Potent Potables: Drink Recipes by MeyerS

Champion(s):

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


Runner(s)-Up:

Tablesaw
It's the Saw of the Table!


Quiz Description

I give you the ingredients and technique for a classic cocktail, you tell me what drink I'm making. It's as simple as syrup.

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Questions:

Gin, dry vermouth, maybe orange bitters. Stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass. Garnished with an olive or a lemon twist.

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Martini

Blanco tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau (or another triple sec), shaken with ice or frozen, served in a glass with a salted rim.

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Margarita

Equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, stirred with ice, served on the rocks or up. Garnished with an orange twist.

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Negroni

rye whiskey (or Cognac, or a combination thereof), absinthe (or absinthe substitute such as Pernod or Herbsaint), simple syrup or sugar, and Peychaud's bitters. Chill a rocks glass, rinse another with the absinthe, add the rye, simple syrup, and bitters, and stir with ice to chill. Strain into the other rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Sazerac

Rye or bourbon whiskey, sweet vermouth, and aromatic bitters such as Angostura, stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass, garnished with a cherry.

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Manhattan

Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper, rolled between two glasses, strained into an ice-filled goblet, and garnished with absolutely everything you can think of.

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Bloody Mary

Aged rum (Jamaican, preferably), orange curacao, lime juice, and orgeat syrup, shaken with ice and strained into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and maybe a lime wheel or an orchid flower.

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Mai Tai

Gin, Maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice (and optionally creme de violette or Creme Yvette), shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Aviation

Brandy (preferably Cognac), and white crème de menthe, shaken viciously with ice and strained into a glass filled with crushed ice, or served up in a chilled cocktail glass.

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Stinger

Equal parts Scotch whisky, Cherry Heering liqueur, sweet vermouth, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnished with an orange peel twist.

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Blood and Sand

Brandy (preferably Cognac), lemon juice, Cointreau or another triple sec, shaken with ice, strained into a coupe or cocktail glass. Sometimes served with a sugared rim.

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Sidecar

Applejack (or Calvados, or another apple brandy), grenadine, and lemon juice, shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Jack Rose