Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Tipple

I have had a fair bit of time to come up with something different for todays tipple! So, are you sitting comfortably?
Then let's begin...

We're using an eau de vie (translated as 'water of life' - not a bad assumption for some tipples, I reckon!)

An eau de vie is a clear, colorless fruit brandy that is produced by means of fermentation and double distillation. The fruit flavor is typically very light.


1 ounce raspberry eau de vie
2 tsp coconut flavoured liqueur
carbonated grapefruit drink (If you're in NZ I'd use Franks ruby red grapefruit for this)
Garnish - lemon wedge

Mix the raspberry eau de vie and coconut flavoured liqueur together, with ice cubes, in a high ball glass. Top up with the grapefruit drink and stir briefly.

Perch the lemon wedge on the edge of the glass! 

Quaff, while listening to this fabulous track from two of my favourite artists, Willie Dixon and Koko Taylor! I actually have this song by Long John Baldry and it is fab as well.


Owen said...

It only took three of these and I fell right down on my knees and I started to pray !

(Three of the tipples or three times through the song ???)

Aww Willie ! Ain't he great ? Who could not love the guy that wrote all those great songs, many of which got covered by a few minor groups like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix... etc, etc, hell, who didn't cover his songs ???

You sure know how to throw a great party Sis, even 15000 kms away am having a great time... Now where's that Mad-Lynne ? She'll be raisin' cane I reckon when she gets a few of those tipples in her...

louciao said...

I'm here! Obviously I've got some catchin' up to do. BrOwen's downed 3 already?! No wonder he found true religion. Is that you Saj dancin' in the corner with the lampshade on your head? Two more to swallow down and I'll be right over to join you.

Long John Baldry became a Canadian you know. Lived in Vancouver. But I never got a chance to see him perform.
One more drink, to go...getting my lampshade on...

The Sagittarian said...

Owen - I thought you would approve of the song choice today!

Louciao-if you put that banjo down you'll find it easier to get a drink down ya!

Steve said...

Fruit? Fruit? But this sounds... ulp! Healthy!

rb said...

Wow, that does sound good. I could do with one of those right now (it's 11.14am!). But sadly I am not yet at the end of my month of no booze - but it is getting nearer all the time.

You can enjoy an extra one for me and I'll catch up on 1 june.

Good to see you back. I missed you!

The Sagittarian said...

Steve - VERY healthy! Trust me...

rb-lovely to see you here; at least you will be back in booze-land intime to help me celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary in June!

Meggie said...

My new handsome cat has just had a 'Kitteh Snap' and savaged my arm, while Cat Scanning my email!! Little blighter drew blood. He has been so loving & gorgeous.
It was not the music that tipped him off!!

The villager: said...

What a great choice of video !

Anything with a hint of raspberry is good for me.