November 20th, 2008, 02:04 AM #1
Help Bogey become a mixologist
Years ago, I bought a bunch of martini glasses and a shaker thinking I'd use it (among other items) to become a master mixologist or simply a raging alcoholic, whichever came first.
Recently, I purchased and installed some stemware racks, hung up my martini and wine glasses, and am now ready to mix.
Today, I bought Gallo vermouth (dry & sweet) and Costco sized Grey Goose vodka & Bombay gin (sorry K&T).
Five-parts Bombay and one-part Gallo dry later and I'm feeling it!
This is kicking my ass more than anything I've drank from any bar recently.
Help me make this just the tip of the iceberg with your suggestions for future liquid purchases and recipes.
I'd like this to evolve (if you can call it that) to the point where I have one different drink for every night of the week, just like I'd like to have a different woman for every night of the week.
This endeavor appears to be more likely. Heh.
Last edited by Bogey; November 20th, 2008 at 08:04 AM.
November 20th, 2008, 03:36 AM #2
The Webtender - Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes and Bartending Guide
1/2 shot Godiva liqueur
1/2 shot Barenjager
Pour Barenjaeger in a shot glass and top with Godiva.
1 1/2 ounces kahlua
1 ounce amaretto
1/2 ounce tuaca
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Blend together and top with whiped cream, biscotti, and grated chocolate.
November 20th, 2008, 08:13 AM #3
Chocolate . . . tiramisu . . . this is an alcohol thread, not a dessert thread.
Thanks for the suggestions.
November 20th, 2008, 08:27 AM #4
webtender is the ish.
just stock your bar with the basics and keep a nice assortment of mixers on hand and you can make whatever you want whenever you want it.
November 20th, 2008, 10:32 AM #5
Target some different martini mixers (apple, mango, cranberry) that you can get and BevMo has a bunch too.
November 20th, 2008, 11:04 AM #6
Better get some Rum as well. Whalers if you want to go FooFoo, Appletons is you want to go true.
Here is a drink I used to make when entertaining female guest.
1 Smirnov Ice, 1 Shot Citrus Vodka, 1 Shot Apricot Brandy, Squeeze of Lime.
One of my current faves is...
1 Shot Rum, 1 Shot Baileys, served over ice.
Another one from yesteryear....
The Chocolate Chip Shooter
1 Shot Vodka, 1 Shot Frangelico served up.
Last edited by Hipcheck; November 20th, 2008 at 11:06 AM.
November 20th, 2008, 11:08 AM #7
I like DrinkNation as you can even search by ingredients to make something new out of what you have laying around.
Mixed Drink and Cocktail Recipe Browser - Drinknation.com
November 20th, 2008, 03:09 PM #8
as my sig indicates, one bottle each: glenlivet (i've had 12, 15, 18 and 21 yrs... 18 is best); talisker (18 yrs); laphroaig.
get some double old fashion glasses.
generous pour, neat.
one ice cube on the side.
voilą, that's all you need.
November 20th, 2008, 03:29 PM #9
Seagrams 7 and Monster energy drink.
November 20th, 2008, 03:32 PM #10
No mention of soft music and a bear skin rug?
Originally Posted by lunchbox