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Drinking a cup of Stumptown coffee, local roasters.
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Hopefully they enjoyed! Do you have a few preferred port wines?

Dow's or taylor fladgate 20 year tawny is an easy go-to
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I'm not feeling very young today. Oy.

Those multiposts go right to your head.
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Hopefully they enjoyed! Do you have a few preferred port wines?

He's saving it for their five year anniversary.

I'm sort of out of port these days. I mean, I've got several bottles old enough to drink, but I just don't find myself reaching for it. Last time I opened something good was with friends at Bouchons and I brought a bottle of 83 or 84 Graham's in for corkage. Everyone thought it was showing really well and there were some major wine folks at the table.
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Thanks, I may move past this quickly, but I may give a vintage grahams a try. They sound pretty reliable.

My go-tos are always scotch and brandy, but branching out now and again might be interesting.
post #12141 of 14021
G&T with Fever-Tree Indian tonic water.

Now sipping on some Laphroiag 10/QK/TW while finishing some hand-in excercises. Tasty (the Scotch).
post #12142 of 14021
I'll have to spend most of this Tuesday at home waiting for the Internet technician to activate my internet access. If I'm in the mood--which will be very likely--, I'll open a bottle of Taylor's 10 early in the morning. I might also cook some Boeuf Bourguignon or so tomorrow to go with it.
post #12143 of 14021
Apple juice and Zubrowka over ice, a traditional, and very tasty, Polish cocktail. x2. I'll probably need one or two more drinks on the evening, but I don't know what they are yet.
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I also made my first mojito of the year yesterday with a few key limes sitting around instead of regular limes. Made with El Dorado 3 year. It tasted like summer.

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not enough mint
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I also made my first mojito of the year yesterday with a few key limes sitting around instead of regular limes. Made with El Dorado 3 year. It tasted like summer.

Looks really refreshing...

 

I just had a glass of coke and a glass of water awhile ago ;)

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sampled my "Stoli Doli" simple yet refershing and dangerously strong. Nice drink. I also made a batch of Manhattans ahead of time with Rittenhouse, Dolin, Regans and Angostura, left in shaker in the fridge for a hour or two. Came out really nice.
post #12148 of 14021
Taylor's 10. Margarita.
Edited by b1os - 5/29/13 at 4:07am
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So when I get too lazy to flip through my recipe books and don't want to make something off my greatest hits list, I improvise. Sometimes it turns out great, sometimes not so great. Tonight was good to okay, with plenty of room for improvement.

Improv 1:
1.5 measures gin,
.5 measure Benedictine
.5 measure Ginger liqueur
.5 measure Lemon Juice

Yes, if you're using a 1.5oz shot glass as one measure like I tend to, it's oversized at 4.75 oz. Adjust to your needs. Or buy larger cocktail glasses.

Don't think I put bitters in that one. It was pretty good, but only the top few notes of the benedictine came through with the gin and ginger competing for attention. If I were to do it again, I'd use something a less complex in that role- a one or two note honey liqueur with a brandy base, if that exists.

Improv 2:
1.5 measures Irish Whiskey (I bought a bottle of Clontarf, to see if $14 Irish Whiskey could be somewhat respectable. It's respectable in a mixed drink)
.5 measure Port
.5 measure Lemon Juice
splash of Grenadine
2 dashes Orange Bitters

It's reasonable. The base liquor could stand to have a bit more depth. The citrus comes through, and so does the Port, but the subtleties of the Irish whiskey (even a rough one) are lost. If you were to make this, I'd probably do it with something that has stronger underlying notes- a smoky or otherwise assertive scotch, or bourbon.
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Last night:

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