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Best solution is to teach your kid to make drinks for you
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Ha, thanks. I'm definitely a dilettante by threak standards. Whiskey I have pretty well developed tastes in. Used to trend more toward Scotch but have migrated more toward bourbon and rye in recent years.
On the beer front I've lately been working my way through the mid-price sour options available at my two local go-to booze shops, with the occasional stout or porter for a change of pace. (Mid-price because my distant Scottish ancestry still bristles at the notion of paying $20 for a beer. I probably need to get over that.) I feel a barley wine detour may be coming soon. Not especially seasonal, but sometimes you've gotta throw caution to the winds and follow your heart.
I have a shelf full of homemade bitters and other past projects (a big jug of slivovitz and some random loganberry thing I improvised) waiting to be used up but I'm usually too beat and busy feeding my kid and nagging her about homework to mix a real cocktail after work.
The greenfrog is more of a wine than a liquor drinker, so I tend to stash the vino at her place to drink there.

When I cleaned out the family abode after my mother went West I found a bottle of slivovitz that had turned a urine yellow colour. I asked the Serbian friend who father made, mind you have no recollection of bringing it home, it and his comment was "Christ that will be good" Must have been sitting the bottom of my wardrobe for over 10 years.
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When I cleaned out the family abode after my mother went West I found a bottle of slivovitz that had turned a urine yellow colour. I asked the Serbian friend who father made, mind you have no recollection of bringing it home, it and his comment was "Christ that will be good" Must have been sitting the bottom of my wardrobe for over 10 years.
And did you try it?

I don't really if aging is really doing that much for mine, but at least I don't worry about it going bad. It was pretty enjoyable, if very potent, when I tasted it shortly after filtering and re-bottling.

That reminds me I noticed the other day that I still have a couple of bottles of Everclear in the garage I need to think of a project for ...
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you have great taste in alcohol
Ha, thanks. I'm definitely a dilettante by threak standards. Whiskey I have pretty well developed tastes in. Used to trend more toward Scotch but have migrated more toward bourbon and rye in recent years.
On the beer front I've lately been working my way through the mid-price sour options available at my two local go-to booze shops, with the occasional stout or porter for a change of pace. (Mid-price because my distant Scottish ancestry still bristles at the notion of paying $20 for a beer. I probably need to get over that.) I feel a barley wine detour may be coming soon. Not especially seasonal, but sometimes you've gotta throw caution to the winds and follow your heart.
I have a shelf full of homemade bitters and other past projects (a big jug of slivovitz and some random loganberry thing I improvised) waiting to be used up but I'm usually too beat and busy feeding my kid and nagging her about homework to mix a real cocktail after work.
The greenfrog is more of a wine than a liquor drinker, so I tend to stash the vino at her place to drink there.
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Oooooh... I agree with indesertum... You do have good taste. We seem to have very similar beer tastes, especially in sour beers, which ar the only beers to have ever really captured my interest. And you are drinking Carpano with mystery fiction! Many times I the past few months have found me with a glass of vermouth and some Nero Wolfe.

If you were not on the other side of the country I would invite you for cocktails!

-H
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Oooooh... I agree with indesertum... You do have good taste. We seem to have very similar beer tastes, especially in sour beers, which ar the only beers to have ever really captured my interest. And you are drinking Carpano with mystery fiction! Many times I the past few months have found me with a glass of vermouth and some Nero Wolfe.

If you were not on the other side of the country I would invite you for cocktails!

-H

And I would gladly accept. Things being as they are, I'll have to join the others in making my toast to your happy news virtual.

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That reminds me I noticed the other day that I still have a couple of bottles of Everclear in the garage I need to think of a project for ...

In college I made a few good batches of homemade Kahula with Everclear. Made the best white/black russians.
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And did you try it? ...

We drank it, was a fair bit smoother than straight out of the still.
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That reminds me I noticed the other day that I still have a couple of bottles of Everclear in the garage I need to think of a project for ...

Limoncello might work. Homemade is super easy and better than any of the storebought stuff.
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With pizza

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Leisurely pint of Grainy Stout 8.2% at Bent Spoke then home for pizza and pinot but before that a Dark & Stormy. Mrs GF opted for Tanq 10 & tonic.
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Best solution is to teach your kid to make drinks for you

Christ, I'm dumb. The last 15 years fucking squandered.

Well, at least a dozen or so of them. Those fine motor skills are pretty iffy the first couple years.

Last night:

This is OK, very drinkable but nothing special

Then a rocks martini with a splash of cognac (you experts probably have a name for this)



Edited by lawyerdad - 6/4/16 at 9:47am
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Cynar soda with a good squeeze of orange juice is sooo good. Bought a bottle for 6.40 €. Incredible value. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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The Gershwin:

 

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2oz Gin

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Ginger Simple Syrup (you have to play with the ratios depending on how strong your syrup is -- it should be a mild ginger, so substitute standard simple as needed to taste)

 

Shake hard, strain into a cocktail glass, spritz with rosewater and garnish with a single rose petal.

 

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And I would gladly accept. Things being as they are, I'll have to join the others in making my toast to your happy news virtual.

cheers.gif

 

Indeed. And thanks! Married life suits me.

 

~H

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Going to a rooftop party tonight. Bringing a bottle of Gosling's, a six-pack of ginger beer, and two limes. Because who doesn't love a Dark and Stormy? Absolutely no one.
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