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post #136 of 369
Decanting is sort of like the adult version of pouring vodka through your Brita filter.
post #137 of 369
Thought you guys would enjoy this. Screw my Laphroig and Macallan, I'm jumping on this pre-order now!

post #138 of 369
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

My standard warm weather tequila drink is the Paloma.

3 oz tequila
Juice of 1/2 lime
3 oz grapefruit soda
Garnish with lime

If you don't have grapefruit soda on hand, go with equal parts grapefruit juice and soda water, and then a hint of sugar.

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Another tequila cocktail that's pretty good is the Malcolm Lowry, named after the famously drunken writer of Under the Volcano.

1 oz tequila
1/4 oz white rum
1/4 - 3/4 oz triple sec
3/4 oz lemon juice

Shaken over ice and strained into a salt-rimmed glass.

Keeping these for future reference. Gotta love Tequlia, although I usually just go for a margarita since I know how to make that.
post #139 of 369
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post

Brunello doesn't have to be 12.5% - there are a huge different amounts available from $20- $100s of dollars available in the US. There is a large difference in vintages as well. The 2007 is drinking young. 2004, 2005, 2006 are all pretty good vintages that can be aged.

I wouldn't drink a brunello younger than 10 years old unless it was from 2007.

Brunello needs to be at least 12.5%. And yes, lately (2004 onwards) it's been a great time for brunello!

I'm curious what are some of the producers available in the us, is there any of those I listed?
post #140 of 369
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

So, question.  If I buy a bottle of decent wine and just hang on to it, does it continue to age and get "better," or is it not really fermenting once it's out of the barrel?

I know jack shit about wine.

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It will continue to get better if you keep it in the following conditions:
1) Out of light
2) Decent amount of humidity 50%+
3) Cooler temperatures lets say 55-65 degrees (that doesn't fluctuate much day to day)


Keep in mind not all wines get better with age. And they all have their time limits as well.

If you want to buy some newer age worth wines, they may require a few hours of decanting prior to drinking if you want to drink them young.

Pretty much this + store them horizontally so the wine soaks the cork, preventing it to dry out and letting air pass through it.
post #141 of 369
Gonna try an '07 Barolo later this week with some dry aged steaks.
post #142 of 369

I got a handle of bailey's for $20 somehow and have been drinking white russians all week. It's been a good week.

 

post #143 of 369
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I got a handle of bailey's for $20 somehow and have been drinking white russians all week. It's been a good week.



Whatever it is may be good but it ain't a White Russian if you're using Bailey's....
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Whatever it is may be good but it ain't a White Russian if you're using Bailey's....

 

Eh I think it's better with Kahlua too but it works

post #145 of 369
If you like gin you owe it to yourself to try No. 3. I made the mistake of leaving my bottle at a friend's place one night, it was all gone by the next day ffffuuuu.gif. This blog has a lot of really interesting recipes: http://measureandstir.com. Haven't tried any yet myself but they look damn good. Is anyone going to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic? Also I don't understand what is ungentlemanly about all of this, although I am guilty of broing out and doing bombshots every now and then.
post #146 of 369
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Gonna try an '07 Barolo later this week with some dry aged steaks.

Do not recommend. If you want to drink something young that is an italian powerhouse - go for a brunello instead from 07.
post #147 of 369
out on a date last night i had a vodka on the rocks after not eating much for dinner.

was able to sip it just fine.

this morning i felt totally un-hungover, if just slightly groggy.

Almost made up for the fact that the date totally blew.
post #148 of 369
One drink does not get one hungover.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

One drink does not get one hungover.
Not even 100 lb girls get hungover with 1 drink.
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Originally Posted by dizzy View Post

Is anyone going to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic?

I was actually considering it, but tickets are pretty expensive. Kinda wanted to check out the "Meat Your Maker" Bourbon and Butchery event. In small room, mix one part bourbon, one part meat cleavers, shake vigorously. Sold out though. Have you been before?

Slightly related, I had a really good Manhattan the other night at Lovely Day in NYC. I always like their drinks.
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