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It’s Cinco de Mayo and my anniversary. So my wife and I continue our tradition of crushing the first bag of limes of the season.

Cheers!
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I've been on a low carb diet since January which has massively curtailed my ability to participate in this thread. It's been worth it as I've lost 40lbs. so no complaints. I still have about 10 l

Lazy Sunday evening in Ohio. Relaxing on the patio enjoying this:   My favorite rocks glass, a fat cube, several ounces of MM46, several splashes of strawberry  bitters, a little bit of simp

My favorite cocktail glass,  a fat cube, Rye, bitters,  and a few cherries. A lovely Saturday night. Cheers!

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13 minutes ago, BigRich said:

It’s Cinco de Mayo and my anniversary. So my wife and I continue our tradition of crushing the first bag of limes of the season.

Cheers!
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Nice!  However, I have this picture of you barefoot stomping in a vat of limes...and it ain’t pretty.  :D

 

 

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Nice!  However, I have this picture of you barefoot stomping in a vat of limes...and it ain’t pretty.  [emoji3]
 
 

If I did it that way it would be one stomp and a whole lotta bustin’ ass.
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I now know what I'll do with the rest of this OBSF. I'm not a fan of it neat, but some muddled mint and simple syrup make it sing. 

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I mixed it up a bit this year, as my derby mint julep's were a 50/50 mix of simple syrup and baby Saz.  I muddled the mint in the glass then discarded it.  Poured the mix over crushed ice and ran with it. 

 

No one seemed to mind...

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The great TANSTAAFL2’s Foster & Third as enjoyed during SB Sampler, and replicated here.  No Maraschino liqueur, so subbed Heering.  

 

From the Master:

 

Foster and Third was the name I gave to a Toronto cocktail riff called Avenue & Davenport 

1 ½ oz. rye whiskey ½ oz. bourbon ½ oz. Cynar ¼ oz. maraschino liqueur ¼ oz. Fernet-Branca
Combine ingredients with ice, stir. Strain into a cocktail coupe.

 

Delicious!  

 

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On 5/9/2019 at 2:23 PM, smokinjoe said:

The great TANSTAAFL2’s Foster & Third as enjoyed during SB Sampler, and replicated here.  No Maraschino liqueur, so subbed Heering.  

 

From the Master:

 

Foster and Third was the name I gave to a Toronto cocktail riff called Avenue & Davenport 

1 ½ oz. rye whiskey ½ oz. bourbon ½ oz. Cynar ¼ oz. maraschino liqueur ¼ oz. Fernet-Branca
Combine ingredients with ice, stir. Strain into a cocktail coupe.

 

Delicious!  

 

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Fernet tends to take over any drink I've tried it in. How is it in this one?

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3 hours ago, flahute said:

Fernet tends to take over any drink I've tried it in. How is it in this one?

I know that feeling.  I always have to be careful with Campari in my Negronis and Boulevardiers.  The Fernet plays nice in this cocktail, probably because there’s enough Rye and bourbon in there to keep it in check.  Nice herbal notes, nonetheless.  BTW, I did pick up a bottle of the Luxardo maraschino liqueur in order  to be more pure.  Definitely, less syrupy sweet, and as would be expected from its creator, is better for this cocktail.  

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Grilling salmon and burgers, grilled peppers and corn on the cob, caprese salad for mother's day. She's relaxing because it's her day, so I have some help with Bookers, batch 2015-6, Maraska maraschino liqueur, angostura bitters. It might just be mother's day again all day tomorrow!

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Took a break on bourbon today for something different.  Sobiesky vodka (love that it is rye based), Cedilla Acai liqueur, chocolate bitters and of course 2 garlic stuffed olives.

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This weekend I tried my first Bourbon Cold Brewed Coffee. 

 

Drop a big cube in the glass

add a little bit of maple syrup

6 oz Trader Joe’s Cold Brewed Coffee

2 oz whiskey

top with a bit of heavy cream

stir 

top with a dash of cinnamon

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Angel's envy, rittenhouse, amaro, benedictine, vermouth, italicus rosolio, tobacco. Very interesting and potent.

 

 

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My favorite cocktail glass,  a fat cube, Rye, bitters,  and a few cherries. A lovely Saturday night. Cheers!

