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What to do with gin

What to do with gin

There are plenty of refreshing ways to knock back a little gin in the summer months. Here are a few favorites. You choose the proportions.

  • Gin and grapefruit juice over ice, garnished with mint leaves.
  • Gin with a bit of cassis, over ice, topped off with seltzer and a lime wedge
  • Equal parts gin and Aperol

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Tequila Cocktails

Pomelo Refrescante
The Not-Margarita

Looking for a way to make a refreshing tequila drink that’s not as high octane as a margarita (well, it is, but there’s more liquid to dilute the alcohol), we came up with this summer sipper.

2 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
Juice of 1/2 lime
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Corzo Silver Infusion

4 seedless watermelon spears
4 cucumber spears

Slice fruit and vegetables into spears. Infuse with 750ml Corzo Silver Tequila. Refrigerate for 12-24 hours. Serve chilled.

(Fruit will stay good up to three weeks. Makes approximately 17 servings.)

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Corzo Modern Margarita

1 part Corzo Silver of Reposado Tequila
1 part agave nectar
2 slices fresh lemon
2 slices fresh Lime
1 slice fresh orange

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Traditional Margarita Recipe

2 oz tequila (We prefer reposado)
1 oz triple sec or other orange liqueur
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Coarse salt
Lime wedge

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I’ll have the last word, please

Everyone might like to have the last word, but for Prohibition-era patrons of the Detroit Athletic Club, it had a very special meaning. The Last Word cocktail has resurfaced recently, and it sure is worth digging out of the mothballs.

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Captain Morgan Pink Lemonade

1.25 oz Captain Morgan original spiced rum
3 oz cranberry juice
1 oz orange juice
2 oz club soda
Lemon wedge

Pour Captain Morgan and cranberry juice over ice in a cocktail glass. Top with orange juice and soda. Garnish with the lemon wedge.

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Captain’s Nest

1 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz orange juice
1/4 oz amaretto
Lime slice

Combine all but lime in a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slice.

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Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Mud Cake

9 TBS butter cut into small pieces
8 oz high quality dark chocolate
1 cup brewed espresso
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Put the butter,…

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Basic Homemade Spiced Rum

1 750 ml bottle of decent quality rum (we prefer dark)
1-2 whole vanilla beans, slit lengthwise
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
2-3 whole allspice berries
2-3 whole cloves
5 whole black peppercorns
2 cardamom pods
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Peel of one orange, white pith removed

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