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Re: Do you have a favorite cocktail?

Postby David Creighton » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:47 pm

i have a friend who loves a Lord Suffolk - can't remember what is in it but it really is fine.
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Re: Do you have a favorite cocktail?

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:31 pm

David Creighton wrote:i have a friend who loves a Lord Suffolk - can't remember what is in it but it really is fine.


Looks like it's made with 1-1/4 gin to 1/8 each of cointreau, sweet vermouth, and maraschino. Sounds delicious - I may have to try one when I get home tonight.

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Re: Do you have a favorite cocktail?

Postby wnissen » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:24 pm

Mike Filigenzi wrote:
wnissen wrote:... the Dirty Girl Scout ....


OK, I had to go look that one up.

I don't quite make it that way, I skip the vodka and use a smaller amount of peppermint schnapps than the white creme de menthe called for. I strongly prefer the mint flavor from schnapps, for whatever reason.

I realized that I also like pinas coladas, though I don't find they are really helped by the rum. For you coconut drink fans, I recently found coconut cream in a squeeze bottle, making it easy to produce a single serving instead of letting the rest go bad in the can! I also love real egg nog. And a kir, or kir royale. There really are few cocktails that I don't like.
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Re: Do you have a favorite cocktail?

Postby Susan B » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:31 pm

Like many of you I am a novice when it comes to cocktails. I do enjoy margaritas and my current preference is a French 75, though I drink it with cognac rather than gin: cognac, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup shaken over ice and topped with sparkling wine, finished with a twist of lemon.
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Re: Do you have a favorite cocktail?

Postby Hoke » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:02 am

Susan B wrote:Like many of you I am a novice when it comes to cocktails. I do enjoy margaritas and my current preference is a French 75, though I drink it with cognac rather than gin: cognac, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup shaken over ice and topped with sparkling wine, finished with a twist of lemon.


Susan, the original French 75 was made with Cognac, so you're being true to the origins of the cocktail.

Ever try a Sidecar? Cognac, with Triple Sec (should be either Cointreau, Combier, or Pierre Ferrand if you can find it; others won't be as good and will be way sweeter), and a little lemon juice. The classic Sidecar either has a sugared rim, or sometimes a cinnamon-sugar rim...but I prefer mine without the sugar.

And since we're on Cognac, try playing around with cognac and ginger. Not just ginger ale---although that's good---but add a couple of slices of fresh ginger? The combination is absolutely incredible. (You could even spice up your French 75 with that ginger!)
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