ITT: Barware, Cocktail Accessories, Bitters, etc.

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    No idea on that but it certainly tasted more intense and smoothed out once the ice had melted a bit. The flavour is really nice now, so whatever it was that joined the angles, I've got it tasting nice now.
     
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    denning Senior member

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    Three new things. Two new gold rimmed coupes, a set of 45 vintage gold metal arrow shaped cocktail picks, and Bad Dog Bitters sasparilla bitters, and Bitter Tears Cherry Bourbon Vanilla bitters.

    Here's a x-post showing three of the new additions in action.

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    While out tonight I had the bartender's signature martini. He does two garnishes on a spear. One is a hand stuffed olive with bacon and jalapeno pepper. Tasty but easy to imitate if I wanted. The other is a pearl onion. He skins them then puts them in a vacuum bag with thyme, white wine vinegar, sugar, and water and sous vides them at low temp for 45 minutes. Really pretty tasty and going to experiment making some.
     
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    I like that. Improving the cocktail onion is a noble and easy process. Look at the basics and improve.
     
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    Okay, initial run:

    the skinned onions
    nice bunch of thyme
    two parts white vinegar
    one part white wine
    .5 part salt

    142 in the sous vide to bump it over the "danger zone." 30 minutes.

    Pour into container and refrigerate. Tried one today and it was pretty good. Not sure yet about how to tweak recipe and this is very usable.
     
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    Okay, very frat-bro'ish but first batch of these:

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    The powder is fine. Most people I know use it - there is a recipe at Imbibe if you need ratios. Small Hands Foods sells bottles of prepared gum syrup, too.
     
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    Some new toys from BYOB in Toronto. Japanese Yarai mixing glass, Japanese cocktail spoon (love love love this), and a new Hawthorne strainer. BYOB is a great little store on Queen St. W.

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    Congrats on the buys, Denning!


    Forgot I landed some of the powder. Will whip up a batch next weekend.
     

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