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Cocktails & Spirits

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

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Stoli Pertsovka Has Anyone been Able to Get it

theomordha
by theomordha 6 years ago

I have not been able to find Persovka, whether by Stolichnaya nor anyone else, The trendy pepper vodkas which are infused are not the same. Anyone out there who enjoys Persovka? I am in Califo...

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The Bay Area is drinking 42% more alcohol than usual during Covid-19 stay at home orders

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

We are such over-achievers. " . . .During the first week of sheltering in place, Bay Area residents drank more alcohol than usual — 42% more than usual, in fact, according to data from BACtrack,...

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Vitamin Water Cocktails

michele cindy
by michele cindy 12 years ago

Last night there were no mixers in the fridge, only "B-relaxed" Vitamin Water. I made a cocktail using the Vitamin Water, Vodka, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice, over ice. It came out pretty good...

What cocktail/drink is this?

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by erling 27 days ago

I drank this for my holiday last year and just now i remember how good it was. Looks like a blue lagook but i’m not sure. Any tips?

spirit measuring equipment

splatgirl
by splatgirl 7 years ago

I just broke my favorite liquid measuring tool for the bar. HUGE DRAT. It was ~5 ounce borosilicate (lab) glass graduated cylinder. It had a pour spout and--the most critical feature--was marke...

TGI Friday’s Cherry Rum Fizz Recipe

PB_Native
by PB_Native 28 days ago

Hi! Is there anyone out there who used to be a bartender at TGI Friday’s back in the day who remembers the recipe for their Cherry Rum Fizz? I loved that drink and would love to be able to make i...

Anyone tried Lunazul Tequila yet?

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by theginguy 11 years ago

Apparently a Mexican made Tequila distributed by Heaven Hill, Lunazul Tequila is 100% Agave and pretty darn cheap. I can't find any good reviews about it online, so I was wondering if anyone has tr...

Bourbon Suggestions

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by zackly 2 months ago

I've been drinking bourbon for a couple of years. I drink it in a rocks glass with a single big ice cube. I've tried most of the popular brands that bars stock as well as some lesser known varietie...

Killer wine

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by fthivierge 2 months ago

I make James Bond martini what can I replace the killer wine with?

Expensive Gin - is it really worth it (to my pallet) ?

CHSeifert
by CHSeifert 3 months ago

So I have been buying A LOT of gin over the last year and a half. I think I counted the number of different gin’s I have bought and came close to 45. I’m a strong believer in quality and re...

Cocktail using coffee-infused bourbon

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by mstrimel 4 months ago

My wife (who is normally a teetotaler) saw a dessert cocktail on a restaurant menu that called for "coffee-infused bourbon" and she wanted to try it. I now have some Evan Williams / coffee / vani...

Gift for a fan of hardcore bitters

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by jochaima 4 months ago

I'm looking for ideas for someone who really likes bitters: fernet branca, and unicum. I was wondering about sfugmato, if that is worth getting? He has fernet, fernet menta, nonino, Ramazzotti, ape...

“Bourbon Scotch” ornament

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by valveeta300b 4 months ago

Every holiday season I run in to at least one magnificent specimen of poorly researched Christmas ornament. Last night I found my winner for 2019 as depicted in the photos. Last year the best one I...

"Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off"

patsully
by patsully 8 months ago

"If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else." I've always assumed as much, but good to h...

Limoncello - so many variations on how to make it

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by Arlo48 2 years ago

I see that many recipes say that after the lengthy maceration of peel and alcohol, simple syrup is added and then additional alcohol is added for a further maceration, before draining. Other recipe...

Old Fashioned Cocktail Neat?

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by PeterB 8 years ago

Booze Hounds, help me out, please. This has happened to me twice in the last couple of months. While out at a bar I have ordered an Old Fashioned. When the drinks were served they were neat. I requ...

Store-bought egg whites?

Alcachofa
by Alcachofa 1 year ago

Hi. I'm posting this here, as I will be using the egg whites to make drinks. I'm wondering if anyone has ever used the egg whites you can find in a supermarket to make cocktails which require egg w...

German Jerusalem Artichoke Liquor ?Topi, Topinambur, Rossler

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 9 years ago

Has anyone ever seen or tasted this product in the U.S.? I am a big fan of sunchokes and very interested to try this product. th much. from Wikipedia: "Liquor in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, ov...

How do you make frozen margarita like Dallas BBQ?

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by Ramius 7 years ago

I´ve tried and tried many times now to make frozen margarita. If you feel the video recipe to the right is bullshit, then this thread is for you. I have completely ditched the fresh lime, becaus...