Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Squid Mixes: Boccie Ball

Yes, I agree.  Bocce is not spelled with that strange extra I.  But that's the way it's spelled in The New York Bartender's Guide edition I own so we'll keep it there.

The drink combines amaretto and orange juice.  The recipe calls for an orange slice garnish but I went with a section of clementine.  The drink is quite lovely.  Amaretto is scrumptious stuff.  Technically, I have a nut allergy but I have also recently learned that an almond isn't really a nut.  It is a droop, like a peach or plum.  This is good because almonds are yummy, especially in liquor form!  I discovered some time ago that it goes nicely with lime.  Orange works, too.

What any of this has to do with the game of Bocce - Italian in origin, dating all the way back to Ancient Rome - I don't know.  Maybe The Scamp knows.  She's quite an expert at chasing balls rolling across the floor.  Sadly, I think she's on the verge of outgrowing that short and precious time when a kitten will play Fetch.

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  1. Train it now to play with the laser pointer. Our cat won't do it, much to the disappointment of my kids.

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    1. Oh, she loves that! We even have one that will go automatically. It's a godsend.

      We had one cat who was too smart for it - had the whole thing figured out. Seemed such a shame!

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  2. Oh she knows how to sit by this drink and it has her seal of approval. I like this drink

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    1. Oh My goodness, she is learning the way of the camera. Just look at the pose and smile into the camera !
      She is losing her kitten face. Love her poofball of a tail.
      The drink sounds so lovely. I did not know that about almonds.
      cheers, parsnip, Oliver and Merida

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    2. This shot's definitely a keeper.

      The tail is impressive, isn't it?

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  4. Cats have personalities, some like scamp perhaps want companionship but others are just meeowing for food, bless their little hearts, we're only creatures after all.

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    1. She's a lovely one, actually - loves to cuddle. Plenty of meowing for food, though.

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  5. I think your cat decided that drink belongs to her!

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    1. She has yet to try to do more than sniff.

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  6. Lovely kitty, and the drink sounds fun. I keep wondering if I should try ordering one of these random ones at a bar...to see if I'd get an accurate version. I can't even imagine the variety of liquor I'd need to invest in to keep up with your quest.
    V:)

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    1. I tend not to order cocktails when I’m out, actually. I do so love draft beer. But now that I have found my go-to cocktail, the Manhattan, I am interested to see what a professional might do with it.

      I bet I would stump most of them with a bocce ball.

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