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post #106 of 162
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post
Build a bar cart. Home depot can cut the would to the lengths you need.

This would be a pretty sweet idea.
post #107 of 162
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Refrigerator, just like vermouth.

it goes bad after a few weeks in the fridge as well?
post #108 of 162
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Originally Posted by Canvas08 View Post
it goes bad after a few weeks in the fridge as well?
It's the same thing, just with different flavorings. Fortified wine with various herbs and spices seeped in. And like vermouth, it will last much longer in the refrigerator.
post #109 of 162
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post
Build a bar cart. Home depot can cut the would to the lengths you need.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
This would be a pretty sweet idea.
Agreed. But then I'd have to paint it and shit. BH - any suggestions or ideas on plans?
post #110 of 162
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Agreed. But then I'd have to paint it and shit.

BH - any suggestions or ideas on plans?

I think you mean stain it, newb.
post #111 of 162
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I think you mean stain it, newb.

lol

I have no suggestions. Just copying the one Ed posted is a start. Would be cheap, find the place you want to keep it and adjust plans as the space deems fit.
post #112 of 162
Where's the Makers Mark?!
post #113 of 162
Rambo, do a group shot of everything
post #114 of 162
Reading through this thread, it seems like you're pretty much set.

The only bits I have to add are:

1) Get one or two nice terry towels for your bar. I like to lay one down over the top of my bar so that when I spill while mixing, I don't make a mess. I have a couple of branded rectangular pub/bar towels (from John Bull Bitter and Newcastle) that work great for my more casual bar setup.

2) Remember that not everything in your bar lasts forever. Vermouth goes bad (like an open bottle of wine). Sodas go flat if opened. I steer clear of economy size mixers in general - - you "save" money up front, but they tend to go bad if not used and, frankly, I think that large plastic bottles and tubs are an eyesore for a thoughtfully composed bar. Small glass bottles of tonic water, ginger ale, and club soda are best in my opinion.

3) I can't remember if I spotted one in this thread or not, but do you have a muddler? Muy importante for mojitos and many other mixed drinks.

Hospitality is one of the greatest gifts we humans give each other. Separates us from the other apes.
post #115 of 162
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Where's the Makers Mark?!

Hopefully, left at the liquor sore in favor of better bourbons.
post #116 of 162
No love for Bulleit/Four Roses?
post #117 of 162
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post
No love for Bulleit/Four Roses?

I have mad love for Bulleit, especially their Rye, but I got shot down when I mentioned it.
post #118 of 162
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I have mad love for Bulleit, especially their Rye, but I got shot down when I mentioned it.

lol suck it wannabe-mod
post #119 of 162
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Just raided Costco's coupon book for 8 different bottles of wine. Just in case I get a WinoWilkinson at the house.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
Rambo, do a group shot of everything
Will do once everything is setup.
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Originally Posted by AAP View Post
Reading through this thread, it seems like you're pretty much set. The only bits I have to add are: 1) Get one or two nice terry towels for your bar. I like to lay one down over the top of my bar so that when I spill while mixing, I don't make a mess. I have a couple of branded rectangular pub/bar towels (from John Bull Bitter and Newcastle) that work great for my more casual bar setup. 2) Remember that not everything in your bar lasts forever. Vermouth goes bad (like an open bottle of wine). Sodas go flat if opened. I steer clear of economy size mixers in general - - you "save" money up front, but they tend to go bad if not used and, frankly, I think that large plastic bottles and tubs are an eyesore for a thoughtfully composed bar. Small glass bottles of tonic water, ginger ale, and club soda are best in my opinion. 3) I can't remember if I spotted one in this thread or not, but do you have a muddler? Muy importante for mojitos and many other mixed drinks. Hospitality is one of the greatest gifts we humans give each other. Separates us from the other apes.
Thanks for the tips. I do in fact need to pick up a muddler.
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
Hopefully, left at the liquor sore in favor of better bourbons.
+1
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post
No love for Bulleit/Four Roses?
Meh
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I have mad love for Bulleit, especially their Rye, but I got shot down when I mentioned it.
I need to try their Rye. Will kop after the Sazarac is gone.
post #120 of 162
Just tried the Gran Centenario Plata last night. It's definitely not a blanco tequila. If you're looking for a neutral white tequila then you should probably be looking elsewhere. It mixes just like you would a normal blanco, but it adds a very distinct tequila flavor.
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