Cocktails & Spirits

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Different way of making a rocks drink/cocktail in the Midwest?

by Indy 67 1 day ago

Is there a different way of making a rocks drink or a lowball cocktail in Ohio? Several months ago, I was in a re...

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by JMF about 1 year ago

I've never tried the arugula based herbal amaro/digestif liqueur Rucolino from Ischia, Italy; but a little old Italia...


paulsingletary commented 1 day ago

Nocino - green walnut liqueur

by Junie D over 9 years ago

Last night I picked a green walnut from a tree around the block and remembered that I had been wanting to learn more ...

jen kalb commented 2 days ago

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Article on Japanese Whisky

by DavidT 4 days ago

Nice article on Hibiki whisky in last weekend's Wall Street Journal:

Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka: Really hard to find

by Hershey Bomar about 12 years ago

I read W. Somerset Maugham's novel THE RAZOR'S EDGE in college. The heroine falls from grace after consuming a bottle...


atty1chgo commented 6 days ago

"D mi Pueblo de oro" Tequila

by jbranch56 5 months ago

The finest tequila, bar none, that I have ever enjoyed was given to me by an employee returning from a family visit t...


jbranch56 commented 6 days ago

Gin versus vodka for bloody mary?

by ricodanles about 6 years ago

and why? does your answer depend upon the recipe. (I am looking at a very interest recipe on p.32 of September Bo...

tim irvine commented 8 days ago

Where to buy Icelandic liqueurs (Bjork, Brennivin) in LA? (Westside)

by constantineTCB 9 days ago

Just back from the amazing world of Iceland, and my bottle of Bjork burst in my luggage. (The Brennivin survived, tha...


bg90027 commented 8 days ago

Corn Whiskey - Who Drinks This Stuff?

by mojoeater about 8 years ago

My SO and I went to the liquor store and he was fascinated by the fact that there was a clear whiskey in a mason jar....


oknazevad commented 9 days ago

Xoriguer - the gin of Mahon (Menorca)

by Missy about 7 years ago

I just returned from a trip to Spain-with a side-stay on the little island of Menorca. The first night I arrived at m...


WhiskyRaj commented 15 days ago


Utility Bag / Bar Rollup

by Dapuma almost 2 years ago

I was looking for a kit that would be portable to travel with (as most of my friends don't have the proper tools to m...


MangledBarkeep commented 16 days ago

Luxardo Maraschino cherries not at all worth the price

by nickls about 6 years ago

I knew homemade cocktail cherries would undoubtedly be better, but I figured I would give Luxardo Maraschino cherries...


VelociWedge42 commented 16 days ago

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Where can I find Laine Rare French Napoleon Brandy V.S.O.P.?

by Jennewyork 16 days ago


Brandy suggestions?

by ted over 6 years ago

I don't usually keep it in stock and generally know naught about brandy. But I made a couple batches of brandied cher...


Jennewyork commented 16 days ago

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Homemade liqueur - with dairy?

by Rjesak 20 days ago

So I'm planning on making some liqueur for Christmas presents (was very successful with pumpkin and coffee liqueurs l...

Extra charge for rocks or neat

by Sinicle over 7 years ago

Recently at a high-end restaurant we were charged $1.50 extra for each drink ordered "on the rocks." Explanation giv...

zin1953 commented 20 days ago

First bottle of cachaca--disappointed

by jumpyg over 5 years ago

I picked up a bottle of Agua Luca--cool bottle. Opened it up and was disappointed to smell a faint resemblance to teq...


new2cachaca commented 24 days ago

Akvavit! Skol!

by tommymeboy about 4 years ago

I enjoy ice-cold Akvavit, with pickled herring, or sardines, etc. (I'm of Danish heritage). Any other Akvavit fans ou...


BHAppeal commented 25 days ago

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