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Title: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: euge on August 16, 2010, 06:30:29 am
Martini's. Ok a little strong but how about mixed drinks?

Me it's the Negroni. Actually a modified Negroni.

Two completely different drinks:

2-3oz Gin or Vodka
1/4 oz Campari
squeeze of lime

Plenty of ice in a Rocks glass. Stir. Enjoy.

Tastes like Ruby Red grapefruit juice from two unique perspectives. Irresistible. :D
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: dhacker on August 16, 2010, 11:41:22 am
A properly made Margarita (on the rocks) followed by a Mojito.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: gordonstrong on August 16, 2010, 11:49:32 am
Mixed drinks or cocktails?

Mixed drink (hot weather): Tanqueray and Tonic

Mixed drink (college flashback): Caucasian, dude

Cocktail: either a dry Grey Goose vodka martini with 3 olives, or a perfect rob roy, both straight up.
(a rob roy is a scotch manhattan, perfect means equal parts sweet and dry vermouth, so 2-3 oz scotch, splash of both vermouths, twist)

Aperitif: Kir Royale (champagne with creme de cassis and a twist)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: majorvices on August 16, 2010, 12:09:04 pm
I like to mix a little ice into my bourbon.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: babalu87 on August 16, 2010, 12:15:25 pm
I like to mix a little ice into my bourbon.

One ice cube in Bourbon/Rye/Scotch or Thomas Tew rum is about perfect. Adds just enough water and gets it to the right temp too.


Hot weather.

Vodka/Tonic or New Amsterdam Gin/Tonic 1/3 to 1/4 of a lime depending on the lime size. When Key Limes are around its half one of those little beauties.

Wine cooler, yeah I said it and am man enough to admit it. Equal parts jug Red and Ginger Ale.......... dont skimp on the ice!

Beergaritas on the rocks.
6 pack of Corona (I like to have a clear bottle for every 12 beers I bottle up)
8+ oz Tequila
Can of limeade
Mix them by the pitcher, shake each glass well with lots of ice and a slice of lime.

+1 to Mojitos


Cool weather.
I've been drinking Captain Morgan and Coke (NFL) for 20+ years every Fall. Its how I got my nickname and I'm not about to stop now..................... Once in a while I'll switch it up with a Jim Beam and Coke.

Manhattans are great before dinner.
Never got into Rob Roys but it sounds good, might have to give them a whirl.
Rob Roy with Rye (what ever that would be............) might be nice too.

Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: bluesman on August 16, 2010, 12:16:24 pm
The Perfect Margarita Recipe

(1 1/2 oz) of Sauza Tres Generaciones Resposada

(1 1/2 oz) of Cointreau

(1 oz) of fresh lime juice

14 medium ice cubes

lime wedge for garnish

salt for rim
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: dean on August 16, 2010, 12:25:00 pm
A simple screwdriver, nobody can mess that up.  50/50; vodka and high pulp OJ.  Favorite vodka's are either Grey Goose or Krystoph / Krystov (sp?).... Absolute is all hype imo, it has a bite to it.  Haven't tried a martini yet... guess I should. 
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: babalu87 on August 16, 2010, 12:37:43 pm
A simple screwdriver, nobody can mess that up.  50/50; vodka and high pulp OJ.  Favorite vodka's are either Grey Goose or Krystoph / Krystov (sp?).... Absolute is all hype imo, it has a bite to it.  Haven't tried a martini yet... guess I should. 

If your ever in Norwood, MA ( I know its a stretch) you MUST go to Lewis's Restaurant

They fresh squeeze oranges for Screwdrivers
EPIC goodness
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: Hokerer on August 16, 2010, 01:40:28 pm
A properly made Margarita (on the rocks) followed by a Mojito.

+1 (or would that be +2?)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: nicneufeld on August 16, 2010, 02:03:59 pm
I love the full-bodied complexity of a Manhattan myself.  While most dry martinis are really just, well, let's be frank, really cold gin with a whisper of vermouth, a Manhattan is sort of stockier, richer drink.  I like martinis as well (particularly when garnished in the elaborate, carnivorous fashion as shown in the recent martini thread!), but of the two Manhattans are my favorite.  Unless the bourbon or rye whiskey is so good that it really warrants being served by itself, in which case, bitters and sweet vermouth can live to mix another day.

