Cocktails & Spirits

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Extra charge for rocks or neat

by Sinicle 12 years ago

Recently at a high-end restaurant we were charged $1.50 extra for each drink ordered "on the rocks." Explanation given: More liquor is needed for a "rocks" pour. Two days ago at another high en...

Port & Tonic

by Tehama 10 months ago

I recently saw an article mentioning that a white port & tonic is the "new gin & tonic". I love G&T, so I'm intrigued! However, I have two full bottles of red Port I'd love to find a use for......

Grey Goose and Kirkland Signature brand vodka the same?!

by sirahola 10 years ago

I heard from a person who works at a winery that Grey Goose and Costco's Kirkland brand vodka are made at the same plant. Does anyone know more about this. If this is true, does it mean that they a...

Irish Whisky

by DavidT 7 months ago

Nice article on a new Irish single-malt.

Between a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned

tim irvine
by tim irvine 9 months ago

A favorite local restaurant makes a drink called “Please sir, may I have another” that is Bulleit bourbon, Dolin Rouge, Cardamaro, and Arancello. The proportions seem heavier on the whiskey than a ...

Difference between Whisky & Scotch ?

by joannebenz 11 years ago

Can anybody explain the difference between Whisky and Scotch? Is Johnnie Walker "Whisky" or is it "Scotch"? What about Jack Daniel's? And what is "Scotch Whisky"?

Trump threatens Tequila tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Trump announced he was “invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act” in order to “address the emergency at the southern border”. From 10 June, all g...

Boston Liquor Laws

by TroyTempest 10 months ago

Last weekend I was in Boston, and we decided to go to the North End for Italian food. I was craving a Martini, and was told that they didn't have gin. So, I asked if there was scotch. Another no...

The Aperol Spritz: Summer Hero or Heck No?

by David_Watsky 10 months ago

Some of you might have seen the digital dust-up over a New York Times piece today condemning the summery spiritz. Wondering what people's thoughts are on the cocktail (?) or if there is a superior ...

Martini pairings and garnishes

tim irvine
by tim irvine 3 years ago

We recently had a bottle of Botanist and used our usual Dolin dry. The result was a little too soft, almost not a martini but my, what an amazing gin. Using a twist instead of an olive (bottled i...

Anyone else use alcohol as cough syrup?

by givemecarbs 11 years ago

So it's three am and I can't stop coughing. My lousy cold that was just a pest earlier has progressed to seismic fits of coughing. No cough syrup in the house so in desperation I pour a small glass...

Looking for advice on a Scotch to round out the tasting

by Eiron1969 11 months ago

Hi all, I am hosting my first Scotch tasting for a few friends and co-workers at the end of May and am looking for one more bottle to round out the tasting. I have a bottle of Lagavulin 16, a bottl...

Bourbon and Triple Sec?

by sanjacinto 9 years ago

Just something that came to mind recently: I can't think of any cocktails that involve combining bourbon and triple sec. I don't know, in my mind it seems like a workable combination. Do such cockt...

What can I do with Art in the Age's "Root" liquor?

by MoxieNeat 8 years ago

Hey all, I bought a bottle of this Root Tea throwback and have found trouble making a cocktail that I'm happy with...any ideas outside of what recipes came with the bottle's tag? http://www.arti...

Any Single Malt Whisky fans?

by CHSeifert 1 year ago

I’m getting a bit into single malt whisky. I wonder if anyone else in here have some favourites to recommend? My cheaper favourite classic smoother, though a bit bland single malts are Cragg...

ZERO idea how old this bottle of Cognac is... but I tasted it

by seefoo 1 year ago

my grandmother had this bottle. my mom then moved it from home to home. eventually it ended up in my hands. i halfheartedly asked around, and searched "the Google" for it, but whatever. a few m...

Bloody Marys - finding the perfect mix or starting from scratch

by cstout 4 years ago

I would like to know what your favorite mix is or do you have your own recipe that you would prefer over anything purchased? How about the rim salt, make your own or purchase? Am thinking of using ...

The Duke @ Bar La Grassa-A modified Pimms Cup cocktail

by benjaminthom 2 years ago

Anyone else had a chance to imbibe on "The Duke" @ Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis. I can't get over how refreshing it is and the "tomato olives" that they use as the garnish. So imagine, a fine tun...

Cocktails With Swedish Punsch

by mrgrotto 11 years ago

Any good cocktail suggestions with Swedish Punsch? I'm kinda going crazy over Waldorfs right now, but would like to try a couple new ones. Also made a couple Bohannons (from Deep Ellum's Casey Keen...