favorite mixed drink

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by banter_king » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:22 pm

my two go twos have been two shots of UJSM over some ice cubes, sometimes a splash of ginger ale or mint julip style, but currently i mixed some lighter flavored UJSM with some powdered lemon aid mix and it is pretty tasty. I can't quite understand why.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by DrMalt » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:26 pm

Caipiríssima
The original drink is Caipirinha and made with Cachaça (sugar cane juice rum) and is regarded as the National Brazilian drink. I make some decent white rum on a Boka column and I love to use it for Caipirissima's

Wash 1 lime and cut lengthwise into 4 slices.
Cut the center pith off each slice and discard, chop the 4 quarters into 8ths, drop them all into a collins glass.
Add 1 tsp of sugar.
Muddle with a barmans muddler, (a section of 1" maple dowel works well). Crush it up good to squeeze the lime oil out of the zest and the juice will disolve the sugar.
Fill glass to the top with crushed ice.
Add good white rum to fill, 2 to 3 oz., stir slightly.
Enjoy. Very citrusy and somewhat tart. If you don't like it so tart add more sugar. It's a little like Mojito without the mint, stronger with more lime.

One of the best aspects of this drink is when the glass is empty all the fruit has absorbed a lot of rum so I crush it a bit with the remaining ice to squeeze out some juice and rum then add Coke. Instant Cuba Libra for seconds!

I'm going to buy some Cachaça so I can experience the original drink.

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by BigPa » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:10 pm

I have grown very fond of sweetfeed whiskey and diet Mt. Dew...
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by MDH » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:34 pm

I like martinis. Can't get enough of them. Especially with a simple lumpfish caviar or oysters. My own variation stands as a favorite:

Gin (Mild, vapor infused e.g. bombay), 2 Measures
Gin (Strong like Tanqeray No. 10, heavy on juniper), 2 Measures
Vodka, Neutral as possible, 1 Measure
Vodka, Ginger infused, 1/2 Measure
Noily Prat, 1/2

Stir vigorously with crushed ice for seven seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass which has been sprayed with an orange twist. Garnish with a flat orange peel (No pith, ala vesper) and a bocconcini and rosemary stuffed ponentine.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by blind drunk » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:47 pm

I don't even like gin, but I'd have one of those ...
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by vetting » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:02 pm

milwaukee bulldog -
2 shots of vodka
2 shots of Kahlua (home made of course)
2 shots of cream
shake in a shaker with ice
pour into glass - top with a splash of coca cola

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by johnny108 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:52 am

4 Horsemen...
1 part Goldschlager
1 part Jaegermeister
1 part 151 rum
1 part Rumple Minze
(I use my own cinnamon, and peppermint-flavored vodkas, and my own rum, as well- but the Jaegermeister is pretty cheap locally, and VERY hard to copy)
Pour over the back of a spoon, to layer each ingredient- Rumple minze is on the bottom of the glass as a "palate cleanser".

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by seaguy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:36 am

I have an orange tree and a tangerine tree so about this time of year they are picked and juiced. My #1 fav is a 12oz insulated glass ( holds the cold) of Tangerine juice with a shot of XXX Birdwatcher's. When the T juice is gone I start on the OJ but there is usually so much of it that I have to freeze a few gallons.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by blanikdog » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:54 pm

G & T. My gin of course. :)
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by OlympicMtDoo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:38 pm

The cold weather here in the PNW has served to spawn a new mixed drink for me, a little ice 1 part from jar #3 and 1 part from jar #4 (Birdwatchers recipe) and down the hatch. Opens your eyes, clears your nose and kills worms. WOW :thumbup:
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by Prole » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:28 pm

Horsethief:

Ounce and a half Gin
Half ounce dry Vermouth
Third of an ounce Absinthe ( an nice verte -- in my case house brand)

On the rocks -- shaken, not stirred.

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by GuyFawkes » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:25 pm

My favorite summer drink is a hard fruit tea.

