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    What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    I'll start this one off with a wonderful twist on an old classic, the Whiskey Sour. I'm working on my second New York Shrub.

    1 1/2 oz rye
    3/4 oz lemon juice
    1/2 simple syrup (I actually used poppy syrup)
    1 teaspoon balsamic reduction

    Shake w crushed ice. Strain onto rocks.

    The balsamic reduction couldn't be simpler and adds an unexpected tang to the drink. I thought I was over sours but this has me rethinking my position. I can see enjoying these all summer.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...ic-recipe.html

    -Mike
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    I had my first Manhattan today.

    Saltgrass Steakhouse had a little placard on the table advertising the "Woodford Maple Manhattan" with seet vermouth, a dash of bitters, made especially for Saltgrass.

    I have to admit, it was very good, and paired well with my prime rib.
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    A vodka martini tonight while catching up on the 24H of Le Mans after work.

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    What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Recently, I've been making a variation on a Sazerac by mixing 1/2 oz. Breckenridge Bitters with a shot of rye. Tonight I compared this using Wild Turkey Rye 101 and Rittenhouse BiB Rye. I'll be comparing these straight up soon, but based on these cocktails I find the WTR to be sweeter and milder while the RR has more of the rye spice I prefer without too much sweetness. I'm almost done with my WTR101, but I don't think I'll miss it too much.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    No name for it, but took:

    3 oz club soda
    2 oz 1792 RR
    2.5 oz Ginger Zinger mix (locally produced, all natural mixer of ginger, lime juice, and sugar cane juice)

    Sort of like a fresh ginger-ale type feel, but more refreshing and light.
    Gary
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Something I've been playing around with:

    1.5oz rye (used wp10)
    1oz Aperol
    0.25oz St. Germain
    4 drops bittermans Boston bittahs
    stirred over ice, served over a rock +/- lemon twist

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Negroni variant using Punt e Mes. Don't really care for Negronis. The Punt e Mes makes this good for me. A no-brainer if you like Campari and gin but can't seem to wrap your head around a Negroni.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Fresh market frut berries landed in my area, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, strawberrries....

    It means one thing only it is time for whiskey cobblers!!!
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Didn't have time to post this in one posting. So here it is: http://imbibehour.blogspot.com/2013/...with-good.html
    Visit the search for glory in the bottle: http://imbibehour.blogspot.com/
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    John Cameron Cocktail - something I picked up from one of the bartenders at Rob Roy in Seattle:

    2-3 dashes Reagans orange bitters
    0.5oz Islay scotch (needs to be very peaty - I used Laphroaig 10)
    2oz Carpano
    stirred, over a rock

    amazing... like alcoholic barbeque sauce.

 

 

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