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Boozybillhiccup
18-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Thought I'd ask. Also has anyone got a recipe of their own.

The Prince, Moseley
19-02-2012, 02:38 AM
Go for a Dark and Stormy as its really great with cigars - double Goslings, splash of bitters, squeeze of lime, over ice in a Collins glass, topped up with ginger beer!

mackem keith
19-02-2012, 08:19 AM
Ahh cocktails love them. But like to keep it simple at home when smoking cigars my favourite is a Cuba Libre I've experimented with various rums over the years but like it best with either 10cane rum or Havana club 7yo.
Large high glass topped with plenty of ice squeeze half a lime over ice then pour double measure of rum over ice and lime juice top it up with full fat coke and garnish with lime wedge ;-)

Boozybillhiccup
19-02-2012, 12:49 PM
The dark and stormy sounds really good. I'd maybe need to up it to a pint glass though!! ........thank u for your reply

Boozybillhiccup
19-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Aye aye Makem. I also enjoy cocktails.....mmmm. Two rum based cocktails so far. Anyone got any other favourites? Thanks also Makem

baccybert
19-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Singapore Sling, most delicious thing I've ever had.

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Pandyboy
19-02-2012, 01:43 PM
I love a side car.

Seriesteve
19-02-2012, 01:51 PM
My new favourite was the Tobacco Road from No10 MS
But it was quickly overtaken by The
BBC
Bills Baccy Cocktail
Havana 7 rum, any Smokey Islay Whisky both 25ml, Triple Sec 50ml, Chambord 25ml, any Chocolate Liquor 25ml.
Shaken with ice in cocktail shaker
Served in a nice hurricane styled glass, with cobbled ice and topped up with Soda
The BBC

NathanJD
19-02-2012, 03:18 PM
I don't mind a mojito but if I must mix spirits I tend to go for a very simple whiskey and ginger ale - never single malt though! The only thing you should put that into is a glass!

Sludgie
19-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Mojito is very good, but I always have a single malt (normally an Islay) with a cigar.

Kdot
19-02-2012, 04:02 PM
Cant beat a long Island!

Superbrother
19-02-2012, 04:37 PM
Difficult to pick just one really!

When the mood strikes I go for:

Long Island Iced Tea
Mojito
Lynchburg Lemonade

Boozybillhiccup
19-02-2012, 08:55 PM
Must admit not having tasted either the Singapore sling or side car. Need to get out the cocktail shaker

Boozybillhiccup
19-02-2012, 08:57 PM
Keep em coming chaps. I'd still like to hear of any of you own recepies

Zigatoh
19-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Vodka+Peach Schnapps+Fizzy wine and a cube of ice :D

Reaver2145
19-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Im very partial to a gin martini stirred not shaken as only barbarians and savages shake martinis.

Atm im making it with 2 1/2oz Tanqueray No10 gin,1/2oz of dolin dry vermouth and a splash of home made orange bitters with a slice of cucumber to garnish.

That or ill have a wild turkey old fashioned with my bolivars though unlike the bar in the OXO tower that i had the displeasure of ordering from i use a orange twist instead of a segment and i dont muddle my cocktail cherrys into little bits i swear the head barman there needs to be shot.

Oh and ive been experimenting with the "pousse cafe variation No12" for those times i want something nice but i cant decide what so its pretty much grenadine - crème de Violette - maraschino - brandy - green chartreuse layered on top of each other in that order.

TJCoro
19-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Go for a Dark and Stormy as its really great with cigars - double Goslings, splash of bitters, squeeze of lime, over ice in a Collins glass, topped up with ginger beer!

I'm not familiar with "double Goslings." Google told me it's a rum. What is the proportion of rum to ginger beer, senor http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/162.gif Prince? :dontknow:

:catsmoker: Perro, el Perro

:juggle: Hey el P! I bet "double" is barman's speak for the amount.


:lol: Haha! I bet e's got ya' there, ya' stupid looking dog smiley!


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senor_robusto
19-02-2012, 11:55 PM
i'm partial to a b52 in any of it's guises!!! i never treat it as a shot, i prefer to double up on the measures and sip it!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-52_(cocktail)

by the way, i can drink any of the components on their own any day!!! lol....

alex

Boozybillhiccup
21-02-2012, 08:49 PM
The no. 12 sounds very appealing. No use if you have a shaky hand��

Bad-Yeti
22-02-2012, 02:20 PM
What is your favorite Cocktail?

