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Recommendation for place for a good cocktail in Hyde Park ? (Chicago)

Very old (70+ with one young one) friends getting together for a stroll around the campus and 'would like to wind up with a good cocktail (or two) in the environs. 'Been a long time since we were out there - anyone have any ideas on a nice place for us? Thanks very much.
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Jun 25, 2016 - 6 answers

Dranks for... skanks?

Can you help me come up with a name for my Cocktail club? [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Feb 24, 2016 - 26 answers

Help me enjoy my Zubrowka!

I was gifted a bottle of Zubrowka (also known as Bison Grass vodka) by a coworker today. I'm not a big straight-vodka person, so what kind of drink can I make with this? A quick Google shows apple juice is the traditional mixer. Do the cocktail experts of Mefi have any other suggestions?
posted by Fig on Dec 23, 2015 - 14 answers

Tropical/Tiki Drink...with Tennessee Whiskey

So, like 99% of tiki drinks are made with various rums. Is there a not-terrible tropical drink that is made with whiskey? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2015 - 11 answers

Good San Francisco venue for cocktail party?

I'm planning a cocktail party in San Francisco for some friends and colleagues and - coming from New York City - it's hard to tell from online searches what would be an appropriate place. Details... [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Oct 15, 2015 - 9 answers

One amazing trick that turns liquor into a "drink"!

What are some "single add-ins" to ANY kind of spirit or liquor that makes it an interesting drink? [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Sep 25, 2015 - 62 answers

I've been given a job in a field I know nothing about

A family connection has coopted me to do a job I know nothing about, namely, running a cocktail bar. How do I make this a success? [more inside]
posted by Pechorin on May 6, 2015 - 23 answers

What to drink?

My friends and I would like a drink we haven't tried (i.e. not a screwdriver or other widely consumed drink). We're none of us big drinkers so we each contributed stuff that's been hanging around in a cupboard unused. Here's a list of what we gathered: [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Feb 7, 2015 - 20 answers

So I've made cardamon pepper gin punch, now what?

I tried to see if I could infuse some bland mixing gin (Gordon's ) with more of the aggressive, 'gin-y' spice flavor I like. So I threw in juniper berries, mulling mix (cinnamon, allspice, orange peel, etc) cardamon pods, lemon peel, and peppercorn and let them sit. Now I have a spicy, cardamon-y, assertive, and very bitter tawney gin. What can I mix with this/how can I use it? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 13, 2015 - 21 answers

Mini meal cocktail party foods

Can anyone suggest menus of cocktail party appetizers which, when presented together, are like a mini-meal? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Nov 20, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me identify this 1930's liquor.

I'm trying to make a cocktail from a 1935 recipe book, and I can't for the life of me figure out what "cesoriac" is. [more inside]
posted by Alexandra Michelle on Nov 2, 2014 - 24 answers

Nail color inspiration for wedding guest outfit?

What outside-the-box-color nail polish would best accent a black cocktail dress (with silver accent beading) and silver shoes? [more inside]
posted by shelle on Jul 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Chipotle vodka recipes?

Difficulty level: No Bloody Marys. [more inside]
posted by erst on May 31, 2014 - 12 answers

non-alcoholic cocktails with no soda

I love cocktails, but because of a recent sleeve gastrectomy, I can't have alcohol or carbonation anymore. Still, I'm going to miss the ritual of chilled drinks in cocktail-friendly glassware with fruity garnishes on a summer day. Recommendations, please. Snowflake: I don't like tomato juice or clam juice.
posted by mirepoix on May 22, 2014 - 25 answers

What are the best sugar-free simple cocktails?

What are the best simple cocktails that don't include sugar or syrups or carbs? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on May 5, 2014 - 33 answers

Strange And Unusual Gin Drinks?

I want to write about obscure and little known gin cocktails, ideally ones with fun stories attached or a vintage pedigree . What are your favorite obscure gin cocktails? The more outlandish and exotic the better.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 4, 2014 - 44 answers

Name these cocktails!

