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Old 07-19-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Wink What's your favourite cocktail?

I don't know that I can limit this to just one favourite. Yes, giving it further thought, I am quite convinced I cannot do it. Given that I am the author of this thread please permit me to indulge myself by listing all the current favourites. I must insist........

You, in turn, may do the same!

Cheers

Dark and Stormy - must be made with Gossling's Rum and ginger beer
Mojito - **** that mint always gets caught in the teeth!
Sazerac - yes, I have authentic absinthe for it!
Bourbon sidecar - reminds me of lemonade for sailors
Rob Roy - I'll only drink them between Thanksgiving and Easter (it's tradition)
Martini - always with a twist, and lately with blueberry stoli

Okay, your turn...

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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Gotta say Dark And Stormy, I am a Bermuda Native! I am glad to see someone else post it!

A close second:
Blood Oranage Cosmo.

Stoli(yet again)Oarange
Cointreu
Blood Oarange Juice
twist of lime juice
and a thin sliced wheel to float on top.

I also love a refreshing Gin and Tonic, with lots of lime, or a slice of watermelon.

Mojitos are a winner.

Pomagranet margaritas are to die for too.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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Vodka martinis
Gin and Tonic with Bombay Saphire (no lime)
Mojitos
just to name a few
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Bryan Brown ( oh wait, that was the movie.........)

Maker's Mark and water
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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Kaluha and cream.
Hot chocolate with kaluha or Bailys Irish cream
Peach or Strawberry Daiquiri
Tequila sunrises

I love sweet fruity girly drinks.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:10 PM   #6
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Oh boy........margaritas, daquiris and mud slides. I used to love Tequilla Sunrise, Tom Collins, Bluetail Fly but its been years since I had one of those.

Here's a good site: http://www.webtender.com/browse.html
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
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Havent had any of these in years, but I liked gin and tonic (with beefeaters gin) and a twist of lime, and also margaritas with salt on the rim and not frozen.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #8
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Malibu & Coke
Mojito
Fresh Lemonade with vanilla vodka
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:02 PM   #9
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You Mojito lovers: Have you had a Caipirinha?

Several years back (actually almost 15 years ago, I'm realizing) I spent a lot of time trying to find all the ingredients for a Pousse Café, two of the components of which are Yellow and Green Chartreuse. NONE of the local liquor stores carried it (Memphis, TN, USA). Now they all do... I believe it's because I asked for it so frequently. hah.

The reason for the search is a romantic one. My mother died when I was born, and I met my mother's sister for the first time when I was an adult; my older sister and I went together to New York to meet her. It was a great time, and one of the many stories she told us about our mother was that she always ordered that cocktail when they went out. I was determined to try it, and shocked to find that the Chartreuse wasn't easy to find when I got back home to Tennessee. It's a beautiful concoction, but hard to believe someone enjoys drinking them frequently!
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:21 PM   #10
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I clicked and clicked, but the Caipirinha wouldn't open for me.
So I googled it and here's what I got:


2 tsp superfine sugar
1 lime cut into small wedges
2 to 2 1/2 oz Cachaca (see below)

In a glass gently mash lime wedges. Add sugar and muddle until dissolved into lime juice. Add ice. Pour Cachaca, stir.

Submitted by Barry. Caipirinha translates to "peasant's drink." It is also refered to the cocktail that replaced the malaria shot.
Editor's note: Cachaca is a Brazilian cane sugar liquor that supposedly can be approximated by mixing equal parts silver tequila and light rum if not available.

and here's your special one:

1/6 oz grenadine1/6 oz yellow chartreuse
1/6 oz creme de yvette
1/6 oz green creme de menthe
1/6 oz green chartreuse
1/6 oz brandy


Layer ingredients carefully, in order given, into pousse cafe glass so each ingredient floats on the preceding one. Do not mix.

wow! I've never even heard of a couple of those ingreds!
Now I need to hunt these things down! To the bev-mo I go!
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