What are you drinking right now?

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  1. TheButler

    TheButler Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with a well-made margarita. I sweeten mine with agave syrup instead of sugar, adds a nice touch. I also find they go better in the back yard on a hot day to accompany something barbecued such as pulled pork, rather than by itself at a bar.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    K, try something along the lines of this:

    3 oz your choice of good tequila
    Juice of 1/2 an orange
    Squirt of agave nectar or some simply syrup

    Or

    3 oz your choice of good tequila
    Juice of one lime
    1.5 oz good prickly pear syrup

    Just beware. Tequila punches above its weight.
     


  3. Roikins

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    It was pretty cool when it first opened. Laid back enough that I had drinks with my mother there a few times. She says the manhattans are great.

    Yep, the laid back booths nature of the booths so it's "private" for you and your company is a nice touch. It's not loud or bordering on rowdy, like Rickhouse, so you can sit and enjoy a solid cocktail. The service is also great.
     


  4. Huntsman

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    Violet Hour is great, and fun to go to once in a while. But sometimes the people there are so INTO it and excited and trying to make it seem like it is more than it is that it gets annoying. If that makes sense.
    Umm, yeah, it does. That would be me. <ducking> I'm not a bigtimer like Pio, but my Margarita is: 1.5oz decent silver tequila ( I use Tres Generacions) 1 oz. Cointreau 1/2 oz lime juice Shake. Strain. Serve.
    Yep, the laid back booths nature of the booths so it's "private" for you and your company is a nice touch. It's not loud or bordering on rowdy, like Rickhouse, so you can sit and enjoy a solid cocktail. The service is also great.
    Nice.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Thanks, Hunts. Been so long since I made one but knew I was forgetting something. Orange liqueur of some kind is needed. I use 1 oz to 3 oz tequila.
     


  6. Huntsman

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    Pio, imagine swapping out the orange for Sotol....
     


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    Ørbæk Organic Double Bock beer. Pretty damn nice.

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    Great Divide Hercules Double IPA

    This is a good one folks.

    Yesterday I was drinking one of my favourites, Rodenbach Grand Cru... I just can't get enough of it.
     


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    Nice.


    And I forgot to answer your question about the "theatrics" of B&B... yeah, you need to make a reservation, and you book it for the length of time you're going to be drinking. They give you a password, and you go to the door, use the door knocker, they ask for the password, and let you in. Once inside, you're seated, you can move to the secret back library too, and then you order drinks. They ask you don't use your cell phone, take photos, request a Cosmo, or be too noisy or rowdy.



    Drinking a Hitachino White Ale tonight.
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    Last night a He'brew Rejewvenator.
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    And I forgot to answer your question about the "theatrics" of B&B... yeah, you need to make a reservation, and you book it for the length of time you're going to be drinking. They give you a password, and you go to the door, use the door knocker, they ask for the password, and let you in. Once inside, you're seated, you can move to the secret back library too, and then you order drinks. They ask you don't use your cell phone, take photos, request a Cosmo, or be too noisy or rowdy.



    Drinking a Hitachino White Ale tonight.


    Good call on the Hitachino. I a big fan of the Ginger Brew and the XH.

    I just had a little Glenfarclas 25 tonight. I like the 17, 21 and 105 more I think.
     


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    Good call on the Hitachino. I a big fan of the Ginger Brew and the XH.

    I just had a little Glenfarclas 25 tonight. I like the 17, 21 and 105 more I think.



    A friend has a bottle of the XH for me, so I skipped on picking it up, sticking with the White Ale and the Red Rice Ale. He also recommended their stout to me, but I couldn't find that.
     


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    Crown and coke zero, oh the chemicals in my bloodstream.
     


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    A friend has a bottle of the XH for me, so I skipped on picking it up, sticking with the White Ale and the Red Rice Ale. He also recommended their stout to me, but I couldn't find that.

    The stout was fine, but not that memorable. I like the Rice Ale too, but the XH has more depth I think.
     


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