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Postby Bubbles » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 1:38 am

Just posted on another thread and started thinking about drinks, .. don't be offended you non drinkers...
and got to thinking, what's your favourite cocktail....

Here's a list of some to try.

Mine's a Martini Old Fashioned...

http://www.drinkboy.com/Cocktails/
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 7:46 am

Hi Bubbs,

It's not so much the cocktail, it the circumstance:

At Christophe's, in the summer only I have the Christophe's Cocktail (chardonnay infused with fresh ginger and citrus fruits, then topped with champagne and served over ice)

When Pete is visiting and making Eggs Benedict for everyone he always makes Mimosas, yum.

When on the boat with Mr. Bailey, we pull up to the dock and crack open and ice cold beer and watch the sun go down.

When my sister visits, she'll make Fog Cutters (dark rum, angostura bitters on ice, generously squeeze 1/4 orange and top with ginger beer)

When we get to our home in the US, I'll make my self an Appletini, drink it -- then roll down the big hill in the back, ya know -- like a log.



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Postby Saint » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 8:08 am

Has to be a Long Island Ice Tea for me 8)

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Postby dot dot dot » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 8:23 am

I used to be a cocktail shaking bartender before, in a nightclub in La Mancha , south of Madrid, Spain and in Holland in a Mexican restaurant (hiiiiiiihhaaaaa, arriba!).

One of the nights after closure, when having a few drinks after another stressfull working day / night, I was chatting with a few blokes and somehow was making a new cocktail, just improvising without knowing it too well:

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1 shot of gin
1 shot of cointreau
1 shot of grand marnier
1 shot of cognac
orange juice
lemon (not lime) juice
cream

In the shaker and go for it. Bet it will knock you of your feet... :D

If nowadays I take a cocktail, OF COURSE it is the lime margaritha or when wanting to 'cool' down a mojito (following good old Ernest Hemingway).

Eric

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Postby superedge » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 9:25 am

- 1 and 1/2 cup of silver cachaca
- 2 shallow spoons of white crystal sugar
- 1 lemon quartered

to prepare:
mix the limes and the sugar at the bottom of the glass. Use a wooden spoon to blend, crush and smash the limes in the sugar. Add the cachaca. Add ice. Stir well and have fun

There you have: caipirinha :)

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 9:26 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:If nowadays I take a cocktail, OF COURSE it is the lime margaritha

cheers to that eric! (hey pal, we need some glass-clunking emoticons!)

except when i'm on holiday by the beach, then i just MUST have a pina colada.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 9:56 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:I used to be a cocktail shaking bartender before, in a nightclub in La Mancha , south of Madrid, Spain and in Holland in a Mexican restaurant (hiiiiiiihhaaaaa, arriba!).

One of the nights after closure, when having a few drinks after another stressfull working day / night, I was chatting with a few blokes and somehow was making a new cocktail, just improvising without knowing it too well:

Barfly

1 shot of gin
1 shot of cointreau
1 shot of grand marnier
1 shot of cognac
orange juice
lemon (not lime) juice
cream

In the shaker and go for it. Bet it will knock you of your feet... :D

If nowadays I take a cocktail, OF COURSE it is the lime margaritha or when wanting to 'cool' down a mojito (following good old Ernest Hemingway).

Eric


How come you couldn't help me with my cocktail shaker emergency??

Boy, it's times like this you really know who your friends are. :-|

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Postby madwolfie » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 10:30 am

Don't really drink cocktails... but I do know my sister always used to make me one.... called .. uerm... "Grasshopper" :P

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 11:07 am

Simplicity, my all time favourite: Kir Royale
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 11:39 am

I love a Kir Royale because I love champagne!
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Postby locallass » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 11:49 am

Sangria anyone?

1 1/2 L Red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
1 cup Sugar
1 large Lemon, sliced
1 large Orange, sliced
1 large Apple, cut into thin sections
3-4 oz plain Brandy
Soda water

Mix wine, sugar and fruit, and let sit in the fridge for 18-24 hours. The mixture will have a somewhat syrupy consistency. Before serving stir in brandy and cut the mixture with soda water until it have a thinner, more wine like consistency. Serve from a pitcher in wine glasses.

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Postby Baron Greenback » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 12:33 pm

mmmm cocktails love em, almost all of them, but not the ones that are too sickly sweet.

I love vodka martinis anytime but particulary when I am feeling sophisticated, but mostly cos I love olives.

Like Saint I do love a Long Island when in a party mood.

But when flying I always have a bloody mary - not sure why

Is the sun over the yard arm yet?
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Postby Em Eye » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 12:42 pm

I love the Chololate Martini's at Ballymmon's....mmmmmm....

Question: Does anyone truely like Singapore Slings? Yeah, drink one but crave one?

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 1:43 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:I live a Kir Royale because I love champagne!


Imagine that, Mary, we have something in common :D
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Postby dot dot dot » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 2:59 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:How come you couldn't help me with my cocktail shaker emergency??

Boy, it's times like this you really know who your friends are. :-|


I wasn't aware of your cocktail shaker emergency? :cry:

When, where and what? Is it solved? If not, can I help you out?

Eric


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