Thursday, July 08, 2010

Thirsty Thursday Duo-Ginger Sparkler Spritzer and Candied Dessert Cocktail

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Hello, welcome to another Thirsty Thursday Duo featuring a cool lemonade spritzer flavored with Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur and from my friend, Vibi, who blogs at La Casserole Caree, a lovely pink vodka-based after dinner drink, Candied Dessert.

The tropics are on my mind today.  As I was strolling through my favorite upscale grocery store looking for a bottle of natural lemon soda to make this ginger sparkler, my eye caught these beautiful orchid plants. How nice it would be to incorporate them into my photos of this tantalizing beverage flavored with Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur? I couldn't quite work them into garnishing the  ginger sparkler, but did take a few photos of the orchids to add to the tropical atmosphere of my Thirsty Thursday pick.

Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur is comprised of  fresh baby Vietnamese ginger married with the finest eau de vie, VSOP and XO Grande Champagne Cognacs themselves formulated with the finest Tahitian vanilla beans, Provencal honey and Tunisian ginseng. Small batch processing ensures that the liqueur is bright, fresh and exudes a rich ginger flavor. Source.

Attached with a ribbon to the bottle of ginger liqueur is a collection of excellent drinks; mojitos, margaritas, martinis, etc, but the one drink that caught my eye was the ginger sparkler-just two ingredients, the ginger liqueur and limonata, a natural lemon soda, served on the rocks.  With nearly 100° temperatures this week, this drink really appealed to me!

Ginger Sparkler


1 part Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
2 parts limonata, a natural lemon soda

Combine liqueur and limonata and serve on the rocks garnished with lemon slices and slivers of crystallized ginger. Recipe from Domaine de Canton.

For bar measurements, visit the CocktailTimes.

And now for a pretty in pink after dinner drink- Candied Dessert, a concoction of vodka, heavy cream, white chocolate syrup and strawberry or raspberry liqueur. And to please our tastes for sweets, the Candied Dessert is garnished with a variety of multi-colored candies and confections. Thanks to Vibi of La Casserole Caree for her faithful contributions to my Thirsty Thursday endeavor. Her excellent photos and her eclectic array of colorful and enticing beverages are a constant source of inspiration to me.

3 comments:

Madam Chow said...

I didn't even know white chocolate syrup existed! This post made me want to lie on the beach with a tropical drink!

Sophia said...

Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Summertime Sipper Contest! It looks delicious!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Lynn, love the beautiful drinks here....they sure look good, on a warm day, maybe under some palm trees, tide coming in...and soft Trade winds caressing the face.....thats what your drinks here made me think.

I'm not a creative person where drinks are concerned, but more a Jack Daniels or a Glenfiddich person, unleaded of course,....and the occasional gin lime on the rocks.
Or when in the mood, a Vodka Martini, shaken and not stirred, ha ha.
You have fun and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

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