Mixology (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Drink)
This thread came about due to two factors. 1: Pete's Bitter Black Existance. 2: I may want to try my hand at mixology.
What is your favorite mixed drink, hard liquor, martini, margarita, etc? On the off-chance that you have any drinks that you have created yourself, post the ingredients and instructions here if you wish so other people can try their hand at it.
On a personal note, I've learned that in my state you can be 18 years old and be a bartender even though you cannot actually consume/quaff the liquor. It's fucked up but I don't care! I've actually made a few simple drinks in the past whenever my parents throw a party(e.g. Manhattans, Harvey Wallbangers, martinis, and more). Despite my age, people have commented that I do pretty good, and one of them say if I practiced I could be pretty good. Since filmmaking is a tough business and actually getting a part in a production crew for a movie is somewhat uncommon (indy or Hollywood level), it may be a way to actually make some money and bartenders make quite a fair to large amount of money
2 shots Vodka (Grapefruit vodka if you have, plain if you don't, avoid a raspberry vodka)
1 shot Cranberry/Pomegranate juice cocktail, regular Cranberry juice cocktail will do if you don't have that.
1 shot of Triple Sec
0.5 shot of Lime juice, fresh squeezed if available.
This definitely has a bite to it, but it's tasty and drinkable.
I just remembered that Labor Day is coming up, I should gather components to make a pitcher of this for my friends.
Protip(from an actual pro) - Be mindful of the botanicals your gin is made from when deciding which gin to use in a cocktail. The right Gin can make a drink, the wrong one can ruin it.
Martinis, however, you can often get away with, being a very simple drink, however, you should default to Beefeater or similar, as unless your customer is brand-calling, it's a good basic gin that compliments the vermouth well - however, in a martini, Customer choice trumps all.
I wonder if Matt will wind up the time traveling, self impregnating, sex changing ball o awesome that is the main character in All You Zombies He'd be Heinleintastic!
The Joy of Mixology: The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft by Gary Regan
I also like appletinis, my friends make fun of me because they think it's a girls drink but when done right it's quite good, especially with dusted cinnamon on the inside of the glass.
Always stir martinis never shake, the taste is degraded immensely!
I have used a jalapeno instead of olives twice and it was really good too.
Mojitos are great too, once again if made correctly.
I don't really follow recipes when I'm making drinks at home though.
By the way pisco is a type of brandy made with grapes