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Vote for your top choice from the list below. This poll is based upon the selector "Cocktail Selector" by Phil Dane.

Choose from this list:

Red Beer - Half beer (Coors light does very well) and half tomato juice. Standard fare in certain parts of the Midwest, and an alternative to the Bloody Mary elsewhere. Red Beer is an excellent hair of the dog that won't put you too deep into the blue haze the first thing in the morning
Boilermaker - 1 ounce blended whiskey, 12 ounces beer. Pour the beer into a mug. Drink the whiskey in one go, then sip the beer. An alternative called the "depth charge" is to drop the whiskey (still in the shot glass) into the beer mug, and gulp the whole thing down (being careful to not swallow the shot glass).
Spark in the Night - 1.5 ounces Dark rum, 0.5 ounces Kahlua, 2 teaspoons lime juice. In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Malibu Barbie - The award-winning drink of the 1997 online Malibu Rum cocktail competition, by Shannon Armstrong. It was to be the signature drink in their ad campaign that year - "Light, pink, and fizzy, the perfect girl drink named for the perfect girl" - until Mattel threatened to sue. If you can take it this sweet, go right ahead. You won't get sued for making it: 2 ounces Malibu Rum, 3 ounces pineapple juice, 0.5 tsp. grenadine. Pour into a glass with ice. Top off with club soda and a cherry.
Rob Roy - The Scotch alternative to the Manhattan. For those who are secure in their masculinity, despite wearing a skirt (kilt). 2.5 ounces Scotch, 1.5 tesapoons sweet vermouth, 1 maraschino cherry. In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the Scotch and vermouth. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.
Margarita - The classic. No explanation necessary, although the variety of mixers out there is boggling. The Cuervo premade mixer, with a dollop of Cointreau or Triple Sec, seems to make the best home-bar version. Here's the recipe, if you don't have the mixer: 2 teaspoons coarse salt, 1 lime wedge, 2 ounces tequila, 0.5 ounces Cointreau or triple sec, 1.5 ounces lime juice. Place the salt in a saucer. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with the lime wedge and dip the glass into the salt ot coat the rim thoroughly; reserve the lime wedge. In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. Shake will. Strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with the reserved lime wedge.
Shady Lady - An all-day-drinking favorite. 1.5 ounces tequila, 0.5 ounces melon liqueur, 5 ounces grapefruit juice. Pour all of the ingredients into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well.
Tequila Sunrise - You can drink these all day and not get tired of sipping, smiling, and considering your next move. 1.5 ounces tequila, 4 ounces orange juice, 2 teaspoons grenadine. Pour the twquila and orange juice into a collins glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Drop the grenadine into the center of the drink.
California Dream - If you like the taste of tequila, but don't need mixers. 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce sweet vermouth, 0.5 ounces dry vermouth, 1 maraschino cherry. In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the tequila, sweet vermouth, and dry vermouth. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the cherry.
Green Froggy - Vodka and Mountain Dew. Pop a No-Doz while you're at it, and you'll be ready to party til Tuesday.
Godmother - An almondy treat. 1.5 ounces vodka, 0.5 ounces amaretto. Pour both of the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well.
Greyhound - A dog, but not salty. 2 ounces vodka, 5 ounces grapefruit juice. In a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes, combine the vodka and grapefruit juice. Stir well.
Salty Dog - A more involved dog. 2 teaspoons salt, 1 lime wedge, 2 ounces vodka, 5 ounces grapefruit juice. Place the salt in a saucer. Rub the rim of a highball glass with the lime wedge and dip the glass into the salt to coat the rim thouroughly; discard the lime. Almost fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka and grapefruit juice into the glass. Stir well.
Fuzzy Navel - Perfect to drink while sitting around and contemplating yours. 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce peach schnapps, 4 ounces orange juice. Pour all of the ingredients into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well.
Whiskey Cooler - A great way to share a bottle of whiskey with those "less than eager" to swill it straight from the bottle. 2 ounces blended whiskey, 4 ounces lemon-lime soda, 1 lemon wedge. Pour the whiskey and soda into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stire well. Garnish with the lemon wedge.
Manhattan - A classic. The whiskey-lover's martini. Although good Kentucky bourbon is the original (I like Knob Creek), Canadian or another blended whiskey makes a good drink, depending on your taste. Just don't forget the bitters, as it makes the drink. 2 ounces whiskey, 0.75 ounces sweet vermouth, 3 dashes Angostura bitters (or to taste), 1 maraschino cherry. In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.
Monkey Gland Cocktail - Bad Name. Good Drink. 2 ounces gin, 1 teaspoon Benedictine (or Pernod, per your tastes), 0.5 ounces orange juice, 1 teaspoon grenadine. In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Martini - GIN is the only true Martini. Try different gins to find the one with the right combination of botanicals to suit you (I prefer Tanqueray Ten). Just don't call a vodka martini a martini. Please? 2.5 ounces gin, 1 teaspoon dry vermouth, 2 large cocktail olives. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin and vermouth. Shake well. Strain into a painfully cold cocktail glass. Garnish with the olives, on a skewer that bespeaks the personality of the drinker.
Gimlet - The original cure for scurvey. Be sure to use Rose's lime juice, and not simply the juice from a lime. 2 ounces gin, 0.5 ounces Rose's lime juice, 1 lime wedge. Pour the gin and lime juice into a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lime wedge.
Blue Moon - An award-winner for "The Tastiest, Best-Looking Drink Award". 2 ounces gin (Tanqueray works best), 1 ounce Parfait Amour (a spooky purple colored, orange and violet flavoured liqueur), and 0.5 ounces lemon juice. Shake with ice, strain, and serve up in a martini glass. There are other things called a Blue Moon, but none of 'em taste like this one...
Pimm's Cups - An English afternoon favorite. 1.5 ounces Pimm's liqueur, 8 ounces lemon-lime soda. In a glass almost full with ice, pour the Pimm's and lemon-lime soda. Stir well.
Time Killer - Speaks for itself. 1.5 ounces tequila, 5 ounces Mexican beer, 0.5 teaspoons salt, 1 lime wedge. Pour the tequila and beer into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Sprinkle the salt on top and garnish with the lime.
Cosmopolitan - A classy, most feminine cocktail. The woman at the bar with a Cosmo is likely a reader of the magazine, a resident of the city, and a participant in its indoor recreational activities... 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce Cointreau, 0.5 ounces lime juice, splash of cranberry juice, lime twist. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and cranberry juice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim. Garnish with the lime twist.
Jolly Rancher - Tastes JUST like the watermelon candy of the same name. Don't let the sweet taste and the pretty color fool you. This is an electric drink - the drinker risks falling in too deep. 2 ounces good vodka, 1 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur, 1 maraschino cherry. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the vodka and Midori. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.
Lemon Drop - Although some would opt for a peyote smoothie before touching most of the drinks like this one, there is one cocktail from the fern bars that they'll sip - the Lemon Drop. While unabashedly sweet, this drink never went the sickly sweet way of the offensive potations that spawned the "shooters" of the '80s. This drink should taste just like the Lemon Head candy... 2 ounces lemon (or citrus) vodka, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 teaspoon fine sugar. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the citrus vodka, sugar, and lemon juice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Although alternative recipes abound, most center around these basic ingredients, and simply involve changing the way the sugar is consumed. Some say to put the sugar on the back of the tongue, then "shoot" the drink. Experiment for yourself. Call a cab.