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Most interesting drink?

Well, as some of you might have gathered I was in a restless mood last night and we ended up going down to Woods (hence the rapid exit and only, I hasten to add, because James was doing a sleepover).
Didn't feel like any of my usual tipples and couldn't face another coffee so asked Paddy what he recommended. he poured me a golden rum (15 year old) over brown sugar shards and a teeny bit of ice, squeezed a lime over it and topped up with a splash of Coke. It was divine - slipped down a treat and was a mile away from a sickly Bacardi and Coke.

Just wondering, and yes I KNOW it's morning and nowhere near the yard-arm, but what is the most interesting drink you've had (with recipe if possible)?

Posted at 10th Apr 2008 - 09:51AM   Posted by Exmoorjane   Most interesting drink? Comments: 10

Westerwitch's Avatar Um . . . Old Poultney (spelling) whiskey.

Port and Guinness - but fall over after three halves. Got home one night after three P and Gs (long before kids) threw myself onto the sofa . . .and missed . . don't remember what happened after that . . .Embarassed

Posted by: Westerwitch on 10th Apr 2008 at 10:21AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar That sounds outrageous! I had tia maria and Guinness (courtesy of Paddy again) around Christmas and that was gorgeous, but lethal.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 10th Apr 2008 at 11:43AM

On a holiday years ago. There was a poolside bar, the barman was very skilled at mixing up all sorts of cocktails. Little problem though was that they were all so wonderful that I never could remember what was in them except for some fairly lethal rum.

'Twas a lovely holiday

Posted by: Miss penelope on 10th Apr 2008 at 01:31PM

Wow, your drink sounds divine Jane, as do many of the others!

I reckon that the best drink I have ever had was in a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco that my friends and I used to frequent in our 20's. It was an Irish bar and they made the most wonderful Irish Coffees known to man, in a pan while you watched.

Posted by: Crucifix on 10th Apr 2008 at 02:34PM

Yikes I used to drink out at the Shannon Airport bar where Irish Coffees were invented.

Posted by: Miss penelope on 10th Apr 2008 at 02:42PM

Pondside's Avatar I've said it here before but the best is a Caesar. If you come over I'll make you one - and you'll beg for another!
“The Bloody Caesar was invented in 1969 to celebrate the opening a Marco’s, a new restaurant in Calgary, Alberta. Bartender Walter Chell developed the original cocktail after three months of exploring different recipes. He came up with a spicy drink made of Clamato juice, vodka, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and a dash of oregano. It is Canada’s #1 selling cocktail, with more than 250 million sold each year.” The oregano has been replaced by Tabasco in most Caesars. I like mine with a pickeled asparagus spear and the rim of the glass dipped in salt and pepper.

Posted by: Pondside on 10th Apr 2008 at 02:57PM

Elizabethm's Avatar Mmm, love the sound of pondside's caesar. The most disgusting drink I ever had was Guinness, champagne and blackcurrant juice at a college bar in Cambridge, truly vile.

Posted by: Elizabethm on 10th Apr 2008 at 05:06PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Ok that sounds good....might even pass up the calpol slammer for one of those Caesars....
Fisherman's Wharf? Sigh. Sea otters. Sigh.

EM, that sounds really vile. I still can't believe I used to drink rum and black (dark rum and Ribena) in my teens. THought I was SO sophisticated (even with a purple moustache).

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 10th Apr 2008 at 05:19PM

Scrumpy and Blackcurrant! That'll put hairs on your chest. Parents did not realise that I did get out to the Pub. Sister poured talculm powder in my mouth so that Mother would not smell the booze. I blew smoke rings at her

Think the stream of bright pink vomit on the drive might have been a giveaway the next morning

Posted by: Miss penelope on 10th Apr 2008 at 06:26PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Gin and tonic Malawi style. I was handed a bottle of tonic, told to drink a couple of gulps out of the bottle then the 'barman' filled it up with what he swore was gin. After a few of those I ended teaching some rather amused locals how to do the conga and this from a woman who is usually too reserved to dance at any time...

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 10th Apr 2008 at 10:25PM

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