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  1. Cheers Dave! Bloody spelling error. The print out of recipes I had, had it printed as 'Larchmond' which should explain the confusion! I was positive I knew of a drink of a similar name, but was totally baffled when I couldn't find anything Never thought to check the spelling... So this was created by Embury from what we/you know?!? S'laters, Adam
  2. Hello all. Just wondering if someone out there has a recipe, or any information what-so-ever, for a 'Larchmond'? I have wracked my brain and cannot think what it is, and cannot find anything on the internet?!? It is a classic drink that will contain orange liqueur of some description. Any help would be appreciated... Cheers in advance, Adam www.evo-lution.org
  3. Where you going to be staying in Scotland? I live in Aberdeen (North-East of Scotland) and there are a shedload of distilleries not far from me. You may want to go over to www.barbore.com, join up and post there as well. I'm sure that some of my fellow 'bores on that site would be willing to help you out... Living in Scotland, I have had the pleasure of visiting many distilleries, but unfortunately not been in them all, yet.. Here are a few links you may want to check out (I am based in Aberdeen and if your near me, would easily hook up with you)... This is probably the most definitive site you will come across on the net. http://www.scotlandwhisky.com/distilleries/ I have been to a fair few in Speyside http://www.scotlandwhisky.com/distilleries/speyside/ And highly recommend Glenfarclas, Macallan, Cragganmore. In fact, I recommend them all. They are all unique and great for their own reasons! And if you make it to Aberdeen I will take you here to enjoy some of the 400 whiskies they stock! http://www.thegrillaberdeen.co.uk/index.html The distilleries in full:- ISLAY Arbeg Distillery Bowmore Distillery Bruichladdich Distillery Bunnahabhain Caol Ila Distillery Lagavulin Distillery Laphroaig Distillery Kilchoman Distillery CAMPBELTOWN Springbank distillery Mitchell's Glengyle distillery HIGHLANDS Highland Park Distillery Old Pulteney Distillery Clynelish Distillery Glenmorangie Disitillery Dalmore Distillery Talisker Distillery Glen Ord Distillery Tomatin Distillery Glendronach distillery Dalwhinnie Distillery Edradour Royal Lochnagar Fettercairn Distillery Tobermory Distillery Ben Nevis Distillery Dewar's World of Whisky Blair Athol Distillery Oban Distillery The Famous Grouse Experience Isle of Jura Glengoyne Distillery Isle of Arran Tullibardine Distillery SPEYSIDE Benromach Distillery Glen Moray Disitillery Glen Grant Distillery Macallan Distillery Cardhu Distillery Glenlivet Distillery Glenfarclas Glenfiddich Distillery Strathisla Distillery Dallas Dhu Distillery Cragganmore Distillery Aberlour Distillery Speyside Cooperage LOWLANDS Glenkinchie Distillery Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Bladnoch Distillery Auchentoshan Distillery If your staying in Edinburgh, I recommend the Glenkinchie, http://www.scotlandwhisky.com/distilleries...nds/Glenkinchie, and Auchentoshan, http://www.scotlandwhisky.com/distilleries/lowlands/218698, distilleries in the Lowlands. Get onto www.barbore.com as a lot of the contributors there are based in Edinburgh. As for whats near me, all the distilleries in Speyside :- SPEYSIDE Benromach Distillery Glen Moray Disitillery Glen Grant Distillery Macallan Distillery Cardhu Distillery Glenlivet Distillery Glenfarclas Glenfiddich Distillery Strathisla Distillery Dallas Dhu Distillery Cragganmore Distillery Aberlour Distillery Speyside Cooperage are less than 2 hours from my front doorstep. Send me an e-mail at adam.elmegirab@evo-lution.org if you would like any more info. Cheers, Adam www.evo-lution.org
