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mayor al

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RE: Favorite Cocktail Tue, 08/20/13 10:23 AM (permalink)
I have simple tastes.... A tall Whiskey Sour is my drink of choice...preferably in a large soft-drink cup (Think Slurpee)
Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace Bourbon mixed one to two with frozen lemonade concentrate (lemonade mixed 1 to 1 with water prior to adding the Bourbon)  over ice.
I am describing a beverage for an evening at home...Obviously the traditional Sour served 'out' would be a bit more conservative. 
<message edited by mayor al on Tue, 08/20/13 10:32 AM>
 
    Sundancer7

    RE: Favorite Cocktail Tue, 08/20/13 12:48 PM (permalink)
    My drink of choice is even more simpler than the Mayor's.  Canadian and ice.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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      RE: Favorite Cocktail Tue, 08/20/13 1:16 PM (permalink)
      The "Surely" Temple:
       
      Fill one highball glass with ice (hollow centered cubes, you don't want to water this down).
      Add 2 shots of Jack Daniels.
      Add 1 shot of maraschino cherry juice
      Fill remainder with 7-up.
       
      Created this little beauty when I was allowed access to the liquor at a restaurant I waitressed at in high school. 
       
        eruby

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        RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 08/21/13 10:08 AM (permalink)
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        The "Surely" Temple:

        Fill one highball glass with ice (hollow centered cubes, you don't want to water this down).
        Add 2 shots of Jack Daniels.
        Add 1 shot of maraschino cherry juice
        Fill remainder with 7-up.

        Created this little beauty when I was allowed access to the liquor at a restaurant I waitressed at in high school. 
        Is that 'surely' as in in confident, or 'surly' as in sour and glum?
         
        Wasn't sure if it was a typo.

         
          Phildelmar

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          RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 08/21/13 11:44 AM (permalink)
          Now that I hear that my concoction is different enough from the Roosevelt to stand on it's own, I've decided to name it the Faith, after my favorite bartender
           
            peterscoth

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            RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 10:55 AM (permalink)
            Hi..
             
            One of my favorite recipe is Whisky Sour Classic. Here is the recipe for it.

            Ingredients [ oz | cl ]

            2 oz Whisky
            1 oz Lemon Juice
            1 oz Simple Syrup
            1 Egg White
            Method: Prepare in shaker
            Glass: Old-Fashioned
            Recipe:
            Put ingredients in a shaker along with 4-6 ice cubes.
            Shake well.
            Pour in a cocktail glass, or an old-fashioned glass over 2-3 ice cubes.
            Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.
            For more recipes www.greatmixeddrinks.com
             
              Davebassman

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              RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 11:42 AM (permalink)
              My favorite is a Manhattan. I use bourbon instead of rye or Canadian. I find it difficult to get a good Manhattan at a restaurant/bar these days.
               
                Phildelmar

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                RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 12:32 PM (permalink)
                I tried and my local didn't have bitters
                 
                  fishtaco

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                  RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 4:03 PM (permalink)
                  Davebassman


                  My favorite is a Manhattan. I use bourbon instead of rye or Canadian. I find it difficult to get a good Manhattan at a restaurant/bar these days.

                   
                  Dave, on reason is, that good bartenders are far and few between these days. Most are young kids who give a rat's butt. All the care about is flipping glasses and seeing how "cool" they can be behind the  bar. My suggestion is, go to either a nice hotel bar or a old  neighborhood bar, where the bartender has been behind that bar for about 20 years or more!

                   
                    kaszeta

                    RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 4:08 PM (permalink)
                    Phildelmar

                    I tried and my local didn't have bitters

                     
                    Probably because my friend Warren has the national reserve of them.  From an event a week ago:
                     

                     
                      Phildelmar

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                      RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 4:19 PM (permalink)
                      Wow!
                       
                        waltpiii

                        RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 4:45 PM (permalink)
                        My favorite is Jamison"s over ice.
                         
                        but I also enjoy a good Margarita.
                         
                        Walt
                         
                          Davydd

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                          RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 10:35 PM (permalink)
                          Old thread and I believe I responded a couple of times but realized I was speaking of drinking whiskey of bourbon or rye pretty much straight. But if it is a cocktail you want I guess I have partaken on occasion. That would be a Manhattan with bourbon, ice, the bitters and cherry and allowing an open bottle of vermouth in the room. OK, OK, it is usually when my sisters-in-law are guests and they like to have a Manhattan at 5 o'clock to celebrate their father's tradition. They mix half and half. My eldest sister-in-law always insists on making them. I do allow her to put a drop of vermouth in mine.
                           
