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28th-Aug-2009 12:11 am
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Describe for me your favorite mixed drinks.
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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
-swallow

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

Classics:
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.

:D

(I was fond of amaretto sours, too. Also liked straight, good quality bourbon on rare occasions.)
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