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Until I feel like dropping $40ish on a Yarai mixing glass, I have to say this Pyrex beaker works rather well. The squeeze bottle on the left is filled with a 1:1 simple syrup.

I'm also about to put in an order for an oak barrel to make aged Manhattans also. I figure 2:1 Rittenhouse to Antica Formula with a healthy dose of Angostura will work rather well.

My advice with barrel aging and bitters is to go light on the bitters. You can always add more at the time you pour and I've noticed the aging seems to amplify bitters.
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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif That was my only concern with this. Not to mention the ambiguity when it comes to using dashes as a form of measurement. It's fine when it's just one or two, but when you get upwards of 30-40, it's just too imprecise for my comfort. I'll probably use half to two-thirds of my normal amount and go from there.
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Until I feel like dropping $40ish on a Yarai mixing glass, I have to say this Pyrex beaker works rather well. The squeeze bottle on the left is filled with a 1:1 simple syrup.

I'm also about to put in an order for an oak barrel to make aged Manhattans also. I figure 2:1 Rittenhouse to Antica Formula with a healthy dose of Angostura will work rather well.


http://www.cocktailkingdom.com/Yarai-Mixing-Glass-p/mxg_yaraimixix_0000_jap.htm

$33 at cocktail kingdom.
post #259 of 353
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I got the bigger one, think 500ml, from that site two Japanese girls that live in SF run. Can't think of what it's called right now.
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http://www.cocktailkingdom.com/Yarai-Mixing-Glass-p/mxg_yaraimixix_0000_jap.htm

$33 at cocktail kingdom.

I'll get one of those eventually, but the beakers were free from my chemist friend. They were new, of course.
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I got the bigger one, think 500ml, from that site two Japanese girls that live in SF run. Can't think of what it's called right now.

Umami Mart? I know nothing of the ownership, but it does sound like something two Japanese girls in SF would run.
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My advice with barrel aging and bitters is to go light on the bitters. You can always add more at the time you pour and I've noticed the aging seems to amplify bitters.

+1. I had to dilute my second batch of Manhattans because I went heavier on the bitters.
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I'll get one of those eventually, but the beakers were free from my chemist friend. They were new, of course.
Umami Mart? I know nothing of the ownership, but it does sound like something two Japanese girls in SF would run.

Yup, that's it. Looks like they're sold out though of the big seamless: http://shop.umamimart.com/collections/barware-mixing-glasses/products/mixing-glass-yarai-seamless
post #263 of 353
Cross posting with the WAYDRN thread.

New old fashioned glasses. I had the double old fashioned already, and these are the smaller single old fashioned Dorset glasses from Williams Sonoma.

They have a nice thin rim but still good heft to them. Simple design too which I appreciated.

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Get on my level.
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I'm going to make ginger syrup this weekend I think. Key ingredient for both a Dark and Stormy and Moscow Mule.

 

I've never been a fan of Dark and Stormys since I'm not too big on ginger ale..... but the idea of making one totally from scratch is intriguing.

Do you always use Goslings Black Seal Rum or do you use any dark rum that's handy?

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I've never been a fan of Dark and Stormys since I'm not too big on ginger ale..... but the idea of making one totally from scratch is intriguing.
Do you always use Goslings Black Seal Rum or do you use any dark rum that's handy?
Maybe you should try it with ginger beer.

I've tried several dark rums, ranging from Myers's over OVD to Cruzan Black Strap.. and none was similar to or an improvement over Gosling's (in a Dark & Stormy).

I've tried making my own ginger beer twice and don't think it's anywhere close to the quality of Fever-Tree's ginger beer.
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I've never been a fan of Dark and Stormys since I'm not too big on ginger ale..... but the idea of making one totally from scratch is intriguing.
Do you always use Goslings Black Seal Rum or do you use any dark rum that's handy?

A true Dark and Stormy should be made with ginger beer, not ale. Have you tried it that way before? It's far superior. I've always used Goslings also. It's so cheap and readily available that I've seen no reason to deviate.
post #268 of 353
How much is it in the US? In Germany, it's around 20 € per 0.7 liter bottle, so not the cheapest well rum.
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Usually it's $15 around these parts. I did buy a bottle for $12 on sale this week though.
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A true Dark and Stormy should be made with ginger beer, not ale. Have you tried it that way before? It's far superior. I've always used Goslings also. It's so cheap and readily available that I've seen no reason to deviate.

 

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Maybe you should try it with ginger beer.

I've tried several dark rums, ranging from Myers's over OVD to Cruzan Black Strap.. and none was similar to or an improvement over Gosling's (in a Dark & Stormy).

I've tried making my own ginger beer twice and don't think it's anywhere close to the quality of Fever-Tree's ginger beer.

 

 

The only Ginger Beer around here is home-made, I'm sure that as Christmas approaches I'll be able to get some.

I have a bottle of Gosling's right now but since it's generally unavailable, I was wondering about substitutes.

In the past, I added a small amount of molasses to Angostura 1824 rum and got something similar to Gosling's (Better or worse may depend on opinion)

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