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such a thing as a good bottled mix?

tb1478 Nov 14, 2006 03:30 PM

I was thinking of giving a gift of a few good cocktail mixes. I searched past posts and didn't see anything which makes me wonder if no self respecting spirits lover would ever use a mix for a cocktail? Is there a bloody mary or margarita mix that is considered really stand out? Or should I give a different cocktail-related gift? Giving straight spirits, even if they were top brands, seems a bit stark.

Thanks for your help.

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  1. jpschust RE: tb1478 Nov 14, 2006 04:26 PM

    How about making your own bloody mary mix? Give it with a bottle of great vodka and a container of old bay seasoning...mmmm

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      Captain RE: tb1478 Nov 14, 2006 06:49 PM

      Putting together a package of the right tools for doing it right may be a good option. I have used bottled lime juice for making a marguerita, and skimped in a few other ways, but a mix does not cut it when you place it next to a well-made drink. If you put together a lime juicer, cointreau, good tequila, salt container and few glasses, or put together fixings for bloody marys or any drink, that might work well.

      1. HaagenDazs RE: tb1478 Nov 14, 2006 06:54 PM

        Homemade is always best, but if you can find Whiskey Willie's Bloody Mary Mix, I have certainly enjoyed it!

        1. byrd RE: tb1478 Nov 15, 2006 06:25 PM

          try a screwdriver with fresh o.j.

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