What's your go-to drink?
- Ali G Oct 22, 2007 07:30 PM
You walk into a bar with some friends...what do you typically drink?
My standby is a gin and tonic since it's hard to screw up and I find it refreshing. However my tastes seem to change by the season. As the colder weather rolls in, I tend to drink more porters and stouts when drinking beer and whiskey and bourbon based drinks when I want a cocktail. I love manhattans, but I'm still trying to develop a taste for straight whiskey (with rocks or water).
So, what's your drink of choice?
wintertime; a dry manhattan(basically a rye martini served up with a twist) or Macallan's with 1 ice cube. in the summer, a real martini(plymouth gin 4/1 with vya vermouth, a dash of orange bitters and served with a lemon twist, or a mojito, if they have fresh mint. or just some Hangar one or Charbay vodka on the rocks with lime.
In summer a Kettle One gimlet on the rocks. During winter something with bourbon. I recently tried a very good scotch that smelled and tasted like charcoal and my grandpa's pipe smoke; it was strangely alluring. If I were an older gentleman with a study complete with leather chairs and a fireplace and I lived in an earlier time, this would be my go-to drink. But I live in a small apartment in California and would feel like a fraud drinking it so the aforementioned drinks are what I go for. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the scotch.
Winter, whiskey or whisky with a very small amount of ice. I will order most thigns with 2-4 small ice cubes. Apppreciate bars that have good ice too.
Summer, a good amber or darker rum with tonic, squeeze the juice of a wedge of lemon in too.
More often than either, beer.
Im a shot and abeer guy, no mixed drinks for me, what I drink:
Rocks glasses of tequila, and a cold beer, repeat as necessary
My favorite tequillas right now are any of the Cabo brand, Corazon Reposado, & Don Julio 1942 Anejo, which at $25 a glass is a little steep but the best I have tasted.