Women's drinks

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  1. Julia

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    I’ve always been one to go for the “foofy” drinks, anything that sweet and mixed. What I’d love to find is an actual man that knows how to mix a decent drink for a lady. I know you guys don’t like the fru-fru stuff yourself, but you know, it might benefit you to know how to get a lady a little tipsy. What do you think? Are there drinks that are just for the ladies? Any guys out there that drink fancy mixed drinks?
     
  2. MarkHastings

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    I like the foo foo drinks because they are usually sweet. Any of those mixed drinks that they serve at places like "TGI Fridays", "Applebees", "Chilis" are really good. You know, the red ones with the fruit in them. [​IMG]

    I've also been partial to Whiskey Sours. That's more of an old person drink, but my grandparents used to drink those (when I was a kid) and they'd give me their cherry (that was soaking in the drink) and now those drinks remind me of them.

    I also like Slo Gin Fizzes, but one time I ordered one and some guy (at the bar) asked the bar tender what it was and she said "It's fruity...not very strong", so I stopped ordering them, except for at weddings. [​IMG]


    ok, and to not come off as a total goof, I also drink Guinness and Captain and Cokes. [​IMG]
     
  3. Lew Crippen

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    I’m not one for sweet drinks myself Julia—except perhaps of the after-dinner sort. But I can make a fair few, as I’m happy to accommodate my female friends. After all as one of them quoted “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker”. [​IMG]
     
  4. David Williams

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    I can't stand the taste (or effect) of alcohol, so I'm stuck with ordering Shirley Temples or some other soft drink. Did I mention that I'm 6'7" and about 350 lbs? Not exactly the most macho thing to order in group situations (or for that matter, alone. You should have seen the look I got from the drink hostess at a casino when I asked for one.)
     
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    can't stand alcohol myself, although I will have an occasional glass of wine. When out with friends, usually i'll joke around and say I'm in training for the next adventure, which in effet, is somewhat truthful too...

    Back to your original thread though. Had a long island iced tea once though....

    Jay
     
  6. Dennis Nicholls

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    To bring this into the HT realm....

    Go watch 'Casablanca' again. Most of the mixed drinks shown there are 'ladies' drinks to some extent.

    Champagne cocktail....French 75....Cointreau. As long as you don't go for the Bourbon you will be all right.

    Hint: don't buy Veuve Clicquot (mentioned once again in Casablanca!) at $35+ a bottle to put into champagne cocktails. A very good domestic sparkler is Domaine Ste. Michelle for about $6 a bottle...much better as a mixer! :b

    [rant]French 75[/rant]

    INGREDIENTS:

    2 oz. Sour mix
    2 oz. Cognac
    Chilled Champagne
    Orange wheel or wedge
    Maraschino cherry

    PREPARATION:

    Stir sour mix & cognac in a Collins glass with just a bit of ice. Fill with Champagne. Garnish with a flag.

    A whole row of them Sasha. Starting here...and ending here [​IMG]

    [rant]Champagne cocktail[/rant]

    The Champagne Cocktail is perhaps one of the easiest cocktails to make, with virtually no hassle or even additional equipment or tools. Start off by taking a single sugar cube, and while holding it over the opening of a bottle of Angostura bitters, invert the bottle so that some bitters soaks directly into the sugar. Drop the cube into the bottom of a champagne flute, and then fill the glass with champagne. Some also pour an ounce of Cointreau over the sugar cube before filling the glass with champagne.

    They put it on the bill...I tear up the bill...it is very convenient.

    [​IMG]

    Here's looking at you kid.
     
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    True, but when I used to drink, and especially to excess, I found that a Sloe Gin Fizz was a great hangover, morning-after cure.
     
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    Some of the stronger "chick" drinks are Cosmpolitans (Cosmos) and Appletinis. Basically chilled vodka with some added flavors. Should be drunk out of a martini glass straight-up for maximum effect.

    "Why, I just can't taste any of that alchohol"

    "That's the point baby !"

