orange, regular orange, or tangerine would work well. Would also be fantastic with...

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Summer. Punch. That is All.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 in Featured, Recipes | Comments Off

Summer.  Punch.  That is All.

So. Summer is here, more or less, and that means that you need to break out the punches. Not that dreadful stuff made with Sprite and sherbet and the worst possible vodka, but a nicely-made, Victorian-style punch, served in that punchbowl you never get to use, or a repurposed pickle jar, or whatever other sort of urn you happen to have around. If you don’t have the matching glasses that once came with your punchbowl, teacups make a weird and elegant substitute, as do Mason jars. I have been in Portland for a couple months for a writer-in-residency sort of affair with Portland State...

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