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Goldschlager, anyone?

Jeff C. Jan 1, 2011 11:12 AM

Received a bottle as a Christmas present, and frankly the mere thought of drinking it solo makes me want to hurl. Any cocktail recipes that will make it at least somewhat palatable?

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    sedimental Jan 20, 2011 07:01 PM

    I really like it in two things. 1) hot chocolate and 2) sweet potatoes :)

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      Jeff C. Jan 21, 2011 05:23 AM

      Sweet potatoes, huh? Never would have thought of that! (I'm assuming you mean MASHED sweet potatoes.)

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        sedimental Jan 21, 2011 06:14 AM

        Yes or roasted, the type of dish where you would use "brown sugar & cinnamon" -or in a sweet and spicy preparation using chili powder, cinnamon and honey.

        I often cook with booze that is highly flavored and I have tired of it as a cocktail.

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          EvergreenDan Jan 21, 2011 07:20 AM

          So, sedimental (great name, btw. Geologist? Vintner?), what's your recipe for using up Parfait Amour? ;-) Grape jello is the only thing I can think of.

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            sedimental Jan 21, 2011 08:53 AM

            Wine collector :)
            I have never purchased Parfait Amour (isn't it purple?), but orange flavored liqueurs are pretty easy to incorporate into all kinds of things. Curacao is more difficult due to the color too- but I use it in Sangria instead of Triple Sec and you don't notice the blue. Maybe it would work for Sangria? Just have a few fun "mexican" night meals and your bottle will be gone! Or maybe a berry desert with ice cream or whipped cream? Booze and berries always go together :)

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              Jeff C. Jan 21, 2011 09:03 AM

              Very true, Sedimental. Sauteed fresh blueberries in Bombay Gin (and a little sugar) the other night and served over Ben & Jerry's vanilla. 'Twas dee-vine.

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                sedimental Jan 21, 2011 09:19 AM

                mmmmmmmm..............ginnnnnnnnnnn..............

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        jvanderh Jan 19, 2011 12:42 PM

        Hehe. I actually kind of like it, the same way I sometimes like my mouth burning from hot peppers.

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          tanker64 Jan 4, 2011 02:43 PM

          It makes an acceptable substitute for Drano in a pinch........

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            TooLooseLaTrek Jan 4, 2011 11:09 AM

            I had a cocktail that was called a Tensation that used Goldschlager.The approximate recipe was 2 oz Gin(the restaurant used Tanqueray 10),1/2 to 3/4 oz Pomegranate Molasses(could try with Pomegranate juice or grenadine instead),3/4 oz fesh lemon juice and 1/4 oz or so of Goldschlager.It was a very nice drink and the Goldschlager gave it a nice cinnamon flavor.Although at 1/4 oz a drink it will take years to go through your bottle.It's also not bad with Bourbon and Apple cider,either warm or as a cocktail.It can be useful in small amounts in mixed drinks.Especially this time of year.

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              Jeff C. Jan 4, 2011 11:23 AM

              Sounds interesting. Thanks.

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                Dapuma Jan 20, 2011 05:19 AM

                pomegranate molasses can be found on amazon or middle eastern grocery stores (i happened to have some for a semifreddo i made) - pretty good stuff for cooking with...if i ever get unlucky enough to get goldschlager i would give it a try :)

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                  EvergreenDan Jan 20, 2011 05:24 AM

                  The pomegranate molasses that I bought at a middle eastern store is quite sour. I use it as an acid, rather than as a sweetener like Grenadine or even pomegranate juice. It also make a nice garnish on a rocks drink.

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                budnball Jan 2, 2011 10:17 AM

                I agree with Evergreen Dan, regift!

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                  Jeff C. Jan 2, 2011 11:36 AM

                  Maybe to someone I secretly loathe.

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                    budnball Jan 3, 2011 02:53 PM

                    but then it won't be a secret. lol

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                  Nocturnalbill Jan 1, 2011 03:28 PM

                  I like it in warm cider, not wonderous, but not bad either.

                  1. EvergreenDan Jan 1, 2011 11:23 AM

                    Regift?

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                      Jeff C. Jan 1, 2011 11:28 AM

                      Not a bad idea...

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