Cocktails & Spirits

Read what Chowhounds have to say about distilled spirits—flavors, brands, recipes, recommendations—and share your own boozy insights.

Anyone starting any summer time liqueurs and cordials?

by JMF 11 years ago

Over the past few weeks I have been going wild starting liqueurs for the holiday season. So far I have: Banana Gi...

JMF commented 1 hour ago

Looking For A Good Beginner's Cocktail Kit

by PontiusPalate 3 years ago

Greetings: In the past, I have stated in the past that I don't like to drink at home alone. However, I have dec...


The Big Crunch commented 1 day ago

Seasonal Drinks Party Suggestions?

by frenchcountrykitchen 11 days ago

Hi all. My husband and I are having our first Thanksgiving ‘drinks and nibbles’ party, and we are hoping for recommen...


cgulotta commented 1 day ago

Thanksgiving Cocktails

by jlovesfood 6 days ago

The Barefoot Contessa has long been a leader in home-cooked, gourmet meals and ultimate party planning. Her cookbooks...

JMF commented 2 days ago

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

by MsBees 4 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 ...


TravelBitch007 commented 4 days ago

Cocktail Recipes using Fee Brothers Bitters?

by Indy 67 21 days ago

Recently, I had a wonderful Manhattan made with Black Button Bourbon and Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters. (The Luxa...

JMF commented 8 days ago

The Perfect Martini

by eatapotamusNola 15 days ago

1. Scrub the entire inside and rim of the glass with an unpeeled lemon to smear the lemon oil on the glass (being ver...

EvergreenDan commented 9 days ago

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Mr. & Mrs T Horseradish Bloody Mary Mix Very Good

by zackly 9 days ago

I had a bloody mary made with this mix recently and it was quite good. I love bloody marys anytime, not just for brun...

bloody mary gin vs. vodka

by amdoyne 10 years ago

Now I know traditionally a Bloody Mary comes with Vodka but I feel like that leaves the drink watered down in flavor ...


Foxeyblue commented 14 days ago

"In and out" - discarding the vermouth when making a martini?

by BobB 7 years ago

I was in a bar in London recently (in a decent restaurant on Charlotte St) and ordered a Hendricks martini. The barm...


USNCPORET commented 16 days ago

Jiggering Highly Viscous Liquids (Honey, Gomme Syrup)

by EsotericWaffles 18 days ago

Does anyone have any tips on how to measure out and pour viscous liquid with consistent results? Part of me thinks it...

JMF commented 16 days ago

Pre-mixing Negronis?

by BobB 9 years ago

I've not historically been much of a cocktail drinker, but I discovered the Negroni a while ago and find myself havin...


superluckycat commented 19 days ago

Brix of Gomme Syrup?

by EsotericWaffles 24 days ago

I'm trying to make a 1:1 simple gomme syrup, but want to know if anyone knows how gum arabic influences the brix meas...


EsotericWaffles commented 24 days ago

a good mudslide variation?

by sirahola 8 years ago

Hello, I want to make a stronger variation of a mudslide for my aunt who loves them. I have vanilla vodka, kahlua,...


Ravenhair commented 27 days ago

Question about Remy Martin Champagne Cognac.

by FoodChic 9 years ago

We have a bottle of Question about Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac VSOP that we've had for at least 13 years... and...


jbl1953 commented 1 month ago

Lime Juice Filtration for Carbonation

by EsotericWaffles 4 months ago

Looking for guidance from someone who uses a home carbonator in the Dave Arnold style. I don't have a centrifuge a...

JMF commented 1 month ago

Luxardo maraschino liquor versus Leopold Bros?

by monopod 5 years ago

Has anyone compared these? Are they comparable for use in cocktails? I wanted to get a bottle of Luxardo to make ma...


Jagdesh0928 commented 1 month ago

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Nathan "Nearest" Green, Jack Daniel Master Distiller

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave wh...

Bourbon Whisky Tasting and Ranking Results... also Bourbon & Coke taste ratings

by Chicago Mike 11 years ago

Having a little extra time on my hands over the holidays I conducted an impromptu Bourbon Whisky tasting event this w...

stevewi commented 2 months ago