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What is your favorite cocktail?

Asked by richmarshall (1047points) May 26th, 2008

List the name and the ingredients.

Personally, I like a classic vodka martini, extra, extra dry (no vermouth) with a couple olives.

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PupnTaco's avatar


1 1/2 oz Germain-Robin brandy
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake until chilled & blended.
Serve in a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon wheel garnish.

judochop's avatar

I enjoy a well made cucumber martini with 42 below Vodka

shilolo's avatar

Belvedere martini

marinelife's avatar

Bombay Sapphire G&T

ljs22's avatar

I like G&Ts, but if I know I don’t have to do much the next day, my true favorite is a whiskey manhattan, with whiskey and sweet vermouth shaken and a nice cherry at the bottom. Yum.

breedmitch's avatar

Knob Creek and Soda.

rking1487's avatar

I like my drinks straight not gay

breedmitch's avatar

BTW RichardMarshall: It’s the vermouth that makes a martini dry. Not much, just enough to coat the ice in the shaker. What you apparently like is chilled vodka with an olive garnish. Not a martini. Sorry.

PupnTaco's avatar

I wasn’t going to say, but a “classic” martini is made with gin, not vodka. Dogpile on Richard!

breedmitch's avatar

The Vodka Martini became popular after Joan Crawford had a party in Hollywood in the “day” where she only served vodka. It just caught on, and the rest is history.

PupnTaco's avatar

Smirnoff marketed vodka as “white whiskey” in the ‘50s, advertising that you could get drunk at lunch and the boss wouldn’t know.

richmarshall's avatar

uhm vodka or gin and the “dry” refers to the amount of vermouth. The more “dry” you like it is with less vermouth.

breedmitch's avatar

True, but it can’t be “dry” and not have any vermouth. A “dry” martini has very little vermouth while a “wet” martini has more. Like I said before, what you like to drink (and I do too, sometimes) is chilled vodka, up, with an olive garnish.

richmarshall's avatar

Ok, hence the extra, extra dry (no vermouth) play on words. We really should take this up further at your favorite bar.

And if it turns out chilled vodka with an olive garnish….I’m cool with that.

Now for other the rest; give us your drinks?

breedmitch's avatar

Vodka and Thrive, splash of pineapple!

susanc's avatar

Poor old easy to drink mojito for me. What is it: tequila, soda, lime, mint, syrup?

Michelada, which is good on a hot day: Mexi-beer mixed with tomato juice.

Shandy, also good on a hot day: any kind of beer mixed with ginger beer. Some
people mix the beer with lemonade, but I find that strange.

susanc's avatar

Actually I don’t know if any of those things are cocktails.

What do you mean by a “cocktail”?

breedmitch's avatar

@susanc: Mojitos are rum based.

breanne's avatar

Lemon Drop:
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Shake, then poor in a cocktail glass w/ a twisted lemon peel, and a sugared rim

andrew's avatar

I love me a Caiprinha if I can get my hands on cachaça.

Used to love Boodles G&T with extra lime (also gin gimlets), but recently I’ve been drinking brandy & ginger ale with a touch of bitters. Is there a name for that?
And, does it classify as a “girly drink”?

breedmitch's avatar

@Andrew: It’s something different in England, but you could call it a Brandysnap.
Ever had a Centaur?

simone54's avatar

Goose Martini, dirty, neat

wildflower's avatar

Various flavors of Margarita (strawberry or orange) or Mojito (raspberry) – although there’s something so magical and sun holiday (vacation) about a Piña Colada (it tastes like sun lotion smells – mmm…coconut!)

playthebanjo's avatar

mmm. Maker’s and water, with ice and lemon.

robmandu's avatar

A martini.

No, wait. That’s not it. I mean a Purple, Orange, and Silver.

Or perhaps just a whisky sour.

On the airplane, always a Crown & Coke.

PupnTaco's avatar

Brandy & Ginger ale with lime and bitters would be a mutated mule of sorts.

p.s. Yay Caipirinha! My favorite hot-weather drink.

susanc's avatar

@breedmitch: I know that! I know that perfectly well! They are Cuban, not Mexican!!
I can’t think what got into me!!! Maybe some Mojitos.

boffin's avatar

Scotch….. Oh yeah, you wanted ingredients + frozen water (ice).....

simone54's avatar

I love my scotch. I didn’t know that counted as a cocktail though.

andrew's avatar

@breedmitch: Lime? Brandy? Ginger ale? How could I NOT have heard of the centaur before!!!
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waterskier2007's avatar

@ r king, applying what u said, jack daniels – straight

breedmitch's avatar

Andrew, I know you said “gingersnap” in the podcast just for me.
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scamp's avatar

I like Long Island Iced Tea.

gooch's avatar

I cant just pick one variety is the spice of life. I am gonna try them all one drink at a time!

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