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Best Ways to Enjoy Anisette?

It works well in vodka with a squeeze of lemon.

Dec 05, 2012
robert222 in Spirits


Lillet with a splash of vodka, along with a slice of orange or lemon, on the rocks, makes for a terrific drink.

Sep 27, 2010
robert222 in Spirits

Off to a bad start with rum.

Mount Gay Eclipse is always a good stand-by and mixes well. A classic with tonic and lime. Usually under $20.
The Cruzan Single Barrel is in the $30 range and is a decadent pleasure with a good ginger ale or on its own.

Dec 31, 2009
robert222 in Spirits

russian standard vodka

Russian Standart compares quite well. Viscous, smooth and more than a touch of that bread-y note on the finish that Russian vodkas are known for. A very nice vodka at a good price.

Oct 10, 2008
robert222 in Spirits

Scotch Blends

For what it's worth, Famous Grouse is the best-selling whiskey in Scotland, and to my taste, it does the job at a good price. I like the Black Label, too, though it is a little pricey. The Red Label has a similar smoky quality, though not as smooth or flavorful. My father-in-law keeps a bottle of White Horse in his liquor cabinet. It's a bit rough, as is Grant's.

Apr 17, 2008
robert222 in Spirits

Where to buy Flor de Cana rum in Boston, NYC or Chapel Hill?

I just picked up a bottle of the Flor de Cana 7-year-old Grand Reserve at Warehouse Wines and Spirits, 735 Broadway off Astor, downtown. Pretty nice rum, quite dry. They have a pretty good rum selection there, btw.

Jan 15, 2008
robert222 in Spirits

Apple cider cocktail?

Cider mixes very nicely with rum, and bit of hard apple cider on top gives it a fine sparkle, too.
Cider also mixes well with Pear Williams, the pear brandy.

Oct 24, 2007
robert222 in Spirits

Empanads in Ossining/Tarrytown?

This place might fit the bill: owners are from Chile, and it's quite popular with the locals. Los Andes Bakery, 180 Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow.