Cocktails inspirés de ma vie quotidienne

St-Jean-Baptiste

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Today is Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Québec’s National Holiday.  Unfortunately, I had to work, because I have numerous reports to complete and their deadline is fast approaching.

Aujourd’hui c’est la fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste.  Malheureusement, je n’ai pas pris congé, car mes rapports sont nombreux et leurs dates de remise approchent vite.

I worked from my home office. Working from home does have its advantages, and this means that I gave myself a small reward at cocktail hour.

J’ai travaillé de mon domicile. Travailler de chez soi a ses avantages, et je me suis permis d’en profiter un peu en me récompensant à l’heure du cocktail.

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Sure.

I went through several of my recipe books, trying to find a blue cocktail that would reflect the colour of our flag.  It was also very important to find a recipe that required ingredients that I already had in the house, since all the markets were closed.

J’ai feuilleté plusieurs livres de recettes à la recherche d’un cocktail bleu, qui reflèterait la couleur de notre drapeau.  Parce que tous les magasins étaient fermés, il était également très important de choisir une recette qui demandait des ingrédients que j’avais déjà chez moi.

The Blue Lagoon was perfect.

Le Blue Lagoon était parfait.

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Blue Lagoon adapted from Complete Cocktails

30 ml Gin

10 ml Blue Curaçao

Top with lemonade

2-3 ice cubes

Garnish with lemon

I rarely buy lemonade because it is so easy, to make your own. 

J’achète très rarement de la limonade, car c’est tellement facile d’en préparer.

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Homemade Lemonade

1/2 cup freshly pressed lemon juice

3 cups water

1 oz simple syrup

Half a lemon, sliced

I prefer pulp free lemonade, so I filtered the juice using a small colander.

Je préfère boire une limonade sans pulpe. J’ai donc filtré le jus à l’aide d’une petite passoire.

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Trapping pulp.

According to Complete Cocktails, my cocktail was inspired by the movie with the same name.

Tacky!

Selon Complete Cocktails,mon cocktail a été inspiré du film qui porte le même nom.

Quétaine! 

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Brooke Shields is so gorgeous, she deserves to have a drink named after her.

Brooke Shields est si belle, qu’elle mérite que l’on nomme un cocktail en son honneur.

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Happy Birthday Québec!

Bonne fête Québec

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