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  1. #1
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    What Cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2015?

    Tried a recipe I saw on one of the wife's cooking shows last night:

    Meyer Lemon & Thyme Whiskey Sour

    Mixed up some Simple Syrup using Cane Sugar, Water and fresh Thyme. Let it sit for about half an hour before straining into a container with a couple fresh sprigs of Thyme.

    Squeezed some juice from a couple Meyer lemons (from my own tree).

    2 OZ Bourbon (OWA)
    1 OZ Meyer Lemon juice
    1.5 OZ Thyme Simple Syrup
    Garnish w/sprig of Thyme

    First one was good, but very sweet.
    for the second, I cut down to 1 OZ of SS, and 3/4 OZ Lemon juice, and used OGD114. Cut the sweetness some, but the OWA seemed to work better with the mixture than the OGD.
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    Re: What Cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2015?

    The best cocktail I have ever had, an old fashioned made with Stagg Jr. I swear that bourbon can fight it's way through anything. I use raw cane sugar and a combo of aromatic and orange bitters. Some days I think about this all day long! I have my flame suit on for all of those who say Stagg Jr should never be mixed, but I absolutely love this!
    Whisky bent and hell bound. - Bocephus

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    Re: What Cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2015?

    Quote Originally Posted by chooch714 View Post
    The best cocktail I have ever had, an old fashioned made with Stagg Jr. I swear that bourbon can fight it's way through anything. I use raw cane sugar and a combo of aromatic and orange bitters. Some days I think about this all day long! I have my flame suit on for all of those who say Stagg Jr should never be mixed, but I absolutely love this!
    Can't think of a single reason why Stagg, Jr couldn't be mixed. Indeed, usually the better the spirits in the cocktail, the better the 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 2015?

    I noticed that my mint patch in the garden is busting through, so picked a bunch and whipped up a Mint Julep this evening.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: What Cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2015?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I noticed that my mint patch in the garden is busting through...
    They say you shouldn't plant mint because it's so invasive. I planted several containers, and they did well for a while. However, as soon as I stopped pampering my mint patch, it all died. That must make me a worse gardener than that woman in the Miracle Gro commercial.
    SCOTT: I found this on Ganymede.
    TOMAR: What is it?
    SCOTT: Well, it's um... It's
    green.

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    Re: What Cocktail are you enjoying Spring/Summer 2015?

    Finished up for the day on my yard project, and relaxing before heading down to the ballpark to watch the Braves. Asked Mrssmokinjoe to whip me up something refreshing as I critique my work. She comes back with an ETL and Sprite over a heaping pile of crushed ice in a Blanton's rocks glass, no less. Oh, the synchronicity of it all.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

 

 

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