What are you drinking right now? - Page 837
Let's see, have been slowly building up the bar and attempting to perfect tastes with a lot of help from this topic.
The purchases from today are: 6 Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale, Campari, Vida Mezcal, Ransom Old Tom Gin, Cocchi di Torino, & Citadelle Gin,
So, for the introductory post, the cocktails from tonight were my first Negroni with the first taste of Campari (can see taking a few cocktails to get used to this taste) followed by a Last Word which was 1:1:1:1 Ransom Old Tom, Luxardo Maraschino, Chartreuse Verte, & fresh Lime juice, then finally a Manhattan variant I threw together. This consisted of 2:1(in place of normal 3:1) with Rittenhouse BiB and Dolin Sweet Vermouth, followed by placing a cherry and then a Mezcal layer.
Still getting accustomed to the strong flavor profiles of Campari & the Mezcal. Can see lots of possibilities in my future. I believe this finished my golden list of alcohols for my home bar, has finished quite nicely.
Forgot to take a picture of the Negroni & Last Word :/. Although the Ransom added an additional color profile which was very appealing and the taste resulted in my favorite Last Word thus far!
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Good luck Huntsman! I just finished off mine yesterday. I sure did not make it through the week without a handful of drinks though!
oh, just drank a iced up glass of William Lawson. Terrible stuff. Well there was no peat really, but that's not the problem, it was sharp, harsh, even when watered down. Tasted too much like cheap corn distal or something. I know it's cheap, and Ralphy on Youtube like it, but I found it barely drinkable.
Two basic recipes:
Old Fashioned - a small amount of simple syrup (or equal amounts sugar and water), 2 oz rye whisky, 2 dashes of bitters. I like to twist an orange peel over it at this point but usually toss it instead of adding it to the drink.
Manhattan - 2:1 ratio of rye to vermouth (some use 3:1) and 2 dashes of bitters.
Both of these can be made with bourbon but I prefer rye with them.
In a shaker, put:
1 oz gin.
1 oz Brandy.
Half oz lime cordial.
3 or 4 dashes of the Angostura. Careful with this shit; it stains like a motherfucker!
3 or 4 big ice cubes.
Pour into a short glass, and top with about 4 ounces of ginger beer. Don't mess around with ginger ale; get ginger BEER.
It might take one or two to get the taste. But it can be changed up in so many ways with different gins and ginger beers. Bring some to an early morning tailgate shindig, and try to keep the ladies away.