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8/22/19 11:09 PM
4/2/08
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Salty Dog - Vodka & Grapefruit juice....no matter how many I drink, I never get a hangover. I think the juice keeps me from getting dehydrated.
8/22/19 11:10 PM
10/14/03
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Glenlevit 18 neat.

8/23/19 12:01 AM
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Negroni

Old Fashioned


OH fuck you.

You're THAT guy.

The fuck is wrong with a negroni?!   They’re delicious, if made correctly. 

 

Lately, old fashioned if I’m at an okay restaurant with a good bar...or just good ‘ol vodka/rocks/lime or splash of cranberry. 

 

And probably drank my weight in beer every week this summer.  

8/23/19 12:05 AM
11/20/06
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Moscow Mule with some fresh mint and basil this summer

8/23/19 12:34 AM
5/2/02
Posts: 27253

My go to order of preference

blanton’s neat

four roses rocks

delilah straight up

old fashioned

rusty nail

Gibson

Aviation

Sidecar

Bee’s Knees

negroni

Martini 

8/23/19 12:39 AM
1/3/18
Posts: 5302

1. Siesta Key Toasted Coconut Rum, straight or on the rocks

2. Cape cod using Prairie vodka

3. White Russian

4. Jameson Irish whiskey with ginger ale. 

8/23/19 12:41 AM
1/9/19
Posts: 1914

when not drinking scotch or bourbon straight 

then I will usually have one of the classics:

 

Manhattan

 

Vodka or Gin Martini

 

Gin&Tonic

 

Bloody Mary

 

 

sometimes I will have a Moscow Mule, Mojito, or perhaps Gingerale and Whisky something like that when I want something refreshing and wish to do different from classic Gin & Tonic

8/23/19 12:44 AM
4/13/12
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My go to order of preference

blanton’s neat

four roses rocks

delilah straight up

old fashioned

rusty nail

Gibson

Aviation

Sidecar

Bee’s Knees

negroni

Martini 

Your goto is Blantons?  LOL.  I like your style.  Good list too.

8/23/19 4:43 AM
6/14/14
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Negroni

Old Fashioned


I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

8/23/19 5:52 AM
1/13/11
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Negroni

Tom Collins

Maybe an old fashioned

8/23/19 5:54 AM
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Negroni

Old Fashioned


I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

The amount of times I've had a bartender fucm up a negroni is baffling to me. I've had to teach so many bartenders how to make it. Some knobhead tried making me some peach lemon shit and called it a negroni a few weeks ago, I was seriously offended haha.

8/23/19 7:09 AM
1/1/01
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Gin and tonic with Hendricks if possible

8/23/19 9:52 AM
10/21/11
Posts: 1337

Tequila

gold, silver or worm, don't matter

pickle chaser

no salt

no lime

no homo

 

8/23/19 10:21 AM
4/6/09
Posts: 23909

Lately it's been gin over ice. Found one I like more than Hendricks. Forget the name 

8/23/19 10:22 AM
6/2/09
Posts: 6084

Johnny black and gingerale

8/23/19 10:25 AM
7/8/14
Posts: 2558

I stick to mostly beer these days but the certain occasion warrants an occasional cocktail. 

Early day drinking - Bloody Mary or White Russian

Summer outside drink - Vodka Lemonade hits the spot pretty damn good.

And the occasional rum and coke when sitting around relaxing at home 

8/23/19 11:07 AM
2/13/16
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Old fashioned, with a sugar cube, not simple syrup.  With makers mark or bullet...

 

Or just a scotch.  

 

 

8/23/19 11:12 AM
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8/23/19 11:55 AM
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Negroni

Old Fashioned


I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

The amount of times I've had a bartender fucm up a negroni is baffling to me. I've had to teach so many bartenders how to make it. Some knobhead tried making me some peach lemon shit and called it a negroni a few weeks ago, I was seriously offended haha.

I was really into cocktails in the late 90’s. Had dozens of recipes memorized and made them myself all the time.  The problem was bartenders.  Most can’t get much more sophisticated than and gin and tonic which technically isn’t even a cocktail.  

I got tired of getting my drink fucked up so I just went with whiskey on the rocks.  Even then some people manage to screw it up.  

One of the under appreciated advantages of drinking whiskey neat is that it takes very little skill to make the order 

8/23/19 12:00 PM
5/2/02
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For all you negroni fans, a nice summer cocktail is the Americano.  Basically a negroni without the gin.  

1oz Campari, 1oz sweet vermouth, soda water, ice.  

Not a lot of horsepower but perfect for a hot summer day

8/23/19 12:28 PM
3/11/09
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I usually just stick with a Jack and coke or a crown and coke.

8/23/19 2:00 PM
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Negroni

Old Fashioned


I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

The amount of times I've had a bartender fucm up a negroni is baffling to me. I've had to teach so many bartenders how to make it. Some knobhead tried making me some peach lemon shit and called it a negroni a few weeks ago, I was seriously offended haha.

I was really into cocktails in the late 90’s. Had dozens of recipes memorized and made them myself all the time.  The problem was bartenders.  Most can’t get much more sophisticated than and gin and tonic which technically isn’t even a cocktail.  

