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fsjonsey
05-21-2012, 02:22 AM
I know that most folks here enjoy their cigars with wine, whiskey, or beer, but a good cocktail can make for a great cigar pairing as well.
I'll start off with my go-to favorite, the mother of all cocktails, the Old Fashioned:
Muddle one sugar cube, four dashes of Angostura bitters, and a tablespoon of club soda in a glass.
Add 3oz of (preferably 100 proof) Bourbon or Rye.
Fill a second glass with ice.
Twist a small orange slice in the second glass and add a dash of Club Soda.
Pour the contents of the first glass into the second glass.
Stir, add a Maraschino Cherry for garnish. (the cherry is optional, but some prefer it)
Drink, enjoy, and repeat.
The recipe for a "proper" Old Fashioned is a contentious issue in mixology circles. This is the formula that I happen to like best.

fsjonsey
10-01-2012, 04:26 AM
Anyone?
Come on guys!
http://i.imgur.com/gVBz3l.jpg (http://imgur.com/gVBz3)

Subvet642
10-01-2012, 07:33 AM
I like a Manhattan, myself, but I use Rye and do without the bitters.

Zanaspus
10-01-2012, 08:55 AM
How about Fuzzy Navel paired with an Acid Kuba Kuba? ;)

Subvet642
10-01-2012, 09:01 AM
How about Fuzzy Navel paired with an Acid Kuba Kuba? ;)

Maybe if you're a New Orleans hooker...

fsjonsey
10-02-2012, 03:01 AM
How about a classic, Havana style Daiquiri?
Strawberries and slushee machines need not apply.

3oz Light or Dark Rum (I prefer a dark, aged rum. Brugal Añejo is great for mixing)
1.5oz Fresh lime juice.
1/2 oz simple syrup (a 1/1 solution of granulated sugar dissolved in water)
Shake with ice.
Serve in a chilled Old Fashioned Glass.
Best consumed while reading Hemingway and smoking an ISOM.

TJtorpedo
10-03-2012, 07:44 PM
I like a good gin martini myself. Splash of dry vermouth, shaken, and with olives (real bleu cheese stuffed ones if I can find them). Gins I like are Bombay, Hendricks, Magellan, and Blue Coat.

markem
10-03-2012, 07:58 PM
I like my boilermakers stirred and not shaken.

Scottw
10-03-2012, 08:59 PM
Bourbon an root beer stirred is a good pairing with cigars for me. Other than that its single malt or single barrel bourbon neat.

GreekGodX
10-03-2012, 09:23 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5897248/shaken-or-stirred-which-gets-you-drunker-a-scientific-exploration

smokin5
10-03-2012, 10:42 PM
I like my boilermakers stirred and not shaken.

And I like my boilermakers boiled, not fried. :ss

SvilleKid
10-03-2012, 10:44 PM
I don't always drink cocktails, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equ.... er.... sorry, lost my train of thought there!!!

One of my own invention. Surprisingly enough, My family calls it the Cliff Special.

One ounce each of:

Southern Comfort
Crown Royal (regular)
Disaronno Amaretto
Whiskey Sour mix

Combine these four in a tall Highball glass. Fill mostly to the top with Sprite (forget about other lemon-lime drinks for mixer). Add ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Be warned. Mixed right, this is like a good Long Island Tea, the liquor will not be noticed. But, this will put a spin in your head quickly!

hammondc
10-03-2012, 11:18 PM
Never had an old fashioned. Always kinda wanted to try them. Maybe this will be the weekend.

hammondc
10-03-2012, 11:19 PM
Old standyby for me is a Dark n Stormy. Black Seal rum with a good Jamaican ginger beer and a bit of lime. Make them with Blenheims ginger ale for a dark n fiery.

Mattso3000
10-03-2012, 11:32 PM
My cocktail of choice:

2 oz don julio silver and a drizzle of Rose's lime.

Robulous78
10-04-2012, 12:28 AM
How about Fuzzy Navel paired with an Acid Kuba Kuba? ;)

Maybe if you're a New Orleans hooker...

I nearly died after reading this... I was laughing so hard I inhaled a bit of cigar smoke and went into a coughing fit... lol :)

+1 Subvet642 :tu

As for my opinion, I'm a straight up Maker's Mark & a Maduro Kinda guy, but I like a good rusty nail every now and then... maybe pair that with a Tabak Especial?

Robulous78
10-04-2012, 12:34 AM
I don't always drink cocktails, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equ.... er.... sorry, lost my train of thought there!!!

One of my own invention. Surprisingly enough, My family calls it the Cliff Special.

One ounce each of:

Southern Comfort
Crown Royal (regular)
Disaronno Amaretto
Whiskey Sour mix

Combine these four in a tall Highball glass. Fill mostly to the top with Sprite (forget about other lemon-lime drinks for mixer). Add ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Be warned. Mixed right, this is like a good Long Island Tea, the liquor will not be noticed. But, this will put a spin in your head quickly!

