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October 1, 2011

I’ve been saving this post for a rainy day, but instead I am going to use it while I am away this weekend at Webelos Experience with Max. While we are doing all sorts of Phineas and Ferby type things at this last gasp camping trip I will let my brother-in-law give you his take on recipe #135: Mitch and Steve’s Oversize Kamikazes, Brian, came over for Labor Day and in addition to eating some great ribs we mixed up some Damn Good Cocktails. He and I have spent a couple of nights out for “a few beers” and this seemed like the right one for him to guest blog about. I hope he had as much fun writing about it as we did drinking it.

“Climb Mount Nitaka!” OK, so we weren’t creating quite so historic an assault, but we were planning to break some divine wind. Our desire for some damn good hangovers led us to mix some Damn Good Kamikazes. Cointreau, vodka, and Sweet Rose’s Lime Juice (or Rose’s Really, Very, Extremely Sweet Lime Juice, as I think it was called) comprised our starting point. With some fresh limes, of course, for garnishing the drinks. One of Mitch’s recipes was supposed to form just one serving. That’s 11 ounces of 80 proof alcohol, mind you. We decided to extend it to four portions, using the simple accessory of ice cubes. It was wonderful: sweet, tart and with the vodka’s sharp bite, they were a hit. That one recipe didn’t last long. Soon I was mixing another batch. But we decided to incorporate the homemade Limoncello, graciously supplied by David. Since it’s made from both vodka and lemon zest, I decreed that it would substitute for half the vodka portion and most of the Rose’s Lime Juice contribution. These Semi-Limonkazes turned out very nicely: not quite as sweet, with the tart of the lemon concoction. Again, this mixture was quite popular and didn’t last long among the party attendees. The final batch were full-on Limonkazes – Rose was all used up. We’d finished off her pucker. So Cointreau, vodka and Limoncello formed the last recipe. OK… a little vodka and a lot of Limoncello, provoking several discussions about who would drive home. We loved these also, though at this point in the evening we’d have appreciated lighter fluid. So Mitch definitely got us started in fine fashion with a Damn Good Mix, and we finished well with the unexpected Darn Good Home-Brew. A divine wind definitely blew through the house tonight.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2011 3:40 pm

    Nice “filler’ post, my friend!

  2. Janet Koplos permalink
    October 1, 2011 10:11 pm

    And the walk back to bar grew steadily less steady.

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