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Fancy a Brandy Sour? I Just need Lemon Squash cordial......

Old Feb 18th 2008, 11:02 am
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Default Fancy a Brandy Sour? I Just need Lemon Squash cordial......

...............that doesnt cost the earth

I got sick of drinking beer a while back (havent given up totally - just fancy something else) and started (suppose I never stopped) reminiscing about my time in Cyprus (1997-2000) whilst with the RAF.................and the drinks I used to consume on a (very) regular basis.

BRANDY SOUR - an absolutely gorgeous refreshing drink.

(To be spoken like Gordon Ramsey when he's quoting ingredients)

Tall Glass
Ice
Shot (or 2) of Brandy
Shot Lemon squash
Fill to top with Soda water
Add Angastoura Bittas
Stir

BRANDY SOUR - DONE !!!

I managed to get a bottle of St Remy Brandy from a workmate via Duty Free on a special at $14.95 (they generally go for $20 + otherwise)

Angastoura Bittas is quite expensive- the cheapest I could find was $16.99

Soda water - $0.75 at countdown/foodtown for 1 litre

So that just leaves the Lemon Squash. I have used a bottle of Lemon/Barley Cordial - close but not quite the same as what I used to get.

Any ideas? Ive looked at the website for the british shop in onehunga - Vimto wouldnt do the job (or Oxo cubes )


My folks are here in a few weeks so Im getting various ingredients together (plus making sure they bring 3 bottles of whatever spirits each on arrival)

One more drink I used to like - SEX ON THE BEACH

Tall glass (or a large wine glass but you'll have get an umbrella for that)
Ice
Shot of Vodka
Shot of Peach Schnapps
A few drops of Grenadine
Top up with Orange Juice

DONE !!!!!!

Anyone know of Peach Schnapps that costs less than the Archers 1 litre that costs $35 a bottle duty free?
And.....Grenadine - where can i get it - I didnt realise its non-alcoholic. But its a crucial ingredient.

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Old Feb 18th 2008, 5:34 pm
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Our New World does Schweppes Lemon Cordial - try you local one.
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Old Feb 18th 2008, 7:00 pm
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oh my word
tel me you ripped off your clothes and strutted your stuff on the way to the laptop

ooo me ovaries are tingling
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You can use lemon juice instead of lemon squash.
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oh my word
tel me you ripped off your clothes and strutted your stuff on the way to the laptop

ooo me ovaries are tingling



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Default Re: Fancy a Brandy Sour? I Just need Lemon Squash cordial......

Use fresh lemon juice and lemonade.

Also, try bottled margarita mix.
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did someone mention brandy sours ?

I was very, very ill sometime in the 80's after drinking brandy sours (powder mix you could buy attached to a brandy bottle) !!!!

Great night out but I still gag when someone mentions brandy sours (soured me for life, it did)
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(powder mix you could buy attached to a brandy bottle) !!!!



No wonder you were gagging - the cypriots would get mildly excited at the thought of a powder substitute......................
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No wonder you were gagging - the cypriots would get mildly excited at the thought of a powder substitute......................
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oooouuuuuu Brandy Sours, i too remember my time in Cyprus drinking the fore mentioned drink, now you have my tast buds going and unlike you I am right next to a Tescos where I can buy very cheap Lemon squash, now where's my purse.................
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