how do u make your drink

JacksonCognac

Evolving Lead Gorilla
I've been big on Gin and Tonics lately because they are low in sugar and hard to screw up. Whiskey on the rocks is nice when I have the $$ for some decent whiskey. There are some cool cocktails in here.
 

Ski1215

Gorilla
One of my favorites is the rum I posted before, Cuca Fresca. The drink is called a Caprihana. The recipe calls for one whole lime, but it depends how much you make.

Take one lime, or whatever you prefer, and cut it into wedges. Drop into a glass.

Add two teaspoons of sugar

Handful of ice cubes. Pour rum over it. Drink, enjoy.
 

JacksonCognac

Evolving Lead Gorilla
One of my favorites is the rum I posted before, Cuca Fresca. The drink is called a Caprihana. The recipe calls for one whole lime, but it depends how much you make.

Take one lime, or whatever you prefer, and cut it into wedges. Drop into a glass.

Add two teaspoons of sugar

Handful of ice cubes. Pour rum over it. Drink, enjoy.

Now that sounds like something I could get into - does this call for a silver rum or a spiced rum or what?
 
I'll drink nearly anything but preferably one of these three:

1. rocks glass, 3 ice cubes, fill 1/2 to 3/4 of the glass with Pusser's Rum

2. rocks glass, 3 ice cubes, fill 1/2 to 3/4 of the glass with Maker's Mark

3. a 'Perfect Margarita'
1 1/2 oz good anejo tequila
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon confectioner's (powdered) sugar (up to 1 teaspoon, depending on the strength of the lime juice)
Combine all the ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake very well, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. :tu YUM!

Damn, I love that margarita recipe. Maybe I'll make some this weekend. Any suggestions for a good cigar pairing with a margarita like that?
 

Darrell

C is for cookie
The Mai Tai

The original, invented by Trader Vic Bergeron.

Story goes that he was experimenting behind his bar, slid a couple of these across to two friends from Tahiti and asked them what they thought. Carrie lifted her glass and said, "Mai tai roa ae! Out of this world -- the best!"

1.5 ounces fresh lime juice

.5 ounce curacao (I only use Cointreau)

.25 ounce orgeat syrup

.25 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce aged Jamaican rum (most folks used Appleton Aged or Extra Old)

1 ounce Martinique rum (St. James, black label)

Shake these ingredients and pour into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a spent lime shell and a mint sprig. A cherry/pineapple chunk toothpick and an umbrella won't hurt either -- and a short straw.

The mint sprig represents a palm tree -- the lime shell, an island. Welcome to Paradise!
 

hardcz

Lowland Gorilla
White Russian

- cup full of ice
- equal parts vodka and coffee liquer (can add less vodka to taste)
- add half and half, or milk to taste, can be a splash, can be 1/5 amount of liquid


Bourbon and Gingerale

- cup of ice
- 2/5 tasty bourbon
- 3/5 gingerale
 

Cigar Lover 101

ChestBeater
Just recently I've started to drink this:

12 Year Old Canadian Club with San Benedito Carbonated water.

I find the 12 year old has an excellent mellow, vanilla woodsy kinda of flavor.

I picked San Benedito based on the famous NY drink, the Egg Cream. I have found that San Benedito is the only carbonated water that I can find that contains zero sodium, which is good.

Pour 2 oz's of 12 year C.C. in a rock glass. Pour a few drops of the well chilled carbonated water and you have the drink.

I don't suggest adding ice as I find the ice melts too fast and makes it more watered down. Again, you only want to add a few drops of the carbonated water.
 

Darrell

C is for cookie
White Russian

- cup full of ice
- equal parts vodka and coffee liquer (can add less vodka to taste)
- add half and half, or milk to taste, can be a splash, can be 1/5 amount of liquid
Mmmm, I'm going to make one right now. :tu
 

ambientboy

...from the internet.
Dark and Stormy:

16oz cup 1/2 full of ice.

2.5oz dark rum (or for extra smoothness a nice aged rum)

drop in a lime wedge

fill to the top with GINGER BEER

top off with a splash of silver tequila


Rolls Royce:

2.5oz Gin (I say Tanqueray)
1/4oz sweet vermouth
1/4oz dry vermouth
splash of Benedictine

(shake contents in any order in mixer, serve on the rocks, no garnish)
 

PinkPistol86

Young Ape
I came up with an interesting recipie for Gin. I use 2 shots of gin (3 if I'm in need of a good buzz), 2 shots of triple sec, and fill the rest of a shaker with cranberry juice. Shake and pour into a tall glass and you should have enough for another small glass. It tastes like cranberry with a little citrus taste.
 

mugwump

Gorilla
Dark and Stormy:

16oz cup 1/2 full of ice.

2.5oz dark rum (or for extra smoothness a nice aged rum)

drop in a lime wedge

fill to the top with GINGER BEER

top off with a splash of silver tequila
:tu

Lots of Dark & Stormy fans here! That ginger beer provides quite the kick!
 

dhaus

Maturing Primate
Rob Roy:

3 shots bar scotch. Dewars is ok. Dewars 12 worked really well.
1 shot sweet vermouth.

First add cherry, then ice, then vermouth, then scotch. Stir.

Some lay a splash of bitters over. Never tried that.

Two are sufficient.
 

kayaker

Come get some!!!
My Godfather:

2oz Glenfiddich
1oz Disaronno
2-3 cubes ice
all in a rocks glass

This gets real nice after a minute of 2 when the boozes marries a bit more and some of the ice melts.

The Amaretto and scotch balance each other out for an interesting drink.
 

jcarlton

Just a Pisser
Blender
Cocktail Glass
Ice
Stranahans Colorado Whiskey
Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Pineapple
Yogurt



Add Yogurt and fresh fruit to a blender. Blend and reserve in the freezer. Add ice and Stranahans to the cocktail glass, drink and repeat. Pull the yogurt fruit mix out of the freezer and hold the container against your head the next morning to help with the hangover. :al
 

designwise1

Single Malt Newbie
Gin Martini (the only kind)--
Plymouth or Boodles gin (5 parts)
Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth (1 part)
dash of orange bitters
Shake the sh*t out of it (over ice) til it's freakin' COLD
strain into a martini glass with two olives
drink quickly (while it's cold)
repeat...


Scotch--
pour an ounce or two into a tulip or brandy glass
add just a splash of water
take your time...
 

primitive

Young Chimp
Perfect Rye Manhattan

Heavy Double Old-Fashioned Glass
Three Ice Cubes
Three Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Approx one teaspoon of Dry Vermouth
Approx one teaspoon of Sweet Vermouth
One and a Half Ounces of Rye Whiskey (Sazerac or Wild Turkey is my choice. If I'm feeling particularly hedonistic, I use some 23 yo Black Maple Hill)

Sometimes I mix this in a shaker, but usually just serve it on ice. In either case, serve with a cherry.
zonedar wins! The Manhattan is the ultimate drink.
 

CEC_Tech

The local Siglo II whore
Whiskey or Bourbon on the rocks. n'uff said.

Tequila, chilled in a freezer for about 5 hours. Patron or El Mayor.
1 shot glass
1 shake of salt
1 small slice of lemon

Drink.
 
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