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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mazaher Cocktail

mazaher cocktail

'Mazaher' is the Arabic word for orange blossom water. Much like rosewater (maward), Mazaher is a fragrant water made from the distilled blossoms of Seville Oranges. If you have never had the very good fortune of walking by a Seville orange tree in full bloom, Dearies, then what you are missing is a pungent, sweet fragrance that I often think of as honey suckle combined with a hint of citrus amongst other unidentifiable essences. A beautiful and unforgettable experience in olfactory pleasure!

This cocktail is made with this water or 'ma' along with cinnamon, lemon, orange, agave and aged rum. It is so refreshing and delicious that I became more than a bit tipsy from drinking this today, and I can't even explain how delicious it was running past the rim lined with salt, sugar and cinnamon before entering my gullet!















Orange Blossom Cocktail
1/2 Cup Golden Rum
1 1/2 Cups Fresh O.J.
3/4-1 Tsp. Mazaher
2 Tbsp. Agave/Simple Syrup
1/2 lemon (squeezed)
Pinch or Two Cinnamon

In a pitcher, combine the above ingredients and stir till thoroughly mixed. Shake in a drink mixer with ice to chill or simply pour over ice. Serves 2.

Salty Sweet Rim
On a plate, mix two tbsp. sugar, 1/2 Tsp. Salt and 1/8-1/4 Tsp Cinnamon. Roll wet glass rims through the mix. Then place ice in glasses and pour in desired drink.

35 comments:

  1. Stella, how did you know that Tuesday was my drinking night?

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  2. Yummy! What kind of rum did you use? I see a bottle in the pic... Cruza?

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  3. Hey Amy, it's just golden Cruzan...

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  4. Mmm, can imagine the nice flavours and aroma......a tinge of saltiness...nice drink!

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  5. Hi Stella, now we are talking, it must be 5 o'clock somewhere in the world, right? I would like that right now to warm up a bit. Can you believe it's cold in Los Angeles???? Lovely idea. I don't have the rum (snif)...

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  6. Stella, may I please have one? It doesn't matter what time it is when you read this. This looks like such a refreshing twist on the usual, sometimes boring, cocktail drink.

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  7. I need one of these! Sounds heavenly!!!

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  8. I love Seville Oranges. They are right up there with Meyer Lemons for me. Some of my favorite citrus gifts.

    Fantastic drink and dare I say...Gorgeous photos! A+++

    Cheers!

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  9. Hey Stella, what time is cocktail hour? I'll bring some hors d'ouevres.
    Love this drink! Orange flower water is my favorite. BTW, pics are beautiful Witchy Dear!
    Gypsy

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  10. That looks like a perfect drink, yummy!

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  11. i can imagine the aromas from this drink. sounds perfectly refreshing. great post!

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  12. Thank you for the great idea! I've put it in my favourites.

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  13. I'll take one of those...please! I don't think I've had the pleasure of smelling seville oranges, but I love scented plants so I can't wait to run into one someday. Great post!

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  14. Ooh, it's only 11:00 am here but I'd sure love to have one (or 3) of those right now lol. And I love how you even mixed the rim rather than using just one ingredient. This comes at a perfect time as I was looking for different kinds of drinks rather than my usual virgin Caesar. Great mix of ingredients Stella! I'll have to give this a try some day. Thank you again for sharing. Oh and delicious looking pictures as always. Hope you're having a lovely week, if not just down a couple more of those...teehee.

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  15. Hey LeQuan, your'e so cute. Cauldron Boy is driving me crazy today, so I might have to down a few...

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  16. Well, that solves our "what to drink this weekend" problem! hubby and I will have the place to ourselves, so I'll be sure to make these. I love the sound of orange flower water and rum!

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  17. I once bought a huge bottle of orange blossom water to make something I can't remember. It's still sitting in the cupboard. Thanks for suggesting a way to (slowly) use it up! Mmmm, cocktails {hic!}

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  18. OOUuuuu.... I would definitely drink 5 litres of this. And become a raging alcoholic. Hahaha!
    Any orangey cocktail is a friend of Pierre's.

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  19. This is going to be a stress-releaser. :-)) Rosewater, orange blossom, and golden rum...oh man, that sounds like a real soulmate.

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  20. Dear Stella - I love seville oranges Stella - but the only blossom water I own is in a bottle!

    What a great treat for Sunday brunch :)

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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  21. This looks so refreshing! I can imagine it will taste so much better with the Mazaher you described.

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  22. will you serve this to me?

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  23. Hmm...it's so refreshing. It must be good!

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  24. That is what I call absolutely refreshing!

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  25. Love that it looks sinful yet it's so good!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  26. How deliciously simple and a delightful way to incorporate the HUGE bottle of blossom water in my fridge for the past year! Summer is apon us and cocktails abound!
    thank you!!!

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  27. what a beautiful drink, I love the color..and sugar salt and cinnamon for the rim,how insanely delish

    sweetlife

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  28. A lovely drink and mesmerising photos! Sounds so wonderfully refreshing - one would be very welcome right now. Sun's down but it's still pretty muggy :P

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  29. I just saw the orange blossom water at Whole Foods this morning. Now all I need is some rum and I'm set for the weekend!

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  30. Thank you for checking out my site! Love your profile pic! Will trade you one melon cocktail for one of these fabulous drinks! Love orange blossom flower. Actually posting a profiterole recipe with orange blossom pastry cream filling this weekend. Looking forward to future exchanges! Thanks Kat

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  31. Hummm... Sounds so refreshing, a perfect drink... I really need one of these... lol

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  32. Can I consume this as a meal replacement? lol.... I've never had orange blossom water or Seville oranges at the peak of their ripeness. Your tastebuds are quite lucky! xoxo

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  33. So I just found your blog via Lazaro's blog and I am in LOVE! This drink is right up my alley.
    I have been making "concoctions" by fusing rum or vodka with some of the herbs from my garden.
    I am planing on posting a few more of my creations once I get some photos- Here is a link to the one I posted if you are interested:

    http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2010/03/lady-rens-hot-lemonade-spring-drink.html

    Really nice to meet you and I will be back.

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