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Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2008/02/01 19:56:37
If you love Mojito you need to try a Caipirinha. You tube it so you know to make one. You wont be dissappointed. I use raw sugar when I make them. My wife demands I make her one every Sunday as she watches her recorded episode of Cane...Russ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pku1SPhRME
Big Frank
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2008/02/01 22:32:25
Gin and Tonic
pekarekj
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2008/02/01 23:42:15
Rum and tonic with a twist of lime and a dash of bitters (with Goslings Black Seal Rum).
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2008/02/04 11:12:20
Bourbon and soda with bitters, scotch and soda, Rob Roy
md550
Junior Burger
Re:Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 00:58:38
White Russian
Tomato Juice & Vodka
Rum (Captain Silver) and Coke
Vodka & Euphorix
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 10:40:29
At home:  Evan Williams Black and filtered water over ice.  When its on sale I substitute W. L. Weller's 'special reserve'.
 
In restaurants:  Wild Turkey or Benchmark neat with ice and water on the side. (When I'm paying - getting soaked - $12 for a drink I want my moner's worth)!
 
As tasty as mixed drinks are I tended to "lose count" with Tequila Sunrises, Gin & Tonics, etc.  Aside from a polte sip of "the host's specialty" at private parties, my last mixed drink was circa 1975.  Haven't had a hangover since! 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 10:53:14
Russ Jackson

If you love Mojito you need to try a Caipirinha. You tube it so you know to make one. You wont be dissappointed. I use raw sugar when I make them. My wife demands I make her one every Sunday as she watches her recorded episode of Cane...Russ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pku1SPhRME


OOPS, forgot!  Since 1975 I have enjoyed a number of Caipirinhas in RJ, my absolute favorite winter vacation spot.  There, I have a few to induce the very necessary afternoon nap prior to the Rio nightlife. 
 
I have always found them to have a narcotic effect, especially when consumed in the sunlight on or near the beach.  Wonderful stuff; but never had one back home where afternoon naps are not necessary.
kevincad
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 11:16:35
UncleVic

My drink at home is Vodka w/Vernors on the rocks.. When I go out, I normally order a Tanqueray and tonic with a twist of lemmon. Nothing fancy here..

Gin and tonic, my favorite!! Some people I know claim gin tastes like drinking pine sap, but I love it!!! And my friends that drink Vodka Martini's get my statement that a REAL martini is made with gin!
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 11:46:25
1. Very dry martini (gin) well chilled, up
2. Perfect manhattan, also well chilled, up
3. Old fashioned
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 12:13:51
I don't drink cocktails. I drink whiskey.
kland01s
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 13:20:22
Scotch on the rocks for me but in the summer sometimes I like vodka with lemon juice. Oh, and a shot of brandy now and then, it is winter you know.
pineyhill
Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 13:42:55
Southern Comfort Old Fashion (when my wife and I go out for dinner)
Four Roses Single barrel(when I'm at home and want to imbibe)
kland01s
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 14:16:08
pineyhill

Southern Comfort Old Fashion (when my wife and I go out for dinner)
Four Roses Single barrel(when I'm at home and want to imbibe)

My mom drank Four Roses 35 years ago, I didn't know it was still around!
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 14:26:13
When i did imbibe, my favorite was a Southern Comfort Old Fashioned sweet-but with olives instead of cherries.....
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 14:32:36
I generally drink bourbon neat. Lately I have been revolving between Maker's Mark, Knob Creek and Woodford Reserve just depending on what mood I'm in when browsing in the liquor store. Last trip I switched it up when I saw a bottle of Templeton Rye on the shelf. That rye is so smooth you forget you had two fingers worth and start reaching for the bottle again. Dangerous stuff.
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 16:31:47
I remember Four Roses.  I also remember Three Feathers.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 18:00:01
I guess I am the opposite of MH. I don't imbibe much 'straight'  hard booze anymore...but I do take it in as a vital part of a "sweet/sour" mixed drink. I joke about a Redneck Whiskey Sour (2 Parts Mountain Dew or frozen Lemonade concentrate to one part Bourbon).. in a large enough cup (32 oz minimum), and I am pretty well set for a ball game or a dinner table surrounded by Grandchildren..
No Gin, ever. Vodka in Bloody Mary's or lime (sort of a Gimlet), not much into Rum or other stuff... But Bourbon in the Lemon mix is at the top of my ist.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 18:34:50
Al, you sound like a good candidate for a Dickel Drop.  It's comprised of George Dickel and Sun Drop.  Only in Tennessee!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 18:37:23
Rocky Top Dickel Drop.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 18:42:47
I love a nice big pitcher of White Sangria.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/02 18:58:08
Poverty Pete

Al, you sound like a good candidate for a Dickel Drop.  It's comprised of George Dickel and Sun Drop.  Only in Tennessee!


