Rampants Cocktail Masterclass

rampant

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You can look down your nose them; certainly in a contemporary context.

Traditionally a Black Russian was just equal measures of Vodka & Kahlua shaken and served over ice. It's only recently that coke has been used to top them up.

TBH I look down on both White and Black Russians as equally naff drinks 'cos I'm a snob :D
 
Magdovus said:
rampant said:
If you get some ice-lolly molds from lakeland you can make frozen versions for the summer 8)
But what should we call them? Frozen Russians? Arctic Russians?

Also, is it permissible to look down your nose at Black Russians?
Abso-bally-lootly NOT!! Black Russians are our family tipple of choice on Boxing Day! It HAS to be kalhua not that nasty Tia Maria shite, and it HAS to be full-fat completely leaded Coke not nasty sugar free caffeine free brown water! I mean...WHERE'S the hangover cure medical benefits in diet de-caffeinated Coke for goodness sake??? OOh and they must be drunk with hot sausage rolls and ketchup!!!
 

rampant

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Rumpelstiltskin said:
Mmm, my favourite cocktail, which I was about to ask for.

On a rummy note, 7x drops of Tabasco and a good squeeze of lime added to a strong Dark'N'Stormy makes the jolly invigorating 'Mess Webley'- copyright Rumpel, at a very boring course at PWOG Barracks Grantham...
Mmmmm Gosling's luverly

Your Mess Webley reminds me of a shooter called the Wooof!!!

5 parts Chartreuse to 1 part Tobasco

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 

Goatman

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The last time I had a Black Russian was in the Three Crowns/Old Navy in the Barbican......which is a fair stagger from DRAKE on a cold and windy night.....

It was some lovely black-eyed Cornish Susan's 21st.........the remainder of the evening is a bit of a haze to be honest.....never go ashore alone!

Awash with vodka....Might have to invest in a bottle of Kahlua on the way home now.....

( I heard that.....sorry? pardon? )
 
Magdovus said:
I favour Kahlua but others have suggested Tia Maria. The person who suggested Baileys is no longer with us, having been ostracised for such a comment
Heathen: Baileys & Milk is the Christmas morning breakfast tipple of kings. Or Sunday mornings: whatever.

Rampant: at the back of a cupboard I have an unloved, herb-infused (dill, I think?) bottle of home-distilled slivovitz. If you can think up a cocktaily use for it I will surely marry you. Possibly.
 

SecurityGeek

Old-Salt
Rampant,
My apologies for the tardy thank you for the Non-Alcoholic cocktails. The 4,7 and 8 year old will thank you. The 13 year old is not going to be happy :)........Then again what 13 year old ever is!
 
All this talk of white/black Russians reminds me of that old Canadian classic, the Paralyzer;

1 x clean, dry pint glass. (Do not reuse the glass; it must be a clean glass every time, or it will curdle).
Just under half fill your glass with ice. (This must be fresh, dry ice cubes, NOT the watery crap from the bottom of the ice bucket.)
Double shot of vodka (or triple if you're in a hurry to get smashed)
Double shot of Kahlua (or see above)
Fill to about an inch from the top with ice cold, full fat coke
Top the rest up with cold, full fat milk. If made correctly the milk should float on top like a weak Guinness head. DO NOT stir it.
Serve with a straw.

PS They're called Paralyzers for a very good reason. ;)
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
Does a half bottle of Glens vodka (hold the tonic, I'm not thirsy) and a Greggs corned beef pasty count as a cocktail?
 

rampant

LE
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Hellooooooo there the Arrse Bartender is back, after a long spell researching and writing a new book for a client, the great news is that you, my little bunch of deviants get the bennefit of my research so today's contribution will be as follows:

Aviation

Martini Glass
Lemon Twist for Garnish
• 50mls Gin
• 12.5mls Maraschino Liqueur
• 12.5mls Crème de Violette
• 12.5mls Lemon Juice
Method: Shake & Double Strain
• Add all Ingredients to a Boston Glass
• Add Cubed Ice
• Shake Vigorously
• Double Strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass
• Garnish with a Lemon Twist

Treacle

One for the Rum fanatics here, this is a recent innovative twist on the Old Fashioned, by Dick Bradsell, this has become nearly as popular as its forebear, due to being somewhat sweeter to the palate.
Old Fashioned Glass
• 50mls Aged Rum
• 1 Sugar Cube
• 2-3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
• Pressed Apple

• Follow the same Method of Stirring as for an Old Fashioned as mentioned above
• Once you have finished stirring fill the Glass with Cubed Ice
• Float the Pressed Apple Juice on top.

