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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    You nailed it on the hot & muggy, A Manhattan with HW Rend is hitting the spot.













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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Made my first homemade Sazeracs this weekend.
    The first (with Ritt 100 Rye), I stuck to the recipe exactly and it turned out suprisingly well for my first attempt.
    The second, I played with the ratios a bit (and used OGD114). Should have stuck to the recipe.
    Went back to the recipe on Sunday, but used Saz 4YO Rye. Not bad, but the Rittenhouse version was better, in my opinion.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by kjbeggs View Post
    Made my first homemade Sazeracs this weekend.
    The first (with Ritt 100 Rye), I stuck to the recipe exactly and it turned out suprisingly well for my first attempt.
    The second, I played with the ratios a bit (and used OGD114). Should have stuck to the recipe.
    Went back to the recipe on Sunday, but used Saz 4YO Rye. Not bad, but the Rittenhouse version was better, in my opinion.
    Since it is NAS the Baby Saz could presumably be any age over 4yo but has traditionally been described as at least 6yo by BT, much like its barrel proof sibling, Handy rye. Just how much confidence one can put in that these days is anybody's guess!

    The Ritt BIB is more likely closer to 4yo although it is also NAS other than being BIB of course. I think the DSP 1 Ritt works better in a Sazerac cocktail than the older more bourbon-y DSP 354 version. But that is purely subject as I have not tried it blind.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Since it is NAS the Baby Saz could presumably be any age over 4yo but has traditionally been described as at least 6yo by BT, much like its barrel proof sibling, Handy rye. Just how much confidence one can put in that these days is anybody's guess!

    The Ritt BIB is more likely closer to 4yo although it is also NAS other than being BIB of course. I think the DSP 1 Ritt works better in a Sazerac cocktail than the older more bourbon-y DSP 354 version. But that is purely subject as I have not tried it blind.
    Yes, i should have just said Baby Saz. I actually had my recent Willett 4YO in my head when i posted that (although it may not necessarily be exactly 4 YO either).
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Grabbed a bottle of Campari at a sale, so whipped up a Boulevardier' (or two) over the weekend.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Great stuff Campari, wouldn't be without it.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Great stuff Campari, wouldn't be without it.
    Yeah, I like to mix in the occasional Americano or Negroni (though i seldom keep Gin on hand, hence the bourbon version).
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    I had an old fashioned Old Fashion for my birthday. 1 tsp brown sugar dissolved in 1 tsp water, then several shakes of Angostura, then a healthy pour (maybe 2 1/2 oz) of Sazerac Rye. Filled the Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes, and off to the races!

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