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Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Lady Day, Mar 29, 2007.
That are the "basil-crush" or "basil-lemon-vodka"-cocktails.
Gin and tonic made with Old Bombay Sapphire Blue , tonic and a splash of real ginger ale and lime ! All the Best , Fashion Frank
I love me a Moscow Mule.
The classic Rusty Nail!
In the Western portion of the U.S there's a chain of stores called. Beverages and More. Or known as Bevmo ! In there soda section they carry a COLA called. Puma COLA. A gourmet version of coke. Mix that with Jim beam black or regular Jack. For a outstanding better version of Jack and Coke. I say Jim beam black cause it's there 10 year old or something like that. And it's the same price as Jack but Jim beams higher end. So it upgrades the upgraded COLA
A Side Car...using Remy Martin and Triple Sec.
A close second is a very dry Aviation.
Big fan of Sidecars, but have found as I've gotten older, my capacity to down them has decreased, sadly.
Tanqaray gin, ginger beer, two drops of tabasco sauce... Yum
True, true. For me they are a winter drink as they were designed for. They do pack a punch when made properly though...
My favorite drink to start an evening with: Grasshopper.
Sweet, fruity, and mild.
Good choice Frank, but I got with Tanqueray.
In the 90s, I liked Coke and orange-juice 50/50.
My signature drinks are chilcano de pisco and pisco sour.
The chilcano is easier to make: get half ounce of lemon juice, two ounces of pisco and fill up the glass with ginger ale.
Some people add a few drops of angostura bitters to their chilcanos. Not for me, thanks, but it is also an option.
Old Fashioned. 2-3oz Bulleit Bourbon. 1.5 oz of water or club soda-shaken with two ice cubes. 1 sugar cube or a packet of raw sugar, 3-4 dashes of Angostura Bitters-Muddled. Add in the bourbon and water or club soda mixture. Orange peel and a brandied or maraschino cherry. Of course that’s being all those ingredients available. I’ll gladly work with much less
Grey goose and tonic. Also like a good paloma made with Don Julio reposado, squirt and limes..
Mine would be an Old Fashioned, typically with a medium-shelf bourbon or rye; think Bulleit or Knob Creek.
I’m the same way. Bulleit works great for this. It’s not trash but not expensive. When you get the more expensive or more exotic whisky, bourbons, or ryes I think they are best on their own. Don’t want to lose their taste in the cocktail. If I’m buying like a 200+ dollar bottle it better be able to be drank straight.
I've never been a fan of mixed drinks, but I do tend to stick to the same bar if I'm going to drink. In my first shot at college, the local dive would set me up with a shot and a beer before I sat down. Twelve years later I happened to be passing through and visited the old hangout: the bartender looked up, saw me, and said "Hi Jim, the usual?"
In the late, lamented Crane River in Lincoln, I could count on getting a double scotch--Oban--neat, without asking. I've not found a new regular place since they closed. . . . Most places, I just get a shot of tequila, no salt, no lime. Not exactly what I want, but the quality is far more consistent than whatever they might have for bar scotch.
I used to drink a lot and practically lived in bars but I rarely saw reason to order anything more special than a scotch and soda (no ice - never ice in anything) and/or a good vodka, tequila or rye whiskey and soda. Never more than an inch of soda. Never much liked any cocktails that I tried over 25 years of drinking, but the closest I got to a regular was a Sazerac made in the correct New Orleans style. Now the only tipple I take is mint tea with honey. Much nicer but people don't get more interesting the more you have. Unfortunately.
Picked this little ditty up from bartender at Bridge Tender Inn on Anna Maria Island, FL. The "after work special" is a warm weather cocktail. And if it ain't warm weather, it'll make ya think it is.
1/2 pineapple and 1/2 orange juice, crushed ice in shaker
2 shots coconut rum (Siesta Key is favorite)
1 shot white rum (no favorite here)
1/2 shot Amaretto Liqueur on top