A couple years back my group of friends decided to start throwing an annual holiday party (around Christmas/New Years).
A few weeks before the party, we draw names for our "Secret Boozer" grab bag. It works much like secret santa; however, it involves purchasing roughly $30 worth of alcohol for the person you draw and this must be their main drink throughout the night. If you gift hard liquor, you must also include necessary mixers to create a cocktail. Your gift and gift recipient remain a secret until the beginning of the party when everyone exchanges presents.
Anyways, I'd like to get some suggestions of drinks and cocktails that my fellow Got|Apexers enjoy in a party atmosphere.
I've checked out sites like DrinksMixer which have tons of recipes...but it's really tough to sort out what would actually be good or not. Many seem to be strange concoctions someone whipped up when plastered and then gave a crazy name to.
I know my recipient enjoys whiskey. I also recall he got Manhattans last year and Jim & Coke the year before. I was thinking about sticking with a Whiskey based drink or maybe a long island..although that could get pricey due to all the different liquors involved.
What do you guys enjoy?