Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Tipple



AH, sorry for those allergic to Cointreau but this drink is really a reflection on how chilly it has been the past few mornings! The great thing about a killer frost is the wonderful sunny day we get as a result, so I'm not altogther complaining.

So, for an ICEBERG you will need:

30ml cointreau
30ml gin (mother's ruin! actually, thats a great song by Kirsty Macoll)
1/4 lime
sparkling wine
5 drops of blue curacao
1 cup of ice

Pour the cointreau (I always do a quick pre-test of cointreau to make sure it hasn't gone off), gin and juice from the lime into a blender with the ice and blend, blend, blend.
Pour into a chilled glass (even tho' I love the look of this cocktail glass pictured they are hard to hold, especially after the third cocktail...apparently), top with sparkling wine and drizzle the blue curacao on top.

Crank the stereo up, and sing along...cos perhaps this is what happens if you have one too many!

13 comments:

matty said...

Oh, I love that song.

...too bad I can't drink.

that song goes well with some mellow-izing altering substances.

love and kisses,
matty

Steve said...

You have got to feel sorry for anyone who's allergic to Cointreau. But I'd still happily drink this in front of them.

The villager: said...

It's a shame Kirsty is not still around......I wouldn't have minded sharing an Iceberg with her.....

A Write Blog said...

I like the glass. It looks as though it is straining to carry the ice.

louciao said...

Well, Saj, I guess that would be me with the Cointreau allergy. As a result, I stay away from any orange flavoured liqueur. Although I'm not 100% sure I'm allergic to Cointreau, you see, because the few times I tried it were when I was...um...dating...a guitar player and he liked to provide a little glass of Cointreau before...er...retiring. I invariably woke in the morning with hives. I decided to give up the drink rather than the musician and that seemed to take care of the problem. At least, that particular one.

Guess I'll be the designated driver this time round. You and Steve can battle it out for who gets to drink my share.

Good, appropriate song pick! I'd forgotten about that one. Cheers!

The Sagittarian said...

Matty - A guy I knew years ago would always start singing that song after a few beers, I've always liked it!

Steve - I generally just use it as a nightcap (not every night tho'! Well, not yet anyway...)

The Villager - I know, she was fab; there is still a lot of gossip about her untimely death isn't there.

AWB - oh I love that observation, it really does!

Louciao - yes, I did feel slightly guilty posting the Cointreau but then realised that there would be more for me if I did! Hives? I had them once too but I never found out what caused them! While you're driving us about would you slow down around the corners (can't be spilling anything can we) and turn the stereo up a wee bit more....ah, lovely!

Selina Kingston said...

I'm beginning to love Tuesdays, thanks to you. I was looking for some Cointreau at the weekend (for a yummy pudding) and couldn't find any. I was beginning to think it might not exist any more - it was a very eighties drink ....

The Sagittarian said...

Selina - I have it INSTEAD of pudding sometimes! :-) You can substitue Triple Sec but I don't think it's quite the same somehow...

Owen said...

I like where it says that you have to test the Cointreau to make sure it hasn't gone off... yep, I'll bet it requires some serious testing, definitely wouldn't want any "off" Cointreau in an iceberg... hope you keep a spare bottle on hand just in case the first one gets emptied in the test phase...

Oh dear, well, if we ever start a blogging commune in New Zealand, we know who the bartender is going to be !!!

The Sagittarian said...

Owen - you're late! Hope you have a good excuse (and no, ben working ain't a good excuse!)...I always have a spare bottle of Cointreau handy. It's my favourite French word, and I'd be happy to be the bartender but I wouldn't arrive late cos I may well be under it instead!! :-) There is a French settlement near here, am planning on doing a post about that soon, what do you think?

Brother Tobias said...

Damn, I loved that man's music.

Like your Tuesday feature; I'll have to do some back reading. Personal favourites are Blue Lagoon (made with cream), and especially Bronx, which we drank every evening when I was growing up (explains a lot).
I discovered early on that cointreau made the Social Secretary game for anything.

matty said...

I'm still singing it. ...and am going on a combo of coffee, cigs and diet coke.

hey, isn't he the singer who left Carrie Fisher in the 70's because she refused to wear the Princess Lea hairstyle when the would have sex?

...love that story.

The Sagittarian said...

Brother T - oh welcome back, so good to see you! Here have a seat by me and I'll tell you what's been going on...just hand me a vat of Cointreau first would you?

Matty - it's a great song isn't it, a real "belter"..I hadn't heard that story before; too late for me now but I would have worn my hair that way for him....