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Rum and Coke

A rum and coke is a simple yet refreshing cocktail. The rum compliments the coke which gives it a nice spicy taste with an honest punch.

 

1 1/2 oz Rum (of choice)

 

4 1/2 oz Coke (can be Pepsi)

 

Afterward, pour your Rum of choice and Cola into a highball glass with ice. Stir until soda/pop (wherever you’re from) fizzes. Admire your creation and enjoy!

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Sipping on Gin and Juice!

A cocktail recommended by Snoop Dog himself. Gin and juice gives out a respectable fruity taste that won’t let you turn in your man card.

How to:

2 oz gin

 

2 oz grapefruit juice

 

3 oz orange juice

1 slice lime (optional)

 

  1. Once you have everything just put them into a shaker. Have a glass full of ice cubes read. Shake well and pour the drink. ENJOY
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How to make a Whiskey Sour

If you have ever taken a Lemon Drop shot and enjoyed it, you’ll probably like a whiskey sour then. A Whiskey Sour can be made with all different types of whiskey making it very versatile to whoever is making it.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon (preferred whiskey)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • Orange slice (optional garnish)
  • Maraschino cherry (optional garnish)

Once you’ve gathered everything put them into a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes and begin to shake.

Note: The point of the ice cubes are not only to get the drink cold but to also dilute the drink just a bit.

Afterward, pour the drink into an appropriately sized glass over ice. If it is too sour, play with the ingredients until it is to your liking. Enjoy!

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Make me a Mojito!

Cuban-born, the Mojito was one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drinks. A mojito is a refreshing drink that has a tart, minty, citrus taste that’s backed up with a punch of rum. This drink is made to cool you down during those hot summer afternoons.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 oz. rum
  • 2 tsp sugar (can be less)
  • 1/2 lime
  • 12 leaves or 3 sprigs of mint
  • Club Soda

Then, combine the sugar and mint in a tall glass. Add some juice from the lime and slightly crush the mint leaves. Add the rum and ice (ice should reach close to the top of the glass.) Add club soda and ENJOY!

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9 Conversation Starters

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Movies/ and shows
  • What was the last funny movie you saw?
  • What’s your favorite movie(s)?
  • What kind of shows do you watch?

 

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Food
  • What is your favorite food?
  • Can you cook it? How is it prepared?
  • What types of foreign food have you tried? What is your favorite?
  • Do you like “rare” steak or do you think it is disgusting?
  • What would your death row meal be? (My Favorite) 

 

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Beer
  • Do you think beer is a man’s drink or a woman’s drink?
  • Do you ever mix anything with beer?
  • Do you know how beer is made?
  • What’s your favorite type of beer? Why?

 

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Small talk/catch up
  • Tell me three unlikely things you did today.
  • “What’s the strangest thing about where you grew up?”
  • “What does your name mean?” (If they say, “I don’t know,” reply, “What would you like it to mean?”)
  • “What are you looking forward to this week?”
  • “Who do you think is the luckiest person in this room?”
  • “What does this house remind you of?”

 

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Kids
  • Do you have any children?
  • How old are they?
  • Any cool interests that they’re into?
  • What’s the creepiest thing you’ve heard your kid say?

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Sports
  • Do you prefer playing or watching sports?
  • How do you prefer watching sports? Going there, being at home on TV, or in a bar on a giant screen?
  • What’s your favorite team?
  • Are you in any Fantasy Leagues?

 

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Vacation/Travel Plan
  • If you could fly anywhere for free, where would you go and why?
  • Ever been on a road trip? To where?
  • Where’s the last place you traveled? How old were you when you went?
  • Do you prefer a backpacking vacation or relaxing on the beach?

 

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Restaurants
  • What’s your favorite restaurant?
  • What do you usually order?
  • Any good places to eat around here?
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Music
  • If music were all of a sudden deleted from the world, how would you feel and what would you miss?
  • What kind of genre do you most like to listen to?
  • Do you have a favorite band or singer? Why do you like them?
  • What is your least favorite type of music? Country?
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How to make a Manhattan

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Story goes that the Manhattan was invented back in the 1860s by Broadway bar bartender named “Black.” It was originally made with American Whiskey, Angostura bitters, and Italian Vermouth.

 

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3 parts Canadian or Rye Whiskey

 

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1 Part Sweet (red) Vermouth

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1 Dash Bitters

ENJOY!

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How to make a simple Martini

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Origin: This history of the martini is still blurry. Back in 1863, an Italian vermouth (fortified wine) maker started marketing their product under the brand name of Martini, after its director Alessandro Martini, and the brand name may be the source of the cocktail’s name.

What you need:

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2 ½ oz Gin

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½ Dry Vermouth

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Olives or a lemon twist for garnish.

 

 

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Finally, some people, and most notably, James Bond prefer a shaken Martini over a stirred one. But, shaking the drink breakdowns the ice, which leads to a watered-down drink. Some dilution is good because it softens the spirits so you can taste the botanicals better, and not just the sting of the alcohol.
What’s your favorite way to make the iconic drink?

 

 

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How to make a Gin and Tonic

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This popular drink was born in the 19th century from British soldiers who believed that it would counteract malaria during their stay in India. They believed that the quinine, the bitter ingredient in the tonic, was effective against the disease (it wasn’t), but that didn’t stop them from enjoying this simplistically elegant drink.

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1 Part Gin

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2 Parts Tonic

Gin and Tonic

On the rocks poured over ice and garnish with lemon slice. Enjoy

Note: This drink is simple, there’s no shaking, no stirring, just you pouring everything into the glass. The name literally is the recipe. 

 

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