What's your favorite cocktail?

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  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I'll second Shoreman in regards to Newcastle. Guinness isn't bad at all, either. I love a lot of the local beers as well. Great variety where I'm from.

    Miller Lite is fine for an everyday beer. I keep that stocked in my fridge. Gotta support my hometown with Miller products. I usually don't order it in bars though. Why spend $3.50 for a Miller when you can get something better for an extra 50 cents?
     


  2. drizzt3117

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    Newcastle is my favorite beer as well, my fridge is well stocked with liquid refreshment right now with Newcastle and Paulaner Hefeweizen.
     


  3. Drinkwaters

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    I made five gallons of oatmeal stout three weeks ago an it should be ready for Thanksgiving. Does anyone make their own alcohol. I would like some good recipes for the next batch. As for the hard stuff, I'm a beefeeter Martini on the rocks (with four olives) guy. [​IMG]
     


  4. Vintage Gent

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    Cocktail? The Aviation, one of the lost artifacts of the golden age of mixology. A close second would be the Ward Eight.
     


  5. petescolari

    petescolari Senior member

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    Manhattan with Old Overholt Rye. In my opinion, the only way to make a Manhattan is with rye. Â I love Maker's Mark, but, in a Manhattan it is too sweet. Â O.O. is just right and slightly peppery. For beer, Smuttynose IPA. Everyone who likes Newcastle, should try a Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale. Â Check out Beer Advocate My other hobby.
     


  6. j

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    I like Newcastle as well, but in extreme moderation only. It doesn't seem to agree with my system very well. [​IMG] I also really like Blue Moon, and used to drive quite a way to find it, but now my local market finally stocks it. It's a Belgian style white ale, a lot like a hefeweizen, but more citrusy. And of course Guinness, Murphy's, Beamish, Harp, etc. And Bitburger, Pilsner Urquell, Beck's, Red Hook IPA, Pyramid, Henry's, PBR, ... As for cocktails, I usually go for a G&T, although I enjoy a good Martini. I wouldn't call it a cocktail exactly, but on a hot sunny day I also love mint juleps.
     


  7. Sevcom

    Sevcom Senior member

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    Agreed, though I haven't tried the Old Overholt in a Manhattan yet. I also go for Sidecars (1 part lemon juice, 1 part Cointreau, 2 parts brandy/cognac) and, unfortunately, vodka tonics.

    Also agree on the Bemelman's suggestion; Ali mixes a mean cocktail.
     


  8. globetrotter

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    I like blue moon too, just discovered it last weekend. there is a great belgian beer called Hogerten that is very similar. great for the summer. I am just getting to know the beers in the states, the various microbreweries.

    have any of you tried Labrot and graham woodford reserve boourbon? that is very nice, too.
     


  9. Brian SD

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    Scotch, and I must admit that I really like a good extra dry Martini made from Bombay Sapphire. For beer, Guinness is my #1 choice always. #2 choice is New Castle, and I am also quite fond of Japanese beers. Aside from those, I dont have a real preference... Hell, after a couple beers, Coors light tastes good. [​IMG]
     


  10. jpeirpont

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    Gin & Tonic, Scotch straight
    Who's tried a Incredible Hulk( Remy Martin RSVP and hypnotic)? I don't like it much on account I dont like mixed drinks.
     


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    A sidecar made with fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice and Courvoisier. I love Tanqueray vodka. It's crisp and good and as it's not too well known lacks the pretension of the Belvederes, Chopins, and other vodkas of the month (flavor-lesses of the week?) Â Try it in a Lucky Jim: a martini made with (strained, blended) cucumber juice which is a gorgeous greenish tinge. Or what I call the "Drax", from Moonraker: very dry vodka martini with a twist, with a dash of black pepper. Â Gives it a nice kick which nasty tabasco-flavored Absolut Peppar can't touch. Lagavulin, Laphroaig... Anyone have an opinion on VAT 69? I rather like the taste but have found it savaged in Scotch reviews.
     


  12. Renault78law

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    Depends on the occasion:
    Macallan on the rocks to sip and relax
    Manhatten before dinner
    Ketel neat to preparty before clubbing
    Ketel grapefruit or Long Islands at the club
     


  13. craig

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    Rock Hill Farms Bourbon on ice.
     


  14. petescolari

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    Drink 8648,

    Do you go to Modern Brewer on Mass ave? Just up the road from your store.

    I have always wanted to brew my own. It's just too hard when I can walk to Redbone's in Davis Sq. and have tons of beer options there or at Downtown Liquors across the street.

    What kind of oatmeal stout did you go after? Sammy Smith's, or something darker like Ipswich?
     


  15. j

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    Hoegaarden? Good stuff, but it's a bit pricey. It's one of those cases where it's not 'better enough' to me (than Blue Moon) to justify the price.
     


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