favorite mixed drink

What do you drink, and how do you drink it?

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favorite mixed drink

Post by possum » Thu May 18, 2006 9:21 pm

Although most good hootch can be drunk straight or with an ice cube, what is your favorite mixed drink that uses your homade stuff as the main alcohol component ?

For my rum, I like medium to dark rum and coca-cola and a little piece of lime and crushed ice.

I like the red raspberry(wineberry) panty dropper with tonic.

For my apple wood whiskey, I like black cherry soda and ice.

Pina Cloada with rum, (Goya) pinapple juice,and a little(Goya)cream of cocunut, shake.

For my all tails, grain based whiskey (consumed white) I like a bit of sprite or other lemon lime, and ice. Its a touch oily, but in a goood way. Has a very distinctive odor.

What do you like ?
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by Big J » Fri May 19, 2006 12:12 am

possum wrote:For my rum, I like medium to dark rum and coca-cola and a little piece of lime and crushed ice.
That would be a 'Cuba Libre' and that's my favorite too.

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Post by Aidas » Fri May 19, 2006 2:06 am

Though I usually drink my stuff (oak-aged fruit brandies) neat, or on the rocks, I find that ginger ale is perfect with just about everything I make. It doesn't add so much sugar and doesn't mask the flavor of the good stuff. I'd say it complements the distillate, rather than masking it.

I've also taken to using a dilluted fruit juice (made from the same fruit as the distillate) for a splash. The first swallow is perfect, with the taste of the distillate highlighted by the same fruit coming through in the dilluted juice. However, the second cocktail isn't all that different from something made with storebought.


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Post by pothead » Fri May 19, 2006 6:01 am

I like my rums with vanilla coke.
I like everything else on rocks, or chased with a similar flavored juice.
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Post by Bujapat » Fri May 19, 2006 8:11 am

I like (and so does my wife!) my corn whiskey with coca-cola. I also like it pure, in a balloon glass to have a maximum of smell...

One of my favourites is Vodka - Tomato juice (bloody Mary), with a bit of tabasco or home made hot pepper liquor!
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Post by Thorin » Fri May 19, 2006 1:00 pm

i almost allways drink "teknikt", a drink made out of tea and spirits.

the name means something like tea-knight. not sure why the knight, but it may have something to do with the spirits?

this is how i mix:

1/2 cup of well sugared tea (well = about 3 tablespoons)
fill the rest up with spirits (37,5% / 40% in my case)

adjust the recipe after taste....

the best teas to use: (all from twinnings, if possible)
- four red fruits
- earl grey
- lady grey (some citrus fruits in this one)
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Post by theholymackerel » Fri May 19, 2006 3:16 pm

My white rum makes a awsome mojito.

Mojito: Tall glass. Crush two or three fresh mint leaves and put in bottom of the glass. Fill glass with crushed ice. Top ice with two spoonfulls of sugar. Add three or four ounces of white rum then squeeze a quarter of a lime into the glass and drop in the squeezed rind. Top off glass with good tasting drinkin' water. Stir.


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Post by lawnman » Sat May 20, 2006 9:17 pm

i like my scotches with dry-ginger ale and ice

my rums and bourbons with pepsi-max

and vodka with red creaming soda,or orange juice.

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Post by hillbilly_john » Mon May 22, 2006 6:54 am

While I still haven't run anything other than water thru my newly created still ( too busy with work and such) I'm planning on making good dark Whiskey..my favorite and some good clean Vodka. About the only 2 boozes I drink. Mostly I go on the rocks straight. But my favorite drink which I hadn't tried for a while is a Smoky Martini. I conjured one up this weekend after getting ahold of some really old Henry McKenna that was darker than coffee and tasty as all getout.

A Smoky Martini is just Vodka on the rocks and a nice swirl of good dark smoky Whiskey or Scotch. MMMmmmmmmm Oooooweee - dey wondermous I ga-run-tee! DON'T use flavored vodka and don't add fruit or vermouth.

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Post by junkyard dawg » Mon May 22, 2006 7:15 am

This state grows a lot of oranges and grapefruit. This is what my wife and I make sometimes when the fruit is good and cheep...

Juice 2 rio red grapefruit, 5 oranges, 3 limes, and a couple tablespoons local honey. put it in a blender about half filled with crushed ice... blend it smooth, add vodka.. or tequila....nice when the weather gets hot.

I drink my whiskey straight or a little ice...

love mojitos...

