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good summer drink/cocktail for a brunch

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by philosophe, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    So we're hosting a baby shower for friends this Saturday. The party is a brunch, and we'd like to serve some booze. And, no, we won't be playing any stupid games or tasting chocolates that look like baby poop. I'd like to make a few pitchers of drinks for 15-20 people.* Bloody Mary's are the obvious choice; mimosas are also pretty obvious. But perhaps you have a better idea. What would you make? Please include a recipe if possible.

    *Of course we'll serving something non-alcoholic for our pregnant guest(s).
     
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    Americano - negroni with soda. Add a splash of orange juice to sweeten things.
     
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    Is it warm where you are? I like mint juleps, mojitos, etc... during warm days. But my favorite of all is the Maidstone
     
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    Is it warm where you are? I like mint juleps, mojitos, etc... during warm days. But my favorite of all is the Maidstone

    Mojitos are always good. I could also make a not-so-sweet white sangria. I've white sangrias based on pureed green grapes and tart apples. Quite refreshing in the heat.

    What's in the Maidstone?
     
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    I had lemonaid with bourbon recently and it was very nice.
     
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    I had lemonaid with bourbon recently and it was very nice.

    Lynchburg lemonade.

    1 part American whisk(e)y, 1 part triple sec, 1 part sour mix and 4 parts lemon-lime soda (lemonade in the UK).
     
  12. airportlobby

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    Allow me to endorse gin as a morning drink:

    Pimms cup, Tom Collins (with fruit), Ramos Gin Fizz.
     
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    Bellini.

    Uhm, +1.

    This makes it easy to mix up a reasonable facsimile of the classic. Serve in glass pitchers sitting in big bowls of ice.

    Allow me to endorse gin as a morning drink:

    Pimms cup, Tom Collins (with fruit), Ramos Gin Fizz.


    [​IMG] Sounds masochistic for 20. It's a great drink, though.


    - B
     
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    I'm also partial to champagne mixed with the various Stoli flavored vodkas.
     
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    I'm also partial to champagne mixed with the various Stoli flavored vodkas.

    The Boilermaker for non-bears?


    - B
     
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    The Boilermaker for non-bears? - B
    I like to call it Bolli-Stoli.
     
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    [​IMG] Sounds masochistic for 20. It's a great drink, though.


    - B


    Ha, you're definitely right. I think originally, the gin fizz was shaken for 12 minutes.

    One more to consider - Singapore sling.
     
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    I like a Tom Collins at any time of day.

    Recently I've gotten lazy and taken to making some sort of variation with gin, Pellegrino Limonata or Aranciata and some crushed ice with maybe a lime wedge.

    Also, it isn't even really a cocktail since it's close to non-alcoholic but I like a shandy every so often. beer and sprite ("lemonade" for my girlfriend's south african family - I believe it's an English thing)
     
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    mojitos. great minty taste for the middle of the day.
     
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