Cocktails & Spirits

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anyone import tequila from mexico?

by ac106 13 years ago

Heya all, I live in Mass and cannot receive shipments of liquor domestically. However I have read that people have imported absinthe and such from Europe with little problem. I am trying to a...

Mombassa Club Gin?

by zackly 12 months ago

A friend who lives in Italy part time was telling me about Mombassa Club Gin. It is all the rage over there. Claims it makes great gin and tonics. He said they charge 70 Euros for a 750 ml bottle. ...

Long-forgotten cocktails

by Boston_Otter 6 years ago

I love looking at old menus and their lists of cocktails, some of which are still fairly popular, some that pop up at 'speakeasy' style craft bars, and some that nobody's heard of in decades... oft...

White Negroni

by splatgirl 7 years ago

What are your ideal liquors and proportions? I must admit this Campari fan is a little weirded out by the thread discussing the red dye. Duh, right? But I really never thought about it before ...

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 1 year 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 11 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 1 year ago

Nice article on a new Irish single-malt.

Between a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 year 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 ...

Anyone else use alcohol as cough syrup?

by givemecarbs 12 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 1 year 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 2 years 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...