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"A man's drink of choice , tells volumes of one's character"-- need help..

Augie6, if you want something that tells of your character, how are you possibly going to find the answer from a group of anonymous people that don't know you? I am very engaged in the spirits industry and read on it every day. I am also constantly in search of who exactly I am as a person. The only thing that I can tell you as a bartending professional is to be one of those people that pull up to the bar, look at what is on the backbar and ask, "what is that?" Or look at a drink list and say, can you tell me about this drink? This is what I usually drink... and go from there. If you want a "signature" drink, it's GOT to be something that speaks of your personality and the only way you will know it is, is if you have tried it and know you like it. Do not listen to these people who think they can tell YOU what your signature drink is without having met you . "To each their own," as the saying goes. Not "to each as someone told them."

Apr 25, 2012
TheCiscoKid in Spirits

looking for simple, good vodka drinks that are not loaded with calories

soccermom13, it sounds like you don't really like the taste of vodka, as you said the only vodkas you have are used for cooking. If so, then why look for vodka drinks? I am asking simply to help you find what you are looking for. If you are looking to get an alcohol buzz with the fewest calories, then fair enough. There are plenty of ways to do so without relying on vodka that will still taste pleasant. As a bartender who does not like vodka, I struggle with people who drink vodka and can't explain why on a daily basis. I enjoy trying to find something for them outside of their comfort zone.

Apr 25, 2012
TheCiscoKid in Spirits

"A man's drink of choice , tells volumes of one's character"-- need help..

Augie, you gotta try drinks and find out for yourself man. When you pick a "signature" drink, its a representation of who you are and the path you've taken to get there. Asking people what you should make your signature cocktail is akin to asking people what your personality should be like.

Apr 04, 2012
TheCiscoKid in Spirits

need help choosing a cachaca and a rhum agricole to try (list below)

Just tried the Neisson blanc and it blew my mind. It's got this awesome vegetal quality that kind of lingers. Not bitter, but fresh. Also, if you can find it, La Favorite rhum agricole vieux is a great aged agricole to try.

Apr 04, 2012
TheCiscoKid in Spirits

Help needed for choice of signature cocktail-

Umm, cocktails on a grand scale can be tricky, especially on a moving vessel. I would recommend punch service. Punch is something that has seen a resurgence and was very common before prohibition. A nice punch bowl and ladle would be much easier to serve up than a cocktail shaker and glasses. You can make it before and just put it over a large block of ice in a bowl. Below are a recipe from cocktail historian David Wondrich and one from the Ministry of Rum, the definitive rum resource online. A day on a boat simply begs for a glass full of rum.

http://www.esquire.com/drinks/planters-punch-drink-recipe?click=main_sr

http://www.ministryofrum.com/rumcock....

Apr 02, 2012
TheCiscoKid in Spirits

Does anyone remember in Tucson...

Do you happen to know why it closed? It was a restaurant, so I'm guessing financial or time demands?

Nov 12, 2008
TheCiscoKid in Southwest

Does anyone remember in Tucson...

A breakfast place on 4th Ave. called the Egg Garden. It was just North of the intersection of 6th St. & 4th Ave., next to the Dairy Queen. it closed when I was younger and I was wondering if anyone knows why it closed or what the owners did afterward. It was an awesome place and had the best french toast.

Nov 12, 2008
TheCiscoKid in Southwest

Literal Hole-in-the-wall in Mazatlan

Thanks! It was about two years ago and I'm trying to remember for a friend who is on their way. From what I remember, there is a SMALL foyer that you order in that can fit about three people. Or it might just be through a door, but there is certainly nowhere to sit or anything like that. Thanks!

Nov 05, 2008
TheCiscoKid in Mexico

Literal Hole-in-the-wall in Mazatlan

Does anyone know the name of a place to get tamales in Mazatlan?? It is literally a hole in the wall. It is in the Centro Historico near the square where the cathedral is. It is down a street that is across the square from the cathedral about a block in. There are about three or four women who operate the establishment and serve a great variety of some of the best tamales I've ever had. And I'm Hispanic, so I'm pretty sure I know what's up. Searching for this place is also a great opportunity to see a little bit of the historic zone if you're a new visitor to town.

Nov 04, 2008
TheCiscoKid in Mexico

Tap This

Pete's Rally Cap.....anyone......anyone????

May 15, 2007
TheCiscoKid in Features

Rum Run

I like rum.... gyaaarrrrrrrr!!!!!

Oct 22, 2006
TheCiscoKid in Features

Find Features

In my humble opinion, the site could really benefit if we had the ability to browse or search the featured articles on the site.

Thanx!

Sep 13, 2006
TheCiscoKid in Site Talk