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What are some good mixed drinks?

Asked by silverjwlz (50points) August 22nd, 2008

Does anybody know of any good mixed drinks (alcoholic)? I don’t drink often, but once in a while, I go out with my boyfriend and our friends, and I never know what to order. I always get the same things or whatever they’re getting and I’d like to try different drinks out. I’m not really particular about what I drink (although I don’t much care for beer). I like sweet drinks, but have also had a few that were much too sweet. I don’t really mind if you can taste the alcohol either (that way I know it’s actually there!).

Any suggestions?

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eeyore200343's avatar

i drink vodka and lemonade or coke. malibu and coke which is sweet. archers and lemonade. cider and black is ok too.

silverjwlz's avatar

I love malibu and coke, but I don’t think I’ve ever mixed the two…hmmmm. Thanks!

rss's avatar

My favorite simple drinks: greyhound (vodka + grapefruit juice), gimlet (vodka + muddled limes), and jack and ginger (whiskey + ginger ale).

My favorite less-simple drinks: mojito (rum, sugar, lime, mint, club soda – even better if you can get them with blueberries) and pomegranate martini (vodka, cointreau, pomegranate juice).

JackAdams's avatar

I enjoy the “Bloddy Shame” or “Virgin Mary”

Scale ingredients to 1 serving:
4 oz tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 drops Tabasco® sauce

Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add tomato juice, then the rest of the ingredients. Stir and garnish with a wedge of lime.

The nice thing about this one, is that you can drink as many of them as you wish, and if you ever get pulled over by the cops, you’ll pass any blood or breathalyzer tests they give you.

Also, the drink LOOKS as though it has alcohol in it, when it doesn’t.

To enhance the illusion, stagger around the room, tell filthy jokes and slur your speech.

Everyone will assume you’re a musician.

August 22, 2008, 3:14 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar

I should have written “BLOODY SHAME.” My apologies.

August 22, 2008, 3:15 PM EDT

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Try this other Fluther Question for more ideas.

cyndyh's avatar

My daughter likes these and she tends toward the sweeter drinks rather than beer.

-Different flavored Martinis like a lemondrop martini, a razz-tini, a chocolate martini, etc.
-Mike’s Hard lemonade. They make different flavors now. The berry ones are pretty good.
-Hard Cider tends to be a little sweeter. Strongbow is a good choice.
-Lambics. Like frambois from Lindeman. Raspberry, bubbly, tasty, a little sweet.

PupnTaco's avatar

The classic cocktails made with top-shelf liquor and fresh citrus juice are the best. Here’s a good one to try:

Maiden’s Prayer
3/4 oz Tanqueray gin
3/4 oz Bacardi rum
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

tWrex's avatar

Try a Amaretto Stone Sour. It’s Amaretto, Orange Juice, and a splash of Sour Mix. My wife really enjoys these. You can also try a pink cadillac which is a STRONG Tequila “martini” It consists of:
1.5 oz Petron Tequila
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz Grand Marnier
3 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Lime Juice

Had one in Vegas. I left that place feeling quite nice! You can always go classics: Rum and coke, Jack and coke, coke and coke. That last one may send you for a doozy though! 2 shots of coke is lethal. =) HTH

PupnTaco's avatar

p.s. why are we calling cocktails “martinis”? A Martini is gin and dry vermouth (sometimes swap the gin for vodka).

cyndyh's avatar

That’s what they call a lot of the newer drinks served in martini glasses these days. They’re on the cocktail menu that way. Also, there seems to be some difference between a lemon drop and a lemon drop martini when I order them from some places.

tWrex's avatar

Like cyndyh said, it’s because it’s served in a martini glass. Yes a true martini is gin or vodka, but that’s just become the evolution of the word.

PupnTaco's avatar

Yuck. I think it muddies the terminology and is misleading. “Martini glasses” are also called “cocktail glasses.”

What’s wrong with the proper word “cocktail”?

breedmitch's avatar

Thank you, Dave. There is no such thing as a martini glass.

cyndyh's avatar

A lot of cocktails are served in other types of glasses.

breedmitch's avatar

True. A zombie comes in a collins glass. A brandy Alexander comes in a snifter. An old fashioned comes in a rocks glass. A mojito comes in a highball. And if I had my way a margarita would always come in a pint glass. But a martini, cosmopolitan, Rob Roy, Manhattan, metropolitian, sidecar, daiquiri, or bijou are all served in a cocktail glass. Unless of course you want that on the rocks. ugh!

cyndyh's avatar

There are a lot places where I only ever heard that glass called a martini glass. To each their own.

breedmitch's avatar

edit: Before somebody else points out my mistake, a brandy Alexander also comes in a cocktail glass.

anthony81212's avatar

If you’re not into strong alcohol and like sweet mixed drinks, I recommend a Pina Colada.

“Old-style recipe for this popular drink. The coconut cream needs to have the right consistency, some find the alternative, coconut milk to be too thin, however you can add condensed milk to coconut milk to bring up it’s thickness. Add pineapple juice if desired.

Scaled ingredients to 1 serving
3 oz light rum
3 tbsp coconut cream
3 tbsp crushed pineapples

Put all ingredients into an electric blender with 2 cups of crushed ice. Blend at a high speed for a short length of time. Strain into a collins glass and serve with a straw.”

stratman37's avatar

hope this is not too off-topic, but has anyone else tried a Corona with just a drop of Tabasco? If it sounds bad at first, just remember how good beer goes with hot wings!

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