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  1. #21
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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    We are having Vespers while watching Casino Royalle.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Having a nice Ritt BiB old fashioned while catching up on the latest episode of Mad Men.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Finally had all the ingredients for a Gunshop Fizz lying around, which was incentive enough to create one of these laborious potlucks.

    Gunshop Fizz
    2 oz Peychaud's bitters
    1 oz lemon juice
    2 strawberries
    3 slices cucumber
    3 wide grapefruit peels
    3 wide orange peels
    1 oz Sanbitter (subbed .5 oz each of soda water and Campari)

    Muddle all but Sanbitter for a great long time to let flavors socialize, then agitate the whole affair with some impressive chunks of ice. Once thoroughly chilled, strain and then strain again. Top the all-but Gunshop Fizz with an ounce of Sanbitter and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

    I'd read much about this cocktail but never tried one. Worth a shot if you ever happen to find yourself with the necessary ingredients and feel like working for your drink.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    that's a veritable fruit salad
    "We're still here. Scarred but here. But then again, we were invincible then."

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphanumeric View Post
    Finally had all the ingredients for a Gunshop Fizz lying around, which was incentive enough to create one of these laborious potlucks.

    Gunshop Fizz
    2 oz Peychaud's bitters
    1 oz lemon juice
    2 strawberries
    3 slices cucumber
    3 wide grapefruit peels
    3 wide orange peels
    1 oz Sanbitter (subbed .5 oz each of soda water and Campari)

    Muddle all but Sanbitter for a great long time to let flavors socialize, then agitate the whole affair with some impressive chunks of ice. Once thoroughly chilled, strain and then strain again. Top the all-but Gunshop Fizz with an ounce of Sanbitter and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

    I'd read much about this cocktail but never tried one. Worth a shot if you ever happen to find yourself with the necessary ingredients and feel like working for your drink.
    I would imagine that the fruit was rotted by the time you finished creating this beast!
    Justin

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphanumeric View Post
    Finally had all the ingredients for a Gunshop Fizz lying around, which was incentive enough to create one of these laborious potlucks.

    Gunshop Fizz
    2 oz Peychaud's bitters
    1 oz lemon juice
    2 strawberries
    3 slices cucumber
    3 wide grapefruit peels
    3 wide orange peels
    1 oz Sanbitter (subbed .5 oz each of soda water and Campari)

    Muddle all but Sanbitter for a great long time to let flavors socialize, then agitate the whole affair with some impressive chunks of ice. Once thoroughly chilled, strain and then strain again. Top the all-but Gunshop Fizz with an ounce of Sanbitter and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

    I'd read much about this cocktail but never tried one. Worth a shot if you ever happen to find yourself with the necessary ingredients and feel like working for your drink.
    This is such a great cocktail, and it is getting close to the right time of year in this area for local strawberries and cucumbers. Last year, I drove all over trying to find sanbitter just to make this cocktail as I had all the other ingredients. I found some at Dipasquales in Baltimore, which should have been my first stop.

    This is the signature cocktail from the Beta Cocktails book http://betacocktails.com/, which is definitely worth buying if you are really into cocktails - the whole collection consists of crazy concoctions that somehow end up being really delicious. There is a thread on the eGullet cocktail forum with a bunch of recipes people have made from the book.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by devillighter View Post
    This is such a great cocktail, and it is getting close to the right time of year in this area for local strawberries and cucumbers. Last year, I drove all over trying to find sanbitter just to make this cocktail as I had all the other ingredients. I found some at Dipasquales in Baltimore, which should have been my first stop.

    This is the signature cocktail from the Beta Cocktails book http://betacocktails.com/, which is definitely worth buying if you are really into cocktails - the whole collection consists of crazy concoctions that somehow end up being really delicious. There is a thread on the eGullet cocktail forum with a bunch of recipes people have made from the book.
    I brought two of them, the Transatlantic Giant and the Teenage Riot, to the Gazebo among the four cocktails I was making. Not sure most people quite knew what to make of me and my portable bar but it seemed like those who gave them a try enjoyed them!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Took my wife to the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, WV for the weekend (a great historic hotel) ... and watched the Derby in their courtyard. Had a mint julep, at my wife's insistence ... and an old fashioned, or two.

    Liked the old fashioned much more than the mint julep ... btw, both were made with Blanton's, seems that Spat's [their restaurant/bar] doesn't have a well bourbon ... and all bourbons are the same price.
    Sto lat!!!

    bllygthrd

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    At least they didn't skimp on the booze! Did you go to the island? I went to the park there a couple of times when I was a kid (my dad was a big Civil War buff)
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are Enjoying Spring '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    At least they didn't skimp on the booze! Did you go to the island? I went to the park there a couple of times when I was a kid (my dad was a big Civil War buff)
    Have been there numerous times ... have even done civil war reenacting there (yes, I'm one of those). Didn't go last weekend as we spent most of our time at the hotel enjoying each other's company ... but, I agree, a great day trip and a very historic 18th century site ... few people realize it has an Arron Burr treason connection.
    Sto lat!!!

    bllygthrd

 

 

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