Anything with alcohol which will dull the pain of this existence!

Actually Long Island for me too ;)

But actually anything with Rum in it ....apart from Mojitos <shudder>

SmokeyDave
22-02-2012, 02:50 PM
Silk Stocking or Brandy Alexander.

Come to think of it, most of my favourites contain cream :rolleyes:

Reaver2145
22-02-2012, 03:12 PM
Talking of cream i picked up a dip 2 a few hours ago and was wondering what to drink with it so in the end i decided on.

2oz double cream
2oz baileys
1oz Kahlua
1oz Creme de cacao
A small dash of cinnamon schnapps
And a dash of dark chocolate bitters

Shaken over ice and garnished with a generous amount of fresh nutmeg was delicious with the dippy clove and milkshake goodness.

fireman_uk
22-02-2012, 05:44 PM
My fave cocktail is by FAR Margarita. Taste even better when served by the lovely ladies at Casa Fuente in Las Vegas.

daniel2001
23-02-2012, 01:19 PM
I think I'd have to say a Ritz Mojito.

Make a Mojito as usual (Havana Club 7 anos preferably) and instead of topping up with soda, top up with Champagne. Very tasty.

Failing that, am partial to a G&T with a cigar.

Reaver2145
23-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Daniel reminded me as today is like the first day of spring (even though it isnt) im thinking a Hendricks and tonic the only problem im still looking for a good tonic to go with the gin so anyone got suggestions on that.

Manning
23-02-2012, 03:37 PM
A 'Tom Collins' is quiet refreshing in the summer:

2 oz gin
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Sugar
Soda water


And I know its a bit of a dell boy drink but surely a Pina Colada when on holiday?...or not?lol

daniel2001
23-02-2012, 07:58 PM
Daniel reminded me as today is like the first day of spring (even though it isnt) im thinking a Hendricks and tonic the only problem im still looking for a good tonic to go with the gin so anyone got suggestions on that.

Fever Tree or Fentimans are a good bet.

I spent four years living in Plymouth and may have ended up in the Gin Distillery's bar with (non) alarming regularity.

Boozybillhiccup
23-02-2012, 11:38 PM
Talking of cream i picked up a dip 2 a few hours ago and was wondering what to drink with it so in the end i decided on.

2oz double cream
2oz baileys
1oz Kahlua
1oz Creme de cacao
A small dash of cinnamon schnapps
And a dash of dark chocolate bitters

Shaken over ice and garnished with a generous amount of fresh nutmeg was delicious with the dippy clove and milkshake goodness.

If this cocktail hasn't got a name, I suggest a Massive Heart Attack

Pipe Dude
24-02-2012, 03:42 PM
A coupla my faves:

Greedy Bastard
Vodka/Blue Bols/Peach Schnapps/Orange Juice
Alcoholic Lilt

Shaky Jake
Taboo
Southern Comfort
Lemonade
Unique flavour

Apple Buck
Apple Sourz
Bourbon
Fiery Ginger Ale

Smallclub
24-02-2012, 03:54 PM
If this cocktail hasn't got a name, I suggest a Massive Heart Attack

or:
Road to Hepatitis
Attack of Acne
(depends on the age…)

Boozybillhiccup
24-02-2012, 05:55 PM
Three odd balls there, pipe dude

Pipe Dude
24-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Yep. I'd be surprised if the first two are known much outside of Newquay. As far as I know, the Shaky Jake was invented by my mate's sister. It's really good though and deserves wider recognition. The bright green Greedy Bastard is always a hit with the girlies. That's just reminded me of another one: the Greenie Meanie - scotch and creme de menthe. Alcoholic mouthwash.

