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Absolute rubbish, £8 for a shot and fruit juice, why do people do it? All of this 'mixology' stuff is absolute balls.
not in my dry martini, thank you very much.
I like cocktails.
(I am just annoyed because I have to go to a cocktail bar tonight).
Some places it is if you go to a weatherspoons, but if you go somewhere ace, it'll be worth it, and you'll get messy.
Best cocktail I ever had was at Hawksmoor. It was Gin and loads of other stuff including elderflower and pink grapefruit. Lovely.
you get completely mortal for about £10 and then wake up the next day regretting your very existence.
I love em.
Not if you're in some laughable bar and every drink takes about 20 minutes to make.
and find somewhere soft to fall over.
(Broadly I agree though, people who expect other people to go to cocktail bars with them deserve to die)
pretty fucking enjoyable death, though
'oh this was invented in Rio in the 1880s.' shut up you bell end.
i havent seen it for about 6 months.
It has too many ad breaks.
Sign language midgets
Iogo by Toyota
Which didn't have much to contend with.
They have this playlist thing where at either side of the ad break as if they're just playing this whole long playlist whilst enjoying various Sunday brunch japes.
you must like cocktails
I miss Reds in Lancaster. £4 cocktails, £2 on Wednesdays. Two to four shots in each one. Amazing. And they did one make with milk that tasted just like mint chocolate chip chip ice cream.
and i'm not going to say where it is
I love a good cocktail.
My boyfriend does too BWAHAHAHA (getting in there before one of you bastards does).
A mate of mine owns a cocktail joint so, I get free ones from there once in a while.
Considering a pint of Dingo Piss will set you back £3.50 in most gaffs, spending £7 for a drink which is infinitely tastier and has been crafted to perfection by a skilled person who knows what they're doing seems like tremendous value in comparison.
How hard is it to throw the requisite ingredients into a glass? There's a skill in coming up with combos in the first place I suppose, but that job has largely been done. I don't want to pay to see someone spinning bottles, I want a drink, not a fucking circus show.
My brother was a successful bartender in a popular cocktail restaurant, and he's an idiot.
You should just be able to go down to the cellar and draw it out the keg yourself.
a few places round here have good ones for £3 or so on weekdays and then they're great, but more than that, nah. partly cos they're so tasty you can accidentally down them in 5 minutes and fuck paying £8 for 5 minutes of enjoyment
a good one, mind. I probably wouldn't buy a £3 cocktail as it won't taste that good and just be all about large volumes of cheap alcohol.
well okay, probably in some places... i ordered a long island ice tea at a shit bar in aberdeen once, and it was made with one shot from a bottle which presumably contained a pre-made mixure of the requisite spirits. was not good. but there's a good cocktail bar near uni that does great white russians (with a toasted marshmallow!) and french martinis for £3 on weekdays (normally about a fiver i think). i also like making french martinis at home, i'm quite good at them now and way better value
I'm getting drunk on cocktails tonight. I am paying for no cocktails. It will be a good night.
ridiculous price, but really nice.
Oh, there was an Oreo in it too, not sure whether that makes it better or worse.
i can only IMAGINE how hilarious they felt and how much they were slapping each other on the back and congratulating each other when they named it
of course, later they were stopped from being an official uni society after at one of their events someone discovered several of their cocktails had copious amounts of piss in
the University just wasnt allowed societies which had alcohol as their main 'social aspect'.
I'd rather have a glass of champagne, and it's usually cheaper. That said, the cocktails in Keko Moku and Liars Club in Manchester are lethally amazing.
Also, Bonds in london do an absinthe, pear puree and champagne cocktail which tastes like angels and makes me do The Worm (in my head, at least). I think it's 16 quid a pop though, so I'll only have it if work are paying.
It might have been gowman (RIP) actually. My fringe has never properly grown back. well worth it though. I love the massive pirates chest of booze. and zombies <3
I have been in there once or twice and the firey one is a fucking winner
a classic in case I end up with what is officially termed 'a girly looking drink'.
but I try and avoid martini type glasses
they're half price between 3pm - 5pm today, I went to get one half an hour but the queue was out the door. Bit gutted.
Unless it's in a shithouse place like spoons where it just makes it easy to get fucked up on fruity tasting booze for a fiver.
But went to Nightjar on Old Street for my missus' birthday last year and it was amazing. Not least cos the drinks were lethal. Kept having one called Remember the Maine - it was like absinthe and something else alcoholic. It was delicious and after two I was dribbling on myself.
They also have a no standing policy and you feel like Don Draper drinking there. Big fan
Got utterly nuked on their take on the Sour. Can barely remember getting home and had to carry my companion out. Awesome.
It's great. Expensive, but worth it. The no standing thing combined with table service also means you don't quite realise how drunk you're getting until you try to stand up.
i didnt even get there until about 1am.
I think mostly because a friend of a friend had rocked up, had about £100's worth of drinks, left us a tenner and pissed off
they're all uniformly shit and populated by absolute dweebs
Yeah, that's where I'm being dragged to but if I'm not paying I'm onto a winner. Total lamestreamer, me
they are all exactly the shot and fruit juice combo mentioned above. their take on the whisky sour is a minscule amount of bourbon and a large amount of horrible cheap lemon juice.
my stomach didnt enjoy it for the next month when I couldnt afford to eat
I was physically unable to stand after necking a few of these.
they basically mix everything they can together and sell 2 for about £6
I remember looking around with an empty glass thinking 'that didn't taste too bad', and could see everyone else grimacing with an almost full drink. I knew I was in trouble.
so much alcohol
you picked three numbers and she made a drink based on what those numbers represented. i got cointreau, scotch and lemonade and it was fucking foul.