- What’s your favorite cocktail recipe?
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***”Posted 3 months ago
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?timmysSubscriber
My revelation this year has been buying bottled syrup to have on hand so it’s there when you need it. eg.
Gimlet for me please.Posted 3 months agomrwhyteSubscriber
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.Posted 3 months agoMugbooSubscriber
Old Fashioned for me too.Posted 3 months agotonMember
mojito for mePosted 3 months agobensalesMember
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.Posted 3 months agopyranhaSubscriber
Key Lime Pie Martini – we were first offered these in a bar in Key West, and can make a decent facsimile at home.Posted 3 months agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
Got to be an espresso martini for me.Posted 3 months agomonkfishMember
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 margaritaPosted 3 months agolungeSubscriber
The Negroni Has been my go to this year, equal measures of gin, sweet vermouth (ideally not Martini) and Campari. Very sippable indeed.Posted 3 months agometalheartSubscriber
I’ve tried water in my whisky 🥃 a couple times (but I prefer it neat…) 😜Posted 3 months agothejesmonddingoMember
Gimlet,use Roses lime cordial and a good gin,lovely.Posted 3 months agohols2Member
Godfather – Scotch and amaretto.Posted 3 months ago
I love Caipirinhas but I’d never make one with white rum – they need a good coarse spirit to work.Posted 3 months ago
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.ScapegoatSubscriber
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.Posted 3 months agobikebouySubscriber
Whiskey Sour..Posted 3 months ago
Used to make an acceptable raspberry mojito and a decent margarita.
Lost interest a bit though, and they get me smashed too quickly.Posted 3 months agotuskaloosaMember
Boulvardier’s, Whiskey Sour and Pastinaca’sPosted 3 months agoHughStewMember
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.Posted 3 months ago
Harvey Wallbanger.Posted 3 months ago
For all cocktails, use the right glass.NorthwindSubscriber
Black Russian, nice and simple. Or an old fashioned without the fruit.Posted 3 months ago
Equal parts gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and fresh lime shaken over ice.Posted 3 months ago
+1 for black russian.Posted 3 months agoKlunkMember
quite fond of a harvey wallbangerPosted 3 months agomattvandersMember
Been drinking my way through Xmas with a dark and stormy (dark rum, ginger beer, lime and ice).Posted 3 months ago
I’m making a shopping list, so far I’ve got:-
Rose’s lime cordial
Have I missed anything?Posted 3 months agotmb467Subscriber
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 drinkPosted 3 months ago
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…Posted 3 months agoyourguitarheroMember
2 pints of Tennents and a lager tops please.Posted 3 months ago
Sorry, we don’t serve cocktails in here
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 🤣Posted 3 months agoGlennQuagmireMember
Black Russian is good.
White Russian is a bit better
White Cuban a bit better still.
Espresso Martini, well hello – muchos excellantio.Posted 3 months agojohndohMember
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.Posted 3 months ago
Faerie, you’ve not mentionedPosted 3 months ago
Noilly Prat (or Dry martini)
Whisky (I like something a bit simple like Bells in Whisky Sours)
Tequila (for Margarita)
Cachaca (for Caipirinhas)alpinMember
Aperol and bitter lemon.Posted 3 months ago
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 whiskyPosted 3 months agotomhowardSubscriber
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.Posted 3 months ago
The special brew of cocktails, that is.Posted 3 months ago
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