Boozybillhiccup
25-02-2012, 09:11 AM
I might do a review of those three but when it comes to mint ill leave that one for Steve😜

Eggboy
25-02-2012, 10:15 AM
I'll go with an old classic: Whisky Sour made properly with an egg white and something smoky like a laphroaig quarter cask or Lagavulin 16. Can't beat it 🍸

Boozybillhiccup
25-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Must admit to loving the style of Islay whisky

Reaver2145
25-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Can i update mine with the favourite of the day being the sazerac.

mackem keith
25-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Must admit to loving the style of Islay whisky

Hey bill staying on your love of whisky here is another for you,
Smokey martini
Tanqueray gin stirred gently over ice with a drop of laphroig 10yo and finished with a twist of lemon ;-)

Boozybillhiccup
25-02-2012, 06:48 PM
Aye aye Keith Thanks for the suggestion. Need to by some T gin

Reaver2145
28-02-2012, 10:23 AM
Been drinking the coffee cocktail a lot lately but its strange as it has no coffee in it.

But its simple to make

2oz ruby port
2oz brandy
2-3 dash of ango bitters
1 whole egg

Shaken alone to mix and emulsify the egg then shaken over ice

Nightwingvyse
10-03-2012, 12:34 AM
Stuff such as eggs and tabasco in cocktails really weirds me out.........

Zigatoh
10-03-2012, 07:25 AM
I'll go with an old classic: Whisky Sour made properly with an egg white and something smoky like a laphroaig quarter cask or Lagavulin 16. Can't beat it 

+1 on this, plenty of lemon and not too much sugar too! Then you can use the egg yolk in a better version of a screw driver as well, dunno what that one's called :p

bfg84
10-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Quite like a moscow mule, vodka, ginger ale and fresh lime. Served in a tall glass over lots of ice:smile:

cohibaIV
10-03-2012, 05:59 PM
Love a very dry Gin Martini now and then...

Reaver2145
10-03-2012, 06:36 PM
Love a very dry Gin Martini now and then...

Philistine don't be scared of vermouth or bitters for that matter but hay everyone to there own btw what gin do you use.

And after finally finding a bottle a crème de Violette that isn't hitting £90 a bottle ive fallen in love with a real aviation not just the gin,maraschino and lemon juice mix we get these days.

2oz gin
1/2oz maraschino (maybe a little less not to make it too sweet)
1/2oz lemon juice FRESH NOT OUT OF A PACKET
1/4oz crème de Violette
Home made cocktail cherry to garnish (mo not one of them neon red pieces of over sweet garbage they should be sweet and sour IMHO)

Reaver2145
10-03-2012, 06:40 PM
Stuff such as eggs and tabasco in cocktails really weirds me out.........

Tabasco is needed in a bloody Mary to add strong heat unlike the cayenne pepper which adds a depth of heat.

Egg on the other hand is mostly for the texture as you not going to get the same texture as a emulsified egg anywhere els and the chances of getting salmonella are pretty damn low too.

IMO try making them without said ingredients and you'll see what i mean.

BEN R
10-03-2012, 07:29 PM
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Boozybillhiccup
11-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Loads of good stuff there gents. Gonna try some soon, roll on the summer 🍸

Danny_Gibraltar
13-03-2012, 04:24 PM
I enjoy a good mojito or Cuba Libre with a cigar.

However, another favourite of mine is a Tinto de Verano with Licor 43.

Tinto de Verano is a very popular drink in Spain, especially in summer ('Tinto de Verano' actually translates to 'Summer Red Wine'). Basically it is any red wine mixed with any lemonade and sometimes with lemon or lime added - you can also buy it ready made in bottles or on tap.

Licor 43
is made from 43 different ingredients, including vanilla, citrus and other fruits, as well as aromatic herbs and spices, but the recipe and exact ingredients remain a secret. It's very sweet and often mixed with coke or with coffee.

Some people like to add a bit of Licor 43 to their tinto de verano, I like it.

On another note, for those of you who like rum and who live in London, there are a few places in Elephant & Castle, Brixton and Seven Sisters (which all have significant Latin American communties) were you can buy some decent Colombian rum, 'Ron Medellin' and 'Ron Viejo de Caldas' - I recommend.

Reaver2145
13-03-2012, 05:17 PM
Ha i havnt thought about L43 in years thanks for reminding me.

BTW what's Brixton like these days as i remember it being a place i wouldn't really want to go in the daytime let along at night.

larrysson
13-03-2012, 08:11 PM
Bourbon for me...Makers Mark split 50/50 with water...simplicity can be grand.

Danny_Gibraltar
14-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Hi Reaver,

You can buy Licor 43 in a few places in London, I'm quite sure I saw it for sale around Borough Market in a shop which sells Spanish products, if not, there are a few Spanish tapas places around where you can drink, or I can get you a bottle over from Gibraltar.

