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post #12871 of 14487
Peach and Ginger Smash

4 oz bourbon (used Knob Creek)
1 oz peach brandy
muddled 2 peach slices
Filled with Reed's Extra Ginger

Tasty, great for this slightly chilly night. Nicely layered peach flavor between the brandy and the actual peaches.
post #12872 of 14487
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

How do you guys make your old-fashioneds?

Also, I just remembered, but I was hammered at the bars last night and I asked the bartender to make me a French 75.

She had no idea wtf I was talking about and I proceeded to tell her the ingredients. I then immediately felt like an incredible douche and asked for a shot of whiskey instead. She did not like me, lol.

Ooops.

I add fruit, which most here are probably reluctant to use.

Simple (I actually use the liquid sugar in the raw stuff)
A few dashes of whatever bitters I feel like using
Small slice of lemon, cherry, fresh if I have it. Mash the lemon up a little. You will get some sweetness from the cherry, but it's balanced by the bitters and by using lemon instead of orange.

Add ice, and two measures (3 oz) of Whiskey. Bourbon in summer, rye in winter, or whatever I feel like. Stir it up to make sure everything's properly dissolved, and drink.
post #12873 of 14487
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Peach and Ginger Smash

4 oz bourbon (used Knob Creek)
1 oz peach brandy
muddled 2 peach slices
Filled with Reed's Extra Ginger

Tasty, great for this slightly chilly night. Nicely layered peach flavor between the brandy and the actual peaches.
Maybe try a dash of (for example) The Bitter Truth's peach bitters?
Edited by b1os - 9/18/13 at 2:43am
post #12874 of 14487
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Maybe try a dash of (for example) The Bitter Truth's peach bitters?

My local selection of bitters sucks and I haven't been motivated enough to order online (if such is even legal here). Sounds like a good addition though.
post #12875 of 14487
It isn't legal there.
post #12876 of 14487
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It isn't legal there.

Oddly enough you can buy bitters at the grocery store. Something about them being undrinkable alone because of the bitterness.
post #12877 of 14487
I wonder if you can buy bitters from a bar? If you can buy beer and wine to go. Does that law allow you to take booze out as well?
post #12878 of 14487
I'm drinking beer. I'm afraid I'm gonna get fat. I can't get drunk off beer. It fills me up, but doesn't make be drunk.
post #12879 of 14487
Why is ordering Bitters online illegal (I assume we are talking in country only).
post #12880 of 14487
I'm presuming because it has alcohol in it and some states are still stuck in the stone ages and prohibit mail order of alcohol.
post #12881 of 14487
Well, yes, I realize that. But considering you can buy Bitters in a grocery store in states where liquor is state controlled makes me skeptical Of the bare assertion. Bitters, I thought, were non potable and regulated by the Fda absent atf involvement. If Alcohol alone was the touchstone, you couldn't order vanilla from Penzeys.
post #12882 of 14487
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Well, yes, I realize that. But considering you can buy Bitters in a grocery store in states where liquor is state controlled makes me skeptical Of the bare assertion. Bitters, I thought, were non potable and regulated by the Fda absent atf involvement. If Alcohol alone was the touchstone, you couldn't order vanilla from Penzeys.
"bare assertion"
There you go sounding all lawyerly and stuff.
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post #12883 of 14487
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

Well, yes, I realize that. But considering you can buy Bitters in a grocery store in states where liquor is state controlled makes me skeptical Of the bare assertion. Bitters, I thought, were non potable and regulated by the Fda absent atf involvement. If Alcohol alone was the touchstone, you couldn't order vanilla from Penzeys.

Yup, it would be dependent on what the state would classify as "spirituous liquor", as statutes usually phrase it. It would also depend on the online retailer knowing exactly how bitters are classified in various states, and being willing to try shipping to you.
post #12884 of 14487
I bought a bottle of applejack (Laird's bottled in bond) today, so a Jack Rose, of course.
post #12885 of 14487
Ive been meaning to get a bottle of applejack to experiment with.
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