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August 11 2006 Cocktails Newsletter

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Cocktails Newsletter
from BellaOnline Editor, Michelle Dompierre Southern
Cocktails with Michelle Dompierre Southern, for BellaOnline
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Conjuring images of Elvis and breezy beaches, the classic Blue Hawaiian cocktail is a combination of delicious tropical flavours.

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Recent Recipes and Articles:
Haven't dropped by lately? Here are the currently featured recipes for cocktails, mocktails, reviews, and other articles since my last newsletter:

This drink is a prerequisite for becoming an official Canadian; even the underagers are familiar with the virgin version. A perfect drink for the cottage, at brunch, or as a midnight snack.
Bacardi Big Apple liquor is ready to send you to Sin City! Enter 1 of 8 trips to Los Vegas at the website by texting in.
Garnished with shaved chocolate, this cocktail mixes B&B, amaretto, and white chocolate liqueur.
There are very few things on this earth that taste better than the combination of raspberry and chocolate. And when you make this martini, it will be love at first sip.
There are as many different versions of this recipe as there are positions in the Kama Sutra, but this one is my favourite. It features black raspberry and melon liqueurs, juices, and vodka.
This frozen Bellini mocktail is quick, easy, and still just as tasty made without alcohol, and with frozen fruit ices, sherbets, or sorbets.
Usually created with pureed peaches, this Bellini is much quicker and still as tasty made with frozen fruit ices.

Michelle's Swizzle-Stick Tip
Most everyone knows about freezing juice to make ice that won't dilute your punch as it melts, but did you know that you can make flavoured ice cubes to add a subtle taste to your favourite beverage? Try freezing lemon juice and water for your iced tea to add a tasty zing to each sip. Or add crushed herbs, such as mint, to the water trays for a pretty... and tasty... drink addition.

Cutting Back On Booze?
You can eliminate most, if not all, of the alcohol in the cocktail recipes I feature and write about. To find heavenly recipes for beverages that don't involve any booze at all, check out my always-growing section on Mocktails (which are alcohol-free cocktails). You'll enjoy all of the fun without sacrificing taste!

Simply Dazzle 'Em...
No one needs to know you require advance notice to be the host(ess) with the mostest! You'll be prepared for guests in a flash with these simple and delicious Canada Day and Fourth of July cocktail recipes:

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Notes On A Cocktail Napkin...
It's been a few weeks since the last newsletter, and in that time I've sent in my cocktail book manuscript, completed several of the illustrations for it, signed on to write a new column for another publication, and moved to a new house! I've also been adding several new recipes for you to enjoy (you'll find the list in the right-hand column of all the latest ones). Summer is a busy time for everyone, so I hope that you've been doing some entertaining with friends and family in the fresh air and warm sunshine, serving up your favourite cocktails. Check out the BellaOnline Cocktails site regularly to snag my best recipes!


~ Michelle Dompierre Southern

A Reader Asks...
"I made the non-alcoholic version of the pineapple punch (served it individually) and it was a big hit. I'm planning to make this again but want to make it with the brandy and champagne. What kind of champagne or sparkling wine should I use? A sweeter version or drier version? Also, about how much will this make? Thanks." -- K. Rowan

My reply: This recipe was contributed by a previous editor, but I would guess that it serves 8-12 people, depending on your glass size. As for the kind of champagne to serve it with, try one that is dry and matches the kind of ginger ale you used before (since what you made was such a success!). If you wanted to, you could add a sweet sparkling wine with some club soda, if that's what you have. It's all depending on what your own tastes dictate. Thanks for the feedback on the recipe, and for sending in your question.

If you have a question or would like to add your two cents, drop into our open Forum to discuss.

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