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post #13831 of 14321
first one of the summer. damn it feels good.






and yes, I've already got some Hendricks and will be buying some Fevertree soon enough...
post #13832 of 14321
^ nice! I have a big handle of BE just waiting to crack but it's not hot enough yet!
post #13833 of 14321
i don't know if fever tree is really worth it. I've had a bunch of tonics side by side and in gin and tonics and the differences were pretty slight

anyways

im in the market for some glasses. originally i wanted a glass to use for collins and highballs but I'm unsure of what volume to buy. what's a standard volume for collins glasses and highball glasses? 12 oz? 10 oz? i kinda want some delmonico glasses too for slings and the like

made a tom collins today which was great but frown.gif i want a prettier glass
post #13834 of 14321

I know virtually nothing about scotch, but this is pretty good. Apparently there were like 256 bottles released.
post #13835 of 14321
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I've been experimenting with different peels or multiple peels. I rather like grapefruit peels but i tend to just go for orange peels
Really? I've tried it once in a Negroni and was very disappointed. Tasted very odd, not "grapefruit-y" as one might expect. Maybe it depends on the variety.
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i don't know if fever tree is really worth it. I've had a bunch of tonics side by side and in gin and tonics and the differences were pretty slight
I haven't tasted the G&Ts side by side, but tonic waters themselfes, and Fever-Tree is very solid. Given that it's 1 USD in the US per bottle, IIRC, it's a no-brainer imo.

I'll get one copy of the Bar Book for now and check it out first.
post #13836 of 14321
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

first one of the summer. damn it feels good.






and yes, I've already got some Hendricks and will be buying some Fevertree soon enough...

What do you have against ice?

Return the Hendricks.
post #13837 of 14321
@Bhowie, which gins do you like for G&T?

Also, can you guys recommend some Cachaça? I've had Pitú and Nêga Fulô and while NF was better than Pitú, I'm pretty sure that there's better stuff out there (better qpr).
post #13838 of 14321
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Really? I've tried it once in a Negroni and was very disappointed. Tasted very odd, not "grapefruit-y" as one might expect. Maybe it depends on the variety.
I haven't tasted the G&Ts side by side, but tonic waters themselfes, and Fever-Tree is very solid. Given that it's 1 USD in the US per bottle, IIRC, it's a no-brainer imo.

I'll get one copy of the Bar Book for now and check it out first.

fever tree is probably the best i've had but i don't think its a huge difference
post #13839 of 14321
  • indesertum - If you are looking for a cocktail whiskey why not try some american Rye's?  I find that if you are going to make a cocktail the crisp flavors (honey and fire, or pepper but no peat or smoke) of a Rye serves well to bring out the other flavors you are going to layer over the whiskey. Some cheap ones that can be found all over the states: Old Overholt - Redemption Rye - Bulleit Bourbon or Rye - High West - anything they make is delicious. 

 

 

Here's a little drink I stole from some bar that needs a good name: 

 

1.5 Oz High West Double Rye

1 or .5 Oz Domain Canton

Juice of Half a Lemon 

1 Dash Peychaud's 

Shake vigorously & strain into chilled cocktail glass. Can twist with lemon but I don't think it needs it. 

 

Anyone care to name this bevvy? 

post #13840 of 14321
Why don't you name it after the drink it is.
post #13841 of 14321
I think I've finally found a blood and orange recipe I really like. Warning, as I've made it it's a tad oversized. Size down as appropriate.




Juice of half a small (size of a large lemonish) orange, fresh squeezed. Comes to a little less than an ounce of juice.
1 oz Maraschino
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1.5 oz smoky blended scotch
Brandied cherry (homemade biggrin.gif)

Normally I'm lazy with orange juice in cocktails, but I think the fresh squeezed did make a difference, and using maraschino as the cherry brandy adds a very different note than the more typical kirsch or Cherry Heering type stuff.

It's still a little sweet, but more balanced than I've had with any recipe, and the other flavors play really well with each other. IMO.
post #13842 of 14321
Your glass would make me feel really drunk really fast.



What kind of orange did you use? I found it made a lot of difference.
post #13843 of 14321
I'm not sure. It was one of those really small ones they sell for snacking. A friend of mind left it here, oranges aren't something I really buy.

Edit: Clementines maybe?
post #13844 of 14321
I need a rye too (I have my heart set on the Jefferson rye but can't find it near me) but I also want a easy blended scotch for cocktails.

I really don't like orange juice in cocktails. Generally you have separate sour or sweet components in cocktails. OJ is a little of both but not enough of either. So you need more volume to get the right balance but the orange flavor tends to then dominate. Don't particularly care for the blood and sand for that reason. Most recipes I've tried the OJ is pretty much invisible and it needs a little more sour component cuz overall the drink is too sweet

Although it might work pretty well with a smaller acidic orange
post #13845 of 14321
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Although it might work pretty well with a smaller acidic orange

Blood oranges nod[1].gif

That's where the name of the cocktail comes from. They do have a distinct taste profile, which to my palate works a lot better in that drink than others.



I haven't tried them in things like the Monkey Gland, which is another tough cocktail to balance right.
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