Cocktails & Spirits

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

What are you drinking tonight?

by Smokeydoke30 5 months ago

Lets revive this once-popular thread. So, in the spirit of the What's For Dinner thread, lets post what we're drinkin...


stevewi commented 5 hours ago

The perfect drink for any occasion

by rawright 3 days ago

Whether you’re out on a first date or enjoying a summer afternoon picnic with your best friends, it’s always time for...


stevewi commented 1 day ago

If I like Jameson, what else might I like?

by venividibitchy 8 years ago

I tried whiskey for the first time last night -- Jameson, and was pleasantly surprised. I'm typically a gin/tequila/v...


MikeG commented 2 days ago

"other than standard orange wine"

by Robert Lauriston 8 years ago

This is apparently a legal category of spirits in the US. The two examples I've seen are both 24% alcohol. What the h...


JMF commented 3 days ago

Trying to recreate Zahav Z&T cocktail

by doodlenoodle600 8 days ago

I had the Z&T at Zahav earlier this week and would love to recreate it at home. The menu describes the drink as “gin,...


JMF commented 8 days ago

Campari + Antica Formula + Tequila

by starzzz 1 month ago

I have made the classic Negroni with equal parts of Campari + Antica Formula Vermouth + Tanqueray 10 stirred and pour...


ncyankee101 commented 22 days ago

Laws about selling home made liqueur?

by nomnomnoms 10 years ago

I've been really into making home-infused fruit liqueurs (Japanese plum wine and other fruit stuff), and was wonder...


BigG commented 23 days ago

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Moser Old Fashioned Bar Glassware

by starzzz 26 days ago

Has anyone had experience or purchased any of the Moser Crystal Old Fashioned Glassware? I am looking at the followin...

Measuring Dissolved Sugar in g/mL for Already-Mixed Syrups

by EsotericWaffles 1 month ago

I'm looking to get a better sense of dissolved sugar in a solution (both homemade and store-bought), in order to do a...


dragonscale commented 28 days ago

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Diageo Reveals Its Special 2018 Malt Whisky Releases

by DavidT 1 month ago

Press Release: Diageo, the parent company of Johnnie Walker and Guinness, revealed nine of the 10 varieties of rar...

What is/was Tango?

by MC Slim JB 10 years ago

I don't know what made me think of this stuff, but I recall it as a preferred tipple of underage drinkers when I was ...


sinop commented 1 month ago

Novice Manhattan Cocktail Musings

by starzzz 1 month ago

I am self-confessed a novice when it comes to Manhattans limited to experimenting at home until I can make the perfec...


kimfair1 commented 1 month ago

Luxardo Maraschino cherries not at all worth the price

by nickls 8 years ago

I knew homemade cocktail cherries would undoubtedly be better, but I figured I would give Luxardo Maraschino cherries...


ABDaigle commented 1 month ago

Mold on Berries in Liquor

by goombaz 2 months ago

I made liquor with elderberries, sugar, vanilla extract & vodka. Let it sit for 3 months in covered plastic jug, sti...


JMF commented 2 months ago

How long do unopened bottles of hard liquor/liquers stay drinkable for? And opened?

by Shayna Madel 10 years ago

I don't drink much hard liquor at all, for no particular reason. But, years ago, I did establish a little bar in my ...


MikeG commented 2 months ago

Spirits for my wedding. Please help me finalize the list...

by rightcoastsurf 2 months ago

hey all, so i need to provide my vendor with a list of spirits for my upcoming wedding. it's a Northeast summerti...


Samwi commented 2 months ago


by MOREKASHA 11 years ago

I've been searching high ' low for the spirit from Spain called Orujo in NYC. Any ideas? Thanks.


MOREKASHA commented 2 months ago