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#91 Alchemist

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

You freaking scored! nice work.

I do believe that the blades are for crushing ice and over-muddling, the fact you could do a wicked Queens Park Swizzle is just a bonus.

Toby

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#92 KatieLoeb

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:33 PM

Thanks Toby! I'm feeling pretty self satisfied at the riches I found. I really didn't mean to go on a shopping binge. I was really just looking for a birthday gift for my friend. It's his 60th coming up next week, and he loves proper table top accoutrement. He sets a lovely table to which I'm oft invited for dinners. Being I'm his favorite 'tender, it only seemed appropriate to get him something cocktail related. I'm really hoping he likes it.

The crystal stems with the etching are so pretty I can't stand it. They'll definitely be my "photo shoot" glasses for any future cocktail pics.

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#93 slkinsey

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:52 AM

To echo Toby, I believe the thing with the blades is actually an ice crusher and not a cocktail shaker/mixer.
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#94 lucylou95816

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:00 AM

Katie,
I have that same shaker with the blades, in my kitchen with all of my other vintage cocktail shakers. I too went on a binge several years ago and purchased about 12-14 shakers. *As I look up at them all dusty*

#95 KatieLoeb

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for the info, folks. I'll test drive the shaker probably next weekend and let you know how it works as an ice crusher.

My shakers are inside a cabinet, so they get a little less dusty. Doesn't mean they couldn't use a good dusting though... :rolleyes:

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#96 Alchemist

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:48 AM

I recommend using gin, lime juice, and simple syrup with a dash of bitters for the best de-dusting. Repeat, with variations, twice to thrice a week. As the old adage goes, A rocking shaker gathers no dust.

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#97 KatieLoeb

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:30 PM

...As the old adage goes, A rocking shaker gathers no dust.


:laugh:

Toby, you are my hero! :wub:

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#98 bostonapothecary

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:54 PM

...As the old adage goes, A rocking shaker gathers no dust.


:laugh:

Toby, you are my hero! :wub:

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#99 jsmeeker

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:56 PM

I recommend using gin, lime juice, and simple syrup with a dash of bitters for the best de-dusting.  Repeat, with variations, twice to thrice a week.  As the old adage goes, A rocking shaker gathers no dust.

Toby

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digging into my recent memory banks, this sounds familiair I think this is called a Bennet Cocktail? Do I have that right, Toby?

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#100 thirtyoneknots

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:59 PM

I recommend using gin, lime juice, and simple syrup with a dash of bitters for the best de-dusting.  Repeat, with variations, twice to thrice a week.  As the old adage goes, A rocking shaker gathers no dust.

Toby

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digging into my recent memory banks, this sounds familiair I think this is called a Bennet Cocktail? Do I have that right, Toby?

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Technically a Bennet is completely unsweetened.
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#101 jmfangio

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 07:59 PM

This isn't an obvious piece of cocktail gear, so let me explain.

This an example of what used to be called a doctor's watch. The idea behind the duo dial design was that the sub dial would make it easier to count the seconds when taking a patient's pulse. I, however, can think of no nobler purpose than timing the stirring of my mixed drinks. Perhaps it's just the placebo effect, but I'm quite certain my martini was just a little bit more delicious than usual tonight.
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"Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules lie sensuously one on top of the other." - W. Somerset Maugham

#102 Alchemist

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 08:23 PM

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Now that I know how to post images, I am pulling out some old pics.

The cool things about these are that each time you push down on the pump 1 oz comes out, no need to jigger your highballs.

Also on the front of the Bourbon is an etching of corn, on the vodka is wheat, the gin has juniper, and the rye...rye.

I am searching now for some new stuff and will post (with a less buzzed photographer manning the camera.) the results.

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#103 Wild Bill Turkey

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:03 PM

I like your "Libation Library" off to the left.

#104 Alchemist

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

Oh yeah, they are "ceramic flasks" the nubs on the top are the corks. When you pull them out there is a recipe for a drink on the side.


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Cheers,

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#105 eje

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:51 AM

Is that a Pug! Muddler in your pocket...

