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It's Friday, it's after 5:00 and I think


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#91 Daddy-A

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:45 PM

I'm having a Opera, and "J" has a Manhattan.

Happy Friday!

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#92 "T"

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:35 PM

Started with Pastis, moved on to a bottle of Super Bock beer from Portugal, some Pooles Rock Firestick Chard from Oz with dinner and now finishing a glass of Frescobaldi Nipozano CCR 2001 I openned yesterday.

Working tomorrow so no Scotch tonight.

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#93 evilhomer

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 08:47 PM

it ain't friday but tonight was our first fully settled evening in the new apartment so cocktails away.

i had a negroni - i'd only read about these before so without any baseline to compare, I think it was exceptionally good, 1:1:1 campari:martini&rosso vermouth:blackstone gin with an orange twist. It was bitter refreshing sweet herbal pungent complex intense and ultimately very refreshing drink. somewhere between a manhattan and a campari soda i suppose, i think a lot of blackstones subtlety got overwhelmed and if we still had something more juniper-y i'd give that a go. the negroni of june 14 will henceforth be the baseline.
mrs. homer had a G&T with a splash of ouzo which gave it the slightest milkiness.

good drinks for watching a serious thunderstorm unfold
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#94 eje

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 12:33 PM

Decided I was in the mood for a Sour last night. I thought I remembered that Whiskey Sours had egg whites sometimes and had some left over from doughnuts, so I put one in.

1 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
1/2 tsp. simple syrup
juice of 1/2 small lemon
1 egg white
Dash Angostora Bitters

Combine in an iced cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake!

This was my first time trying a cocktail with egg whites. Boy does it give the cocktail a neat texture and rich flavor.

Discovered today what I made was a "Boston Sour".

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#95 Alchemist

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:44 PM

Tonight, we'll be making a drink that blew me away at Bemelman's the other night, Audrey "Libation Goddess" Saunders' Earl Grey MarTEAni.

That sounds wonderful. I love Earl Grey tea. I'm not so crazy about foamy drinks, though -- what's the texture like? Does the egg white make the whole thing like a light mousse, or is it more subtle than that? With advance apologies to Audrey, could I make it without the egg white and get a good drink, or is the texture key?

Hmmm... Hard to say. The foam more or less rises to the top of the drink -- so it doesn't stay foamy throughout. I have to think that the egg white also adds some silkyness to the mouthfeel.

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And don't forget the froth, with egg whites make sure you use really cold, fresh ice and a jackhammer shake. There should be a cold souffle on top of that drink.



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#96 Alchemist

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:47 PM

It's saturday night, I'm sitting with a wicked cold P.B.R and a double Monte Cristo 12, one small cracked cube. Heaven.



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#97 mbanu

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:18 AM

...Monkey Glands, as gin is cheap, I have some homemade grenadine to work through, I never use that damn Pernod, and I seem to have come across a steady supply of free oranges. :)

"Monkey Gland"

2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
Several dashes of Pernod

Shake and strain.

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#98 Alchemist

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 06:22 AM

I think someone here needs to design a drink called "I Dropped the Baby" for Ned.

Ned?  What do you like?

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You could call it the "Ironweed" cocktail.



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#99 Liz Johnson

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:15 AM

At about 7 o'clock last night (Friday, after 5 — hence the bump on this thread) I tried The Brooklyn Cocktail.


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I used the recipe from CocktailDB.

Too bitter.
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#100 KatieLoeb

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:56 AM

Last night I finally got around to trying a concoction Alchemist had suggested to me in another thread:

2.0 oz aged rum
.75 oz fresh lime
.50 curacao
One barspoon Orgeat

This was quite tasty and refreshing. In fact, I had two! :biggrin:

The Appleton V/X I have in the house worked fine. I'm certain this drink would be even better with some really well aged rum in it.

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#101 ned

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 06:38 AM

It's no longer Friday but I do remember what I mixed up that night. A modified Juniperitivo.

Boodles (The modification. Proscribed, tho not nec. preferred is Junipero)
Lime juice
Pomegranite syrup
Mint

I mix the Boodles, lime juice and syrup in a funny but cool shaker made by Alessi, an orb that looks just a little like a tea pot. Let the drink steep in ice while aggresively muddling mint and a hunk of lime zest in a glass. Then mix the drink with the herb and run through a not-so-fine strainer. The result should be pinkish but flecked with tiny pieces of mint. Go lightish on the pomegranite syrup or the drink will be too sweet.
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