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It's Friday, it's after 5:00 and I think


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#61 Squeat Mungry

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 11:41 AM

I had gin last night in honor of Julia. Specifically, Bombay martinis with Noilly Prat and olives (I'm out of orange bitters or I would have tossed some in).

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#62 Chef Shogun

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 11:40 AM

"It's Friday, it's after 5:00, and the new law first year law students have returned; I think I"m going to mix myself..."

A Maker's Manhatten.

Then the biggest drink known to man. :angry:

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#63 MicBacchus

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 12:36 PM

It's Friday, NOT QUITE after 5:00, but I just mowed the lawn in the hot sun and I'm

having a vodka and tonic - slainte.
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#64 Marlene

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 12:39 PM

It's Friday, it's 5:00 p.m. somewhere :biggrin: and after a day where everything that could go wrong did, :angry: I'm going to have a Vodka Martini (maybe two :biggrin: )
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#65 Jake

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:04 PM

It's Friday, it's 5:00 p.m. somewhere :biggrin: and after a day where everything that could go wrong did, :angry: I'm going to have a Vodka Martini (maybe two :biggrin: )

Hear, hear! I'm right behind you. In fact, the Grey Goose is already on the counter.....I hope it makes it to the glass! :huh:

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 05:26 PM

Is "I dropped the baby" a euphemism? For me today, it's not. Happily, it was a short fall and the baby is no worse for the wear. But after a half-day obsession about nerve damage and lost IQ points I've just mixed an aviation using Boodles and adding a dash of yuzu. Guess things are pretty much back to normal. Whew.
You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip.

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 05:38 PM

Is "I dropped the baby" a euphemism? For me today, it's not. Happily, it was a short fall and the baby is no worse for the wear. But after a half-day obsession about nerve damage and lost IQ points I've just mixed an aviation using Boodles and adding a dash of yuzu. Guess things are pretty much back to normal. Whew.

Glad to hear the baby's fine. Still lol at your post though, sorry. :wink:
Perhaps you should have more than 1 tonight?

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#68 JAZ

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 07:48 PM

Glad to hear the baby's fine.  Still lol at your post though, sorry.  :wink:
Perhaps you should have more than 1 tonight?

What? And drop the baby again?

(Sorry, Ned -- couldn't resist. I'm very glad to hear the baby is fine.)

Me? I'm having a margarita, just because I haven't had one in a while, and it sounded good. It is. I might have two, in fact.

#69 slkinsey

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:48 AM

I think someone here needs to design a drink called "I Dropped the Baby" for Ned.

Ned? What do you like?
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Posted 21 August 2004 - 09:16 AM

I'm game for that. Here's a short list of flavors of the moment:

Barbancourt's 5 star or Appleton's. Curious about the dark Pryat
Gin of any kind
Aquavit: favorites are Linie or Aalborg's bottom of the line.
Cynar and its ilk.


Having cut up a slightly under-ripe papaya and left it to marinate in lime juice, a little sugar and mint for my still-sleeping wife, I found myself in the shower thinking that if I subbed white rum for papaya I'd have a mojito. One can go many places with this combo (lime juice, sugar and mint) and I'm pretty sure I like all of them.

Edited to add: How about we start with gin and call it the "Boodles Baby Drop"?

Edited by ned, 21 August 2004 - 09:19 AM.

You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip.

Jim Harrison from "Off to the Side"

#71 alphaiii

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 09:04 PM

after 5:00....

...A Van Gogh vodka martini with Noilly Prat and an olive, a little dirty.

#72 JAZ

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 09:40 PM

It's friday, way after 5, and I'm having a Hemingway daiquiri, because although I'm in San Francisco, it feels like I'm in Cuba (it's not supposed to get hot here, damn it!).

#73 JAZ

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:15 AM

I'm game for that.  Here's a short list of flavors of the moment:

Barbancourt's 5 star or Appleton's.  Curious about the dark Pryat
Gin of any kind
Aquavit: favorites are Linie or Aalborg's bottom of the line.
Cynar and its ilk.

Edited to add: How about we start with gin and call it the "Boodles Baby Drop"?

Well, I experiemented a little with Cynar and Boodles, and have a starting point, at least.

