Jack Rose

2 oz Laird's Apple Brandy BnB (100 proof)
1 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz homemade grenadine

Shake and strain into cocktail glass.
Made a nice Moscow Mule on Saturday (of course, in the copper cup!) with about 1 1/2 limes, Tito's Vodka and Fever Tree ginger beer. Very tasty.
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Originally posted by BRR:
Made a nice Moscow Mule on Saturday (of course, in the copper cup!) with about 1 1/2 limes, Tito's Vodka and Fever Tree ginger beer. Very tasty.

Made a batch over the Easter weekend for my mom who had never had one. She enjoyed, so looks like I'll be making more next time we gather.
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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
Whiskey Sour with egg white. Smoother and creamier than without the egg white. Mix whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and part of egg white by using shaker. Then add ice and shake again.
Last night made an El Presidente. The key is to use fresh grenadine not the bottled corn syrup crap:

1.5 oz Bacardi 8 rum
.75 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
.25 oz Grand Marnier
.5 tsp Homemade grenadine

Shake and serve in a martini glass
Col. Taylor Small Batch Manhattan, I enjoy the small batch over the single barrel. Will have a Hirsch Manhattan as well since it's half-price night at the local blues night.
looking for a suggestion for a refreshing summer cocktail
that's not a mule or a collins.

anyone have anything fun?
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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
white port, tequila, <insert fruit juice>, squeeze slice of lime and garnish.

gauranteed to get many people messed up
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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 g-man:
making the goombay smash right now!!!

i put more rum and less OJ though

good stuff!!

Nice...like all Caribbean drinks, the recipe is not hard and fast. I've also seen it made with Kraken spiced rum instead of Goslings.
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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.
Just got all the ingredients to make the infamous Casa Fuente mojito. It's supposed to be a perfect 75* tomorrow evening(Cinco de Mayo)so we will be sitting on the deck with some friends.
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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 mdsphoto:
Just got all the ingredients to make the infamous Casa Fuente mojito. It's supposed to be a perfect 75* tomorrow evening(Cinco de Mayo)so we will be sitting on the deck with some friends.

What exactly is in a Casa Fuente mojito?
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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
Tinto de Verano...I forgot how refreshing this drink is on a hot day. Equal parts red wine and sprite.
Employees Only Manhattan

XYZ

1.5 oz light rum (made mine with 2)
0.75 oz Grand Marnier
0.75 oz lemon juice (better at 0.5 oz)

Quite refreshing while still retaining an interesting profile.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Bloody Maria with Tres Generaciones Agave and Clamato

Nice!
It's funny that when I'm in Mexico, I almost always have to explain to the bartender what a Bloody Maria is.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I like it better than Vodka.


FKG also - at one of our favorite brunch spots which has unlimited bloody marys - she gets Bloody Marias from one of the bartenders - mentioned in her blog you can do that and she had to remove it as apparently that is only available for her. Big Grin
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by g-man:
Dark and stormies


Goslings and Barritts I hope
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goslings and goslings acutally ;-)
Don't know what they're called (I guess a Collins or fizz?) but they're going down way too easy...

1/2 Oz gin
1/2 Oz Old Tom gin
1/2 Oz triple sec
1 Oz Aperol
Couple of dashes rhubarb bitters
Fill 1/2 way up with tonic, 1/2 with grapefruit perrier
Mango Caipirinha

2 oz cachaca
1/2 lime cut into quarters
1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
2 oz mango puree (or to taste)

Take first three ingredients and muddle in an old fashioned glass. Add mango puree and stir. Add ice.

Feel free to play with the mango and sugar amounts to suit your palate.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
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:
quote:
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:
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.
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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 ;-)
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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."
Not a cocktails as much as a very enjoyable couple of fingers of Blantons. One small ice cube to cool it off.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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This time no mangos so I made a regular Jalapeno Margarita:

2 parts Olmeca Altos plata tequila
1 part Cointreau
1 part lime juice
2-3 jalapeno slices

Add all ingredients to shaker. Muddle and shake with ice. Strain into a margarita glass. The jalapeno gives it a nice kick.
Had a glass of iced mango ginger mint green tea and added a shot of vodka...quite refreshing on a hot day.
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 mneeley490:
Just saw this on the cocktail list at my local Mexican restaurant. I guess you started a trend.

Hey maybe the owner is a lurker on the forum...I'll require a royalty fee of a free drink Big Grin
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.
D and I were in the mood for Mexican martinis last night. We had our favorite bartender at Bistro 315 make us six different styles ( we split each one) for us to vote on.

