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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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    Simple syrup costs like 4-5€ for 0.7l. It looks nice, doesn't cristallize and keeps for ages. Not sure whether it's that stupid, but you can obviously make it for yourself. ;) My rec for white rum is Pampero. So do you have vermouth rosso now?
     
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  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    No, the only dry vermouth in my town was Martini brand. Which doesn't taste bad, but I can tell it isn't exactly nice.
    Anyway, homemade simple syrup is practically free, keeps for ages, and doesn't crystallize either.


    Having a White Lady now. Holy hell, I totally understand the love this gets.
     
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  3. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Gin Basil Smash
     
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    To be honest, Zacapa is in that new "hmmm, taste kinda' like brandy" style... though it is DELICIOUS. For a less sweet rum, I'm really digging the Appleton Estate "Reserve."
     
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    That looks really interesting.

    Tonight I had one of my mixes of OJ, amaretto and dark rum. A sweet and nutty standby.
     
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    After reading the last few pages I made a compulsory order of some (most) of the stuff mentioned. And some other liquors. :satisfied:
     
  7. b1os

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    Well, have fun! :)
     
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    Ramos gin fizz. Probably not made up to SF standards but whatever.
     
  9. Ambulance Chaser

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    JW Black is not that useful unless you drink scotch straight. I don't find myself reaching for white rum that often either. I would definitely buy CdV and StG before either. YMMV.
     
  10. Ambulance Chaser

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    Sidecar with Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac. Good stuff.
     
  11. Crawford

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    Cocktail:

    1 oz Gin (Bombay)
    1 oz Dry Vermouth
    1 oz Triple Sec
    Juice of half a lime.
    Dash orange bitters.

    Shaken over ice. I really enjoyed it. My girl enjoyed (less than me) but said she probably would not have more than one.


    Followed by:

    1.5 oz Cuban Rum
    Juice of quarter lime.
    Two lime wedges
    Topped with Coke.

    Never actually added lime juice to the mixture before... Interesting, but I think I prefer it without the added lime juice.
     
  12. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Not to be nitpicky and such, just trying to help you replicate your drinks. Don't go by measures like half a lemon, half a lime etc. A lemon can have 4cl, 6cl, or even 3cl. Same with lime.

    Just had 1oz of Chartreuse on the rocks as a digestif after I ate too much tartare.

    @AC: Probably true. As always, it's to personal taste.
    Next on my list are Drambuie, St Germain and a bourbon. If I'll order Peychaud's online, I'll get some Gran Classico, too. BTW, anyone had Cocchi Storico?

    Anyone got a recommendation for a decent Calvados for mixing (and probably enjoyable neat, too)?
     
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  13. b1os

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    Yun Shan Yin Zhen. 4g, 200ml, 80°C, 3 minutes. 2nd brew 1.5 minutes. Not bad, but not my favorite.

    Gyokuro Hikari. 6g, 100ml, 2 minutes. Following brews no more than ten seconds. Had like 7 or 8 brews, up to the sixth pretty flavorful.

    Sidecar

    Oh, and I have found a use for my Mariage Frères teas which I didn't use up in the last couple of months. :( One year (d'oh...) and they've -- obviously -- lost most of their flavor. Cold brew extracts most of it though without becoming overly bitter, so I'll use my Tama ryoku cha and fuji jama for that. Hopefully my Opium Hill (thé bleu (oolong)) from Vietnam has kept up... will try tomorrow.
     
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  14. b1os

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    Three in a row...

    Sencha Ariake. 4g, 200ml. First brew, 70°C, 1 minute. 2nd-4th brew 70°C, 2-4 seconds. Fifth, sixth brew 80°C, 12-15 seconds. Seventh brew 95°C, 30 seconds.
    I'm a little disappointed. The first brew was flavorful, the 2nd to sixth were too watery. I much prefer a stronger Gyokuro, even if it's twice the price.

    Sazerac with Cognac.
     
  15. countdemoney

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    Enjoying a bit of Highland Park.
     
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    Russian standard vodka and tonic. Pretty damn good
     
  17. b1os

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    Have you considered getting a gin for Gin & Tonics? Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray or Beefeater. You'll be surprised. It will actually add flavor as opposed to add %.
     
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    Last Night:
    Dalwhinnie Distiller's Edition
    Courvoisier 12
    Bookers bourbon

    Carte Blanche
     
  19. b1os

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    Mariage Frères' Opium Hill (Oolong). 200ml, 95°C. First brew with 100ml, seven seconds for "opening" up the leaves. 2nd brew 200ml, 55s. 3rd 45s. 4th 55s. 6th 1m05s. 7th 100ml, 1m30s.
    Less oxidized than the Fuji Jama or Tama Ryoku Cha but still lost most of it's flavor. :brick:
     
  20. b1os

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    Sam Smith's cider with dinner.

    Sazerac.
     

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