Mixed Drinks

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  1. ken

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    Jack Daniel's:

    Remove cap. Drink.
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

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    Not technically a "mixed" drink.
     


  3. kabert

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    All around favorite: gin & tonic w/ a wedge of lime

    Summertime favorite: dark rum & tonic w/ wedge of lime

    Summertime favorite #2: "Ice tea special" (iced tea and lemonade with a little rum and a sprig of fresh mint)

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    It's always summer where I live so I pretty much stick to rum.

    Rum Collins are nice, with an squeeze of orange wedge to add an extra citrus twist.

    Mojitos are great. I am growing spearmint in pots around my pool just so I can go pick a few leaves to pulverize in a tall glass for my mojito.

    classic daiquiris made with key limes are also wonderful. For that I have not 1, but 2 key lime trees.

    I do keep plenty of small batch bourbon and cognac on hand for those cold winter nights in the low '70s.
     


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    (ken @ July 10 2005,18:01) Jack Daniel's: Remove cap. Drink.
    Not technically a "mixed" drink.
    Ah, touche.
     


  6. faustian bargain

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    (Tokyo Slim @ July 10 2005,19:32)
    Jack Daniel's: Remove cap. Drink.
    Not technically a "mixed" drink.
    Ah, touche.
    well, if you swish it around in your mouth and clean out the leftover food from your teeth with it, then i would say it's mixed. i guess you could call it the "leftover swish" or something. hey, call up mister boston.
     


  7. faustian bargain

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    that sounds a lot like a Dark and Stormy Night - which uses ginger beer instead of ginger ale.
     


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    Rusty Nail: Scotch, Drambuie, ice. I like a 1.25:1 ratio, and use JW Black Label.

    Sidecar: Brandy, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice, ice (or not).

    Corkscrew: 7-Up, fresh OJ, Smirnoff Red. 1:3 on the first two, the third to taste.

    I-don't-know-what-it's-called: Half-and-Half (the soda, not the dairy product), ice, shot of Beefeater's.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


  9. PeterMetro

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    The only mixed drinks I'll spend any time making are mint juleps and vodka martinis. Something about tasting my father's gin as a kid has turned me off it forever.

    Funny - I think of unctuous to mean smugly earnest, like Tom Cruise. But that wouldn't make any sense, so I looked it up and found it has an alternate meaning of "greasy".

    Does anyone want their gin greasy? When good publicists go bad...
     


  10. shoreman1782

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    I'm thirsty, and it's 9:30am. Bad sign? I really enjoy the rum drinks mentioned, the Dark and Stormy is great, Rum and tonic very underrated.

    Margaritas have the same bad reputation as girls who really like tequila, but a good margarita (not necessarily top-shelf liquor, just well-proportioned with rocks and salt) is pretty damned delicious.

    Colder months I'll usually go for a Manhattan-ish Maker's Mark and sweet vermouth on the rocks. Cherry optional.

    A friend of mine's father told us he used to have end-of-semester parties in the 60s where everyone would bring whatever liquor they had left, pour it all in a big punch bowl with a lot of ice, and just serve. I feel like he's skipping some steps, but whatever. I think he called it a "hairy buffalo".
     


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    Sounds digusting, and leads me to my list of three worst drinks I've ever tasted.

    1 - Buffalo Sweat. Take 3/4 of a shot of 151, a couple dashes of tabasco and squeeze the bar rag over it. Causes drinker to immediately ponder, "what am I doing with my life?"

    2 - Cement Mixer. Half a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream, half a shot of lime juice. You shoot it, swish it around in your mouth and the acid from the lime curdles the cream and you have the world's worst tasting cheese in your mouth. More of a practical joke than a drink. Gag inducing.

    3 - Ouch. That's not actually its name (it doesn't really have a name), it's just all that came to mind when I remembered doing it. You turn a shot glass upside down, fill the small cavity with vodka and snort it. On the plus side, it's good for colds.
     


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    That is far too melodramatic and obscure of a name for me to ever use.
     


  13. shoreman1782

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    If you order a "Dark and stormy" at a good bar, they'll know what you mean and have the means to serve it. There's a chance they won't have ginger beer. I think its origins are Bermudan.
    Or make it yourself.
    Good, widely available dark rums - Gosling's, Myer's.
    Good, widely available Ginger Beers - Reed's (Bermudan), Sioux City (spicy), Goya (very sweet, with a peppery kick).
     


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    I've been using Reed's and Stewart's ginger beer lately.

    Shouldn't one use a spiced rum instead of dark rum? I've been using Capt. Morgan but I don't really know any better.
     


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    Good call. My first choice for mixed drinks is a Manhattan (rye, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, twist); second is a sidecar. If the bar looks like it hasn't heard of either, then a gin and tonic.

    After hanging out at Freeman's in the LES, however, I've been turned onto Perfect Manhattans. Odd place for bartenders who love old(-fashioned) cocktails, but Tim and Louis know their stuff, at least as much as Audrey at Bemelmans or Dave Wondrich.
     


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