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post #331 of 366
Agree on the price point. I much prefer Ketel One to Goose or Belvedere.

I generally don't make too many true cocktails at home, preferring a lot of ice and water or soda, so I don't have much input regarding shakers and such.
post #332 of 366
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

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!

 

At least where I am, Tito's is about $10 cheaper (around $22 for a fifth instead of $35) and usually what I reach for.

post #333 of 366
Just tried a new cocktail - a Jewel of the Nile, which I definitely recommend. Also recommend the bartenders at Boulud Sud if you want guys who really know what they're doing. As for the recipe:

3 parts gin
1 part green chartreuse
1 part yellow chartreuse

Shake with ice and serve up.
post #334 of 366
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

At least where I am, Tito's is about $10 cheaper (around $22 for a fifth instead of $35) and usually what I reach for.
I just went to the liquor store to check it out, and it looks like you're right. Tito's is a bit cheaper than that for me, but I was comparing 1.75L bottles and the Tito's was $35 as expected... Ketel One was ~$50
post #335 of 366
You 'Muricans always make me jealous. I pay about $35 for a 750mL of Ketel One here.

I remember thinking how quickly I would be unemployed and homeless if I lived where liquor was that cheap.
post #336 of 366
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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

You 'Muricans always make me jealous. I pay about $35 for a 750mL of Ketel One here.

I remember thinking how quickly I would be unemployed and homeless if I lived where liquor was that cheap.

 

That's exactly what it costs here...

post #337 of 366
1.75L stated above, no?
post #338 of 366
Made a batch of barrel aged manhattans that should be ready tonight. Will take some pictures and report back tomorrow.
post #339 of 366
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Originally Posted by js0930 View Post

Just tried a new cocktail - a Jewel of the Nile, which I definitely recommend. Also recommend the bartenders at Boulud Sud if you want guys who really know what they're doing. As for the recipe:

3 parts gin
1 part green chartreuse
1 part yellow chartreuse

Shake with ice and serve up.

Will try this tonight. Been looking to try some gin drinks besides the good old gin & tonic.
post #340 of 366
Thread Starter 
After reading about that in the other liquor thread, I really wanted to do that for a while. But wtf casks and stuff
post #341 of 366
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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

1.75L stated above, no?

 

He said $50 for a 1.75L.  I think it might be more than that where I'm at.  750 is definitely $35 here.

 

What are some go-to bottles I should get if I want to use that shaker a bit? All I have now is (cheap) triple sec, tito's, and kahlua. 

post #342 of 366
Ah. I get it.

I think a vermouth is good to have around. Bitters too, though I don't use them a heck of a lot.
post #343 of 366
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

After reading about that in the other liquor thread, I really wanted to do that for a while. But wtf casks and stuff
I actually did it the easy way. My parents went to this distillery in New York and came back with this starter kit as a gift for me. Rater than using a cask they give you bottle with a charred oak stave in it which has a similar effect. All I had to do was poor the cocktails and wait to weeks.




Incredibly smooth, sweet and smoky. Next batch I am going to pull back a little on the vermouth and try waiting longer.
post #344 of 366

Just mixed this last night:

 

- 3 oz Tito's

- .25 oz Olive Juice

- .25 oz Lime Juice (fresh, unsweetened)

- Muddled Jalepenos (to taste specification)

 

Mix, Shake, Pour.

 

It's fantastic and simplistic, and nice and spicy with that lovely green flavor from the jalepeno. Not as salty as a an average dirty martini of course, and the tart/salty/spicy is perfect together, naturally.

post #345 of 366
Thread Starter 
"Socialized" last night for the first time in forever. Tried to avoid the idiots, succeeded. Went to the only bar I ever go to - uncrowded, had a table, drank an Aviation, a "Samhain" (gin, strega, grapefruit bitters, things I can't remember), and a lot of water. Talked, had fun, did not get hit by any drunk drivers and did not drink any green beer.

Success.
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