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Starting the long weekend with the notorious cocktail: 

The SmokinmuthahfuckinJoe...  :D

 

 

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2 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Starting the long weekend with the notorious cocktail: 

The SmokinmuthahfuckinJoe...  :D

 

 

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JOE!!  I don't see no bacon strip.  Are you slipping????

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16 minutes ago, Harry in WashDC said:

JOE!!  I don't see no bacon strip.  Are you slipping????

I know, right!  :D

I’ll make good with y’all this weekend!

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"Beam on the Beach" before a smoked whole chicken, faro salad, and corn fritters.  Clyde's Restaurant Group in WashDC offers a cocktail in Summer called "Beam on the Beach".  While they make theirs with Beam 8 Star (a 75% neutral spirits and 25% whiskey, hence officially a "blended whiskey"), I make mine with JB BIB or OGD BIB.

 

EDIT - In a 7 to 10 ounce Collins glass, put

 

One part bourbon

One-half part Cointreau/Patron Orange/similar

six ice cubes

fill half the remaining space with lemonade and the other half with Sprite

 

Pace yourself or you won't make dessert.

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EDIT tells you what size glass to put this in. BIGGER is better.
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Celebrating after finally getting my father-in-law's apartment cleaned out.

 

My favorite rocks glass, a fat cube, bourbon, bitters, and cherries. Cheers!

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Celebrating after finally getting my father-in-law's apartment cleaned out.
 
My favorite rocks glass, a fat cube, bourbon, bitters, and cherries. Cheers!
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Phil, I’m going to have to try using the cherries instead of simple syrup in my old fashioned one of these days. That just looks like a better way to go.
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Phil, I’m going to have to try using the cherries instead of simple syrup in my old fashioned one of these days. That just looks like a better way to go.

You won't be disappointed Jeff. I have done this for awhile and I love it. But, I'm a sucker for cherries. The Luxardo cherries are sweet and yummy, so I find no need for simple syrup. I found an online store that sells the Luxardos for $13, which makes it a no brainer for me.

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A beautiful Sunday morning in Ohio. Breakfast with over easy eggs, hash browns, bacon, and this:

 

-dust the rim with celery salt

-a couple oz Mellow Corn

-some Zing Zang mix

-a few dashes of Beau Monde  seasoning

-a few dashes of Holy Shitfire Chipotle Bitters 

-a few dashes of Celery bitters 

-a couple strips of smoked bacon

 

Cheers!!

 

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38 minutes ago, Phil T said:

A beautiful Sunday morning in Ohio. Breakfast with over easy eggs, hash browns, bacon, and this:

 

-dust the rim with celery salt

-a couple oz Mellow Corn

-some Zing Zang mix

-a few dashes of Beau Monde  seasoning

-a few dashes of Holy Shitfire Chipotle Bitters 

-a few dashes of Celery bitters 

-a couple strips of smoked bacon

 

Cheers!!

 

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Just another dang great reason why you’re BOTY!!  :D

 

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Did a several pound, 2+ inch thick rib eye on the grill last night (see the what did you grill thread for a pic if you are so inclined).  With the meat, we had asparagus and, I think, some salad.  I was sipping on the last ounce or so of my latest JD BP so didn't pay attention to the sides.  It was to celebrate 45 years of wedded bliss (38 of which, my wife says, are the best years of her life hahahaha).  Anyway, the cocktail she picked out was:

 

Diamondback Lounge Cocktail

1.5 oz. rye whiskey (Ritt is usual but I used Pikesville 110)

0.75 oz. "apple jack" (I used Laird's Bonded 100 proof; use a "real" straight apple jack even an 80 proof apple brandy instead of neutral spirits plus apple stuff)

0.75 oz. Yellow Chartreuse

 

Old Fashioned glass over ice after shaking all the stuff with some ice just a little

 

"Diamondback Lounge" refers to the Lord Baltimore Hotel lounge and honors the diamondback terrapin which is native to Maryland; it has nothing to do with a snake.

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On 5/29/2019 at 8:15 PM, Phil T said:

You won't be disappointed Jeff. I have done this for awhile and I love it. But, I'm a sucker for cherries. The Luxardo cherries are sweet and yummy, so I find no need for simple syrup. I found an online store that sells the Luxardos for $13, which makes it a no brainer for me.

Where are you getting Luxardo cherries for $13.00??  If it's against the rules to post here, please shoot a PM

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