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 -
I'm the kind of person who gets worried enough they'll do their work not well, or make a mistake, that they end up either not starting or working too slowly and filled with dread.
Last week, I had to work late on a project. I had two beers in the process, found I cared less about the anxiety and dread and perfectionism, and just did a better, less stressful job. I want to do this without drinking. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Mar 24, 2014 -
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 -
What hens / bachelorette party themed snacks / canapes and drink can I serve at a hens party on a tram moving through the streets of Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by travellingincognito
on Jul 22, 2013 -
Chum-Churum (19.5% alcohol made from sweet potato with added sugar and hfcs).
Open, unrefrigerated bottle for 24 hours at room temperature, then refrigerated. Safe to drink?
I'm saying it's totally fine. My friend has grave doubts.
posted by who squared
on May 20, 2012 -
I'm a secret drinker. But I'm far less into the drinking part than the secret part. How can I do this more healthily?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 1, 2012 -
A drink a day is not bad for you and depending on what you read may be beneficial to your health. Is there anything detrimental to having this drink in the morning? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen
on Oct 27, 2010 -
I'm having a tacotastic dinner party for my boyfriend's birthday. What's a tasty cocktail/punch recipe that goes with the fresh, rich, spicy flavors of Mexican food? Simplicity is a plus; I don't mind making flavored simple syrup or finding juices or fresh ingredients but I'd like to avoid buying 6 bottles of liquor for one drink. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Dec 4, 2009 -
Are there any accounts of cops in prohibition/depression era New York being drinkers? Would drink be widely available to the point where no one would think much of it, or would it be especially difficult for a public employee?
posted by Artw
on Jul 4, 2009 -
Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]
posted by sporaticgenius
on Jun 26, 2009 -
My 21st birthday is coming up in a few months. I would like to celebrate this with one well-crafted cocktail at a bar, but I am at a loss as to which one and where to get it. I will be spending my 21st birthday in DC while visiting my folks. [more inside]
posted by kldickson
on Jun 12, 2009 -
The Naked Nymph is s'posed to be a cocktail. I went looking for the recipe, and couldn't find it. Anyone ever heard of/had a Naked Nymph? Know what's in it?
posted by blue andrea
on Jan 30, 2009 -
Alcoholics (of course
you aren't): Need drink ideas that fit the theme "rugged". Fewer ingredients is better, and if you've got several suggestions that all require the same base liquor, that's wonderful.
posted by Picklegnome
on Oct 16, 2008 -
Assuming a woman has given up alcohol, to which she was strongly attached for 15 years, and has also given up cocaine and ecstasy (MDMA), which she used regularly, and she is now drink and drug free: could this past of substance-abuse affect her pregnancy in any way? And if so, what could she do to minimise the effects? For clarity: she's not pregnant at the moment, but would like to have a baby. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer
on Jun 4, 2008 -
Trying to make a list of fictional drinks.
For instance: Clementine mixxes up a couple of "blue ruins" in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
and the Silver Jews' song Buckingham Rabbit
makes reference to "shattered dogs on the rocks."
What other fictional drinks can you think of? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on May 4, 2008 -
I'm looking for places in the DC area to enjoy a hot winter drink - hot toddies, spiked egg nog, etc. Any ideas?
posted by troika
on Dec 4, 2007 -
We got some new stools for our IT workbench area and we were joking that we should start an "IT bar". We came up with some drink names that might fit in (or not) such as:
"USBeer", "Windows Vista Premium Lager", "Blue Motorcycle Screen of Death" and "The Rebooter". [more inside]
posted by captnkurt
on Dec 4, 2007 -
ObscureBoozeFilter: I was in SF with some friends and we did shots of (what I think) was called Stella. Now I can't find it... [more inside]
posted by ThFullEffect
on Apr 14, 2007 -
On a trip to Barcelona recently, I sampled an alcoholic drink whose name I can't remember. Su ayuda, por favor... [more inside]
posted by googly
on Nov 9, 2005 -
I've been tasked with providing the wine for a holiday dinner. I know nothing about wine and the dedicated sites are pretty heavily loaded with jargon. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by cedar
on Dec 20, 2003 -