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Gillman
01-12-2010, 16:05
I would like to propose this thread for those interested.

Tonight I made a cocktail as follows. One-third blended bourbon and Canadian whiskies, one-third ND OT and Jefferson's Reserve 17 years old, last third Polish vodka. More than a dash (perhaps just shy of one-third of total) red vermouth. Dash or two Pernod Ricard Absinthe.

Swirl in wide-bodied Evan Williams glass with rocks. Two dashes Angostura. Stir hard again.

A full-flavored cocktail with everything in the right place. Minty and rocksy and good liquor.

I am interested in your variations on the classics or anything in mixology you come up with you think is good.

Gary

MarkEdwards
01-12-2010, 16:37
I would like to propose this thread for those interested.

Tonight I made a cocktail as follows. One-third blended bourbon and Canadian whiskies, one-third ND OT and Jefferson's Reserve 17 years old, last third Polish vodka. More than a dash (perhaps just shy of one-third of total) red vermouth. Dash or two Pernod Ricard Absinthe.

Swirl in wide-bodied Evan Williams glass with rocks. Two dashes Angostura. Stir hard again.

A full-flavored cocktail with everything in the right place. Minty and rocksy and good liquor.

I am interested in your variations on the classics or anything in mixology you come up with you think is good.


Years ago, I found a recipe called a Flying Grasshopper:

1/3 vodka
1/3 creme de menthe
1/3 dark creme de cocao

Although I found the creme de menthe overpowered the other flavors, so I lowered the creme de menthe to about 1/4, and increased the creme de cocao. I imagine the whole thing would be better with a good solid bourbon, though.
:falling:

CorvallisCracker
01-12-2010, 17:07
Heck, Gary, I've invented a several.

The Klingon Warrior

Inspired by the claim (unconfirmed) that Dr. Pepper is flavored with prunes, and by the following dialog from Star Trek - Next Generation:

Guinan: Try this.
Worf: What is it?
Guinan: Prune juice.
Worf takes a sip
Worf: A warrior's drink!

Anyway, two ounces Cruzan 151 proof dark rum, six ounces Dr. Pepper, pour over ice, stir. Garnish with a couple of lime slices.

Warning: after drinking, do not attempt to operate a starship or other heavy equipment


The Bloody Moron

Essentially a Bloody Mary, but requires specific ingredients:

Stolichnaya "Elit" vodka (about $60 per bottle)
Canned tomato juice
Tabasco Habanero sauce (don't be stingy here!)

I've never actually made one of these, but I'm sure someone has...


The Millennial

I've never made one of these either, but it just seems so right for a certain demographic.

3 oz Jagermeister liqueur
4 oz Red Bull

Pour over ice, stir, toss back, shout "Dude! I'll have another!"


But seriously, I am considering doing some experiments with Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and/or Rogue hazelnut flavored rum. The hazelnut (aka filbert) is the Official Oregon State Nut* and I feel it's my duty to come up with something here. If anything works out, I'll post it here. Heck, I'll post it here even if it doesn't work out.

* what, Bill Sizemore? No, he's the unofficial state nut.

Gillman
01-12-2010, 17:21
Very interesting, lots of ideas there. (Captain Kirk - Bill Shatner - is from my home town of Montreal).

Gary

ratcheer
01-12-2010, 18:03
Here is one I invented a few weeks ago. I don't have a name for it, but it is delicious.

1 shot of good dry gin, e.g., Beefeater
5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 shot of Rose's Lime Juice
Ice cubes

Everything in a tall glass.

Tim

BigRich
01-13-2010, 06:54
I've only ever invented one cocktail. I call it a Booze-hoo because it tastes like an alcoholic Yoo-Hoo. It was a number of years ago during my "cocktail experimentation phase" in college.

The Booze-Hoo
Equal parts Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Kahlua, Stoli Vodka, and Bailey's Irish Cream shaken over ice and strained into a chilled martini glass.

CorvallisCracker
01-13-2010, 10:46
The Booze-Hoo
Equal parts Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Kahlua, Stoli Vodka, and Bailey's Irish Cream shaken over ice and strained into a chilled martini glass.

Sounds yummy. Just reading about it makes my teeth hurt.

BigRich
01-13-2010, 11:19
Sounds yummy. Just reading about it makes my teeth hurt.

Kind of a funny story, I was making those a few years back for my then girlfriend, now wife and my brother. It's one of those drinks like a Long Island that's almost all booze with no added fillers (soda, juice, etc) and my brother was hitting them hard. The next morning I saw him in a condition that I'd never seen before or since. His hangover was legendary.

pepcycle
01-13-2010, 11:27
Philip's Head Screwdriver

2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Milk of Magnesia
1 Tablespoon Tang


(He Said Spoon Tang Beavis, Huh, Huh Huh)

Kind of like a Creamsicle that cures what ails ya.

MarkEdwards
01-13-2010, 12:28
Philip's Head Screwdriver

2 Parts Vodka
1 Part Milk of Magnesia
1 Tablespoon Tang


Replace the Milk of Magnesia with liquid Ex-Lax, and you've got a pile driver.:rolleyes:

etohchem
01-14-2010, 04:17
Satan's Pleasure

1/2 oz apple brandy (not apple schnapps)
1/2 oz Fireball cinnamon Whisky
pour in shot glass
float 151 on the top and light
blow out fire and consume

tastes like a baked apple

Etohchem

Gillman
01-14-2010, 13:40
A wide range of ideas and concepts, mixology has no limits. Here's another one I do sometimes:

About 3:1 bourbon to vodka and then use the regular Manhattan or Old-Fashioned recipe or your variation. I find the lightening to the extent mentioned (not more) often improves the drink especially if the bourbon is well-aged.

Gary

Gillman
01-15-2010, 14:27
Variation on a Rob Roy: blend of my own malt whiskies (two 12 year old sherried whiskies and some Islay, mostly), light addition of Martini red vermouth, dash each Fee's Oak-Aged Bitters and Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters, lemon zest.

Shake un-iced, pour on rocks, stir. (Using the squareish Four Roses tumbler).

It has a lightly fruity taste, with a zing of the lemon and Scotland's best provides good underpinning. Try it.

Gary