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  1. #71
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    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!
    I felt better about the price when I realized it was 110 proof!
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    I felt better about the price when I realized it was 110 proof!
    The real cost is all those monks gently masticating all the herbs for your drinking pleasure...
    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
    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!
    Thanks guys for the info. And the Last Word sounds stellar.
    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

    Made my boo her favorite cocktail for her and myself - the Pimm's cup.

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    What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Still no limes to make the Last Word, but the Chartreuse experimentation continues. Starting with a very boozy Diamondback, which is 1.5 oz. Rittenhouse, .75 oz. Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy, and .75 oz. Green Chartreuse. This might be my favorite yet.
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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Boozy is an understatement for the Diamondback! Although I find that much Chartreuse, even the green, tends to push this drink towards the sweet side. Of course in my book that is perfectly fine!

    If you really want to push some boundaries and don't mind a bit of sweetness (and it will take at least one bottle you probably don't have, the pear eau de vie from St. George. It is in Georgia but not cheap) consider trying:

    The Art of Choke

    California Widow

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    Still no limes to make the Last Word, but the Chartreuse experimentation continues. Starting with a very boozy Diamondback, which is 1.5 oz. Rittenhouse, .75 oz. Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy, and .75 oz. Green Chartreuse. This might be my favorite yet.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
    Ne Illegitimi Carborundum

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    I need to get myself a bottle of Green Chartreuse. It seems there are quite a few (tasty sounding) cocktails which use it. Plus I have a lime tree in the garden that's loaded with fruit

    Tonight I tried a little experiment, basically a Boulevardier but with port in place of the vermouth. I went 2:1:1 (Bourbon:Port:Campari) and while it was drinkable, the Port was too much. It managed to overpower the Campari and throw the balance out too far in the way of sweetness IMO. Should have seen that coming really.

    Also, this marked a bottle kill by using the last oz. in my WT86.8 bottle. I'm a little disappointed I didn't send it out with a better showing. Oh well!

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    In a cocktail mood so I popped open the vermouth and made a Viex Carre.

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    2:1 80 proof Canadian rye to Dolins sweet vermouth w/ angostura to taste on the rocks. Trying to use up the Canadian (well, Pendleton). A little too sweet and not enough rye (can you believe it?).

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    Re: What Cocktail Are You Enjoying Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by zillah View Post
    Made my boo her favorite cocktail for her and myself - the Pimm's cup.
    Just bought a bottle. Getting ready for Summer. It's one of my wife's faves, and I like to add gin to taste (my taste of course) to mine.

 

 

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