                            MellowRoast

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                            RE: Favorite Cocktail Mon, 01/27/14 11:12 PM (permalink)
                            Fruit cocktail.
                            <message edited by MellowRoast on Mon, 02/3/14 2:16 PM>
                             
                              brisketboy

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                              RE: Favorite Cocktail Tue, 01/28/14 8:33 AM (permalink)
                              Pessimist: the tomato juice in that glass is half empty.
                              Optimist: the tomato juice in that glass is half full.
                              Me: Yay.. there's room for more vodka.
                               

                               
                                FriedClamFanatic

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                                RE: Favorite Cocktail Tue, 01/28/14 12:52 PM (permalink)
                                Not sure if I posted this before...maybe in another thread.........but my new semi Frou-Frou drink (if you add an umbrella and Fruit) is what I call an "Island Insanity"
                                 
                                Equal parts of Dark spiced Rum, Coke, Pineapple juice..dash of bitters and a pinch of nutmeg
                                 
                                Or.for when we lived in the UK and introduced half the neighborhood to Cranberry Juice........A "Cape Cod Mimosa":
                                 
                                Equal parts, Cranberry juice and really Cheap Champagne
                                Triple Sec to desired level ( about 10%).or Cointreau if you are feeling flush.
                                 
                                Served with frozen Cranberries in the glass
                                 
                                  cavandre

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                                  RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 6:30 AM (permalink)
                                  FriedClamFanatic


                                  Not sure if I posted this before...maybe in another thread.........but my new semi Frou-Frou drink (if you add an umbrella and Fruit) is what I call an "Island Insanity"

                                  Equal parts of Dark spiced Rum, Coke, Pineapple juice..dash of bitters and a pinch of nutmeg

                                  Or.for when we lived in the UK and introduced half the neighborhood to Cranberry Juice........A "Cape Cod Mimosa":

                                  Equal parts, Cranberry juice and really Cheap Champagne
                                  Triple Sec to desired level ( about 10%).or Cointreau if you are feeling flush.

                                  Served with frozen Cranberries in the glass

                                  If you're feeling really flush, replace the triple sec with Chamborg!

                                   
                                    Sonny Funzio

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                                    RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 11:03 AM (permalink)
                                    right now, the ...
                                     
                                    POLAR VORTEX
                                    Cream
                                    and equal measures of ...
                                    Frangelico
                                    Rumple Minze 100 proof
                                    Stawski Spirytus 192 or Balkan 176   (or Everclear if those are unavailable)

                                    All *alcohol* ingredients are combined freezer-cold ... then served in a snifter BUT with the (refrigerator temp) cream carefully floated as a 1/3"inch layer on top (using a spoon to dribble it in, down the side of the snifter) ... the cream is the "layer of snow" on top.

                                    OR the drink can be served with the alcohol ingredients freezer-cold then mixed with the cream and poured over crushed ice.
                                    <message edited by Sonny Funzio on Wed, 01/29/14 1:43 PM>
                                     
                                      Pancho

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                                      RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 2:57 PM (permalink)
                                      Sonny Funzio


                                      right now, the ...

                                      POLAR VORTEX
                                      Cream
                                      and equal measures of ...
                                      Frangelico
                                      Rumple Minze 100 proof
                                      Stawski Spirytus 192 or Balkan 176   (or Everclear if those are unavailable)

                                      All *alcohol* ingredients are combined freezer-cold ... then served in a snifter BUT with the (refrigerator temp) cream carefully floated as a 1/3"inch layer on top (using a spoon to dribble it in, down the side of the snifter) ... the cream is the "layer of snow" on top.

                                      OR the drink can be served with the alcohol ingredients freezer-cold then mixed with the cream and poured over crushed ice.
                                      Wow...that sounds devastating. Definitely a dessert drink and/or anesthetic. Before dinner I think my head would fall into my plate of spaghetti.

