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Cocktails & Spirits

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Quality of Liquor to use in mixed drinks

MMRuth
by MMRuth 13 years ago

I'm wondering what people's opinions are. I've heard some people say that the minute you add juice or a mixer to liquor, it doesn't matter what brand you should use. On the other hand, I've had a...

Mango Liqueur [moved from L.A. board]

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by Roe 13 years ago

Does anyone know where I can find ''Suntory Mahola Mango Liqueur''in the United States? A friend acquired a bottle in Japan and that a little too far to travel for a bottle! This Liqueur is a prod...

plymouth gin

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by xman887 13 years ago

anyone have any musings about plymouth gin? i read a while ago that it is a very old distillery in england that went out of business and was revived a few years ago. i remember something about th...

Thai Martinis?

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by Dennis 17 years ago

Hello, Please accept my apologies if this topic is somewhat "off topic", as it pertains to an alcoholic beverage instead of food. However, it is a topic that has been driving me a bit crazy. L...

amazing watermelon margaritas

Chowpatty
by Chowpatty 13 years ago

About the only thing that's been really pleasant about this heat wave were the wonderful icy watermelon margaritas I whipped up the other night. I think you were supposed to freeze the watermelon c...

Pour spouts, how do you open them?

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by noahbirnel 13 years ago

Lately I've been branching out from my regular tipple of Jameson, and I've come across several liquors with plastic pour spouts that I haven't figured out how to open without breaking the spout. Va...

Help a philistine make a GREAT martini, please

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by Kirk 13 years ago

I don't drink them. In fact, I have a severe aversion to most "white" spirits ... a result of youthful indiscretions. No gin for me, and definitely no vodka or rum! But my wife loves a martini...

Magellan Gin

viperlush
by viperlush 13 years ago

Has anyone tried the clear Magellan gin (in the blue bottle)? I have a couple of bottles of the blue coloured (in the clear bottle) and I want to know if I should continue to ration it or just suck...

Cucumber-Infused Gin?

maillard
by maillard 13 years ago

Someone had posted a week or two ago about making cucumber-infused gin. I have a lovely cucumber. I have a lot of gin. I have mason jars. What do I do? How much cucumber to gin? How long to i...

Fun things to do with pastis?

AppleSister
by AppleSister 13 years ago

I bought a bottle of Ricard and am happy enough to drink it with ice and water, but would love any suggestions for ways to mix it up. Also, can it be used for cooking?

How do you Mojito?

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by cincodemayo1 13 years ago

Growing up in Miami, I've had some amazing mojitos. The ones I've had were always made of lots of ice, crushed mint, lime juice, rum, and sugar. But it seems like every place I've been to in LA put...

Columbian spirit- Aguardiente Cristal

Spoony Bard
by Spoony Bard 13 years ago

Interested in learning more about this spirit. I've had Aguardiente Cristal at a couple bars in NYC in place of rum in a mojito, and I relished the additional nuance of anise it gave an already del...

One cup of cherry juice + Burbon? Rum? Vermouth? Vodka?... Yelp!

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by Ida Red 13 years ago

Reg. and sour cherries, macerated with sugar, mint and 1 tsp balsamic vinegar made about 1 cup of nice juice. I don't have time for a proper Cherry Bounce, and I'm no professional bartender... Su...

Historical Q re "white brandy" in Civil War era US? [moved from Wine board]

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by MikeG 13 years ago

In a Civil War era (1871) recipe for brandied peaches, written by a Southerner but intended for a national audience, what do you all think "best white brandy" would have been? Rum? I assume that i...

Infusing Vodka

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by Bobfrmia 13 years ago

I want to infuse vodka with blueberries. How would I do this? Thanks.

Keglevich Liqueurs?

Scrapironchef
by Scrapironchef 13 years ago

Anybody seen this brand on store shelves? Peach/Melon/Green Apple? I'm down to my last bottle and looking for a resupply.

Is there any way to make Spirits fly?

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by 1 wiener hound 13 years ago

I live on the buckle of the bible belt there are many products that I see on this forum that are not availale to me. I do not live in a totally arid environment just one where the camel traffic on...

Another fan of Pegu Club Cocktail.

JeffW
by JeffW 13 years ago

Greetings all, On the 4th. of July, we had a wonderful al fresco dinner at DebbieW and Michael's home. Debbie whipped up a large pitcher of a drink she'd read about within Chowhound, called "Pe...

New drink recipe (for me): Firecracker Martini

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by Produce Addict 13 years ago

Made this drink last night http://www.amny.com/entertainment/am-july4drinks,0,3237946.story (scroll down) and thought it was quite tasty. Bascially it has vodka, dry vermouth, orange bitters, hot ...

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