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What are you drinking right now?

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

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  1. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    Yes, my views on cocktails are old fashioned. 100% agree. This is probably in large part due to my limitations on creativity. I think there are very few people pushing really hard at the boundaries of cocktails. I think those people are incredibly important. I also think that without an understanding of the history and evolution of cocktails you can miss a lot intangible things that make cocktails great. I'm not even sure intangibles is the right word.
     


  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    What's your ratio?
     


  3. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    I'm the worst at this, but probably 2 tequila, 1.5 GM and 1.5 fresh lime juice is what I go with... but, I tend to add little pours of this or that as the ice dilutes the drink. Sometimes I pour more of everything in, as well as some grapefruit seltzer, if I want to keep drinking, but not be too smashed,
     


  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    4 roses single barrel tonight. FWIW, I don't think I 'get' bourbon yet. Much prefer tequila/rum at the moment
     


  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Margarita using Tapatio 110 proof tequila.









    pretty good.
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Recently spent a week at the Ritz in Cancun. The level of craft at the hotel bar there is very high.
     


  7. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Any love for scotch? Nothing at all against the American stuff, but I much prefer scotch to bourbon. Though I will say the Pappy 23 has one of the most intensely awesome scents I've come across.
     


  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Haven't worked my way over yet
     


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    I enjoy bourbon but scotch has my heart, although I much prefer Speyside and Lowland stuff. I enjoy Highland as well but was never a fan of overly peaty stuff so I generally avoid Islay.
     


  10. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    With all due respect, I hate you and everything you stand for :cool:

    Kidding (only slightly) of course. Islay will always have the alcoholic portion of my heart. What are some of your preferred Speyside/Lowlands?
     


  11. Alocin

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    That's ok I am used to being hated lol in my defense, I would prefer to get my smokiness from a cigar than my Scotch even though I am not much of a smoker.

    But to answer your question, the Balvenie Caribbean Cask was my first legally purchased scotch so that has sentimental value but I absolutely love Glenfarclas 25 but I think the 21 is a better value. Auchentoshan 18 is great but most of my lowland experience is from Auchentoshan alone.
     


  12. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Totally get that. Laphroaig Quarter Cask has that spot in my heart. I really like the Caribbean Cask. The standard 14 (which surprisingly I don't see offered too often) is one of my favorite non-Islay scotches.
     


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    Don't quote me on this but I was told that it was slowly phased out mostly to bring in the 12 Single cask, which I hear is amazing.

    And most Laphroaig I can handle, its Lagavulin's I usually don't enjoy.
     


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    Last few days: lots of Aperol Spritz.

    Now: AleSmith Old Numbskull (from 2014). Very nice.
     


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    Hendricks & Tonic with a slice of cucumber.
     


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