I still have a George Dickel commemorative bottle (that once was full of very nice stuff) in the shape of a powder horn with leather accoutrements. Never had any Sun Drop.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/03 07:42:38
Yes, the powder horn!  It was produced in the late sixties and early seventies.  Dickel is made in Cascade Hollow, Tn.  Neither of the two large distilleries in Tennessee is locally owned any longer.  Jack Daniels is part of Brown Forman, and Dickel belongs to Diageo, the British giant.  Diageo also owns brands such as Smirnoff Jose Cuervo,Crown Royal,  Guinness and Ketel One. 
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/03 10:05:30
Michael Hoffman

I don't drink cocktails. I drink whiskey.


+1

This weekend I was enjoying Knob Creek small batch rye. Sounds like I need to get a bottle of Templeton next time.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/03 13:20:46
I do recall our walk-around at the Dickel Distillery a few years ago. It sort of spoils the image of the small country distilleries  when you are aware of them being owned by the "General Motors" of the Booze Business.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/03 15:38:20
I've been getting into Manhattans and Old Fashioned lately. Makes a nice start before the meal. Makes a nice ending too!
mar52
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/03 17:29:25
I've switched to Side Cars.
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/04 15:22:57
I like a glass of Tullamore Dew or Jamesons with a little water, or a good single malt scotch on the rocks or a little water (Macallan 12 is my favorite).
Cocktails, I like a good mojito or a Jim Beam and Vernor's with lemon.
I used to drink vodka and soda, but I got into some trouble with that so I generally stay away from it. I don't drink much liquor at all anymore, in fact. So it's a nice treat when I have a cocktail.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/04 16:43:52
I haven't had Tullamore Dew in more than 30 years. I used to love that stuff. Always neat with a little water on the side.
kland01s
Filet Mignon
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/04 17:06:49
We like a small shot of McClellands Single Malt Speyside now and then. Our general drink is Clan McGregor scotch on the rocks. Cheap stuff.
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/05 16:00:54
Michael Hoffman

I haven't had Tullamore Dew in more than 30 years. I used to love that stuff. Always neat with a little water on the side.

My favorite dessert after a good meal, a glass of Dew next to a pint of Guinness. I prefer it to Jamesons. I really like Tyrconnell more than the other two, but I haven't seen it anywhere around here.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/02/25 17:36:26
Try a Carte Blanche. Crown Royal, triple sec, 2 dashes of bitters, twist of orange peel. Stir
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/04/06 00:19:30
Good thread
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/04/06 12:10:14
Phildelmar

Good thread

LOL! I've had the same thing happen on a few threads...I like Vodka with Cran Rasberry Juice, don't know if it has a name!

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/04/06 20:13:00
Just Canadian and ice
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
HaydenFennell
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/04/09 09:31:49
Campari and gin is my current favorite.
 
1.5 oz. gin, 1 oz. Campari, stirred and served over ice.
 
I really like the Negroni a lot, too, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood for vermouth.
SodaDude
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/23 10:37:39
Just a good Scotch and soda on ice.
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/23 15:16:54
Fruit with extra cherries
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/23 15:29:10
I have changed.  Spiced rum and ice.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
mar52
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/23 17:27:07
Last night I thoroughly enjoyed a Pimm's Cup.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/23 17:46:18
A certain seigneur in Maryland recently introduced me to Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select, a drink so smooth a cue ball could roll 1,000 miles upon it with but a single little touch. And while a bit of this mellow masterpiece in a glass with but a single small ice cube is not a cocktail, it will do for me.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/23 22:41:09
Re spiced rum and ice, I find Cruzan 9 and Kraken really do a nice job, and they don't lower the proof, as so many do. I also add some soda. If Total Wine operates in your area,their house brands are good value. This is generally a summertime drink for me, in that my staple is scotch and soda or a vodka martini, stirred,not shaken. I am aware of recent controversies on forums, but, if one is in Newark, Delaware, one should try the upstairs bar at timothy's, and specify Scott. A superb host and mixologist.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/06/24 08:57:28
I have changed too. I've been dropping a tiny ice cube in my Bourbon. Learned that at Heaven Hill.
jerryfoster
Junior Burger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 07:21:08
My all time favorite cocktail is caprioska with brown sugar. Sometimes when I feel like giving a slight twist to my mood I do a lot of experiments with my drink. 
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 08:49:05
The problem is finding good Cachaca. It is not widely distributed in my area, so that when my uncle from Brazil was in, I had to hit five or so stores
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 09:36:06
Phildelmar

