Archive for the ‘tea’ Category

Chrysanthemum and Puer Tea Infused Pisco

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

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Following up on my earlier experiment infusing Oolong tea in gin, I decided to do another Chinese tea inspired infusion. This time round I wanted to use a tea blend called Jupu (??), which is simply a mix of chrysanthemum flowers (??) and a black tea called Puer (???). (more…)

The Immigrant’s Breakfast: being an unconventional St. Patrick’s Day cocktail

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

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With a name like Seamus, I felt obliged to come up with something to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Thus, in a moment of inspiration, I reached for the Crème de Menthe, Chartreuse and Midori, then got busy carving a clover out of a lime shell. The world was about to be introduced to the Leprechaun’s Abortion.

 

Don’t worry. . . I realize the world does not need another drink whose only distinguishing feature, besides tasting awful, is being green. (more…)

Oolong Tea Infused Gin: The Fort Zeelandia Cocktail

Friday, February 29th, 2008

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I decided to give infusing gin with tea a try. I started by making the Earl Grey Martini as written up by Gary Regan in the San Francisco Chronicle. Earl Grey is possibly my least favorite tea. I don’t hate the stuff exactly. Oil of bergamont is an interesting flavor. Unfortunately, that taste just doesn’t work for me in tea. (more…)

Pisco Punch

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

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The theme for this month’s Mixology Monday is Repeal Day, and Pre-prohibition drinks are thus in order. Pisco is flavor of the month at my place since I managed to pick up three different brands of the stuff. That makes the Pisco Punch the obvious choice for this month’s drink.

I mentioned Pisco Punch the last time I wrote here. The problem with Pisco Punch, and it is quite a problem, is that the original recipe seems to have been lost. Certain things about the drink are known with certainty though. (more…)