Walt wrote:Sam, that must have been fun, even if maybe not $24 worth of fun. Was it a fruit punch or something better than that?
Hoke wrote:I'm with you on both the Long Island Iced Tea---just an excuse to put a lot of liquor into one glass, and essentially a waste of good liquor.
With you also on the Caipirinha. Nice tasty hot weather drink. I prefer the Martinique version, though: the Ti'-Punch. Muddle the lime, add Martinique (agricole) rhum, drink. You can sugar to taste, for those that need more sugar.
wnissen wrote:Day 6: "Long Island Iced Tea" - Influential? Really? It certainly influenced bartenders everywhere to hate whoever ordered it. This version contains an ounce each of gin, light rum, vodka, blanco tequila, and triple sec, so it's a pain to make and contains something like 3 shots worth of alcohol. Despite this, due to the simple syrup and cola, it's fairly drinkable, if sweet. I can picture someone declaiming in a loud slur, "I just had one drink!"
wnissen wrote:Day 12: "Harvey Wallbanger" Going to a school with "Harvey" in the name, this was a drink I made as an amateur bartender. However, it was never one of my favorites, as evidenced by the nearly full bottle of Galliano that's probably a decade old or more. I don't know any other use for Galliano (everyone's favorite liqueur that sounds Italian but isn't) except for the Golden Cadillac, which is truly awful.
At this point, the Wallbanger is so 70s and dated you'd probably have better luck ordering a Screwdriver with a Galliano float. Still, I can see the path from the Wallbanger to Sex on the Beach, which, in the aforementioned amateur bar, single-handedly required a 1.75L bottle of peach schnapps.
Jenise wrote:I once had a first date with some NFL football player wherein I met him at some restaurant's bar, and in an attempt at being thoughtful he made sure there was a Long Island Iced Tea waiting when I got there. He was shocked that I wouldn't drink it because "all the girls like these". Needless to say, there was no second date.
Another drink I've only had one of ever so no expertise here, but I thought a Wallbanger also included Chartreuse. No, or is that another drink?
Bob Parsons wrote:Harvey Wallbanger. Had a few of those in my time...well eeeer college days when I was chasing the local talent in London! I remember one brunette from Kew Gardens, well maybe another time .