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Try getting a lime squeezer and using fresh lime juice instead of the high fructose corn syrup and green dye known as Rose's. I usually muddle limes for a gimlet, the drink looks great with little lime slices in the drink. Kind of like a caipirinha.

I agree, fresh squeezed lime is the best. I don't mind Rose's and it'll do. But I had to admit, a bartender at a bar I go to from time to time makes them with fresh squeezed limes and they're pretty awesome.

And then you realize you're drinking straight vodka with some lime squeezed in it and it's smooth and you have like 5 of them and suddenly you can't stand, lol.
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Try getting a lime squeezer and using fresh lime juice instead of the high fructose corn syrup and green dye known as Rose's. I usually muddle limes for a gimlet, the drink looks great with little lime slices in the drink. Kind of like a caipirinha.

Oh, no doubt it'd be great, but I take a gimlet to mean the drink specifically made with Rose's. It seems my memory may have failed me and the 2:1 may be a little heavy on the lime based on a quick google just now.

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Oh, no doubt it'd be great, but I take a gimlet to mean the drink specifically made with Rose's. It seems my memory may have failed me and the 2:1 may be a little heavy on the lime based on a quick google just now.

I'm with you and think a drink called a gimlet is only made with Rose's lime juice. You could sweeten your own lime juice but technically speaking I guess it wouldn't be a gimlet. We'd have to come up with a new name for this superior drink. 2:1 is good with any good spirit, I always like the 2:1 ratio for spirit to mixer. It's all personal preference though.

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A properly pulled pint of draught Guinness...

Irish Guinness only though...the garbage served up in the UK that is brewed under license is just foul.

It wasn't until my first trip to Ireland and I had a real Guinness that I knew how good it can taste
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Since you haven't drank much I'd suggest bailey's (or any irish cream) on the rocks, white russians are good too.

A great beer that I've been into lately is Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA. It's so good, I think I'm gonna have one right now

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A great beer that I've been into lately is Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA. It's so good, I think I'm gonna have one right now

Good man! The Dogfish Head brews are fantastic, although some of their Craft Brewed Ales are a little

interesting ! I'm heading off to the brewery in a few weeks time and met the founder at a dinner a few months ago. What a great guy!
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I'm with you and think a drink called a gimlet is only made with Rose's lime juice. You could sweeten your own lime juice but technically speaking I guess it wouldn't be a gimlet. We'd have to come up with a new name for this superior drink. 2:1 is good with any good spirit, I always like the 2:1 ratio for spirit to mixer. It's all personal preference though.

A gimlet is not defined by using a specific brand name. That's silly. If you're ever in Chicago, go to The Matchbox. They make the best gimlet, with fresh squeezed lime juice and confectioner's sugar.

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A gimlet is not defined by using a specific brand name. That's silly. If you're ever in Chicago, go to The Matchbox. They make the best gimlet, with fresh squeezed lime juice and confectioner's sugar.

Silly perhaps, but it's a fairly widely held view of the drink (Google or Wikipedia it). It's not THAT silly, since there are a great many drinks that call for specific ingredients... usually it's the liquor (e.g., a Kahlua and Cream), but sometimes it's a mixer (please don't make my rum and coke with pepsi!). Whatever the name, all the suggestions here sound good!

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Irish Guinness only though...the garbage served up in the UK that is brewed under license is just foul.

Thats why I said a properly pulled pint of Guinness!

On a side note,the Guinness you get in the small villages and towns outside of the major cities like Dublin and Cork is even nicer!
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Thats why I said a properly pulled pint of Guinness!

Couldn't agree more...stopped at many pubs from the Dublin airport to Waterford..alternating Guinness and Bulmers...Magners in the States. However, back on thread, I have a draft Guinness or Yuengling and a shot of Bushmills of Glenlivit after a round to either celebrate or drown out the poor score!

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I love good tequila ... so I have a couple of tequila drinks I'll share. I don't know the "official" names of the drinks, so I just ask for them by the ingredients.

The first one is called "Charro Negro" and the second one is called "Paloma" 'cause it doesn't have the same ingredients as the Margarita.

If you want nice Tequila try to get the one that are "Reposados" those are the best Tequilas. I don't know the translation for "Reposados". But be careful, specially if you hadn't drink before... with 3 - 4 shots you will be done.
Jack and coke or sprite. I've always wanted to try a long island tea myself, sounds really good. Theres also a liquor that is made that tastes just like sweet tea supposedly.

Piña Colada. Those things are sweet! I love the Jack Daniel's, in fact I love Whisky and Whiskey but I take it with "mineralized water" (?) or in the rocks haha.

Now if you are into beer... try Corona, Modelo, Pacifico, Victoria, Indio. Around here we have something called "Michelada" this is... grab 3 lemons squeeze them and put them in a jar, then there's a thing called "Maggi Juice" and "English Sauce" (?) add some of those to the jar in a relation 1:3 and then add salt. It's the most delicious thing I've ever tried in my life, talking about beers. Cheers!
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I'm a big fan of sours of various sorts. The thing to remember is to stay as far away from sour mix, either at home or in a bar. That is, unless you really want an over-sweetened glass of corn syrup and artificial color...

Nice! I was the one who recommended the easy style whiskey sour, and the old-fashioned. I'm too lazy to make the simple syrup, but you're inspiring me. Maybe I'll make some tonight...

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