I have six specialty cocktails we are serving at a party in July, but don't know what to call them. The drinks will be featured as hourly specials, one at a time. [more inside]
posted by kpetrich on Feb 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Help. Tops of Cocktail Shakers Stuck

I have two cocktail shakers with the tops stucks. I am unable to twist off and I have stuck them in warm water to see if this will loosen the metal away from the glass. No go. Any suggestions?
posted by goalyeehah on Jan 31, 2014 - 16 answers

What is the best cocktail shaker EVER?

I have a friend who is a bartender and who has a birthday coming up. I'd like to get her a *really* nice cocktail shaker for home. Something that would make a bartender say "ooooo fancy". Do you have any ideas/thoughts on brands I could look at?
posted by matt_od on Jan 20, 2014 - 14 answers

Chest pains after vodka

I recently discovered that the morning after drinking vodka (I'm not getting drunk and this wasn't on an empty stomach), I get mild chest pains. I'm not looking for what to do: obviously I've stopped drinking vodka and will see a doctor ASAP. What I'd like to know is: have you experienced this and did you ever figure out the cause?
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Recommend some festive, easy champagne cocktails

I have roughly a case of cheap, but drinkable champagne. It was purchased to go in mimosas, but fewer mimosas were consumed than anticipated, so I have lots and lots of leftovers. Luckily, its the holidays, and people feel festive, so I should be able to serve it to everyone I meet, right? Wrong. In my crowd, if I offer this up at a party, I'm going to be met with a chorus of "thanks, but I'll have a craft beer please." [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Nov 25, 2013 - 40 answers

Looking for Jiro or Fuyu Persimmon recipes

My neighbor has a persimmon tree. They are the squat, bright orange type of persimmons, likely Fuyu or Jiro. They look like this. I have tasted one and it has the texture of an apple. The skin is edible. The flavor is honey. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Nov 22, 2013 - 16 answers

Cocktail advice for gorgeous white raspberries

I have gorgeous white raspberries around which I would like to craft a cocktail to celebrate my lady-friend's return from a week abroad. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Sep 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Making The Best Home Bar With A Small Space

For the first time ever I have a space in my house just for cocktail preparation. Awesome. I have some great old glass bottles to go on top of this bar. Also Awesome. What do I put in these bottles to become the envy of cocktail-makers-and-consumers everywhere? How do I best use this space (close up) both in terms of keeping stuff on hand and visual appeal, base liquors, mixers, tools, garnishes, etc. Assume we'll drink anything, but the fussier and old fashioned, the better. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

"Cocktail Set" & "Expensive Hard Liquor" Hipster Brother's BDAY for 150

My late 20's hipster brother has requested "expensive hard liquor" and a "cocktail set" for his birthday present. I haven't drank in years, so I don't know what expensive hard liquor would really impress this kid. [more inside]
posted by Hennimore on Jul 9, 2013 - 35 answers

Name this woman-friendly cocktail school

CleverFilter: Please help me come up with a (non-masculinist) name for a monthly cocktail-making meetup! [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Jul 5, 2013 - 32 answers

A Twist on the Martini?

I am trying to come up with a clever twist on a gin martini to celebrate my dad, who has a big birthday coming up in a few weeks. [more inside]
posted by *s on Mar 13, 2013 - 14 answers

Homemade Cream of Coconut (a.k.a. Coco Lopez, for Pina Coladas)?

Does anyone have a recipe for making cream of coconut at home? Not coconut milk, not coconut cream, I'm talking about the syrupy sweet thick goopy stuff in the can that is used (as far as I know only) for making Pina Coladas. [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Mar 9, 2013 - 7 answers

Suggestions for cocktails to make with maple vodka

We've got a bottle of this vodka produced from 100% maple sap and we need some ideas for delicious cocktail experiments. [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Feb 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find a simple, tasty winter cocktail!

