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Old August 10th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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I'm generally a wine drinker .... but every now and then I come accross a cocktail that captivates me.

Dinner at the Keg Steakhouse on the weekend, and I tried the BlackBerry martini. yummmmmmmmm.

According to the drink menu, it contained absolut vodka, chambord and creme de cassis. It also had some citrus juice and was muddled with mint. I wasn't a huge fan of the mint, but was so enamored with the cocktail, that I drank on.

I must learn how to make this. I emailed the keg and am awaiting a reply!


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I'm really not a drinker but if I drink I like Malibu rum & pineapple juice
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I am also mainly a wine drinker, but on cruises i usually kick it up a notch.
On my last cruise I tried a grasshopper and ended up having on or two everyday.

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We both really enjoy Mudslide's - vodka, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Bailey's Irish Cream - either over crushed ice as a short cocktail, or as Cunard's Queen Victoria made it, blended with fresh cream & served in a long glass with chocolate swirls on top.

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I attended the martini cocktail seminar on the Zuiderdam last week. Amazing all the different types of martinis one can make.

I'll try some different when on board ship. At home it's cuba libre.
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I am also mainly a wine drinker, but on cruises i usually kick it up a notch.
On my last cruise I tried a grasshopper and ended up having on or two everyday.

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Oh my I haven't heard of grasshoppers in years! Very old school...love it!
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Oh my I haven't heard of grasshoppers in years! Very old school...love it!
I thought exactly the same, I haven't had a grasshopper since my college years when we used to try all the cocktails we could find - some good, many not so good !!

Definitely going to be dusting off the shaker & Martini glasses this weekend.

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Once in a hotel we worked our way through the cocktail menu....some were truly disgusting. My current favourite is the Hurricane, I didn't know the history of the drink until we visited New Orleans.
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Actually one of the posters suggested that I should try a grasshopper on my up-coming cruise. Since she usually gives good advice I took it and really enjoyed my grasshoppers.

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As my post disapeared - try again, Sex on the Beach or anything really....

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Molotov, hurled into a "safe house" of Al Qaeda or some similar group....

Seriously, it has been quite a while since I have had one, but I like a traditional (lime) daiqueri, on the rocks.

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We're are a bit OFF Molotov cocktails over here....
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I'm generally a wine drinker .... but every now and then I come accross a cocktail that captivates me.

Dinner at the Keg Steakhouse on the weekend, and I tried the BlackBerry martini. yummmmmmmmm.

According to the drink menu, it contained absolut vodka, chambord and creme de cassis. It also had some citrus juice and was muddled with mint. I wasn't a huge fan of the mint, but was so enamored with the cocktail, that I drank on.

I must learn how to make this. I emailed the keg and am awaiting a reply!


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Actually one of the posters suggested that I should try a grasshopper on my up-coming cruise. Since she usually gives good advice I took it and really enjoyed my grasshoppers.

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I'm going to order one on my upcoming cruise and I will toast it to you!!!
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Favorite cruiseship drink.....Grasshopper!!

Thursday nite is "Facebook friends sushi nite" where I will have a key lime pie martini (it's to die for )
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Is it better than a chocolate martini ?
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A grasshopper is green & frothy right? That one is from way back!
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Trip yes it's green and frothy and minty. Love my grasshopper after dinner.

Henry I'm not a fan of Chocolate Martini. I don't like Chocolate in my drinks not even in my coffee...don't like any mocha coffee drinks. However the Chocolate Martini is a very popular drink that many people do like.
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Trip yes it's green and frothy and minty. Love my grasshopper after dinner.

Henry I'm not a fan of Chocolate Martini. I don't like Chocolate in my drinks not even in my coffee...don't like any mocha coffee drinks. However the Chocolate Martini is a very popular drink that many people do like.

I was at a wedding in 2006 and they had a Martini bar .Everyone was drinking chocolate or apple martinis .
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Trip yes it's green and frothy and minty. Love my grasshopper after dinner.

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Of course you know who suggested that I have a grasshopper.

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[QUOTE=Aerogirl;1386501]I'm going to order one on my upcoming cruise and I will toast it to you!!!
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Thank you! I hope that you enjoy it.

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normally my drink of choice is V1 Vodka & tonic with a twist of lemon. I do enjoy a good quality Cosmopolitan, or a Marquerita every now and then
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I favor Rum and usually have dark rum with diet coke.

When I have an umbrella drink I like Margarita (traditional), I developed a like for Mai-Tais during my recent trip to Oahu. I also have been known to enjoy occasional Pina Coladas.
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On the occasion that I do drink (when Mrs.Henry43 is not around ) its a mai tai for me.
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Thursday nite is "Facebook friends sushi nite" where I will have a key lime pie martini (it's to die for )


oh, that sounds yummy! Is it just a lime dacquiri in a martini glass, or does it taste different? My tastes go to "tart" in a cocktail.

Although, I have been persuaded to partake and enjoy in those make with coconut milk. ...... which reminds me, I have a delish blender drink to share, if anyone wants the recipe. It's made with baileys and banana liquer. I think it is called a BBC and is served on Royal (I got the recipe from friends who met working on a Royal ship).
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thecruisequeen read my mind! I make a mean Key Lime Pie Martini! Tastes just like Key Lime Pie...and mine really is low calorie! Second choice is a Pomerita, or a Pomegranite Margarita.
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Please share! I want the recipe for the key lime martini .... especially if it is lo-cal!
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