29 April 2014

Drinks with orange blossom water

Sometimes I make impulse buys (always edible, never wearable), and then I visit my problems upon you all, fair readers, as I puzzle over what to do with my new acquisitions.  I mean, I'm looking up the stuff anyway, so why not share?

You may never have occasion to purchase orange blossom water, but I was curious.  And now I'm up to my eyeballs in cocktails! For the record, they are all delicious.

These recipes are not mine; they come from all over the internet and even from old-fashioned books!  All drinks should be shaken generously with ice unless otherwise noted.

California Orange Blossom
1 orange (juiced)
2 vodka (shots)
1 dash orange flower water
ice for shaking
Cooper's Union Cocktail
1 oz pink grapefruit juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 oz St. Germain Elderflower liquer
3 drops orange flower water
1 oz vodka
ice for shaking
Shake, then add chilled champagne or sparkling wine to top

1 oz  rye whiskey
1 oz Campari (this one's for you, honey!)
.75 oz Graham’s Six Grapes Port
5 drops Orange blossom water
3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters
orange wheel for garnish

Stir all ingredients thoroughly in the glass.

Orange Blossom Margarita
2 oz  freshly squeezed orange juice
2 oz  tequila
1 oz  triple sec
1-2 teaspoons  orange blossom water
ice for shaking

Ramos Gin Fizz
2 oz. gin (the kind that tastes like a Christmas tree, not that Tanqueray Ten shit)
1 oz. heavy cream
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 egg white
3 dashes orange blossom water
1 drop vanilla extract

Dry shake this (without ice) about 10 seconds before adding the ice.  Then, add a few cubes and shake it until you can't hear the ice anymore. Pour in a collins glass and top with a little soda to form a head. 

Stars Fell on Alabama
1.5 ounces whiskey
1 dash absinthe (skip if you don't have it)
1 dash angostura bitters
1 dash orange flower water
1 dash bitters
1 dash simple syrup
ice for shaking

1.5 ounces gin
1.5 ounces dry vermouth
4 dashes orange flower water