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  1. #51
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Currently steeping rendered bacon drippings in 750ml of EWB. Once frozen, skimmed and strained back into the original bottle, I intend to make the Bacon/Maple Old Fashioned.

    2oz Bacon infused bourbon
    1/4 oz High grade maple syrup
    2 dashes Angostura bitters
    ingredients stirred w ice to incorporate the syrup and strained into a rocks glass over ice ball.
    garnish w Orange twist (and as an alternative use orange bitters and call the drink "Breakfast in Bed")

    Three of my favorite flavors(bourbon,bacon and maple syrup) in a glass.
    Last edited by Old Dusty; 07-27-2013 at 12:17.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

  3. #53
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Top shelf Manhattan:

    1 1/2 oz Old Forester Bond '77
    1/3 oz Dolin sweet vermouth
    5 drops Black Mission Fig bitters
    Homemade Maraschino cherry + bar spoon of juice

    It's been a long week and my day off is tomorrow. I may have to have another one of these. Or something similar.

    -Mike
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

  4. #54
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    On these hot summer days, a Rickey is perfect. 2 oz bourbon, rye, or gin, ice cubes, and club soda or sparkling mineral water.

    Tim
    Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Brandy Fix:

    2 oz brandy (Paul Masson)
    1/2 oz pineapple syrup
    1/2 oz lemon juice
    1/4 oz green Chartreuse

    and a Honey & Thistle:

    1 1/2 oz Cardamaro
    3/4 oz Cocchi Americano (Lillet)
    1/4 oz Amaro Sibilla (Ramazzotti)

    I had just made some pineapple syrup and the Brandy Fix sounded tasty so I shook one up. It was. Satisfying and easy to drink but still has a bite to it. Loses points for its use of Chartreuse (seems to carry the drink rather than augment it) but c'est la vie.

    The Honey & Thistle was a more amiable beverage for my palate. My woefully limited amaro and fortified wine selection meant that the drink I produced was not the drink intended, however it was still a quaff worth enjoying at a later date, or hour. And if anyone knows where to find Sibilla, please let me know. It sounds great.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    I don't usually like Mint hence never really enjoyed a Mint Julep. However, over the weekend I tried making a Mint Julep with local honey and Woodford Reserve. It turned out great! The interesting thing is, I don't even like Woodford Reserve by itself but I had a hunch that its flavor profile would work well with this local honey.

    So, this is what I did:
    1. Dissolved a teaspoon (tried different amounts and they're all good) of local honey with an ounce of filtered drinking water.
    2. Poured half an ounce of his honey syrup into a regular Old Fashioned glass (I don't have a mint julep cup).
    3. Plucked about 5-6 decent sized mint leaves and muddled them in the syrup in glass.
    4. Filled glass with crushed ice.
    5. Filled the glass until almost full with Woodford Reserve.
    6. Topped off with the remainder of the honey syrup that was left over.

    I really enjoyed this. Anyone else do something similar?

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Bourbon Crusta tonight

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

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    Looks pretty good. Reminds me that julep cups are the last barware I need to round out my collection!

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Had a Maximilian Affair earlier tonight. The one I made was the tequila version.

    1 oz tequila (Camarena blanco)
    3/4 oz St. Germain
    1/2 oz Punt e Mes
    1/2 oz lemon juice

    Great drink. I'd up the tequila to 1 1/4 next time. Made the first one with 1 1/2 oz Jose silver and it was not quite awful. With a decent-or-better tequila, quite potable.

    I'd also like to point out that the Honey & Thistle is a fantastic highball. Made several for friends recently because it was both delicious and accessible to the low-proof crowd.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Bourbon and Peach smash with some Abraham Bowman 147.5. A good kick in the pants. I don't care for this bourbon on its own as it is much too hot, but it makes a nice cocktail.

    http://imbibemagazine.com/Recipe-Bourbon-Peach-Smash
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