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28th-Aug-2009 12:11 am
Describe for me your favorite mixed drinks.
28th-Aug-2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Back when they still imported Droste liqueur, I'd mix half and half Droste and Chabord.
28th-Aug-2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Kamikazi: triple sec, vodka, lime juice, lime

Gin and tonic: gin, tonic, lime juice, wedge of lime

Oldfashioned: sugar, cherry, orange wedge and just enough water to muddle it, then add bitters and bourbon (or scotch or whiskey)

Iris (my friend Iris invented it): Gin, gingerale (or sprite), bitters, lime (or lemon) wedge
28th-Aug-2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Completely OT: I *adore* your icon.
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28th-Aug-2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I don't know that this actually counts as a mixed drink, but:

-bend backwards with head over bar.
-have barkeep pour one shot irish creme, and one shot lemon or lime juice in your mouth
-stand and shake [head] well

You can use shot glasses instead, but this way's more fun. If you've never had a cement mixer before, be ready for a surprise. These are my favorite party drinks (and I don't care what anyone says, I think they taste awesome!) :D
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28th-Aug-2009 04:23 am (UTC)
The "Vesper" that James Bond orders at Casino Royale is taken from the novel. It consists of three measures (9 ounces) of gin (Gordon's was Bond's choice), one measure (3 ounces) of vodka (Bond preferred a grain vodka be used; e.g. Absolut) and half a measure (1.5 ounces) of Kina Lillet. The ingredients are shaken over ice until cold, served in a cocktail glass with a slice of lemon peel for garnish. Kina Lillet has not been made since 1985 and the modern substitute would be Lillet Blanc, made by the same company, Lillet, based in Podensac, France.

Actually, Gordon's isn't the same proof as it was in 1956, either. I forget what's been suggested as a substitute.

However, whatever they used at the Cambridge Hyatt bar yielded a VERY TASTY cocktail. And I don't even usually like gin.

Otherwise, I tend to drink sweet stuff. Margaritas, whiskey sours, rum and cokes.
28th-Aug-2009 01:57 pm (UTC) - thanks for being a Bond girl! (but not in the book or movie way)
A number of people recommend Tanqueray, however, Bombay Sapphire is 94 proof, which is was Gordons used to be.

As for vodka, Bond would never have approved of it, but Stolichnaya has a good 100 proof out there ...

If you use Lillet Blanc, you should add either bitters (and preferably a bitters with chinchona bark) or quinine powder.

There is also Blackwood's Latitude Vintage Gin, bottled at 60% abv.
28th-Aug-2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Oolong tea, eucalyptus honey, fresh lemon, chilled in the fridge.

Hey, it's mixed! If I put alcohol in a drink it makes it taste not as good, which means any drink I like, I'd like better if it had less alcohol, hence if it's alcoholic it can't really be one of my favorites :)
28th-Aug-2009 05:00 am (UTC)
For the non-alcoholic, milk plus strawberry ice cream. Mix well. (-;
28th-Aug-2009 04:27 am (UTC) - Shirley Temple.
GINGER ALE (No, not sprite and dear GOD, not soda water)...
with a SPLASH of grenadine (Yeah, not that lemon stuff. And don't drown it in grenadine, either!)
28th-Aug-2009 04:55 am (UTC) - Re: Shirley Temple.
There's actually a proper name for the Sprite/7Up plus grenadine but it's escaping me right now. I'm always annoyed when people don't use ginger ale but call it a Shirley Temple. :D
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28th-Aug-2009 04:37 am (UTC)
A sidecar (with the rim sugared), a strawberry martini (made with fresh strawberries), pomegranate...well anything involving pomegranate is probably going to be good as long as it is not pomegranate syrup. Basically I like my booze like my men, sweet, strong, and pretty.
28th-Aug-2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Coquito -- a Puerto-Rican coconut-based egg nogg made with coconut milk, creme of coconut, eggs, and condensed milk.

Add a bit of dark Jamaican Rum. NUMMY
28th-Aug-2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Boiling water, dried shredded leaves, sweetener, milk.
28th-Aug-2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Gin and tonic, yep! I prefer Bombay Sapphire.

I also like a good Pimm's Cup -- that's very refreshing.
* 2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1
* 7UP, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale
* Slice of lemon
* Slice of cucumber

I used to drink White Russians and Mudslides and things like that, but these days I'd rather keep my desserts separate from my alcohol. :)

ETA: Ooh, I forgot mojitos. Wiki gives me this description: "white rum or vodka, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, sparkling water, ice, and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses "yerba buena", a much lighter mint variety very popular in the island"

Edited at 2009-08-28 04:48 am (UTC)
28th-Aug-2009 04:51 am (UTC)
Fave summer drinks-
Raspberry Stoli + Lemonade

Gin + Lemonade

Malibu Melon + Club Soda + Cranberry juice to taste

Dirtiest martini available. Preferably Bombay Sapphire, three olives, almost as much olive juice as gin.

