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Judo
18th May 2013, 07:49 PM
My inspiration for this is my girlfriends Nan and Pop. Also I have a drink in my hand. :D They would daily in the evening have "happy hour". Both lived past 90, one still alive today. This happy hour is not about having a lot of drinks, but something nice at the end of the day. We don't do it everyday, but SWMBO and I are trying to keep the tradition. :cool:

So I thought we could have a thread for those browsing the forums with a drink in hand. A place to share you latest taste whether it be home made or just something different! Worst case, this thread will be me posting all the different drinks I make. :p

Today's happy hour for us:

I've tried a few variations, but tonight I've "saved" the recipe for my best yet espresso martini.

1 shot espresso
1 shot vodka
1 shot kahlua
1/2 shot white creme de cacao
Shake with ice
Drink chocolate sprinkle or coffee bean garnish

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/05/478.jpg

Disco Muppet
18th May 2013, 08:26 PM
Just finished my.......5th? TeD of the night :p
My personal favourite would be....The Vespa from Casino Royale.
3 measures of Gordons Gin.
1 measure of Vodka
half a measure of Kina Lillet (I use Lillet Blanc though)
When I'm feeling girly I like the blue bayou though :lol2:

Judo
18th May 2013, 09:35 PM
Just finished my.......5th? TeD of the night :p
My personal favourite would be....The Vespa from Casino Royale.
3 measures of Gordons Gin.
1 measure of Vodka
half a measure of Kina Lillet (I use Lillet Blanc though)
When I'm feeling girly I like the blue bayou though :lol2:
It seems Lillet Blanc like a dry vermouth?

I have a sweet vermouth. Might give The Vespa a go with that next happy hour. ;)

Disco Muppet
19th May 2013, 10:37 AM
It seems Lillet Blanc like a dry vermouth?

I have a sweet vermouth. Might give The Vespa a go with that next happy hour. ;)

I think it's closer to sweet vermouth than dry.
It's golden and fairly bitter, but I like it :cool:

sheerluck
19th May 2013, 11:07 AM
Just finished my.......5th? TeD of the night :p
My personal favourite would be....The Vespa from Casino Royale.
3 measures of Gordons Gin.
1 measure of Vodka
half a measure of Kina Lillet (I use Lillet Blanc though)
When I'm feeling girly I like the blue bayou though :lol2:

Good on you Muppet. Personally I detest the attitude that you're not male unless you drink beer and lots of it, so I wouldn't consider someone "girly" just because they're not drinking a slab of VB every night.

I'm not a drinker any more, but one of my favourites was Singapore Airlines' signature Singapore Sling that they served either on board or in the lounges. No idea what was in it, but it was nice. :D

CountP
19th May 2013, 01:31 PM
I'm not a drinker any more, but one of my favourites was Singapore Airlines' signature Singapore Sling that they served either on board or in the lounges. No idea what was in it, but it was nice. :D

Mmmm.... Singapore Sling we enjoyed a few of those in December when we flew with them.

Judo
19th May 2013, 04:38 PM
I definitely drank a few Singapore Sling's when I was in Singapore. I also remember them being quite tasty!

Today's happy hour for me is a Whiskey Mac. (I earned it today - just did an afternoon of work on the Disco. :cool: )

From Wikipedia:

A Whisky Macdonald more commonly known under the shortened name Whisky Mac is a cocktail made up of whisky and ginger wine. The whisky is expected to be a Scotch whisky, usually a blended type. The ginger wine should be green ginger wine. Recipes vary from those having equal parts of each ingredient to those that use a ratio of 3 to 2 of whisky to wine.

I did 50/50 Johnny Walker and Stones.

It tastes as you would expect...flavours of ginger and scotch. The stones is very sweet, which compliments the scotch nicely. Good for sipping this one. :)

Muppet - I'm saving the Vespa for another night. Perhaps after a s#@$ day of work being that it contains over 4 shots of booze in 1 drinks. :ohyes:

Disco Muppet
19th May 2013, 04:42 PM
Good on you Muppet. Personally I detest the attitude that you're not male unless you drink beer and lots of it, so I wouldn't consider someone "girly" just because they're not drinking a slab of VB every night.

No, I'm not a particularly heavy drinker by any means.
I can handle my alcohol but I don't really see the point of drinking to excess :)
One thing drinking the Blue Bayou has taught me: Add the lemonade AFTER you shake it :lol2:



I'm not a drinker any more, but one of my favourites was Singapore Airlines' signature Singapore Sling that they served either on board or in the lounges. No idea what was in it, but it was nice. :D

You can buy the Singapore airlines Sing. Sling mix.

sheerluck
19th May 2013, 04:45 PM
Wow, Whisky Mac. That brings back memories. In my first ever job, we used to go to the pub that was 50m away from the office every lunchtime. One of my colleagues used to drink Whisky Mac, and I've not heard of anyone else drinking it since.

sheerluck
19th May 2013, 04:58 PM
.....One thing drinking the Blue Bayou has taught me: Add the lemonade AFTER you shake it :lol2:

:Rolling:

And if you want a further nugget of advice, never add anything carbonated to a cream based drink. Someone decided that Baileys and lemonade would be a good idea. Trying to drink something that resembles baby vomit was not high on my list of life experiences. :D


You can buy the Singapore airlines Sing. Sling mix.