1 1/2 oz. Boodles
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/4 oz. Cynar

Shake over ice and serve up.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 09:42 AM

It's a little harder making time to mix drinks these days, so despite wanting to do it right away, I just finally got to mixing a BBD last night for me and the Mrs.. Liked it very much. Always have passed triple sec off as I don't know what, an unnecessary part of a margarita maybe. Now my interest in it is piqued. Anyway, subbed the milder Averna for Cynar (ran out of Cynar) to no ill effect and it looks like the Boodles Bay Drop will be a standard at our house.

Thanks JAZ.
You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip.

Jim Harrison from "Off to the Side"

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 05:58 PM

..........cheap drinks are in order: a seven&7 for the left, and fresh peach daiquiri for the right, kids are at Granny's, so it's party all niiigh-----(snore).

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 09:34 PM

I'm sipping a Limonrita. Tequila, Limoncello, a tiny splash of Grand Marnier and some sour mix shaken like someone you loathe. Pretty tasty and defintely having the desired sedative effect.

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 03:24 PM

I thought I'd revive this old thread... although it's 3:00 on a Sunday. Since it is 80 degrees and sunny here in Phoenix today, I mixed myself a frosty pineapple margarita, made with my El Tesoro anejo that's been infusing in pineapple chunks, piloncillo sugar, and vanilla bean for the last 3 months. Huzzah to an Indian summer!

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#78 Liz Johnson

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 03:35 PM

It's 535 on a Thursday, but I'm headed out of the office on vacation. I've got the makings for egg nog in the fridge.
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#79 JAZ

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:14 PM

It actually is Friday after five, and since I finally bought found some bergamot oranges, I'm having a Friday After Five, created by Trillium. I tried a version with a "faux" sour orange juice mixture when I first read about it, but the bergamot juice takes the drink to a new level.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:37 PM

I was going to finally try a Blinker, having obtained raspberry syrup two weeks ago and forgotten to buy a grapefruit, and having obtained a grapefruit last week and forgotten I had it. However, I discovered that the wretched bottle of raspberry syrup had a dent in the cap and the safety button popped up. :angry: I should have known that it was a bad sign that I had to climb up on the supermarket shelf and rummage around behind all the bottles of strawberry and boysenberry syrup. :hmmm:

So, I'm consoling myself with an Aviation. :smile:

#81 Squeat Mungry

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 09:15 PM

It actually is Friday after five, and since I finally found some bergamot oranges, I'm having a Friday After Five, created by Trillium.

Janet, mind sharing where you found the bergamot oranges?

Cheers,

Squeat

#82 JAZ

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:08 PM

I got them directly from Greenleaf, a wholesaler that Trillium recommended. You have to go there (it's down in the wholesale produce market on Jerrold -- off Bayshore), and be sure to call ahead to place an order.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:37 PM

mmm...Friday starting at 5:30 we had ginger-ini's.....perfect!!

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 03:44 PM

one part vodka
one part guavaberry liquer from St Martin (guava berries are not from guava fruit, but some kind of tropical berry)
two parts plum juice drink
ice
in a tall glass

sweet enough that it slips right down, and then kicks you in the head

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 07:16 PM

...I just got home from working in retail hell and I'm going to have


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:50 PM

Dirty Gib

2 pts Miller's gin
1 pt Noilly Prat vermouth
splash from jar of Vietnamese pickled leeks

shaken and served up
garnished with 3 pickled leeks

Edited by ned, 21 December 2004 - 09:16 AM.

You shouldn't eat grouse and woodcock, venison, a quail and dove pate, abalone and oysters, caviar, calf sweetbreads, kidneys, liver, and ducks all during the same week with several cases of wine. That's a health tip.

Jim Harrison from "Off to the Side"

#87 Liz Johnson

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 01:49 PM

It's Sunday, yes, but it's Memorial Day weekend and it's almost 5:

Mint juleps! In the pewter cups I had engraved as a gift for my husband.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:39 PM

Picon punch and sit in the sun.
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#89 Liz Johnson

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 12:37 PM

Almost 5 on the East Coast.... Any takers?

I'm thinkin' mojito.
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#90 HeatherM

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:54 PM

It's almost warm here in the Great White North, so it's a gin tonic for me tonight.