Whiskey drinks? (the anti single malt thread)

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  • Tonka 17 May 2012 18:14:17 21,360 posts
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    With summer almost here and a bottle of duty free Tullamore Dew I'm experimenting with mixing whiskey.

    Whiskey and cike is great
    7&7 not so much
    A mojito with whiskey is surprisingly good

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  • HisDudness 17 May 2012 18:24:24 1,017 posts
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    When I was younger I drank rye and ginger ale, which I liked better than coke, but it's still too much fucking sugar.

    An Old Fashioned or whiskey sour are probably your best bets for salvaging any pretense of class in a whiskey-based long drink.
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    Thread title has put Chumbawumba in my head you bastard.
  • Kosmoz 17 May 2012 18:39:31 7,770 posts
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    Whiskey + Vimto = surprisingly good. Doubt you can order one in a club though.

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  • mal 17 May 2012 18:47:19 22,842 posts
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    It's always worth having some ginger wine on hand to make a whiskey mac out of a inferior blend.

    Or you can drink it with lemonade. Works better than coke imo.

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  • President_Weasel 17 May 2012 18:51:07 9,668 posts
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    Jameson's and Crabbie's Ginger Wine, that's what you need.

    Oh, Mal just said that. Although I'd advise you to buy a half decent whisky like Jamesons's or Glenmorangie rather than an inferior blend - some might call you a philistine for using a single malt with a mixer, but the way I see it you're giving money to the people who make better whisky.

    Edited by President_Weasel at 18:52:46 17-05-2012
  • mal 17 May 2012 19:26:47 22,842 posts
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    True, I agree you probably should drink inferior single malts with a mixer too. Just so long as you drink anything decent with at most a little water ;)

    Edited by mal at 19:27:48 17-05-2012

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  • Tonka 17 May 2012 19:58:24 21,360 posts
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    Kosmoz wrote:
    Whiskey + Vimto = surprisingly good. Doubt you can order one in a club though.
    Vimto? Never heard of it. Is it like Ribena?

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  • Tonka 17 May 2012 20:00:24 21,360 posts
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    HisDudness wrote:
    An Old Fashioned or whiskey sour are probably your best bets for salvaging any pretense of class in a whiskey-based long drink.
    I've been hearing about the Old Fashioned lately. Haven't tried it. I do have some very veeerrrry bad memories of Angostura bitter from my teens though....

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  • Tonka 17 May 2012 20:00:59 21,360 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Thread title has put Chumbawumba in my head you bastard.
    Oh dany boy? Is that the one?

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  • Trafford 17 May 2012 20:45:07 5,975 posts
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    No, something far far worse.
  • mrharvest 17 May 2012 21:34:07 5,203 posts
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    Whiskey champ:
    4cl whiskey (ideally a sweet blended, Vat69 works fine)
    10cl champagne (just fill up the glass)
    2 young birch leaves
    sugar syrup to taste, if you must
    hay straw
  • RyanDS 17 May 2012 21:51:48 9,859 posts
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    Ban this sick filth!

    /Gazes lovingly at the 8 single malts on my shelf currently.
  • mal 17 May 2012 22:38:46 22,842 posts
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    mrharvest wrote:
    hay straw
    You want us to stick a bit of someone's hat into a drink?

    Also, are many bars likely to have birch leaves. Is it used in fancy Pimms or anything?

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  • mrharvest 17 May 2012 23:49:02 5,203 posts
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    I wouldn't imagine any bar in UK would stock them but that's essentially a cocktail I had at a bar in Helsinki. But the birch leaves (nor the straw) don't impart much taste. It's a subtle flavour. The idea is that they remind you of summer. You know: midsummer, sauna, drying hay in the barns. Feel free to replace them with something more readily available. A twig of rosemary or a basil leaf?
  • mal 18 May 2012 01:43:20 22,842 posts
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    Sounds like places that serve Pimms are the way to go. One of my old haunts serves half of their herb garden (including bits of twigs from here and there) in your Pimms & Lemonade.

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  • Tonka 18 May 2012 06:08:56 21,360 posts
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    Cool. Sounds like a wedding drink.

    Birch leaves have a quite strong and distinct taste in my opinion. But I guess that as long as you don't crush them most of it will stay in the leave.

    Pimms... ahhhh pimms

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  • Tonka 18 May 2012 06:11:08 21,360 posts
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    TheTruck
    Mash half a lime cut in quarters with
    A good helping of cane sugar and
    A fistfull of mint
    Add loads of ice
    Decent serving of whiskey
    Big splash of Limoncello
    Water if needed (depends on if the ice is crushed or not)


    Not haf bad to be honest

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  • Deleted user 18 May 2012 11:33:15
    Ginger has to be the perfect match imo.
  • smoothpete 18 May 2012 11:49:47 31,838 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    TheTruck
    Mash half a lime cut in quarters with
    A good helping of cane sugar and
    A fistfull of mint
    Add loads of ice
    Decent serving of whiskey
    Big splash of Limoncello
    Water if needed (depends on if the ice is crushed or not)


    Not haf bad to be honest
    That sounds bloody lovely.
  • Tonka 18 May 2012 12:44:31 21,360 posts
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    I tried one without the Limocello as well and it wasn't as nice but still perfectly doable. This whole ginger ale angle is new to me but I love ginger ale.

    Next time I'll experiment with that and fresh ginger.

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  • smoothpete 18 May 2012 13:05:26 31,838 posts
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    Tequila and ginger ale is probably my favourite drink (after beer obviously)
  • Load_2.0 18 May 2012 13:07:55 19,673 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Tequila and ginger ale is probably my favourite drink (after beer obviously)
    I came here to post that exact same thing!

    Gam bai!
  • BillMurray 18 May 2012 13:10:10 7,916 posts
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    Will have to try that. Have a bottle of tequila in my kitchen that I had no intention of going anywhere near again.
  • mal 18 May 2012 13:32:14 22,842 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Gam bai!
    I found out only recently that that literally translates to 'dry glass' - although it was explained to me as 'bottoms up'. It's usually interpreted literally - as in finish yer drink (so probably quite appropriate for a drink of tequilla and ginger ale)

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  • HisDudness 18 May 2012 13:32:16 1,017 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Tequila and ginger ale is probably my favourite drink (after beer obviously)
    I do Tequila tonics, which are quite nice. Never tried it with ginger, but now I will.
  • elstoof 18 May 2012 16:57:41 8,322 posts
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    Knock up a White Russian but swap out the vodka with your whiskey.

    And if you're on the tequila, it goes really well with Bitter Lemon. The strange blue/green coloured stuff gathering dust in bottles under the bar.

    Edit - "Swap out"? Christ, I've been in the US for too long.

    Edited by elstoof at 17:00:24 18-05-2012
  • mrpon 4 Oct 2012 11:36:15 29,587 posts
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    Just tried some Honey Jack Daniels, delicious. Almost medicinal, for my cold.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • elstoof 4 Oct 2012 12:16:38 8,322 posts
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    Getting on it nice and early there mrpon. A splash of ginger wine makes it even more medicinal.
  • neilka 4 Oct 2012 12:19:22 16,539 posts
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    JD on the rocks with Jeremy Kyle, good choice mrpon.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

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