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A History of Black Bartenders by David Wondrich. Really interesting article, I'd love to see something more extensive on the topic.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:01 PM
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His column in the Esquire is good regular reading, too.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:07 PM
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His column in the Esquire is good regular reading, too.
Imbibe! is definitely on my list of books to get.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:42 PM
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I've made many a cocktail now! White Russians are stupid delicious and stupid high calorie! Martinis are nice! Manhattans are nice! Yay!

Anyone know some good non fruity rum recipes?
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I've made many a cocktail now! White Russians are stupid delicious and stupid high calorie! Martinis are nice! Manhattans are nice! Yay!

Anyone know some good non fruity rum recipes?
Dark and Stormy is my go to other than that Cuba Libres
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:08 PM
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Gin variety count now at 10.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:05 PM
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Anyone know some good non fruity rum recipes?
A daiquiri is only as sweet/fruity as you make it. Use a good rum and squeeze a real lime with your fingers (so you get that extra dusting of oils from the peel).
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:52 PM
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Rather than picking up some mezcal in SF, since it turns out I can get some at home, I picked up a bottle of Suze (for White Negronis) and Bitter Truth Pimento Dram (to add to the number of Tiki drinks I can make).
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:01 AM
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A daiquiri is only as sweet/fruity as you make it. Use a good rum and squeeze a real lime with your fingers (so you get that extra dusting of oils from the peel).
Yeah, the frozen margarita and strawberry daiquiri have done a lot of damage to their respective drinks. Any of those classic lime-based cocktails is only slightly sweet, since you only add fresh lime juice, and it's just enough to mellow out the alcohol. I recommend trying them both using the proper recipes, as well as their sister drink the Pegu Club (which is basically the same thing but with gin - very refreshing!).
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:52 AM
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Mezcal

You love it, I love it...

Any good ideas for cocktails?

A smashing mexican lady acquired me a bottle, and it's... well it's rough tequila. But i feel it has potential!
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:58 AM
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The rougher stuff makes a good paloma, in my experience.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:09 AM
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The rougher stuff makes a good paloma, in my experience.
I've been using fresca or san pellegrino flavoured for those. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:46 AM
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I've always had them with Squirt. The Pellegrino grapefruit never did a lot for me, leaves this really weird taste in the back of your mouth.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:40 AM
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No squirt here north of the border.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:49 AM
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Fresca (Coke product) doesn't really taste the same, but that could potentially work.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:20 PM
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I had a ritzy one at a Rick Moonen restuarant that had it with fresh grabefruit juice, soda water and steigel radler.

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Old 09-16-2016, 04:26 PM
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Ok

Mezcal, fresca, grapefruit bitters

It's noice
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:02 PM
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I had a ritzy one at a Rick Moonen restuarant that had it with fresh grabefruit juice, soda water and steigel radler.
Huh, never thought of that. There's a pretty good grapefruit beer called Schofferhofer that you might try there.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:44 PM
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Mezcal, fresca, grapefruit bitters

It's noice
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:54 PM
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I realized today that what you need is Jarritos Toronja if they have that where you are.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:37 PM
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President Obama's legacy will be a mixed one but his efforts in the area of Cuban rum are def. a mark in the win column.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:58 PM
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My semi-annual mail-order liquor purchase arrived today: This time it was five hard-to-find gins (I know, who'd have guessed). One is a type I know and love (St. George Mt. Tam Terroir), while the other four just sounded interesting. One is saffron-infused. Two are very different formulations involving honey (one has a ton of botanicals, the other is strictly honey and juniper). And one is supposedly the best gin distilled in Austria. Hooray for interesting alcohol!
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:10 PM
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My semi-annual mail-order liquor purchase arrived today: This time it was five hard-to-find gins (I know, who'd have guessed). One is a type I know and love (St. George Mt. Tam Terroir), while the other four just sounded interesting. One is saffron-infused. Two are very different formulations involving honey (one has a ton of botanicals, the other is strictly honey and juniper). And one is supposedly the best gin distilled in Austria. Hooray for interesting alcohol!
I picked this up the other day and immediately thought of you Parish! I wanted to ask if you had tried it or what you thought of it! But now I know. Speaking of gins! I made a new cocktail combining Gin and what is apparently the hip new thing in sparkling waters - La Croix!

Behold the Gin and Tonic Fizz!



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Old 10-17-2016, 09:15 PM
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I reblogged your cocktail already on Tumblr! Or maybe favorited. Anyway, yes. This is something I'd have made - all the way down to using Fever Tree.

I love Mt. Tam gin. It was the one that made me realize gin can be really different and distinct and cemented my preference for gin as my go-to spirit. I love earthy, herbal flavors like mint and pine, and Mt. Tam kinda tastes like drinking a pine forest. Definitely not for everyone but I think it's great.


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Old 10-17-2016, 09:19 PM
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What is Austria's best gin?
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:35 PM
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Mt. Tam kinda tastes like drinking a pine forest. Definitely not for everyone but I think it's great.
That's how I was describing it to another cocktail friend! I told him imagine you're out by Tahoe, up in the Sierra Nevadas. Deep in the pine forests. The air is crisp and clean. Breathe in. Hold that air in your lungs. That's what Mt. Tam tastes like.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:46 PM
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What is Austria's best gin?
Reisetbauer Blue. I will see for myself soon!

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That's how I was describing it to another cocktail friend! I told him imagine you're out by Tahoe, up in the Sierra Nevadas. Deep in the pine forests. The air is crisp and clean. Breathe in. Hold that air in your lungs. That's what Mt. Tam tastes like.
Between Mt. Tam and Laphroaig, my taste in alcohol is apparently "inhaling a bog or a forest floor." What can I say, I love the earth.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:33 PM
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I tried Campari for the first time yesterday. It was definitely different, but I could see trying it again, especially mixed with grapefruit juice or something.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:19 AM
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Hmmmm, I never got into gin, but I do like me some Laphroaig. Maybe I should try this Mt. Tam stuff sometime. (Though TBH I like the peaty scotches more for the smoke than the moss.)
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:27 AM
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St. George's gins are certainly worth trying, yeah. If your experience with gin to date is mainly "tastes like burning pain" I think you'd be pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately they're hard to get on this coast.
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