ITT: Barware, Cocktail Accessories, Bitters, etc.

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  1. Piobaire

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    Will be ordering that mixing glass soon.

    Tonight, ordered a two litre American oak charred oak barrel. Will be doing some cask conditioned cocktails soon. :slayer:
     


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    JM's blog post looks interesting. I'd probably do it if there were 500ml casks around. :laugh:
     
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    Morgenthaler uses a food processor to make crushed ice. Never thought about that. Has anyone of you tried it out?
     


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    Anybody try Underberg bitters? Store around here has them but I've never heard of it before.

    So far I have Angostura, Peychaud's, and Bitter Truth Orange. Never been sure I can tell the difference but I haven't been systematic about testing.
     


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    Add a dash to a teaspoon, try it.
     
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    I like putting a few drops in soda water to taste bitters.

    This is the barrel I bought last night in the 2 litre size:

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    Plan to load it up with something on Labour Day weekend to be ready for the US Thanksgiving.
     


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    Is it really printed with "Scottish drinking team" ??? Only the Scottish and Koreans could do something like that, I just saw "Korean drinking team" somewhere recently.

    I drink bitters in cloudy lemonade quite often - Lemon, Lime, and Bitters. They don't sell a cloudy lemonade outside of the UK or Australia so I often mix a French cloudy lemonade with Sprite or something similar and then do the bitters at the top, like 10-15 shakes. Makes a good drink for someone addicted to fixing drinks for themselves, but trying to get off the bottle.
     


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    I would have gotten this except they spelled "whisky" funny:

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    My first try at ginger syrup is currently boiling away:

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    Done. Full of peppery ginger flavour. I plan to make some Dark and Stormy tonight.

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    Pio,
    Make sure you report on the flavour of each. I am interested in the Bolivar and Jamaica no. 2.
     


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    Tasted the Blackstrap and the #2. The #2 is very floral/citrus smelling. Ditto on the taste, but of course, an underlying bitterness. Think fruit pith. The Blackstrap is dark, sweet, smokey, and very bitter. This one think bitter coffee.
     


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    I couldn't see it in the pic you put up, but did you get the cherry bark vanilla bitters as well?
     


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    I bought the six pack so I have them all. This just arrived:

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