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What is your favorite alcoholic beverage and how do you make it?

Asked by Strong (103points) July 6th, 2008
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Lightlyseared's avatar

Gin and Tonic.

You mix Gin (Plymouth) and Tonic over ice with a slice

Randy's avatar

Mine would either be whisky or beer. Either way, I just buy them pre-made at the liquor store.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Yeah if Im being lazy then beer. If I want to totally screw my body then Redbull and Vodka.

tinyfaery's avatar

I rarely drink, but when I do its always a margarita. Mmmmm…slushy tequila. And I never make it myself, its always when I’m out.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I’m a bartender/server at work and I love making drinks. I can’t wait to have my own bar at home some day..

Right now, I’m all about the Malibu Breeze—it’s like a Pina Colada, but better! It’s got a more intense pineapple flavor, which I like, and the Malibu’s coconut flavor blends in beautifully. Over a glass full of ice: 2 oz. Malibu rum, 4 oz. pineapple juice, shot of grenadine. Stir and enjoy. Yumz.

I also love margaritas.. I love making them, too. Definitely use anything other than bottom shelf tequila and triple sec. For a luxe margarita, use Cointreau instead of the crappy triple sec most bars stock. I don’t usually measure when I make them, but it’s something like: 1.5–2 oz. tequila in a shaker with ice, add 1/2 oz. Cointreau/triple sec, 3–4 oz. sour mix, 1 oz. Rose’s Lime. Shake, taste to make sure proportions are right, and strain over a salt-rimmed glass full of ice. Delish. :)

Lastly, I am all about the vodka gimlet, my old standby and long-time favorite. Classy, old-fashioned, and not something many people drink. People who know drinks will give you a nod when they see you drink a gimlet. Again, I do them to taste, but I think generally the ratio is 1.5 oz. vodka to each 1 oz. of Rose’s Lime. Put both into an iced shaker, shake for 10 seconds, strain into glass. I like mine with ice, but I don’t think that’s how they’re usually made. Squeeze the lime garnish into the drink and enjoy. After one, it’s like drinking limeade.. yum.

loser's avatar

I like beer but I have to confess, I only know about drinking it. I have no idea how the stuff is made.

boffin's avatar

Scotch…
Actually single malt Scotch…
And the best part…
It’s already made for me….
If required just add ice…
Presto

trudacia's avatar

Love an extra dirty vodka martini straight up. However, I don’t keep vermouth in the house usually. I love a good espresso martini:

1 part Espresso
2 parts good vodka
2 parts baileys or chocolate liquor
splash of chambord (optional)

stevenb's avatar

I have a friend who drinks with Pierce Brosnan (007). He taught Pierce to flyfish, and Pierce taught him how to drink Scotch correctly. Pierce told him with single malt, you start with a full strength glass filled with ice and your favorite scotch. Smell it and take a sip. You savor this flavor, then add water with every sip until it is about 50/50. Then you drink it like that and it is like champaign, but you remember the full strength taste and enjoy its warmth and body. According to Pierce this is the way Scotts drink it, and they laugh at the rest of us for drinking it straight. I tried it and it is good, though it seems odd to water down good Scotch.

thebeadholder's avatar

Mmmm…see this thread. Stirrings mixers are unbelievably good.

waterskier2007's avatar

this will sound gross, but theres two names for it either “the force” or “the pink pantie dropper” and its basically those cans of frozen grape drink, mixed with beer. you can also add vodka if you want. it sounds disgusting but its pretty good actually

berocky1's avatar

a beer margerita.
It is 4 eaqul parts of
beertequila
Lemon lime soda
and frozen limeade mix in a can.

flameboi's avatar

2 parts of moet
1 part of grey goose vanilla
there u go!

PupnTaco's avatar

Margarita
1 1/2 oz Sauza Hornitos
3/4 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake with crushed ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lime wheel.

Sidecar
1 1/2 oz Germain-Robin alambic brandy
3/4 Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake with crushed ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Granish with a lemon wheel.

Aviation
1 1/2 oz Tanqueray gin
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
Shake with crushed ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

PupnTaco's avatar

@ stevenb: Michael Jackson (the beer & whiskey guy) would kick brosnan’s ass for that travesty if he was still alive.

stevenb's avatar

How do you drink it? Also what is your favorite Scotch. Heck what are all your favorite liquors. Tequila, rum, brandy, etc. I love Pyrat rum. Just curious.

PupnTaco's avatar

Following Jackson’s advice, I like Macallan 18, neat with just a tiny splash of cold water to wake it up. It’s best in a special tulip-shaped whiskey glass, believe it or not. Riedel makes a nice one.

My cabinet of bases:
Gin = Tanqueray
Bourbon = Maker’s Mark
Rye = Rittenhouse
Brandy = Germain-Robin (go California!)
Light Rum = Bacardi
Brown Rum = Mount Gay
Dark Rum = Myers’s
Tequila = Sauza Hornitos
Cacha├ža = Ypioca
Vodka = Ketel One (don’t drink much vodka actually)

stevenb's avatar

My father in law has a bottle of Macallen 18 from 1985 that is still unopened. I really want to crack it. Is it really better than a 12 year old? For vodka you should really try potato, preferably Monopolowa. The potato is leaps and bounds better than grain vodka. It takes the heat out and makes drinks(martinis especially) SOOO much better.

PupnTaco's avatar

Yeah, crack that scotch. I’ll pick up that vodka, but I’m not much of a martini drinker… and when I do, they’re gin. :)

stevenb's avatar

I just started on gin. Not too sure of what to drink it with other than oj, which I like. I have tanqueray rangpur, as well as Bombay Saphire,
Christian brothers brandy( mostly for cooking)
Glenmorangie ten year old scotch
Jeremiah Weed bourbon for my dads tea
1792 barrel select bourbon
Bacardi light rum
Goslings dark rum( I am out of Pyrat)
Don Eduardo silver tequila
Terantula tequila
Many many vodkas of different flavors as well as two potato vodkas for martinis

stevenb's avatar

having a bar is an evil habit and good god does it cost.

PupnTaco's avatar

Here’s a couple gin drinks to get you started:

Tom Collins
2 oz gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp simple syrup*
Mix and pour over crushed ice in a Collins/highball glass. Top with mineral water or tonic and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel (west coast) or orange wheel (east coast) and a maraschino cherry.

Maiden’s Prayer
3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz rum
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake with crushed ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

* Simple Syrup = two parts sugar dissolved in one part boiling water.

PupnTaco's avatar

Ditto on the bar. But fuck it, you only go around once.

stevenb's avatar

Exactly! I say that all the time. Thanks. If you are ever up here don’t forget about Taco Treat. I’ll buy.

PupnTaco's avatar

Roger that!

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