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Spritz is one of my favorite summer drinks - maybe my favorite. I do Aperol, though. Can't get enough of that stuff.

Nothing interesting round these parts. Just too much whiskey. Hold on, actually, I made an old fashioned with brown sugar and maple syrup and bourbon and that was pretty good.
post #317 of 349
been having blantons, cognac and got boozy off laphroaig cairdeas and some independent bottling of bowmore yesterday while smoking vintage cigars

also had some crazy tropical drinks at this tiki bar last week shit was delicious
post #318 of 349
Just poured myself a corpse reviver. Holy cow this is an excellent drink.
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The Final Ward. A variation on the Last Word


Drink a lot prior to mixing. Drink some more. Drink so much, in fact, that you pass out on your kitchen floor. Pass out hard.
Wake a week later, shivering and hungry. Get up. No electricity. Strange. No running water. Double strange. Tug at the beard forming on your face and scratch at your junk with vigor. No one else seems to be in the house. Huh.

Momentarily ignoring your confusion for the sake of getting stuff done, locate the nearest (half-full) jar of peanut butter and devour it in no more than ten minutes. Still hungry... Fruit? All the fruit is rotted. Well. Fridge? Open the fridge: it's warm; everything is rotted. Damn.

A noise. Your neighbor is at the door, yelling about something you can't quite understand or clearly make out. Schmearing palm 'cross forehead—which is now starting to expand and contract in a painfully pronounced 1-2 rhythm—tiptoe softly to the door.
Oh. Shit. Your neighbor's face is peeling off and he won't quit clawing at the glass window. "Braaaaiiiiiiiinzzzzzzz." Oh. Shit. Your neighbor's a zombie. Shit shit shit.

Retreat to the kitchen. Grab a shaker. Pour one part rye, one part Chartreuse green, one part Luxardo, and one part lemon juice. Shake well, with a sense of post-apocalyptic urgency. Take a sip and try to remember where you placed your boyhood baseball bat. You might need it pretty soon. For brain smashing, of course. Another glance out the window: "Shit." Another taste of your drink: *yum*. Zombies: unexpected. No food: damned unfortunate. State of thirst: well-satiated.
post #320 of 349
A friend got me into the peaty stuff. Ardberg supernova was great, and I've been nursing a bottle of Lagavulin.

Once summer starts I like hendricks, tonic, and a twist of cucumber/lime. Bloody mary's too, make mine using clamato + worcestershire + tobasco + celery salt + pepper + deli mustard (instead of horseradish). Used to infuse my own vodka with peppercorn but got lazy and I just buy Absolut Peppar (probably a waste for bloody mary's but whatever).
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been having blantons, cognac and got boozy off laphroaig cairdeas and some independent bottling of bowmore yesterday while smoking vintage cigars

also had some crazy tropical drinks at this tiki bar last week shit was delicious

Blanton's is great, and a decent price if your local costco carries it.
post #321 of 349
Try adding St. Germaine to your Hendricks drink.
post #322 of 349
Does anyone have recommendations for cocktail shakers and other bar tools? I'm kind of getting sick of my hands getting frozen stuck to a stainless steel three-piece shaker.
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Does anyone have recommendations for cocktail shakers and other bar tools? I'm kind of getting sick of my hands getting frozen stuck to a stainless steel three-piece shaker.

 

When I looked around it seemed to be a consensus that a plain $20 Boston shaker was going to be the best bet unless you want to spend a fortune.  I bought one and never used it :( need to stock up on liqueurs.

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Does anyone have recommendations for cocktail shakers and other bar tools? I'm kind of getting sick of my hands getting frozen stuck to a stainless steel three-piece shaker.

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When I looked around it seemed to be a consensus that a plain $20 Boston shaker was going to be the best bet unless you want to spend a fortune.  I bought one and never used it frown.gif need to stock up on liqueurs.

I've used several 3-piece shakers at various price points. Hated them all, and never found one that didn't leak. They were also notoriously difficult to disassemble for cleaning (or making a second round of drinks).

Finally settled on a cheapie Boston shaker as KJ mentioned. The stainless cup was $6 on amazon and the strainer was $4, both of mine are the standard Winco foodservice brand that you'd find in millions of bars across the country, but there are plenty of other good ones available. Check out your local restaurant supply company for more options.

There is a (slight) learning-curve to using them, but once you get the hang of it they never leak, are super simple to use and clean, and just plain better in every way.
post #325 of 349
just made this:

2 parts gin
2 parts campari
1 part fernet branca
a twist of whatever citrus you have around

i am into this.
post #326 of 349
I'm a CM guy through and through, and find it very fitting that this will be the first SW&D thread to which I post.

It was one of those work days where one could not wait to pour one once arriving home.

I'm currently enjoying a (thick!) Ketel One and soda, with a slight splash of tonic. Snow is beginning to melt, and deck- and patio-drinking are shifting into gear.

Edit: I lied. I posted in Wolverine thread one time. It doesn't change anything. I'm still going to work hungover tomorrow.
post #327 of 349
I would also like to point out that I posted here moments BEFORE noticing this thread was featured by the SF Robot. Coincidence, or he's following my movements.
post #328 of 349
Thread Starter 
I really don't know anything about vodka, but I really like Ketel. Welcome!
post #329 of 349
Thanks!

I only know of its medicinal properties, especially in volume.

Of late I've been a gin man, but one does the most with what he has.
post #330 of 349
The vodkas I stock are generally Ketel One or Tito's. Pretty much the same price range afaik, and the best tasting vodkas in my book. I keep a bottle of Ciroc Peach around though, because my girlfriend loves drinking it with sprite.

wrt shakers, I got my girlfriend the Alessi bar gift set, which included a jigger, a stirrer, and their Boston shaker. It was expensive, but combined with their other stuff (a tray, some coasters, etc.) it looks good, and she keeps them on the counter at her bar in her house so it works!
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