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  1. #61
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Got a pork butt going on the smoker, the tomato caprese chilling in the fridge, and the sun is starting to melt the morning cloud cover away. So, mixed me up a Pimm's Cup, and lazily sippin' away on the back patio...ahhhhh!
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Sipping away on a 3:2:2 Boulevardier (WT86.8:Martini Red Vermouth:Campari). Excellent stuff, though still undecided if I prefer it to a Negroni. I think that decision will require a SBS tasting

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Grilling brat burgers (Johnsonville product if you haven't seen them. Terrific w a thick slice of Vidalia and spicy mustard but I digress) keeping cool while doing so with a Gold Rush again. 2:1.5 ECBP/Domaine de Canton w a healthy squeeze of lemon juice plus a twist.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Finally picked up a bottle of Green Chartreuse. So far, I've made a Bijou (1 oz. Plymouth Gin, 1 oz. Carpano Antico, 1 oz. Green Chartreuse, dash orange bitters) and a similar drink called The Beauty Spot using the same three spirits in a 2:1:1 ratio. Next up is the Tipperary using 2 oz. Irish whisky, .75 oz. Carpano Antico, and .5 oz. Chartreuse).

    The Green Chartreuse goes a long way in a cocktail but adds a lot of complexity. It is expensive (around $60) but I highly recommend.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Pisco sours tonight
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    The Green Chartreuse goes a long way in a cocktail but adds a lot of complexity. It is expensive (around $60) but I highly recommend.
    Dave, this and Fernet Branca are the next two cocktail components on my acquisition list. Out of curiosity what brand did you pick up?
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    I was not aware that there were multiple brands. I got this one, which is the only brand I've seen.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    There is indeed only one true Chartreuse! Well, two I suppose. The powerfully herbal green and the more subtle sweeter yellow. If you must choose only one definitely go green!

    There are a few alternatives like Genepy des Alpes for green and Strega for yellow but they are not really quite the same. Which is probably partly why it costs so much!
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    I was not aware that there were multiple brands. I got this one, which is the only brand I've seen.
    Notice you have the luxardo maraschino back there as well. I can not recommend enough the Last Word cocktail - 1oz each - Green Chartreuse, Luxardo maraschino, Gin (dry London style) and Lime Juice.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Definitely going to do the Last Word. Would have made it last night but did not have any limes.
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