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Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

August 5th, 2018, 11:28 pm

Hot and humid day, quiet evening.

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And while we are on the topic of mixed drinks, I dug up a list of recipes for you.

Rattlesnake shot drink recipes

Colorado Rattlesnake recipe
1 1/2 oz chilled tequila
1 1/2 oz tomato juice
1 - 4 dashes Tabasco® sauce
1 - 4 dashes black peppers

Pour chilled tequila in shot glass and put to the side. Pour tomato juice in a second shot glass and dash black pepper and Tabasco in the tomato juice. Shoot the tequila and chase with the shot of tomato juice.

19% (38 proof)
Serve in: Shot Glass

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Rattlesnake Shooter recipe
1 part Irish cream
1 part Southern Comfort® peach liqueur

Carefully layer each ingredient into a shot or sherry glass in the order listed.

26% (52 proof)
Serve in: Sherry Glass

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Rattlesnake Shot recipe
1 oz Yukon Jack® Canadian whisky
1 oz cherry brandy
2 tsp sweet and sour mix

Adjust amounts to taste if desired.

32% (64 proof)
Serve in: Shot Glass

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Rattlesnake recipe
1 part Bailey's® Irish cream
1 part Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1 part creme de cacao

Carefully layer into a shot glass, test tube, or tumbler.

22% (44 proof)
Serve in: Shot Glass

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Texas Rattlesnake recipe
1 part Yukon Jack® Canadian whisky
1/2 part cherry brandy
1 part Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
1 splash sweet and sour mix

Mix all ingredients and Shake well. Sweet at first, with a BITE at the end.

From: Rattlesnake shot drink recipes http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/460/#ixzz5NLiR9h9B

And the British way:

Snakebite

1/2 apple jack (hard cider) and 1/2 beer - you may add a dash of Blackcurrant cordial, as you wish.

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Good fall drink, I would think - a bit heavy for the summer.

But one man's pint is another man's poison... 

In any case, to your health.  (and RIP, snake.)  ;)
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August 7th, 2018, 3:35 pm


Sometimes you're the puppet, sometimes you're the Master, and sometimes you're the string.  :D
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August 13th, 2018, 1:21 pm

Is rhubarb good in tea? I used to bake cakes with it. It's terribly expensive in London (at home it grew like a weed, the cats pooed on it, the dogs peed on it and the ducks excreted uric acid on it.
 
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August 13th, 2018, 1:31 pm

katastrofa wrote:
Is rhubarb good in tea? 

Yes, especially iced tea in the summer.
How to make tea out of Rhubarb
For approximately two quarts:

8 cups rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces
8 cups water
Juice and grated rind of one orange or lemon (avoid the white pith under the 
rind)
3/4 cup sugar
I pint fresh strawberries, mashed (optional)

Simmer rhubarb on the water until tender (20 – 25 minutes) Strain, pressing on 
rhubarb with a spatula to extract all the juice. Stir in the lemon or orange juice 
and rind; mix in optional strawberries Add sugar, stirring until dissolved
Cool and serve over ice.
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Naturally you can use less sugar, or cane sugar, warmed honey, or Stevia to taste instead.
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August 13th, 2018, 1:35 pm

If you happen to be looking for a new cookbook, I would recommend this.  Bought a few months ago and really enjoying it - recipes, pictures, and just general bedtime reading.  :)

The First Mess Cookbook

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August 13th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Thanks for the recipe and the book recommendation!
 
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August 19th, 2018, 2:41 am

To add energy:



And to unwind:



Of course it could be the other way around too.
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August 19th, 2018, 2:59 pm

The old saying goes, "If you want a friend, get a dog." After a decade of research, I think that's probably right. :D

The caveat is that you have to be very assertive with dogs, or they will walk all over you.  

Tomorrow my sister and I will look at a new group of Australian Shepherd puppies.

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August 19th, 2018, 4:15 pm

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The old saying goes, "If you want a friend, get a dog." After a decade of research, I think that's probably right. :D


I thought the saying was, "If you can't get a girl, get a dog. If you can't get a dog, get a Choatie."
 
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August 19th, 2018, 4:17 pm

what's the plan, a puppy each?
 
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August 19th, 2018, 4:26 pm

LOL - in fact I drove by St. George’s School yesterday, which is near a (drunken) preppie enclave as you probably know.

On dogs, my sister has three Aussies already and jokes that if she gets one more dog, she will probably lose her husband. They do agree that three is enough.

Maybe one for me at some point, but just thinking about it right now - it’s a big commitment!
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August 19th, 2018, 4:34 pm

st george's in newport? (or rather middletown?)
I did a race there many years ago, which turned out to be a "prediction" race (you had to estimate your time and the price went not to the fleetest of foot but to the person closest to their predicted time. And yes, they made people take their watches off) rather than the standard road race I was expecting
 
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August 19th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Yes, Middletown. And then polo in Portsmouth.

First two chukkers were excellent - Newport vs Jamaica and a goal shootout at 7-5.

Then came torrential rain, thunder, lightning - so they finally called the match early and Jamaica won.

In spite of all that, the tail gate & tent parties were going strong when I left - I was drenched and had to get changed in my car. Then drove out past the horse trailers through 6” deep mud.

Good thing for tinted windows and 4 wheel drive! :D
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August 19th, 2018, 4:52 pm

They haven't posted video from yesterday, but here is  Newport v. Jamaica last year.

Naturally it's much more exciting close up, but you can see the scale of the tailgating action. 

Wonderful place and a thriving vineyard, which I also visited yesterday, just up the road from here too.

 

Clearly, don't drink and ride. And I'd say, beware of email and Forums after a glass or two of organic Rhode Island wine as well. 

Just put the iPhone away for awhile.  ;)
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