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Help for a Couple of Cocktail Novices (Part 1)


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#571 ChrisTaylor

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:45 AM



Caneflower tonight.


It's nice enough, altho' verges on being too sweet. Will use less elderflower next time.

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#572 Kerry Beal

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

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Suggested on the PDT thread - Eclipse.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

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Can never go wrong with a caipirinha.

#574 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Wow - can't believe I haven't posted anything here since September.

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Tonight - a Savoy Tango. Anna found us each a bottle of Sloe Gin to play with.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

I miss you posts! How do you like the sloe gin (and the applejack)?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

I miss you posts! How do you like the sloe gin (and the applejack)?


Mine was sloe gin and calvados and I will now pour a negroni to help me forget it!
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#577 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

I miss you posts! How do you like the sloe gin (and the applejack)?


Hubby enjoyed it - I've had better! Next up - Sloe Gin Fizz I think.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

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Sloe Gin Fizz - perhaps not quite as fizzy as it could have been as my siphon was low on water - but a much more satisfactory drink than the Tango!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

Two words for you: Modern No. 2.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

Two words for you: Modern No. 2.


You're on. Tonight.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:22 PM


Two words for you: Modern No. 2.


You're on. Tonight.


Nope! Definitely no. But thanks for trying. There is a taste that I am having a hard time identifying but that I find really, really off-putting. It's almost as if it is dredging up an unpleasant memory that I can't quite grasp.

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#582 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

Sorry for the typo upthread- it should have read "I miss YOUR posts".
Anyway, it's good to see you both again on this thread and I will be following your adventures with sloe gin as it's not something I have had a chance to try yet.

#583 Emily_R

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Can someone tell me what Sloe Gin tastes like? I looked on wikipedia but it wasn't really clear on the taste. Does it bear any resemblance to regular gin (is there any juniper in it?)

#584 Kerry Beal

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Just tasted it neat - hard to describe - boozy for sure, a bit sour, a bit plummy, a bit cough syrupy but in a good way. Not picking up the juniper but I believe it is there.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

A touch bitter, too, right? BTW, a touch of Campari is wonderful in a Sloe Gin Fizz. The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin was described as being more bitter, eliminating the need for the Campari. I've never had it, though.
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#586 Kerry Beal

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

A touch bitter, too, right? BTW, a touch of Campari is wonderful in a Sloe Gin Fizz. The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin was described as being more bitter, eliminating the need for the Campari. I've never had it, though.


Indeed - a bit bitter too.

#587 Kerry Beal

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

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Mojito with some frost nipped mojito mint. I've got to remember to bring the bay and some of the mint in for the winter - with any luck it will grow for me inside.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

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Forgot to snap a picture before I gave the boys their drinks. Anna and I found some Schweppes Bitter Lemon at the Punjab Market. Looks like it must be imported from eastern Europe - I think the writing on it might be Hungarian.

Used up the last of the Pimms, along with a bit of gin to make some Pimm's Cups.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

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Tonight A Moment of Silence.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

I like the name :-) Makes me want to try it out.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

Kerry - How was the sweetness of A Moment of Silence? There was a comment that it was a touch sweet when make with Apry (as written). I've only used Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot and liked it. And I'm the President of the Sugar Haters Club. I haven't had apricot liqueur in the house for a while, but this is such a nice drink that I think I'll pick some up today.
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#592 Kerry Beal

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

Kerry - How was the sweetness of A Moment of Silence? There was a comment that it was a touch sweet when make with Apry (as written). I've only used Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot and liked it. And I'm the President of the Sugar Haters Club. I haven't had apricot liqueur in the house for a while, but this is such a nice drink that I think I'll pick some up today.


It was a bit sweet - but I'm OK with that!

#593 Kerry Beal

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

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Another sweet one tonight - Amaretto Sour.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

Which recipe did you use Kerry? I like this one. I use the Luxardo and I can't get a cask proof bourbon here so I used Knob Creek. At 100 proof, it's as close as I can get on that one.
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#595 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

I kludged it from a couple of recipes - so it was 2 ounces amaretto, 1/4 ounce simple, 1 1/4 ounces lemon, 1/2 egg white and a couple of dashes of angostura.

I've got a bottle of Booker's perhaps this evening I should try his variation.

#596 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

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Tried the Jeffery Morganthaler Amaretto Sour suggested above this evening. While it was a perfectly lovely cocktail - I think we both preferred the simplicity of yesterday's version.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

Ah well, worth a try anyway. I like the addition of the bourbon.

 

 

 

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Edited by Mjx, 08 April 2013 - 01:43 AM.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.