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Finally tried the Citrus Temptation cocktail!

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1 Finally tried the Citrus Temptation cocktail! on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:13 am

Crybaby

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I posted the following cocktail way back in December and planned to try it the next day.  Well, the next day has finally arrived (big stupid grin!) but first, here's the cocktail again:


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Citrus Temptation
Makes 1 / Recipe from Food Network, Courtesy of Jill Davie

Raw sugar to rim glass
1-1/2 oz. Limoncello
3/4 oz. orange-flavored vodka (I'd use plain vodka rather than buy this kind)
Juice of 3 lime wedges, approximately 3/4 to 1 oz.
Ice

     Dip a cocktail glass in a saucer of water to rim. Roll glass rim in raw sugar to coat. [If this would be too sweet for you, just skip rimming the glass.] Pour Limoncello and vodka into shaker with ice. Squeeze and add 3 lime wedges into shaker. Shake well.
     Fill cocktail glass with ice. Strain drink into glass.

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I skip the sugared rim and use regular Russian vodka instead of the orange flavor.  It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!  It tastes like a nice adult lemonade -- not too tart and not too sweet -- and I've been using one ounce of lime juice in each drink.  Brian tasted it and he really liked it as well, which surprised me as he's strictly a beer or scotch man, with a rare glass of wine with a fine meal.  He even asked me to make him one after he tasted it.  

I usually double the ingredients to make a good sized drink for myself or two smaller ones if he's not having a beer.  I have some big limes on hand and after I warm a lime for 15 seconds in the microwave and roll it on the counter before cutting it in two, I usually am able to get two ounces of lime juice out of one lime (using an electric juicer), so I go ahead and double the other ingredients as well.  The other day I made one with a HUGE Meyer lemon from my small little tree and it was just a tad more tart, but was still delicious.  Since we both like them, we're going to go ahead and get a bottle of orange flavored vodka and see how it tastes with that.  The milder citrus flavor of orange ought to be really good, and I could probably use straight lemon juice then instead of lime juice if I'm out of limes.  I usually have a stemless wine glass in the freezer at all times for my Sauvignon Blanc and the drink really looks pretty in a frosted glass.  I also cut a couple of lime twists off the lime before juicing it, too, and twist some lime oil from the twist over each drink prior to plunking it in!  Mint is a nice garnish as well.

If you're in the mood for a nice summer cocktail, try this one.  Especially if you got that bottle of Limoncello for a recipe and wondered what you were going to use the rest of it for.

bethk

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I'm like you, Michelle, (drunk old broads that we are....) ~ if I'm going to make a cocktail I'll make a 'batch', store it in a washed out Gatorade bottle (Dane drinks that stuff all the time when he's working in the yard and comes in dripping in sweat). No sense in doing one at a time.

I've got all the ingredients except the lime and I can pick some up on my next trip to the grocery store. I have a bottle of Absolute Mandarin, however, I'm not really into the flavored vodkas. They taste pretty 'fake' to me. But, HEY, I'll give it a try! I'm sure I'll be able to 'choke' it down, no matter how bad the vodka tastes! Hahahahahaha!

I bought the limoncello to try with another cocktail but never got around to it ~ now's a good chance to crack open that bottle.

Crybaby

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bethk wrote:I've got all the ingredients except the lime and I can pick some up on my next trip to the grocery store.  I have a bottle of Absolute Mandarin, however, I'm not really into the flavored vodkas.  They taste pretty 'fake' to me.  But, HEY, I'll give it a try!  I'm sure I'll be able to 'choke' it down, no matter how bad the vodka tastes!  Hahahahahaha!

I bought the limoncello to try with another cocktail but never got around to it ~ now's a good chance to crack open that bottle.

Yeah, Beth, I'm not into the flavored vodkas either (had never purchased one until this one) but I did pick up a bottle of Smirnoff Orange Vodka (I wasn't going to spring for the Absolute in a flavor) at the PX on the naval base the other day just because I liked this drink so much.  This drink would be a good way for you to use up that Absolute Mandarin, Beth!

I wanted to pick up another bottle of Limoncello, as I've used it in a couple of recipes and cordials for others for something after dinner but they didn't have it so I snagged a bottle of Patron Citrónge (Lime Liqueur) that they sold.  First, I tried the drink with the orange vodka and the Limoncello and it was delicious -- even a tad better, I think, than it was with the regular vodka.  Then I tried it with the Lime Liqueur and it was a tad stronger (the percentage of alcohol was higher than that of the Limoncello) but still very good.  It did indeed taste "lime-ier" (sorry for the pseudo-word!).

I hope you get a chance to try it. I think your ladies that lunch bunch would like it!



Last edited by Crybaby on Mon May 01, 2017 2:05 pm; edited 1 time in total

JanaAZ


I'll have to try this. I'm making limoncello now.

Crybaby

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JanaAZ wrote:I'll have to try this. I'm making limoncello now.

Ooh, Jana, I hope you do.  It's really, really good.  Skip the sugar on the rim, though, as the drink is too good without it.

--Michelle

P.S. What is your first name, as if I remember right, it's not Jana. Hope you don't mind me asking...

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