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Specifics on making a meyer lemon shrub?

1 day ago
EvergreenDan in Spirits

30-35 guests expected for my son's 1st birthday lunch celebration. What alcohol should I serve?

A French 75 is a wonderful classic cocktail that would suit this time of day. They may be made with either gin or cognac. If you want to get fancy, a version with elderflower liqueur is sometimes called a French 77. It is the sort of drink that both men and women tend to like.

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‘Cowboy’ ranch distillery opens in Utah

Maybe they'll dry their sprouted grain with smoldering cow chips, creating a whole new class of whiskey.

Nice chaps, too.

2 days ago
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Bar charged over liquid nitrogen cocktail

If you add enough LN2 to freeze the alcohol and water (into a block, as you say), and then have a suplus of LN2, you have a glass with LN2 in it, not a solution. If you drink that, you are drinking pure LN2. Gives me the creeps just thinking about it.

But I'm speculating. I have no idea what happened, nor do I know whether the injury was from freezing or rupture of the stomach. Seems entirely possible though.

2 days ago
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Bar charged over liquid nitrogen cocktail

Speculating, what if the drink was frozen by the LN2, so what was swallowed was LN2, not alcohol or water. The LN2 hits the liquid in the stomach and is vaporized, turning into 694x the volume swallowed. Stomach ruptures. Plus possible serious freeze burns.

I can imagine swallowing something "bad". Haven't you ever swallowed something too hot and felt the burn in your stomach? Clearly spitting it out would have been better, but you didn't.

Dec 17, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Help with Drink Name! Please :)

"Gallagher Sour" -- hahaha.

Dec 17, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Help with Drink Name! Please :)

Watermelon Martini.

/tread

Dec 12, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Copper Moscow Mule mug?

Good for you? You decide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_t...

That's why you should be sure to clean any green oxide off your copper cookware. Generally one avoids exposing unlined copper cookware to acids, such as citrus.

I'm not saying that a few drinks from a copper mug would be a problem -- I have no opinion on the matter.

Dec 04, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

So What "Old School" Cocktails Should I serve for Christmas?

Tastes like a pine cone, in a good way. Gin tastes like a pine needle. In a good way. Neither are bitter.

Dec 04, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

What do you know about Palomas?

Paloma : Margarita = Seven & Seven : Manhattan.

Nov 30, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits
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Snapshotr?

BlueBeerd?

Nov 25, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

16 things you didn’t know about Jägermeister

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

Nov 25, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Snapshotr?

There is nothing right about that.

Nov 25, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits

Global launch for booze-free Halal ‘whisky’

Or would that be a hal-al gift?

Nov 20, 2014
EvergreenDan in Spirits
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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
EvergreenDan in Spirits
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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
EvergreenDan in Spirits
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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
EvergreenDan in Spirits

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