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Boxcar or Moscow mule???

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I just made a Boxcar drink and so so for me. Sticking with a Moscow mule. Love the ginger beer.

Made up name for a California cocktail drink (they thought it was exotic). Traditionally served in a hammered copper mug.

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That's a truly unique piece. Fun.
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looks great.
Decided to look it up, turns out there are several recipes. This sounds good.
Ingredients for a Boxcar
  • Gin
  • Triple Sec
  • Lemon Juice
  • Grenadine
  • Egg White
Quantities for one drink:

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Grenadine
  • 1 Egg White
Blending Instructions:

  • In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients
  • Shake well
  • Strain into a sour glass
Serving Glass

Whiskey Sour Glass

I guess the egg white is protein to moderate the alcohol.
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It was not horrible and not too bad. Definitely will make again at some point. The other recipe I found used Bourbon but didn't do that one.

I did the recipe without the egg white. Egg white doesn't add much to taste (though it does mellow out the alcohol) but does add a very nice creamy mouth feel to a drink. For whiskey sours I will add an egg white depending on how I feel. I did use Grand Marnier which overpowered the gin a bit. If I ever make this again I'll use triple sec.

To me a Moscow mule is just tastier. I like the heat from a good ginger beer. Personal preference.

Now have you ever tried a B52? My last assignment was at a B52 base so had to imbibe quite a few at the O-Club with all the trainee pilots. A beautiful layered drink. :)
The B-52 is a popular, eye-catching shot composed of three liqueurs: Baileys Irish cream, Grand Marnier and coffee liqueur.The drink's origin is not completely clear, but rather than being named for the 1950s-built B-52 bomber, it is believed to have originated during the 1970s by a bartender and fan of the iconic band The B-52s.

Unfortunately, I can't stand the taste of coffee, otherwise this probably tastes a little like the orange and vanilla ice cream bars I remember so fondly from my chidhood, but with a pretty big kick. I'm really a bourbon type. I love a well made Manhattan.
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Surprisingly, it tastes like chocolate milk. It is yummers. I keep the ingredients on hand since I occasionally and/or randomly make one.

Also, since the B52's band got their name from the B52 Bomber Stratofortress its all good. To keep it on task, here is a mediocre B52 grey scale height map image pattern for your carving fun.

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Sad face. My vodka has mysteriously disappeared. I think the last 6 bottles I bought either had a hole in them or the East Texas heat evaporated them. Had to go with gin and trying a Foghorn.

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A bunch of years ago, in my drinking days, I helped a bartender develop a shot of the menu.
we tried a bunch of this and that and who knows what else. We settled on a double shot glass that was 70% Apple Pucker, and 30% Butterscotch Schnapps. You would start with a handful of shelled peanuts, chew them up about half way, then hit the shot hard, and you have a taffy apple.
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Sounds really interesting. Not of fan of Butterscotch but can see adding some sweet liquor (melon maybe) for a candy tasting related drink.
I like butterscotch. That sounds a treat!
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I retired a couple of years ago so if I want a cocktail for lunch I make myself a cocktail for lunch (with a side of smoked brisket). lol. My wife does give me the evil eye. Started with a Mai Tai. I will transition to a Bourbon/Whiskey sour.

What pattern should I make for the sour??

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I'll have to try one. The recipe I see is vodka, cranberry, and grapefruit. Sounds refreshing.

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