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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphanumeric View Post
    Yes, Yellow is impatiently tapping its foot out at the end of the line, waiting to step up to the bar. Have you tried it with Green? Is a 3:1 Green:simple a decent approximation?
    Never tried to approximate Yellow using the Green since I have access to both but that is a thought I suppose! Will see if I can remember to experiment some time this week.


    Quote Originally Posted by Alphanumeric View Post
    Killed off a bottle of Lillet tonight on a Corpse Reviver No. 2. Hadn't had one in a while.

    3/4 oz. gin (BIG Gin)
    3/4 oz. Cointreau (HW Triple Sec)
    3/4 oz. Lillet
    3/4 oz. lemon juice
    Dash absinthe (Pacifique)

    Glad I used BIG Gin instead of Tanqueray Malacca. This is a good cocktail for something a bit more punchy. Very good balance. It would be nice to try this with some Cocchi to introduce bitterness and provide more depth.
    Yes, this is a drink where a "big gin" as you describe it is generally needed! I think you will find Cocchi to be a nice substitution. Bonal also makes an interesting variation. I also think this is the kind of drink that benefits from a quality triple sec and not sure if Hiram Walker is up to the task. I find every ingredient plays an important role in maintaining the balance and tend to go with Cointreau or Combier here if I can.

    I have heard Pacifique is a great American made absinthe and would love to try it at some point although the absinthe is the one element I don't sweat to much as long as it is a decent brand.
    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 You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    I have been on an Old Fashioned kick recently. My wife and I have enjoyed Old Fitz BIB in them the last week or so. I do a hint of simple syrup, 4 shakes Angustora, two shakes of Fees orange bitters, and two shakes of Fees cherry bitters. Topped with just a splash of water or none at all on the rocks and well stirred they are quite enjoyable. Another buddy loved the same thing as above with a splash of ginger ale instead of water at the end. It was pretty good if you have someone at a party with a little sweeter palate.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Last night I tried to replicate a manhattan I had recently at a restaurant. I infused some Rittenhouse BiB rye with Ceylon and thyme. Added Carpano Antica vermouth, bittercube cherry bark vanilla bitters, and finished with homemade bourbon cocktail cherries. it was definitely very close to the original--very good!

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Whoa Baby, what a week. Readying myself for a weekend of well earned R&R with an Old Crotchety Fashioned.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Mixed up a Sazerac for watching football. I didn't have any lemons, so I just dabbed a bit of Fee Bros. lemon bitters around the rim of the glass. Worked pretty well, I might prefer them this way!

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Great way to finish off a bottle of Rittenhouse rye. Trying my hand at a Manhattan, got a little full but it's a Monday!

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by dreasoner View Post
    Great way to finish off a bottle of Rittenhouse rye. Trying my hand at a Manhattan, got a little full but it's a Monday!
    Looks a little frothy. Try it stirred instead of shaken next time.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    Looks a little frothy. Try it stirred instead of shaken next time.
    Interesting. Please help a cocktail doofus, here... It seems you're suggesting that "frothy" (shaken) is not a good thing? How come?
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    Looks a little frothy. Try it stirred instead of shaken next time.
    I'll give that a try. Thanks!

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Fall/Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Interesting. Please help a cocktail doofus, here... It seems you're suggesting that "frothy" (shaken) is not a good thing? How come?
    The general rule for cocktails is that recipes that call for fruit juice/citrus should be shaken. Anything that only contains spirits should be stirred. It's easier to control dilution and temperature when stirring, and you will end up with a clear drink, without froth or bubbles.

 

 

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