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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #40 on: Mar 19, 2018, 01:15 PM »
Hi Lynda,

Excellent result - the staff looked friendly as well - sometimes in my experience in the CP it depends who you get as some of the bar staff can be a bit standoffish.

Shelagh and I are staying there in May as we are going to see Foreigner at the Armadillo so we may well ask for a couple of QE2 cocktails that night!!

Hope you enjoyed your stay.

Gav

We did enjoy our stay but it was a bit cold (even for Glasgow) so we did not go too far. 

If everyone who was at the Crowne Plaza ordered a QE2 50 cocktail then they would maybe get the message that it is a popular cocktail.

It would be good if you can ask for a couple of QE2 50 cocktails in May.  It may depend how busy the staff are, but as it did not take long to make, I do not see a problem.

Take the recipe and watch the price they charge. They charged Tom more than the £7.95 price that was on offer in September.  The barman said he was charging per measure, but Tom challenged this and got 10% off the price, which brought the price nearer to the £7.95. 

See attached for recipe.
« Last Edit: Mar 19, 2018, 01:19 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #41 on: Mar 19, 2018, 09:49 PM »
To my taste, the cocktail that follows this recipe, is better than the version which adds ice cubes. I prefer the more concentrated flavour :) .

When I get the chance, I shall try this recipe in other places and see what they make of it!

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« Reply #42 on: Mar 20, 2018, 12:04 AM »
While I am too young to consume Cocktails I do agree with Isabelle that not adding ice cubes brings out more flavor to drinks.  :)
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Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #43 on: Mar 21, 2018, 10:38 AM »
While I am too young to consume Cocktails I do agree with Isabelle that not adding ice cubes brings out more flavor to drinks.  :)

Ice cubes is needed mostly for us to make some money.....

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Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #44 on: Mar 21, 2018, 10:39 AM »
Lynda was it just as good this time around?

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #45 on: Mar 21, 2018, 10:58 AM »
Ice cubes is needed mostly for us to make some money.....

Exactly, Louis -- and thank you for saying it out loud!

I very much like the system I encountered some years ago in India (for fruit juices) : There were two prices, one for the fruit juice with ice cubes, and a higher one for the same fruit juice but without ice cubes. I would always be prepared to pay extra to have a glass full of whatever I ordered, and no ice cubes.

I must also admit that in any case I do not really like my drinks to be very cold...

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Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #46 on: Mar 21, 2018, 07:22 PM »
I am not a great lover of ice cubes either.  At my first opportunity, I shall ask for a QE2 cocktail to be made up.  :)
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« Reply #47 on: Mar 21, 2018, 07:25 PM »
Maybe on the ship herself, depending on how she's operated as I know alcohol is banned or frowned upon in Dubai but is still available in the resorts. They will want QE2 to appeal to a wide range of people to be successful in the long term (Dubai having a large British expat community too for example).
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Online Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #48 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08:18 PM »
Lynda was it just as good this time around?

Louis, it was even better than what I had remembered. In September there was so much going on, particularly for me as one of the organisers. But last week I enjoyed relaxing and sipping the cocktail.

I thought the ice added to the drink as it may have been too strong for me without the ice - maybe the bartender could add more orange juice, if you did not want ice, but then again that may adjust the balance of the flavours.?

Maybe,  I should buy the ingredients and try making the cocktail myself - or maybe not as it is a treat to experience QE2's special QE2 50 cocktail when it is made for you. 
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« Reply #49 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:17 PM »
I am not a great lover of ice cubes either.  At my first opportunity, I shall ask for a QE2 cocktail to be made up.  :)

It's my birthday I'm 54 so I plan to have four QE2 50 cocktails at least one made with "orange juice ice cubes"

It had a bit of an aftertaste but got better as the orange juice melted and was really nice once the orange juice melted. My sister lives in Glenlivet in the Cairngorms so the choice of whisky was easy.         
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« Reply #50 on: Apr 17, 2018, 02:32 AM »
In post #18 what is the red in the bottom of the glass with the ice in the pic as the liquor is being added? It seems like more than a dash of amaretto and helps transform the orange juice into the Cunard red?
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #51 on: Apr 17, 2018, 07:22 AM »
According to the recipe, it's supposed to be Grenadine, but in reality was Marie Brizard strawberry. The taste was good, but I had no way of comparing it with the original recipe.

I had no idea that there are so many flavours of Marie Brizard :

http://www.mariebrizard.com/en/the-products

Louis, what do you think of this alternative? Acceptable?
« Last Edit: Apr 17, 2018, 09:03 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2020, 01:17 PM »
A wee reminder of the fun celebrations we had and Rob and Isabelle tasting the QE2 Cocktail.

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2020, 01:29 PM »
A wee reminder of the fun celebrations we had and Rob and Isabelle tasting the QE2 Cocktail.

It really was very good. If I had had the chance to ask for it anywhere since then, I would certainly have gone for it again.

I believe there is a cocktail craze going on during this lockdown period. Has anyone tried to make it at home?

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« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2020, 02:06 PM »
I remember that drink - tasty.  I would love to have another in the hotel lobby with my QSF friends again!

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Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2020, 04:58 PM »
According to the recipe, it's supposed to be Grenadine, but in reality was Marie Brizard strawberry. The taste was good, but I had no way of comparing it with the original recipe.

I had no idea that there are so many flavours of Marie Brizard :

http://www.mariebrizard.com/en/the-products

Louis, what do you think of this alternative? Acceptable?

The alternative is just as good

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Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2020, 05:08 PM »
It really was very good. If I had had the chance to ask for it anywhere since then, I would certainly have gone for it again.

I believe there is a cocktail craze going on during this lockdown period. Has anyone tried to make it at home?

This is my home bar you are welcomed to come and have a cocktail

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Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2020, 06:49 PM »
Awesome, Louis !  :)
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2020, 07:48 PM »
Davina, you could have quite a long queue at your bar if you are serving QE2 50 cocktails.  It certainly was a favourite at the Crowne Plaza with the conference delegates. 
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 50 Cocktail
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2020, 10:52 PM »
Count me in on that queue too! Keeping my social distance of course, but having a chat with Louis and Lynda while enjoying the cocktail. Maybe we could have a virtual cocktail zoom?

 

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