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Originally posted by PD2K:
Rittenhouse Rye Manhattan


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Originally posted by PD2K:
Old Fashioned Maker's Mark


Two of my favorites. However, since I'm killing this bottle, tonight is a Woodinville Whiskey Co. Manhattan with Cocchi sweet vermouth.

(I think the bourbon faeries payed me a little visit. I could've sworn the bottle was 2/3 full. Now I see it's only about 1/8th. WTF? I know I didn't drink that much.) Confused
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Two of my favorites. However, since I'm killing this bottle, tonight is a Woodinville Whiskey Co. Manhattan with Cocchi sweet vermouth.

(I think the bourbon faeries payed me a little visit. I could've sworn the bottle was 2/3 full. Now I see it's only about 1/8th. WTF? I know I didn't drink that much.) Confused


Very nice. I also recommend trying the Employees Only Manhattan (I've posted the recipe). It's now my favorite Manhattan recipe.
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What's your recipe PH?


Sorry, must have missed this.

750 ml. good blanco tequila
250 ml. Cointreau
200 ml. fresh squeezed lime juice

You can up the lime juice if you prefer a little more tang. Freezer, not fridge in a covered pitcher. I've found no degradation in the flavors over time. Quite the opposite. After an overnight in the freezer the flavors seem to meld much better than when first mixed.

If you want to try something cool, pour a half an inch or so of the margarita in a wide bottomed glass and leave it in the freezer until it forms shale like layers of ice. It never completely freezes but makes a slushy consistency that is a lot of fun. Just take a tablespoon and slurp up a mouthful of this mix. Texture/flavor is pretty cool.

PH
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


I worked for a summer for a Portuguese wine importer (Luso Imports) and one of the things I loved to drink with my leftover samples was dried white port, tonic and lime over ice.

I'm guessing you've experimented extensively with port (at least, much more than most of us)...but for me that was very refreshing and low enough in booze that I could have a few before dinner and fly right through Smile

Also: http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx...ils-last-gasp-summer
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


Here are a few fun cocktails:

Kingston Colada
1.5 oz coconut water
1.5 oz aged amber rum
1.5 oz pineapple juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all and stir in an iced filled Old Fashioned glass

Goombay Smash
1 oz dark rum like Gosling's
1 oz coconut rum
0.5 oz apricot brandy
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz OJ

Shake and strain into a ice filled Collins glass

But if you really want fun, you can always make a Woo-Woo aka the panty remover Wink
4 parts cranberry juice
2 parts vodka
1 part peach schnapps

You can either shake and strain into a cocktail glass or make it a long drink with ice in a Collins glass.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


Here are a few fun cocktails:

Kingston Colada
1.5 oz coconut water
1.5 oz aged amber rum
1.5 oz pineapple juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all and stir in an iced filled Old Fashioned glass

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Hey, that's pretty good. Not as sweet as a pina colada but has some of the flavors.
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


Ready, Fire, Aim
1 oz. Honey Pineapple syrup*
2 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 dash bitters
1 dash chipoltle hot sauce

*(2 cups honey, 1 cup hot water mixed into a pineapple cubed up and muddled with 50 pink peppercorns - let sit for a day then strain)
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


Ready, Fire, Aim
1 oz. Honey Pineapple syrup*
2 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 dash bitters
1 dash chipoltle hot sauce

*(2 cups honey, 1 cup hot water mixed into a pineapple cubed up and muddled with 50 pink peppercorns - let sit for a day then strain)

Great cocktail. This and their version of the Manhattan are my favorites cocktails at Employees Only.

Btw noticed you used hot sauce & bitters instead of Bitterman's Hellfire bitters. Does it taste the same, or do you prefer it this way?
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


Ready, Fire, Aim
1 oz. Honey Pineapple syrup*
2 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 dash bitters
1 dash chipoltle hot sauce

*(2 cups honey, 1 cup hot water mixed into a pineapple cubed up and muddled with 50 pink peppercorns - let sit for a day then strain)

Great cocktail. This and their version of the Manhattan are my favorites cocktails at Employees Only.

Btw noticed you used hot sauce & bitters instead of Bitterman's Hellfire bitters. Does it taste the same, or do you prefer it this way?


I don't see hellfire bitters up here. I also like the extra smoke from the Chipoltle. The recipe I use above also has an extra .25oz of pineapple more than the original.

Pineapple, Mezcal and pink peppercorns are a match made in heaven.

Other great summer cocktail is a Rye Guava Smash

4-6 mint leaves
Healthy sprinkle of raw/demera sugar
Large lime wedge

Muddle the above together

2 oz Rye
1.5oz Guava juice

And you can always do up a big thing of Grog but you will get messy...
2 parts Navy strength Rum
2 parts Dark rum
1 part Pineapple Juice
1 part Orange Juice
1 part Guava Juice
1 part Lime Juice
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I don't see hellfire bitters up here. I also like the extra smoke from the Chipoltle. The recipe I use above also has an extra .25oz of pineapple more than the original.

