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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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    Had a White Lady yesterday. Didn't get the egg as usual. The whole drink just took on a much more viscous state and was completely homogenous. Not bad, but not what I expected. At first I thought it was because I plunge my AeroPress into the bottom of the shaker and hence there's coffee oils sticking to the walls (after the pre-shake it was actually relatively frothy though..). So I cleaned it thoroughly and repeated. Same results. No idea.
     
  2. henrikc

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    Dropped some cash today and got bottles of Fernet, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano, Tanqueray London Dry and absinthe today. (50 cl, 35 cl, 75 cl, 70cl and 10 cl respectively, about $180 total :crazy: )
    Anyways, just made a Wry Grin with Rittenhouse - definitely something I wish the bartenders in my area knew how to make.

    Not the best area for cocktails - I had to explain how to make a Corpse Reviver No. 2 last night to a bartender at a bar that prides themselves on cocktails...
     
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  3. Huntsman

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    Which one? I tried the classic and the Leatherbee - thought the latter fantastic, dry Chartreuse verte spiked with absinthe.
     
  4. cocostella

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    Barbancourt and Ginger People Mule + Trini Reyes.
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Piobaire

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    Bought a handle of Buffalo Trace today. Right now having a Manhattan of:

    3 oz BT
    1 oz NP sweet
    splash of Luxardo
    eye dropper of Bittercube Wild Cherry bitters

    Stir in mixing glass.

    I plan to take about 20oz of the BT and infuse with orange rind and vanilla bean for a month and then age two months in a cask. Xmas Manhattans should be very good.
     
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  6. Eastman

    Eastman Well-Known Member

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    I been drinking nothing for like a year, I recommend it
     
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  7. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Get the fuck out of here.
     
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  8. b1os

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    Found some Bundaberg ginger beer yesterday and had a Dark & Stormy with it. It's good but Fever-Tree still wins hands down. I've got to try making my own ginger beer.
     
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    Reported.
     
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  10. RedLantern

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    My brother does this. He is a ginger beer freak - drinks it straight, drinks tons of moscow mules etc. Gets pretty expensive at 1.50-2 bucks per bottle.

    According to him, the most difficult part is getting consistent heat from the ginger as the spice level of ginger varies greatly from bunch to bunch. He says he uses serano peppers to help control for base spiciness as they don't impart too much pepper flavor.

    Basically you make a ginger syrup and add it to club soda, or use a sodastream to mix it.
     
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  11. RedLantern

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    Did a tour of this distillery last week and came away very impressed!

    http://www.westlanddistillery.com/whiskey/

    They're making american single malt whiskey, really high quality and unique product - it's supposed to be distributed by anchor in all 50 states.

    The whiskey is made with up to 5 varieties of barley (all Washington barley, except for the imported peat smoked barley that they use for the peated whiskey). The whiskey is aged in new american oak - save for a few limited release offerings that are aged in ex-casks of various other spirits.

    Apparently they are also working on producing local peat to produce their own peated malt - but they said it will be 4-5 years before any of that is bottled.
     
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  12. indesertum

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    I need to try and stop drinking for a year. But it's too delicious


    I really want to make real fermented ginger beer.
     
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  13. b1os

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    Was planning to do Morgenthaler's recipe, with Champagne yeast and bottle fermentation. I'll get fresh/young ginger from the Asian supermarket and see how I like it. I'll report back on how I perceived the heat. Thanks for the chile suggestion.

    I'll see how well I can juice the ginger in my Champion juicer. I'll just get a pound or two of ginger and see how much I get out of it. I think I'll use screw-cap bottles, that should work.
     
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  14. b1os

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    Seriously, try the tonic syrup first. The first 2-3 G&Ts I wasn't fully convinced, since it's quite different in taste, but now I'm absolutely loving it.
     
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    Four Roses small batch/Antica Boulevardier.[​IMG]
     
  16. Bhowie

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    I spit my udon noodles up.
     
  17. lawyerdad

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    It's easy and fun.
     
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  18. lawyerdad

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    Well, technically speaking I think that's more commonly considered ginger ale (making syrup and adding to soda), while "real" homemade beer involves using yeast to create your own carbonation through fermentation.

    At least I think that's right. I could have it totally backwards. I've done it both ways (my daughter is a big ginger ale fan). Definitely easier the way your brother does it, and that's probably the way I'd go if I were experimenting with flavors like him. The yeast-based process is fun and satisfying, but there's a built-in delay as you wait for the fermentation, which could be inconvenient if you're playing around with other ingredients.
     
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  19. Bhowie

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    Then im guessing most comericaly available ginger beers don't fit that definition.
     
  20. lawyerdad

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    I gather that's right, although I think to the extent the definitions mean anything at all, it's only in the context of distinguishing between the different DIY methods.
     
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