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This particular Pimm's cup is kind of janky--will have to tinker with it--but it really is one my very favorite drinks. Which Spanish Garnacha?

I know not Wiser's (although I just looked it up online.)
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This particular Pimm's cup is kind of janky--will have to tinker with it--but it really is one my very favorite drinks. Which Spanish Garnacha?

I know not Wiser's (although I just looked it up online.)

Wiser's is what you want for Canadian whisky. Whether you're mixing or drinking manhattans this is your go to Canadian.

Zestos Vinos de Madrid Old Vines was the wine.
post #11898 of 14192
Hanky Panky:

2 oz gin
2 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Fernet Branca


Didn't come out quite right. I think my dashes may have been too heavy, I can't really pull out the gin at all. Feels like it's missing something.
post #11899 of 14192
Oh, I know went wrong--Fernet Branca taste like ass.
post #11900 of 14192
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Oh, I know went wrong--Fernet Branca taste like ass.

I hated Campari when I first tried it, so figured I'd give this a shot too. I've liked it (the Fernet) in some things but it's never really sung for me. I did successfully employ it to settle my stomach after eating too much once laugh.gif
post #11901 of 14192
I bought a bottle of that shit because I thought it was the cool thing to drink. About a third of the way through, I finally admitted to myself it tastes terrible. And I like other Italian bitters like Cynar.
post #11902 of 14192
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Pimm's cup. First of 2013.
My bottle of Pimm's (#1) is waiting to get broken in. Was planning on doing so very soon.
post #11903 of 14192
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Oh, I know went wrong--Fernet Branca taste like ass.


A shot of fernet plus a highlife is now my go to order at snooty cocktail bars.
post #11904 of 14192
I sensed the knowing nod of approval upon ordering Fernet Branca shots at snooty cocktail bars. Completely offset by the actual taste of Fernet Branca, which seems pretty close to licking an old man who's slathered Ben-Gay on himself to cure his joint pain.
post #11905 of 14192
First time Pimm's Cup. Ramazotti, anyone? tongue.gif

1:2-2.5 Pimm's #1 - San Pellegrino limonata-alike, slice of lemon. Refreshing.
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I sensed the knowing nod of approval upon ordering Fernet Branca shots at snooty cocktail bars. Completely offset by the actual taste of Fernet Branca, which seems pretty close to licking an old man who's slathered Ben-Gay on himself to cure his joint pain.

I'm not even getting the snooty satisfaction, drinking it at home and all shog[1].gif


At least I can build up my tolerance, so I can knock back my shots without hesitation and gain admission into the Inner Circle of the next overpriced cocktail bar I find.
post #11907 of 14192
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I sensed the knowing nod of approval upon ordering Fernet Branca shots at snooty cocktail bars. Completely offset by the actual taste of Fernet Branca, which seems pretty close to licking an old man who's slathered Ben-Gay on himself to cure his joint pain.

Yup, I get palette and mental fatigue after 10 or so really good cocktails. I want to shut off my senses after awhile.

They take a different shot on the left coast, can't remember what it is.
post #11908 of 14192
I ordered some Fernet Branca cause you all hated it. It's really not that good. Maybe it takes some time to get used to.

More Pimm's Cup, this time with sprite. Also pretty good. How do you guys prepare your Pimm's Cups?
post #11909 of 14192
Here is another slick move. If you're already wrecked and everyone is still drinking just order a Campari and soda. Low ABV and still a respectable drink.
post #11910 of 14192
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I like the <$75 counts as "cheap" in this thread happy.gif

You bastards have gotten me on a strict liquor budget now.

 

This is SO true in the scotch world. Bourbon, rye, and rum all have their medians far lower.

 

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Coffee Cocktail:
3 oz ruby port
1 oz brandy
1 whole egg
1 tsp sugar
dash nutmeg

 

I've always wanted to try this, but forget whenever I open a bottle of port. I never seem to get the same colors out of my cocktails that Haigh has in his book, either. The Coffee Cocktail really does look like coffee in the book, but does not at all seem like it would be that color unless the port was tawny. I have had similar problems with the Communist and the Blood and Sand, both of which look terrible. I have begun to suspect that the drinks in the pictures are not always the actual drinks, because they all look too pretty. Some of these cocktails have a distinctly crappy color.

 

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Oh, I know went wrong--Fernet Branca taste like ass.
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I bought a bottle of that shit because I thought it was the cool thing to drink. About a third of the way through, I finally admitted to myself it tastes terrible. And I like other Italian bitters like Cynar.

 

Yeah, I've tried it a couple of times and still pretty much think the same thing. Ugh. I got it to make the Hanky Panky, too, but have never actually tried it. I also don't like Cynar, though I have not had it in a very long time and I have liked every other amaro I've ever tried (Nonino, Ramazotti, Averna, Meletti, et. al.).  It's the peppermint/menthol thing in Fernet that I really don't like, especially against its earthy background. That menthol is also dramatically present in two Campari substitutes: Luxardo Bitter and Gran Classico. I can deal with it in the Gran Classico, but not in the Luxardo.

 

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A shot of fernet plus a highlife is now my go to order at snooty cocktail bars.

 

This is itself stealth snootiness.

 

~ H

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