Pineapple, Mezcal and pink peppercorns are a match made in heaven.

Other great summer cocktail is a Rye Guava Smash

4-6 mint leaves
Healthy sprinkle of raw/demera sugar
Large lime wedge

Muddle the above together

2 oz Rye
1.5oz Guava juice

And you can always do up a big thing of Grog but you will get messy...
2 parts Navy strength Rum
2 parts Dark rum
1 part Pineapple Juice
1 part Orange Juice
1 part Guava Juice
1 part Lime Juice

Nice...I'm going to try this way next time I buy Mezcal Smile
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?


Here are a few fun cocktails:

Kingston Colada
1.5 oz coconut water
1.5 oz aged amber rum
1.5 oz pineapple juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all and stir in an iced filled Old Fashioned glass

.


Hey, that's pretty good. Not as sweet as a pina colada but has some of the flavors.

I tried these a couple of weeks back when hosting friends. They were well-received, and I enjoyed them too. I thought they needed a bit of acid to balance the sweetness of the brand of pineapple juice we used (Dole), so lime juice did just that.
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Originally posted by BRR:
I tried these a couple of weeks back when hosting friends. They were well-received, and I enjoyed them too. I thought they needed a bit of acid to balance the sweetness of the brand of pineapple juice we used (Dole), so lime juice did just that.

Glad you enjoyed and have a new drink in your cocktail arsenal Smile
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by BRR:
I tried these a couple of weeks back when hosting friends. They were well-received, and I enjoyed them too. I thought they needed a bit of acid to balance the sweetness of the brand of pineapple juice we used (Dole), so lime juice did just that.

Glad you enjoyed and have a new drink in your cocktail arsenal Smile


yea thanks for posting

was a good one

I used coconut cream too to get more of that pina coloda taste, but it's surprisingly light on its feet.
Mango Ginger Mojito

2 oz mango nectar
1.5 oz rum
Half a lime cut in quarters
0.5 oz ginger simple syrup (to taste)
Mint leaves
Club Soda

Add rum, limes, ginger simple syrup, and mint leaves in a Collins glass. Muddle then add mango nectar, ice, and top with club soda. Stir and serve.

If you don't have ginger simple syrup, simply replace with a teaspoon of sugar (to taste) and slice of ginger.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
yea thanks for posting

was a good one

I used coconut cream too to get more of that pina coloda taste, but it's surprisingly light on its feet.

Nice...going to have to try it this way.


oh you can hide more rum in it too with coconut cream ;-)

That reminds me, when I was a kid I remember a great uncle whose favorite saying was, "A little booze'll fix that right up."
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Chili Mango Margarita

4 parts mango nectar
2 parts Olmeca Altos plata tequila
1 part Cointreau
1 part lime juice
A few jalapeno slices

Add jalapeno and lime juice. Muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a margarita glass.


Fresh mango margaritas have become a favorite of mine when I visit Puerto Vallarta. Never thought about adding jalepeno, though. I'm sure I'd get a funny look from the bartenders if I asked.
A couple of cocktails I have tried recently that I found nice and refreshing in the hot summer days we have been having.

Captain's Table

2 oz gin
1/2 oz Campari (I would use a bit more)
1 tsp grenadine
1 oz OJ
2-4 oz ginger ale (I used ginger beer)

Sunburn

1-2 oz tequila
1 oz Grand Marnier
3 oz cranberry juice (I used cranberry/pomegranate)
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Chili Mango Margarita

4 parts mango nectar
2 parts Olmeca Altos plata tequila
1 part Cointreau
1 part lime juice
A few jalapeno slices

Add jalapeno and lime juice. Muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a margarita glass.


Fresh mango margaritas have become a favorite of mine when I visit Puerto Vallarta. Never thought about adding jalepeno, though. I'm sure I'd get a funny look from the bartenders if I asked.

You can have without the chilies and it will still taste awesome. But the jalepeno gives the margarita a great combination of spicy, sweet, and sour.

If you're making a large batch, I recommend instead to infuse the tequila with jalepenos for a few days. Then put it all together.
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Originally posted by chuq_2001:
Refreshing Summer Cocktail #7

Mash up 2 lime wedges, 3 cucumber slices, 3 mint leaves, and 2 ounces of Gin.

Pour over ice, add 4-6 ounces tonic water. Stir and drink.

Hey nice! I've made a similar cocktail using spa water (pitcher of water with sliced up orange, lime, cucumber, and mint). I highly recommend using Hendricks gin for this drink.
Avation cocktail:

2 oz Plymouth Gin
0.75 lemon juice
0.5 Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
0.25 Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette

Shake and stain into a cocktail glass.

Great cocktail. Haven't made this in awhile since Creme de Violette is sometimes hard to come by.

- EDIT -

A friend recommended lowering lemon juice to .5 oz. I think it came out better.
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Imperial Collins

2oz Old Tom Gin
1oz simple syrup
.5oz lemon juice
.5oz grapefruit juice
1/2 bottle Imperial IPA/DPA/Hoppy Modern IPA

Shake till really cold and put in a highball with a single large ice cube. Carefully poor beer on the cube to get a nice layered effect.

