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***The Not Even Slightly Official SW+D Booze and Cocktail Thread***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Synthese, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Random drink thought:

    In my head, I always romanticized the idea of a personal relationship between bartender and patron. One where the bartender understands more than just your basic drink preferences and can put together drinks for you based on your mood when you walk in the door and sit down on any given day. Unfortunately, there are no bars that I'm close enough to where anything like that is possible. It's probably a result of this old manga I read almost 10 years ago + movies.

    *edit* wow I found it:
    http://www.manga-access.com/manga/B/Bartender
     
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  2. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    Beefeater is prolly my best choice, and I'll scour my local New Seasons for your guys' suggestions on brut


    Love microbrew beers so much, probably 75% of what I drink. For NW beers, you can't beat Deschutes Brewery. Their Chainbreaker White IPA is the best summer beer ever, and their Obsidian Stout tastes like straight espresso and 100% dark chocolate. Amazing
     
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  3. Rompson

    Rompson Senior member

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    Look into cava for sparkling wine around $10. Cava is made in the same method as champagne; secondary fermentation in the bottle, aging on the lees, dosage, etc. It's a better substitute for champagne in cocktails because of this. The big names are Friexenet and Cordoniu, other smaller producers are usually a better value but hard to find.

    For gin around $20, Beefeater is hard to beat.
     
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  4. snake

    snake Senior member

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    Dewchutes is great. Theres so many breweries in Portland its crazy. Rogue used to have this John John dead guy ale at the brewery that I liked (basically the dead guy matured in whiskey barrels). Wasn't available the last time I visited though..
     
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  5. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    I drank a lot of Pusser's Rum down in the British Virgin Islands the other day. Apparently it's British Navy Rum.

    But is it any good? Someone tell me; I know very little about rum.

    I mean, it tasted pretty good to me but like is it actually "good?"

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Rompson

    Rompson Senior member

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    Pusser's rum is pretty good and historically interesting. The owner bought the original recipe and the original wooden British Naval rum stills after the Navy stopped giving sailors a mandatory rum ration in the 1980s. Those same two stills have been making rum for over 200 years.
     
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  7. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    bulleit bourbon is the truth.

    unfortunately i rarely get a chance to drink anymore. just too busy.
     
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  8. rjbman

    rjbman Senior member

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    Usually drink pretty shitty stuff (such is college), but Irish creme and hot chocolate is my favorite "sit and chill" drink.
     
  9. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Beefeater's my cheap gin of choice, but Tanqueray 10 is what I'll drink if a bar has it; I keep a bottle of the Tanqueray and a handle of Beefeater most of the time.

    I have no pictures right now, but Thursday is my most carefree night out. Usually make a sidecar after dinner before I start pregaming; I'll take pictures and post the recipe tomorrow. It's Courvoisier Exclusif, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and lemon juice.

    Also, Woodford and Ginger ale is nice. I like the foam :D

    the rest of the night is Jack and Cokes and Budweisers... and camel blues
     
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  10. the shah

    the shah Senior member

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    i only know two things, one time this fellow opened a bottle of wine he found in his cellar (he owns a vineyard in Port-Vendres). It dated back to 1904. The sweetest aroma of intoxication filled the entire back yard, masking even the steaks that were on the grill. I passed out...

    the second thing is that you may have just excluded all the white folks

     
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  11. jet

    jet Senior member

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    haha shit heyyyy jetdawg in the motherfucking houssssssse

    /dj quik
     
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  12. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    is that a jil metallic turtleneck i spy?
     
  13. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    I like me some good drinks...

    The other night beers included:
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    + Carton Epic, Bolero Snort Black Lager, Some Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon, plus a bottle of vermentino (yes I threw up the next morning!)


    Some various wines i've drank/bought recently (good values):

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    Dogfishhead
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  14. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    My current bar selections:

    Gin: Hendrick's, Beefeater, Martin Miller Westbourne Strength, G'Vine Floraison
    Vodka: Tito's Handmade, Ketel One
    Tequila: Don Julio Blanco, Espolon Reposado
    Whiskey: Jameson
    Misc: Chambord, Pimm's No. 1

    As can be seen be the sheer number of bottles, gin is my drink of choice. Hendrick's is my go-to gin while the rest fill different roles. I'm also planning to pick up The Botanist gin fairly soon.

    Does anyone have recommendations on a good brand of bitters?
     
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  15. omgmarclol

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    my very bourbon-centric bar. (i'm a bit of a bourbon snob/collector)

    the regular/every day pours-
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    w.l. weller 12 year- as far as wheated bourbons go, this holds up to pretty much everybody's favorite (PVW) except for 20 and 23 year PVW
    angel's envy
    booker's
    4 roses single barrel- general release
    col. e.h. taylor barrel strength
    elmer t lee
    elijah craig 12
    buffalo trace
    evan williams single barrel '03

    the good stuffs-
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    4 roses limited edition small batch '12- won just about every bourbon award last year and lives up to the hype
    4 roses limited edition small batch '11
    jefferson presidential select 18 year
    4 roses single barrel private selection barrel strength (obsk- high rye/spicy yeast)
    4 roses single barrel private selection barrel strength (oesk- low rye/spicy yeast)

    other liquors-
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    cointreau
    1800 silver
    canadian club
    tito's
    martin miller's westbourne strength- this is a great gin
    hendrick's
     
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  16. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    did you do some spherification or is that just the glass
     
  17. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    Hahaha this Chapelle bit is so true. I really do catalogue my drinks, always
     
  18. lmaozedong

    lmaozedong Senior member

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    Do we talk about beer here? I know jack shit about non-beer alcohol, but I had all three Rocheforts (6, 8, 10) this past weekend at brunch and it was a great day.
     
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  19. Ritchee

    Ritchee Senior member

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    I'm nursing a sore throat with a hot toddy.
     
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  20. constant struggle

    constant struggle Senior member

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    Some other wines i've had in the past year

    This was really good, the aging effect was quite tasty, and smoothed out the wine big time.
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    Another good value purchase (like $22 a bottle)
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    Sierra Nevada - always puts out good beers:
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    The night the power went out and we killed 5 bottles
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    A really solid italian white
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