Questions tagged [cocktails]

Cocktails refer to mixed drinks, consisting typically of gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, or brandy, with different admixtures, as vermouth, fruit juices, or flavorings, usually chilled and frequently sweetened.

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How to increase pH in a cocktail?

I've recently become fascinated by the use of butterfly pea blossoms to add colour to alcoholic drinks. (Yes, I've been watching How To Drink on YouTube). It acts as a natural pH indicator--add lemon ...
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How can I layer liquors on top of each other?

I was at a bar some time ago and I ordered a random shot. A B52 I believe. And it looked perfectly layered, no gradients between any of the three liquors. So how do the bartenders do it?
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Sangria left out overnight

I made some sangria for a party - Spanish red, brandy, triple sec, peach schnapps, orange slices, lemon slices, strawberries, pineapple, generic tropical juice - and have accidentally left it out on ...
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What is “Five Fruits” in this 1920s cocktail recipe?

From Shake 'Em Up! A Handbook of Polite Drinking (1930), page 46: GIN PUNCH NUMBER ONE 2 quarts of grapefruit juice 2 quarts of gin and one quarter cup of Five Fruits or Grenadine ...
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What cocktails are named, created or in some other sense may be used by Catholics to celebrate their liturgical year?

What cocktails are named, created or in some other sense may be used by Catholics to celebrate their liturgical year? I am looking for cocktails named after saints or liturgical feasts or important ...
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Human body parts in a cocktail?

Human body parts in a cocktail? It is a question that seems to come out of The Twilight Zone. Up in the Yukon (Canada) there existed (exists) a cocktail made with a real severed human toe called ...
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What is the difference between inverted simple syrup and simple syrup (if any)

I have heard the term inverse or inverted simple syrup used in cocktail recipes, but I haven't been able to figure out how this is different from "regular" simple syrup. For example, the wikipedia ...
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Are there any spirits that never should be combined in a cocktail or drink?

Many drinks and cocktails are a mixture of different spirits with or without additional tastes introduced by juices, concentrates and/or other ingredients that create their special taste. My ...
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Why do they use different recipe for making a Caipirinha in Brazil and in Germany / Europe?

Recipe in Brazil: Ice-Cubes, white fine sugar, Cachaça, squeezed lemon Recipe in Germany / Europe: Crashed ice, coarse brown sugar, Cachaça, squeezed lemon. The difference is enormous. Made in the ...
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How should I drink limoncello?

I was given some decent Limoncello from Italy as a gift, 30% proof, brand name 'Villa Massa' from Sorrento. I had a tiny sip of it and it is quite smooth, not too sharp and rather nice. However I'm ...
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Name of a cocktail with orange peel+coconut+lime

Last night, I asked bartender for a cocktail based on orange peel. Then he made a cup of cocktail with orange peel & coconut & lime. It was off sweet taste. He told me the name of cocktail ...
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Are there any Whisky better for cocktails?

I would like to know what Whisky is better with cocktails. I've bough the Jack Daniels Whisky, but I feel that the taste of the cocktail is off since the flavors of the Jack Daniels is stronger than ...
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Do lights and music enhance a cocktail?

OK, so here I sit, in a fantastic marina (yes I live on a boat), but every Saturday and Sunday night the local cocktail bar has a rather serious disco, or should I say Saturday morning/Sunday morning (...
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When and how was the Estonian cocktail the Hammer and Sickle invented?

I know it's made from 1/4 Vana Tallinn and 3/4 Sparkling Wine (or Champaign) but I've spent ages trying to find out where and how it started. Does anyone claim to have invented it? What is the ...
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What's Martini (the brand)?

I'm a total novice, so excuses for what is likely a ridiculously stupid question. I know that a MARTINI is a drink (like a gin martini, vodka martini) but there is also a bottled drink called "...
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Clarified Bloody Mary and Egg Whites

Does anyone have a good resource for clarifying fruits and veggies and using as a cocktail mixer? I had this fabulous Bloody Mary last weekend. It was was made with yellow tomato and yellow bell ...
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Rose colored wine cocktail

I have no experience in making wine cocktails and I would like a recommendation of a "rose" colored wine cocktail. The wine cocktail I am looking for should be as close as possible to the color rose ...
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Bananas in cocktails or other drinks

I have a lot of bananas at the moment - too many to consume by just eating or cooking or using in general. What is the best way to use banana in a drink - assume that I have a fairly wide and varied ...
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Are there cocktails with wasabi or other spicy ingredients?

Recently I tried a custom cocktail from my barman with wasabi, vodka and some sambuco syrup (not Sambuca, and still no found resource in English to add) and got in love with that cocktail, like my top ...
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Maraschino cherry - can I use an alternative?

Just recently I have got into cocktails. But I am finding it hard to find the right cherries so offset my designs. The Maraschino cherry is the classic but what else is there to make my cocktails ...
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How safe are eggs in cocktails like fizzes?

Many cocktails such as fizzes call for an egg white (or an egg yolk in some cases). Given that I'm not sure I would eat a raw egg, how safe is it to put one in my drink? Are there any alternatives I ...
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How can different ingredients be replaced in the Singapore Sling recipe?

I recently was in Singapore, where I tasted some of the most incredible Singapore Slings ever (hint: the best was NOT at the Raffles, but I guess this is a matter of personal taste). When I came back ...
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What cocktail could be paired with French cheese?

For a kind of cocktail competition I'm running against friends, I need a cocktail around France theme, my idea is to pair a cocktail with a French cheese. I know that cherries do pair well with bask ...
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Can I substitute Green Chartreuse for Yellow?

I want to make a cocktail which uses Yellow Chartreuse. I happen to have a quarter-bottle of Green Chartreuse in the back of the cabinet. I know the green variety is stronger and the yellow somewhat ...
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Are there drinks/cocktails involving vinegar?

Being a huge fan of vinegar, I recently wondered if there are any actual known cocktail recipes/drinks that involve vinegar as an ingredient, preferably as a significant ingredient contributing ...
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What is the name of the cocktail with the greatest number of layers in a layered drink and which order are the various liqueurs poured?

Could anyone tell me what is the name of the cocktail with largest number of layers in a layered drink and in which order the various liqueurs are poured into it? A layered (or "stacked") drink, ...