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On the hunt for Tanqueray Malacca...

We found it at our liquor store here in Cleveland. Which, honestly, shocked me since our liquor stores are all under state control and usually have the worst selection.

From what I understand, it's not that they didn't release it to the general public, it's just that all the bars and restaurants bought it all - knowing how great it was - leaving little of the limited supply behind for the rest of us. If you do see it anywhere, I would buy what you can.

We have probably 14 bottles of gin in our bar right now. This one blows them all away.

Apr 02, 2013
alicia_cle in Spirits

now what whiskey cocktails do i need to try...........

There are 3 or 4 Minotti's in the Cleveland area and Rocky River is the best one, though I have been disappointed in their selection lately. Southland Beverage in Middleburg Hts and Golden Gate Beverage in Cleveland Hts are the best, I think.

Have you been to the Old 97 Cafe in Akron? They don't have a list really but they have a cool atmosphere and a massive selection behind the bar. It's not like a NY modern bar but it's worth checking out! Also DBA which is Dante's new addition in Akron - we've had some fantastic drinks at Dante here in Cleveland.

Oct 20, 2012
alicia_cle in Spirits

Suggestion for a few more restaurants

I second Butcher. For any lunch, really. We ate at Herbsaint, Revolution, etc on our trip, but the meal we are still talking about? Butcher! The one that cost $15.

Oct 20, 2012
alicia_cle in New Orleans

Suggestion for a few more restaurants

Sylvain would be a nice Saturday dinner. It's a bit different (more like laid back cool casual upscale dining) than a few of your other stops but with great food and drinks!

Oct 20, 2012
alicia_cle in New Orleans

Tessora Limone

Has anyone else picked up a bottle of this stuff? It seems it's a local (Ohio) company, so I'm not sure how big of a market they are in yet. It's basically a creamy, limocello-like liqueur. We've tried a few recipes with it and it's really quite tasty - just trying to find new ways to use it.

Oct 20, 2012
alicia_cle in Spirits

now what whiskey cocktails do i need to try...........

It sounds like you need to do your liquor shopping over here in Cleveland!

Oct 20, 2012
alicia_cle in Spirits

Bachelorette Party Help - Need Cocktail Bar Rec!

I would definitely take Bar Uncommon off the list since Chris isn't mixing there any longer. Bar Tonique would be my choice in or around the Quarter, but if there's any way you guys could make it out to Cure - it would be so worth it.

Jul 10, 2012
alicia_cle in New Orleans