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DSD 2020 GAME | It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

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  • DSD 2020 GAME | It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

    Hi, y'all! It's Dawn from Dawn by Design. I'm here to talk about drink'n.

    When the shutdown happened in America, I had a lot of fun every night trying new cocktail recipes from the internet. We were making or buying tons of simple syrup and fresh citrus and different liquors. But over time, I wanted to go back to simpler drinks. I am pretty sure my trusty wine (as simple as it gets: open and pour) triggers hot flashes and messes with my sleep, so instead I've been keeping with the liquor theme of those early quarantine evenings. Which brings me to my current favorite bedtime drink: gin and soda.

    Now, I understand that's not really a recipe. But I bring it up here to introduce to you a kind of gin that I discovered that is super tasty: Tanquerary Rangpur. It's a citrusy gin that goes well with just regular soda water and fresh lime. Super simple and fresh and a great alternative for those of us who usually stick with vodka and soda.

    Now it's your turn! Replace your avatar with your favorite cocktail, mocktail, or any kind of drink and then post your recipe for it in this thread.

    (Psstttt: Go here to find out, or remember, how to change your avatar.)

    The deadline to play along is 11:59pm PT on Wed 10/7. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $5 coupon to my Dawn by Design shop.

    Want to shop now and not wait to see if you win? Use coupon code EXTRA2FORDSD to get an additional $2 off sale prices in my shop.

  • #2
    Updated mine to a lemon drop martini


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      Excellent choice!

  • #3
    Fun Challenge! Thanks for the coupon.

    Updated to Lavender Lemon Gin & Tonic

    This gorgeous, and delicious, Lavender Lemon Gin and Tonic puts on a light show. Using purple gin, you can change the color of this drink when you add lemon and tonic.

    2 oz gin - use Empress 1908 for color change
    1 oz Lavender Simple Syrup
    1 whole lemon juiced
    Tonic Water to finish

    1) You can build this right in your balloon glass! First, add ice.
    2) If you want to go for some flashy layers of color, put your lavender syrup as the first layer.
    3) Add your gin next.
    4) Now add the juice from one lemon.
    5) This will start the color change process.
    6) Top with tonic water.
    7) Stir in your glass and enjoy!
    Last edited by lauriezyskind; 10-02-2020, 12:21 PM. Reason: Typing the instructions vs picture of them.


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      My takeaway: THERE'S PUPRLE GIN?!

  • #4
    Mine is Pink Gin

    Fun story about drinking. I didn't do any during the lockdown. (I know I can't believe it either (probably because it isn't true) #donttellmyboss lol)


    - To prepare it, take a chilled glass and coat with Angostura bitters.

    - Add chilled gin to the glass - my preference is Gordon's Pink Gin.

    - Finish off by garnishing with a lemon wedge.

    - A few ice cubes can also be added to the cocktail if desired.


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      My takeaway: THERE'S PINK GIN?! Also: #donttellmyboss. ROFL!
      Last edited by dawnfarias; 10-03-2020, 10:11 AM.

    • Shannel Tamara
      Shannel Tamara commented
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      IKR they have almost five flavours now. The strawberry one is pretty good too. Prior to managing a restaurant I had never drunk alcohol before. Part of the training was to be able to work the bar. Needless to say, I tried every cocktail, real ale, and liquors under the sun. That was a really great 9 months of training. I don't remember much of it though

  • #5
    Done, chocolate freak shake for me.


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      I had to look that up: AH-MAZING!!

  • #6
    Done, Virgin Bloody Mary :

    • Celery salt for the rim of the glass (optional)
    • 1 lime wedge
    • 4 ounces vegetable juice
    • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      Love this! Super simple. I think I would really enjoy a celery salt rim. Thank you for sharing!

  • #7
    Luscious Slush Punch
    • 2 ½ cups white sugar
    • 6 cups water
    • 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored Jell-O® mix
    • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
    • ⅔ cup lemon juice
    • 1 quart orange juice
    • 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
    Bring the sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 separate containers and freeze. Combine the contents of 1 container with 1 bottle of the lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage in a punch bowl; stir until slushy. Repeat with remaining portions as needed.

    Last edited by tiffany scraps; 10-02-2020, 10:18 PM.


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      I love this Tiffany! I used to make something similar for my kids' birthday parties. I would ask them what color Jello they wanted and change it up like that. So, sometimes that mean GREEN punch, LOL.

  • #8
    A Corkosi

    Apple & Rasberry J20


    • dawnfarias
      dawnfarias commented
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      I had to look up the J20. This sounds lovely!!

  • #9
    So, for some reason my lockdown-drink was non-alcoholic!

    I happened to buy a Kenwood and had loads of fun making my daily frappe's


    • #10
      "So, for some reason my lockdown-drink was non-alcoholic!" Bwahaha! You sound surprised at yourself, LOL.


      • christellevandyk
        christellevandyk commented
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        I am surprised Dawn.... I'm quite partial to a good cocktail or glass of wine!

    • #11
      Updated mine with this beautiful BLUE drink, looks so yummy!

      My son has a beautiful bar so this one is on my list for him to make me.

      It is called Holy Water.

      1oz Vodka
      1oz Rum
      1/2oz Blue Curacoo
      1/2oz Peach Scnapps
      4oz Lemonade
      Splash Pineapple Juice
      Last edited by Route66; 10-03-2020, 12:54 PM.


      • dawnfarias
        dawnfarias commented
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        Oh, Karen, that looks like trouble!!

    • #12
      For me it's all about convenience - I don't want to make something; it's grab 'n' go LOL! It's starting to warm up in my neck of the woods, so my go-to drink is a Canadian Club -- whiskey and dry.


      • dawnfarias
        dawnfarias commented
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        I looked that up and it seems amazing. Can you just buy those cans at like, Target, in the wine aisle? Or do you have to go to a liquor store?

      • Kat Hansen
        Kat Hansen commented
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        dawnfarias -- liquor store. So nice at the end of the day sitting on the back deck with one of these.

    • #13
      Pina colada!!!

      • 1 1/2 cup ice
      • 1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
      • 2 ounces pineapple juice
      • 2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
      • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
      • 1 ounce dark rum
      • Pineapple slices
      Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.
      Last edited by AmieN1; 10-04-2020, 01:34 PM.


      • dawnfarias
        dawnfarias commented
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        Very handy recipe - thank you!! It never occurred to me that I could my own Pina Colada, LOL.

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