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Help for a Couple of Cocktail Novices (Part 2)


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#91 Kerry Beal

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:21 PM

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All this talk of Sidecars - when I realized that I'd found the Pierre Ferrand Cognac at the LCBO last week - I had to make one.

 

 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

Thoughts and ratios?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

Interesting choice of glass style for your Sidecar, Kerry!  With Sidecars on my mind I had just been looking at a thread on vintage cocktail glasses when I saw your post.



#94 Kerry Beal

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Followed the directions that FrogPrincesse mentioned in the Sidecar thread - 2 ounces Cognac, 3/4 ounce dry curacao, 3/4 ounce lemon, dash each of Regan's and Angostura orange, 1 tsp syrup (used cane syrup).

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:08 PM

I'm keeping one eye on the LCBO site just in case the Pierre Ferrand makes it to this end of the province.


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

#96 Kerry Beal

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

Found it in Vintages.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

Found it in Vintages.

The closest Vintages store is 5 hours away so not convenient but doable if I or someone I know goes there for any reason. I'll keep a watch for it but it's really not a huge deal if it doesn't get this far. There are a few things still on my list that I really want but, in general, I've slowed down significantly on the booze buying.


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

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

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Tonight's cocktail - a Margara.  Wanted to try the Creole Shrubb for the first time.   



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:21 PM

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Tonight's cocktail - a Margara.  Wanted to try the Creole Shrubb for the first time.   

That one sounds tasty.


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

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:41 PM

Down in Buffalo this weekend visiting eG's Patris - made negroni's with the sweet vermouth that I had made.

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

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The Choke Artist - suggested on the drinks thread.  Just made a half - back to being a lightweight after not drinking much for a while.

 

 



#102 Tri2Cook

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

How was that one? I added it to my "drinks to try" list after seeing it in the drinks thread but haven't got to it yet. One of these days I'm going to have to quit adding to that list or start drinking more. It's getting ridiculously long.


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#103 Kerry Beal

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

I quite enjoyed it - went for that one because I needed to open the sherry for a chocolate project.



#104 Kerry Beal

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

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Paper Plane tonight.  It would appear I haven't been taking my drinking seriously enough lately!



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

Couple of recent drinks - 

 

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Got a nice new Tequila that a Canadian fellow and a couple of his Australian friends have been making in Mexico. Story here.  So made a Maximilian Affair.  

 

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Tonight - Dutch Tulip - using a genever like gin and my home made vermouth.  


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:43 PM

Kerry, I think there's something wrong with posting to a thread that has the phrase "cocktail novices" in the title when the post includes the phrase "homemade vermouth."  :wink:


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#107 Kerry Beal

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:46 PM

Way too much homemade stuff there these days!



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:33 PM

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An adulterated VPB Daiquari - used white rum - got a new bottle from the SAQ in Quebec (thanks Alleguede) and needed to try it in something!

 

 



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

VPB?



#110 Kerry Beal

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

Your guess is as good as mine!



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:33 PM

Enjoy the white Barbancourt! I love the fresh lychee note. 


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:11 AM

Your guess is as good as mine!


A daquiri variation using St. Germaine from the St. Germaine website. But if VPB has a specific meaning (I suppose it must?) then it is a mystery to me as well!
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:19 AM

I must confess :  im a plain wino.  gave up daquiri's eons ago.  dont miss them.

 

but I throughly enjoy the pics of the 'Drinks Tables' here:

 

you know, a little dark, a little smoky, a little clubby   etc

 

thanks for those.

 

a little Piano Bar muzak in the background   etc   etc