Cocktails & Spirits

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Uses for Crème de Chàtaigne

by clayrr 2 days ago

On a driving tour of central France we spent a couple of nice days in Limoges. In a wine shop I asked the man for som...

stevewi commented 1 day ago

Gin and tonic Info please

by foodseek 2 years ago

I recently returned from vacation in Italy and Switzerland. When ordering gin and tonic (favorite summer drink) at re...

knowspicker commented 10 days ago

Raise the Macallan tastings, 4/25-28, San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Private (complimentary) Macallan single malt interactive tasting events at various time slots on April 25 to 28 in Sa...

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DavidT commented 12 days ago

Anyone know a place to buy Sanbitter?

by Matronix 17 days ago

My wife is pregnant and is looking for something to fill the taste of a decent cocktail. We were told that Sanbitter...

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gildeddawn commented 14 days ago

Best "cheap" gin?

by scratchie 7 years ago

I like Tanqueray just fine, but the last time I was in the liquor store, I was considering whether I really need to b...

TroyTempest commented 14 days ago

Rum that you can sip??

by BeanBoy 8 years ago

Does anyone have a good recommendation for deep, round, smooth, tasty rum that you can sip? I have tried some here...

TheDewster commented 15 days ago

Rum

What's up with Charbay Vodka?

by AnneInMpls 8 years ago

I'm very sad, because I can't find Charbay's Blood Orange vodka or Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka anywhere! All I see is ...

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DannoXYZ commented 17 days ago

Recommendations for a cocktail shaker?

by yohaymor 17 days ago

I know there are lots of types for beginners - cobbler shaker . And from everything I've been looking for until now ...

patsully commented 17 days ago

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Where to buy Martinique Cane Syrup in San Diego

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by sdduuuude 26 days ago

I am looking for Martinique Cane Syrup in the San Diego area. This is called for in some recipes from Smugglers Cove....

Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

by therealbigtasty 10 years ago

It seems a little pompous on my part to say so, yes, but Jack Daniel's is not bourbon. We should protest calling it ...

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MichaelRowland commented 1 month ago

Corn Whiskey - Who Drinks This Stuff?

by mojoeater 9 years ago

My SO and I went to the liquor store and he was fascinated by the fact that there was a clear whiskey in a mason jar....

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oknazevad commented 1 month ago

Fresh bay leaves in northern NJ?

by juliachildish 1 month ago

I came across a recipe for an Italian digestif flavored with fresh bay leaves that sounds intriguing. I'd like to try...

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MRG58 commented 1 month ago

ANSI Standard for dry martinis

by stevewi 2 months ago

See: http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/6140/K100.1-1974%20-%20American%20National%20Standard%20Sa...

Josh commented 1 month ago

Martini pairings and garnishes

by tim irvine 2 months ago

We recently had a bottle of Botanist and used our usual Dolin dry. The result was a little too soft, almost not a ma...

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Sablehart commented 2 months ago

St-Germain liqueur ghost

by blue room 2 months ago

I have a half bottle of St-Germain, about 1 year old. I can see a wisp of something (looks like a vinegar mother) f...

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sedimental commented 2 months ago

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Ginja, cherry liquer from Obidos. Where is it sold?

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by chefdaddyo 2 months ago

Spent ten days in Portugal a few months ago. Really good time. Stayed one night in Obidos, a walled town. The real...

"Scotch! The Story of Whisky" BBC Documentary

by DavidT 2 months ago

The BBC did a very nice 3-part documentary on whisky in 2016. All 3 episodes are available on youtube. You can find t...

BiscuitBoy commented 2 months ago

St Germain HELP please

by strawbrritadreams 2 years ago

I received a beautiful, brand-spankin' new bottle of St Germain over the holidays and I CAN'T WAIT to use it. One lit...

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dgmom commented 2 months ago

Cork Irish Gin: where?

by Tony Miller 9 years ago

My dad was an inspired amateur bartender, and took particular care in refining his martini recipe. After a number of ...

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kevinfcraughwell commented 2 months ago

Gin

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