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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

I'm also a big tequila fan and am on the lookout for a good tequila drink to make at home that ISN'T a margarita. I like margaritas, but sometimes it's much more sweet than I want, and again, all the sugar covers up the taste of the tequila. So any recs are much appreciated.

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.
post #77 of 369
the only soda i mix tequila with is grapefruit jarritos. it's basically a ghetto paloma. (here's the upscale version)

edit: hah, nil beat me to it. i actually like the soda version just as much as the real-grapefruit-juice version. it's definitely a good option instead of a margarita.

I saw a tequila cocktail that sounded great at either the breslin or john dory in NYC, but I can't seem to find it. it sounded good but not like anything i'd tried. i'm guessing any tequila cocktail with some sugar and citrus is going to taste pretty good.
post #78 of 369
lol8[1].gif Jarritos is the traditional soda for Palomas, but I usually use an Izze. It's a little cleaner tasting.

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.
post #79 of 369
Thread Starter 
I will be trying that this summer.
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Does anyone know any good cocktails that use Fernet Branca as a major ingredient

post #81 of 369
Major ingredient? That sounds unpleasant shog[1].gif
post #82 of 369
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Originally Posted by jet View Post


didn't really like rochefort 10 that much when i bought some bottles, actually really enjoy grand reserve chimay more

 

 

It doesn't survive the trip over here intact.

 

I had it in a Belgian beer bar in Copenhagen and it was a totally different beer than a bottle I bought here in the US. It's supposed to drink like a brown ale with the alcohol mostly hidden, over here it was kinda disgusting and syrupy with the alcohol very evident. When it's fresh it's very easy to drink and by the time you're on your 3rd one you're wondering "what in the fuck just happened?" biggrin.gif

post #83 of 369
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post



I'm also a big tequila fan and am on the lookout for a good tequila drink to make at home that ISN'T a margarita. I like margaritas, but sometimes it's much more sweet than I want, and again, all the sugar covers up the taste of the tequila. So any recs are much appreciated.

 

I like tequila too. You can make a great marg that isn't sweet, just use fresh squeezed lime without or with just a touch of simple syrup.

post #84 of 369

I just got into whiskey and so far Woodford Reserve is a standout.

 

I like beer and right now Green Flash is my favorite brewery... everything they make is awesome and their West Coast IPA is the best IPA I've ever had.

 

For Vodka, try American Harvest. It's organic and amazing... tastes like spring water.

 

And Gin... Hendricks, Cap Rock (a local organic gin), Junipero...

post #85 of 369
Just wanted to second that sazeracs are great cocktails -if you can get a good one when you're visiting New Orleans I definitely recommend it- and to promise to contribute to this thread when I have more time smile.gif Great first post synth!
post #86 of 369
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

how does one secure a bottle of pappy 23? serious question

This got answered, more or less, but if you have a good liquor store that sells Pappy, they can try to get an allocation of the limited release ones. Maybe not the 23 but the 20 or others from that distillery. Like a lot of things, a relationship can go a long way, and if you can get one going w/ a better bottle shop it opens doors. This really varies, though, based on your states liquor laws. In Oregon, it's state run, so all shops basically deal w/ the same structure, which makes it a little more of an even playing field. That said, the shop downtown that serves a lot of resto/bar buyers is going to have a very different take on things than the one in a crappy area mostly interested in moving pints.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

Does anyone know any good cocktails that use Fernet Branca as a major ingredient

A local spot makes a drink that's just Fernet and house made root beer. I doubt it would be as anywhere near as good w/ A&W or something, but this one is fantastic.
post #87 of 369
random booze thought:

I have had a lot of luck when I go to a proper bar and just order something "interesting, with gin, not too sweet," no further instructions.

The bartenders seem to like the challenge and are probably thrilled to have something to do other than make another cosmo. I have never been disappointed and have learned a lot about liquor this way.

Try it. It is like booze omakase......
post #88 of 369

+1, but not recommended at dive bars ^_^ 

post #89 of 369
Just had Sake for the first time tonight (on the house at some crazy Japanese bar), was delicious
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Just had Sake for the first time tonight (on the house at some crazy Japanese bar), was delicious

there's a sushi bar in baltimore we used to go to all the time that has sake/kirin for $7 (3 sake bombs worth). a couple rounds of that and you're solidly turnt. some of my best nights started at that bar. when did i become so lame and stop going out frown.gif
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