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Old 05-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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I never been a big hard alcohol drinker, even mixed drinks, i have always stuck mostly with beer. In your opinion, what are the top 10 best mixed drinks you must try atleast once?

1. bloody mary?
2. gin and tonic?
3. mimosa?
4. bourbon and ginger?
5. redbull and vodka?
6. margarita?
7. martini?
8. screwdriver?
9. long island ice tea?

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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None of the above. The only drink I like that is "mixed" is a martini.

But if it has to be a mixed drink, I'd do this:

1. Michelada
2. Gin and tonic
3. Bourbon and water (or ice chips) but I don't think that really counts as it's more straight.
4. Margarita (but no mix- only good tequila, fresh squeezed limes, a tiny bit of cointreau and over ice)
5. Bloody Marys on Sunday mornings at 10 AM, with a possibility of bloody Marias for backup.

That's all I can think of. Most soft drink/booze combinations are vile. Mixing a nice hard liquor with things like soda/redbull/etc sound beyond gross to me.

I'd rather just have a straight Scotch than ANY mixed drink, but that wasn't the question.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:46 PM   #3
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here's something to try: absinthe, lime, mint, ice, sprite.

although I usually stick to Irish single malt these days, other than beer of course.

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:50 PM   #4
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1) Martini / Dirty Martini
2) Old Fashioned
3) Manhattan
3) Dark and Stormy
4) Margarita
5) Pina Colada
6) Hurricane while in New Orleans
7) Bloody Mary
8) A real daiquiri
9) Mai Tai at Trader Vic's
10) Mojito

Yep, that should do it!

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
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In no particular order, I'd like to also add:
1. White Russian
2. Mojito
3. Mint Julep
4. Jack & Coke
5. Captain & Coke
6. Caesar or a Bloody Mary
7. Lime Margarita
8. Gin & Tonic
9. Sangria - with some extra Brandy
10. Long Island Ice Tea

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Not a mixer guy very often but these are my favorites

1. Cuba Libre - aka Rum and Coke.
2. Manhattan
3. Godfather - Scotch and Amaretto
4. Old Fashioned
5 Whiskey and Coke
6. Rob Roy - Manhattan but with scotch
7. Rusty Nail
8. Sangria
9. lime Margarita
10. Strawberry Margarita (My girly drink, every guy has one)

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:24 AM   #7
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I don't drink spirits as a rule, if I do it is either neat Scotch, a Margharita or an extra dirty/extra olives martini. That being said I had something that was really cool several years ago- Flaming Dr Pepper.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:39 AM   #8
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Moscow Mule - made well, with spicy ginger beer, not run-of-the-mill ginger ale.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:48 AM   #9
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In no particular order:

Long Island
Mai Tai - near or on a beach...oh yeah!
Margarita - the actual recipe without premade mix
Pisco Sour - Peruvian-style; definitely no "sour mix"
Dry Martini
Amaretto Sour
Whiskey & Coke
Mint Julep - I like to mix up a batch and leave it in the back of my frig for at least a couple of months
Mimosa or Belini at a brunch
White Russian

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:08 AM   #10
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Manhattan
Vesper Martini
Margarita- Lime Juice, silver Tequila, Grand Ma
Mojito
Gin and tonic
Rum and coke
Old Fashioned
Mai Tai
Zombie
Sazerac
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