Lately, I’m rather fond of the oh so PC, Irish Car Bomb
6 oz Guinness
1/2 shot Irish Cream
1/2 shot Irish whiskey
Pour the Guinness into a cold beer mug, pour the Irish Cream and whiskey into a shot glass. Drop the shot glass into the mug and consume post-haste.
My all time fave is a Melon Ball
_____- 3 oz Malibu Rum
_____- 3 oz Pineapple Juice
_____- 1 oz Melon Liqueur
Sure, they’re a bit weak, but it only takes one to get me tipsy ::
I always wonered about these sorts of things.
How do you keep the shot glass from hitting you in the eye as you are “consuming post-haste” ?
And what’s the appeal of mixing liquor into your beer? Wouldn’t it be nicer to drink off the whiskey and then chase it with the brew?
I guess I’m just old-fashioned. Barkeep! A bourbon old-fashioned with a twist, please, hold the fruit salad.
I was recently introduced to rum and tonic; it’s rather yummy. Another old favorite is Guinness with a shot of vodka.
I am a fan of plain old Gin and Tonics and Rum and Cokes. Midori Sours are also nice.
A modicum of care is all that’s required, but where’s the fun in a night at the pub when you don’t get clocked with a sturdy shot glass, or a decent left hook at the very least?
Also good, but the combo makes for a frothy treat, and it packs a wallop.
I think my favourite mixed drink (or cocktail, depending on where you go) is the Ammaretto Sour. I had one last night that was PERFECTLY made - and without that flourescent green bar lime crap.
- 1 jigger Amaretto
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- Maraschino cherry
Other than the traditional rhum and coke, I really love a good mai tai!!
2 oz. Rhum
3/4 oz. orange curacao (or Grand Marnier)
Juice of a lemon
Juice of a lime
Juice of an orange (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
a splash of grenadine
Miked drinks of choice tend to be sweet ones.
Some favourites include: Malibu and Coke, hairy and fuzzy navels, pina coladas, mai tai, long island iced teas, and an occasional Dr Pepper.
- Several scoops ice cream (flavour of choice)
- Milk to thin
- Kahlua (to preferred strength)
…blend and enjoy…
- 1/2 oz Crown Royal
- 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1/2 oz Kahlua
- 2 oz Vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao
- 1/2 oz Amaretto
- 1/2 oz Coconut milk (more if you like coconut)
… mix together, top with cherry and sip through a straw… Bliss!
That Irish car bomb sounds fascinating. May have to give that a try
My current favorite would be a mimosa.
Basically champagne (good quality!) and orange juice. I can slug back a few of those with no problem.
Gimlet, made with good vodka, preferably Stoly or Absolut and Roses Lime juice.
Does anybody remember the recipe for a Skylab? It was published in a magazine during the late 80’s, and as I recall, it included Apricot Brandy and Blue Curacao (sp?), among other ingredients. They were yummy but I mislaid the recipe.
Amarretto Sours are good. They’re my usual fallback drink when I’m out at a bar. Fireball whiskey and Coke is pretty good, too, but my favorite winter drink is boozy hot chocolate- Bailey’s or Godiva or creme de cacao. Yum.
Oh, if I’m at home and have both mead and apple cider, hot cider with a few ounces of mead is lovely.
I’m rather fond of frozen mudslides, myself. Particularly when starting with chocolate ice cream. Mmmmmmmm.
I’ve long been a fan of the simple Gin & Tonic, but I also love most rum/fruit juice mixes.
I don’t know what the name for this one is, but one I mix for myself some evenings is hot coffee and milk, with a couple of shots of Kahlua (which I’m sure I’ve misspelled) instead of sugar.
I, too, love the Irish Car Bomb. However, it’s not exactly a Come-Home-From-Work-And-Pour-One kinda drink. For a quick after-work or after-dinner cocktail, I prefer:
Gin and Tonic. This is my default drink.
Manhattan. Mostly because I have an unnatural fondness for bitters (my recipe: 2 oz Jim Beam Black, 1 oz Extra Dry vermooth, 8-10 dashes of Angostura bitters, shaken with ice and served neat).
Bitters Martini. Basically, my Manhattan with Gin and only 2-4 dashes of bitters.
Whatever’s in the freezer and tonic. If I’ve got lime and tonic, but no gin, but do have rum or vodka.
Beer Margarita. A bottle of either light-flavored Mexican or lite beer, juice from 1/4 lime, and 2 oz Tequila.
White Russians are my current fav.
Vanilla Coke and Captain Morgan.
The nicest drink I’ve ever had was a bit of an experiment!
3 shots full fat milk
1 shot malibu rum
The lovely Mojito (a.k.a. Hemingway) is trendy these days but it’s still delish:
- mint leaves
- lime juice
- soda water
I’ve never made a nice one myself but some bartenders can do it very well. The trick is LOTS of mint leaves, crushed up with the ice. Yum.
Also a big fan of the Whiskey Sour:
1 jiggers sugar syrup
2 jiggers lemon or lime juice
5 jiggers gin or whiskey
Again, difficult to make properly at home … any hints appreciated !
I almost forgot one of my new drinks: 2 oz. burbon and a splash (about 2-3 oz) of the new Vanilla Diet Coke.