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Enjoying this guy's channel the last couple of weeks:

 

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I’m acquaintes with Derek. He is a really fun, nice guy. My friend would do episodes with him all the time. Met him at Tales one year and chatted with him at some events in Boston.
 

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friend gave me a bottle of Dobel Diamante tequila for my birthday. I don't know much about tequila (not a member of a renowned tequila forum, alas) but I'm enjoying sipping this neat.
 

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Should a man of your advanced age be drinking that straight? Asking for a friend.
 

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A Martinez made with Hayman’s old tom gin. Infinitely more drinkable than a martini.
 

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Anyone have thoughts on whether it matters about using sugar cubes in a Sazerac vs simple syrup?

I've never noticed a difference. Morgenthaler says it doesn't matter. Don't really feel like buying and using sugar cubes just for authenticity.
 

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Simple is so much easier to mix and always gives the option of infusing too.
 

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Or make a rich syrup. At the end of the day you’re just fucking with dilution. The amount of water added by simple is maybe a quarter of an ounce depending on your build.
 

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Yeah, I should have mentioned I always do a rich simple.
 

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Or make a rich syrup. At the end of the day you’re just fucking with dilution. The amount of water added by simple is maybe a quarter of an ounce depending on your build.

That was my only thought with the sugar cubes. If you muddle the bitters straight on a sugar cube, you're not going to be adding any water.

End of the day, it's a pretty small amount of water, even for a short drink. I've never figured it matters enough to worry about. Purist might disagree, but I sure can't taste a difference.

Yeah, I should have mentioned I always do a rich simple.
Doesn't seem like there's much downside to rich simple. Measuring precision, maybe.

I've always done rich simple, except for some flavored syrups where I might want to be able to add more flavor and less sugar.
 

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Sunday evening dinner made. So Coruba rum,black death and lime with plenty of ice.
 

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Doesn't seem like there's much downside to rich simple. Measuring precision, maybe.
I keep it in a squeeze bottle and that really makes measuring it easy, or you know, just put a squeeze in the rocks glass.

I've been playing with my Vesper riff for several weekends now and think I hit "peak Vesper" on Friday evening. I always mix a big batch up in my largest mixing glass and we adjourn to the patio to chat and relax. Friday's wining recipe was:

.75 oz Noilly Prat dry
.75 oz St. George gin
2 splashes olive brine
9 oz Ketel One

The aromatics of the St. G. come through but it's a very smooth sip.
 
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