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Thread: Breakthrough

  1. #1
    Administrator in exile
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    Well at long last, Leslie has found a drink that is mostly bourbon that she enjoys: The Old Fashoned. Since this is about 85% bourbon I think it is cause for celebration, as she usually only drinks bourbon sours with about 33% bourbon. Don't get me wrong, she likes bourbon and will taste anything neat once, but she is still a wine girl at heart

    I made it as follows:

    3/4 tsp sugar
    Splash of Perrier
    2 dashes Angostura bitters

    Muddle the above ingredients till dissolved then add:

    1 1/2 oz Old Forester 100 proof
    2-3 small ice cubes

    Overall a fantastic cocktail and a nice entry-level high-bourbon drink.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    SI, NY

    Re: Breakthrough

    Since you're a Maker's kind of guy Jeff, maybe you can try this one on her next time...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Victoria Canada, Whistler, Maui

    Re: Breakthrough

    Jeff have you ever tried it with Peychaud bitters (which just happens to be owned by Sazerac?)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    North Carolina

    Re: Breakthrough

    Jeff, you made a mistake. I learned this lesson with microbrews about 10 years ago.

    You want the wife to enjoy your favorite drinks. You work with her to gain an appreciation for it. Finally, you win her over. BAM! Your favorite bourbons dwindle twice as fast. Your bourbon bill doubles. Your Stagg disappears. Get her back on sours, man, before it's too late.

  5. #5
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Rockland County, NY

    Re: Breakthrough

    Off the topic warning!!
    My best man gave me this advice.
    Do not get your wife too involved in your hobbies.
    Apparently, his third wife was more than game for taking karate, getting a pistol permit, hunting, fishing etc.
    When they split, she threatened him with a weapon, beat the crap out of him, stole his truck and moved into his trailer in upstate NY. If he hadn't been so pursuasive, he probably would have been better off.



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