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Mixed Drinks

RamNYC

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I was wondering what people liked in the way of mixed drinks. What your drink consists of. Even if it's a classic, like Gina and Tonic or Vodka Martini,let us know.
 

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dry martini with olive. it's gin, with a bit of vermouth, shaken with ice and strained into a martini glass. if i'm making it, i add a splash of angostura bitters.

vodka martinis are not the original drink. that's why you have to order them as 'vodka martini'. and it's why i'm always mildly (but not visibly) perturbed when waiters and bartenders want to know whether i want gin or vodka. if you just say 'martini', it's gin.

bombay sapphire is my favorite, although i haven't experimented much. if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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something i've always wanted to try, but never felt the need to (even in college, IIRC) is a boilermaker.

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vodka martinis are not the original drink. that's why you have to order them as 'vodka martini'. and it's why i'm always mildly (but not visibly) perturbed when waiters and bartenders want to know whether i want gin or vodka. if you just say 'martini', it's gin.
I always want to say something to the waiter as well about that if it is a nice restaurant. They should know better.
 

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They should know better.
yeah, i know. but by now it's happened so often that i simply order 'martini, gin, olive', just to avoid the back-and-forth or a possible screwup where they serve me vodka.
 

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If you like Bombay Sapphire, you should try tanqueray ten.

Described as "sublimely fresh with depth and complex flavor and a mouth-feel that can only be described as unctuous," Tanqueray No. Ten is highlighted by flavors of grapefruit, orange and lime and mellowed by juniper and chamomile.
I'm not really a martini fan, but I like it better in gin and tonic, so you might want to give it a shot. Plus its totally unctuous.
 

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If you like Bombay Sapphire, you should try tanqueray ten.
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Described as "sublimely fresh with depth and complex flavor and a mouth-feel that can only be described as unctuous," Tanqueray No. Ten is highlighted by flavors of grapefruit, orange and lime and mellowed by juniper and chamomile.
I'm not really a martini fan, but I like it better in gin and tonic, so you might want to give it a shot. Plus its totally unctuous.
What's in this drink of yours?
 

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Grey Goose or Belvedere, Fresh Lime, Cointreau, Shaken with lots of ice, and topped with Perrier.

The ultimate summer drink.
 

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Let's see...

If I'm in a classic sort of mood I like a Rob Roy (Scotch, sweet vermouth, bitters) in the winter, and maybe a vodka martini in the summer.

Most of the time in the summer though it's a mandarin Cosmopolitan. In the winter the fun drinks are the Girl Scout "Martini" (vodka, clearcreme de cacao, clear creme de menthe), or a Bardto (vodka, chambord, cranberry juice, champagne and a ring of sugar around the rim).

My only pet peeve is getting these drinks served to me on ice in a high ball glass. Each of them is meant to be up tall.

Mmmmm, booze.

bob
 

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Let's see...

If I'm in a classic sort of mood I like a Rob Roy (Scotch, sweet vermouth, bitters) in the winter, and maybe a vodka martini in the summer.  

Most of the time in the summer though it's a mandarin Cosmopolitan.  In the winter the fun drinks are the Girl Scout "Martini" (vodka, clearcreme de cacao, clear creme de menthe), or a Bardto (vodka, chambord, cranberry juice, champagne and a ring of sugar around the rim).

My only pet peeve is getting these drinks served to me on ice in a high ball glass.  Each of them is meant to be up tall.

Mmmmm, booze.

bob
Is a true manhattan meant to be served in a high ball or a tall glass?
 

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Is a true manhattan meant to be served in a high ball or a tall glass?
A quick look at a bartending book says that either is fine. I'm just snotty and like it up.
bob
 

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I think a martini glass is the most traditional for a manhatten.
 

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Spiced rum + ginger ale = Happy Skipper. Be sure to splurge and get some top notch ginger ale.
 

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(Tokyo Slim @ July 09 2005,23:49) If you like Bombay Sapphire, you should try tanqueray ten.
Described as "sublimely fresh with depth and complex flavor and a mouth-feel that can only be described as unctuous," Tanqueray No. Ten is highlighted by flavors of grapefruit, orange and lime and mellowed by juniper and chamomile.
I'm not really a martini fan, but I like it better in gin and tonic, so you might want to give it a shot. Plus its totally unctuous.
What's in this drink of yours?
Gin... tonic... a straw?
 

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My drink is Greyhound. It's simple- vodka and grapefruit juice.
 

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