Rosita

If you love Tequila, and have a penchant for Negroni’s this drink is for you
Old Fashioned Glass
Orange Peel Twist for a garnish

This drink is made by stirring and straining

• 50ml Tequila
• 18.75ml Campari
• 18.75ml Sweet Vermouth
• 18.75ml Dry Vermouth
• 2 Dashes Angostura

• Add all Ingredients to a Boston Glass with Ice,
• Stir
• Strain over Ice into an Old Fashioned/Rocks Glass
• Garnish with Orange Twist

Ramos Gin Fizz

I love this drink: it was created by Henry C. Ramos of the Imperial Cabinet Bar in New Orleans in 1888. He insisted that each cocktail be shaken for at least 10 minutes before serving, hiring teams of young boys specifically for the task, so this is definitely a drink for Wedge or Jarrod. The trademark for the name is now held by the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans.

Ingredients:

• 50mls Gin
• 18.75mls Milk
• 18.75mls Double Cream
• 12.5mls Lemon Juice
• 12.5mls Lime Juice
• 3-4mls Orange Flower water
• 1 fresh egg White
• Top with Soda

Glass: Collins
Garnish:
Method: Shake & Strain

• Add all the Ingredients to a Boston
• Add Ice & Shake until exhaustion kicks in
• Strain into a chilled Collins Glass (NO ICE)
• Top with Soda & Garnish


Sidecar

Served in a Martini Glass
Lemon Zest or Twist for a Granish

Ingredients:
• 37.5ml Cognac
• 20ml Cointreau
• 10-15ml Still Mineral Water
• 2-3 Lemon Wedges

Method:
Shake & Dbl. Strain

• Squeeze in Add Lemon Wedges to Boston Glass
• Add Cognac, Cointreau & Mineral Water
• Add Ice
• Shake & Double Strain into chilled Martini



Mysteron: I have a list of Military styled cocktails for you, to be accompanied by a few anecdotes regarding alcohol and the army which I am putting the finishing touches to.

Ex-Stab; sad news I'm afraid Lillet have no intention of releasing Kina Lillet choosing to focus on the aperifit and fortified wine market rather than the bitters, a shame indeed. On the bright side they also have available in the UK the utterly delicious Lillet Rouge, a wonderful aperitif that is best served over ice with a twist or slice of orange. If anyone reading this is an officer, I highly recommend that you introduce it in the Mess as the new aperitif.
 
After 20 years of waitering and having my own Bars here in the Garmisch area I would like to provide you with with a very cheap and easy way to get your brain and stomach working again.

Just get a bottle of the well known Underberg,the one wrapped in brown paper and is full of herbs,add an equal amount of warm water or more to taste and drink in one gulp,adding the warm water stops the kill or cure vomit,travells round you guts faster and soothes rather than shocks the system.
I´ve named It `Death in the Morning`!Simple but effective.
 

essexbob

War Hero
Hello

I am in search of the perfect Bloody Mary any assistance will be gratefully received
 

CasinoBoyale

Old-Salt
I am in search of the perfect Bloody Mary any assistance will be gratefully received
Have you tried salting the rim of the glass? IMO, an interesting addition.
 
Have you tried salting the rim of the glass? IMO, an interesting addition.
Hmm have we met? That's what someone I know does...not come across it before!

My favourite cocktail at the mo is Mai Tai. Love the almond taste but a bit sweet to last as a fav for long.
 
