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Craft Cocktails

A craft cocktail takes drinking up a notch. Find the best ones with the help of booze-savvy 'Hounds, discuss recipes for mixing yours at home, and share your favorite riffs on the classics.

Homemade Bitters Are the Best Thing to Happen to Your Bar Cart

Why would you make your own bitters? Well, why not? We live in an age of DIY everything, from kombucha to jerky. We also live in an age when finding artisanal, small-batch, craft versions of everything...

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Toronto Reference Library to Union

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by fryerlover 1 year ago

Hi everyone, my husband and I will be attending Vision Quest this Sat at the TRL until about 2 PM. From there we will be headed to Union, however we plan to take our time and check out some local p...

Olympia Oyster Bar | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Olympia Oyster Bar has been on my radar to try since seeing a shellfish demo in Ensenada by Chef-owner Maylin Chavez who hails from Tijuana. I headed there post-Proud Mary nap, https://www.chowhoun...

Windmill - Cocktails on Clinton Street

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by mitchleeny 1 year ago

Windmill is the new venture from Sother Teague and Max Green et al. Sother is one of the mad geniuses behind the tiny Amor y Amargo (not that this place is much bigger) and Blue Quarter, was an o...

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Opened last week by Dino Bugica of Diavola Restaurant and offering crudos, bar bites, small plates, and classic cocktails. Can't wait to try it . . . who's been? Geyserville Gun Club 21025 ...

Ingredients in Grand Marnier?

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by ChervilGeorge 1 year ago

If you happen to have a bottle on hand (purchased in United States) would you mind checking the ingredient label and letting me know what's in it? I have an old bottle with a missing label and can...

Portland Maine

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by catciao 1 year ago

Hi All! I would love some insight regarding a birthday dinner in Portland. I'll be Downeast visiting old friends at the end of August-I used to live there-and have decided to stop in Portland for t...

Pride Sunday in SF

Multifoiled
by Multifoiled 1 year ago

Any good suggestions for a light bite and good cocktails on Pride Sunday in the city? Attending our first SF pride parade today. We have dinner reservations at Cotogna for 5:30. Knowing me, I’ll mo...

1880 Union Saloon | Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The Saloon in the 1880 Union Hotel was recommended to me for a drink and some bar snacks but I couldn't squeeze it into my brief time in town. Worthwhile? 1880 Union Saloon 362 Bell Street Los...

Norman Restaurant & Bar | Skyview Motel - Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Dinner options in Los Alamos are fairly limited on Wednesday nights. Norman Restaurant & Bar in the newly renovated Skyview Motel is new and one of the few places that is open. I was alerted that i...

The perfect drink for any occasion

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by rawright 1 year ago

Whether you’re out on a first date or enjoying a summer afternoon picnic with your best friends, it’s always time for a drink. Besides, isn’t it 5 o’Clock somewhere? Everyone has a favorite drink t...

What are you drinking tonight?

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by Smokeydoke30 2 years ago

Lets revive this once-popular thread. So, in the spirit of the What's For Dinner thread, lets post what we're drinking tonight. Photos, links and recipes are welcome. Lets have 2018 be fill...

Cocktails

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by Apprentice 2 years ago

Hey Chicago hounds, I think I have a handle on the main cocktail bars recommended by fellow hounds (obviously with a city this size there are hundreds): Proxi Loyalist GreenRiver Berskhir...

Bar Bura at Cuatro Cuatros | Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Watching the sunset at Bar Bura at Cuatro Cuatros in the height of summer was one of the highlights of my visits to Ensenada. The enjoyment was as much about the journey as the finale. When you...

Difference between syrups and mixers

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by achenn 2 years ago

Hi, I'm exploring the world of bottled cocktail ingredients - syrups and mixers in particular. Across the number of brands I've sampled from, I've noticed the syrups tend to be about +2x as thick a...

Batch sazerac

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by akdad 2 years ago

Looking to do a batch of sazeracs and for cost reasons I would like to use one 750 ml bottle to produce thirty two 1 oz drinks. I was considering the following recipe: 750 ml (25oz) cognac 2 oz...

Jan 30 5-10pm, Absinthe 20th anniversary, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Officially celebrating our 20th Anniversary tomorrow, 1/30! Join us for a reception-style event featuring an all-star lineup of past & present bar managers, each of whom helped establish Absinthe‘...

French 75 in Ann Arbor?

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by JohnnyDeliciously 2 years ago

Any bar/restaurant in Ann Arbor have a French 75 on their menu? Partner wants one for her birthday. Prefers it to be made by professionals, and with an “out-on-the-town” ambience. Alternately, a ba...

The Perfect Martini

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by eatapotamusNola 2 years ago

1. Scrub the entire inside and rim of the glass with an unpeeled lemon to smear the lemon oil on the glass (being very careful not to press too hard or you’ll end up with broken glass in your finge...

The Snug | Pacific Heights - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On the last night of Hanukkah, a friend and I met for a holiday cocktail at newly opened The Snug. We were greeted warmly. Though open less four weeks, the place was already packed at 5:45pm. The n...

June 2017 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion: DEAD RABBIT DRINKS MANUAL

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Please use this thread to discuss and review recipes from THE DEAD RABBIT DRINKS MANUAL: SECRET RECIPES AND BARROOM TALES FROM TWO BELFAST BOYS WHO CONQUERED THE COCKTAIL WORLD, by Sean Muldoon and...