    Being an ex-bartender, my biggest complaint is that most bars over-do it with the mixers. Cosmos are made with Cranberry and Cointreau, but they should just be dashes for a slight burst of flavor, and not the main ingredients. Same with the Green Apple Liqueur for the Appletini. My wife never complains about my versions.... [​IMG]

    On the total fruity side, my other bests are hurricanes, margaritas and frozen strawberry daiquiris and Pina Coladas. Also just started making Mai Tais using Trader Vics pre-made mix, which is decent. It is VERY sweet, so I usually mix with Meyers Dark Rum to offset.
     
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    I LOVE Hurricanes, which are similar to Alabama Slammers. They pretty much taste like fruit punch, but are like 99% alcohol.
     
  10. Lew Crippen

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    Indeed Buzz the margarita is a standby (very popular here). And speaking of tequila (made right here in Jalisco), tequila and Squirt (sometimes with a bit of salt) is ubiquitous.
     
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    I will from now on. :b
     
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    I'm a fan of Mudslides myself. If I'm not too much into a drinking mood, I'll drink a White Russian. People won't notice there's less alcohol but b/c of the smell, people will think I'm a drunk and when I can drink a boatload without feeling any effect.

    A little New Years trick that may help people who are not heavy drinkers. A bottle of strong alcohol(I believe Winston Churchill used Vodka) that is almost depleted can be refilled with water. Even if it is 9:1 water vs alcohol, the smell of the vodka will still remain strong and give the illusion of being a heavy drinker.
     
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    One of my favorite mixed drinks is a "foofy" drink. You have to try it.

    FRENCH MARTINI:

    - 1 1/2 oz Vodka (preferably Ketel One or Grey Goose in my opinion)
    - 1/2 or 1 oz Chambord (whichever way you like it)
    - 2-3 oz Pineapple Juice (I like more of the pineapple juice in mine.)
    - 1 twist of lemon peel if you have it...not a necessity.

    Shake vigorously on ice, pour into frozen glass through strainer.

    yummmmmm!
     
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    OMG, we could be twins! I don't drink in public because I can get easily drunk in certain situations, but I'm happy to have the occasional tipple at home. But maybe not another whisky sour - at least for another twenty years or so. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm a closet "cosmo" drinker. :b


    Actually this thread reminds me of a time when my dad and I were sitting at a restaurant bar and a group of upper-middle aged women came in being rather boisterous. The bartender groaned to us and said, "Looks like I'll be making a round of 'blender drinks'".

    Sure enough, I think they each ordered a different flavored daiquiri.
     
  16. MarkHastings

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    LOL - yeah, I get some odd looks when I order that one. It's in the same line as a Manhatten. Old people drinks [​IMG]
     
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    I'm trying to fathom why someone would want to project the illusion of being a drunk and a heavy drinker...
     
  18. MarkHastings

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    Peer pressure I'd assume.

    Luckily, when I hang around my "getting drunk" loving friends, I don't feel the need to 'keep up' with them, but there are times that I feel a little left out of the pack because I don't drink beer after beer. Sometimes I'll even be hanging around without a drink in my hand and they're all like "You're not drinking???". I can see how some would feel the need to "fit in", especially in your early 20's.
     
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    Amaretto Sour or Long Island Iced Tea for me... I guess those are considered "ladies drinks" right?

    Otherwise I stick to the basic screwdriver or rum and coke.
     
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    Faking aocohol content of drinks comes in very handy in doing psychological studies of the effects of alcohol on performance of complex cognitive tasks where you don't want participants to know quite how much alcohol they've had. You cannot convince anyone that they've drunk alcohol if there is no alcohol in a drink but I promise you that a few tiny drops of vodka (which will have zilch intoxicating effect) floated on the top of orange juice is indistinguishable from a hefty slug of vodka mixed with orange juice, at least in the short term. I know this because a colleague of mine did blind tests and established this on both relatively unpractised and hardened drinkers.

    Said colleague was very popular with the rest of us because if one of her expermental participants didn't turn up, she let us drink the orange juice she'd prepared. I thought she was only handing out the placebo glasses to us, until one day after downing a glass of juice in one (it was a hot day) I found I no longer liked my office because it was moving. It turned out I'd drunk a third of a pint of vodka. Let's put it this way - I was not well.
     

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