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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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DoctorChow
by DoctorChow 25 days ago

Finally found it. Expensive shipping (most of the cost) and only in 500 ml bottles, but available from The Whiskey Exchange, London. This is the original, real thing, not the orange-flavored vers...

Where in Northen NJ can I find Vermut from Spain?

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by CanisDirus1 3 months ago

Not sure if it's the result of the pandemic but where before it was available I'm seeing not available. Thank you.

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Bourbons for cocktails?

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by mstrimel 4 months ago

I like bourbon and my current pour is Knob Creek 9 y.o., however I just saw a cocktail recipe (Gold Rush) that specifically stated 4-8 y.o. bourbon. I'm not overly fussy, but it got me thinking ......

Old Fashioned Cocktail Neat?

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by PeterB 9 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...

Holland House whiskey sour mix

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by EthanSetiawan 2 months ago

Hey all - my first post here and looking forward to gleaning some wisdom from you all! I've got a question about a goodwill find - this Holland House whiskey sour drink mix. Anyone know anything ab...

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

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by CHSeifert 1 year 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...

Inauguration Spirits

DiningDiva
by DiningDiva 3 months ago

I broke out the good...as in REALLY good...tequila this evening as a little pre-inauguration imbibe. What are ya'll drinking?

Newbie's first bourbon run

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by rebekahschultz 3 months ago

Hi all. Please be gentle, have done runs of gin, brandy and rum but trying now a Bourbon run. For info I've a 10L still so nothing major. My recipe; 1.4kg of corn malt (71%) 400g of roasted...

Billionaire or Scofflaw

walkoffdinner
by walkoffdinner 4 months ago

Was introduced to these cocktails about 4 years ago at great bars like Adesso, Comstock, Bourbon & Branch & a terrific Miami joint, the Pawn Broker in the Langford Hotel. Most now all defunct, RIP...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Alley 6 86'd Candy Cap Bitters (and Clean Up on Alley 6 Hand Sanitizer) | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

During this pandemic holiday season when our economy has tanked for so many, I focused my purchases on gifts made by local producers. One shopping stop was Alley 6, a small batch craft distiller in...

What's Your Go To Drink for Christmas Day/New Years Day?

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by treb 4 months ago

Do you have favorite libation for Christmas Day and New Years Day? For Christmas day, I like an old school martini, 3 olives on the side. Has to be very dry (just a whisper of vermouth). New ...

G & T

tim irvine
by tim irvine 8 months ago

I hadn't really enjoyed G & Ts for many years but recently tried Fevertree light tonic. It has no artificial sweeteners despite being labeled light. It is eminently drinkable and very refreshing....

Coloured Gins

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by imagin_cocktails 5 months ago

Hey, gin lovers! I am developing my school web project dedicated to coloured gins. On the website I compare different gins by color, taste, flavour, ingredients, and price. I am also going to add r...

Stoli Pertsovka Has Anyone been Able to Get it

theomordha
by theomordha 7 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...

Galliano-Shelf Life?

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by rowjo 12 years ago

I'm hosting a big cocktail party in a couple of weeks. One of the cocktails I plan to serve is the Harvey Wallbanger. It's been years since I bought Galliano...and I'm surprised how pricey it is....

Looking for Red Label Wine & JWN White Rum

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by Tarantula 8 months ago

I am looking for "J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, " and "Red Label Wine." Has anyone seen these around Columbus, Ohio? They're used in Jamaican cooking, and I'd love to find a supplier for...

It's That Time of Year - Make Your Own Cointreau / Triple Sec / Orange Bitters

StriperGuy
by StriperGuy 9 years ago

I make quite of few of my own bitters, and liqueurs. And my own cocktail cherries, but my favorite time of year is when citrus is in season and I can restock my supply of homemade citrus infusions....

Summery drinks on the rocks - any suggestions?

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by damiano 8 months ago

So, it's official - we are in a heatwave! I'm talking about Western Europe now. Time for a drink - but nothing fancy, something that is easily put together, preferably containing some ice. What do ...

Hallmark of St. James 25 y.o.

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by tdg 14 years ago

I was hoping for some guidance. I had a *fantastic* single-malt this afternoon, which I had not previously seen. It was 25 y.o. scotch labelled (Vintage) Hallmark of St. James. What is this scotc...