Always tastes nicer when someone else makes it for you, especially if that someone just happens to be one of the Singapore Airlines hosties who were almost universally....ahem....easy on the eye.:angel:

d@rk51d3
19th May 2013, 05:05 PM
Wow, Whisky Mac. That brings back memories. In my first ever job, we used to go to the pub that was 50m away from the office every lunchtime. One of my colleagues used to drink Whisky Mac, and I've not heard of anyone else drinking it since.

I thought it was a Stone's Mac.

You could buy Stones green ginger wine, or the Stone's Mac was the same green ginger, which had whiskey added.


Was given an old Chivas Regal last week. Might give it a try tonight.

Judo
19th May 2013, 05:27 PM
One thing drinking the Blue Bayou has taught me: Add the lemonade AFTER you shake it :lol2:


:clap2: :lol2:


Wow, Whisky Mac. That brings back memories. In my first ever job, we used to go to the pub that was 50m away from the office every lunchtime. One of my colleagues used to drink Whisky Mac, and I've not heard of anyone else drinking it since.

I'd never heard of it before today. This is my first one!

Disco Muppet
19th May 2013, 05:40 PM
:Rolling:

And if you want a further nugget of advice, never add anything carbonated to a cream based drink. Someone decided that Baileys and lemonade would be a good idea. Trying to drink something that resembles baby vomit was not high on my list of life experiences. :D

Yes, curdled milk based alcohol is uhmm.....intersting? :p
I have seen it used to spectacular effect by some professional bar tenders though.

Judo
20th May 2013, 04:56 PM
I thought it was a Stone's Mac.

You could buy Stones green ginger wine, or the Stone's Mac was the same green ginger, which had whiskey added.


Was given an old Chivas Regal last week. Might give it a try tonight.
Sounds like the same drink, although according to the Stones ginger wine bottle it's called a Whiskey Mac.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/05/441.jpg

Happy Hour tonight is brought to you by Captain Morgan! I first drank this in 2003 at the 1 pound pub on the Isle of Man. There were turn styles at the door that cost 1 pound and all the drinks were 1 pound. A friend and I drank Morgan and Coke all night and loved it! There isn't another dark rum I like. They taste horrible to me. But Captain Morgan's spiced rum is delicious!! I'm having it with dry ginger ale.

Cheers everyone. :D

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/05/442.jpg

Disco Muppet
20th May 2013, 10:02 PM
Very nice, a top drop :cool:
Rebellion Bay is very similar, I'd wager better.
I only just got home, beer and a pie for dinner then bed!

Redback
24th May 2013, 09:23 AM
Not really a mixer myself, prefer mine straight up, but Judo's and DMs two drinks sound interesting, I do enjoy an Irish hot whiskey if I'm not feeling the best, good for the effects of a cold or for those very cold nights.

1 fluid ounce Jameson Irish whiskey(do not use Scotch)
2 teaspoons raw sugar(I prefer one teaspoon of Honey)
1/4 slice lemon
7 or 8 cloves
1 cup of boiled water

OR this method

Ingredients




6 whole cloves
1 shot of Irish Whiskey
1 slice of lemon, cut in half
2 tsp of raw sugar
1 Star Anise pod
1 Cinnamon Stick
Boiling water

Method



Pour a shot of Irish whiskey into a heat proof glass or mug.
Stud the lemon slice with cloves, and place in the glass along with the cinnamon stick and star anise pod.
Top off with boiling water, and stir in sugar until dissolved.
Sip slowly until all stress and tension is dissolved.
Again I prefer Honey

Then there is this


This is the traditional recipe for a Lagerita
Lagerita (http://www.nightfallcorporateevents.com/recipes/lagerita.html)

Cuervo Gold with lime juice, agave syrup and capped with lager.
Cuervo Gold - 25ml
Fresh lime juice - 20ml
Agave syrup - 25ml
Lager - 65ml
Garnish with 1 lime wedge


This is the one that Liam(Yorkie) put me onto at the AULRO 10th Birthday gathering, for the beer drinkers(We are not all Bogans:p

One glass(500ml)
One Stubbie of your favourite Lager
One shot of Tequila
One shot of any orange liqueur
One shot of lime concentrate
Juice of one lime

Pour ingredients into the glass and add beer:twobeers:

Don't drink too many, you will end up trying to turn off TVs that aren't there:whistling::Rolling:

Baz.

Judo
7th June 2013, 06:40 PM
I know Dave is online tonight and possibly with drink in hand... What are you drinking Dave?

