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Cocktails & Spirits

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8 Below Icewine Vodka

by legourmettv 8 years ago

So here it comes... Vodka of every flavour, and now Icewine infused vodka. Has anyone tried this? I've met the mas...


riccigirl commented 4 hours ago

Obstler / fruit brandy / schnaps in the United States???

by teukros 5 years ago

I am talking about the clear beverage which is made from 100% fruit must. e.g. apple, pear, apricot, plum. Similar to...


kredman commented 4 days ago

Who drinks Mead?

by BiscuitBoy 5 months ago

Seems to be a hot thing with the prepper kooks. Whats it taste like? Overly sweet? Does it need a fruit background ...

TroyTempest commented 5 days ago

Large scale cocktail -- ice/dilution issues

by sweethooch 12 days ago

Some friends are getting married, guests are gathering for the weekend and I volunteered to provide a cocktail for Fr...


JMFmix commented 6 days ago

How to make your own liqueur?

by teiraa 4 months ago

I want to experiment with making liqueurs but I'm not sure exactly on the process.

JMF commented 6 days ago

Limoncello recipe

by Roarasaur 6 years ago

As per request from another board, I am writing down my recipe for Everclear. This is my first real try at limoncello...

JMF commented 6 days ago

Homemade fruit liqueur help - Mold on (only *some* jars) homemade cherry liqueur/"brandy"

by Muriah 2 months ago

Half look fine, half are moldy. I used the recipe I've always used (3rd year in a row). Alcohol (in this case rum),...

JMF commented 6 days ago

Alternative to Buffalo Trace?

by Indy 67 12 days ago

The past two trips to a major liquor store, about three weeks ago and today, I've been told that Buffalo Trace is ha...


Indy 67 commented 7 days ago

Homemade Liqueur Help

by SadieSenia 7 years ago

I'm making my first batch of "cherry bounce" - a cherry-infused brandy - using an old recipe from William Woys Weaver...


BigG commented 8 days ago

Xtabentún in a large scale cocktail

by Tehama 3 months ago

I have a 375 ml bottle of xtabentun that I'm searching for ideas for. We're having an Italian theme 4th of July part...

Tehama commented 20 days ago

What's a good quality yet affordable vodka?

by robky 5 years ago

I've been a bourbon drinker for as long as I can remember, and I still like my bourbon, but I started drinking vodka ...


BigG commented 22 days ago

Trump, NAFTA, Rum, and Tequila

by The Big Crunch 10 months ago

If at all possible, let's try to avoid any comments outside of the narrow scope of this post's title. Okay, that sai...


BigG commented 23 days ago

Lost and Faded Booze Brands of an Innocent Past... Hereford Cows Anyone?

by StriperGuy 7 years ago

A recent thread about Crown Royal reminded me of booze brands that are no longer cool. Heck some of them don't exist ...


BigG commented 23 days ago

Similar to Seagrams 7

by mikeb33 1 year ago

First off I mostly drink domestic beer out of my kegerator in the garage. Sometimes I drink spirits, but mixed like v...


BigG commented 23 days ago

What can I do with Art in the Age's "Root" liquor?

by MoxieNeat 6 years ago

Hey all, I bought a bottle of this Root Tea throwback and have found trouble making a cocktail that I'm happy with......

scQue814 commented 25 days ago

OK to throw wrinkly grapes in booze?

by blissed 25 days ago

A friend just begged me to harvest and use her Concord grapes. About half are plump and fresh, the rest are wrinkling...


blissed commented 25 days ago

Getting Rid of Bad Vanilla Whiskey

by EsotericWaffles 2 months ago

A friend brought by a bottle of Crown Royal vanilla-flavored whiskey and it's... off. It's cloying and both underwhel...

stevewi commented 27 days ago

Is there such thing as good cheap brandy?

by YAYME 5 years ago

If so is there anything you guys recommend? I usually like applejack, but I want a standard, not to pricy brandy for ...


BigG commented 29 days ago