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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. Tom Miler

    Tom Miler Well-Known Member

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    Opening a bottle of champagne in "Jedi-style" sabrage ;)

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  2. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    To those of you who've made ginger beer: did you use cream of tartar?
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while but almost certain I did not.
     
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  4. Huntsman

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    a.bar, yes? In town with my boss and had one there. Really well done.I would not have used such a light vermouth as Dolin, but it really rocked. My second was a house cocktail, the Merely a Line, which is a rum drink with Nocino that has a green cachaca note on the back. Lovely, and as I am always looking for dry nutty drinks, quite perfect.

    ~ H
     
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  5. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Well-Known Member

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    Nope--Good King Tavern, which is a low-key neighborhood French place that I love.
     
  6. Kid Nickels

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    Interesting. :nodding:
     
  7. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Made my first ginger beer today. Will report back in two days.

    Also made a quick version for today where I essentially just replaced the water with sparkling water (optimally with double syrup so you can get more fizz in it). Pretty damn good already (even though it's a bit light on the fizz). And so much cheaper than the bottled stuff. Really curious how the yeast version is gonna turn out. Used regular baking yeast but ordered some champagne yeast for the next tries.

    Used Morgenthaler's recipe. The one from his book, not the one from his website.

    2.2 l warm water, 300 ml ginger juice, 480 ml lemon juice (finely strained), 840 ml simple syrup (1:1). About 12 mm of a paring knife's tip of yeast per 500 ml bottle.

    Have you guys tried his Chinese Five-Spiced Dark Rum?

    Also had some ginger juice left which I added to my veggie curry. Good. Have any of you tried/had ginger milk puddig?
     
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  8. bradp

    bradp Well-Known Member

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    The "bitter giuseppe":

    1 oz cynar
    1.5 oz punt e mes
    .25 oz lemon juice
    Orange bitters
    Pinch of sea salt
    Lemon oil
     
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  9. cocostella

    cocostella Well-Known Member

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    Been on a bit of a Cynar run myself. Love it neat.
     
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  10. fairlynerdy

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    I have some gin that's extremely earthy and piney. Cynar is totally ace with it. I'll do it 2:1 neat or play off a negroni with some vermouth (fist bump on the Cynar - Punt e Mes @bradp).
     
  11. marvin100

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    Love a Cynar sour, too.
     
  12. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Cynar Soda, Poli Aperitivo (Airone Rosso) Soda, Poli Aperitivo + Gin Soda, Poli Aperitivo + Gin + Cynar Soda (this was good... not to say the others weren't, but this one was more complex and Cynar @ 32 proof and Poli Aperitvo @ 32 proof or something paired with soda lack a bit of foundation).

    I saw a bottle of Poli Aperitivo in Napoli and picked some up when I returned here. Expected something like Campari or Aperol. Was let down. Not bitter. Just fruity and slightly herbal. Kind of disappointing, imo. The bottle + label is beautiful though. Will have to experiment with it a bit more.
     
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  13. bradp

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    Yea I have to say I'm surprised how well they go together. Bitter flavors often seem to complement one another rather than creating an overwhelming taste.
     
  14. b1os

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    Cynar and Punt e Mes is a good fit! Drinking some now with a dash of grapefruit and lemon juice, soda, and some gin.
     
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  15. b1os

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    First batch of the ginger beer is ready. Pretty happy with the results. Interesting flavor. Decent, although not great amount of fizz. Very gingery (like I want it to be). And a noticeable fermented taste. Looking forward to the champagne yeast.
     
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  16. MarkI

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    Anyone hear have Nocello in their home bar? Bought a bottle after having an old fashioned with it at a bar. It's an italian walnut liquor, replacing the simple in an old fashioned with it is splendid. I did

    2 ounce Elijah Craig
    .75 Nocello Liquor
    1 dash angostura
    2 dashes regans orange
     
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  17. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Not in my home bar, but I bought a bottle of Villa Zarri Nocino when I was in Napoli.

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    Interesting, strong liquor. 86 proof and packs a punch overall given the recipe (green walnuts and whatnot). Good stuff. Great with espressi too.

    I've gotta pick up a bottle soon. Gonna try out your recipe.

    Fuck, I miss Napoli.
     
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    Is that the St George's Terroir Gin?
     
  20. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    Interesting you mention this. I had never heard of it and was introduced by a bartender just a couple weeks ago. I found it really nice... certainly unique, but I wouldn't say overly piney. Do you drink it often?
     

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