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  1. #111
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    For something a little more obscure, try the Cocktail a la Louisiane, one of my favorite whiskey cocktails:

    3/4 oz. rye whiskey (I use Sazerac or Rittenhouse)
    3/4 oz. Benedictine
    3/4 oz. sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica recommended)
    3 dashes absinthe (sub Herbsaint)
    3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

    Stirred, strained of course. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry. Delicious.
    Tried this last night and it's great. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Going red today with pomegranate liqueur, triple sec and ginger ale, haven't decided if I will use rum or Bourbon as the main ingredient.

  3. #113
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Drinking irish coffee this afternoon. I finally found the legit recipe which tastes just like the ones i had all over Ireland.

    4-5oz coffee
    1 tsp brown sugar - add to hot coffee and mix in
    1.5oz Jameson - add to coffee/sugar and stir
    float 1/2" partially whipped heavy cream on top by pouring over a spoon

    Eventually I plan to experiment by substituting bourbon for the Jameson, but so far I haven't messed with a good thing. Jameson is harsh straight but it tastes just right in an Irish coffee.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Decided to use Barton, which worked our rather well. Will try rum next.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    I made a very good cocktail, this evening. It started out to be just a standard Old Fashioned cocktail with sugar, a little water, Angostura bitters, and Bulleit rye. I was just about to garnish it with a lemon slice when I spied my bottle of Stirrings blood orange bitters when I was putting the rye whiskey away. I decided, what the heck, added a healthy splash of the Stirrings, and my cocktail was wonderful.

    Tim
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I made a very good cocktail, this evening. It started out to be just a standard Old Fashioned cocktail with sugar, a little water, Angostura bitters, and Bulleit rye. I was just about to garnish it with a lemon slice when I spied my bottle of Stirrings blood orange bitters when I was putting the rye whiskey away. I decided, what the heck, added a healthy splash of the Stirrings, and my cocktail was wonderful.

    Tim
    Sounds delicious! Bulleit rye old-fashioned are among the great simple pleasures in my life.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    I was really struck by something Squire had posted, to the effect that we should keep in mind when tasting dusties that they were not necessarily intended to be consumed straight. With that in mind, I made an old fashioned last night with ND OGD, simple syrup, a dash each of orange, grapefruit, and Angostura bitters (don't remember who makes the first two). I dropped in an enormous cube of ice, the kind that melts very slowly.

    I'm telling you, the whiskey was transformed! I got a caramel-coated apple note with a bit of a rye kick in the finish. My wife picked up a rose petal note she found prominent. The butterscotch that is so strong in the whiskey almost completely disappeared. To be honest, I like this much better than ND OGD neat.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by bad_scientist View Post
    I was really struck by something Squire had posted, to the effect that we should keep in mind when tasting dusties that they were not necessarily intended to be consumed straight. With that in mind, I made an old fashioned last night with ND OGD, simple syrup, a dash each of orange, grapefruit, and Angostura bitters (don't remember who makes the first two). I dropped in an enormous cube of ice, the kind that melts very slowly.

    I'm telling you, the whiskey was transformed! I got a caramel-coated apple note with a bit of a rye kick in the finish. My wife picked up a rose petal note she found prominent. The butterscotch that is so strong in the whiskey almost completely disappeared. To be honest, I like this much better than ND OGD neat.
    So Scientist (I'm sure you're actually a good one ), sounds good and am going to take your advice and try this with some ND distillate myself. I had a nice discussion with Bob/Whiskeylegs last gazebo (an accomplished beer brewer) about the contradiction of butterscotch diacetyl being favored by enthusiasts so much in dusty whiskey but certainly abhored in beer brewing.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Cocktail hour with the wife, so we're doing...

    OWA (she doesn't know it's 107p) +
    Homemade ginger syrup (ginger, lime, sugar, chili pepper) +
    Lemon juice +
    Touch of honey +
    Splash of soda


    Loosely inspired by the penicillin.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Barton
    Triple sec
    Sloe/Raspberry liqueur
    vanilla cream soda

 

 

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