+ 1 for Negronis! You've got to love a drink that was invented by replacing soda with gin!
In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food. Jiro Ono
For those that don't drink a lot of cocktails, gin and tonic is hard to beat. If they want sweet, rum and coke. Or maybe long island ice tea.
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
A jigger of Hendricks Gin, just shy a jigger of St. Germain, half of a lime squeezed. Shake, pour and consume.
"What happened to those other underpants you had?" -- Flight of the Conchords
Personally I like bourbon and gingerale. But for non-drinkers, a Sloe Gin Fizz or Fuzzy Navel can be good ones.
Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller
Besides rum and coke, and gin and tonic. I'd go with a mudslide (2 parts Kahlua, 2 parts Irish Cream, 1 part milk). To give it a seasonal flare, you can always substitute those flavored creamers they use for coffee to change things up. Right now I'd make it with pumpkin spice. Either serve on the rocks, or blend to make an alcoholic smoothy.
I do love St. Germaine. I use it on a regular basis for drinks.
I will try out some of these recipes, thanks all!