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Mojito 10 55.56%
Margarita 7 38.89%
Caipirinha 6 33.33%
Caipiroska 2 11.11%
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Old 07.12.2011, 16:46
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Re: Tips on how to make cocktails & house parties

With all this talk about dry Martinis... surely they're at least somewhat wet?
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Old 07.12.2011, 17:42
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Re: Tips on how to make cocktails & house parties

Margaritas.

The caipies and the mojitos need fresh lime and need to be made individually. Making them in advance will have them go bitter.

Margaritas you can get away with using bottled lemon juice. Then you can make up a big batch of frozen margaritas or on the rocks.

Usually I make up a pitcher of cosmos! :P


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No, no. They come in powder form.
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Old 07.12.2011, 17:50
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Re: Tips on how to make cocktails & house parties

Traubert, can you share your perfected Bloody mary recipe please?

I had a wonderful thing in a resto in Dublin called an Appletini. A little embarrassing Dublin to drink such a thing but boy was it delicious. Tasted of green apple skins & double vision before the main course. Anyone made those? The you tube isnt what I had as i am sure it was apple skins in there not stuff out of a bottle

I saw this on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ9g0CrVhH0

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Old 07.12.2011, 18:46
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Re: Tips on how to make cocktails & house parties

I only tend to drink cocktails when I'm spitting feathers.

[does a slammer count as a cocktail?]
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I had a wonderful thing in a resto in Dublin called an Appletini. A little embarrassing Dublin to drink such a thing but boy was it delicious. Tasted of green apple skins & double vision before the main course. Anyone made those? The you tube isnt what I had as i am sure it was apple skins in there not stuff out of a bottle
Appletini! Like what JD from Scrubs drinks


Really want to try one now!
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Re: Tips on how to make cocktails & house parties

I usually go for whisky based cocktails when entertaining.
Nice and simple - Whisky Old Fashioned - although can be adapted rather well with good quality Tequila, Cognac or Rum.

If you want something a little more punchy, you could always try a Sazerac, but you need a rye whisky / absinthe / peychards bitters to do it justice (anyone know where to buy in Zurich for when I need to stock up my supplies)

Manhattans are a good one for parties, because you can do with some flair...I like to premake small 200ml bottles of premade Manhattan, and then keep in the fridge. Needs kirsh cherries to finish fully, although twists of orange and simple ice can work nicely too.

If you want something you can do in large amounts - cheats pimms.
Bols Blue, Gin (or vodka if that is your thing), Martini Rosso and a dash of angostora bitters. You can mix up the quantities of the main three to produce something of whatever strength and mix of flavour you desire.
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Re: Tips on how to make cocktails & house parties

When I read this thread I feel so lonely... The only cocktail I enjoy is probably the easiest to do...



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The simple ones are the best
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