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Droogle - a cocktail database [06 Jul 2005|12:58pm]


I've been drinking margaritas!

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from bardrinks.com [25 Jun 2005|07:19pm]

I've just joined your interesting community-if you'll have me.This recipe is from the website above .
Sex on the Beach
Qty. Ingredients
1 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 fill Cranberry Juice
1/2 fill Grapefruit Juice

Glass type: Highball

Directions: Mix everything with cracked ice in shaker. Put into a chilled highball glass.

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My Favorite Martini [09 May 2005|01:55pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

1 part Noilly Prat Vermouth
4 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 ice cube
A splash of olive juice

Stir in cocktail mixer (I usually shake softly, as to not break-up the ice).
Pour into martini glass w/ 2 pimento stuffed martini olives (Santa Barbra Olive Co.)


I'm currently drinking a similar martini, only with Damrak Gin instead.  It's a bit different, I'm not sure how I like it?  I'll have to drink it with another martini made with Bombay Sapphire, or Tanqueray to see where it stands...

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boozin for the holidays [23 Dec 2004|04:03pm]

[ mood | saucy ]

'Tis the season for drinking egg nog LOADED with top shelf brandy....

I feel all warm inside.

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[22 Dec 2004|07:31pm]
don and i are drinking gin
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Some booze blogs [02 Nov 2004|04:12pm]


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[17 Aug 2004|02:23pm]

[ mood | Buzzed ]

White Russian (in honor of biloba - who poured my first White Russian):

2 cubes ice
4 ounces Tanqueray Sterling Vodka
4 ounces Kahlua
Top off with a little vanilla flavored soy milk

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My newest martini glass [10 Apr 2004|07:30am]

I got this at Pier One for four bucks. I like that it's slope is profound enough that I can walk around with a six ounze martini without spilling liquid. Full to the brim, it holds nearly 10 oz, but its billed as holding seven oz.).

From the Savannah Stemware collection

For some reason, this picture looks much more squat than it actually is...

Perfect for martinis in the sun, now that the spring is upon us, and warmer happier weather abounding!
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.HI. [20 Feb 2004|05:32am]

[ mood | pleased ]

Hi everyone, how I adore this group of cocktail party lovers.

My current favorite drink is very simple, but yet completely delicious.

in highball glass, full of ice
1 shot (or two for fun) : pineapple cabana boy light rum
fill : mountain dew

you'll be surprised.

"I have a drinking problem.
I'll be the first to admit this.
The problem is I'm not drinking enough."

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Martini O'Clock [13 Feb 2004|05:26pm]

This I fear is a dead-zone, in terms of community. But, what the hell...

I'd like to propose an international martini o'clock day. I'm not sure how often we should have it, but why don't we have a day where everyone has a martini and toasts the setting sun with me. My martini recipe has altered in the face of solo drinking of them. But, like a friendly fast ritual, I simply take my cone above stemware and stick it in the freezer for some period. Then, I take two olives and put them on my curious skewer and spray two spritzes of vermouth into my de-freezered glass and drop the skewer carrying olives into the glass. I hurrily take this out to the garage where I have a freezer with a large bottle of tanquerey, and I simply fill the 5 or so ounzes with gin.

Et voila! A perfect solo-mio martini.

So, I'm going to propose a date. Perhaps no one is here, but if there is someone, declare your not possible times if you care to enjoy with me, in a synchronos momentito.

To all of you!
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First Post [21 Jan 2004|08:57am]

[ mood | calm ]

Hi! I am Jeanne. I tried to post this last night, but I did it wrong. So here it is again. Hopefully I did it correctly this time.

I noticed there haven't been many posts here lately. But I am new, so I thought I would say Hey!
This is one of my favorites from my tequila era. ( I go through phases)

1 1/2 ounces of tequila
1 ounce of grand marnier (or triple sec if you are poor :D)
4 or 5 ounces of cranberry juice
splash of lime.

I just pour it all over ice in a glass and mix it up. I guess I'm kind ghetto like that. :)

I like the taste of liquor in my drinks so I usually add a little more tequila. Enjoy, and do as you will!

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Something neat [29 Dec 2003|08:21am]

I've been drinking bookers bourbon--
pretty intense, I only take a little nip or two at a time, and always with a friend.
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Blanton's Bourbon [28 Sep 2003|09:56am]

I've found a new favorite drink, Blanton's Bourbon. I drink it neat, a couple fingers at a time. It's wonderful in the evening in front of a fire, with friends and laughter and babies asleep in their beds.

I've been drinking the regular, single batch 93 proof. I wonder how their "gold" tastes?

Original Blanton's
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The Hour for Martini's or Coronas [28 Apr 2003|11:36am]


Bamboo and Deano during the cocktail hour
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Martini and his buddy Vermouth [25 Apr 2003|09:30pm]

It's funny that we call the martini by the name of the diminishing ingredient. When the martini debuted it was 3 parts sweet red vermouth to 1 part sweet old tom gin, with bitters mixed in. The mixture evened out for a long time, with equal parts gin and vermouth, and the gin changed to London Dry style and the vermouth to French dry style. Martini and Rossi have long been the makers of vermouth and it is from them that the martini gets its name, despite since the advent of the olive (replacing an earlier cherry), the dry 2 olive martini can barely be said to have any vermouth.