Knob Creek with a couple of ice cubes

Cosmopolitan - vodka, Rose's Lime Juice, cranberry, triple sec

Coconut Rum + OJ + Pineapple juice + Mango Rum
28th-Aug-2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Cadillac Margaritas (the ones topped with a splash of Grand Marnier)

Chocolate Creme liqueur + Chambord

White Russian

Mexican Coke with Cherry Heering

Manhattan - but it's easy to mess these up. I've only had a few spectacular ones.

Beer-related: Shandys and Snakebites
28th-Aug-2009 05:18 am (UTC)
When I did imbibe alcohol, I favoured the sorts of drinks that left you surprised you were drunk. Like 'mmmmm.. this is nice' then you stand up and try to walk and collapse into giggles. That sort of drink.

Bushwhacker was one of my favourites. Take a White Russian and drop a shot of creme de cocoa into it.


(I was fond of amaretto sours, too. Also liked straight, good quality bourbon on rare occasions.)
28th-Aug-2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Cherry (with a dash of Coke) Slurpee

Hey, it's mixed and it's a drink.
28th-Aug-2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Purple Hooter

Sweet and sour
Squeeze half of lime
Pour into a martini glass with a sugar rim. Lime wedge garnish.

Tequila SunSET

Same as a Tequila Sunrise but instead of orange juice, use pineapple. And if you want an extra fruity kick, ditch the Jose Cuervo and use Tarantula Azul Tequila.

Orange Juice (sub this with pineaplle juice)

Edited at 2009-08-28 05:34 am (UTC)
28th-Aug-2009 05:35 am (UTC)
I tend to like foofy, girly drinks, the kind tamidon calls "hooker drinks." :-} But something else I really enjoy is a caipirinha, a classic Brazilian cocktail. It's essentially really alcoholic limeade made with cachaça, which is distilled from fermented sugar cane. I make really good caipirinhas. :)
28th-Aug-2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with the "girly" drinks - I'm beginning to adore the tiki-bar kind of drinks, like mai-tai, singapore sling, etc.
28th-Aug-2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Doh! My fave mixed NON-alcoholic drink is an Arnold Palmer. 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea. Named after a local celebrity.
28th-Aug-2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Washington Apple:
1 part Apple Pucker
1 part Crown Royal
1 part cranberry juice

1 part Baileys
1 part Grand Marnier
1 part Kahlua
28th-Aug-2009 06:13 am (UTC)
1 part Kahlua
1 part Carolan's or Bailey's
2 parts butter ripple schnapps
3 parts Malibu
Top up the glass with milk

I know it sounds like the milk should curdle, but the alcohol should only take up about 1/4 of your glass, and it amasingly doesn't. Usually I make these in a big beer mug, and if done prperly you can't even taste the Alcohol.

I made this thing in high school, and my friends have dubbed it the "Annalee", using my middle name.
28th-Aug-2009 06:53 am (UTC)
I'll see if i can find misskitty_79's icecream valentine's drink.
28th-Aug-2009 07:00 am (UTC)
I've never really liked all that many mixed drinks, but forestcats signature drink is called Alien Secretions, which is 1/3 Midori, 1/3 coconut-flavored rum (I can picture the white bottle in my head, but I can't remember its name), and 1/3 pineapple juice.
28th-Aug-2009 07:02 am (UTC)
I always find this question so difficult, and then wonder what that says about me.

The old-fashioned is my drink. I don't really believe in sullying it with too much fruit - "salad," as some would have it — but think it's best with simple syrup, bitters, a twisted orange peel (to express the oils) and bourbon or rye, and maybe a cherry, at most.

I love the negroni - gin, sweet vermouth and Campari - but prefer it with Aperol to Campari. A friend makes a variation that subs Aperol for Campari and Punt e Mes for sweet vermouth, and it is beyond magical.

But mostly, I play with classic cocktail books. Real daiquiris. Tart, bracing gimlets. The Southside, one of the most under-appreciated drinks I've tasted; the Hayes fizz, which I feel the same way about. The Sazerac, with its forceful Herbsaint kick. I don't drink blue drinks and I don't do froofy, with the exception of flavored Stoli, which has two purpose: Stoli Vanil and diet Coke, and Stoli Strawberry/Raspberry and Soda.

And you will pry my Fresh & Clean - Stoli Raspberry, Stoli Vanil, buckets of lime and a splash each of Sprite and soda - from my melted summery paws.
28th-Aug-2009 07:48 am (UTC)
Not an alcohol person per se...

Rose syrup
Mix with water and ice cubes.
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