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Montreal Gin Festival (Ginapalooza, Apr 27 - May 11)

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by CaptCrunch 11 hours ago

Hello Guys, Apparently there is a gin festival happening... hmmm.. right now. Also, I live on the moon and neve...

Stoli Pertsovka Has Anyone been Able to Get it

by theomordha 2 years ago

I have not been able to find Persovka, whether by Stolichnaya nor anyone else, The trendy pepper vodkas which are i...

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Bluebearry commented 3 days ago

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New Whisky on Lewis & Harris

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by DavidT 4 days ago

For the first time in many, many years, there are now distilleries on the isles of Lewis & Harris: http://www.bloo...

Tropical punch

by Shymeans410 4 days ago

Im in a wedding this saturday, and need to come up with a "recipe" for an alcoholic punch to serve. long story short,...

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Shymeans410 commented 4 days ago

That's the spirit!

by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

“If, as they say, God spanked the town / For being over frisky, / Why did He burn the churches down / And spare Hotal...

stevewi commented 8 days ago

Bitters!

by YAYME 9 days ago

Hey guys, I made some bitters that kickass! I've been making tinctures and playing around with flavors and this what ...

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Lafoofoo commented 9 days ago

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Growing Barley (for making whisky!) In Japan

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by DavidT 10 days ago

Interesting article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-19/japanese-whisky-at-920-a-bottle-driving-ric...

What's the Deal with Dirty (and Extra Dirty) Martinis?

by invinotheresverde 6 years ago

Could someone please explain the allure of gin/vodka mixed with olive brine? I love olives, and all things salty, bu...

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Alessandra_A commented 11 days ago

Whiskey help - Johnny Smoking Gun? Where to find?

by GreyFloors 2 months ago

I am trying to recreate a ridiculously good cocktail I had at Slowly Shirley in NYC recently. It was an Old Fashioned...

nsenada commented 12 days ago

Lonespur Texas Gin?

by curseofleisure 2 years ago

Saw this at Spec's today and can't really find any information about it on the web. Anyone tired it? Thoughts?

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paul212 commented 12 days ago

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White Wine Sparkler

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by ClintonT 17 days ago

Wine Cellar Innovations https://www.winecellarinnovations.com/ White Wine Sparkler Whip up something sweet yet...

Extra charge for rocks or neat

by Sinicle 8 years ago

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

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piweichen commented 18 days ago

Fermented alternative to tequila for margaritas?

by georgempavlov 7 years ago

Anyone know of a fermented (rather than distilled) alternative to tequila for use in margaritas? A friend of mine ha...

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leydhy40 commented 22 days ago

Do Different Types of Alcohol Cause you to Act Differently?

by invinotheresverde 5 years ago

In a recent thread, linguafood mentioned that gin makes her melodramatic. Is this in her head or is there a legit, p...

Tehama commented 22 days ago

Costco & Trader Joe's "House Label" Whiskies

by DavidT 27 days ago

Interesting article on "Alexander Murray," the company that provides many of the "house label" whiskies sold at Costc...

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DavidT commented 27 days ago

Homemade Syrup Expiry?

by o239666 2 months ago

Hey, I signed up here to ask a question to you guys. I make my own basic syrup by combining 1 cup of brown sugar , 1...

ThatsTheSpirit commented 28 days ago

Is there a GREAT Bloody Mary Mix?

by Chicago Mike 9 years ago

What's the best bloody mary mix you know of ? That isn't too difficult to prepare, that is... Is there a good "bot...

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same_old commented 1 month ago

Cocktail suggestion

by supergoldie 1 month ago

Hey I'd love a couple of cocktail suggestions for a Purim party tomorrow (doesn't matter, but the point is to get tur...

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Indy 67 commented 1 month ago

Need a substitute for Navan Vanilla Liquor, apparently you can no longer get it in this country.

by MsBees 3 years ago

It was made by the same company that produces grand marnier and was/is a cognac based vanilla liquor. I want to make ...

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AceExplorer commented 1 month ago

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Ivy Mix Explains Cocktail Glassware for PBS's Idea Channel

by patsully 1 month ago

I thought they did a nice job explaining the basics of cocktail glassware, and it's always good to de-bunk the belief...

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