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Homemade coffee :D

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Just happened to click in hear and was brought to this post - one of my favorites!

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Zacapa XO
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Glenmorangie scotch.


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^True. Ate too much krantz cake, so some Gran Duque d'Alba is in order.
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Friend made me a French 75 last night and it was delicious -- had never even heard of it until last night.

What's the low down on the French 75? Is it a bitch drink? shog[1].gif
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What an irritating thing to say.

 

I think that a gentleman may, with all propriety, drink any cocktail he damned well pleases provided only that it does not include artificially-flavored anything (sorry, your favorite s'mores vodka is out). And likewise a lady.

 

The French 75 is one of the most storied of the classic cocktails, created by the legendary Harry MacElhone at the bar he presided over in Paris after the great Prohibition-induced diaspora of American bartending. It was named after the rather famous French 75mm howitzer, which was one of the most effective and modern pieces of field artillery used in WWI. The drink was popularized by its inclusion in the Savoy Cocktail book (written by another Harry, Harry Craddock), where it was noted that it (the drink) hit with the precision and weight of the gun for which it was named.

 

~ H
 

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That's what I thought. It just tasted too darn good and I couldn't believe it had a shot's worth of gin in it. Almost felt like I was drinking a mimosa.

Also, completely agree with what you said but let's be honest, people do passively judge you for what you drink.
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By the way, Huntsman, I just read your post in the celebrity thread where you talked about the Gansevoort hotel rooftop bar. I think you once said that you didn't have any drinks up there but I'm not sure anymore. Have you had? If so, did you try the Gansevoort fizz?

Anyway, had a Mojito, now a Cuba Libre and afterwards I'll have some Scotch as digestif while I finish reading Pride & Prejudice. Not sure which yet. Have access to Macallan 12/Talisker 10/Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. Three very different Scotch whiskys so I'll see what my intuiton says.
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That's what I thought. It just tasted too darn good and I couldn't believe it had a shot's worth of gin in it. Almost felt like I was drinking a mimosa.

Also, completely agree with what you said but let's be honest, people do passively judge you for what you drink.

 

I'm glad you enjoyed your '75. It's one of the best cocktails. I make it with very good gin and champagne and it is excellent. I don't really think it should taste very much like a mimosa, honestly.

 

People do passively judge you for what you drink, but perhaps I disliked your diction. All the same, I still drink what I like --what I feel fits into the bounds of authentic, honest cocktails, spirits, wine, or beer -- I have, literally, never compromised that. Even for company functions. I am always careful about quantity, but that's how I am. I remember my first company dinner, when my boss came up to me and said, "you never look as good as when you have a v-glass in your hand" (apparently his description of a cocktail/martini glass).

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By the way, Huntsman, I just read your post in the celebrity thread where you talked about the Gansevoort hotel rooftop bar. I think you once said that you didn't have any drinks up there but I'm not sure anymore. Have you had? If so, did you try the Gansevoort fizz?

Anyway, had a Mojito, now a Cuba Libre and afterwards I'll have some Scotch as digestif while I finish reading Pride & Prejudice. Not sure which yet. Have access to Macallan 12/Talisker 10/Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. Three very different Scotch whiskys so I'll see what my intuiton says.

 

I've posted about Plunge a couple of times, There are a number of rooftop bars in the Gansevoort area (of course, I realize you are in Germany -- the Gansevoort is both an area and the eponymous hotel); Plunge, the bar at the Maritime Hotel, and the bar at the Standard Hotel (I think). There are probably more. I'm really glad I did that, as I didn't have to wonder if I was missing out on something that I cared about. I was young enough back then to stay out all night. I have some great pictures from that night.  I think I would stay at the Gansevoort again; that district is so vibrant and energetic, even if the energy is something I don't entirely like. It's still hard not to fall into it.

 

Austen? I fell like the sherry-casked Mac would be the best, what with the English fascination with sherry and all....enjoy your digestif and your book.

 

~ H

 

I did have a drink at Plunge -- there was no menu, the place was a riot and a meatmarket. I had a Negroni. It was fine. The Gansevoort fizz sounds pretty good, I have to say. Although I feel like I might enjot it in different ratios and not as a fizz, I will try it. Reminds me a bit of a most excellent drink called the Corn'n'Oil.

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I'm glad you enjoyed your '75. It's one of the best cocktails. I make it with very good gin and champagne and it is excellent. I don't really think it should taste very much like a mimosa, honestly.

