ITT: Barware, Cocktail Accessories, Bitters, etc.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Piobaire, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    I also like it sans zest. Didn't have oranges, so I tried using just a little bit of lemon peel. Angostura bitters and two drops of TBT orange bitters. Was interesting.
     
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    Putting the bitters in the atomizer? hmm.

    I make a pretty elementary cocktail, to be honest. Actually, I like Maker's Mark or Knob Creek and Angostura bitters (haven't even bothered looking for anything else, though after all this talk I might start).
     
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    He had more things like absinth in the atomizers. Think along the lines of things you usually rinse a glass with or add a "splash" of. So instead of a splash of absinth, he would spray the ice cubes and top of the glass.
     
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    That's smart. I've seen people rub the rim with stuff because when you change the nose of the drink you basically change it's flavour.

    hah, I actually worked with an Irish woman who's mother used to own a pub back home. She said that when patrons would get too drunk, her mom would just pour them water and rub with rim of the glass with whiskey and they were never the wiser!
     
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    Hah, yeah, I've floated a bit of rye at the top of a drink for someone too shitfaced more than once.
     
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    Whenever I squeeze some essential oils (lemon/orange) on my drink, I rub the rim too. Hardly ever dump the zest in the drink.

    People are using atomizers for martinis as well. To, you know, get like 50:1.
     
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    I think I'm going to be scouring antique shops for my future barware. I like stuff with a history and don't want to get too matchy-matchy
     
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    I'm currently cruising thrift shops, and plan to cruise some estate sales, looking for real vintage cocktail glasses and rocks glasses.
     
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    If you grab anything good, post it. There's an antique show this weekend I'm going to try and hit- they're usually pretty good for stuff like this. It's hard to find a complete set that isn't chipped or otherwise damaged.
     
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    When to a thrift store while running errands. I scored right out of the gate:

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    Yes, one old cocktail glass. :laugh:
     
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    Hey, why not? Treat them like coffee mugs and collect a bunch of different fun designs.
     
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    hah, nice. I'm not sure where I'd even put that. I'd drink a mean boston sour out off it though.
     

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