Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quincy: The Drink

There has been talk of late about creating a mixed drink that is uniquely Quincy: a signature cocktail that would be the Quincy House in a glass.

What, you ask, would such a drink entail? An excellent question, and one we've been asking ourselves. At this point the Quincy cocktail is still in the concept stage, but previous discussions have suggested that it be strong, bitter, and complex.

Suggestions for ingredients? A name? Please, share!

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  • Myself, I'm skeptical of any drink that doesn't list its ingredients in the name. A gin & tonic? Great, I know what goes into it. Some fairly straightforward drinks have won me over, such as the martini, but anything with a bizarre name and a list of ingredients longer than a standard cubit is likely to make me turn up my nose.

    Perhaps simplicity should be added to the list of qualities we seek? Granted, complexity within simplicity could be difficult to pull off, but so worth it...

    By Blogger Aaron, at 6:23 PM, July 30, 2009  

  • As far as name goes, I think calling it simply "The Quincy" or "A Quincy" works. As far as ingredients go, I think it ought to be a whisky based drink (even though, to satisfy aaron's need for explanatory cocktail names a "Gin Quincy" rolls off the toung much more smoothly than a "Whisky Quincy"). beyond that, I'm still open to Ideas myself. bitters ought to be thrown into the mix, too.

    By Blogger James, at 1:20 PM, August 03, 2009  

  • simpler the better. i think you guys should find a really stellar spirit (earthy and yet, it sings!) and mix it with soda--which will give it a little bit of pop.

    and call it "the quincy" though i tend to agree with aaron on names, i allow for specialty names if the drink has 2 spirits or less and one mixer.

    By Blogger Margaret Perry, at 2:55 PM, September 03, 2009  

  • Pope Benedict XVI's favorite beer -- according to the New York Times -- is Franziskaner Weissbier. You could make that the Quincy drink ... or, at least have it on hand as a special beer of the house.

    As far as names go, there is a drink called a "Presbyterian." Isn't it time for a "Catholic"?

    By Blogger John Paul Shimek, at 10:15 PM, February 06, 2010  

  • Pope Benedict's favorite beer is Franziskaner Weissbier. Make that the house drink. Or, if you still want to find a mixed drink, then name it either "The/A Quincy" or, after the drink called a "Presbyterian," name it a/the "Catholic." In terms of contents, find a Catholic-y drink element (Fra Angelico[?]) and mix something in with it ... I am not much of a drinker, so this is a shot in the dark for me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:23 PM, February 06, 2010  

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