The Cocktail (and Spirits) Thread

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  1. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    Beer has a thread.

    Wine has a thread.

    Me? If I'm not downing suds, I'm drinking spirits.

    Just got turned onto the old fashioned here in Tanzania and I'm drinking them like the pseudo sugar water they are. Glorious.
     
  2. soc123_au

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    Jack Daniels is my go to. I used to get into the hi octane cocktails, but not any more.

    I also used to like Southern Comfort but wrote myself off on it when I was 17, now if I smell it on someone's breath its enough to make me vomit. I worked behind a bar in a nightclub when I was in my early twenties, if someone ordered anything with Southern in it I had to get someone else to make it. Fortunately it wasn't that popular.
     
  3. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    I always had you down as a mimosa kind of guy...
     
  4. DB

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    I'll drink a Gin and Tonic,or my go to drink after beer at the moment is Captain Morgan and Dry
     
  5. Skinner

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    Gin (Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Gordons or Greenalls) or Canadian Club. Had a CC and Dry on the plane back from the Gold Coast yesterday. Just hit the spot.
     
  6. Red Bear

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    Spirits wise I like CC and dry, Jack Daniels, Jameson & dry, Captain Morgans. Probably about it. Vodka Lime Soda occasionally.

    I also enjoy a long island ice tea, although they're pretty deadly
     
  7. gUt

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    Love a scotch and soda water, I can't drink sweet mixers any more beyond a couple of dries.

    As for cocktails, don't know much about them but I know a Tom Collins is a very nice drink
     
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    Funeral Director is my favorite cocktail. Drambui, Countrou, Benedictine, Tequila & OJ. On ice in a hiball. No ice in a 7oz for the brave.
     
  9. Misanthrope

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    Not really a mimosa guy, SGLC. Used to be big into screwdrivers, and I'll drink a mojito if I'm feeling fruity; but CC & Dry is my usual if I'm flush.
     
  10. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    An interesting article for all those whisky fans out there.


    http://m.theaustralian.com.au/life/...scottish-staples/story-e6frg8jo-1227455051494
     
  11. Skinner

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    enjoy a Mojito on a hot day. Wait.......what's one of those
     
  12. Scott Gourley's Lovechild

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    My favourite cocktail is the Caprahinia (sp?).
     
  13. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember reading about a Japanese whiskey topping the charts. What do the purists think?
     
  14. thorson1987

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    My go to is either Jim Beam or American Honey. Depends how I feel.

    Can't drink them straight though.

    Currently enjoying a vodka and red bull because someone left behind a 3/4 full bottle of vodka from the missus 30th birthday party.
     
  15. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Moderator Staff Member

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    I quite like American Honey. Fireball is pretty good too, especially with a little coke.
     
  16. Misanthrope

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    On the godfathers tonight. Whiskey & amaretto goes down smooooth.
     
  17. MKEB...

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    Still love laphroaig.
     
  18. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    a nice, quality vodka, neat over ice will do me..

    i tend to get most people asking "are you drinking straight vodka?" and then looking really puzzled when i reply "yes"


    does nobody in this world drink their vodka neat?
     
  19. Misanthrope

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    I don't drink any spirit neat. I'm just not man enough.

    I'll drink whiskey with a little sugar and bitters or with amaretto mixed in, but on its own it's just too blech.
     
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    Not even Turkey honey or Sambucca?
     

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