Watermelon mint juleps

1.5 parts bourbon
5 mint leaves
.5 parts watermelon juice

garnish with watermelon slice
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That sounds so refreshing.

My modified French 75:

Muddled mint and lemon twist
1.5 oz vodka (instead of gin)
squeeze of lemon juice
1/2 oz St. Germain
shake with lots of ice
Pour everything into a highball or collin's glass, add champagne
Whiskey Sour is my current fave. I make it with roughly:
1/3 lemon juice
1/3 simple syrup
1/3 Maker's Mark
Shaken, poured over ice in a lowball glass, and add 1 or 2 maraschino cherries.

With only 3 ingredients, you'd think it'd be almost foolproof, but it's amazing how many bad ones I've had in cocktail lounges. Roll Eyes
Tom Collins made with Old Tom gin and a few dashes of orange bitters. Even better if you substitute 50% of the soda with pink grapefruit perrier.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Tom Collins made with Old Tom gin and a few dashes of orange bitters. Even better if you substitute 50% of the soda with pink grapefruit perrier.

I use lime Topo Chico in mine - will have to try the pink grapefruit Perrier.
haha screw the other thread!!

Negroni

1 part campari
1 part gin
1 part white port
some orange peel oil around the rim
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Originally posted by g-man:
haha screw the other thread!!

Negroni

1 part campari
1 part gin
1 part white port
some orange peel oil around the rim


I'm less than 50% successful ordering one of these at bars/restaurants lately - what's with no one stocking Campari????

Favourite pre-dinner cocktail!
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Originally posted by Riddler:
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Originally posted by g-man:
haha screw the other thread!!

Negroni

1 part campari
1 part gin
1 part white port
some orange peel oil around the rim


I'm less than 50% successful ordering one of these at bars/restaurants lately - what's with no one stocking Campari????

Favourite pre-dinner cocktail!


Well it's not that hard to get. Personally, I can't stand Negronis. Cannot get past that bitter/astringent taste.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Tom Collins made with Old Tom gin and a few dashes of orange bitters. Even better if you substitute 50% of the soda with pink grapefruit perrier.

I use lime Topo Chico in mine - will have to try the pink grapefruit Perrier.


We don't get Topo Chico up here (even in our few mexican stores) but it would certainly be good.

The Old Tom gin really makes a better Tom Collins IMHO. You don't need any simple syrup as it's already sweet. I've used rhubarb bitters in it as well to great effect.

Last night did a riff on a French 75
1 oz Old Tom gin
1 oz Plymouth gin
1 oz lemon juice
approx 1 tsp. citrus infused simple syrup
drop or two of orange water
topped with a some Cremant

They'll knock you on your ass, but it was good. Did the simple syrup with some grapefuit and lime rind.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Tom Collins made with Old Tom gin and a few dashes of orange bitters. Even better if you substitute 50% of the soda with pink grapefruit perrier.

I use lime Topo Chico in mine - will have to try the pink grapefruit Perrier.


We don't get Topo Chico up here (even in our few mexican stores) but it would certainly be good.

The Old Tom gin really makes a better Tom Collins IMHO. You don't need any simple syrup as it's already sweet. I've used rhubarb bitters in it as well to great effect.

Last night did a riff on a French 75
1 oz Old Tom gin
1 oz Plymouth gin
1 oz lemon juice
approx 1 tsp. citrus infused simple syrup
drop or two of orange water
topped with a some Cremant

They'll knock you on your ass, but it was good. Did the simple syrup with some grapefuit and lime rind.


Big fan of the French 75. George restaurant used to have a stellar version, not sure if they still make it the same. They used a rose gin from Dillon's that was fantastic.

As an aside, my wife and I spent an evening at a bar in Bahama's trying to help the bartenders nail the French 75. By the end of the evening, everyone in the bar was drinking god-awful gin drinks that resembled nothing of the original. It was a fun night, but I'm sure most folks were feeling not quite right the next morning.

Thanks for the recipe Rob, just might have to make them tonight for guests.
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Originally posted by JDWest:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Tom Collins made with Old Tom gin and a few dashes of orange bitters. Even better if you substitute 50% of the soda with pink grapefruit perrier.

I use lime Topo Chico in mine - will have to try the pink grapefruit Perrier.


We don't get Topo Chico up here (even in our few mexican stores) but it would certainly be good.

The Old Tom gin really makes a better Tom Collins IMHO. You don't need any simple syrup as it's already sweet. I've used rhubarb bitters in it as well to great effect.

Last night did a riff on a French 75
1 oz Old Tom gin
1 oz Plymouth gin
1 oz lemon juice
approx 1 tsp. citrus infused simple syrup
drop or two of orange water
topped with a some Cremant

They'll knock you on your ass, but it was good. Did the simple syrup with some grapefuit and lime rind.


Big fan of the French 75. George restaurant used to have a stellar version, not sure if they still make it the same. They used a rose gin from Dillon's that was fantastic.

As an aside, my wife and I spent an evening at a bar in Bahama's trying to help the bartenders nail the French 75. By the end of the evening, everyone in the bar was drinking god-awful gin drinks that resembled nothing of the original. It was a fun night, but I'm sure most folks were feeling not quite right the next morning.

Thanks for the recipe Rob, just might have to make them tonight for guests.


I really enjoy a St. Germain French 75
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Originally posted by AmsterdamNL:
Y'all have so much time on your hands. Moscow mule. Vodka, ginger beer, lime, copper mug. Copper mug is a must amd a main ingredient.
I was on a Moscow mule kick 4-5 years ago but I haven't had one in a long time. Will have to try one again soon.

Last night after dinner a nice old fashioned with Michter's Small Batch Bourbon.
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Originally posted by AmsterdamNL:
Y'all have so much time on your hands. Moscow mule. Vodka, ginger beer, lime, copper mug. Copper mug is a must amd a main ingredient.


Replace the vodka with Gosling's Black Seal rum...can drink Dark n Stormy all day Cool
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by AmsterdamNL:
Y'all have so much time on your hands. Moscow mule. Vodka, ginger beer, lime, copper mug. Copper mug is a must amd a main ingredient.


Replace the vodka with Gosling's Black Seal rum...can drink Dark n Stormy all day Cool


i have a 12 pack of goslin's ginger beer sitting in the fridge for such purposes =)
Too many Rittenhouse 100 rye Manhattans on Saturday night...suffering the aftermath today lol Big Grin
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Originally posted by g-man:
have martinis flew the moon?

surprised no one making chilled martinis during the hot days in summer
Martinis are still a staple in our house. Last night before dinner we did brooklyn gin, dolin vermouth blanc and orange bitters.
my take on the aviation
1/2 part sour mix
1/2 part soju
1 1/2 part gin
1 part marschino liqour
1/4 part creme de violette

shake it up

garnish with lemon sliver
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Originally posted by g-man:
have martinis flew the moon?

surprised no one making chilled martinis during the hot days in summer


Sadly, I came to realize a few years ago that my martini days are over. My stomach just can't handle them anymore. Strangely, brown liquors like bourbon, rye, and aged whiskey seem to settle my stomach. I have no idea why this would be. Confused
local speakeasy

manhattan
old fashioned
a cucumber honey gin drink
a raspberry gin and sage drink
a mojito with bourbon instead of rum
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Originally posted by Azwiese:
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Originally posted by g-man:
a mojito with bourbon instead of rum


A watered down mint julep?


mmm well the lime + the soda water was acutlaly a nice touch to the bourbon

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