A lot of fun and the bartender now knows our favorite for our next visit.
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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.


i like the way you drink!
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Originally posted by g-man:
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.


i like the way you drink!

Big Grin
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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.
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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 =)
Tyr's Hand:

2oz bourbon
1oz Amontillado
1/2 oz yellow Chartreuse
orange bitters
orange twist

Stir together in an Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube.

Simple and delicious.
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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
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Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
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 g-man:
gosling's and goslings dark and stormy


One of my standard summer cocktails, although after trying many different ginger beers, I settled on Fever Tree. It's less sweet and more gingery than most others, and also less carbonated.
quote:
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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Mango Pineapple Rum Punch

2 oz Mango nectar
2 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz Gold rum
0.5 oz White rum
0.25 oz Lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into a iced filled glass. You can even make in bulk and lets guests serve themselves.
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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
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
hemingway daquiri for me

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur <- can be substitued out with more rum in true hemingway style, or can be swapped with any of the sweet liqours like curacao or triple sec
Garnish with a grapefruit twist
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Originally posted by g-man:
hemingway daquiri for me

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur <- can be substitued out with more rum in true hemingway style, or can be swapped with any of the sweet liqours like curacao or triple sec
Garnish with a grapefruit twist

I've seen this done two ways. One grapefruit forward, the other lime forward:

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part fresh lime juice
1/4 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/4 part simple syrup

May have to do a side by side tasting to figure out the champ Smile
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Originally posted by PD2K:
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Originally posted by g-man:
hemingway daquiri for me

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur <- can be substitued out with more rum in true hemingway style, or can be swapped with any of the sweet liqours like curacao or triple sec
Garnish with a grapefruit twist

I've seen this done two ways. One grapefruit forward, the other lime forward:

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

2 parts white rum
3/4 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part fresh lime juice
1/4 part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/4 part simple syrup

May have to do a side by side tasting to figure out the champ Smile


yea i find if you use fresh grapefruit you dont need really to waste adding extra lime for sourness.

I forgot to add rubbing the grapefruit rind around the rim of the glass adds a very nice complexity.

sides lime heavy just means it's a classic daiquiri =)
Frozen Watermelon Mint Daiquiri

Watermelon chunks (frozen beforehand)
Rum
Mint
Lime juice
Sugar
Ice

Throw all the ingredients in a blender. Blend and pour into a cocktail glasses. You can even throw in a chili to give it a spicy kick if desired.
Jalapeno Margaritas

2 oz Patron Silver
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lime juice
Slices of jalapeno

Add all to shaker. Muddle jalapeno slices. Shake and strain into a glass.
From the latest print edition of the Whisky Advocate:
A Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour
3/4 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. agave syrup
1 oz. maple syrup
3 oz. bourbon (They use Michter's, I had Knob Creek on hand.)
1 Rosemary sprig
Combine, shake w/ice, pour.

I'm not saying it's my favorite, but it is an interesting take on a Whiskey Sour.
I have been doing a lot of cocktails with fresh grapefruit juice lately. One of my faves is:

1.5 oz cocchi Americano
1.5 oz gin
.75 oz grapefruit

Very refreshing cocktail
Had a martini last night with Le Pied de Cochon gin (Matante), Maidenii dry vermouth and a twist of lime. Delicious.
quote:
Originally posted by Rothko:
Tito's is my go-to brand of vodka.
Me too. We don't use vodka much but when we do Tito's does the job nicely.
quote:
Originally posted by GlennK:
quote:
Originally posted by Rothko:
Tito's is my go-to brand of vodka.
Me too. We don't use vodka much but when we do Tito's does the job nicely.

Add me to the list of Tito's fans. My go to vodka.
Tanqueray and tonic with a slice of lime. For me, this is about the best there is. Occasionally, I'll use a clone, Bombay Sapphire, the gin Bombay flavored to taste like Tanqueray. The original Bombay was too bland.
Aviation:

2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
0.5 oz Lemon juice
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
0.25 oz Creme de Violet

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a real maraschino cherry.
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Aviation:

2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
0.5 oz Lemon juice
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
0.25 oz Creme de Violet

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a real maraschino cherry.


that sounds like a really ginny aviation

i up the creme de violet to .5
down the gin to 1.5oz

btw if you like it a touch sweeter esp if you're using fresh lemons

give the maraska maraschino a shot
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Aviation:

2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin
0.5 oz Lemon juice
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
0.25 oz Creme de Violet

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a real maraschino cherry.


