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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I've just started drinking alcohol this year. Help me find a cocktail/drink that doesn't taste like cough syrup. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 8, 2009 -
My dad is a grouchy old man, and as much as I shouldn't be encouraging him I would like to make him an old-fashioned cocktail kit for Christmas. Something James Bond or an evil capitalist from 1928 would appreciate. I know I'll put some nice whiskey and some bitters in there- what else? [more inside]
posted by ohio
on Nov 17, 2009 -
Just turned 21 -- seeking advice on cocktails and rounding out my first-ever purchase of liquor. [more inside]
posted by pinsomniac
on Jun 13, 2009 -
I'm looking for a recipe book for cocktails/mixed drinks. A good starter-ish/basic book that contains plenty of recipes, maybe a bit of background. Perhaps a sort of classic, definitive recipe book? Thanks.
posted by jroybal
on Jan 11, 2008 -
A few months ago I received a metal cocktail shaker as a gift. The first time I used it with ice, the top and bottom became welded together, presumably because the cold caused the metal to expand. Fast forward to the present -- they're still stuck fast, and I'm sick of gin and tonics. How can I get them apart and get back to mixologizing? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Dec 2, 2006 -
BoozeFilter: The flavor of cola drinks
, like Coke, is "a mixture, or fantasia, of vanilla, cinnamon, and citrus flavorings". Knowing this, what three kinds of alcohol would you combine if you wanted to make a mixed drink that tasted as much like cola as possible? [more inside]
posted by moss
on Aug 6, 2006 -
Got any good cocktail recipes with fresh fruit?
posted by handee
on Jul 27, 2005 -
Cocktailfilter. I like the salty ones, which means either Bloody Mary, preferably substituting the vodka with sherry; or the magnificent Bullshot
. What else is there?
posted by magullo
on Jan 18, 2005 -