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My homemade orgeat fermented and I had to throw it out Only got to use it twice.
A couple minutes is a long time to let the water cool. I just checked, and mine was down to 202 in one minute and 194 in two minutes.Best way (if you don't want to get a fancy kettle) is to just get a digital thermometer, which is kind of necessary for cooking anyway. I've used mine enough to know the temperature from watching the bubbles, but it was just guessing before that and results are inconsistent.
It's just a cold glass of gin without the vermouth. Gin is tricky because it's rarely done straight, but the flavor profile matters hugely in different cocktails. One that works fabulously in a martini might fail in a Negroni, or even with a different vermouth. You have to know what drinks you like and how/why they work. I'll usually try a bit straight, then mix a martini and a Negroni, maybe a gin and tonic if it's something unusual. Probably not all on the same...
I like the Ethiopian lungo, but I like it as a ristretto shot instead of the lungo.
John Wick was amusing. Don't mess with Keanu's dog.
I think 50% of my recycling is Amazon packaging.Fortunately cardboard recycles efficiently. Saw a study on this, it's about a wash ecologically to order something on Amazon vs driving to the store to buy it. Made me feel better.
Jamaican Manhattan. Rittenhouse rye (1.5 oz), maraschino (0.25 oz), Dolin red (0.75 oz), 1.5 droppers of Bittercube Jamaican #1. Pretty good. The big rye and big dose of bitters plays nice with the sweetness from the Dolin and the maraschino. Wouldn't be the same without a heavy dose of bitters. This would also work well as a rum cocktail. Zacapa 23 maybe?
I laid down a cask of Trident (with a little grapefruit bitters along with the peach) back in January. Took a couple pulls over the last few months, but basically forgot about it until today. It's great now, after five months. Huge and deep and sweet. The whole profile changed, pretty amazing. I think the biggest thing is that the artificial notes of the Fee Brother peach bitters seem to have worn off (or gotten lost under the other notes). I love the addition of...
I bet they whistle each other for fouls all the time.
In this week's entry of "You know someone's from Atlanta when...."
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