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Mixing your drinks

Post by humblebee » Sat Nov 22, 2008 17:56

The only acceptable beer/spirits mix in the same glass is to have a pint of stout with a shot of rum in it. In cold weather. It fortifies the blood, you see.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Nov 22, 2008 20:35

Ooooh. I've never had that! I should try it.

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Post by humblebee » Sat Nov 22, 2008 20:50

So should everyone!

Please post other mixy-uppy drink things here, Anorak. But if they'll make us sick please say so.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Nov 22, 2008 20:57

How can we post others if yours is the only acceptable one?

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Post by humblebee » Sat Nov 22, 2008 21:00

Easy!

(a) Suggest other mixy things that aren't beer/spirits combos; or

(b) tell me to fuck off and argue the toss!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Nov 22, 2008 21:10

There's a lime salt stuff that goes amazing in beer with a shot of tequila, but it's best drunk on very hot Florida days.

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Post by Sootyzilla » Sat Nov 22, 2008 21:44

humblebee wrote:The only acceptable beer/spirits mix in the same glass is to have a pint of stout with a shot of rum in it. In cold weather. It fortifies the blood, you see.
Are you some sort of anti-Scottish RACIST?

Rum and stout combinations are not necessary if you do the proper beer and spirit mix as God intended: Pint of beer in one hand, glass of whisky in the other.
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Post by aorta » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:06

Southampton Red Rum, a brainstorming cocktail involving a large port, vodka, rum and horseradish sauce
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Post by Jangloid Mark » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:16

aorta wrote:Southampton Red Rum, a brainstorming cocktail involving a large port, vodka, rum and horseradish sauce
That sounds really nice :) I'll have to try it :)

In my student days, a friend, Karen & I concocted a mixture that we called 'Pink Shit'...

The recipe for this is as follows:

In a pint glass, add the following:

40% pint red thunderbird
40% pint diamond white or Spectra (I hadn't discovered Spectra in those days, but, it's so similar to Diamond White that it would work :) )
12% pint vodka
8% pint blackberry juice

It got you drunk *very* quickly, yet, was so soft on the pallette.
I haven't had one in years...not sure if I could drink more than one these days...
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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:18

At a bar I worked at all the bartenders drank a shot that was made up of Grand Marnier and Wild Turkey. It was called a Whoredog, and it was very warming and drunk-inducing.

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Post by let it ride » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:20

Oh I feel a bit queasy thinking of combining drinks. I know some probably "go" better together than others, but personally I can't do any of it. Too much of a lightweight! If I mix ANYTHING, I just feel extra hungover the next day.

That said, I am going to serve glögg (kind of like mulled wine, translated on the bottle it would be something like "strong mulled wine" (they do alcohol free versions too, and less strong ones I think) at some Christmas drinks/do we're having, but I have no idea how it works! I was asking my dad "Do you add wine to it? Is it like a concentrate you need to add something too?" and he laughed at me for it, but then realised he didn't know exactly how to go about it either.

My uncle always adds a splash of vodka to it, haha, but that makes it way too strong for me!
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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:22

I thought glögg was always made with red wine and vodka! It's so good. Oohhh. I think I'm going to make some on Thanksgiving maybe.

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Post by Jangloid Mark » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:24

squirrelboutique wrote:I thought glögg was always made with red wine and vodka! It's so good. Oohhh. I think I'm going to make some on Thanksgiving maybe.
Red wine & vodka? That would totally work :)
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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:25

Oh! Champagne and cassis or Chambord are really nice together.

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Post by let it ride » Sun Nov 23, 2008 02:38

squirrelboutique wrote:I thought glögg was always made with red wine and vodka! It's so good. Oohhh. I think I'm going to make some on Thanksgiving maybe.
I have no idea actually. I'll have to wiki it! I know I have three bottles of it in a cupboard in the kitchen, that's all! But yes, it's definitely meant to have that whole super warming winter drink kind of thing going on, which I guess vodka and maybe whiskey have going on too.

All I know is you have to serve raisins and peeled almonds with 'em, because that's just tradition. And nice Christmas treats!
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Post by humblebee » Sun Nov 23, 2008 09:25

Sootyzilla wrote:Rum and stout combinations are not necessary if you do the proper beer and spirit mix as God intended: Pint of beer in one hand, glass of whisky in the other.
That's what I did to keep warm at the football on Friday. Then when I went to the football again yesterday I wanted to try some different keeping-warm strategies. So I wore my herringbone duffel instead of my green parka, and I drank stout with a shot of rum in it, instead of pint of bitter in one hand glass of whisky in the other.

I'm happy to report that they all work pretty well.

I had a vindaloo to keep warm last night too, but that belongs on another thread.

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Post by Mr Bear » Sun Nov 23, 2008 09:57

I've only recently been one over by the qualities of mulled wine, but if that Glögg's a stronger version thereof then it sounds very interesting!

Anyway, back on topic - a few months ago I was in a slightly dodgy Irish pub in Brigg and had a pint of Guinness and a glass of Black Bush whiskey, and they went amazingly well together. So well that I started getting misty eyed about how it's because they've both got their origins in the waters of the Liffey or something. What a wally.

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Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:22

I haven't drunk it since my student days, for obvious reasons - but there's always super-snakebite and black, which I believe some people call Turbo-Diesel.

Black-currant cordial,
Almost half a lager,
Almost half a cider,
and a double vodka.

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Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:02

Jangloid Mark wrote: 40% pint red thunderbird
40% pint diamond white or Spectra (I hadn't discovered Spectra in those days, but, it's so similar to Diamond White that it would work :) )
12% pint vodka
8% pint blackberry juice

It got you drunk *very* quickly, yet, was so soft on the pallette.
I haven't had one in years...not sure if I could drink more than one these days...
It got you drunk quickly because drinking one of those is equivalent to drinking four pints of beer. A pint of that contains 8.5 units.
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Post by shinelikeanewpin » Thu May 14, 2009 04:43

i am starting my new job as a bartender next week, and so far i know two recipes by heart...

ahem.

"long island iced tea"
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce gin
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce rum
1 ounce tequila
3 ounces cola
3 ounces sprite
1 ounce sweet & sour
-mix in shaker, strain into highball

"stone sour"
1 ounce brandy
3 ounces orange juice
1 ounce sweet & sour
-mix in shaker, strain into highball


that being said, dears, you should probably come by so i can make you one. or four. will they make you sick? maybe. the former probably more than the latter. it'll sneak up on you.
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