The sweet from the Old Tom and syrup tone down the bitter of the beer while the citrus plays off the hoppy citrus of the beer. Dangerous as it's a lot of booze per drink.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Chili Mango Margarita

4 parts mango nectar
2 parts Olmeca Altos plata tequila
1 part Cointreau
1 part lime juice
A few jalapeno slices

Add jalapeno and lime juice. Muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a margarita glass.

Just saw this on the cocktail list at my local Mexican restaurant. I guess you started a trend.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Dirty Barbados

2 oz Plantation 5 rum
1 oz Ginger simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice
Dash of Orange bitters

Shake and strain into a iced filled Old Fashioned glass.


Made this over the weekend. I liked it a bit better after cutting back on the lime juice a bit. A great rum drink.


wel it's a non fizzy dark and stormy =)
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Dirty Barbados

2 oz Plantation 5 rum
1 oz Ginger simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice
Dash of Orange bitters

Shake and strain into a iced filled Old Fashioned glass.


Made this over the weekend. I liked it a bit better after cutting back on the lime juice a bit. A great rum drink.

Nice!!
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Dirty Barbados

2 oz Plantation 5 rum
1 oz Ginger simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice
Dash of Orange bitters

Shake and strain into a iced filled Old Fashioned glass.


Made this over the weekend. I liked it a bit better after cutting back on the lime juice a bit. A great rum drink.


wel it's a non fizzy dark and stormy =)

Or like a gingery Daiquiri Smile
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Dirty Barbados

2 oz Plantation 5 rum
1 oz Ginger simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice
Dash of Orange bitters

Shake and strain into a iced filled Old Fashioned glass.


Made this over the weekend. I liked it a bit better after cutting back on the lime juice a bit. A great rum drink.


wel it's a non fizzy dark and stormy =)

Or like a gingery Daiquiri Smile


was at a chain resto and asked for a classic daiquiri.

it came back frozen with a lime wedge and an umbrella.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
1 oz Campari
1 oz Aperol
1 oz gin
1 Tall boy can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

(makes 2 drinks)


Ahh..someone else that uses Aperol. My goto drink as of late is:

1 shot Gin
1/2 shot Aperol
splash of simple syrup
Tonic

When I get in a real football mood, I'll make the next drink and substitute Blue Curacao for the Aperol (and elminate the simple syrup). That gives me my orange and blue drinks
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Dirty Barbados

2 oz Plantation 5 rum
1 oz Ginger simple syrup
1 oz Lime juice
Dash of Orange bitters

Shake and strain into a iced filled Old Fashioned glass.


Made this over the weekend. I liked it a bit better after cutting back on the lime juice a bit. A great rum drink.


wel it's a non fizzy dark and stormy =)

Or like a gingery Daiquiri Smile


was at a chain resto and asked for a classic daiquiri.

it came back frozen with a lime wedge and an umbrella.

Last night made a few of these...delish:

Jungle Bird

1.5 oz Cruzan Black Strap rum
1.5 oz Pineapple juice
0.75 oz Campari
0.5 oz Lime juice
0.5 oz Simple syrup

Shake and strain into a iced filled Old Fashioned glass.

- EDIT -

Just adding that this drink must be made with black strap rum, not a dark rum (like Golsings). It will not taste the same.
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Made a few more Jungle Birds last night.


you can acutally swap out the simple sugar and blackstrap and put in regular dark rum with 1/2 pour of molasses

Hey nice...will try this when I don't have any blackstrap rum on hand.


if you dont shake the mix with molasses, you can float the molasses on top after making the drink.

it adds a nice presentation but remember to stir when you drink
- EDIT - fixed wrong proportions

Girly drinks for the the female guests last night:

Absolutely F**king Fabulous (AFF for short)

4 parts Cranberry juice
2 parts Vodka
1 part Peach schnapps
1 part Chambord

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. You can also make it a long drink. It's basically a variation of the Woo-Woo aka the panty remover Big Grin
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Having a Whisky Sour with some Knob Creek Small Batch, but it's the cocktail cherries I'm really enjoying at the end.
Bourbon Cocktail Cherries made by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., in Charleston, S.C. Deep purple in color and sweet, but not candy-like as in Maraschinos. Worth seeking out.


I was looking at those the other day. Have you tried the tonic? The extra-bitter tonic sounds interesting.
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Originally posted by bhauk:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Having a Whisky Sour with some Knob Creek Small Batch, but it's the cocktail cherries I'm really enjoying at the end.
Bourbon Cocktail Cherries made by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., in Charleston, S.C. Deep purple in color and sweet, but not candy-like as in Maraschinos. Worth seeking out.


I was looking at those the other day. Have you tried the tonic? The extra-bitter tonic sounds interesting.

I saw that also, in a tiny, local, boutique wine shop near me. But as I already had an armload of wine, I just went with the cherries. Perhaps next time.

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