My g/f Elizabeth made me this Apple Martini (Appletini?). She squashed fresh apples through a fine cloth to create a potent pure fresh apple juice.

2 shots Gin
2 shots Freshly HAND PRESSED apple juice. :p

Tasty. :D

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/06/1236.jpg

sheerluck
7th June 2013, 07:49 PM
I know Dave is online tonight and possibly with drink in hand... What are you drinking Dave?

My g/f Elizabeth made me this Apple Martini (Appletini?). She squashed fresh apples through a fine cloth to create a potent pure fresh apple juice.

2 shots Gin
2 shots Freshly HAND PRESSED apple juice. :p

Tasty. :D


You rang?? :D

Now that sounds very nice. What sort of gin?

No drinkies for me (still trying to get sleep patterns back to normal after post operation medications). Tonight the highlight is a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of home made chocolate cake. Mmmmmm :cool:

Judo
7th June 2013, 08:04 PM
:lol2:

Fair enough, you don't want to push things too early! Can't complain with chocolate cake either!

We used Bombay gin. I've only recently got into Gin and I've found Bombay to be my preference. We also have Tanqueray Ten but I find it very "floral". Not sure how to describe it... Too much flavour? :p

sheerluck
7th June 2013, 08:18 PM
Sounds like you've got very similar tastes to me, Justin. Bombay Sapphire is one of the few gins I can drink (Gordon's and Beefeater in particular make me ill!)

Friends of ours back in the UK used to make their own sloe gin. That was very nice.

robbotd5
8th June 2013, 01:51 PM
Right now I'm sitting under the Daydream's awning at the Maroochy Palms big 4 enjoying a Coopers Sparkling ale.
Regards
Robbo.

Judo
8th June 2013, 09:22 PM
^ Very nice!

I had some pretty good wine this afternoon at the "Good Food and Wine Show" at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Soooo much free food and wine!! :D We also came home with half a dozen bottles for later... It was my first year going, but I can see it being a yearly event!

Disco Muppet
17th August 2013, 05:58 PM
Thread revival time!
I'm a bit of an amateur bar keep (I refuse to use the word mixologist), a fact which my father takes great delight in using to his advantage.
As such, when he said "make me something exotic" tonight, I did!

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/08/771.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/DiscoMuppet/media/Drink_zpse614173b.jpg.html)

The official recipe lists it as a "liquid Marijuana" :eek: however mine is a bit different.
Instead of pineapple juice I used OJ with a dash of peach schnapps, also has blue curacao, melon liquor, coconut rum, spiced rum.
It's not bad, if somewhat girly :D

Judo
20th August 2013, 09:14 PM
Thanks for the thread revival Muppet.

Has anyone tried Mead before?


Mead is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water. It may also be produced by brewing a solution of water and honey with grain mash, which is strained before or after fermentation. Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavored with spices, fruit, or hops (which produce a bitter, beer-like flavor). The alcoholic content of mead may range from about 8% to 18%. It may be still, carbonated or naturally sparkling, and it may be dry, semi-sweet or sweet.

Mead is not the same beverage as honey-wine however they are often confused with each other or thought to be the same beverage. While mead is made of honey, water and beer-yeast (barm), honey-wine is watered honey fermented by recrement of grapes (or other fruits).

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/08/559.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/08/560.jpg

I"m undecided if I'm a big fan... It's certainly not like anything I've had before. I expected it to taste like a dessert wine, but it's very light tasting. It might grow on me, but so far 50/50. I'll have a few more glasses over the coming days/weeks and report back. :)

sheerluck
20th August 2013, 09:16 PM
Mead? Yuck, is all I can say. I don't mind some sweet stuff, but that was well beyond my tastes.

Judo
21st August 2013, 07:01 PM
Now here's something I want to get hold of!!

Australian boffins brew up a hydrating beer (http://www.smh.com.au/national/australian-boffins-brew-up-a-hydrating-beer-20130816-2s20b.html)

Disco Muppet
21st August 2013, 07:04 PM
Yep, saw that.
It is a light beer though, but I guess that means you can drink more of them :D

Judo
21st August 2013, 07:11 PM
Yep, saw that.
It is a light beer though, but I guess that means you can drink more of them :D
I imagine coming home from a long run or the gym and drinking beer to rehydrate. :D Awesome.


(I'm sure it's not like drinking water, but ignorance is bliss).

Disco Muppet
23rd August 2013, 01:55 AM
I imagine coming home from a long run or the gym and drinking beer to rehydrate. :D Awesome.


Isn't that how you're supposed to do it anyway? :confused: :D

shorty943
31st August 2013, 05:26 PM
Right now, I have a nice cold Coopers Dark on the computer desk beside me.
Thirsty work putting down a fresh batch of home brew malted lager, but somebodies got to do it, right?

Yorkie
31st August 2013, 07:18 PM
Becks, the best beer IMHO. :)

Eevo
31st August 2013, 09:08 PM
my fav drinking song

Slim Dusty-Duncan - YouTube