The problem is finding good Cachaca. It is not widely distributed in my area, so that when my uncle from Brazil was in, I had to hit five or so stores
I thought a caprioska was simply mulled lime wedges, brown sugar and vodka. Maybe you are thinking of a Caipirinha which is made with Cachaca. Anyway, my favorite cocktail is a Sazerac which must be consumed in the French Quarter.

brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 09:40:36
I have most recently discovered the joys of Laphroig Quarter Cask. We were at the Airport Hilton in Bristol and fortunately there was a Scotch tasting in the hotel pub so for 10 pounds we got to sample a variety of single malts. It was really difficult to name a favorite but I managed. 
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 09:52:27
Pancho, you are technically correct. But, my uncle requested cachaca, and, at 86....
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 09:53:02
Lately, a large tumbler of Tanqueray (or Bombay) and tonic over ice with a splash of Rose's sweetened lime juice. Very refreshing. 
 
I love a Mojito when dining al fresca on a warm, dry day.
 
A tumbler of 12 year old Macallan single malt Scotch with a splash of water. No ice. 
I wish I could afford the 18 year old (Macallan).
 
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 09:57:14
This has always been one of my most favorite threads on RF.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 10:07:11
Phildelmar

Pancho, you are technically correct. But, my uncle requested cachaca, and, at 86....
Understood! I'm happy you were able to find it. I've never had occasion to look for it here....hmmm, maybe a project for today. Also, as twinwillow mentioned, I love a good Mojito...Hemingway supposedly downed a few, but I have heard he was partial to Daiquiris.

Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 10:18:46
Phildelmar

Pancho, you are technically correct. But, my uncle requested cachaca, and, at 86....
After a little research....you might find this interesting.
http://host.madison.com/l...b50f-d3f7ad768a1a.html
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 11:45:26
Phildelmar

The problem is finding good Cachaca. It is not widely distributed in my area, so that when my uncle from Brazil was in, I had to hit five or so stores
I have a bottle of the kind with the red shrimp on the label.  I can only drink it mixed.  Are there better ones you can drink straight?
 
Seems a bit like rum agricole that even though I have (supposed) quality rums, I can only drink them mixed, say a Ti' Punch.

Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 13:04:29
eruby

Phildelmar

The problem is finding good Cachaca. It is not widely distributed in my area, so that when my uncle from Brazil was in, I had to hit five or so stores
I have a bottle of the kind with the red shrimp on the label.  I can only drink it mixed.  Are there better ones you can drink straight?

Seems a bit like rum agricole that even though I have (supposed) quality rums, I can only drink them mixed, say a Ti' Punch.
I think the "shrimp one" is Pitu which is cheap and horrible. Look for Leblon for cocktails and Germana for sipping. The one most used in Brazil and I don't think exported is Ypiola in either gold or silver.

Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 14:21:58
Pitu is indeed rough stuff. Have recently been drinking the following
2 oz dark rum
2 oz dry vermouth
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Stirred over ice
Waiting to name it
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 14:37:47
Phildelmar

Pitu is indeed rough stuff. Have recently been drinking the following
2 oz dark rum
2 oz dry vermouth
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Stirred over ice
Waiting to name it
I used to tend bar and that sounds very close to a Roosevelt cocktail...except you use OJ and a touch of good sugar. Also, shaken and served up. Very good.

Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 14:48:04
Close,I agree, but maybe just different enough?
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 15:11:47
Phildelmar

Close,I agree, but maybe just different enough?
For sure...yours sounds less sweet and more refreshing since on the rocks. Good idea...you ever have a Sazerac cocktail?

tsores
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 15:21:54
Vodka and tonic, heavy on the lime.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 15:47:13
Love a good sazerac trick is to find one. Many bars don't keep pernod around
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Favorite Cocktail 2013/08/19 16:11:05
Phildelmar

Love a good sazerac trick is to find one. Many bars don't keep pernod around
Yeah, much less Herbsaint. I've actually never had one outside of NOLA. There they simply coat the glass with Herbsaint and pour off the excess. Then it's just Peychoud's (sp) bitters, a touch of simple syrup, rye, ice and stir. Strain into a glass with a lemon twist. I guess long ago they used absinthe...is that now available or at least a "diluted" form?

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