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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyLikesRye View Post
    I like Carpano a lot. But I've tried a whole lot of sweet vermouths for my cocktails, and I've found that I like Cocchi Vermouth di Torino best.

    http://www.cocchi.it/eng/vermouth_torino.htm
    Yes, I agree that Cocchi is excellent as well and priced very favorably. A bit more citrus and a bit less vanilla to me. I tend to find Carpano closer to $35 for the liter but that is still a bit more than Cocchi. Both are a great choice and are worthy of your favorite cocktail!
    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 Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Yes, I agree that Cocchi is excellent as well and priced very favorably. A bit more citrus and a bit less vanilla to me. I tend to find Carpano closer to $35 for the liter but that is still a bit more than Cocchi. Both are a great choice and are worthy of your favorite cocktail!
    And both are delightful in a glass by themselves or with a splash of soda and a twist I might add!
    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 Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    I don't believe they would be particularly interchangeable. Cynar and other bitter amaros tend to be different from the very herbal and high proof green chartreuse (even yellow chartreuse is a bit different from its better known sibling green chartreuse).

    But there are certainly drinks that use both Carpano and green chartreuse!

    Fontainebleau

    1 1⁄2 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
    1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
    1⁄2 oz Green Chartreuse
    1⁄2 oz Orange liqueur (I would probably suggest Cointreau, Combier or Ferrand dry curacao which generally have less sugar than regular curacao)
    2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

    Stir with ice, strain over a large ice cube, garnish with a lemon twist.
    Sounds interesting, I'm going to give this one a go tonight. I'll post my thoughts. Last night I had another Manhattan with Jeffersons Rye 3-1 with the aforementioned recipe. Damn good. I am definitely enjoying the added depth the Carpano provides over my old stand by Noilly Pratt.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Having an Old Fashioned in a nice restaurant on Woodward in Birmingham, Michigan

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Leaving for the Derby tomorrow and am gearing up for the trip with Juleps this evening. The first was a classic bourbon mint julep made with OGD 114, mint, and 2:1 simple syrup. The second was Georgia Julep adapted from Jerry Thomas' 1862 recipe made with Cognac, Combier peach liqueur, and mint. All ice was properly pulverized in a Lewis bag.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    Leaving for the Derby tomorrow and am gearing up for the trip with Juleps this evening. The first was a classic bourbon mint julep made with OGD 114, mint, and 2:1 simple syrup. The second was Georgia Julep adapted from Jerry Thomas' 1862 recipe made with Cognac, Combier peach liqueur, and mint. All ice was properly pulverized in a Lewis bag.
    Will be there for the Oaks but will be slumming it in the infield. Seems you can't get a seat in the grandstand without buying the 2 day package for the cost of about 6 cases of OGD. Think I would rather have the OGD especially since I can't stay for both days.
    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 Spring/Summer 2014

    Oaks Day is as much fun (if not more) than the Derby. Enjoy yourself in the infield. Your training from Sampler should do you well there!
    Epicurean in the ATL - Atlanta-Based Food, Whiskey & Cocktail Blog

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    A Manhattan before heading out for dinner. 2.5 parts rye versus 1 part vermouth is looking to be my go-to ratio.
    Tyler

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    For derby day, a basil julip
    2 OZ OWA
    1 tsp cane syrup
    3 basil leafs
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Dang, I'm a day late...But a mint julep this evening out by the pond. I figure it counterbalances the margaritas from last night at our 2 day early Cinco de Mayo party.
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