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Isolation Cocktails

  • 24-04-2020 11:13am
    Registered Users Posts: 15,615 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu

    Is anyone else indulging in occasional (or frequent) cocktails at this time?
    We're enjoying 5 o clock, pre dinner cocktails far too often!

    The biggest hit has been Gin Rickys.
    Traditionally just gin, lime juice and soda water - I've added a tiny bit of elderflower cordial and a bit of mint!

    We've had Red Snappers - Bloody Mary with gin instead of vodka.

    There's also been the odd Mojito - mine are made with a mix of lemon and lime juice, young and aged rum, and bitters (and mint, of course).

    So anyone got any cocktails they'd like to share?

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,624 Mod ✭✭✭✭ irish_goat

    Been having the odd whiskey or rum sour myself. We've a mint plant coming along nicely now so will start to get the odd mojito and mint julep going soon. Need to get myself some good bitters too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 939 ✭✭✭ kg703

    Made some fab whiskey sours there last weekend but they use too much alcohol and go down too easy so between two of us got through 70% of a bottle and woke up with a headache. I used: Roe & Coe, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup with lemon zest added, egg white. In the shaker with ice. I always add extra lemon juice as I like it to be real sour.

    My otherwise go to is an ol margarita, silver tequila, cointreu and lime juice. I skip the sugar in these becuase, again, I love sour.

    Would defo be interested in seeing some at home recipes, I dont have kit other than the shaker really but plenty of booze in the cupboard to experiment with!

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,228 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06

    Roe & Co have some great cocktail ideas on the site.

    This one for a Whiskey mojito seems to have gone from the site so bumping here:
    • 2 oz Roe & Co Irish Whiskey
    • ¼ oz fresh Lime Juice
    • ½ oz Pear Nectar (I used Granini Pear juice)
    • 8 Mint Leaves
    • Build and churn with crushed ice. Top up with soda water.

    Problem it was too drinkable... you'd need to make a jug of the stuff in one go was getting through it so quickly :)

    For sipping... something like a Manhattan, or what I make is really a Cosmpolitan but with single malt Scotch as a base.

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,674 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord

    I've been invited to a virtual cocktail party tomorrow night, so I'll be going vodka shopping in the afternoon! I usually make White Russians when I do cocktails, but have the ingredients for a decent Old Fashioned here too.

    And a friend sent me a recipe for a simple Espresso Martini, so of course I'll have to try one of those at some stage.

    I think I've just enough gin left for a Tom Collins, if there's a bit of sunshine tomorrow evening...

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,624 Mod ✭✭✭✭ irish_goat

    Teeling have shared this coffee cocktail recipe which sounds nice too.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,660 ✭✭✭ armaghlad


    Shake and pour over crushed ice.

    Repeat then go to bed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭ Adyx

    I do most of my cocktail making and drinking in work so have very limited stocks to go on at home the last month or so. Only cocktail I've been making is a kind of Old Fashioned, with Jameson Seaweed Bitters and Connemara Peated Whiskey. The bitters are a little salty which I like with the peat.

    Have some gin too so I'll be having a few Tom Collins when I pick up lemons and soda water tomorrow.

    Wish I'd taken a few bottles home with now. :(

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,213 ✭✭✭✭ Tom Dunne

    Try a whiskey sour with Slane - the "herby" flavour of the whiskey really adds to it.

    I made this one yesterday, ideally suited to the warm day:

    - mash a few frozen raspberries with one measure each of gin and vodka
    - add in the juice of a lime, mix well
    - pour over ice and then over that, pour in a can of 7 up

    Make sure you use plenty of ice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,228 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06

    I use the below as a base for a 'highball' version of something that starts as an approximation of an Old Fashioned, topped with a dash of cola.
    • 2 oz single malt Scotch e.g. Glenlivet founders reserve, Talisker skye
    • 1 oz vermouth rosso e.g. Martini
    • 1 oz orange liqueur e.g. Cointreau or triple sec
    • 1 dash agnostura bitters
    • Squeeze juice of 1 lime wedge
    • Ice

    * I've used bourbon or Black Bush instead of the Scotch, just I have some 1L bottles of non age statement single malt Scotch you could pick up cheap on the Continent, pre- lockdown.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,028 ✭✭✭ anthony4335

    Simple Moscow Mule, out side of that a cocktail of wine.

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