My favourite watering hole in vegas, Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville . must visit if you are in town
favorite drink:-Tropical Hurricane
They know a little something about hurricanes in the
tropics! This frozen cocktail blends Appleton® Estate V/X
Rum with Island Oasis® Guava, Papaya and Mango Mixes. this recipe is straight from the drinks menu.
me and the good lady Beagle spent the afternoon trying to get back to the hotel getting on the bus on the wrong side of the road after three of them each, and god did she talk shoite all the way home( so did I probably)

margaritas are the favourite tipple of the moment........aquired taste maybe, still make me fall over
as buffetts song goes "wasted away again in margarittaville"
 

rampant

LE
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Twinkle

Ingredients
30 ml vodka
15 ml elderflower cordial
champagne
To garnish

lemon peel, twisted to form a lemon twist


Method
1. Pour the Finlandia Classic and elderflower cordial into a cocktail shaker and add some ice cubes. Shake the ingredients and then strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.

2. Top the drink with Champagne. Add a twist of lemon to garnish.
Nice drop the elderflower cordial and replace with St. Germain

St. Germain - Made from the Elderflower, Picked in the Alps

ST GERMAIN - Elderflower Liqueur - TheDrinkShop.com
 

rampant

LE
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Hello

I am in search of the perfect Bloody Mary any assistance will be gratefully received

Bloody Mary


Ingredients:

50ml Ketel 1 Vodka
5ml Fino Sherry
50ml Tomato Juice


2-3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
3-5 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 Wedges of Lemon
Pinch of Salt
3 Twists Black Pepper

Glass: Highball

Garnish:Celery Stalk, Pepper Twist


Method:

Roll & Strain, or Build



Roll:
  • Add Vodka, Sherry, Tomato Juice & Spices to Boston Glass
  • Add Ice
  • Roll Boston slowly end over end to mix
  • Strain into Highball over Ice
  • Float Red Wine or more Sherry on Top


Build:
  • Add Ingredients to Highball Glass over Ice
  • Float Red Wine or Sherry
Variations;



Caesar
  • Clamato Juice replaces Tomato Juice

Red Snapper
  • Gin replaces Vodka

Virgin
  • No Alcohol
Use celery salt to rim the glass, do this before making the drink, moreover put the celery stalk in the glass before you pour the cocktail in to stop you overflowing.
The addition of a little Brown Sauce can have a marvellous affect too
 

Oyibo

LE
Bloody Mary


Ingredients:

50ml Ketel 1 Vodka
5ml Fino Sherry
50ml Tomato Juice


2-3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
3-5 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 Wedges of Lemon
Pinch of Salt
3 Twists Black Pepper

Glass: Highball

Garnish:Celery Stalk, Pepper Twist


Method:

Roll & Strain, or Build



Roll:

  • Add Vodka, Sherry, Tomato Juice & Spices to Boston Glass
  • Add Ice
  • Roll Boston slowly end over end to mix
  • Strain into Highball over Ice
  • Float Red Wine or more Sherry on Top



Build:

  • Add Ingredients to Highball Glass over Ice
  • Float Red Wine or Sherry

Variations;



Caesar

  • Clamato Juice replaces Tomato Juice


Red Snapper

  • Gin replaces Vodka


Virgin

  • No Alcohol

Use celery salt to rim the glass, do this before making the drink, moreover put the celery stalk in the glass before you pour the cocktail in to stop you overflowing.
The addition of a little Brown Sauce can have a marvellous affect too
Will try a few of those, thanks.

The best Bloody Marys IMHO use finely grated horseradish for that peppery effect - Oh, and don't forget the celery stick which can be used for throwing at the 'watron' who tells you to extinguish your Capstan Full Strength.
 

Fang_Farrier

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Any ideas on how to use a couple of bottles of cheap perry, result of winning a pub quiz?
Thought could use them as a mixer in something but not sure what.
Would welcome interesting suggestions.
 

rampant

LE
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Any ideas on how to use a couple of bottles of cheap perry, result of winning a pub quiz?
Thought could use them as a mixer in something but not sure what.
Would welcome interesting suggestions.
One of those nyaff sparkling perries or a more traditional farmhouse perry?
 

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