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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What are some good alcohol-free cocktails I can make with Schweppes and syrup

I just started working in a hotel, where we also have a bar. We don't really have any alcohol free cocktails on our menu and guests frequently ask what I would recommend. Here are my ingredients: Cola,...
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Preparation of cocktails using whiskey

I'm a whiskey enthusiast and I want to try making cocktails using whiskey (Normally I use chilled water or Ice cubes, but some whiskeys have an obnoxious smell). I have tried bourbon (JD, Jim Beam) ...
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Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature from 1900 or earlier?

Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature? Does anyone know of any drinking traditions of a popular drink that is mentioned in popular historical literature. I am not limiting to English ...
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Storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom?

I've found posts on storage of liquor at home (e.g. this), but is there any advice out there for storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom? In the past, I've learned direct ...
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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?

You could just keep your vodka/gin in the freezer, and mix it with vermouth. Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini? Ice just waters it down -- and if you do wish to dilute your drink,...
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Campari or Aperol - the sweeter one?

Campari or Aperol - which is sweeter or maybe less bitter than the other one?
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Recommendation for a Sasquatch Day barbecue?

Group of hunting buddies here in BC, are planning have a Sasquatch Day barbecue on October 20! October 20 is the anniversary of the alleged Patterson–Gimlin film of a real Bigfoot. Hoping to start a ...
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Is it appropriate to substitute Kahlua in lieu of Patron XO Cafe?

I have a cocktail recipe that calls for Patron XO Cafe. I try to avoid buying bottles of super speciality liquors if I don't anticipate I'll use them frequently. I do have Kahlua on hand which I know ...
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Equal Parts Cocktail Measurement

This question may be quite basic. How do I properly measure ingredients of a Negroni? Equal parts of each ingredient. Is it one cap (cocktail shaker cap) of each? Or equal in terms of mL. Using my ...
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Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?

Is there a name for the class of cocktails where all ingredients are in equal proportions? For example, if I were to make a menu of things like a Corpse Reviver, Paper Plane, Last Word, etc. I'd like ...
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Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?

I know you can have whisky chasers with lager or beer, I used to have them all the time, and still do when I am on a cruiseship. However, having a chaser is not quite the same as pouring a large ...
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How to drink layered cocktails?

Are not layered cocktails beautiful? Just look at this post's marvels! And if you want to make one, there are tons of internet references. Buuuuuut.... How do you drink them? There usually isn't a ...
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Home Bar - Marry Two Bottles of Different Brands?

In my home bar, I have some tequila, rum, vodka, and bourbon. Each of these types now has two or more brands (the extras were gifts), which take up space. I'd like to keep my home bar simple and just ...
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What does “do“ mean in old cocktails?

What does “do“ mean in old cocktails? There’s a post on “do” in old recipes of Seasoned Advice SE. It says that “do.” should be read as “ditto” which makes sense, but I’m reading “Jerry Thomas ...
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What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir?

The best cocktail I've ever had is at Santo Mezcal in Santa Barbara, California called the Riveria Hermosa. The ingredients shown in the menu just say "bitters". I'm wondering what bitters ...
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What cocktails would be good mixed with Nanaimo Bar Cream?

An Ontario-based whisky distillery has created a new “Nanaimo Bar Cream” liqueur which is reportedly “flying off shelves” across the country. Here in BC liqueur has just arrived on the shelves. I ...
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Recommendations for a pandemic coronavirus drink?

Recommendations for some pandemic coronavirus drinks? I would like to have an enlightened coronavirus engagement with a few selective friends, following the governmental guidelines here in Canada 🇨🇦....
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What type of stemware is this?

I've recently inherited a set of these glasses and I can't seem to figure out what type of glass/stemware they are and what cocktails are traditionally served in them (if any). Picture attached, ...
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Dry Martini or cold gin?

First let me assure everyone that I did look for a similar question and did not find any. So I apologize if my search was insufficient. I am a big fan of martinis, dry in particular. My buddies and ...
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How to increase pH in a cocktail? [closed]

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 Keep the punch in ...
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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 Whiskey better for cocktails?

I would like to know what whiskey is better with cocktails. I've bough the Jack Daniels, but I feel that the taste of the cocktail is off since the flavors of the Jack Daniels is stronger than others....
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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, ...
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