Cocktails & Spirits

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Fun things to do with pastis?

by AppleSister 15 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?

by cincodemayo1 15 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 15 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!

by Ida Red 15 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]

by MikeG 15 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

by Bobfrmia 15 years ago

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

Keglevich Liqueurs?

by Scrapironchef 15 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?

by 1 wiener hound 15 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.

by JeffW 15 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

by Produce Addict 15 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 ...

Expiration date for liquors??

by shopgirl 15 years ago

My mother-in-law just gave me vodka, gin, etc. which she's had for at least 30 years. Some opened, some not. Are they still good to drink? Would they lose their potency if opened? Any thoughts?

tequila? [moved from Home Cooking]

by yum 15 years ago

i like tequila shots..good ones ofcourse, but i'm wondering what goes well with tequila.. as a drink? like, how there's rum and coke gin and tonic..etc. what are your favorite tequila drinks?

Taking this out for a Spin -- Summer Cocktails

Amuse Bouches
by Amuse Bouches 15 years ago

Ooh! A spirits board! So, as the weather gets hot, apparently everywhere in the U.S. (according to the L.A. Times weather map today) does anyone have any suggestions of fantastic summer cocktai...

Wet by Beefeater is all WET!

by 1 wiener hound 15 years ago

First I want to ask what is it? I purchased it in the gin section of the package store. The Associate who said he enjoyed gin liked it and they were selling alot of this product. There was no bo...

have to serve cocktails - any suggestions?

by george 15 years ago

I have been out of circulation for a while, so I don’t know what yummy new cocktails people are drinking now. I am assigned the task of bringing the cocktails to an upcoming picnic and I would like...

Tell me if this is a good idea...

by joypirate 15 years ago

It is warm out. And with the warmth, comes my return to my herbaceous master, yes, I speak of Gin. Tell me what you think of this idea. I’ve got a very large bottle of Vermouth, more Vermouth than ...

Favorite Sakes?

by Akatonbo 15 years ago

I posted this at first on the beer page, but since most people (including me, up until yesterday!) seem to think that sake is a distilled spirit, I guess the post should go here: ...I'd like to ...

Kirin Distillery Company ROC

by Infomaniac 15 years ago

Cleaning out my parents basement, I came across quite a few bottles from this company. The bottles have never been opened, and I'm not sure but the bottles look like they are hand painted. My fathe...

Peach martinis

by dragonfly 15 years ago

Bought some overripe peaches at the farmers market this morning and considered making peach martini's. Any how-to ideas would be appreciated. Many thnx.

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