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  • What’s your favorite cocktail recipe?
  • faerie
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    It started with an Old Fashioned, sugar, bitters and rye whiskey. Then the Sazerac where you rinse the glass with absinthe first, before adding the sugar, bitters and rye whiskey; according to the song it’s “better than tequila and smoother than cr***”
    I’ve managed to build up a collection of cognac, gin, rum and whisky as bases and would like to get mixers so that I can make cocktails. What would you recommend and which cocktail would you use it in?

    Premier Icon timmys
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    My revelation this year has been buying bottled syrup to have on hand so it’s there when you need it. eg.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FN8JQA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Gimlet for me please.

    Premier Icon mrwhyte
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    Used some dark rum in the cranberry sauce so had to Google a rum recipe.

    Luckily the recipe we used was delicious. A spoonful of marmalade, slice of mandarin and some juice, one star anise. Shake together then add tonic.

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    Old Fashioned for me too.

    ton
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    mojito for me

    bensales
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    Caipirinha (given Cachaça is basically sugarcane rum, you might be able to get away with a light rum instead) Drank gallons of the stuff working in São Paulo. One of the very few things I miss now I’ve stopped drinking.

    Premier Icon pyranha
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    Key Lime Pie Martini – we were first offered these in a bar in Key West, and can make a decent facsimile at home.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Got to be an espresso martini for me.

    monkfish
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    I like an old fashioned as it’s easy to make.

    However I prefer a penicillin or whiskey smash.

    For a gin based cocktail an aviation and I do like a margarita

    Premier Icon lunge
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    The Negroni Has been my go to this year, equal measures of gin, sweet vermouth (ideally not Martini) and Campari. Very sippable indeed.

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    I’ve tried water in my whisky 🥃 a couple times (but I prefer it neat…) 😜

    Gimlet,use Roses lime cordial and a good gin,lovely.

    hols2
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    Godfather – Scotch and amaretto.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    I love Caipirinhas but I’d never make one with white rum – they need a good coarse spirit to work.
    Margarita is often made in BigJohn towers but we insist on lemon instead of lime as it gives a much better sharpness.
    I make my Negronis with Dubonnet. We usually have Dubonnet in as we cook lambs liver with it. Slightly dryer than the recommended vermouth but I usually have my Negronis strong and long with a can of tonic in.
    Christmas Eve I made a great bloody Mary. Vodka, dry sherry, celery salt, lemon juice, sprinkle of cumin, Tabasco, Worcester sauce and topped off with V8 tomato juice.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Two current favourites, pink gin (not the **** rhubarb shite they’re peddling for people who need to like gin ‘cos Facebook says they ought to, but don’t actually like gin….) so a shaker filled with ice, three or four dashes of angostura bitters, double measure of Plymouth gin, lemon zest. Pour, sip, repeat.

    And a Bloody Mary. Ice, double measure decent Vodka, tomato juice, Lea & Perrins and a few drops of Tabasco.

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    Whiskey Sour..

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Used to make an acceptable raspberry mojito and a decent margarita.

    Lost interest a bit though, and they get me smashed too quickly.

    tuskaloosa
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    Boulvardier’s, Whiskey Sour and  Pastinaca’s

    HughStew
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    Martini cocktail for me. Delicious but lethal. Four parts gin to one vermouth, I’m not one of these “Pour the gin while looking at an unopened bottle to vermouth” ultra-dry martini types.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Harvey Wallbanger.
    For all cocktails, use the right glass.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Black Russian, nice and simple. Or an old fashioned without the fruit.

    infidel
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    Last Word.

    Equal parts gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and fresh lime shaken over ice.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    +1 for black russian.

    Klunk
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    quite fond of a harvey wallbanger

    Been drinking my way through Xmas with a dark and stormy (dark rum, ginger beer, lime and ice).

    faerie
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    I’m making a shopping list, so far I’ve got:-
    Campari
    Sweet Vermouth
    Green Chartreuse
    Kahlua
    Galliano
    Rose’s lime cordial
    Maraschino

    Have I missed anything?

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    Rum negroni – swap the gin for a nice 5yr old rum

    Rum old fashioned – swap the whiskey for a good older rum and use either orange or chocolate bitters (depending on the rum)

    Summertime – a nice rum and tonic

    And for NYE, a Mexican 75. Lime juice, tequila and champagne.

    Oh – and a negroni topped up with orange juice (and a sprinkle of black pepper) is a fantastic long drink

    infidel
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    Faerie for the maraschino go for Luxardo as its the better of the options out there.

    A French 77 is also nice – gin, elderflower liqueur and fresh lemon juice topped with bubbles of choice. Ice cold glass…

    2 pints of Tennents and a lager tops please.
    Sorry, we don’t serve cocktails in here

    faerie
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    Infidel; thanks for the tip, I see it’s used in Hemmingway’s daiquiri too. Elderflower liqueur and Amaretto are also going in the cabinet, I’m going to have fun tasting all of these. Hic 🤣

    Black Russian is good.

    White Russian is a bit better

    White Cuban a bit better still.

    Espresso Martini, well hello – muchos excellantio.

    johndoh
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    Another vote for the Espresso Martini. In the words of the supermodel who asked for a new cocktail that could ‘wake her up then @&£” her up’, it’s superb.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Faerie, you’ve not mentioned
    Gin
    Noilly Prat (or Dry martini)
    Whisky (I like something a bit simple like Bells in Whisky Sours)
    Tequila (for Margarita)
    Cointreau (ditto)
    Cachaca (for Caipirinhas)

    alpin
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    Aperol and bitter lemon.

    faerie
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve extended my shopping list to include aperol, cointreau, cachaca, dry martini and vodka (I can’t believe I don’t have any) I’m not sure I dare let a bottle of tequila in the house, it’s a rowdy drink 😜 but I have plenty gin and whisky

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Long Island iced tea.

    Any and all clear spirits*, sours mix and as little coke as you can get away with.

    *My faves in that case being vodka, gin, white rum, Cointreau & tequila, in equal measure.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    The special brew of cocktails, that is.

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