Take a glass of strong neutral (I use 150 proof), mix with lemonade, pineapple juice, and any other fruit juices you'd like to include (I usually just use lemonade) until it's diluted to about 90 proof. Add some frozen berries and some tea bags in a glass pitcher with plastic wrap on top, let it sit in the sun for about 8 hours and bring it inside and refrigerate. I then blend it with ice and garnish with a lemon. Add sugar as necessary, but I prefer to add more lemonade.

Also goes great with light rums and grenadine to add some flair.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by midcarolina » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:50 pm

Bourbon or whiskey with Mountain dew and ice...........
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by seaguy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:53 am

So far I like my Birdwatcher's spirits in Welches White Grape Juice. Pretty tasty and easy quick.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by SHINER26 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:19 am

well i just did a run of sugar wash so i figured id try that. since it dont have much flavor i just add more. 2 or 3 shots of 90 proof in a glass of pepsi. that has to be my favorite.

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by heartcut » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:47 pm

My rum and air, in a snifter.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by Coyote » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:51 pm

Good Whiskey and Clear Ice
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by Wharf_Ratt » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:59 pm

Dark rum on ice, or dark rum and seven.
dark rum and dr pepper is also a good drop for me.

I usually buy Blask seal, Cruzan gold or Screech

A decent rye whiskey on ice helps at times.
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by MICKoWAR » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:08 pm

One for me... get a green coconut, chop a hole in the top... put desired amount of white rum in it and squeeze a lime in behind it.... heavenly!

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by LWTCS » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:17 pm

Hmm. Coco Loco
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by Prairiepiss » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:22 pm

I've had a fresh coconut with the top chopped off and rum added. While I was in Mombasa Kenya. For someone that hates coconut. I found it very refreshing. :thumbup:

Thanks now I want one. And I ain't nowhere near a coconut palm. :evil:
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by toe cutter » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:23 pm

UJSM and Redbull....
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by MitchyBourbon » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:11 pm

In a 16 oz. glass
Fill glass with ice
One shot MitchyRye
Two shots MitchyBourbon
Fill remainder of glass with Home made ginger ale.
Stir
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by rgarry » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:36 am

I don't think I will add very much but I like UJSSM neat, oaked and on the rocks. Recently, made some apple pie that was great but I rather have it straight.

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by WV Shine » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:51 am

Dark rum and ginger beer - Dark and Stormy... great drink :) I think Black Seal is the traditional choice...

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by blind drunk » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:11 pm

WV Shine wrote:Dark rum and ginger beer - Dark and Stormy... great drink :) I think Black Seal is the traditional choice...
I've had that drink and I liked it alot. What ration of rum to beer do you like?
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by WV Shine » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:43 am

General way I make drinks is to throw in some rocks and fill it up with rum (or whatever) till the ice starts to float a bit, then top off with ginger (or whatever)... I'd say that works out to about 1 part rum 2 parts beer for that drink?

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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by Frosteecat » Tue May 15, 2012 11:41 am

I go through phases. Have a cupboard full of stuff but have been leaning heavily on gimlets lately. A real gimlet is simply 1/2 Roses Lime to 1/2 Gin (or Vodka). But a corn or feed liquor works really well too!
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by GuyFawkes » Mon May 21, 2012 9:19 pm

I've been real into chasers lately, to be honest. Side-by-side a glass of fine liquor and a glass of wine or fruit juice (a good vodka and a strawberry lemonade...mmmm) go together perfectly, and you can change the strength of the drink with every sip. A small sip of liquor and a gulp of juice or vice versa. I feel like it goes down a little smoother while being stronger too.

Maybe it's just me though
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Re: favorite mixed drink

Post by lukestillwalker » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:49 pm

knob creek old fashioned. real simple.
one sugar cube, half a shot of water, two dashes bitters, muddle till the sugar dissolves. put into a shaker with a crap ton of ice. one full shot of burbon.

shake like hell till it's crazy cold. pour in a chilled glass with three big huge ice cubes. zest some orange peel into it, drop in the thin peel, stir and enjoy!
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