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What are you drinking right now?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VMan, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Alter

    Alter Well-Known Member

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    I find myself using the Angustura Orange often. Lovely stuff.

    A question for you Huntsman, and any others as well. Any thoughts on Martin Miller as an all-around gin for cocktails (G&Ts, etc)?
     
  2. Fang66

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    Vodka Lemon Lime and Bitters

    Pour Angostura bitters on the side of a highball or Collins glass starting from the bottomand twist the glass so it forms a spiral, add ice and a few more drops of bitters, then
    2 parts Vodka
    1 Part Lime cordial
    5 parts Lemonade
     
  3. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Hunts is a fan. I like the regular. The Westbourne strength is one step short of rubbing alcohol.
     
  4. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    straight up regular Negroni with Plymouth Gin, Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth and Campari. It's the first time I made one so from recipes I found I just went 1:1:1 proportions. Any suggestions for improvement?
     
  5. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    ^Different vermouth.
     
  6. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, other than changing the brands around, the recipe isn't going to get any different. That is, unless you're trying to make some sort of new age "mixologist" concoction.
     
  7. denning

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    I wrote a response to this suggesting flaming an orange twist over it, and use as big an ice cube as you can get as I prefer mine mostly undiluted.

    Then I did a quick google and found a video from Jim Meehan making one. Best negroni video I've seen.
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the Negroni's cousin, the Agavoni, which substitutes silver tequila for gin.

    If you want to stick with gin, you can consider substituting a radically different one, such as Ransom Old Tom. In place of Campari, you can try Gran Classico, which is said to be closer to the original Campari. This substitution results in a more subtle and complex drink in my opinion.
     
  9. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Agavoni. Not bad but don't think I prefer it.

    Then
    Ramos Gin Fizz

    1.5 oz gin
    2 oz cream
    1 oz simple syrup
    0.5 oz lemon juice
    0.5 oz lime juice
    1 egg white
    two drops of Angostura orange bitters (no orange flower water and I thought it might fit better than rose flower water for the first try)
    shake dry first

    It's nice but somehow .. erm.. like when you eat a cake with too much baking powder and your teeth get all furry or whatever. I think I like a "normal" Ginz Fizz better.
    Foam is, I guess, ok, but still much improvable by better skillz.

    [​IMG]

    Edit: Actually, no, I don't like it. imo cream doesn't fit in there. Not sure whether I like egg white in drinks either, but that was just the first one I've had with it, thus my experience is pretty limited and I don't want to judge it yet.
     
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  10. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    Try a pisco sour. I love 'em.
     
  11. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    B1os - your Ramos needs work. It should be like a slightly floral, frothy, gin-y eggnog.
     
  12. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Hm. Eggnog is egg yolk. Far different texture from egg white.
    Do you mean the foam shouldn't be seperated (like it's the case at my Ramos) but the whole drink should be one foam?
     
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  13. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Ok. The foam is seperated. But there is much more foam. And much finer one. I'll just blend the egg white with my Zauberstab/bamix next time :lol:
    I've done everything right, theoretically, just not long and hard enough.

    [​IMG]

    lol @ Bhowie. :happy:
     
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  14. Warren G.

    Warren G. Well-Known Member

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    I just had a couple French 75.
     
  15. alexg

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    Firstly, TWSS. Second, the original Ramos Gin Fizz was shaken for 12 minutes I believe, so yeah.
     
  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    After today I am sorely tempted to pour a large Scotch, in this case Chivas Regal with ice but will show restraint and open a bottle ofStonier Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir and share it with the wife.
     
  17. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Idd.
     
  18. xpress

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    Had a drink of Jameson last night.

    Love that whiskey!
     
  19. denning

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    Corpse Reviver #2.

    I am currently without absinthe for the rinse, so last time I used VEP chartreuse and this time I added a small dash of Pechaud's bitters for the anise flavour. Wasn't bad, but not as good as the real thing.
     
  20. Kid Nickels

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    somehow I knew this would come up.. any suggestions?
     

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