The earlier mention of Kir Royale brings to mind a favorite variation of mine, Kir Normand...sparkling dry cider with creme de cassis.  I love the flavor of blackcurrants almost devotedly and the sweetness tames the otherwise sharply dry ciders I tend to brew.  Along those lines is a faux-mixed drink, my approximation of the Norman "pommeau" which is fresh apple cider blended with apple eax-de-vie to form a sweet 20% ABV drink akin to a fortified wine.  I do it with a 750ml of Martinellis apple cider and a 750ml of Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy.  Makes two bottles of something very interesting I think.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 16, 2010, 04:10:09 pm
A properly made Margarita (on the rocks) followed by a Mojito.

+1. Those are my faves, in that order.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: majorvices on August 16, 2010, 05:03:35 pm
I do like a good margarita from time to time. Never had the mojito.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: BrewArk on August 16, 2010, 05:09:21 pm
Black & Tan
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: nicneufeld on August 16, 2010, 05:15:20 pm
I had a mojito once that had way too much mint for my taste.  The heavy mintiness and alcohol made me think I should be swishing the cocktail around my mouth and then spitting it into the sink.  It was a cruzan "premixed" drink, maybe one made properly from mint leaves would be more subtle.  As it was I had to dilute it with some lemonade to make it drinkable.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: Hokerer on August 16, 2010, 05:30:03 pm
I had a mojito once that had way too much mint for my taste.  The heavy mintiness and alcohol made me think I should be swishing the cocktail around my mouth and then spitting it into the sink.  It was a cruzan "premixed" drink, maybe one made properly from mint leaves would be more subtle.  As it was I had to dilute it with some lemonade to make it drinkable.

Isn't that the case with most any "premixed" drink?  I've always found them to be too sickly sweet or something.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: dbeechum on August 16, 2010, 05:46:52 pm
For me, it's an  ice cold Gin & Tonic with Fee Brother's Bitters and a squeeze of lime juice.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tschmidlin on August 16, 2010, 06:12:09 pm
Gin and tonic made with Sapphire or one of our local distillery's gin (Pacific, Dry Fly).

Brown liquor and diet pepsi, I can go with Beam, Jack, Captain Morgan, Powers, etc.

In the winter, apple jack and warm cider.

Thanksgiving starts with Bloody Mary's, I make my own mix.

Single malt or Jameson's, neat.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: rabid_dingo on August 16, 2010, 06:17:28 pm
For me, it's an  ice cold Gin & Tonic with Fee Brother's Bitters and a squeeze of lime juice.

Bombay Saphire for mine. I am a Cuba Libre fan all the way (Rum and coke with a lime).

Summer heat drink. A Mason Dixon:
1 oz of Sweet Tea flavored vokda (i use Sweet Carolines)
1 oz of Lemon flavored Vodka
1/2 oz of Simple syrup.
all in an ice filled 16oz pint glass fill with fresh brewed Ice Tea and garnish with a lime.
keep the ratio to boost and you could easily double this one, without really drawing
out the alcohol flavor...Very smooth, and equally dangerous. ;)

I premixed a growlers worth for a party once and I brought the fixins to keep refiling the growler. So many
people enjoyed it that we ran out of everything I brought, 2 bottles of each flavored vodka.

Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: nicneufeld on August 16, 2010, 07:45:58 pm
I will admit, borderline girlie though it may be considered to be, I was quite impressed the first time I tried a lemon flavored vodka.  Svedka Citron, bought it to mix some drinks for the wife...very mixable stuff, and affordable.  Heck, even beyond mixing, put a bottle of that in the freezer and pour a shot of it, it is quite pleasant!  Ultimately there isn't much difference between flavored vodkas and the caraway flavored akvavit that I so highly esteem, other than tradition, perhaps.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tygo on August 16, 2010, 07:47:32 pm

Thanksgiving starts with Bloody Mary's, I make my own mix.


I make a pretty mean Bloody Mary mix myself but usually save those for (the morning after) special occasions.

I also do enjoy a fresh made mohito from time to time.  Muddling it with fresh mint leaves is the way to go.  

However, if I'm drinking liquor it's usually scotch with a little ice or alternatively a dry Ketel One martini with sundried tomato olives.  If I'm trying to tone it down a bit then Jack and Coke is my fallback from college days.  These days though I really don't like soda of any kind all that much.

Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: beersk on August 16, 2010, 08:41:22 pm
Captain & Coke with a splash of grenadine. 
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: k4df4l on August 16, 2010, 09:04:08 pm
Normally, I like my liquor neat or on the rocks.  If I'm mixing:
Gin or Vodka tonics
Margaritas  (homemade...no mix)
Bloody Marys
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: dr.g on August 16, 2010, 09:12:08 pm
Ill never turn down a good long island
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tschmidlin on August 16, 2010, 09:55:12 pm
Ill never turn down a good long island
I've never had a good Long Island.  I've heard they exist, but I'm skeptical.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: capozzoli on August 16, 2010, 10:18:26 pm
Tahitian Tingle
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: dhacker on August 17, 2010, 12:38:38 am
The Perfect Margarita Recipe

(1 1/2 oz) of Sauza Tres Generaciones Resposada

(1 1/2 oz) of Cointreau

(1 oz) of fresh lime juice

14 medium ice cubes

lime wedge for garnish

salt for rim

This is like a moth to a flame . . I can't stop looking at it.

Pretty sure I will be moved to action. . .

 . . . And there weren't any hot babes selling it!  :D
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 17, 2010, 12:54:50 am
Another one of my favorites: Old Cuban.  It's basically a mojito with a little something "extra".

Mint
Lime
Simple Syrup
Mount Gay Rum
Fee Brothers Bitters
Cava

I'm not at liberty to publish the proportions, but it's served on the rocks and it's muy delicioso.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: yugamrap on August 17, 2010, 01:36:10 am
If it has to be mixed, It'd be Gin & Tonic with a nice twist of lime.  However, I prefer a shot of Jack Daniels mixed with a second Shot of Jack Daniels.  Or, just some nice gin on the rocks.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: bluesman on August 17, 2010, 01:42:36 am
The Perfect Margarita Recipe

(1 1/2 oz) of Sauza Tres Generaciones Resposada

(1 1/2 oz) of Cointreau

(1 oz) of fresh lime juice

14 medium ice cubes

lime wedge for garnish

salt for rim

This is like a moth to a flame . . I can't stop looking at it.

Pretty sure I will be moved to action. . .

 . . . And there weren't any hot babes selling it!  :D

It's making me thirsty. 8)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on August 18, 2010, 02:39:52 pm
I like to mix a little ice into my bourbon.

+1
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tubercle on August 18, 2010, 03:06:20 pm
Bourbon in a shot glass coated w/coke

Pour in coke, swirl it around, pour it out and fill with Bourbon.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: rabid_dingo on August 18, 2010, 10:16:27 pm
For those that like the cold without the dilution from ice, Anyone use those granite "ice" cubes. Stones polished to keep in the freezer and add to the spirit of choice. Cools without adding ice...

Hijack not intended, it just seems to go with the topic.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tubercle on August 18, 2010, 11:08:20 pm
For those that like the cold without the dilution from ice, Anyone use those granite "ice" cubes. Stones polished to keep in the freezer and add to the spirit of choice. Cools without adding ice...

Hijack not intended, it just seems to go with the topic.


 :o :o :o :o

  Wish I had thought of that!!!!

  Headed outside now to get some gravel from the driveway 8)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: rabid_dingo on August 18, 2010, 11:28:57 pm
For those that like the cold without the dilution from ice, Anyone use those granite "ice" cubes. Stones polished to keep in the freezer and add to the spirit of choice. Cools without adding ice...

Hijack not intended, it just seems to go with the topic.

 :o :o :o :o

  Wish I had thought of that!!!!

  Headed outside now to get some gravel from the driveway 8)

No no no no no... :o
This:
Granite Cubes (http://www.graniteice.com/more/granite-ice-cubes.php)

Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tubercle on August 18, 2010, 11:34:51 pm
For those that like the cold without the dilution from ice, Anyone use those granite "ice" cubes. Stones polished to keep in the freezer and add to the spirit of choice. Cools without adding ice...

Hijack not intended, it just seems to go with the topic.

 :o :o :o :o

  Wish I had thought of that!!!!

  Headed outside now to get some gravel from the driveway 8)

No no no no no... :o
This:
Granite Cubes (http://www.graniteice.com/more/granite-ice-cubes.php)




Gotcha. Thanks for the link. fixing to order some now.

Quote"In Sweden for hundreds of years the locals have been cutting small cubes out of soap-stone and using them for precisely the same reason as our Granite Ice - to cool their favorite drinks without diluting them."