that sounds like a really ginny aviation

i up the creme de violet to .5
down the gin to 1.5oz

btw if you like it a touch sweeter esp if you're using fresh lemons

give the maraska maraschino a shot

I used to do .75 oz lemon juice, but found it too lemony. Will have to try the Maraska brand when I run out of Luxardo.
Ok just tried Death & Co's variation of the Aviation...I think I like it the best:

2 oz Plymouth gin
0.75 Lemon juice
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liquor
0.25 oz Simply syrup
0.25 oz 0.5 teaspoon Creme de Violet -EDIT-

I think the touch of simple syrup really makes the cocktail. Probably why G-man recommended the sweeter Maraska brand.
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quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Ok just tried Death & Co's variation of the Aviation...I think I like it the best:

2 oz Plymouth gin
0.75 Lemon juice
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liquor
0.25 oz Simply syrup
0.25 oz Creme de Violet

I think the touch of simple syrup really makes the cocktail. Probably why G-man recommended the sweeter Maraska brand.


i'll give that a shot tongiht!
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Ok just tried Death & Co's variation of the Aviation...I think I like it the best:

2 oz Plymouth gin
0.75 Lemon juice
0.5 oz Luxardo maraschino liquor
0.25 oz Simply syrup
0.25 oz Creme de Violet

I think the touch of simple syrup really makes the cocktail. Probably why G-man recommended the sweeter Maraska brand.


i'll give that a shot tongiht!

Oh it's 0.5 teaspoon Creme de Violet...mistakenly wrote 0.25 oz (my old recipe lol).
The gin is a touch too strong for my taste. But a 1.5oz I find to be perfectly balanced!

I'm using the st George bontanica
i dont know what they call this

2 parts rum
2 parts apple juice
1/2 part maple syrup
1/2 part lemon juice

wet top of glass and sprinkle nutmeg, insert cocktail.
quote:
Originally posted by Board-O:
Mango Margarita

Heading back to Puerto Vallarta in a couple weeks. Smile This is one of my favorite fresh drinks down there. There are mango trees everywhere.
quote:
Originally posted by mneeley490:
quote:
Originally posted by Board-O:
Mango Margarita

Heading back to Puerto Vallarta in a couple weeks. Smile This is one of my favorite fresh drinks down there. There are mango trees everywhere.

I recommend muddling in a few slices of jalapeno and strain - it gives a nice kick.
I don't know if this has been made before, but if not, I'm claiming it. I call it a---

Midnight Manhattan (TM)
1 part Sweet Vermouth (I use Cocchi)
3 parts Rittenhouse Rye
3 t. Jack Rudy dark Bourbon cocktail cherry juice
2 Jack Rudy dark Bourbon cocktail cherries


If you haven't tried Jack Rudy cherries, they are the bomb!
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Last night at The Dutch had a few Earl Grey Old Fashioneds.


do you work around the soho area?
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
Last night at The Dutch had a few Earl Grey Old Fashioneds.


do you work around the soho area?

Naa...always on the road ugh
The Expat:

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mint leaves

Combine all in a shaker. Shake and stain into a cocktail glass.
The Private Club:

2 oz. Cognac
3/4 oz. Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. maple syrup
3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Boulevardier

1.5 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
1 oz Campari
1 oz Dolin Rouge vermouth

- EDIT - Forgot to add the instructions

Combine all in an iced filled Yarai. Stir till chilled and pour into an Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube.
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quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
The Expat:

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mint leaves

Combine all in a shaker. Shake and stain into a cocktail glass.


Showed this to the bartender at the club and had him make me one. Excellent.
quote:
Originally posted by thelostverse:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
The Expat:

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mint leaves

Combine all in a shaker. Shake and stain into a cocktail glass.


Showed this to the bartender at the club and had him make me one. Excellent.


Agree this sounds excellent
quote:
Originally posted by thelostverse:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
The Expat:

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Mint leaves

Combine all in a shaker. Shake and stain into a cocktail glass.


Showed this to the bartender at the club and had him make me one. Excellent.

