Cocktails & Spirits

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Need a substitute for Navan Vanilla Liquor, apparently you can no longer get it in this country.

by MsBees 5 years ago

It was made by the same company that produces grand marnier and was/is a cognac based vanilla liquor. I want to make ...


scificionado commented 1 month ago

Seasonal Drinks Party Suggestions?

by frenchcountrykitchen 2 months ago

Hi all. My husband and I are having our first Thanksgiving ‘drinks and nibbles’ party, and we are hoping for recommen...


frenchcountrykitchen commented 2 months ago

Anyone starting any summer time liqueurs and cordials?

by JMF 11 years ago

Over the past few weeks I have been going wild starting liqueurs for the holiday season. So far I have: Banana Gi...

MOREKASHA commented 2 months ago

Looking For A Good Beginner's Cocktail Kit

by PontiusPalate 3 years ago

Greetings: In the past, I have stated in the past that I don't like to drink at home alone. However, I have dec...


The Big Crunch commented 2 months ago

Thanksgiving Cocktails

by jlovesfood 2 months ago

The Barefoot Contessa has long been a leader in home-cooked, gourmet meals and ultimate party planning. Her cookbooks...

JMF commented 2 months ago

Cocktail Recipes using Fee Brothers Bitters?

by Indy 67 3 months ago

Recently, I had a wonderful Manhattan made with Black Button Bourbon and Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters. (The Luxa...

JMF commented 2 months ago

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Mr. & Mrs T Horseradish Bloody Mary Mix Very Good

by zackly 2 months ago

I had a bloody mary made with this mix recently and it was quite good. I love bloody marys anytime, not just for brun...

bloody mary gin vs. vodka

by amdoyne 10 years ago

Now I know traditionally a Bloody Mary comes with Vodka but I feel like that leaves the drink watered down in flavor ...


Foxeyblue commented 2 months ago

"In and out" - discarding the vermouth when making a martini?

by BobB 7 years ago

I was in a bar in London recently (in a decent restaurant on Charlotte St) and ordered a Hendricks martini. The barm...


USNCPORET commented 2 months ago

Jiggering Highly Viscous Liquids (Honey, Gomme Syrup)

by EsotericWaffles 2 months ago

Does anyone have any tips on how to measure out and pour viscous liquid with consistent results? Part of me thinks it...

JMF commented 2 months ago

Pre-mixing Negronis?

by BobB 9 years ago

I've not historically been much of a cocktail drinker, but I discovered the Negroni a while ago and find myself havin...


superluckycat commented 3 months ago

Brix of Gomme Syrup?

by EsotericWaffles 3 months ago

I'm trying to make a 1:1 simple gomme syrup, but want to know if anyone knows how gum arabic influences the brix meas...


EsotericWaffles commented 3 months ago

a good mudslide variation?

by sirahola 8 years ago

Hello, I want to make a stronger variation of a mudslide for my aunt who loves them. I have vanilla vodka, kahlua,...


Ravenhair commented 3 months ago

Question about Remy Martin Champagne Cognac.

by FoodChic 9 years ago

We have a bottle of Question about Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac VSOP that we've had for at least 13 years... and...


jbl1953 commented 3 months ago

Lime Juice Filtration for Carbonation

by EsotericWaffles 6 months ago

Looking for guidance from someone who uses a home carbonator in the Dave Arnold style. I don't have a centrifuge a...

JMF commented 3 months ago

Luxardo maraschino liquor versus Leopold Bros?

by monopod 5 years ago

Has anyone compared these? Are they comparable for use in cocktails? I wanted to get a bottle of Luxardo to make ma...


Jagdesh0928 commented 3 months ago

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Nathan "Nearest" Green, Jack Daniel Master Distiller

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave wh...

Bourbon Whisky Tasting and Ranking Results... also Bourbon & Coke taste ratings

by Chicago Mike 11 years ago

Having a little extra time on my hands over the holidays I conducted an impromptu Bourbon Whisky tasting event this w...

stevewi commented 4 months ago