People do passively judge you for what you drink, but perhaps I disliked your diction. All the same, I still drink what I like --what I feel fits into the bounds of authentic, honest cocktails, spirits, wine, or beer -- I have, literally, never compromised that. Even for company functions. I am always careful about quantity, but that's how I am. I remember my first company dinner, when my boss came up to me and said, "you never look as good as when you have a v-glass in your hand" (apparently his description of a cocktail/martini glass).

I've posted about Plunge a couple of times, There are a number of rooftop bars in the Gansevoort area (of course, I realize you are in Germany -- the Gansevoort is both an area and the eponymous hotel); Plunge, the bar at the Maritime Hotel, and the bar at the Standard Hotel (I think). There are probably more. I'm really glad I did that, as I didn't have to wonder if I was missing out on something that I cared about. I was young enough back then to stay out all night. I have some great pictures from that night.  I think I would stay at the Gansevoort again; that district is so vibrant and energetic, even if the energy is something I don't entirely like. It's still hard not to fall into it.

Austen? I fell like the sherry-casked Mac would be the best, what with the English fascination with sherry and all....enjoy your digestif and your book.

~ H

I did have a drink at Plunge -- there was no menu, the place was a riot and a meatmarket. I had a Negroni. It was fine. The Gansevoort fizz sounds pretty good, I have to say. Although I feel like I might enjot it in different ratios and not as a fizz, I will try it. Reminds me a bit of a most excellent drink called the Corn'n'Oil.

The mimosa comparison: Def wasn't trying to say they have similar flavor profiles. Was just trying to convey that I was shocked to find out it had gin in it, as I thought the only alcoholic component was the champagne.

Also, my friend added lemon juice and simple syrup to it -- do you do the same?

And yes, "bitch drink" was rather crass -- hope I didn't offend (too much). laugh.gif

Couple months ago, we had an after-work function and I privately ordered a drink called 'tequila smash' with the waitress (forgot the ingredients, but the description sounded gooood) and as I was waiting for my drink to come, I joined some coworkers at a table to shoot the shit. Unbeknownst to me, the head of our group was behind me chatting with someone else. Couple minutes later, the waitress comes over to our table and says rather loudly, "sorry sir, but we don't have all the ingredients to make your TEQUILA SMASH -- would you like something else?" and the group head overheard this and goes "Wow, going hard tonight are we?" with a chuckle.

I was all facepalm.gif

To be fair, everyone was drinking cocktails that night so it wasn't unusual for me to get something boozier than beer. But still. Tequila smash? What a terrible name (in the wrong context)!
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I've posted about Plunge a couple of times, There are a number of rooftop bars in the Gansevoort area (of course, I realize you are in Germany -- the Gansevoort is both an area and the eponymous hotel); Plunge, the bar at the Maritime Hotel, and the bar at the Standard Hotel (I think). There are probably more. I'm really glad I did that, as I didn't have to wonder if I was missing out on something that I cared about. I was young enough back then to stay out all night. I have some great pictures from that night.  I think I would stay at the Gansevoort again; that district is so vibrant and energetic, even if the energy is something I don't entirely like. It's still hard not to fall into it.

Austen? I fell like the sherry-casked Mac would be the best, what with the English fascination with sherry and all....enjoy your digestif and your book.

~ H

I did have a drink at Plunge -- there was no menu, the place was a riot and a meatmarket. I had a Negroni. It was fine. The Gansevoort fizz sounds pretty good, I have to say. Although I feel like I might enjot it in different ratios and not as a fizz, I will try it. Reminds me a bit of a most excellent drink called the Corn'n'Oil.
Didn't know that Gansevoort is an area and I recalled that you were talking about the Gansevoort hotel in said posting... whatever. wink.gif

The Gansevoort fizz is good. My father had it at Le Lion (they used some Bacardi, maybe 8). Regarding the "defizzed" version,I think I've tried it but I don't recall whether it was a success. While we're at it, have you tried a Ranglum (created at Le Lion)? 50ml Gosling's, 25ml lime juice, 20ml Falernum, 15ml Wray & Nephew's overproof, dash of simple. Serve on the rocks in a tumbler. Definitely worth a try, I like it quite a bit. By the way, is "tumbler" okay to say or would "Old Fashioned glass" be more adequate?
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To be fair, everyone was drinking cocktails that night so it wasn't unusual for me to get something boozier than beer. But still. Tequila smash? What a terrible name (in the wrong context)!
A Smash is a classic cocktail. As I understand it, they classically always have mint in it. Sugar, liquor, mint. Probably some lemon juice, or muddled citrus. If a Sour is more sour, a Smash is more sweet. Maybe Hunts can be more precise.
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