  4. No real reason for this post, but here is some info I used a while back while designing an Arabian themed drinks menu. Sure that some of this info will be useful to some of you, or just for those with an interest.......... After having a chat with my mother (she is an awesome cook and has been cooking middle eastern/north african food for years - my father is Libyan) she gave me an old book she had. It was published in 1985 and is called "North African Cookery". The author is Arto Der Haroutunian. It is a fantastic book and has a section devoted to drinks of that region. Here is some recipes from the book you may wish to use (with the addition of alcohol obviously, but also good if you have any non-alcoholic requirements), it definitely helped inspire me with my menu........ Lemonade - Add a lot of water to freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add sugar to taste and stir until dissolved. Add a few drops of Orange Blossom Water and some ice and serve. Acir El Qaress - If you wish to be a little more ambitious, try this Algerian speciality, which makes enough for 6-8 glasses. 6 lemons 1 grapefruit 150g (5oz) sugar 2 litres mineral water (sparkling or still) Cut the lemons and grapefruit in half and squeeze out their juice. Pour into a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix thoroughly. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve into a serving bowl and serve with ice cubes and diluted with the mineral water. You can also prepare orangeade in this way. Acir Tchina 12 oranges 1 lemon 1 grapefruit 8 tablespoons sugar 2 litres mineral water (sparkling or still) Reserve 1 orange. Half the remaining fruits and squeeze out the juice. Continue as with the recipe above. Peel the reserved orange, cut it into thin rounds and add to the orange mixture. Serve as above. Makes 6-8 large glasses. Grape Juice If you have your own vine (unlikely) or can find grapes cheap enough try this drink. Use about 5kg (10lb) grapes and remove large stalks. Crush the grapes and pass through a sieve. Collect the juice in a bowl, add the juice of 1 small lemon and flavour with 1-2 tablespoons of Orange Blossom Water, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2-3 tablespoons sugar. Pomegranate Juice When pomegranates are available in the shops - they usually appear around Christmas time - don't ask yourself "what do i do with these?" This is one recipe you should try. The colour alone is enchanting, never mind the taste. Use about 5kg (10lb) pomegranates. Halve the fruit, remove the seeds and put in a liquidiser with a little water. Blend to a pulp. Pass this pulp through a fine sieve and collect in a bowl. Stir in the juice of 1 large ripe lemon, 3-4 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste) and 1 tablespoon of Orange Blosson Water. Stir well. Serve with ice, it is very nice! Hlib Bel Louz - Milk of Almonds A beautiful drink made from the milk of almonds. It is one of the most popular drinks in the Arab world and is usually drunk during religious festivals. There are many variations and i have given two, one from Libya/Egypt, the other from Morocco. 225g (1/2lb) ground almonds 900ml (1 1/2 pints) water 675g (1 1/2lb) sugar 2 tablespoons Orange Blossom Water or Rose Water Put the ground almonds into a Muslin cloth or bag and fasten securely. Place the water in a large bowl, add the bag of almonds and leave for about 1-1 1/2 hours rubbing and squeezing it occasionally to release the almond milk and turn the water milky. Finally squeeze the bag tightly to extract every last drop of the almond milk. Pour the almond milk into a large saucepan, add the sugar and bring slowly to the boil, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Just before removing from the heat, stir in the Orange Blossom Water or Rose Water. Pour into a jug and leave to cool. Refrigerate until needed. Serve, diluted to taste, with ice cold water or ice cubes. Moroccan Variation 225g (1/2lb) ground almonds 900ml (1 1/2 pints) water 2.5l (4 pints) milk 275g (100oz) caster sugar 3 tablespoons Orange Blossom Water Follow the recipe above mixing the water and milk together before soaking the bag of ground almonds. Only heat the almond milk enough to dissolve the sugar - do not boil. Serve as above. Hlib Bil Assel - Milk and Honey drink A favourite with mountain folk, it is tasty and refreshing. 900ml (1 1/2pints) milk4 teaspoons honey 1 tablespoon caster sugar Juice of 1 lemon About 110g (4oz) finely chopped strawberries or stoned cherries Place the milk, honey and sugar in a large bowl and whisk vigorously for 5-10 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and chopped fruit. Refrigerate until ready to serve, in tall glasses with ice. Serves 6. Cheers, Adam www.evo-lution.org
  5. I ws drinking this stuff last night and it is very good!
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