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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.

This Scotch Whisky Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

In honor of National Scotch Day on July 27, mix up this drink that proves Scotch whiskey isn't just for sipping neat. The whiskey cocktail is the point of origin for modern drinks. Its formula—spirit...

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The perfect drink for any occasion

rawright
by rawright 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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

eatapotamusNola
by eatapotamusNola 3 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 3 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 4 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...

One for those feeling a little worse for wear!

Newlyn_Tinning
by Newlyn_Tinning 3 years ago

Hello All & a new year dawns. Some of us may well be feeling a little fragile today, so here is some golden information from arguably the Worlds funniest & no nonsense TV Chef of all time, Keith...

The Office - Two Tickets Available 12/30

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by Cheets 3 years ago

I have two tickets to the The Office on Saturday 12/30 at 5:45 PM. Cost is $100. I had to cancel my trip to Chicago due to illness. If you create an account with Tock, I can transfer the reservatio...

Thanksgiving Cocktails

jlovesfood
by jlovesfood 3 years ago

The Barefoot Contessa has long been a leader in home-cooked, gourmet meals and ultimate party planning. Her cookbooks after much more than the recipes themselves, but also how to enhance each dish ...

North Phoenix recommendations

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by csnp11 3 years ago

Looking for some restaurant ideas for the north side of Phoenix. A few friends and I are taking a class at the JW Marriott in Desert Ridge, and google maps for the nearby area shows mostly chain re...

Brix of Gomme Syrup?

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by EsotericWaffles 3 years 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 measurement. It's a solid so presumably it has an impact, but is it significant? I t...

Girls Weekend

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by nsm08 4 years ago

Hi, I’ll be in Austin in Feb for a girls weekend. We are looking for restaurant ideas with a fun environment. I prefer a good cocktail list and am not picky (but I am a pescatarian). No price...

Charleston - Restaurant Help

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by candyapple13 4 years ago

Going to Charleston this weekend for anniversary trip (leaving kids at home!). 2 nights. Dinner reservations at both Macintosh and Chez Nous one night (need to choose — any advice? Which is more...

Nomad Bar help

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by kyra2224 4 years ago

Heading to NYC next weekend and it's been a couple years since I have been back. I have been to the NoMad for dinner but I wanted to check out the cocktails and have a few snacks at the bar. Just a...

The Punch Room

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by BekahR 4 years ago

Outside the elevator on the 15th floor at the Ritz Carlton, a woman stands at a podium. Unmarked doors blend in with the wall. You ask for the Punch Room, speakeasy style, but the staff will hel...