Brixton is not too bad these days actually, yes you still do get quite a lot of rastafarians knocking about and a relaxed attitude to cannabis, but the area is quite popular with young professionals and students. I live in Brixton and I really like it, but I can understand if it's not everyone's cup of tea, the place is diverse, vibrant and has plenty of character, that's why I like it.

If you ever want to visit let me know and I'll take you to a good Colombian restaurant which is very cheap but 100% authentic and great food, many good coffee shops around to enjoy quality Brazilian, Colombian and other Latin American products.

Reaver2145
14-03-2012, 05:03 PM
HAHA that almost sounds like a date im afraid my girl might not be so happy about it.

And tbsh i found a bottle lurking at the very back of my liquor cabinet needless to say several shots worth have suddenly vanished.

Simon-JG-hr
14-03-2012, 09:50 PM
Brilliant thread.

Have to say that I'm with Manning on the Tom Collins front - definitely one of my favourites. I particularly like the Ginger Tom twist on said cocktail. Essentially, it is exactly the same as a Tom Collins, with the addition of muddled ginger at the outset, lots of muddled ginger... :biggrin:

Also a big fan of a whiskey sour, complete with egg whites and bitters. However, I do have to depart from Eggboy's favourite. To my mind,aa whiskey sour is the only thing that makes bourbon an acceptable drink, it's a match made in heaven (won't touch the stuff otherwise). I couldn't bear to see a good Scotch used in a sour.

Actually, I love any sour. My favourites being whiskey and gin sours. I also like rum sours (actually, make one out of any spirit and I would most likely be a very happy boy). :cool: I'm with Zigatoh on the 'extra lemon, be sparing with the sugar' to a sour.

daniel2001
15-03-2012, 09:46 AM
Brilliant thread.

Have to say that I'm with Manning on the Tom Collins front - definitely one of my favourites. I particularly like the Ginger Tom twist on said cocktail. Essentially, it is exactly the same as a Tom Collins, with the addition of muddled ginger at the outset, lots of muddled ginger... :biggrin:

Was it a ginger Tom to which you added Champagne instead of soda? Remember it being quite interesting and quite..... Potent.


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SmokeyDave
15-03-2012, 11:00 AM
I often make a Calvados based drink called '44', not strictly a cocktail but worth a dabble:

In a large Kilner jar add:

1 Litre Calvados
1 Large Orange with skin scored a few times.
44 Cloves pressed into the orange.
44 Coffee Beans
44 Lumps of Sugar (preferably not white)

Seal the Jar.

Once a day gently turn the jar upside down a few times to mix the ingredients.

After 44 days open and savour! :smile:

daniel2001
15-03-2012, 03:37 PM
I often make a Calvados based drink called '44', not strictly a cocktail but worth a dabble:

In a large Kilner jar add:

1 Litre Calvados
1 Large Orange with skin scored a few times.
44 Cloves pressed into the orange.
44 Coffee Beans
44 Lumps of Sugar (preferably not white)

Seal the Jar.

Once a day gently turn the jar upside down a few times to mix the ingredients.

After 44 days open and savour! :smile:

That sounds absolutely amazing... think I shall have to give that a go.

Simon-JG-hr
15-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Was it a ginger Tom to which you added Champagne instead of soda? Remember it being quite interesting and quite..... Potent. It was the classic Tom Collins which I swapped soda for Champagne. Top tip of the day... Champagne and gin were never meant to go together. It was the only drink I had all day and even then the repercussions were severe...

Reaver2145
15-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Hot summers (im waiting for them too maybe this year) day with a Tom Collins with Hendricks gin is just superb really floral and sweet.

Manning
16-03-2012, 08:38 AM
might try a tom collins with a shot of kings ginger, wonder if it would work.

Pandyboy
16-03-2012, 09:08 AM
might try a tom collins with a shot of kings ginger, wonder if it would work.

What is kings ginger like. Been meaning to try it for some time now.

