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Happy Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 from the Food Forum

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    Just wanted to wish all a Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks to all for your threads and posts about food and the many great recipes.

    Since today is Shrove Tuesday and tomorrow is Valentine's Day, thought post on the Grasshopper Cocktail. It is a mint flavored after dinner drink. It is said it was invented by Philip Guichet who was owner of Tujague's Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It gained popularity in 1950s and 1960 throughout the South.

    The Grasshopper Pie was based on this drink. The pie dates back to 1950s when mousse like pies were at their peak. The grasshopper cocktail's main ingredient was crème de menthe. The grasshopper pie used this or mint flavoring.

    Trivia on name grasshopper:

    The word grasshopper was introduced in recipes dating from Prohibition to describe a sugary nonalcoholic drink that made people jumpy.
     

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  3. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    Recipe Grasshopper Cocktail

    Chill martini glass
    Pour 10 oz. of green crème de menthe into shaker
    Add 10 oz. of white crème de cocoa
    Add 1 oz. of cream

    Shake all ingredients well with ice.
    Pour into glass and top with shaved chocolate.
     
  4. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Anna Elizabeth Henry 2nd Lieutenant Silver Patron

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    Here's a Valentine's Day inspired cocktail - it's a twist on a classic.

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    Blushing Gimlet
    • 2 oz. good quality Gin
    • 1 oz. St. Germaine Elderflower liquor
    • 3 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (from 1 large fruit)
    • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup (optional)
    • Garnish (rosemary, basil, mint, thyme)
    • Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice. Strain and pour into glass. Garnish and enjoy!
    Source - http://www.modern-glam.com/valentines-day-cocktail/
     
  5. MRB1863

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    Happy Valentine's Day from our home to yours!
     
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    Happy Valentine's Day to one and all on the forum. Nice to see people celebrating the day although I don't anymore.
     
  7. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    I am actually celebrating today as tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.
     
  8. AshleyMel

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    Ah, a Grasshopper! My mother's favorite treat!
    Happy Valentine's Day to all!
    Bitter sweet for me!
    Mama passed Feb. 11th and was buried on the 14th.
     
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  9. donna

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    Ashley I won't like as it is a sad time for you with passing of your Mom during Valentine.

    My Dad's birthday is Feb. 17th. He been gone since June of 2006. I still miss him a lot and think of him so often. Do have wonderful memories of both my parents.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you, dear friend.
     
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    @donna
    Thank you wonderful friend!
    :hug:
    My condolences to you for your Father. I'm sure he was a wonderful man!
     
  11. mofederal

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    Sorry to hear about your father @donna, my condolences on your loss. I lost my dad in 2014, I think about him very often.
     
  12. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    Thanks I guess we always miss them.
     
  13. Eleanor Rose

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    This is one of my favorite martini recipes for Valentine's Day! The cream cheese frosting around the rim makes it extra yummy! Enjoy a couple of these and watch out for Cupid's arrow! :giggle:

    Red Velvet Cake Martini:

    Rim martini glass with cream cheese frosting and dip in red sprinkles. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 4 oz vodka, 3 oz milk, and 1 tbsp of red relvet cake mix. Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with whipped cream and candy hearts.

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  14. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    Eleanor that really looks refreshing.
     
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    Eleanor and Donna. Happy Valentines Day to you and yours. I think that drink of Miss Ellie's would be perfect to propose a toast to both of you for your good cheer and veracity. Bottoms Up and Cheers!!! :smile: David.
     
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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOUR A DOLL. DAVID.
     
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    Happy Valentine's Day, Donna, and fellow Civil War friends. :cloud9: ❤️
     
  19. donna

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    Well I ate my sweets yesterday. Now Lent starts. I am looking forward to some good fish recipes. Our local Catholic Church starts their fish fry Friday, guess what we will be getting. They have great crab cakes and shrimp. My husband says they make some of the best coleslaw.
     

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