I'm looking for a couple of suggestions of simple, non-summery mixed drinks to try. I love gin and tonics. I'm not a fan of wine or whiskey/bourbon, but I'm willing to try again. In the winter, I usually drink beer, recently IPAs (now that I live in the Pacific Northwest), but I used to prefer brown ales, stouts, and porters. What shall I try when my husband and I go out to a proper bar for drinks tonight? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Jan 5, 2013 - 31 answers

help me make a party a little fun at least

I'm throwing a (potentially awkward) party for about 20 people in my apartment. Mostly couples. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by buck:fuller on Dec 26, 2012 - 18 answers

What to do with my Pineau de Charentes?

Looking for cocktail recipes featuring Pineau des Charentes. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Dec 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Where in Boston can I enjoy a Scofflaw cocktail?

Where in Boston can I enjoy a Scofflaw cocktail?
posted by krisken on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for a sparkling sangria recipe from Imbibe Magazine.

Imbibe Magazine - sparkling cherry-nectarine sangria ingredients? Jul/Aug 2007 Issue. Or, your sparkling sangria recipes. [more inside]
posted by wnissen on Jul 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Something my grandmother doesn't drink, this time.

Need a successor to rye and ginger for cocktail hour. [more inside]
posted by fatbird on May 29, 2012 - 33 answers

If I want a drink made in the "classic" way rather than with a mix, how do I ask for that?

At a restaurant I ordered a margarita, but when it came it had clearly been made with a mix. It occurred to me that surely there is a word or a way of ordering that indicates you want it mixed classic style - with lime juice, triple sec and tequila, no mix - without having to order in the negative, e.g. "not with a mix." How do I order the drink I want - or can I?
posted by tomboko on May 29, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I become a better cocktail maker?

How do I become a better mixologist/cocktail guru? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 2, 2012 - 29 answers

Bourbon, scotch and whiskey that's sweet instead of oaky?

Bourbon, scotch and whiskey that's sweet instead of oaky? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 29, 2012 - 43 answers

A private label bottler than can make a mixed drink (alcoholic beverage)?

Looking for a private label bottler / contract bottler that handles alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir on Mar 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Booze before noon

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 - 41 answers

Please tell me about the NYC restaurant/bar/hotel where you attended a cocktail party/office holiday party/lovely dinner/etc.

Please tell me about the NYC restaurant/bar/hotel where you attended a cocktail party/office holiday party/lovely dinner/etc. [more inside]
posted by coupdefoudre on Oct 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Tomato Vodka Cocktail Ideas

In one week, I will have a bottle of home-infused tomato vodka. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner on Sep 23, 2011 - 31 answers

Touch of class in New Orleans

After dining at Commander's Palace in New Orleans next Friday, what's a classy bar that we could visit? Bonus points for gorgeous wood bars, good cocktails, and minimal crowds.
posted by little_c on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Specialty Cocktail for the Fall

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 - 55 answers

Places to eat/drink/visit in DC in the evening

I'll be in DC for a few days in September-- I'd love some suggestions for things to do close to the conference hotel. Bonus for cocktail places and interesting food! [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Making bloody marys with limited resources

Bloody Marys with limited resources? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 27, 2011 - 8 answers

From Garden to Glass

What are your favorite cocktails with fresh herbs? [more inside]
posted by gurple on May 15, 2011 - 23 answers

I must consume everything my TV shows me

Anyone have the recipe for "The George" cocktail chef Thomas Keller invented for the movie "How Do You Know"? (hint: it is included on the blu-ray extras) [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Apr 8, 2011 - 2 answers


How do I pimp out a cocktail? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Apr 4, 2011 - 46 answers

Drinks with pungent pickled garnishes

If you wanted a martini (or other cocktail) with a garnish of a pickled garlic clove and/or a pickled tiny onion, what would you tell the bartender? [more inside]
posted by HMSSM on Feb 9, 2011 - 12 answers

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