                                       
                                        johnlockedema

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                                        RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 4:44 PM (permalink)
                                        Usually it's a Negroni up in the winter and a Bombay, tonic, and lime in the summer.
                                         
                                        Lately it's been a good tequila, ginger beer, and lime and it's bridged the seasons.
                                         
                                          mr. sausage

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                                          RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 5:05 PM (permalink)
                                          Of course you realize, Davydd, that's not a manhattan you're drinking. First of all, start with a rye, Rittenhouse, works well. Bourbon is usually too sweet to add sweet vermouth to. You want the hard, spicy backbone of rye as the base. You mentioned bitters. Of course, they are a must. Forget your cherry. Most importantly, use a good quality vermouth and refrigerate the unused portion. Use it within a month.
                                          The Cocchi Torino is excellent.
                                          People that think they don't like vermouth are usually only familiar with cheap, extremely stale exam
                                           
                                            mr. sausage

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                                            RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 5:08 PM (permalink)
                                            Exuse me. Smart phone thumb flub.
                                            Examples of vermouth.

                                            The same way people consider chilled vodka with an olive a "martini". Please, drink what you like but don't call it something it isn't.

                                             
                                              Phildelmar

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                                              RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 5:13 PM (permalink)
                                              I agree with your point on rye
                                               
                                                johnlockedema

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                                                RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                                And Rittenhouse, though it can be hard to source, isn't too expensive.
                                                 
                                                  Pancho

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                                                  RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 9:04 PM (permalink)
                                                  I prefer Templeton, but probably because I have a free connection. It's almost too good to mix, though.
                                                   
                                                    mr. sausage

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                                                    RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 10:27 PM (permalink)
                                                    LDI out of Indiana makes a lot of rye. Many different outfits, posing as distilleries, sell the LDI juice. If you have a connection, Pancho, you probably already know this.
                                                    While I find the 95% rye mash bill compelling, I can't imagine paying full price for Templeton. They are selling a story as much as they are a whiskey. I'm sure they're nice folks. I just wonder if they have any interest in producing their own whiskey.

                                                    When procuring straight rye proves difficult, one can always resort to using a high rye bourbon like Bulleit or Old Grandad BiB. The 114 Grandad, paired with Carpano Antica, will produce a Manhattan that demands serious attention.

                                                     
                                                      Davydd

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                                                      RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 11:12 PM (permalink)
                                                      Pancho


                                                      I prefer Templeton, but probably because I have a free connection. It's almost too good to mix, though.

                                                      I agree, you would not be appreciating this fine rye diluting it.
                                                       
                                                        Davydd

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                                                        RE: Favorite Cocktail Wed, 01/29/14 11:17 PM (permalink)
                                                        mr. sausage


                                                        Of course you realize, Davydd, that's not a manhattan you're drinking. First of all, start with a rye, Rittenhouse, works well. Bourbon is usually too sweet to add sweet vermouth to. You want the hard, spicy backbone of rye as the base. You mentioned bitters. Of course, they are a must. Forget your cherry. Most importantly, use a good quality vermouth and refrigerate the unused portion. Use it within a month.
                                                        The Cocchi Torino is excellent.
                                                        People that think they don't like vermouth are usually only familiar with cheap, extremely stale exam

                                                        I was just drinking what my wife and her sisters volunteered to make at 5 PM when they got together. They used Windsor Canadian most times but I let them use my bourbon for MY drink. Normally I only drink bourbon straight or with a small ice cube, very small. Usually one of those little wedge shaped ones that come from a refrigerator ice maker.
                                                         
                                                          Pancho

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                                                          RE: Favorite Cocktail Thu, 01/30/14 7:18 AM (permalink)
                                                          mr. sausage


                                                          LDI out of Indiana makes a lot of rye. Many different outfits, posing as distilleries, sell the LDI juice. If you have a connection, Pancho, you probably already know this.
                                                          While I find the 95% rye mash bill compelling, I can't imagine paying full price for Templeton. They are selling a story as much as they are a whiskey. I'm sure they're nice folks. I just wonder if they have any interest in producing their own whiskey.

                                                          When procuring straight rye proves difficult, one can always resort to using a high rye bourbon like Bulleit or Old Grandad BiB. The 114 Grandad, paired with Carpano Antica, will produce a Manhattan that demands serious attention.
                                                          Right you are, sir. Made in Lawrenceburg...I met the Templeton boys at a "distillers convention" in Madison, WI. I was a concierge at the hotel where it was held and became good friends with Scott and Keith. They send me an occasional bottle and stay in touch. Lets just say I did them a small favor. That being said, there is no way I would pay close to $50 a bottle. If it can be had this is my favorite rye.
                                                          http://www.canadianwhisky...-years-40-alc-vol.html
                                                           
                                                           
                                                            Phildelmar

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                                                            RE: Favorite Cocktail Thu, 01/30/14 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                                            Have had Alberta Springs and agree. Trouble is, it's tough to find
                                                             
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