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What are you drinking right now?

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

  1. fairlynerdy

    fairlynerdy Senior member

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    Got some cider syrup from a local farm, really amazing stuff that's like apple molasses. 3 oz bourbon (would have used rye but I'm out), 3/4 oz cider syrup, 3 dashes cardamom bitters. Cardamom gives it a "green" taste that cuts the sweetness of the bourbon and apple. Real nice.
     
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  2. Resistant

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  3. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Hardly, Bhowie, since I have never worked an hour behind the bar. This exchange is hilarious!
     
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    Reconnected with a friend who bought himself some limited edition Christmas presents.

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    Both had fruity tropical notes, I think if I tasted these blind I couldn't tell the difference.
     
  5. b1os

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    Mulled wine. Gin and tonics (Morgenthaler's tonic water).
     
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  6. Piobaire

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    Dumped the Lillet and NP I've had in the fridge for fresh stuff for the holidays. Amazing how oxidation changes flavours. Although, I find the oxidation from barrel aging a manhattan or negroni pleasant.
     
  7. cocostella

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    A friend brought this over to our Christmas party. We polished it between about 6 of us. Was delicious.
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  8. rossoz

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    I live in northern Virginia and will give away my stash pictured above.

    The Creme de Cacao is unopened, but probably 25 + years old. I have no idea if it is safe to drink or not. Most of the rest have been opened and are fairly recent purchases.

    Interested? PM me.

    Cheers
     
  9. jcman311

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    How old was it? 77 is the vintage but it could have been bottled in the mid 80's. One of my favorite single malts ever was an 1982 27 yo Glenlivet, but it was aged in sherry casks.
     
  10. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    Bottled 2004. 53.1% abv.
     
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  12. Geoffrey Firmin

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    After generously marinating my liver the past few weeks I am drying out this week.

    Mind you going to my favourite bottle shop to procure a mixed dozen today and will be pick up a Farr Rising Pinot Noir for Friday night pizza.

    Bought a Lake George 2013 Josephine Pinot Noir for Xmas lunch for the meats so need to find a white today for the seafood.
     
  13. b1os

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    New batch of tonic syrup. Added about 2T of hibiscus flowers. Bright red syrup, rosé-colored Gin & Tonic. The flavor (relatively bright and slightly fruity) seemed to work out well too.
     
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  15. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Quick reference pic:

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    I like the color a lot. Usualy it's quite yellowish (gentian root, citrus peel, quinine etc). Rosé looks nicer.
     
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  16. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Where do you get hibiscus flowers, anyway? I've seen the preserved ones in syrup, but they're stupid expensive.
     
  17. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Ordered it from a pretty large (and good) vendor when I had to buy new gentian roots. They stock a ton of herbs, teas, roots, flowers, barks, etc.
    Anyway, hibiscus flowers are actually really cheap. 1.50 € for 100g! Slightly fruity and relatively sour flavor (similar to sorrel).
     
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  18. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    ^^^ That Gn'T looks fantastic. I'm sold on the hibiscus!
     
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  19. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    No foto, but my buddy brought over some eau de pine resin. We sprayed the insides of our tumblers with it before pouring in the Negronis from the cocktail shaker. Added a nice element to the drink for sure.
     
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  20. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    Same as above, but Boulevardier rocks. It's good, but the Chinato doesn't work as well as it did in the Negronis... or, perhaps it's the pine resin which doesn't translate.

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    Update. It was definitely the pine resin.
     
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