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Old 12-13-2014, 11:15 PM
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Thank you, Montana. Anyone else have a favorite they make? I've never actually made any but now have time to experiment & try different ideas.

Old 12-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by Gandalara View Post
All done.
Bought stuff online, delivered to my door, wrapped, and mailed to relatives.
Friends are getting the home-made booze that I put in the closet to set up 3 and 4 months ago.
(Kahlua, Amaretto, Cran-Raspberry Liqueur, Strawberry Liqueur, Chocolate Liqueur, Peach Brandy, and Cherry Brandy!!)

I hate malls (and shopping) any time of year, LOL
Good gifts! I used to make Kahlua and Amaretto. I still have the recipes around somewhere but haven't made any in years.

Seeing your Peach Brandy made me smile. My dad and granddad made some one time and got Grandma tipsy! My teetotaling prohibition supporting Grandma! lol She had no idea and she was mad at them for a while.

I hate malls and shopping too. It's because I don't "shop" that I don't know where half the stuff is located in the store I spend 1/3 of my life in! The other day I was looking for a desk lamp. Had NO idea where they were but following logic finally found them. Pitiful.
Old 12-14-2014, 01:04 PM
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by Montana Griz View Post
The only one of the home-made "booze" that I have made is CHERRY LIQUEUR.

Every year when the commerical harvest occurs of our Montana "Flathead Cherries" I buy about 12 pounds and use some for the Liqueur.....Harvest usually occurs about mid August (weather dependent).

....Any size glass container..(I use a (1) gallon glass container with a GOOD Screw on cap that won't leak.
.........Fill the container with un-pitted Flathead Montana Cherries--only fill to 80% full.
.........Then fill remaining space with CUBE White Sugar.
.........Then pour in 100 Proof Absolut Vodka to within 1/3 inch of top of container.
.........Screw the lid on TIGHT!!

Turn Upside/down and Set the containers in a dark corner of your pantry. Turn "upside/down again every 10 days" Until Thanksgiving!!!!! It is now ready to drink...........I know there are more complicated recipies, but this one is simple and results in a very acceptable Liqueur, IMHO..
That sounds good! Do you have to use that particular cherry or would another kind work as well?
Old 12-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Location: SoCal desert
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Originally Posted by meo92953 View Post
Gand, where can I find recipes for your home made liquor?
Which ones do you want? I also have No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Balls, Amaretto Brownies, Bailey's Irish Cream, Bailey’s Macadamia Nut Pie, Hot Buttered Rum Batter, Hot Buttered Rum Cow, Grand Orange-Cognac Liqueur (Grand Marnier), Plum Liqueur, Tangerine Brandy, Coconut Liquor, powdered Cappuccino mix, and powdered Swiss mocha mix

No, my friends and I do not have a drinking problem, LOL. But it sure is fun opening a bottle for the first time to see what it tastes like
Old 12-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Location: UpstateNY
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Gand, I will take that Bailey's and Kahlua Ball recipes if you're willing to divulge

SoCal is a long drive, but by God it would be worth it!

Thank you MTGriz, I am planning on fruit trees when we move, mango liqueur!!!!!!!!!

I'm waiting for the last giant iceberg on the roof to fall, it's a doozy.
Old 12-14-2014, 04:42 PM
Location: SoCal desert
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:54 PM
Location: Near a river
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Hey BDL and YS, congratulations!!! Are you taking us all out to dinner?
Old 12-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Well, the "mystery" of the friendly orange stray cat that has been visiting my porch is over.

I put on my Sherlock Holmes Deerstalker cap and did some investigative work. It turns out "Tom" (I thought it was a female!) belongs to a neighbor who lives on the far end of the block. Yes, he lets his cat outside to roam around city streets full of people, cars, buses, trolleys, etc. I mentioned to the cat's owner that it's getting cold outside at night, but he replied that the cat could come inside whenever it wants to. I did not criticize him for letting the cat go outside because I'm very actively engaged in the neighborhood and I'll need his support for an upcoming zoning fight.
Old 12-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Location: UpstateNY
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Dang, I'll never win......congrats to all that did, though!!!!!

Clark, that is so kind of you to watch out for all of your neighborhood residents. LOL, here, they show up, they get adopted.

Zoning fight? Do tell!

The berg finally fell off the roof, it's the size of a freaking double kitchen sink. Missed the bumper on my rig, though.
Old 12-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Shoot Clark- I actually have the same problems with my brother's dogs. I love them both so much but I will not be staying here & they have to learn that they have a home. The big one looks scary & when she wants to be petted she growls. Tail is wagging but if you didn't know that, she would be scary. Mail deliver refuses to leave packages anymore & we have to go to town to get them.

I think I finally convinced my brother to put an add in the paper to give her a good home. All she needs is a lot of love & affection but I certainly couldn't keep her in an apartment.

I really wish sometimes animals didn't love me so much. I find more lost pets than anyone else I know. Sigh. And I love every one of them, but yes they are returned.

I should add that my brother's house is next door...In the country that means the next driveway.

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