drinks recipes

icy & sparkling watermelon granita & gin cocktail
icy & sparkling watermelon granita & gin cocktail

… with ginger ale too of course, for the bubbles and to lighten it up somewhat “decently”. And if you make the granita now before noon, it’ll be ready for cocktail hour tonight ! So 2 weekends ago, my friends from Montreal dropped in for a short trip to Paris, via CANNES, followed by a trip to CRETE...

10.08.2019
how to transform 'cheap booze' into something «special»
how to transform 'cheap booze' into something «special»

*hi ! ... begin by watching the 30 second video-clip (after the 7 photos) and then i'll expalin everything ... :) I go to this rather fancy and British up-scale supermarket for certain cooking ingredients every 2-3 weeks, to get stuff I can’t find in the Parisian supermarkets (cottage cheese, cheddar, stilton, etc.). I noticed that...

18.03.2017
detox-12
detox-12

TOO MUCH DRINKING & TOO MUCH EATING & maybe TOO MUCH TOBACCO too, last night ?! Let’s start the year right and DETOXIFY ! 12 ingredients (including the water) to cleanse your bodies … drink 2 cups each and take it easy today. The different spices will do your liver a lot of good, as well as your tired digestive system...

01.01.2016
cold-brewed iced coffee
cold-brewed iced coffee

Why would you make iced coffee with hot coffee that has cooled down and isn’t very fresh or a cooled and watered down version using ice cubes ? I grew up with “frappé” iced coffee with was a simple easy thing to make with instant coffee, cold water, ice cubes and a shaker … and I loved it ! But let’s be...

08.08.2015
aromatic winter holidays syrups n°1 & n°2 (for hot drinks & cold cocktails & desserts)
aromatic winter holidays syrups n°1 & n°2 (for hot drinks & cold cocktails & desserts)

Holiday OPTIONS & Holiday POTIONS (same letters in a different order = different words = magical coincidences). N°1 is “WARM & WOODY & SPICY” & N°2  is “FRESH & ZESTY & RESINOUS”. Both are super-SWEET obviously ... What could be better than having 1 or 2 homemade...

07.12.2018
oyster & seaweed vodka martini
oyster & seaweed vodka martini

What do you mean 'YUCK' ?!?! . . . 'YUCK' yourselves ! *  * (is this how you we’e going to end 2016 ?) But NO, not YUCKY nor GROSS nor BARFY but very-very-very YUMMY, WOW, SMOOTH, COOL, CLASSY ! Would I lie to you ? The test of course was not whether I was the only one to like it but rather if people who...

30.12.2016
aromatic bitters n° 111
aromatic bitters n° 111

This is my way of telling you : « ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, PLEASE TRY TO REMEMBER TO DRINK 1 GLASS OF SPARKLING WATER after EACH COCKTAIL or GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE … & add some AROMATIC BITTERS to turn it  into a LIGHT, REFRESHING & ALCOHOL-FREE...

31.12.2015
rhubarb syrup
rhubarb syrup

As I promised, here’s rhubarb recipe number 2 ! We began with a dessert a few days ago and now it’s time for a rhubarb syrup recipe with 3 versions, a simply sweet rhubarb syrup recipe, a spicy rhubarb syrup recipe and an herby rhubarb syrup recipe. With 1 kg of chopped rhubarb, you can probably end up with around 2 litres of syrup and...

26.06.2015
«peppe's» sour cherry red wine
«peppe's» sour cherry red wine

Dear Simoncelli family : Mariselda (Madame) & Giuseppe (Monsieur Peppe) & their 3 children : Antonella (Toto) & Stefano (Steve) & Emanula (Manny) . . .  THANK-YOU . Thank-you to Mr. & Mrs. Simoncelli for this recipe. Thank-you to Mr. Peppe for showing me the process and equipment and the end result in...

01.07.2017
euro 2016 : vodka cocktail jelly shots
euro 2016 : vodka cocktail jelly shots

"GOAL !!!" . . .  9 HOURS to go until the 2016 UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER-FOOTBALL FINAL that will designate the winners ! Here in France, they’re chanting « Allez les Bleus» … in Portugal, they’ll be chanting their slogans too « a glorious past, a victorious...

10.07.2016
maple whisky cider cocktail
maple whisky cider cocktail

DRINKS ARE ON ME !!! It is officially autumn … time for apples, figs, grapes, pears, squash, etc. ! It is also mid-week, so why wait for Friday night or the weekend to enjoy a cocktail ? A nicely effervescent refreshing liquid treat combining the flavors of apples, whisky and maple and a sweet way to cut your work week in half ! Enjoy, but...

23.09.2015