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What are you drinking right now?

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

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    Naw man, he's actually right. Caesars are a lot better than pussy assed Bloody Mary's.
     
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    :nodding:
     
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    If you overstir simply reverse rotation and undo it.
     
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    WRONG!

    Get a bigger glass and add more booze!!!
     
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    Going to a scotch tasting festival tonight with a cold. Can't smell or taste. Hoping to create an "unfavourable environment" for the virus.
     
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    Used the Zaya Gran Reserva and Antica to make a rum manhattan; not too bad. Both rum and vermouth are high on the vanilla notes so they do well together.

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    In other news, what do you guys like to do with the yellow chartreuse? I use a lot of the green but am not quite sure what to do with the yellow.
     
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    Widow's Kiss is the obvious choice. Fits the season too.



    I haven't found a lot of standout uses for it other than that though.
     
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    You can substitute it for the Strega in a Rye Witch, or any cocktail that uses Strega, but yeah, not a lot of uses for it.
     
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    Decided to riff on the Yellow Chartreuse tonight.


    Brandy, Yellow Chartreuse, Domaine de Canton. 2:1:1. Two dashes of lemon bitters.


    I just swapped the Benedictine of the Widow's Kiss out for Domaine de Canton. The yellow Chartreuse and the ginger play nicely together. Brandy and lemon is the opening note, the yellow chartreuse sweet herbal note comes in, then a wave of ginger heat finishes with lingering sweetness.

    It's a good drink. Might try a rye version later.
     
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    Yellow Chartreuse? I think it is better than the green, myself. It mixes better with dark spirits, and has a wonderful affinity for bourbon and rye.

    One of the best cocktails, period, is the Monte Cassino: 1.25 oz rye (or bourbon), then 1 oz each of yellow Chartreuse, Benedictine, and lemon juice. The Monte Cassino is like the dark spirits mirror of the Last Word, or a juice-bearing Widow's Kiss variant. Regardless, it is excellent. If you lean toward agave, there is a similar drink called the Last Rites; which, while I have had it and it is excellent, I have not made it and so have no recipe to pass along. It's googleable.

    Another great yellow Chartreuse classic is the Champs Elysses: 1.5 oz brandy; 1/2 oz yellow Chartreuse; 3/4 oz lemon juice; up to 1/2 oz simple. dash of bitters.

    You might also look for recipes for the Diamondback, the Puerto Rican Racer, and the Alaska.

    And given that you have a bottle of Zaya, I reccommend my version of the Kingston if you are at all a fan or the Negroni: 1.5oz Zaya, 1.0 oz M&R Sweet Vermouth; 0.75 oz Campari, barspoon Fernet. Stir, and serve in an old-fashioned glass with an orange peel. It only works with Zaya, as the vanillin is essential.

    ~ H
     
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    Had myself a martini at home this weekend and I used a lemon twist as the sole garnish. What an incredibly different profile for that drink.
     
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    Funny, did that last night because I was out of olives. So used to having olives with it that it really was like a different drink.
     
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    What ratio are you gents using for your martinis?
     
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    3:1 Old Raj to Dolin dry, Fee Bros Gin Barrel Aged Orange bitters and a twist.
     
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    I'm 3.5:1 and I mess around with the spirits and modifiers.
     
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    4-1 Martin Miller Westbourne Strength-Dolin Dry, dash of Reagan's Orange Bitters.
     
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    Interesting, Johnsons (circa 1888) calls for a 1:1, as you can imagine that's quite wet and the vermouth interferes with the gins botanicals greatly, it makes me wonder what the gin was like back then!?
    Like you have all kindly shared, a dryer martini seems the norm. I vary between a 3-4:1 depending on the gin being used.
    Generally with a lemon twist, or flamed lemon if I'm feeling a bit showy.
     

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