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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    I was writing more blah but decided for a short answer: yes, I think you're totally right. However, in my opinion, a fora, in most cases, is sufficient for small questions (and often enough the quickest solution unles you've got, to stay on topic, a good bartender on your speed dial) - I mean, that's what fora are for, aren't they?
    Anyway, this is leading nowhere, so if anyone still has an idea of what went wrong, shoot it. Otherwise I'll have to keep it in mind until I go to Le Lion (or some other good place) in the next few weeks/months.
     
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  2. Rambo

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    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    

    :confused:
     
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    :fistbump:

    Now try it with a good Canadian whisky. Wiser's 18 y.o. or Crown Royal Cask 16.
     
  4. b1os

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    Chartreuse

    Rob Roy with
    45 ml JWBlL
    25ml Carpano Antica
    1 dash Maraschino (to replace the lack of a maraschino cherry as garnish)
    1 dash Angostura bitters
    lemon peel

    Not bad, but I prefer the Blood and Sand with Guignolet de Dijon. Mmmm.
     
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  5. Kid Nickels

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    would a "Last Word" fall into that category? I mean I know it's Prohibition-era and has recently made a comeback in certain circles ... kinda similar to a CR#2... just lately I get the feeling when I've ordered one I get the "Mr. Cool Guy ordering obscure drink" look. A few places know it... many do not.
     
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    some cheap Californian chardonnay! does the trick.
     
  8. PG2G

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    Perfect drink after a long day of work.

    [​IMG]
     
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    hitachino makes some good shit

    those japanese know what they're doing
     
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    sweet or dry vermouth in Rome with a view?
     
  11. b1os

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    Dry, but I figure it'd work with sweet, too.
     
  12. b1os

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    Favorite ratios?
    1:1:1:1 gin, Chartreuse, Maraschino, lime juice?
     
  13. Huntsman

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    Was this the question about your furry egg drink? I think that part of the issue was the use of granulated sugar. Use simple syrup -- this goes for all cocktails, and you'll have a much better result. I make egg cocktails frequently, and can't say I've ever really had a problem. SHake it until it goes quiet (the foam damps the sound when the ice breaks up), and use appropriate ratios (too much acid can spoil it). I'll post my ratios for my Standard Sour when I get home.
     
  14. b1os

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    Thanks. This might have been the cause because I didn't have the flocculation when I made the Ramos Fizz.
     
  15. b1os

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    The Last Word was pretty good. But somehow I felt like stirring it, so I stirred it, even though there was a substantial amount of lime juice in it and every recipe called for shaking.. might do it next time.

    BTW, the Beefeater 24 has a much better nose than the regular Beefeater. So much more fruity, citrusy, complex. But somehow it burns while the standard Beefeater doesn't...
     
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  16. Bhowie

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    This is a better way to check.

    Huntsman, do you have a good method for how he can learn about troubleshooting his cocktails? He doesn't have good access to places that make good cocktails, so he doesn't really have a benchmarking method. I wasn't very helpful in PM. :(
     
  17. IndianBoyz

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    Offtopic: did you get the candies through the Dutch website?
    Shipping for me seems about 5 euros, that's why I never ordered from them.
     
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  18. b1os

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    Nope. I don't live in the NL yet. And I have a local source for them. Order for 40€ and shipping is free though.

    @Bhowie: Other than the slimy Angus & Beuser Special I didn't really have problems so far.
    Btw, I asked the organizer of the end consumer spirits exhibition why they charged for each dram. Firstly, it's pretty common in Germany. Secondly, there are small producers/vendors that can't bear the expenses. Lol. Thirdly, it's not supposed to be flat-rate drinking. Lol again.
     
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  19. IndianBoyz

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    I know, but 40 euros? That's alot of candy. :satisfied:
     
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    Few of these:

    Bulleit Rye (fine for this mix, but a little cloy straight, as is their bourbon imho), lime juice and wedge, homemade fresh ginger syrup, rocks, soda water. Most often I'm into a simple highball, but on cooler nights I prefer a little sweetness for some reason.
     
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