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Sweet n' Creamy Cocktails...

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pringle347 Mar 25, 2008 07:29 PM

Okay, call 'em what you want...but what was the best one you've ever tried??

Yes, most of them have been called martinis, and I know that offends many...but I don't honestly care what they're called, or what kind of glass they are served in (but I do prefer the martini shaped glass because it has a thinner rim)....I just want my drink to taste good, same as my food.

Here are my favorites:

Key Lime Pie "Martini" Key Lime juice, vanilla vodka, licor 43 and cream.... The rim dipped in graham cracker crumbs...mmmm
Banana Truffle "Martini" Banana Liqueur, vanilla vodka and cream
The chocolate martini at Seasons 52...with ice cold chocolate shavings on top

But then, back before crazy martinis were everywhere, I could be happy with a B-52, a sombrero or toasted almond...or just Baileys on the rocks...

I realize many think they'd make better desserts, than drinks...but surely I'm not the only one who likes these more than hard alcohol?

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  1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: pringle347 Mar 28, 2008 03:55 PM

    They do make better desserts. A sweet cocktail is perfect when you feel like having something sweet but just don't have room for a traditional dessert. It's best to save them for after the meal; having one as a pre-dinner cocktail is like having ice cream as an appetizer. One of my favorites is the Golden Cadillac, a mix of white crème de cacao, Galliano, and cream.

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      jspear RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester May 23, 2008 05:54 AM

      I do a lot of reverse eating and drinking, starting with dessert. My friend and I always ask to look at dessert first.

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      chefguy RE: pringle347 Mar 29, 2008 02:29 PM

      I like a white russians. Check out the Big Lebowski and you'll have a craving!

      1. alkapal RE: pringle347 Mar 30, 2008 06:07 AM

        brandy alexander
        http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1573.html
        http://images.google.com/imgres?imgur... (tho' too much nutmeg!)

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          dandandan RE: pringle347 Apr 2, 2008 04:21 PM

          I've really enjoyed cream sherry flips... take cream sherry, add egg! yum. (we need to bring back egg-based drinks..!)
          http://www.artofdrink.com/2007/11/cream-sherry-flip.php
          http://aqueousphase.org/2008/02/mutan...

          1. michele cindy RE: pringle347 Apr 3, 2008 10:11 AM

            I always like the dirty banana. I once had a frozen Kahlua concoction at a Hyatt in Boston many years ago. It was the best frozen drink I ever had. No clue as to what was in it, or how to make it. It was rich custardy, and strong.

            1. sailormouth RE: pringle347 Apr 3, 2008 12:46 PM

              Why choose between hard liquor and sweet 'n creamy?

              The Alexander below is a good choice, but my favorite is a rye flip.

              1.5 oz of rye (works well with rum too, though I might drop the simple to 1/2 oz.).
              .75 oz. of simple syrup
              .5 oz of cream
              one egg yolk (from a very fresh egg).

              Shake REALLY hard for a few minutes with ice (use a big shaker). Strain into a cocktail glass, enjoy.

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                epicureous eggplant RE: pringle347 Apr 10, 2008 01:36 PM

                Nuts & Berries!
                Frangelico, Chambord, and Half and Half
                Close your eyes, take a sip, it's nuts and berries!

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                  pringle347 RE: epicureous eggplant Apr 10, 2008 07:13 PM

                  Yes! This is another of my favorites!

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                    jspear RE: epicureous eggplant May 23, 2008 05:52 AM

                    this is me tonight, what a recipe, thanks for adding.

                  2. jspear RE: pringle347 Apr 11, 2008 09:53 AM

                    120 tini
                    Vanilla Vodka, white godiva chocolate liquer, splash of cointreau with an orange slice.

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                      pringle347 RE: jspear May 3, 2008 01:37 PM

                      yumm...

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                      sparkler RE: pringle347 May 3, 2008 12:51 PM

                      I like a real Pink Lady - gin, grenadine, cream, lemon juice and egg white, shaken with ice. Not too sweet - just sweet and creamy enough. Don't make them very often - too dangerous!

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                        pringle347 RE: sparkler May 3, 2008 01:37 PM

                        That's the problem with sweet drinks, they are dangerous....but good!

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                          jspear RE: pringle347 May 23, 2008 05:52 AM

                          So happy that you did this posting. Seems like it is off color and out of style to drink something sweet but it is what I crave usually. Let me give you my last night special:
                          Black Martini
                          2 parts Chambord
                          1 part Citron Vodka
                          Lemon twist
                          Add pineapple juice and it is a French Martini

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