Glad you enjoyed it! Smile
Paloma:

Jarritos grapefruit soda
Olmeca Altos plata tequila
Twist of lime

Kentucky Mule:

Ginger Beer
Wild Turkey 101
Twist of lime
Red Hook

2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
0.5 oz Punt e Mes vermouth
0.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino liquor

Stir in iced filled yarai. Strain into cocktail glass.
I’ll Have Another

Sprig of Dill
Slice of Cucumber
1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
0.5 oz Domaine de Canton
0.5 oz St.Germaine
0.5 oz lime juice

Muddle dill and cucumber in shaker. Add rest of ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
I’ll Have Another

Sprig of Dill
Slice of Cucumber
1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
0.5 oz Domaine de Canton
0.5 oz St.Germaine
0.5 oz lime juice

Muddle dill and cucumber in shaker. Add rest of ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.


curious if adding a dash of salt may add that little extra.

what is domaine de canton?
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
I’ll Have Another

Sprig of Dill
Slice of Cucumber
1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
0.5 oz Domaine de Canton
0.5 oz St.Germaine
0.5 oz lime juice

Muddle dill and cucumber in shaker. Add rest of ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.


curious if adding a dash of salt may add that little extra.

what is domaine de canton?

Domaine de Canton is a ginger liqueur. It's particularly good for making an Asian Pear Martini - the chicks dig it Smile
Interesting stuff very florally
Can you give me a good recipe for Asian pear martini?

Jungle bird for me tonight
Muddle pineapple
1oz pineapple
.5oz Campari
1.5 oz gosling old reserve dark rum
.5oz Malibu
.25oz lime
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Interesting stuff very florally
Can you give me a good recipe for Asian pear martini?

Jungle bird for me tonight
Muddle pineapple
1oz pineapple
.5oz Campari
1.5 oz gosling old reserve dark rum
.5oz Malibu
.25oz lime

Here you go...

Asian Pear Martini

2 oz Absolut Pears vodka
1.5 oz Domaine de Canton
1 oz Pear nectar
Squeeze of 1/8 lime

Combine all in shaker. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. The ladies love it Smile
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Interesting stuff very florally
Can you give me a good recipe for Asian pear martini?

Jungle bird for me tonight
Muddle pineapple
1oz pineapple
.5oz Campari
1.5 oz gosling old reserve dark rum
.5oz Malibu
.25oz lime


Campari is an interesting ingredient
quote:
Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Interesting stuff very florally
Can you give me a good recipe for Asian pear martini?

Jungle bird for me tonight
Muddle pineapple
1oz pineapple
.5oz Campari
1.5 oz gosling old reserve dark rum
.5oz Malibu
.25oz lime


Campari is an interesting ingredient

It's a great drink TT. Problem is black strap rum is not easy to find. I mine this way:

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 iced filled glass.
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Interesting stuff very florally
Can you give me a good recipe for Asian pear martini?

Jungle bird for me tonight
Muddle pineapple
1oz pineapple
.5oz Campari
1.5 oz gosling old reserve dark rum
.5oz Malibu
.25oz lime


Campari is an interesting ingredient

It's a great drink TT. Problem is black strap rum is not easy to find. I mine this way:

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 iced filled glass.


if you do have black strap rum, you can up the campari

if you just have aged dark rum like i do, I really recommend lowering the campari to .5 instead of .75.

The traditional recipe does have simple syrup, but i typically have my cocktails more boozy so i left it out and replaced it with the boozier malibu.

but it is quite an excellent cocktail.
Simple Bloody Mary's at our tailgate yesterday with Titos and Bloody Revolution Ribeye mixer. Topped with a squeeze of lime, feta stuffed olives and aged cheddar cubes and they were perfect for the event.
quote:
Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Simple Bloody Mary's at our tailgate yesterday with Titos and Bloody Revolution Ribeye mixer. Topped with a squeeze of lime, feta stuffed olives and aged cheddar cubes and they were perfect for the event.


My take on this is a Bloody Maria, made with Tequila and the spicy Limon Clamato Juice.
quote:
Originally posted by Board-O:
quote:
Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Simple Bloody Mary's at our tailgate yesterday with Titos and Bloody Revolution Ribeye mixer. Topped with a squeeze of lime, feta stuffed olives and aged cheddar cubes and they were perfect for the event.


My take on this is a Bloody Maria, made with Tequila and the spicy Limon Clamato Juice.

I like Marias too, but haven't tried them with the Clamato. Interesting...
The Maharaja's Burra-Peg

1.5 oz cognac
1 sugar cube
1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
Champagne
Lime zest (or peel)

Saturate sugar cube with bitters. Drop into champagne flute. Add cognac, top with champagne, and lime zest.
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
1.5oz zapaca 23
1oz Domain de Canton
.5 line juice

Variation on the dark and stormy. Boozier and less gassy

Hey nice! I see you're getting good use out of the Domaine de Canton Smile
quote:
Originally posted by Lakersguy:
I would like anyone's best version of the French 75 Champagne cocktail please!


Gin or cognac?

