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post #76 of 370
I also like it sans zest. Didn't have oranges, so I tried using just a little bit of lemon peel. Angostura bitters and two drops of TBT orange bitters. Was interesting.
post #77 of 370
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I will admit I have paid them no attention until recently. I'm going to let it rest for a bit, to keep it new and fresh, but I'm taking away something I've been neglecting at home: zests. Right now I'm having a big Wisers and diet Coke with an eye dropper of VTR bitters and huge strip of orange zest. Very satisfying.
Also something I'm thinking of getting are some atomizers. This place I went to Tuesday the bartender was using them to "rinse" glasses then he would also mist the floating ice cubes in finished drinks. Very effective.

Putting the bitters in the atomizer? hmm.

I make a pretty elementary cocktail, to be honest. Actually, I like Maker's Mark or Knob Creek and Angostura bitters (haven't even bothered looking for anything else, though after all this talk I might start).
post #78 of 370
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He had more things like absinth in the atomizers. Think along the lines of things you usually rinse a glass with or add a "splash" of. So instead of a splash of absinth, he would spray the ice cubes and top of the glass.
post #79 of 370
That's smart. I've seen people rub the rim with stuff because when you change the nose of the drink you basically change it's flavour.

hah, I actually worked with an Irish woman who's mother used to own a pub back home. She said that when patrons would get too drunk, her mom would just pour them water and rub with rim of the glass with whiskey and they were never the wiser!
post #80 of 370
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Hah, yeah, I've floated a bit of rye at the top of a drink for someone too shitfaced more than once.
post #81 of 370
Whenever I squeeze some essential oils (lemon/orange) on my drink, I rub the rim too. Hardly ever dump the zest in the drink.

People are using atomizers for martinis as well. To, you know, get like 50:1.
post #82 of 370
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I just ordered this: http://umamimart.com/shop/mixing-glass/yarai-mixing-glass-seamless

It's a little different than the common one I see everywhere which is basically why I picked it.
post #83 of 370
I think I'm going to be scouring antique shops for my future barware. I like stuff with a history and don't want to get too matchy-matchy
post #84 of 370
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I'm currently cruising thrift shops, and plan to cruise some estate sales, looking for real vintage cocktail glasses and rocks glasses.
post #85 of 370
If you grab anything good, post it. There's an antique show this weekend I'm going to try and hit- they're usually pretty good for stuff like this. It's hard to find a complete set that isn't chipped or otherwise damaged.
post #86 of 370
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I just ordered this: http://umamimart.com/shop/mixing-glass/yarai-mixing-glass-seamless
It's a little different than the common one I see everywhere which is basically why I picked it.

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It's nice. My stirring technique is not good, so I haven't used the glass to its full potential.
post #87 of 370
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I just ordered this: http://umamimart.com/shop/mixing-glass/yarai-mixing-glass-seamless
It's a little different than the common one I see everywhere which is basically why I picked it.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

It's nice. My stirring technique is not good, so I haven't used the glass to its full potential.
post #88 of 370
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When to a thrift store while running errands. I scored right out of the gate:

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Yes, one old cocktail glass. laugh.gif
post #89 of 370
Hey, why not? Treat them like coffee mugs and collect a bunch of different fun designs.
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When to a thrift store while running errands. I scored right out of the gate:
2012-09-09143221.jpg
Yes, one old cocktail glass. laugh.gif

hah, nice. I'm not sure where I'd even put that. I'd drink a mean boston sour out off it though.
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