Does more ice in the shaker make the drink colder faster? Is there more or less dilution per second of shaking? in short, is there any reason I would want to have a particular level of ice in a shaker when making martinis?
posted by El Sabor Asiatico
on May 20, 2013 -
As seen in this picture.
They're English silver plate, retailed my Abercrombie & Fitch probably sometime between the 30s and 60s. But what are they for? Some kind of cocktail thing? Each is about 4 1/2" in length - on the small side.
posted by YoungAmerican
on May 17, 2013 -
I'm traveling to Portland, Maine, in late May and will have at least one free evening which I hope to spend eating and drinking something delicious. I haven't been to Portland in a few years so I'm looking for some restaurant/bar recommendations. I like fancy cocktails (as my posting history will indicate) and pretty much any type of food providing it's not super-duper expensive. Bonus points if you know of anything else fun going on in town as well!
posted by mlle valentine
on Apr 22, 2013 -
My favorite drink is a Tanqueray and tonic and has been since I was young. In the US, especially as a teenager, people told me that it was a cranky old man drink while marveling at how it glowed under blacklight. I traveled to London once, and a guy there told me that it was a "chick drink".
I, of course, don't let what people think of it affect what tasty, tasty alcohol delivery vehicle I choose, but where you are, what's the "reputation" of gin-based drinks? Are they "manly" or "girly"? And how did it gain that reputation?
I'm holding a gimlet right now because I've run out of tonic water.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College
on Apr 11, 2013 -
I'm on a low carbohydrate diet and I love cocktails, so I'm trying to figure out the best was to make a simple syrup replacement that tastes decent and has an ok mouth feel. Have you got a go to recipe that doesn't crystallize or have some funky aftertaste? [more inside]
posted by bswinburn
on Mar 5, 2013 -
I'm getting in married in December. Our venue has a fancy old-fashioned bar, but we have no bartender. Help me plan an awesome DIY bar! [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I have a whole case of plain ol' Bacardi rum. What's your favorite rum based recipe that doesn't require a top-shelf liquor? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Favorite places to eat, drink, or entertain yourselves in Niagara Falls? We'll be there in July; we will have a car and passports; arriving and leaving through upstate New York, but staying in a hotel in Canada. The last Ask.Me about eating in Niagara Falls is from 2005
, so I figured I'd ask again. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Jun 12, 2012 -
Craft cocktails in Providence, RI? Looking for any craft cocktail bars in the city that you care to recommend, though especially in the downtown area, if any exist there. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on May 29, 2012 -
Cocktail troubleshooting: I am trying to create a drink for a party tomorrow, but my gin-based drink is too ginny. [more inside]
posted by supramarginal
on May 17, 2012 -
There is only one cocktail that I really, really like. I discovered it by chance at my favorite restaurant, since sadly closed down. I can get people to make it for me but it seems like I always have to explain the recipe three times and I feel there must be a name for it. Unfortunately, I have drawn a blank when visiting cocktail websites. Please help me ID this drink! [more inside]
posted by anigbrowl
on Feb 12, 2012 -
Before noon booze. Tomato juice gives me heartburn and I don't really want to open a bottle of champagne for two drinks. So, what are the alternative brunch cocktails. NO VODKA DRINKS.
Preference for drinks which are not simply an ounce of alcohol added to a glass of juice/cup of hot coffee or chocolate. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Jan 22, 2012 -
I recently picked up a bottle of Fee Brothers Orange Bitters. Mixologists of Metafilter -- what are some fabulous uses for this product?
posted by sevenyearlurk
on Jan 7, 2012 -
Cocktail suggestions? If you are normally a manhattan/old fashioned drinker in the winter (and a gin and tonic/gimlet drinker in the summer), and you needed to pick a specialty cocktail to be served in your honor at an autumn cocktail hour, but it could not be a manhattan or old fashioned
, what would you pick? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Aug 19, 2011 -
Toronto: Good place for cocktails on or around Queen West West / Parkdale? Anyone know a good place for a decent martini and/or gimlet in the west end of downtown TO? Open tonight and no insanely loud music.
posted by dobbs
on Jul 24, 2011 -
Where can I find the best, most interesting, artisanal cocktails in the Mission or Noe Valley neighborhoods of San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I am going to be in Vancouver, BC soon, for a mere two nights. I like "foody" food and serious, we-make-our-own-bitters type cocktails. Where should I go? Also: is there some analog to Powells Books in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Jun 6, 2011 -
I'm planning a 'cupcakes and cocktails' party next weekend, and I could use some assistance in figuring out what drinks to have on hand that won't clash horribly with what I'm serving. [more inside]
posted by alynnk
on May 6, 2011 -
Cocktail ideas for home-infused vodkas: Strawberry, cantaloupe, vanilla-caramel, chai tea, tea with lemon and honey, bacon. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman
on Apr 30, 2011 -
Superbowl-themed cocktails! I need recipes for delicious green-and-gold or black-and-yellow mixed drinks. [more inside]
posted by Vibrissa
on Jan 28, 2011 -
Serious Drink? Looking for the best mixology blogs to a) educated and entertain me; and b) help me build my bartending skills. [more inside]
posted by rebekah
on Nov 27, 2010 -
A dear friend is throwing a Halloween party. The theme is "Cocktails," as in "dress up as a cocktail/liquor/beer/your alcohol of choice." I hate the theme, but I am being forced to partake. [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Oct 18, 2010 -
Help me expand a small menu of Halloween themed cocktails, with a bent toward the classics. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin
on Sep 27, 2010 -
The household is throwing a small-ish cocktail party next week, and I've prepared a few homemade syrups and flavored vodkas for the occasion. Help me make the best use of them? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Sep 24, 2010 -