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Post by ainzy » Mon May 22, 2006 6:40 pm

always a goer dark jamacian rum and Pepsi Max or scotch and soda water really accents the flavour and also cause your drinking water no hangover, both with a good bit of ice
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Post by Don Ventura » Tue May 23, 2006 12:02 am

Hendricks and Tonic - Good ole G&T baby... oh wait I gotta buy that..

Well then my own Bombay, Saphire recipe and Tonic with a hit of Lime.
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Post by Hootch » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:26 pm

I'm sipping tonight on Corn Whiskey (Uncle Jesse's Sour Mash-5 23L washes distilled (pot still) and collected. Ran through still 2nd time. Just finished it today.) mixed with Sprite. This stuff is FAN-TAS-TIC!!!. Really great flavor.

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Post by DBM » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:16 pm

I make corn whiskey, age it in oak barrels. My favorite drink is to take two shot glasses, fill one with whiskey the other with rootbeer. Then drink the shot of whiskey, savor the taste, then drink the rootbeer. If rootbeer is not available reglar beer will work just as good.

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Post by TRANSPLANTED HILLBILLY » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:58 pm

if ya use real lemon to lower your ph, follow the recipe on the back for your white lightnin. makes a damn fine hot weather adult beverage! :D

let the lemonaide set for a few hours after you make it for the best flavor.
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Post by edenlouise » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:01 am

Well we have a fridge keg system for our beer. So, we put a second keg in with a T piece and put a carbonated water in too. Now whenever we want mixers, we can make al sorts of weird and wonderful concoctions eg cranberry juice, lime and soda water with my rum, or a tonic water with the Gin.

We keep a range of juices and syrups in the door of the fridge and people (the kids) can mix and make what they want.

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Post by absinthe » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:43 am

my fav would have to be "Grog" (and yes if you live in Oz this means anything with alcohol in it). its ether dark navy rum and water (the traditional way) or navy rum, water, lemon, and sugar. i drink just the rum and water (although i use soda) with ice. LOVE IT :D
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Post by lawnman » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:50 am

my mates brother introduced me to vodka and dequlia with dry ginger ale.
im really enjoing this but WOW gives you a real kick in the pants after a few.
but a real refreshing drink.

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Post by canadianmoonshiner » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:49 am

Corona, malibu & lime. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good.
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Post by bushido » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:56 pm

here's a very nice drink I made for the ladies while watching the UFC saturday.
2 oz ameretto
2 oz brandy
2 scoops chocolate ice cream
top with squirt of whipped cream

Lots of compliments on this one!

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Post by pintoshine » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:14 pm

When I visited Celebration Distillation last week I had a drink they called a Gingeroo. It was made with fresh squeezed ginger root juice, simple syrup, carbonated water Old New Orleans Crystal Rum and topped with cranberry juice. I don't know the portions but it was a real chugger for a girly drink. I loved it.

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Post by bronzdragon » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:23 pm

I like dark rum with a couple splashes of cranberry juice.

I like bourbon with some sour mix or lemonade.


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Post by swornallegiance » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:03 pm

I prefer what I call SunShine. You make it just like sun brewed ice tea. You simply sub the water with 80 proof and drink on ice.

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Post by Rummeriffic » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:37 pm

I like the rum I've been making with a splash of Pepsi just fine. My all time favorite drink would have to be Havana Club Anjeo Reserva (the 5 year old) with pepsi, but in Chilean fashion....... pour a glass full of rum with about 3 ice cubes and serve with a bottle of Coke-a-Cola. Man I miss Santiago!
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Post by bourbonbob » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:18 am

I've developed a fondness for UJSM and coke.
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Post by Rudi » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:33 am

yeah the cheese and kisses loves UJSM and coke I prefer it on the rocks
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Post by grainhopper » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:46 pm

UJSM and sprite is my favorite right now.
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Post by mtnwalker2 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:21 pm

I prefer all my drinks "neat" no ice, water, or mixers. Brandies, single malts, Irish other whiskeys. No ice, splash of water sometimes.

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Post by Uncle Jesse » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:37 pm

I like my whiskeys neat or with a splash of water to open them up. But I also love the UJSM with sprite or coke, and also love my wife's Irish Coffees made with UJSM.
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Post by Rudi » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:28 pm

Uncle Jesse wrote:love my wife's Irish Coffees made with UJSM.
That is a fine idea Im draggin my butt outta this chair and making one right now 8)
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