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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
red sour cherry wine «for those summer blues»
red sour cherry wine «for those summer blues»

Dear Simoncelli family : Mariselda (Madame) & Giuseppe (Monsieur) & Antonella (Toto) & Stefano (Steve) & Emanuella (Manny) . . .  THANK-YOU . Thank-you to Mr. & Mrs. Simoncelli for this recipe. Thank-you for your advice concerning other italian preparations. Thank-you for the warm welcome everytime...

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
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