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what type of tequila is best for mixing with non alcoholic margerita mix's

IMO nothing beats Costco's Kirkland brand blanco for mixing at around $20 for a 1.75 ltr. They also have recently started selling a repo for $15 a ltr which I bought but haven't opened yet. I do quite like the anejo for $20/ltr.

Jul 15, 2014
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what type of tequila is best for mixing with non alcoholic margerita mix's

JMF - at least the original Patron is still available as Siete Leguas - and usually is cheaper than Patron.

I think the DeKuyper O3 is quite decent - have you had it? Quite similar to Cointreau at half the price.

Jul 12, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

What to do with Gosling's 151 Rum?

I finally got around to trying the Saranac ginger beer, and though it was pleasant enough it didn't have much bite at all. I thought it tasted more like a good ginger ale.

Jul 12, 2014
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Corzo Anejo - Yea or Nay?

Never had it but here are some reviews, and 91/100 is very good here.

http://www.tequila.net/tequila-review...

Jul 09, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Tequila

Where are you? Your selection will be 10x better in California than say in NC.

Jun 25, 2014
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Alcohol-related: alcohol-dtecting laser developed; no need to pull over drivers....

i doubt it would work on a convertible ;-)

Jun 06, 2014
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Need Help Figuring Out What This Liquor Bottle Is?

And so does google image LOL - although I recognized the bottle, I tried to search it just for fun, and it returned toilets.

Jun 05, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

what do you mix hennesey with?

Dan - I tried to make a Vieux Carre tonight - then I realized that my Drambuie (which I use as a sub for Benedictine) is at my girlfriend's house.

I tried using splashes of Scotch, St Elizabeth and Krupnik - and ended up adding a splash of simple syrup - and it ended up drinkable and interesting, though probably not exactly a Vieux Carre.

Jun 03, 2014
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What Craft Spirits Have Disappointed You?

Hitime wine has a good price on Bluecoat, $18 - and flat rate $9.99 shipping for up to 12 bottles to California.

Jun 02, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Need Help Figuring Out What This Liquor Bottle Is?

Qream.

May 30, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits
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What Craft Spirits Have Disappointed You?

I have had Stranahan's a couple times, and though I don't know if I would say I liked it better than similar established single malts, it was unique and good enough to be worth getting.

May 28, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Rum cream, where can I find it?

I have never had Wray and Nephew's, but have heard it is very good.

El Dorado's Rum Cream is quite decent.

May 28, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

I just got a 6 pack of the saranac, to be honest it tastes more to me like ginger ale than beer, with very little bite at all.

I find it odd that so many people like fever tree and not Reed's, because I found them to be the most similar of the ones I have tried, with a lot of spicy ginger taste and heat.

May 28, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Ginger and Coffee

I much prefer Trader Vic's Kona Coffee Liqueur to Kahlua, I find it to have a much more authentic coffee taste. It costs about the same or less than kahlua, at around $15-17 for a 750 ml.

May 24, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Costco Liquor Store- what to buy?

Actually, the Blanco is around $20 for a 1.75 ltr, and at that price is an amazing deal and a very good mixer, with a fairly aggressive agave profile. It isn't even a bad sipper, though pretty basic.

May 23, 2014
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Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

Oops so you did say that, d'oh. I have been following this thread all along but hadn't reread the original post in a while.

May 22, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

old old fashioned

Thanks, that makes sense. Now I recall having heard that before - but I still see some recipes refer to "2:1 simple syrup".

May 21, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

One question I have - what recipe are you using for this?

I cannot find any consistency in the ratios. Gosling's own site says 1.5 oz rum to 4-5 oz ginger beer, and a lime wedge for garnish. However, most people seem to use 1/2 oz or so of lime juice - although apparently that is an American addition, not traditionally used in Bermuda. I have also seen ratios of rum to ginger beer anywhere from 1:2 to 2:3.

May 21, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

"I like to really curate my herbs"

Can't beat Sobieski, especially for the price. Smirnoff is a little more neutral (I did a blind comparison of them once), but the mild flavor of Sobieski is not at all unpleasant.

May 21, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

old old fashioned

If not specified, when "simple syrup" is referred to in a recipe is the convention 1:1 or 2:1?

May 21, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

Dan - I looked at the Barritt's can while I was in Total Wine yesterday, and unfortunately it says HFCS. They were out of the bottles so I couldn't check.

May 19, 2014
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Costco Liquor Store- what to buy?

I like their Anejo and blanco Tequilas, as well as the Bourbon. Skip the spiced rum, it's pretty awful IMO.

May 16, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

I have only been able to find it in the bottle, and it seemed overly sweet. If I can find it in a can I will try it again, but I was totally underwhelmed especially for the price.

May 15, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

One question - is there any difference between the Barritt's in the bottle, and the Barritt's "Stone Ginger Beer" in the can?

May 15, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Dark and Stormy - Ginger Beer Challenge

Not sure what you are referring to when you say Barritt's is Gosling's brand - I have read that they are imported by the same company, but there is a Gosling's brand of Ginger beer.

http://www.goslingsrum.com/microsites...

I have had both, and they taste nothing alike. I much prefer the Gosling's, was really not impressed with the barritt's. We just found it not to have much ginger bite at all.

May 13, 2014
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What bourbon are you drinking these days?

That must be the 7 yr Black label, the 1783 has a black label but 1783 is in huge numbers and it says "small batch" below it.

May 13, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

Stoli Pertsovka Has Anyone been Able to Get it

Now you've piqued my interest, but I can't seem to find the Nemiroff in stock anywhere in the US - at least not on wine-searcher or any of my usual online sources.

May 13, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

What bourbon are you drinking these days?

Which Evan Williams? Green, white, black label, 1783? None are very expensive.

The 100 proof white label is on sale in NC this month for $11.45 for a 750, at which price it can't be beaten as a mixer. I prefer to sip the 1783, which is aged a lot longer (10 yrs vs 4 for the 100 proof.) and only about $14.50 regular price.

May 13, 2014
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Adios to Old Weller 12?

I'm not seeing Weller of any sort in stock at most places. Atlanta Total Wine had been showing an in-stock date of April for the 12 yr, now it doesn't and I don't know if they ever got any in. Other than the stores here having some Old Weller 107 in stock, none of my usual online retailers have anything Weller.

May 12, 2014
ncyankee101 in Spirits

What to do with Gosling's 151 Rum?

My girlfriend and I have tried several ginger beers in D&S's over the last couple years - Reed's, Gosling's, Fever Tree, and Barritt's.

The last one we tried - with great anticipation, after all the good things we had heard - was Barritt's. I guess it's a matter of personal preference, but we were both greatly underwhelmed, and found it rather sweet and bland, lacking the spicy ginger bite we had become accustomed to from the other three.

I have seen recommendations for Saranac in another thread and just noticed they have it at Total Wine around here for $6 a six pack, as well as Bundaberg. Definitely going to try them both soon.

We find Reed's quite decent, and though the ginger taste is a little hot we find it works well for us in a D&S - and it is much cheaper and more readily available than the other here in NC, $3.39 a 4 pack (12 oz) on sale at Whole Foods.

The Gosling's also has a nice bite to it, and a little less hot but is not as easy to find around here, When I travel and find it at a decent price I always grab a couple six packs.

I quite liked the Fever Tree, which has the most intense ginger bite, but it costs roughly 4 times as much as the Reed's. With as many D&S's we drink - it's her favorite drink - it would get expensive.

May 11, 2014
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