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Where to Buy Blanco de Navarra Avellana in the United States?

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by gyp7318 14 years ago

I went to Spain twice in the past year and absolutely loved it there, especially a liquor we had as a digestive in a restaurant in Madrid. It was a clear Spanish version of amaretto and the brand ...

Martini is a martini is a martini

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by olfashiond 14 years ago

Before I begin, I just want to say that I'm not trying to cause trouble, and I hope that replies to this post (if any) won't simply be declarations in favor of one side of this issue. The issue ...

Glacier Vodka [Split from General Topics board]

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by bogie 14 years ago

[The Chowhound Team split this discussion from its original location on the General Topics board, here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/313157 ] In Canada, we have Glacier Vodka which is made...

Substituting Kirsch for Maraschino?

JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
by JK Grence the Cosmic Jester 14 years ago

I recently went out and bought a decent bottle of kirschwasser for cheese fondue. While looking through various cocktail books, I notice there are some cocktails that call for maraschino liqueur. ...

Great vermouth

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by jacquelinec 14 years ago

Hi - sipping a a new favorite, Vya Vermouth on the rocks - half sweet and half dry. Never was a vermouth fan before, this changed my mind. Check it out and I wrote about them in my blog, too. - Ja...

Mojito time!

Nyleve
by Nyleve 14 years ago

I think I lost my recipe from last summer. My mint plant is calling me and I bought a big bag of limes the other day. Best recipes please!

Nocino update

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by rootlesscosmo 14 years ago

I just filled 20 250ml bottles with the Nocino I made according to the recipe from Jim Haag at www.Walnuts.US Actually I made some changes: I used 4.5 liters of 100 proof Smirnoff "57" rather...

Beautiful "Cocktails".....Carmel-by-the Sea.......(w/PHOTO)

Funwithfood
by Funwithfood 14 years ago

My 'spousal unit' made these beautiful "cocktails" last night, naming them after our favorite vacation spot...Carmel-by-the-Sea. (The foam resulting from shaking had unfortunately dissapated by the...

Your favorite vodka - black, red, gold ... soy... Mexican (with worm) ... what?

rworange
by rworange 14 years ago

Recently I asked about why no one mentioned a vodka bar in San Francisco that serves over 100 different vodkas. It got dismissed by a poster who said something like vodka doesn’t have any flavo...

Cape Codder Cocktail

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by galrae 14 years ago

Does anyone know the history of how the Cape Codder got its name? Longshot, but I'm particularly looking for who named it and when? Thanks!

vodka and gin

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by AnneM 14 years ago

While cleaning for a move of a parent we found a bottle of unopened gin and vodka. Both, I'm sure are about 10 years old. Is there a shelf life? I'm just an occasional wine drinker.

Seeking Recipe: Mojitos for the Masses

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by jiles 14 years ago

I've looked through previous posts on mojito recipes. All were very informative. But I'm wondering if anyone has any easy yet tasty way to make mojitos for a crowd of let's say 50 people. My...

Pimms No. 1 Cup?

MEalcentric
by MEalcentric 14 years ago

I vaguely remember having this drink during my stay in London. Now I have the opportunity to get a few bottles brought over to me in Cal. My question is,is it as good as I remembered (i.e. worth th...

Rum Punch, Banana Daiquiri, Pina Colada

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by danielle 14 years ago

Hi! I'm helping my parents with their silver anniversary party and it's carribean themed. Does anybody have a great recipe for rum punch, banana daiquiris, or pina coladas? I'm especially inte...

Evan Williams Bottled in Bond

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by Phoo D 14 years ago

A friend just gave me a bottle of this wonderful 100 proof bourbon. Said he found it in Wyoming, I believe. Never seen it before. Has a white label (like a negative of the regular label) and the ba...

Quality of Liquor to use in mixed drinks

MMRuth
by MMRuth 14 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 14 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 14 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 18 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 14 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...

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