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post #31 of 162
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
Mixing of Brandy: My favorite brandy drink is the Alabazam:

2 oz Brandy
1/2 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
Lots of Bitters (six dashes here)

It's all orange-and-spicey wonderfulness.

Trying this right now. Very nice.
post #32 of 162
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
Brandy is a necessity for sidecars, french 75s (EDIT - cptjeff posted the same thing while I was typing).
I think you're making your French 75s wrong.
post #33 of 162
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I think you're making your French 75s wrong.
Two variants, lots of debate on which is correct. I prefer gin, gf prefers brandy, we make them both, both are good (unless you mean cognac should be used, not brandy, in which case I agree).
post #34 of 162
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
Two variants, lots of debate on which is correct. I prefer gin, gf prefers brandy, we make them both, both are good (unless you mean cognac should be used, not brandy, in which case I agree).

Whaaaaat? That's crazy, never even heard of a French 75 using brandy or cognac. To be honest, I prefer it with just a very small amount of gin, but I'm definitely not a cocktail guy and definitely am a wine guy.
post #35 of 162
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Whaaaaat? That's crazy, never even heard of a French 75 using brandy or cognac. To be honest, I prefer it with just a very small amount of gin, but I'm definitely not a cocktail guy and definitely am a wine guy.
http://chanticleersociety.org/forums...6458.aspx#6458 See the last post by Robert Hess. ~ H
post #36 of 162
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
What do you use the GranMarinier for or in place of?

Got disgusted at the new formulations of 7-up never living up to just being 7-up. So I started using club soda + GM + any handy syrup as a substitute. Grapefruit doesn't hurt a bit.
post #37 of 162
Get Luxardo maraschino cherries from Amazon. A few bucks and keep them in a cupboard, not in the fridge.
post #38 of 162
When it comes to spirits, I would avoid getting hung up on brand names unless you are a connoisseur. $30 should get you a bottle that is more than adequate for a good cocktail. I usually buy what's on sale and/or what the liquor store guy recommends. At the very least, go with 100% blue agave for the silver tequila and VS for the cognac.
post #39 of 162
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Huntsman: They had the regular Christian Brothers and the version below VSOP as well. I figured, for $12, I could spring for the VSOP!
post #41 of 162
good haul, get smaller bottles of vermouth, i like the red lillet and you are still lacking Angostura's Angostura Bitters.

The ones you got are good but no replacement for these:

post #42 of 162
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Huntsman: They had the regular Christian Brothers and the version below VSOP as well. I figured, for $12, I could spring for the VSOP!

Yes. I followed his recc's and can't complain at all.
post #43 of 162
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good haul, get smaller bottles of vermouth, i like the red lillet and you are still lacking Angostura's Angostura Bitters. The ones you got are good but no replacement for these:
Look at the first picture fool
post #44 of 162
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Get Luxardo maraschino cherries from Amazon. A few bucks and keep them in a cupboard, not in the fridge.
Link?
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
When it comes to spirits, I would avoid getting hung up on brand names unless you are a connoisseur. $30 should get you a bottle that is more than adequate for a good cocktail. I usually buy what's on sale and/or what the liquor store guy recommends. At the very least, go with 100% blue agave for the silver tequila and VS for the cognac.
What do you think of the choices I made?
post #45 of 162
Couple of cognacs. Remy VSOP is a good standard.
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