 Where the hell have I been?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: rabid_dingo on August 18, 2010, 11:38:37 pm
I suppose one could use any stone that is non reacting, probably has to be igneous. Unless you want a sand and whiskey slushee.

Or some of those really polished stones that you can find in moutiain gift shops...
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: Hokerer on August 19, 2010, 02:12:57 am
I suppose one could use any stone that is non reacting, probably has to be igneous. Unless you want a sand and whiskey slushee.

Or some of those really polished stones that you can find in moutiain gift shops...

Actually soapstone makes a lot more sense.  It has a huge heat capacity compared to other stone which is also why it's used in my woodstove at home.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: euge on August 19, 2010, 03:27:35 am
Wouldn't the granite be more vitreous and not absorb flavors?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tschmidlin on August 19, 2010, 06:30:57 am
You guys are way beyond me with what kind of rocks would be best, but I want some of these things for chilling beers . . . I can probably get scraps of granite or soapstone.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: rabid_dingo on August 19, 2010, 07:59:48 am
You guys are way beyond me with what kind of rocks would be best, but I want some of these things for chilling beers . . . I can probably get scraps of granite or soapstone.

If you have ever discussed the appropriate type of rock to be used to chill a beer....You might be a homebrewer (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3252.0).

Does anyone get Beer magazine? There was an article in there about mixing spirits and beer as cocktails...
(trying to direct the hijack back to favorite mixed drinks).
Before you say ewww. Boilermaker, Irish carbomb, sakebomb...Some are for just getting hammered but anyone
succesfully combine some flavorful beer cocktails?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tschmidlin on August 19, 2010, 08:35:56 am
I had some mulled beer in Germany that was excellent - they'd taken a belgium cherry beer and heated it with some spices.  Really nice!

And I recently learned that lager and vodka mixed make an interesting drink :)
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3195.msg35851#msg35851
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: dirtyjerzey on August 19, 2010, 07:32:47 pm
Dark n Stormy
Caucasian
Capt & Ginger (or coke)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: capozzoli on August 20, 2010, 12:25:40 am
Tahitian Lady.

 anybody?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: bluesman on August 20, 2010, 12:34:23 am
Tahitian Lady.

 anybody?

I'm almost afraid to ask how it is made.  :-\ :-X :P
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: capozzoli on August 20, 2010, 02:46:22 am
Im not sure how it is made butI know sometimes it is served flaming. and that is no doubt just for tourists.

Ever have a Jersey Turnpike?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tschmidlin on August 20, 2010, 04:44:20 am
Ever have a Jersey Turnpike?
Ugh, that's narsty!
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: gordonstrong on August 20, 2010, 11:57:05 am
Quote
Ever have a Jersey Turnpike?

Hmm, google, google, google, hello urban dictionary... read, read, EWWWW.  Presumably you mean the drink, but EWWWW.

But it does sound like something Snooki would drink.  Or do.

Can we go back to real drinks, please?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: nicneufeld on August 20, 2010, 12:26:11 pm
Someone already mentioned the Dark and Stormy!  +1!

I couldn't get the layering right but Goslings and Goya Ginger Beer make a nice example:
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/nicneufeld/JamaicanRibs.jpg)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: bluesman on August 20, 2010, 12:34:25 pm
Quote
Ever have a Jersey Turnpike?
Can we go back to real drinks, please?

I'll second that motion.   :o




Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: euge on August 20, 2010, 04:52:47 pm
Someone already mentioned the Dark and Stormy!  +1!

I couldn't get the layering right but Goslings and Goya Ginger Beer make a nice example:
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2/nicneufeld/JamaicanRibs.jpg)

Darn it! It's lunch time and those ribs look awesome!
OK! Dark and Stormy it is! I love Goya Ginger Beer. I get it by the 2 liter. Puts Bundaberg to shame.

How about Myers dark rum for that?
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: Hokerer on August 20, 2010, 05:35:16 pm
How about Myers dark rum for that?

Myers won't quite be the same. Goslings Black Seal is literally black, not just dark.  Get some Goslings and try one each way and see what you find.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: nicneufeld on August 20, 2010, 07:31:52 pm
Well...I would say Goslings is pretty dark, but its not the blackest.  Blackest I've had (in my limited trials) is Cruzan Blackstrap, which is a very cheap rum.  However it is also one of the sweetest and most "molassesy", where the Goslings is much more balanced and drinkable.  The Cruzan would be my choice for stuff like hot buttered rum, cooking desserts with rum, maybe a mulled cider with it, etc.  Goslings will do you better for a dark and stormy, and may indeed be the "official" rum for the recipe if I'm not much mistaken.