I'll Give this a shot... maybe over Thanksgiving with my Fam... Thanks Svillekid

billybarue
10-08-2012, 11:35 PM
Old standyby for me is a Dark n Stormy. Black Seal rum with a good Jamaican ginger beer and a bit of lime. Make them with Blenheims ginger ale for a dark n fiery.

A relatively new favorite for me. I've tried other rums but it has to be Goslings Black Seal. I've also tried other ginger beers, but I like Goslings ginger beer. Although I've tried various dark (black) rums and other ginger beer iterations, I know my preference for Goslings is probably because that is simply how I had them in the beginning.

That Blenheims looks interesting - never heard of it before. I'll be looking for it now.

Cheers,

BB

cobra03
10-09-2012, 03:20 AM
Im not a huge cocktail guy but i am partial to a manhattan or a white russian from time to time.
http://www.epiclol.com/cdn/pictures/2012/06/dos-equis-big-lebowski_1338542678_epiclolcom.jpg

hammondc
10-09-2012, 06:26 AM
A relatively new favorite for me. I've tried other rums but it has to be Goslings Black Seal. I've also tried other ginger beers, but I like Goslings ginger beer. Although I've tried various dark (black) rums and other ginger beer iterations, I know my preference for Goslings is probably because that is simply how I had them in the beginning.

That Blenheims looks interesting - never heard of it before. I'll be looking for it now.

Cheers,

BB

I usually use Black seal with Reeds Ginger Beer. Blenheim is very very hard to find unless you live in NC/SC. It can be found online though and there is a store locator for the other B&M stores in the nation.

I will have my parents and in laws mule it in for me when they visit this fall. 20 sixers oughta do it.

Brlesq
10-09-2012, 07:05 AM
One of my favorite cocktails to pair with a cigar is a self-created, yet-unnamed concoction:

2 parts Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum
1 part Amaretto

The ladies enjoy this drink as well if you change it to a 50/50 ratio, throw it into a martini glass and add a cherry.

Gosling's Black Seal can be substituted for the spiced rum for a slightly different taste.

billybarue
10-09-2012, 10:25 AM
I usually use Black seal with Reeds Ginger Beer. Blenheim is very very hard to find unless you live in NC/SC. It can be found online though and there is a store locator for the other B&M stores in the nation.

I will have my parents and in laws mule it in for me when they visit this fall. 20 sixers oughta do it.

I saw the locator for Blenheims. There are a couple spots just North of Chicago and a couple in New York. I am in Chicago couple of times a week and New York at least a few times a month. I should be able to get my paws on some.

fsjonsey
11-22-2012, 03:44 AM
Old standyby for me is a Dark n Stormy. Black Seal rum with a good Jamaican ginger beer and a bit of lime. Make them with Blenheims ginger ale for a dark n fiery.

Replace the Rum with a good dry Gin and you have a Dragonfly.

Also, I've fallen in love with another long forgotten cocktail;
The Derby
2 oz bourbon
½ oz sweet vermouth
½ oz orange curaçao
¾ oz lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime and/or mint.

RWhisenand
11-22-2012, 11:30 PM
I mostly drink IPA's, red wine, or Scotch (single malt)

...but every once in awhile I like a Manhatten, I make mine with Crown Royal, two parts, sweet vermouth, one part, Agostura bitters, shaken with a cherry.

My wife likes the Hendricks gin with a cucumber slice and tonic, when she is not drinking scotch with me. I actually got he drinking scotch, but she hasn't tried a cigar yet! Cheers!

badbriar
08-04-2013, 07:11 PM
This is the king of all man drinks... A Rusty Nail !
Must use a worthy scotch, so as not to insult the Drambuie. Not too good - no need to go with a single malt, but not the cheap stuff either. Personally, I find that Chivas does the trick just right.
Pairs well with most any stout, sweet, full bodied Maduro or even a good Oscuro. LFD comes to mind!
Enjoy...:tu
RR

Porch Dweller
08-04-2013, 09:14 PM
This is the king of all man drinks... A Rusty Nail !
Must use a worthy scotch, so as not to insult the Drambuie. Not too good - no need to go with a single malt, but not the cheap stuff either. Personally, I find that Chivas does the trick just right.
Pairs well with most any stout, sweet, full bodied Maduro or even a good Oscuro. LFD comes to mind!
Enjoy...:tu
RR

I love a Rusty Nail after a hearty meal. If you're going to smoke with it, though, you need something spicy and bold or the Drambuie will completely overpower it.

5newmans
08-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Every once in a while I will have a local drink, they call it a Big Freakin Rock.
It's a shot of rum and and 6 oz. of hard cider.

SmokeyJoe
08-05-2013, 03:33 PM
Normally it is single malt or bourbon neat, but on occasion I will have...

Amber Jack drink recipe made with Amaretto,Bourbon,Sour mix,.
How to make a Amber Jack with all the instructions and ingredients.

Ingredients to use:
1 1/2 oz Amaretto
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
2 oz Sour mix
Directions:
Mix and serve over ice

(Personally, I prefer to go light on the sour mix.)

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