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    What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Looks like it is time for a new thread. I'm enjoying The McQueen, which I am making with the Mezcal that Max Power recommended earlier today in the Tequila thread.

    1 oz. Speyside Scotch (used Balvenie Carribean Cask)
    1 oz. Mezcal (Del Maguey Vida)
    .5 oz agave syrup (equal parts dark agave and water)
    1 dash orange bitters
    1 dash Bittermans Xocolatl Mole bitters

    Stir over ice and strain into glass rinsed with Ardbeg 10.

    Pretty excellent.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Manhattan Thursday is here...well it wasnt a thing before but is now because I like celebrating things that end in drinking bourbon


    2 oz WTR101
    0.5 oz WTRB
    1/4 oz dolin rouge
    1/4 oz dolin blance
    1/4 oz dolin bitter
    6 dashes agnostura bitters

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Martini Friday is here! Because yeh...it is

    2.5 oz tanqueray 10
    0.5 oz dolin dry
    Double jalapeno garnish on a toothpick, swirled in the drink then left in the bottom

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Sazerac Saturday!

    Vieux pontalier rinse
    1/3 oz demerara syrup
    2oz WTRB
    1/2 oz delord xo
    A few Peychauds drops

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    It's halftime of the basketball game, decided a Manhattan is in order:

    Handy/Noilly/Angostura orange bitters

    I sometimes think the Handy is a little luxurious for a cocktail, but man is it good
    The liver is evil. It must be punished...

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    I'm all for top shelf booze in my cocktails but that is a helluva strong Manhattan. What was your ratio?
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Bought a bottle of Averna and am really enjoying it. Having a cocktail called The Lux now:

    2ptRye
    1ptAmaro, Averna
    1⁄2ptMaraschino Liqueur
    1twstOrange peel (as garnish)

    Stir and strain over large cube.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    I'm all for top shelf booze in my cocktails but that is a helluva strong Manhattan. What was your ratio?
    Tonight it was 4:1 rye/vermouth. I usually run anywhere 3:1 to 5:1

    I had a Manhattan with Sazerac rye just now, 4:1...not near as tasty as the Handy
    The liver is evil. It must be punished...

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    Bought a bottle of Averna and am really enjoying it. Having a cocktail called The Lux now:

    2ptRye
    1ptAmaro, Averna
    1⁄2ptMaraschino Liqueur
    1twstOrange peel (as garnish)

    Stir and strain over large cube.
    On my first bottle of Averna myself and like you I think it's fantastic. I need to explore some more of these Amari

    Sipping on a very simple Black Manhattan right now (3 pt WT86.8, 1 pt Averna, stirred with ice and strained) and it is a pleasure I must say. Tomorrow night I will make The Lux, thanks for posting it up . I have a bottle of Maraska Maraschino that I haven't used in months ... shame on me

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    It's a good one. The Averna is also very good on its own over ice with a lemon twist.
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