Originally Posted by juniper
Made what I suppose is a cocktail. Don't know anything about them, don't drink them, but thought I'd give it a go.
4 parts Dark Rum
1 part juice of a lime
1 part tap water
Made up in one glass (to dissolve sugar), then poured over lots of ice in a tumbler.
Tastes all right.
Any further suggestions? Don't really keep a drinks cabinet, and don't want to buy loads of weird bottles or equipment.
Originally Posted by impolyt_one
Try making a rum n coke or a Cuba Libre.
Actually, that's pretty similar to a classic recipe for grog. Not the most popular cocktail, but respectable enough.
As for the tap water, still water can be a decent ingredient. Ever hear of Bourbon and Branch? The branch is still water fresh out of a creek, but a tap water with minimal taste would work fine. I personally add it to a whiskey sour pretty often- I make up a lemonade and add a shot of bourbon.
As for cocktail suggestions, search this board. There are numerous threads with excellent suggestions with great, easy cocktails.
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
I love this.
I'm not one for straight gin so much, though I suppose a martini is pretty damn close, but if that works for you, great.
Right now I'm having a Bobby Burns- 1.5 measures McClelland Islay, .75 measures an interesting looking midrange red vermouth my local wine store stocked (forget the name), and .25 measure Benedictine, which I went a little heavy on.