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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. rossoz

    rossoz Well-Known Member

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    Muir Wood 2012 Cab........

    Cheers,
     
  2. JohnGalt

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  3. b1os

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    Thoughts on Martini Gran Lusso? Picked up a bottle at the Duty Free shop today. Will have a taste tomorrow.

    It sounds good...
     
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  4. saint

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    Satan's Whiskers (curled, out of Grand Marnier except for an unopened bottle of 150 year old), following a bottle of '06 Chave St Joseph Offerus with dinner.
     
  5. b1os

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    It's really good! Think Martini rosso with more body and more nuanced and complex flavors. Quite bitter too. Good amount of citrus notes. The Moscato (d'Asti?) adds a nice touch and is noticeable. Will have to try it in a Negroni.
     
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    This, and it's amazing.

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  7. Piobaire

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    2 oz Citadelle Gin
    1 oz fresh squeezed OJ
    1/4 oz Grenadine
    dash of Absinthe

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  8. cptjeff

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    Whatever the vodka equivalent to a Sidecar/White Lady is. Balakavia, or something I think. In this case, made with Bison Grass vodka, a traditional Polish thing. Woody, grassy, and vanilla notes, long banned under the same stupid regulations banning absinthe, thus becoming legal at the same time those regulations were changed.

    Anyway, it's wonderful. Just used my standard 2:1:1 prep, with a dash of grapefruit bitters.

    Earlier, I had a drink with gin, creme de framboise, sweet vermouth, grapefruit juice, and orange bitters. I was just kinda playing around, so I don't remember the exact proportions, but it was good.
     
  9. b1os

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    Negroni. Botanist, Martini Gran Lusso, Campari, orange twist. Pretty great.
     
  10. Huntsman

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    b1, I am jealous of your vermouth.
     
  11. cocostella

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    Vermouth is definitely the weakest part of my cocktail game. Don't know why it's so f'n hard for me to make the investment, when arguably, it will effect most given cocktails way more than the typical base spirit will. I dunno...
     
  12. Reynolds

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    Speaking of vermouth, if you get a chance to try this cocktail, it's one of my favourites:

    • 2 oz Dry Vermouth
    • ½ oz Armagnac
    • 1 tsp Green Creme De Menthe
     
  13. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Last night

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  14. turkoftheplains

    turkoftheplains Well-Known Member

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    Cocchi Torino really is the ne plus ultra sweet vermouth. Every Manhattan I make with something else feels like a compromise since trying it.
     
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  15. b1os

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    I certainly like it. It's got its strengths and weaknesses, like every vermouth, too though.
     
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  16. denning

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    Finally got around to making a Black Lodge. My goodness was it delicious. A touch sweet, but very balanced nonetheless.

    Black Lodge
    1.5 oz rye (Colonel E.H. Taylor straight rye)
    .5 oz Cherry Heering
    .5 oz Cynar
    .5 oz Carpano Antica
    dash of orange bitters
    Orange twist

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  17. Bhowie

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    Switch the Taylor for Rittenhouse. Should change the sweetness.
     
  18. aravenel

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    Made a dry version of the infamous White Martini. 2.5oz gin, .25oz each Luxardo and Lillet, 2 dashes orange bitters, with a twist of lemon. Very tasty.

    Now drinking a Martinez, which somehow I have never had. Very nice--I'm a big fan of Manhattans, and it's somewhere in the middle, which I like.
     
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    Blood and Sand, somewhat modified. 2 oz Scotch, 1 oz Orange Juice, 1 oz Sweet Vermouth, .75 oz Maraschino. Nice brandied cherry to garnish.

    I really do think using Maraschino rather than cherry brandy makes it a dramatically better cocktail, though I still haven't gotten around to trying it with blood orange juice.
     
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