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  1. #141

    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Here's the problem I see with those ingredients - you lack a sweetener. Solerno is not sweet and is pretty light in flavor, Averna is a MONSTER of an Amaro.....and orange bitters will get drowned by Averna completely.

    Here's what I'd do, if I were you:

    2oz Whistlepig
    .75oz Simple
    .5oz Averna
    .25oz Solerno
    Angostura, NOT Orange Bitters

    Stir with ice, strain, serve over one big cube in a chilled glass

    Garnish - 1/4 of an entire lemon's peel....go BIG on garnish to help fight the Averna trying to take over.

    I bet that'll be rad.

    Please report back, I'm putting $100 on black on this one.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    My winter weather Saturday night usual a CC Manhattan.
    In a LARGE rock glass: 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 Silver Palate Maraschino cherry w/ a small amount of the juice, add plenty of ice cubes & fill with Canadian Club whiskey. Add a floater of Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth, gently swirl. My favorite cocktail, I have tried variations using Rittenhouse BIB 100 proof as well as Dolin Sweet Vermouth, all have their attributes but I keep returning to my old stand by. For the record I find bourbon Manhattans just too sweet, & I never acquired a taste for Rob Roys either. The vermouth I store in the fridge after opening, otherwise I find it will degrade over time.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Reading this thread has spurred me on to try something, and it turned out great.

    1 part Grand Marnier, 2 parts Laphroaig Triple Wood, 3 parts Marie Duffau Napolean Armagnac, 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters.

    Shake with two ice cubes to chill and serve. The rich, smokey, citrus sweetness has to be tasted to be appreciated. Sounds wild, tastes great!

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Actually it sounds good to me mamba, I'm in favor of scotch based cocktails.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Calling it a week, so sittin' out back enjoying sunny skies and 75 degree temps with a gin& tonic. Leopold's gin, Q Tonic Water, and a healthy sized and squeezed silly chunk 'o lime. All over a heap 'o ice, in a big 'o tumbler. The concoction is delicious with loads 'o cool dryness. Yummy 'o!
    JOE

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Calling it a week, so sittin' out back enjoying sunny skies and 75 degree temps with a gin& tonic. Leopold's gin, Q Tonic Water, and a healthy sized and squeezed silly chunk 'o lime. All over a heap 'o ice, in a big 'o tumbler. The concoction is delicious with loads 'o cool dryness. Yummy 'o!
    Joe your'e just rubbing it in!
    Gin & Tonic,..really?
    In mid March?
    C'mon, be nice.
    ovh

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Just finished 5:1 manhattan with OGD BiB. While I usually prefer my manhattans with rye, OGD is probably my favorite for bourbon based ones.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Grand Dad is my favorite Manhattan Bourbon as well jersey.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Grand Dad is my favorite Manhattan Bourbon as well jersey.
    Squire, didn't know you we're a fan of OGD, haha!

    But seriously, a wonderful cocktail that I may have to do again tomorrow.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Winter 2013?

    Last night I was test driving one of the planned cocktails for my St. Patty's gathering this evening.

    Wilde Heart
    1.5 Black Bush
    0.75 Amaro CioCiaro
    0.25 Cherry Heering

    Stir with ice, strain and serve up.

    A pretty heavy hitter as a cocktail with the pleasant sweet fullness from the BB and a slight bitter edge to help balance it from the amaro. The Cherry Heering kind of gets lost in the middle but is no doubt an important addition to help maintain the proper balance.

    Definitely one to keep in mind going forward.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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