I got tired of getting my drink fucked up so I just went with whiskey on the rocks.  Even then some people manage to screw it up.  

One of the under appreciated advantages of drinking whiskey neat is that it takes very little skill to make the order 


I used to bartend back when "Shooters" were the thing (before they were rebranded as "Martinis"). I have a HUGE library of drink recipes. Close to 10 recipe books and a rolodex. My goal in life is to teach all my nieces and nephews how to bartend.

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Negroni

Old Fashioned

 

I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

The amount of times I've had a bartender fucm up a negroni is baffling to me. I've had to teach so many bartenders how to make it. Some knobhead tried making me some peach lemon shit and called it a negroni a few weeks ago, I was seriously offended haha.

I was really into cocktails in the late 90’s. Had dozens of recipes memorized and made them myself all the time.  The problem was bartenders.  Most can’t get much more sophisticated than and gin and tonic which technically isn’t even a cocktail.  

I got tired of getting my drink fucked up so I just went with whiskey on the rocks.  Even then some people manage to screw it up.  

One of the under appreciated advantages of drinking whiskey neat is that it takes very little skill to make the order 


I used to bartend back when "Shooters" were the thing (before they were rebranded as "Martinis"). I have a HUGE library of drink recipes. Close to 10 recipe books and a rolodex. My goal in life is to teach all my nieces and nephews how to bartend.

V.S.G.R.B.T.3.

shooters were rebranded as martinis?  do you mean those effeminate colorful drinks served in a martini glass?  those aren't martinis.

8/23/19 2:46 PM
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Negroni

Old Fashioned

 

I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

The amount of times I've had a bartender fucm up a negroni is baffling to me. I've had to teach so many bartenders how to make it. Some knobhead tried making me some peach lemon shit and called it a negroni a few weeks ago, I was seriously offended haha.

I was really into cocktails in the late 90’s. Had dozens of recipes memorized and made them myself all the time.  The problem was bartenders.  Most can’t get much more sophisticated than and gin and tonic which technically isn’t even a cocktail.  

I got tired of getting my drink fucked up so I just went with whiskey on the rocks.  Even then some people manage to screw it up.  

One of the under appreciated advantages of drinking whiskey neat is that it takes very little skill to make the order 


I used to bartend back when "Shooters" were the thing (before they were rebranded as "Martinis"). I have a HUGE library of drink recipes. Close to 10 recipe books and a rolodex. My goal in life is to teach all my nieces and nephews how to bartend.

V.S.G.R.B.T.3.

shooters were rebranded as martinis?  do you mean those effeminate colorful drinks served in a martini glass?  those aren't martinis.


Yes, in the late 90's into the early 2000's, what used to be called "shooters" were popularly re-branded as "martinis". Restaurants used to carry "Martini" menus, none of which had anything to do with a real martini except that, "yes", many did contain vodka and/or gin.

Yes, I realize they're not martinis, that was just what they were being called. Shooters had gotten a really bad rep, so this was an effort to make them seem more classy.
Edited: 8/23/19 2:49 PM
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Negroni

Old Fashioned

 

I order the first if I don't trust the bar that much... you have to try really hard to fuck it up.

If the bartender is good and they have the right ingredients I'll order and Old Fashioned instead.

If it's warm I also like caipirinhas or Moscow Mules.

 

That is so true.

 

I have been a victim several times of a poorly made old fashioned that tasted like fruit punch. I like my old fashioned with rye, not bourbon.

 

Had a place make me a negroni with red wine as they didn't have vermouth, it was fucking disgusting. 

The amount of times I've had a bartender fucm up a negroni is baffling to me. I've had to teach so many bartenders how to make it. Some knobhead tried making me some peach lemon shit and called it a negroni a few weeks ago, I was seriously offended haha.

I was really into cocktails in the late 90’s. Had dozens of recipes memorized and made them myself all the time.  The problem was bartenders.  Most can’t get much more sophisticated than and gin and tonic which technically isn’t even a cocktail.  

I got tired of getting my drink fucked up so I just went with whiskey on the rocks.  Even then some people manage to screw it up.  

One of the under appreciated advantages of drinking whiskey neat is that it takes very little skill to make the order 


I used to bartend back when "Shooters" were the thing (before they were rebranded as "Martinis"). I have a HUGE library of drink recipes. Close to 10 recipe books and a rolodex. My goal in life is to teach all my nieces and nephews how to bartend.

V.S.G.R.B.T.3.

shooters were rebranded as martinis?  do you mean those effeminate colorful drinks served in a martini glass?  those aren't martinis.


Yes, in the late 90's into the early 2000's, what used to be called "shooters" were popularly re-branded as "martinis". Restaurants used to carry "Martini" menus, none of which had anything to do with a real martini except that, "yes", many did contain vodka and/or gin.

Yes, I realize they're not martinis, that was just what they were being called. Shooters had gotten a really bad rep, so this was an effort to make them seem more classy.

i didn't realize that.  same amount of booze?