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Snapshotr?

BlueBeerd?

about 4 hours ago
EvergreenDan in Spirits

16 things you didn’t know about Jägermeister

You say "vile" like it's a bad thing. :)

about 8 hours ago
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Snapshotr?

There is nothing right about that.

about 8 hours ago
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Global launch for booze-free Halal ‘whisky’

Or would that be a hal-al gift?

Nov 20, 2014
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Global launch for booze-free Halal ‘whisky’

Reminds me of the cans of dehydrated water they sold in the 80's as gag gifts -- right next to the pet rock.

Nov 18, 2014
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Global launch for booze-free Halal ‘whisky’

I'm going to make a killing with alcohol-free vodka. [evil laugh]

Nov 17, 2014
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World's best whisky (from Japan)

I like Lagavulin and my friend likes Jack Daniels. To me, Jack Daniels is inferior to Lagavulin, and to him, Lagavulin should be used to clean your charcoal grill.

Who is right?






Me.

Nov 09, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits
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Whiskey gift for a beginner?

Keen's. I have two words. Mutton chop.

My father and his father before him went to Keen's to celebrate a big sale. Very fond memories of going there with Dad.

Now back to the drinking. +1 for zin1953 below. Balvenie Double Wood is very approachable, outside of the mainstream, reasonably priced, and widely available.

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Oct 27, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Whisky sales expected to overtake vodka in US

You lost me at "shot".

Oct 27, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Whiskies for Fall

Nice menu. Try the Redbreast.

Also, they have a Vieux Carre on the menu. It might make a nice second drink, either as is, or subbing Irish for the rye.

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Oct 14, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits
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The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

90 proof, herbal liqueur, a bit like Green Chartreuse plus a touch of menthol.

Oct 10, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

Becherovka in has a strong cinnamon note. Used for the syrup in an equal amount.

No grapefruit on hand, so sub'd equal parts Campari and Aperol, which gives the impression of bitter grapefruit. Equal amount total for the juice.

No OFW, so about 1 tsp Creme de Violette for a perfume/floral aspect.

Increased the lime to 3/4 oz to compensate for lack of acidity from white grapefruit, plus extra sugar from Aperol+Campari.

I served it on a big cube, so I omitted the lime wheel and placed a pinch on top of the cube a la Little Giuseppe

No idea how close it was to the original, but both my wife and I really enjoyed it.

Oct 10, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

Make this (as best I could, subbing Becherovka, Campari, Aperol, and Creme de Violette). Wonderful. What's the genesis of the name?

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Oct 09, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

I'm a flower wimp.

Oct 09, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

The craft cocktail craze has jumped the shark

That's a frightening amount of OBW. Maybe a different brand or more diluted than what I'm familiar with? I'll have to try that next time I'm in Harvard Square!

Oct 09, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Best New Mixologists

Zin is a long-standing chowhound, who recently has taken to posting industry links that he thinks we might find interesting.

Oct 09, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Whiskies for Fall

I interpret "other not too peaty" to be looking to minimize peat, rather find only modest peat. Bowmore is a nice Islay with moderate peat, at least in their Legend and 12. The Legend is a great value.

For an economical Irish, I'm fond of Clontarf, although I see some rebranding (Clontarf 1014??), so I'm not sure if it has changed. The black label is blended, but still quite flavorful. I need to revisit their single malt white label, which ironically I recall has being a bit bland. This makes no sense.

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Oct 07, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Templeton Rye Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Gains Traction

Good thing Sam Adams Boston Lager is made in Boston.

wait...

Oct 03, 2014
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A Tiny Cocktail Trend In America?

Excellent use of pinkie.

Sep 30, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

A Tiny Cocktail Trend In America?

Still!!

Sep 30, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Liquid Cocaine

Repulsive. Inane.

Sep 27, 2014
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Sazerac - Absinthe rinse substitute?

Becherovka has a strong cinnamon note -- probably the source of your gingerbread thing.

Sep 27, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Drink / liquor prices not advertized at the bar

Divorce?

Sep 23, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

The Vesper Cocktail

Much less taking drinkING advice from writers. ;)

Sep 23, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

best quality tequila for mixing

Careful. Regular Sauza is not Hornitos.

Sep 19, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

best quality tequila for mixing

I might add that Hornitos and Jimador are available in my area in 1.75L handles for an extremely attractive price.

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Sep 12, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

best quality tequila for mixing

+1.

Sep 10, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

don's mix cocktails

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Opaka Raka Gin, Bitters, Don's Mix, Lime juice, Simple syrup, Lime
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Patent Pending (Teardrop Lounge) Jamaican rum, Batavia Arrack, Aperol, Bitters, Don's Mix, Vanilla syrup, Grapefruit peel
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Saints and Sinners Demerara Rum, Cognac, Grapefruit bitters, Grapefruit juice, Don's Mix
Streets Ahead Light rum, Jamaican rum, Campari, Maraschino Liqueur, Don's Mix

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Sep 07, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Sausage Bloody Mary?

Hmmmm. "....expand and create new avenues of the BM."

I find that a nice spicy sausage can do that for me.

Sep 07, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Old fashioned cocktails, bourbon or rye whiskey?

Or get then learn to like. By the time the bottle is gone, maybe your tastes will have expanded to enjoy it?

I doubt I would have learned to like Fernet if I hadn't owned a bottle.

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Sep 03, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits