Originally Posted by ama
Just spent two hour in a car getting home in a snownami. Going for some Lagavulin DE to start a night of unwinding.
Driving amongst crazy people in a snowstorm is really stressful.
Originally Posted by BrianVarick
Going out tonight and I am looking for some suggestions. I am looking for a drink that is decently sweet, and pretty easy to drink for a novice drinker, but still doesn't seem like a girl drink. I was thinking maybe an old fashioned?
A true problem is that as good as the classics are -- and there are many I can reccomend to you -- rare is the bar that can make them well. An Old Fashioned is not a bad choice, but often abysmal in preparation. A rusty nail is really hard to screw up, but I use it as a dessert drink. Are you drinking in Cinci? Orchids can probably make a good drink, and there was a bartender named Stephen at Via Viche (or something like that) who had serious flair. Also, if you ever go to Cleveland, I can tell you where to get some real
Originally Posted by Willie5566
I am going to suggest a drink I recently tried-a sidecar. Your freinds will have no idea of the contents of the drink and it is a pretty easy to go down. The bad news is if you go to a dive bar, they may not know how to make one. I am currently drinking a Brandy Alexander. Still researching good holiday drinks.
The Sidecar is a stunner. It started the cocktail revolution to me. Wille -- try an Alexander sometime! I think its so much better -- it is like a brandy Alexander, but the original, made with gin, which cuts the richness of it. ~ H