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    Invent Your Own Cocktail

    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
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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    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.
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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    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.

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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    Very interesting, lots of ideas there. (Captain Kirk - Bill Shatner - is from my home town of Montreal).

    Gary

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    Lightbulb Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    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
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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    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.
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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRich View Post
    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.

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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    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.
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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    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.
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    Re: Invent Your Own Cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    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.
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