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Hip Flask Recipes please

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  • Hip Flask Recipes please

    Curious as to what you guys fill your flasks with over there? We're into our first month of hunting and already the old favourites are getting a bit boring. Best so far is home-made feijoa vodka, and the other really common ones over here are port (of course!), port and whiskey - with or without the addition of Green Ginger Wine. New ideas most welcome
    "A babbler amongst the followers of a pack of hounds is just as great an evil as a babbler in the pack" The Complete Foxhunter 1908

  • #2
    Equal parts of blackberry brandy & vodka (or bourbon if you prefer); or 2 parts whisky to 1 part cherry brandy. Heck, we've been known to use any drink recipe we like. (finished our season with flasks of amaretto sour!)

    Somewhere I have a recipe for something called Doc's Hunt Medicine - it's amazing, I'll try to find it for you!
    ~ A true friend knows all there is to know about you and still likes you. -E. Hubbard


    • Original Poster

      I have horrid memories of swigging merrily from someone's flask some years ago, only to find it was straight cherry brandy. Absolutely hate it! Now I always have a sniff of foreign flasks before committing myself to a drink! Would love to get your Doc's Hunt Medicine recipe!!
      "A babbler amongst the followers of a pack of hounds is just as great an evil as a babbler in the pack" The Complete Foxhunter 1908


      • #4
        Found it! It was in a foxhunter's cookbook compiled by the Beauford Hunt years ago. Enjoy!

        1 1/2 cups vodka
        1 cup Kahlua
        1/2 cup dark creme de cacoa
        1/4 cup Amaretto
        1/8 cup Tia Maria
        1/8 cup Cointreau
        ~ A true friend knows all there is to know about you and still likes you. -E. Hubbard


        • Original Poster

          Wow! That's some serious medicine! Will find a couple of friends to contribute ingredients, and we'll give it a go. Thanks (I think!!!)
          "A babbler amongst the followers of a pack of hounds is just as great an evil as a babbler in the pack" The Complete Foxhunter 1908


          • #6
            We had this dicussion a few years ago and I copied all the recipes to a word doc. I can email to anyone that provides their email if I can find it.
            -Painted Wings

            Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted


            • #7
              Oh, and my favorite is a nice Irish Liquor such as Irish Mist or Celtic Cross. Celtic Cross is usually cheaper and they taste much the same.

              Another option is a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of Butterscotch Schnapps and Apple Pucker Schnapps. Tastes like a tart caramel apple. I like this one for Basseting for some reason.
              -Painted Wings

              Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted


              • Original Poster

                The schnapps mixture sounds great. Would love your email if possible please My email addy is horsenhound@xtra.co.nz.
                "A babbler amongst the followers of a pack of hounds is just as great an evil as a babbler in the pack" The Complete Foxhunter 1908


                • #9
                  Firstly hi folks, just joined after lurking for ages. I,ve a wee collection of flasks and love a dram,and was wondering what recipe you may have tried.The latest i tried was whisky and ginger wine, nice nip.Whisky and brambles,whisky green ginger, rusty nails, etc.Brandy and port is presently my favourite . cheers FIL
                  All diseases run into one, old age...!


                  • #10
                    An excellent flask filler to warm the cockles of your heart (and oh-so-trendy!)

                    2 parts Cognac (or whiskey, bourbon, or rye)
                    1 part St Germaine (elder flower liqour that is lovely. Not overly floral or sweet, just yummy)
                    a few drops of bitters


                    • #11
                      I love my morning "coffee". Two parts whipped cream flavored vodka to one part kahlua.


                      • #12
                        My husband won a door prize at a fundraiser. It was a bottle of liqueur called St Germain. I can only drink alcohol if it is pretty well disguised so I was surprised when I could actually sip this stuff straight. It's only 20% alcohol so not as potent as whiskey or brandy and such but gets the job done without pain!
                        McDowell Racing Stables

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                        • #13
                          I remember my parents serving a cocktail that involved creme de cacao, creme de menthe and probably some version of whiskey or bourbon. I'll have to experiment and see if I can come up with something.
                          I also have a bottle of Zinfandel port at home that I've never used...perhaps that is flask material?


                          • #14

                            Equal parts (or slightly more whiskey)

                            Scotch Wiskey



                            • #15
                              Lots of old threads for recipes - do a search and you'll find some oldies and lots of goodies!


                              • #16
                                hmmmm....lets see.....!!

                                Peach Schnappes big around here.!! There's a peach flavored liquour made in England thats terrific but I can't remember the name of it......me bad....

                                And there's Baileys Irish Creme of course.


                                • #17
                                  One I had in England was cherry brandy and scotch whiskey and in Ireland port and brandy and sloe gin was good.


                                  • #18
                                    I like 1/2 Sherry 1/2 port (hound's blood) or Georgia made Muscadine wine.
                                    ... _. ._ .._. .._


                                    • #19
                                      One of the members of our hunt puts one called "The Whip" in his flask. Any one know the recipe?
                                      Yes, I know how to spell. I'm using freespeling!



                                      • #20
                                        Fireball! It's just cinnamon whisky but it is GOOD!
                                        Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.