Cocktails & Spirits

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

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...


Bluebearry commented 3 days ago

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New Whisky on Lewis & Harris

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,...


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...

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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 ...


Lafoofoo commented 9 days ago

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Growing Barley (for making whisky!) In Japan

by DavidT 10 days ago

Interesting article:

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...


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?


paul212 commented 12 days ago

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White Wine Sparkler

by ClintonT 17 days ago

Wine Cellar Innovations 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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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