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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    Quick Improv:

    2 1/4 oz Irish Whiskey
    1 oz Benedictine
    .5 oz dry vermouth
    .5 oz lemon juice.

    Pretty tasty. Light and crisp in a way most whiskey cocktails aren't, and herbal goodness. I'm quite happy with this one.
     
  2. Robhiggy

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    Got home last night and made a Zucca and tonic (used Fevertree). If you can find Zucca in your home town I HIGHLY recommend it. Complex and slightly bitter but truly a wonderful refreshing drink paired with tonic. I first saw the pairing in Milan.
     
  3. denning

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    Drink of the Donaji


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    1.75 Del Maguey Vida mezcal
    0.75 yellow Chartreuse
    0.5 lemon juice
    Dash of Vieux Pointarlier absinthe

    I expected to not enjoy this. I was wrong. It's delicious. As per usual with mezcal it takes me a moment to warm up to it, but it is complex yet balanced
     
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  4. sftiger

    sftiger Well-Known Member

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    Huntsman and denning - where do you guys get those cocktail glasses? They look great.
     
  5. denning

    denning Well-Known Member

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    I have gotten mine all over the place. I keep an eye out at thrift and second hand stores, but have purchased from generic home stores, to Williams Sonoma, to a small antiques store, to BYOB in Toronto which always has a great selection.
     
  6. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad we finally have a store like that here. I've walked in at least a few times while just in the area and walked out with a bag of stuff ha!
     
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  7. denning

    denning Well-Known Member

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    I always spend a little too long just browsing at BYOB. So much to lust after. I love their japanese cocktail implements. The Japanese cocktail spoon I got from them is such a delight to use.

    Corpse Reviver No. 2s
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  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Just created a cocktail and I'm posting it for three reasons. Need help naming, want opinions, and lastly tell me if I've just come up with something already in play.

    1.5 oz Balvenie Double Wood
    .5 oz St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur
    .5 oz Lillet Blanc
    healthy dash of Peychaud's

    Stir well in mixing glass, strain and pour. Garnish with orange rind after expressing oils in glass.

    Portions still in play but this is very good.
     
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  9. alexg

    alexg Well-Known Member

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    Havana 7. I'm going to miss this in America.
     
  10. ehkay

    ehkay Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the embargo lifted
     
  11. Gibonius

    Gibonius Well-Known Member

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    I laid down a cask of Trident (with a little grapefruit bitters along with the peach) back in January. Took a couple pulls over the last few months, but basically forgot about it until today. It's great now, after five months. Huge and deep and sweet. The whole profile changed, pretty amazing.


    I think the biggest thing is that the artificial notes of the Fee Brother peach bitters seem to have worn off (or gotten lost under the other notes). I love the addition of the grapefruit bitters, actually like it better with just grapefruit than peach but the combination is good too.
     
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  12. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Two leisurely pints of White Rabbit Dark Ale, then I have to cook dinner. Merde!
     
  13. alexg

    alexg Well-Known Member

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    I believe only when imported directly from Cuba, and probably only for personal use.
     
  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Just named it: By Land, By Sea.
     
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  15. saint

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    Drunken Dodo from D&Co, didn't have Scarlet Ibis so used Zaya; its way too sweet and smooth for this drink. Wasn't that impressed, but if I try it again I'll use a more assertive rum. A nice Lirac with dinner should erase the disappointment.
     
  16. Eric Michael

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    I've yet to walk in here and I always mean to.
    Glad it comes highly recommended!
     
  17. Eric Michael

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    This sounds interesting. I would never have thought to pair Lillet Blanc with Balvenie.
     
  18. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Don't make unless you have the Peychaud's. A completely different drink with and without.
     
  19. Huntsman

    Huntsman Well-Known Member

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    Hm. Does sound good, and the closest thing I can think of is the Weeski, which lacks the St. Germain and the Peychaud's.
     
  20. saint

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    Sounds a bit like a variation on a Sunflower (a riff on the Corpse Reviver #2) with different proportions and the Balvenie subbing for the gin. Even the Peychaud echoes the absinthe in the Sunflower with its anise notes. Probably pretty tasty, but seems more of a cold weather cocktail to me with the high proportion of single malt.
     

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