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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    When I read the post my first thought was rum which I find to be more versatile than vodka. I would sleuth out the young lady's taste (does she like cherry limeade?) and mix up something accordingly using no more than one ounce of 80 proof liquor unless you're sure her tolerance level is higher.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    When I read the post my first thought was rum which I find to be more versatile than vodka. I would sleuth out the young lady's taste (does she like cherry limeade?) and mix up something accordingly using no more than one ounce of 80 proof liquor unless you're sure her tolerance level is higher.
    I'll bet you that back-in-the-day Squire, you weren't as interested that she stay under her tolerance level.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcg9779 View Post
    I need a good, female-friendly, cocktail that I can serve for a small get together in the near future. Anyone have any thoughts?


    (added by edit - I know this is the bourbon section, but if there's a non-bourbon cocktail that you would include please throw it on here)
    Look no further... Ladies love St Germain:


    1.5 oz. Vodka
    .75 oz. St-Germain
    1.5 oz. fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
    2 dashes Peychauds bitters
    Squeeze of lime

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by jersey12 View Post
    Interested to hear if your experience is similar to mine with the Willett. Be sure to post your thoughts on it neat and in a manhattan.
    Very similar experience, Jersey. The Willett makes for an outstanding manhattan, perfect integration. Poured neat it was decent, but not my preferred profile -- a little on the briny and piney side, whereas I prefer baking spices.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    You know what they say Joe, candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Trying something new tonight . . . the "Newark" out of the PDT cocktail book: 2 oz. apple brandy (using Calvados), 1 oz. sweet vermouth (Dolin), .25 oz Fernet Branca, .25 Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo). It's really good, but I'm thinking it would have been better with bourbon or rye rather than the Calvados. The apple is the dominant flavor.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    One ounce Barton, half ounce Ivanabitch peach liqueur, two ounces ginger ale.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    Trying something new tonight . . . the "Newark" out of the PDT cocktail book: 2 oz. apple brandy (using Calvados), 1 oz. sweet vermouth (Dolin), .25 oz Fernet Branca, .25 Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo). It's really good, but I'm thinking it would have been better with bourbon or rye rather than the Calvados. The apple is the dominant flavor.
    I bet that'd be awesome with Apple Brandy like Laird's, instead of Calvados?

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by jcg9779 View Post
    I need a good, female-friendly, cocktail that I can serve for a small get together in the near future. Anyone have any thoughts?
    (added by edit - I know this is the bourbon section, but if there's a non-bourbon cocktail that you would include please throw it on here)
    Mojito - Use rum to be easy, cachaca if you're feeling frisky.

    Tom Collins - if your chicks dig gin.

    Bourbon For Chicks - Boston/Whiskey Sour - AKA - The Best Chick Drink Ever.

    2oz Buffalo Trace
    1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    1oz Simple Syrup
    1 egg white

    shake vigorously without ice to emulsify the egg, add ice, shake again, strain into a prechilled glass.

    Flame Orange Peel.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    I bet that'd be awesome with Apple Brandy like Laird's, instead of Calvados?
    I bet you are right.

 

 

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