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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1305 on: November 30, 2021, 05:10:37 am »
Oddly infused with cucumber and rose 🥒 🌹

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1306 on: November 30, 2021, 05:51:06 am »
what? do you like it?
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...
Well, I have others.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1307 on: November 30, 2021, 05:57:58 am »
Haven't tried it yet, but im thinking it must be interesting.
Had Vodka infused with cucumber and it was pretty good.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1308 on: November 30, 2021, 06:00:49 pm »
Hendricks is great. Great for a martini, absolutely made for a Pimm’s Cup if you like them with gin.

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I mentioned to fifths already. The La Venenosa I previously had a 200mL and loved so much I picked up a fifth. The Jabali I mentioned having acquired for a friend. But I found a 200 mL of that so I’ll keep the fifth.

I very much look forward to trying the 200mL bottles. These include a Sotol, which has a similar process to mezcal but is from a different region (originating in Chihuahua) and different plants (sotol plant or desert spoon). Going to a bar for tastings or finding smaller bottles is great, you can look before you leap into an investment that might not pay off.

Here is the mezcal/raicilla/sotol/part of the tequila section from this small local liquor store. Pretty impressive.

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Think it, be it.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1309 on: November 30, 2021, 06:03:01 pm »
Like a library of bottles  ;)
Really good selection there

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1310 on: November 30, 2021, 06:17:23 pm »
@dinobarnesberlin  Hendricks is good but I think of it as a summer gin. As @mclaincausey says good in martinis  (or with tonic) but care is needed if you have other preferences. For me, the cucumber feels really wrong in a negroni, for example.

If either of you ever make it to London, any of the Whisky Exchange shops have that bottle library feel in spades and the Great Portland Street branch is just round the corner from Rivet & Hide  :)

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1311 on: November 30, 2021, 07:03:32 pm »
@mclaincausey I could get into a lot of trouble in that store. Looks like they have one of my all time favorite tequilas that I cannot currently get. That’s the Cascahuin Plata. My liquor, www.astorwines.com , store has a pretty good selection of Rey Campero,but they only have the 750MM sizes,and they’re pretty expensive. They do have a blanket 15% off sale a few times a year,which is when I stock up. If you have a minute maybe you could go to their website,click on Spirits,click on pick a Producer, click on Rey Campero and it will bring you to everything they have. If you could recommend something I’d greatly appreciate it as it was you who recommended Alipus,which I love, a few years ago. Looking forward to your reviews. Thanks!

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1312 on: November 30, 2021, 08:01:47 pm »
@Jett129 PM me if you want me to ship you a bottle--it would truly be my pleasure. I'll have to grab myself a bottle in the meantime.

Astor is really great, I always come across them when googling bottles of interest.

I've played around with Sotol, which is often vegetal and minerally, and I'm hoping to find some $30-40 bottles I can keep as staples along with some of my espadin mezcals. To be able to have a sniff of special stuff from time to time, then fall back to affordable spirits is my goal.

@ARNC spot on, a negroni would be gross with it :D
Think it, be it.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1313 on: November 30, 2021, 08:54:15 pm »
@dinobarnesberlin @ARNC if you want to try something different in terms of gin:

https://www.calvados-drouin.com/de/product/50/le-gin/g/5

Gin made by a calvados distiller. I quite enjoyed it, perfect for summer!

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1314 on: November 30, 2021, 09:23:03 pm »
Thanks @Tago Mago , sounds interesting.

@mclaincausey you definitely need different gins for different applications. I’ve only ever found one that works for me in a bijou (I have to modify the classic proportions as chartreuse is a bit of a thug). It’s also the only drink in my repertoire where increasing the proportion of gin results in a weaker drink!

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1315 on: November 30, 2021, 11:02:52 pm »
100% @ARNC

Speaking of gin and chartreuse, are you familiar with The Last Word cocktail? It was super hype at least in the American craft scene for a while. Interesting backstory here about how it was rediscovered from an old collection of Prohibition-era recipes; it was originated at the Detroit Athletic Club.

TL;DR: equal parts (3/4 oz) chartreuse, dry gin, lime juice, and maraschino liqueur shaken and strained into a coupe.

Big, bold, but balanced; kind of reminds me of a sour apple Jolly Rancher.
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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1316 on: November 30, 2021, 11:30:52 pm »

Speaking of gin and chartreuse, are you familiar with The Last Word cocktail? It was super hype at least in the American craft scene for a while. Interesting backstory here about how it was rediscovered from an old collection of Prohibition-era recipes; it was originated at the Detroit Athletic Club.

I’ve not tried or made one but have read about them. In my head I can’t see how the combination would work, but maybe I just have to try one. I tend to expand my repertoire by subbing/adding ingredients to drinks I already like. One of my favourite discoveries was this https://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/4128/via-roma.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1317 on: December 01, 2021, 03:55:33 am »
Damn good sotol I got in Texas

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1318 on: December 01, 2021, 08:51:57 am »
@dinobarnesberlin @ARNC if you want to try something different in terms of gin:

https://www.calvados-drouin.com/de/product/50/le-gin/g/5

Gin made by a calvados distiller. I quite enjoyed it, perfect for summer!


Looks really interesting @Tago Mago    Thanks for the heads up.
@ARNC would really like to check out the Whiskey Exchange. Heard nothing but good things about it.

@mclaincausey probably fits better to the summer months for sure.

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Re: Hard Drinkers, Lets Drink Hard (Spirits, Liquors and Cocktails)
« Reply #1319 on: December 01, 2021, 09:36:31 am »
100% @ARNC

Speaking of gin and chartreuse, are you familiar with The Last Word cocktail? It was super hype at least in the American craft scene for a while. Interesting backstory here about how it was rediscovered from an old collection of Prohibition-era recipes; it was originated at the Detroit Athletic Club.

TL;DR: equal parts (3/4 oz) chartreuse, dry gin, lime juice, and maraschino liqueur shaken and strained into a coupe.

Big, bold, but balanced; kind of reminds me of a sour apple Jolly Rancher.

Also available as a Mezcal Last Word ;). Phenomenal cocktail!