Hot Room Cocktail – give me something thirst quenching!

I know I said I was going to try writing one post a day. That was part of my 2012 New Years resolution. Just 2 weeks after New Years, I’ve already missed 2 days and will be missing another one tomorrow. Feeling a bit ashamed at my lack of endurance, I hope you can forgive me as I really have been busy. Tomorrow I will be a bridesmaid at one of my best friend’s weddings. It’s going to be a blast but it means I won’t be able to write tomorrow either. After tomorrow, I promise I will be writing every day again! 😀

For the mean time I leave you with another one of my alcoholic adventures, or rather Yuye’s. It was a very hot day that day and he said ‘I want a drink that’s cold and thirst quenching. I’m thirsty!’ So, he made this cocktail. Although I think it backfired on him because although it was cold, it was a bit too alcoholic to be thirst quenching.

Hot Room Cocktail – give me something thirst quenching!
Ingredients:– 20ml Cointreau
– 20ml Limoncello (the one I used was house-made, I will post up a recipe for this at a later date)
– 20ml Southern Comfort
– 40ml soda water
– wedge of lemon
– 40ml apple juice or pineapple juice*
– a few slices of apples as garnish
– ice cubes

*Instead of just using soda water and the above alcohols like we did, it’s better to also add in a juice of some sort, such as apple juice or pineapple juice so that it’s not as strong.Instructions:

1. Top a cocktail glass half full with ice cubes and pour Cointreau, Limoncello, Southern Comfort, soda water and apple/pineapple juice inside.

2. Squeeze lemon juice then stir with a stirring stick until combined.

4. Garnish with apple and lemon slices.

Note: As we are adding in soda water, you cannot shake the drink in a shaker, however you can shake the drink if you only add juice and not soda water.

I cheated with the ingredients photo above as the ‘soda water’ in the photo is really just water. Yuye said if I poured the soda water out then it wouldn’t be as fizzy. 🙁

I also couldn’t think of a name for the cocktail afterwards and asked Yuye for some input. He looked at me and shrugged, saying ‘it’s hot.’ So ‘Hot Room Cocktail’ it became. I know it’s a very lame name, if you can think of a better one, leave me a comment below! 😀

Question time: Have you had times when it was so hot that you couldn’t think straight? I often have days like that even though it’s not hot. 😛


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  • Deanna January 14, 2012, 7:07 pm

    Sounds interesting, but I have a suspicion it will be perfect to drink while floating in the pool. I find it hard to post three times a week. You've done amazingly well at posting everyday (or very close to it).

    Have fun at the wedding! I'm hoping we can see some fabulous pictures of the big day!

  • bunnyy January 14, 2012, 7:10 pm

    i never believed in alcohol being thirst quenching… >< yuye just wants an excuse to drink! 😛

  • Choux-Fleur January 14, 2012, 11:21 pm

    i love your cocktail phase! It's awesome 😀 I love all your cocktails. I remember when my mum went through her cocktail phase. The best thing about it was convincing her to buy vodka, gin, creme de menth and apple schnapps 😛 This one looks yum as! I can't wait to try them 🙂

  • Hotly Spiced January 15, 2012, 7:15 am

    I hope your friend's wedding was amazing and that you had an incredible and special time being bridesmaid. What a thrill. And don't be too hard on yourself. It's great to set goals but just do what you can do.

  • Maureen January 15, 2012, 11:57 am

    Regardless what the name is, it would be perfect for summer in Queensland right now!

  • msihua January 15, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Oooh.. one post a day may seem to be too hard to upkeep, why don't you try a post every two days? Might be easier to maintain! Thanks for this alcoholic recipe!

  • Eva January 16, 2012, 10:34 am

    Hi, I find I do several posts on a weekend and schedule them to release later in the week, that way I'm not under the gun when I get busy at work! What a refreshing cocktail, cheers!

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:14 pm

    Drinking this while floating in the pool sounds like a fantastic idea!

    I had a great time at the wedding, albeit being very very tired. I slept a lot today. 😛 Didn't manage to take any good photos though as I was busy doing things but there's a lot of professional photos 🙂

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:14 pm

    I agree lol…he's a secret alcoholic 😛

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:16 pm

    Thanks! 😀 I didn't have to convince Yuye to buy anything, he loves it himself. He's even considered being a bartender 😛 I reckon one day we'll open a bar. 😀

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:17 pm

    I did have an amazing time! I was purely running on adrenalin though as we woke up at 5am to do makeup and hair…
    I know..:( I guess it's ok to skip a few days when I really don't have time to write 😛

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:18 pm

    It would be 😀 I'm so glad Melbourne's getting a bit warmer again these few days…it was very cold last week 🙁

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:18 pm

    Yeah I thought about that but I was trying to set myself a harder goal so it's not as bad when I miss it..if I set 1 every 2 days, I'll just find other excuses to make it 1 every 3 days..:P

  • Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) January 16, 2012, 10:19 pm

    Yeah I tried doing that but somehow writing many a day is difficult for me. That's what I need to get into a routine for…write as many as I can on a day when I'm free and schedule them all…


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