What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    1/2oz gin (Martin Miller)
    1/4oz brandy (Remy Martin 1738)
    1/4oz sweet vermouth (Vya)
    1/4 Angostura bitters

    You read correctly. A whole lot of bitters. Let me remind you, this is a shot. Sip this thing if you enjoy strong flavors, because it may get brutal. This is a great drink for those who enjoy Campari. First note is sweet nutmeg. This is very quickly overtaken by strong clove, orange and allspice flavors. This fades away to a strong bitterness on the palate. I love it, but only in moderation.
     


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    Highland Park 18 - complex, smokey, slightly floral and sweet
     


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    ama Senior member

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    A little Redbreast 12 for St. Paddys day
     


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    1/2oz gin (Martin Miller)
    1/4oz brandy (Remy Martin 1738)
    1/4oz sweet vermouth (Vya)
    1/4 Angostura bitters

    You read correctly. A whole lot of bitters. Let me remind you, this is a shot. Sip this thing if you enjoy strong flavors, because it may get brutal. This is a great drink for those who enjoy Campari. First note is sweet nutmeg. This is very quickly overtaken by strong clove, orange and allspice flavors. This fades away to a strong bitterness on the palate. I love it, but only in moderation.


    I've never had Martin Miller Gin before but from what I've read its a premium gin. With the heavy flavors, would a cheaper (for the lack of a better word) be suited for this cocktail (e.g. Seagram, Beefeater)?
     


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    A little Redbreast 12 for St. Paddys day

    Love the Redbreast. I busted out the Green Spot, myself.
     


  6. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    I've never had Martin Miller Gin before but from what I've read its a premium gin. With the heavy flavors, would a cheaper (for the lack of a better word) be suited for this cocktail (e.g. Seagram, Beefeater)?

    A cheaper gin would be fine in this. Honestly, I wasn't really able to taste the gin at all and I don't think any other gin could make itself known through all the bitters.
     


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    After 5 days with not a drop of alcohol, I decided to cure the caughing andthe sore throath with some drinking tonight.

    Am currently having a Hat Anker easter brew...I want to like it, but 2 thing are really standing out. 1 - The taste and smell of sweet honey...It is quite persistent. I cant imagen this doing very well with our traditional easter lunch. 2 - the amount of umf in it. I Barely removed the metal thingy (like on a champagne bottle) and it poped and nearly took my eye out. And it is the first beer I have ever had (and this is perhaps a testiment to how little I know of beer) who has not only retained the amount of foam in the glass throughout the time it takes you to consume it, but actually increases a bit....

    But like with all good belgiums beers, it comes with so much alcohol and ""mass", that you pretty much forget your dinner...
     


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    last night it was an Irish Carbomb and a few Guinness...

    today it'll be Russian Standard Vodka (export) with OJ. I've heard good things about this Vodka although i can't say as i'm very impressed. I spent about 20 minutes in the liquor store deciding between it and Titos... wish i would have gotten Titos. RS is a mixing vodka at best. the upside is it wasn't terribly expensive ($20 for 750ml).

    EDIT: on second thought, after an afternoon of drinking Russian Standard Vodka in a concoction i created, i have come to the conclusion that while it's not great straight up, it's a fabulous mixing vodka.
     


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    Nikka Yoichi 10y. Highly recommend.
     


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    Nikka Yoichi 10y. Highly recommend.

    Well played!

    You have good taste. Small batch Japanese whiskey is really in a league of its own these days.
     


  11. Mr. Walter Trent

    Mr. Walter Trent Well-Known Member

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    After 5 days with not a drop of alcohol...

    Not sure I could physically handle that.

    Tonight is a Silverado 2004 Cab.
     


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    friday night....ketel one and maybe some ice.
     


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    making Madras (vodka, oj, cran) and some other concoction (vodka, oj, grenadine). using Russian Standard Vodka... not worth sipping but an excellent mixing spirit.
     


  14. Ilmari

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    Well played!

    You have good taste. Small batch Japanese whiskey is really in a league of its own these days.


    Thanks! I am a huge fan of Japanese whiskeys. I have made one trip to Japan (Nagoya and Tokyo) in 2008 and tasted wide selection of different whiskeys from Suntory, Nikka and Hanyu Ichiro. I bought Suntory Hibiki 17y, Yamazaki 12y, Nikka 10y and 12y with me for a souvenirs.

    And now gladly our alcohol distributor in Finland called Alko has started to sell Nikka All Malt and Yoichi 10y.
     


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    Sono inebriaco...tre bicchiere di grappa gratuito a cena. Ho bevuto anche un mezzo bottiglia di montepulciano. Ascoltero Il Trovatare (Di Quella Pira!) e crollero. Sebbe, primo faro cazzata a questo forum.
     


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