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  1. #71
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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyhour24x7 View Post
    Yeah, the barrel aged bitters are fantastic. The black walnut is good, but doesnt always work, depending on the whiskey. What's the story on the Forbidden bitters?
    To be honest, I don't know much about them. Only picked them up on a recommendation from someone here in Chat one night. They are terrific and they seem to be doing some interesting things on the whole. http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1072882
    tl; dnr

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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    I got my first bottle of straight rye whiskey a few days ago, the Bulleit. Yesterday afternoon, I made a Sazerac cocktail with it. It was excellent, without the in-your-face bourbon flavor, but much more flavorful than, say, Seagram's 7.

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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    A simple mint julep while tending the grill tonight. Icy cold goodness on a warm humid day. Just some gold label HH 8yr. Nothing fancy, but works well.

    B
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    Loving this Corsair Gin & Seagrams Tonic while listening to Braves and Nats on the radio on this 105 degree day. The Corsair makes for a nice change-up to the normal junipery Gins I'm used to. More vegetal. I went with a slice of lemon instead of lime. Sour it up a bit, and it works. BTW, today may be one of the few days in his career that Stephen Strasburg's best fastball of the day is not higher than the temp...
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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    Rush St. Manhattan from Gibson's Steakhouse
    3:1:1 (just like TSA--what you can carry on a plane)
    Bourbon (they use WR; I used WRDO):Sweet Vermouth (I used Noilly Prat):Heering Cherry Liquer and some orange bitters

    their version

    my version and ingredients
    Last edited by bigtoys; 07-02-2012 at 21:03.
    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    Sounds similar to Manhattans neighbor, the Brooklyn, that I had last night. Bourbon, WT in this case, dry vermouth, maraschino, and bitters....very tasty, a little lighter and sweeter than your average Manhattan-perfect for a summer night.

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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    Enjoyed several Brown Derby's yesterday (1.5 oz bourbon, 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice, 0.5 oz honey syrup), which I made with Wathens. These were a big hit and a really nice way to enjoy bourbon on a scorching hot day.

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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    After a good long run and cutting the grass, I figured it was cocktail time on this hot scorcher of a day. Threw together some Four Roses Yellow Label, SanPellegrino Limonata, Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters, and Grand Marnier, over a heaping glass of ice. Put on the water mister, and relaxed in the sun. Ahhhh....very nice....Now, it's din-din time...
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    So damn hot up here that only a tall rye and ginger hits the spot if I am outside....
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: What cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2012?

    Made a few highballs today - ice, Pechyaud's bitters, ginger ale, and :

    RR Rye - great taste, rye and ginger ale were made for each other!
    Berhneim WW - not so great, but a decent way to use up open bottles I just don't visit that often.
    "this hobby is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, check yourself, because you're doing it wrong." Charles Cowdery

 

 

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