What's your favorite cocktail?

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  1. Mike

    Mike Senior member

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    Definatly. While rolling down the street, smokin' endo.

    (With all due regards to Snoop.)
     


  2. j

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    Personally, I tend to think a screwdriver is a waste of perfectly good orange juice and perfectly good vodka. I have never had one I liked. Too much water involved. I used to make a modified version with vodka, orange juice concentrate (that's FCOJ for you commodities types) and tonic water. It was pretty good, if a bit girly. I wouldn't use good vodka to do it though.
     


  3. Mike

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    Oh, by all means j. Â Its perfect for crappy college parties when they have cheap vodka and you don't want to drink it straight up. Â If you use good OJ, mix it your self with less water, or just use concentrate as you've suggested, you're in good shape. Â Lets not forget that Samuel L. Jackson in "Jackie Brown" only drank Screwdrivers. Â I don't think I'd go up to him and say he was drinking a girly drink. *edit* Just realized that the threads I was most active in ever are this one, about drinking, and the one about hot chicks. God, I'm a loser... [​IMG]
     


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    My man, a good bourbon or even better yet, a fine Irish Whiskey, try finding a bottle of Middleton Very Rare, quite enjoyable, straight or on a cube of ice, but do not water it down with more than one.
     


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    Try a new kind of screwdriver, it is like drinking in a different orange taste, mix with Crystal Light Orange Juice, new on the market, light zestier taste of orange, not as filling in the early morning as regular OJ.
     


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    yikes, that one hurt me over here, what a slap to Guinness..
     


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    I've had a very nice screwdriver - 9 blood oranges and aone tangerine, juiced, then match the amount of juice with gin. mmmmmm
     


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    And what's so wrong with that?. [​IMG] Regards, Huntsman
     


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    Mike Senior member

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    (Mike @ 18 Nov. 2004, 5:39) Just realized that the threads I was most active in ever are this one, about drinking, and the one about hot chicks.
    And what's so wrong with that?. Â [​IMG]
    'cause I've been doing a lot of one, but not the other [​IMG]
     


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    my favorite is a dry martini - at least 5:1 gin:vermouth. bombay sapphire, because it tastes good and i don't want to spend time searching for anything better. shaken. olives. occasionally a dash of angostura bitters.

    Bushmill with a bit of water.

    Oban, straight, when i'm feeling contemplative.

    after that runs out, any whiskey (or whisky) that's not in a plastic jug.

    /andrew - remembers fondly the brief run of 'Faust' beer.
     


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    interestingly, and perhaps tellingly, no one has mentioned margaritas, my all-around favorite cocktail, but only the way I make them:

    2 parts Sauza 3 Generations or El Tesoro Reposada tequila
    1 part Cointreau (occasionally Grand Marnier for a softer, cognac-y variation)
    1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
    shake and pour into salt-rimmed glass w/ rocks.

    None of this girly sour mix or fruit juice cocktail additive. This is a drink that will make you stand up and take notice, a lovely balance of sweet (cointreau), peppery bite (tequila--and not just any tequila), tart (lime) and salt.

    For more straight ahead boozing, ketel one martini w/ either a twist or cocktail onion (technically the drink then becomes a gibson, I believe), or scotch up, favorites being Talisker and MacCallan's 18. For beers, my current favorites are probably Duvel and Celebrator Doppelbock.
     


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    Tres Generaciones is pretty good tequila. I'm a pretty big fan of the 1800 reposado, but I have been known to drink Patron or Don Julio from time to time, I'm very careful with tequila now though, it's a stern mistress that doesn't like to be spurned [​IMG]
     


  13. shoreman1782

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    Tequila of all types (and jagermeister, when I'm particularly dumb) are once in a while indulgences for me. I forget how much I like them, drink, then remember how much I dislike them in the morning.

    Been drinking Macallan, and a little Aberlour. With a little ice, keeping me nice and warm in December.

    I have a problem though, with my icemaker's ice being flavored with whatever I have in the freezer. Anyone have any suggestions?
     


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    I have a suggestion. Stop drinking malt whisky with ice, and take it as it should be drunk, with just a splash of water to 'cut' the whisky.
     


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    AJL Senior member

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    Originally Posted by shoreman1782,06 Dec. 2004, 08:20
    Been drinking Macallan, and a little Aberlour. With a little ice, keeping me nice and warm in December. I have a problem though, with my icemaker's ice being flavored with whatever I have in the freezer. Anyone have any suggestions?
    I have a suggestion. Stop drinking malt whisky with ice, and take it as it should be drunk, with just a splash of water to 'cut' the whisky.
    indeed; single malt on the rocks is like pairing sneakers w/ a bespoke suit. [​IMG] re. foul ice: do you use ice infrequently, or constantly use & refill trays (or do you have auto icemaker)? Ice will take on flavors/odors of foods stored in freezer over time, so if you use infrequently, drain and refill trays/storage bin occasionally.
     


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