1 Oz of either
1/4 Oz simple syrup
1/4 Oz lemon juice
4-5 Oz champagne

If gin use a fruity one, exchange lemon for blood orange and use rose champagne
quote:
Originally posted by Lakersguy:
I would like anyone's best version of the French 75 Champagne cocktail please!

1.5 oz Plymouth Gin
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.50 oz Simple syrup
Champagne
Lemon peel

Add top three ingredients to shaker. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon peel.
Smoke And Mirrors

1.5 oz Olmeca Altos Plata tequila
0.5 oz Del Maguey Vida mezcal
0.5 oz Homemade grenadine
0.5 oz lime Juice

Shake and strain into a iced filled rocks glass.
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
Originally posted by Lakersguy:
I would like anyone's best version of the French 75 Champagne cocktail please!

1.5 oz Plymouth Gin
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.50 oz Simple syrup
Champagne
Lemon peel

Add top three ingredients to shaker. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon peel.


if you want it boozier and mroe intriguing i swap out the simple syrup with st germaine.
Egg Nog to age:

3 oz half and half
1 oz dark rum
1 oz cheap bourbon
1 oz light rum
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 tblspn sugar
1 tsp nutmeg


gonna age this just in time for xmas!
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
Originally posted by Lakersguy:
I would like anyone's best version of the French 75 Champagne cocktail please!

1.5 oz Plymouth Gin
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.50 oz Simple syrup
Champagne
Lemon peel

Add top three ingredients to shaker. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon peel.


if you want it boozier and mroe intriguing i swap out the simple syrup with st germaine.

Yeah I agree. I like that version too...it's called a French 77.
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Egg Nog to age:

3 oz half and half
1 oz dark rum
1 oz cheap bourbon
1 oz light rum
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 tblspn sugar
1 tsp nutmeg


gonna age this just in time for xmas!

No shit? How does it taste aged?
Old Cuban

1.5 oz Plantation 5
1 oz simple syrup
0.75 lime juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
5-6 mint leaves
2 oz Gruet Blanc de Noirs

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker expect Champagne. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Top with Champagne.

A modern classic.
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Egg Nog to age:

3 oz half and half
1 oz dark rum
1 oz cheap bourbon
1 oz light rum
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 tblspn sugar
1 tsp nutmeg


gonna age this just in time for xmas!

No shit? How does it taste aged?


If I'm alive after Xmas. I'll let you know
Jalapeno Margarita

2 oz Olmeca Altos Plata tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Cointreau
Jalapeno slices

Add add ingredients to shaker. Muddle jalapenos. Shake and double strain into a Margarita glass.
Has anyone heard of the company Bittermilk? They make "craft" cocktail mixers. I usually prefer to just juice some lemons and make simple syrup, but some nights I am too lazy (or we don't have any lemons). I bought the Bittermilk Smoked Honey Whisky Sour mix. It's pretty dang good. They have a collins mix that I'm tempted to go and get.
Anyone here ever heard of Prince of Wales?
I'm not making it right at this moment, but I made it last night. It was a special occasion, my girl got engaged, ANYWAY, not the point.

Here's what you need:

1 1/2 oz https://archierose.com.au/shop/ whiskey
1 oz Champagne
1 small wedge of pineapple
1 pinch of Angostura bitters
1/4 tsp Maraschino liqueur
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp crushed ice

Begin my mixing the bitters and sugars in a cocktail mixer, then add the rye, liqueur, ice and pineapple. Next, strain the drink into your cocktail glass and the add the champagne.

It's smacktastically good!
quote:
Originally posted by WineLover888:
Anyone here ever heard of Prince of Wales?
I'm not making it right at this moment, but I made it last night. It was a special occasion, my girl got engaged, ANYWAY, not the point.

Here's what you need:

1 1/2 oz https://archierose.com.au/shop/ whiskey
1 oz Champagne
1 small wedge of pineapple
1 pinch of Angostura bitters
1/4 tsp Maraschino liqueur
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp crushed ice

Begin my mixing the bitters and sugars in a cocktail mixer, then add the rye, liqueur, ice and pineapple. Next, strain the drink into your cocktail glass and the add the champagne.

It's smacktastically good!


champagne on crushed ice huh?
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
quote:
Originally posted by PD2K:
quote:
Originally posted by g-man:
Egg Nog to age:

3 oz half and half
1 oz dark rum
1 oz cheap bourbon
1 oz light rum
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 tblspn sugar
1 tsp nutmeg


gonna age this just in time for xmas!

No shit? How does it taste aged?


If I'm alive after Xmas. I'll let you know

Hey how was it?