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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    I think rye and ginger were made for each other.
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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Sazerac Cocktail. I have a batch, bottle-matured so to speak, which is ace. About 100 whiskeys, 10 brandies, but slanted to the whiskey side, with a few absinthes and some 1970's Pernod to lend the anise notes. Different bitters. All melds to a really nice taste. There is also a certain amount of Anisette in it which slightly deepens the anise notes and makes the texture silky.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 09-01-2013 at 19:47.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Willett 4yr Barrel Proof and Seagram's Ginger Ale with an itsy tiny dash of
    Maraska Cherry Wine. Yummy. I find Rye & Gingers to really shine with LDI rye.
    JOE

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    What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Sazerac Cocktail. I have a batch, bottle-matured so to speak, which is ace. About 100 whiskeys, 10 brandies, but slanted to the whiskey side, with a few absinthes and some 1970's Pernod to lend the anise notes. Different bitters. All melds to a really nice taste. There is also a certain amount of Anisette in it which slightly deepens the anise notes and makes the texture silky.

    Gary
    I was appreciating my Oaxaca Old Fashioned, until Gary guilted me out of it with his one of a kind Sazerac.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    You guys can do it too! Just pour small amounts of whiskey (bourbon or rye or both) from your bunker in a glass, from one to 100, whatever you like. Ditto with any number of brandies, any proportion almost, or none.

    Pre-rinse glass with one or 5 or however many absinthes you have. Or Pernod, or arak, or ouzo if you just have that.

    Add rocks (this is how I do it), stir very well, add 2-3-4 shakes of any bitters, any number. Add dash Anisette if you have it. Stir very well again to meld.

    You can pour off the ice into a stemmed "up" glass or drink as is.

    This kind of drink just cannot fail and if you compare it to one made to a pre-set recipe from a book it will be at least as good or usually better (IMO) due to the complexity of ingredients working together. The absinthe and bitters have a unique way of binding the different straight whiskeys and brandies if used.

    Gary

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Willett 4yr Barrel Proof and Seagram's Ginger Ale with an itsy tiny dash of
    Maraska Cherry Wine. Yummy. I find Rye & Gingers to really shine with LDI rye.
    I'll have to try that, Joe. I have a bottle of Willett 4yr rye that I'm not enjoying too much. I have some ginger ale. I'll have to try it.
    - H

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    In my laziness last night, I refused to get ice to make a proper cocktail, so I emptied a mini bottle of soda water to chill my Boulevardier in.

    Rather than let the soda go to waste, I used the ingredients already in front of me to make one of my favorite drinks: the Americano.

    As I was about to mix up the Boulevardier, I realized the funnel required to facilitate my laziness was in an equally remote part of the house. So I just sloshed the liquids in like a barbarian, resulting in a great loss of vital fluids. There's a lesson buried somewhere here, but I'll be damned if I'm going to dig it up.

    Boulevardier:
    3 parts bourbon (VOB BiB)
    2 parts sweet vermouth (Dolin rouge)
    2 parts Campari

    Americano:
    1 part sweet vermouth
    1 part Campari
    Top with soda

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Willett 4yr Barrel Proof and Seagram's Ginger Ale with an itsy tiny dash of
    Maraska Cherry Wine. Yummy. I find Rye & Gingers to really shine with LDI rye.
    Joe,

    I'm drinking some Willett 4yr rye with ginger ale right now and it is tasting really good I don't enjoy the willett rye by itself but I'm enjoying it with the ginger ale!
    - H

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Knocked together a couple sidecars with markers46 as a cognac substitute and they worked out just fine

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    Re: What Cocktail are you Enjoying Summer '13?

    Eastern Sour tonight.

    2 oz. bourbon or rye (Jim Beam rye)
    1-1/2 oz. orange juice
    1 oz. lemon juice
    1/4 oz. orgeat
    1/4 oz. simple syrup

    This is not Trader Vic's original ratio, but the one I found on Kindred Cocktails. The recipe Beachbum Berry presents was too heavy on the OJ.

    It's a simple drink. The orgeat bumps it up a bit, but orange juice is pretty boring stuff. Masks the alcohol well, so makes for a good beginner cocktail, but not something I'd return to.

 

 

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