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Cocktails & Spirits

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Old Fashioned Cocktail Neat?

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by PeterB 10 years ago

Booze Hounds, help me out, please. This has happened to me twice in the last couple of months. While out at a bar I have ordered an Old Fashioned. When the drinks were served they were neat. I requ...

Holland House whiskey sour mix

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by EthanSetiawan 9 months ago

Hey all - my first post here and looking forward to gleaning some wisdom from you all! I've got a question about a goodwill find - this Holland House whiskey sour drink mix. Anyone know anything ab...

Inauguration Spirits

DiningDiva
by DiningDiva 10 months ago

I broke out the good...as in REALLY good...tequila this evening as a little pre-inauguration imbibe. What are ya'll drinking?

Newbie's first bourbon run

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by rebekahschultz 11 months ago

Hi all. Please be gentle, have done runs of gin, brandy and rum but trying now a Bourbon run. For info I've a 10L still so nothing major. My recipe; 1.4kg of corn malt (71%) 400g of roasted...

Billionaire or Scofflaw

walkoffdinner
by walkoffdinner 11 months ago

Was introduced to these cocktails about 4 years ago at great bars like Adesso, Comstock, Bourbon & Branch & a terrific Miami joint, the Pawn Broker in the Langford Hotel. Most now all defunct, RIP...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Alley 6 86'd Candy Cap Bitters (and Clean Up on Alley 6 Hand Sanitizer) | Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

During this pandemic holiday season when our economy has tanked for so many, I focused my purchases on gifts made by local producers. One shopping stop was Alley 6, a small batch craft distiller in...

What's Your Go To Drink for Christmas Day/New Years Day?

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by treb 12 months ago

Do you have favorite libation for Christmas Day and New Years Day? For Christmas day, I like an old school martini, 3 olives on the side. Has to be very dry (just a whisper of vermouth). New ...

G & T

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 year ago

I hadn't really enjoyed G & Ts for many years but recently tried Fevertree light tonic. It has no artificial sweeteners despite being labeled light. It is eminently drinkable and very refreshing....

Coloured Gins

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by imagin_cocktails 12 months ago

Hey, gin lovers! I am developing my school web project dedicated to coloured gins. On the website I compare different gins by color, taste, flavour, ingredients, and price. I am also going to add r...

Stoli Pertsovka Has Anyone been Able to Get it

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by theomordha 8 years ago

I have not been able to find Persovka, whether by Stolichnaya nor anyone else, The trendy pepper vodkas which are infused are not the same. Anyone out there who enjoys Persovka? I am in Califo...

Galliano-Shelf Life?

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by rowjo 13 years ago

I'm hosting a big cocktail party in a couple of weeks. One of the cocktails I plan to serve is the Harvey Wallbanger. It's been years since I bought Galliano...and I'm surprised how pricey it is....

Looking for Red Label Wine & JWN White Rum

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by Tarantula 1 year ago

I am looking for "J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, " and "Red Label Wine." Has anyone seen these around Columbus, Ohio? They're used in Jamaican cooking, and I'd love to find a supplier for...

It's That Time of Year - Make Your Own Cointreau / Triple Sec / Orange Bitters

StriperGuy
by StriperGuy 10 years ago

I make quite of few of my own bitters, and liqueurs. And my own cocktail cherries, but my favorite time of year is when citrus is in season and I can restock my supply of homemade citrus infusions....

Summery drinks on the rocks - any suggestions?

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by damiano 1 year ago

So, it's official - we are in a heatwave! I'm talking about Western Europe now. Time for a drink - but nothing fancy, something that is easily put together, preferably containing some ice. What do ...

Hallmark of St. James 25 y.o.

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by tdg 15 years ago

I was hoping for some guidance. I had a *fantastic* single-malt this afternoon, which I had not previously seen. It was 25 y.o. scotch labelled (Vintage) Hallmark of St. James. What is this scotc...

What is/was Tango?

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by MC Slim JB 14 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 much younger (my buddy Louie in particular, not then known for his discriminatin...

Choice of beverage for July 4th

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 year ago

I think the Fourth of July is a fun holiday for a lot of reasons. No presents are needed. No one dresses up; in fact dressing like a comfortable teenager is expected. Unlike the winter holidays ...

What is the different between Grain Neutral Spirits, Unaged Whiskey, and Vodka

StriperGuy
by StriperGuy 8 years ago

Seriously, they are all made from fermented grain, that is later distilled. I suppose the mash bill makes some difference. But I imagine most grain neutral spirit in the USA is made from corn, so h...

Coffee liqueurs Other than Kahlua

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by twodales2 1 year ago

So, I've been on a White Russian kick lately to get us through the quarantine. Someone gave us Starbucks coffee liqueur a while back and we've nearly run out. It seems that they no longer make it....