I do buy a bottle of Cruzan Blackstrap which is labelled as the USN's official rum every December in time for the Army Navy game.  Ever since I started the tradition, Navy has never lost.  I'm not going to be guilty of causation vs correlation here but who am I to break with tradition?  :D
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: bluesman on August 20, 2010, 07:44:36 pm
The central ingredient in many Lithuanian cocktails is Krupnik, sweet vodka made from 40%-50% alcohol, honey and up to 50 herbs. Krupnik is usually mixed with vodka, champagne or other liquors and can be found in bars all over the country.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: capozzoli on August 21, 2010, 03:31:38 am
Jersey Turnpike is a real drink.Ive seen people drink it. The way I have seen it made is to shakeout the bar mats at the end of the night. Get that liquid in a shot glass and add some vodka.

Now, a Tahitian Lady is not a real drink.But...
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: narvin on August 21, 2010, 04:10:02 am
I'm not huge on mixed drinks.  The alternative choice (straight bourbon or dry martinis) usually wrecks my night, though.

I drank a lot of rum while sailing in the Caribbean this past February.  My favorite concoction (other than rum and whatever random juice we had left on the boat) was a bushwacker.  I hadn't heard of it before, but they had it at all the little island bars in the BVI.  It's like a dessert, practically. I figure if i'm mixing, i may as well go all out.  Here's my latest version:


For 4 servings

2 oz rum
2 oz spiced rum
2 oz vodka
2 oz kahlua
2 oz frangelico
2 oz bailey's
2 oz coco lopez (or coco goya)
4 oz milk
Ice, enough to fill 3/4 blender

Blend until smooth.  Pour into 4 glasses. Add a dab of chocolate syrup and liberal amounts of fresh grated nutmeg to top.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: euge on August 22, 2010, 01:47:47 am
Well I don't think being bushwacked will do me much good  with the week I had. Already feel bushwacked. ;)

So wasn't able to find Goslings at the LLS... It's here just have to track it down. And I'm upset. Two HEB's and NO Goya GB! I'm actually pissed off about it and thinking about an email or even a phone call. They've carried it for years. Then again maybe they can't get it right now for what ever reason.

So I used Myers instead of Bacardi Black and some HCF canned gingerale. Made a D&S in a rocks glass. After a few sips poured it into a pint glass and added more gingerale. Pretty good. Really needs that heat and bite of the proper ginger beer though. Kinda makes me thirsty...

The rum is very apparent. Maybe I should have got the Bacardi. It needs more ginger counterbalance so I might add some. If I could find some Stewart's Ginger Beer- that'd work. 
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: narvin on August 23, 2010, 11:44:35 pm
I picked up a 10 year aged rum from Callwoods on Tortolla (BVI) called Arundel rum.  It's a really small distillery that grows all of the sugar cane they use.  Here's a few pictures from the tour:

Sugar cane:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs494.snc3/27002_327716126019_531731019_4137332_8142106_n.jpg)

Tasting:

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs494.snc3/27002_327716216019_531731019_4137335_5127998_n.jpg)

Aging in carboys and barrels:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs494.ash1/27002_327716236019_531731019_4137336_4502246_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: weazletoe on August 24, 2010, 03:11:30 am
Couple of my favorites......bourbon and ice, whiskey sour, Seven & Seven, gun and tonic, and I'm pretty fond of the occasional beer chandy (sp?)
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: euge on August 24, 2010, 03:49:03 am
With what I have available the Light and Stormy is pretty good. Not bad in a rocks glass.

I'll have a few or several tonight.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tygo on August 24, 2010, 03:49:42 am
Couple of my favorites...... gun and tonic

Gives you that nice minerally flavor.  Also prevents both intruders and malaria at the same time.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: tschmidlin on August 24, 2010, 03:52:15 am
Couple of my favorites...... gun and tonic

Gives you that nice minerally flavor.  Also prevents both intruders and malaria at the same time.
Yeah, better to leave the gin out of it when you're having your gun and tonics.
Title: Re: Favorite mixed drinks
Post by: weazletoe on August 25, 2010, 05:01:36 pm

Ever have a Jersey Turnpike?

Is that anything like Pittsburgh Platter?