Manning
16-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Its lovely and smooth with a clean finish. The last bottle i had i didnt bother to mix once, just had as a tipple. Would deffo recommend it, plus at under 20 quid its a nice addition to the drinks cabinet :tongue:

Monkey Nuts
16-03-2012, 10:02 AM
I find a white russian goes very well with a few cigars. A Trini Robusto Extra and a white russian is about the perfect combo for me :smile:

Pandyboy
16-03-2012, 02:50 PM
I think I will have to pick up a bottle of that Ginger liquor. Love the story behind it as well!

Benji
16-03-2012, 03:51 PM
oh an old fashioned for me please. ummmmmmm

Boozybillhiccup
19-03-2012, 02:03 PM
I'm glad to see this thread still going. There have been some great cocktails described. Looks like I'm going to have a real boozy time ahead. Hic

Reaver2145
20-03-2012, 12:15 AM
Nothing new there then.

daniel2001
27-03-2012, 10:31 PM
Does a G&T count as a cocktail?

I may well have found the perfect ratio for gin to tonic (and ice).

1/4 ice
1/4 tonic (Fever Tree preferably)
1/2 Plymouth Navy Strength Gin

jamesmids
28-03-2012, 12:07 AM
Vodka , grapefruit juice and champagne over ice .


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Boozybillhiccup
12-04-2012, 12:37 PM
I made a very bitter couple of cocktails last night, I'll share the recipe once I get over them,hic

Reaver2145
12-04-2012, 01:06 PM
As i found a bottle of Grants on offer for £15 at waitrose im looking for stuff to use it in though i goto say it isnt half bad just served neat.

RobustoClubHavana
28-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Porn star martini mmm
Passion fruit juice
Passora
Vanilla vodka
Passion fruit syrup



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Edamski
28-03-2014, 11:35 PM
Mojito or a Moscow mule for me :)

PeeJay
29-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Virgin Colada every time

ValeTudoGuy
29-03-2014, 09:31 AM
For a night out The classic Sidecar, dry Martini and the Manhattan.


If it's hot out then G&T, Mojito, Margarita or Piña Colada. Unless I'm at a BBQ then it's Long Island Iced Tea or a Godfather.

Haha I know the original question was "favourite" but for me it really really depends on occasion and mood.

Edamski
29-03-2014, 12:19 PM
For a night out The classic Sidecar, dry Martini and the Manhattan.


If it's hot out then G&T, Mojito, Margarita or Piña Colada. Unless I'm at a BBQ then it's Long Island Iced Tea or a Godfather.

Haha I know the original question was "favourite" but for me it really really depends on occasion and mood.

Like cigars then haha

monkey66
29-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Love a Negroni with a good stick.

http://www.ukcigarforums.com/showthread.php?p=202066

mb55317
29-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Not a cocktail but Diplomaticos Reserva is a good pairing

Sean
29-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Old school topic this

I have 3

Mojito
Margarita
And my fav a old fashioned

EdBlackadder
29-03-2014, 10:49 PM
Dirty martini or Old fashioned. Or scotch.

ss88
31-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Old Fashioned, Sazerac (with either bourbon or the original way with cognac) or Manhattan.

EdBlackadder
31-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Old Fashioned, Sazerac (with either bourbon or the original way with cognac) or Manhattan.
Manhattans are good, as are Rob Roy's. I used to like the odd Thistle (http://www.barnonedrinks.com/drinks/t/thistle-cocktail-5125.html) but haven't had one in time​

Sean
31-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Old Fashioned, Sazerac (with either bourbon or the original way with cognac) or Manhattan.

Didnt know you could make a old fashioned with cognac love a nice cognac aswell might ask them to make me one like that

rollzst
31-03-2014, 08:50 PM
I love a good mojito when the weather gets warm!

L-Ski
29-04-2014, 09:44 PM
My favourite cocktail is without a doubt a melon ball.

2 parts Midori melon liqueur

1 part vodka

4 parts pineapple juice


Go down far too easily, especially out in the sun!

ValeTudoGuy
29-04-2014, 11:16 PM
My favourite cocktail is without a doubt a melon ball.

2 parts Midori melon liqueur

1 part vodka

4 parts pineapple juice


Go down far too easily, especially out in the sun!

Interesting, sounds like a good hot day drink... I could see it being nice over crushed ice!

Budgie Smuggler
10-06-2014, 01:52 PM
I love a well made Old Fashioned, although with this sunshine I could really go for a Mint Julep or a nice aged Patron Margerita