I personally use a vegetable spritzer (plastic pump bottles available at kitchen stores) to "mist" my glass with Martini and Rossi vermouth. I prefer the barest pump. Many of my friends prefer two.

I loathe making a martini "dirty". Adding olive juice doesn't do it for me: I like the barest skim of olive juice across the top that comes from the fresh green pimento stuffed olives that are dropped in after pouring the gin.
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As promised.. your History lesson for the day [24 Apr 2003|10:04am]

History-Why “Cocktails”?

The history of the cocktail is a contested story whose truth may never fully come to light. All over the western world people have been experimenting with different combinations of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic for centuries. The origin of the name cocktail itself is not certain. Some of the more common (and amusing!) explanations are. . .

An Englishman’s Misfortune
In 1779, after her husband was killed in the American War of Independence, innkeeper Betsy Flanagan opened an inn near Yorktown that was frequented by American and French soldiers. An English chicken farmer lived nearby prompting Betsy to promise her American and French customers that she would serve them a meal of roast chicken. Her guests mocked her boasts saying she would never go through with it. One evening, an unusual number of officers gathered at her inn, so Betsy served a lavish meal of chicken, stolen from her English neighbour. When the meal was over, Betsy moved her guests to the bar, where she served up drinks decorated with a tail-feather from the chickens, amid rowdy calls for more “cock tails.”

A Ceramic Rooster
The owner of an American bar had a large ceramic container in the form of a rooster. The container was filled with the leftovers from drinks. The less affluent could get a drink from this container, served from a tap at the tail. Hence, the name cocktail became associated with a mix of drinks. Some say the quality was always high after English sailors had been in, as there was a good mixture of rum, gin and brandy in the cocktail.

Virginian Dregs
In nineteenth century America, a cock was a tap, while its tail was the last, muddy dregs of the tap. One Colonel Carter, of Culpepper Court House, Virginia, was served the tail at his local tavern. Seeing it as a disgrace, he threw it to the floor and said from then on he would only drink “cock tails” of his own design. His concoction was a mix of gin, lemon peel, bitters and sugar, and is possibly the ancestor of modern cocktails.

Night-mare-ish Strength
A "cocktailed horse" was a term for one whose tail has been bobbed, giving it a flamboyant and jolly appearance. As the mixed drinks served in the bars and inns had a very high alcoholic content, the name "cocktail" possibly came from its ability to "cock the tail", or get an careless customer drunk very quickly!
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Bo's not really a piss tank honest I drink with her all the time!>>> [23 Apr 2003|11:47pm]

[ mood | thirsty ]

Cheers mates!!!

I know I am late for everything and probabley missed the big anouncement when we passed a million LJer's but did anyone notice the number of cocktailparty was 1,005,650 sumtin?? Damn dduley is 7,000 sumtin and I'm 40,300 so we gotta have one hell of a party with all dem peoples right?

Hey on another point.. "Cock & Tail" in cocktail party. Does that mean we have a party for and with or to get and give "cock & tail" ???

Think I'll look up the orgian of "COCKTAIL"

Oh Hi, I'm Dave aka Adman.. Bo sent me.. honest she did!!!

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A Time to Drink [18 Apr 2003|12:07pm]

In keeping with the spirit of my last post, I have to confess I find certain drinks more pleasant at various times of the day. I'm not saying I drink this way every day, but when I drink at one of these times, this is what I'm thinking of having:
morning - Bloody Mary
11:30-3 Beer
3-7 Martini's or other cocktails
6-10 Red Wine with dinner
8-2 fine tequila, scotch, bourbon, or other such spirits.
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Making the Most of a Morning Drink [18 Apr 2003|12:02pm]

If the Bloody Mary is merely a mixed drink, it's because there is too much tomato juice in it? Anyway, here is my recipeish:

1 or 2 oz Clamato
a dash of worcestershire sauce
1 stalk of celery
1 tablespoon horseradish (or habenero sauce)
salt and pepper
3 - 4 oz vodka
mix very well, add a little more Clamato if its too strong
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[16 Apr 2003|09:49am]

Good idea, D. I found this recipe on the internet (is that cheating?) because I wanted to give precise quantities and I don't measure anything. I'd like to add that you should keep your martini glasses in the freezer so they will always be ready. Also, this is nice if you dip the rim in sugar.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail

1 1/4 ounces Absolut Citron vodka (about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
1/4 ounce Rose's lime juice (about 3/4 tablespoon)
1/4 ounce triple sec or Cointreau (about 3/4 tablespoon)
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1 cup ice cubes

Garnish: lime twist

In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass.

Garnish drink with lime.
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