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...Or are you just glad to see me?
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#106 CincyCraig

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:28 PM

My Wife finally let me replace the old bar that I had since my bachelor days this past Christmas. The old bar had seen a lot of use, and was pretty battle worn. As we are redecorating in a contemporary style, we found (after months of looking) a really cool modern bar that we both liked.

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We found a kitchen work station at Ikea which we turned into a bar back. I finally have storage for all of my bar tools and glassware, and I can keep them organized, clean and out of sight now. There's also ample storage for my ever growing collection of booze, gadgets, cocktail books and bric a brac.

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Gotta have plenty of bitters.......

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I have a few vintage shakers and soda syphons that I can now display as well, thanks to the added room.

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These pics aren't very good (cheap cell phone camera), so I apologize for the poor resolution. Thanks for letting me share, I'm pretty excited to finally have a nice setup for my favorite hobby.

Cheers,

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#107 Mattmvb

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:56 AM

A recent acquisition, and probably my favourite...

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It still works too, just had to clean out the contacts in the battery compartment which is under the cap. It only has the power to stir with upto 3-4 good sized ice cubes though. It's nice to have the original box as well, even if it is a bit shabby.


We've recently taken over a victorian pub and whilst clearing out the cellar found this traditional English pewter tankard (1 pint (UK)):

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The inscription reads "JON Best Wishes From All At The RAC 20.6.80" - a nice bit of history, I'd really like to know who "JON" is/was, but I doubt I ever will.


This is a cocktail creation from a staff outing we had to Bombay Sapphire's training suite in Vinopolis in London:

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They set up a just for fun competion for the guys which was a quick run around Borough market for ingredients to use with Bombay Sapphire. This was mine, which was initially declared the winner, but then I was stripped of the victory because the boss is not allowed to win!

I'm not usually a fan of big garnishes but that one seems to work pretty well. The drink was something like this (it was a few months ago and I'm a bit sketchy on the details)

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50ml Bombay Sapphire
a few sage leaves (about the same quantity as of mint you'd put in a mojito)
25ml lemon juice
12.5ml simple syrup
juice of 1.5 small oranges (I think it was clementines IIRC)

Shake and strain (don't muddle sage)

The sage plays really well with the Bombay Sapphire, overall a nice summery refreshing drink, quick and easy to make and approachable for the cocktail newbies.

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#108 CincyCraig

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

Matt,

That cocktail blender is fantastic. It's a real mid-century classic!

Cheers,

Craig
During lunch with the Arab leader Ibn Saud, when he heard that the king’s religion forbade smoking and alcohol, Winston Churchill said: "I must point out that my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite the smoking of cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Ibn Saud relented and the lunch went on with both alcohol & cigars.

#109 davicus

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:59 PM

Got a few new shakers today... excuse the patina, I just pulled them out of the boxes.

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But this little beauty is the belle of the ball:

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Top is a three piece shaker with a strainer in the cap, bottom holds a rack with four cups.

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#110 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

What a fun thread, I just discovered it.

I thought I would revive it by posting a picture of the equipment I bought at Cocktail Kingdom earlier this year, which has been getting a lot of use already.

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Regarding vintage items, I keep hearing stories of people finding perfectly-sized & adorable cocktail glasses at the Salvation Army for a few pennies, but no luck for me so far...

#111 Kerry Beal

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

Regarding vintage items, I keep hearing stories of people finding perfectly-sized & adorable cocktail glasses at the Salvation Army for a few pennies, but no luck for me so far...


Want me to start sending them - I keep turning them down because I have no space for any more glasses!

#112 Tri2Cook

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

Cool stuff in this thread, glad you revived it. Reminded me I have this...

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It works great but I don't actually use it. Pretty much just a dust collector.

Edit: I uploaded the wrong pic, the one I meant to post doesn't crop the top of the box off. The only thing missing is what I assume is the brand name... DeLuxe.

Edited by Tri2Cook, 14 May 2012 - 02:24 PM.

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

#113 Kerry Beal

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

Saw one very similar to that last week at a thrift store.

#114 Tri2Cook

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

Saw one very similar to that last week at a thrift store.


Yeah, I don't think they're all that hard to find. This one was a gift or I probably wouldn't have it but it looks kinda cool on the shelf. The pics on it are old cars, "Sage 1906" on one side and "Renault 1907" on the other.
It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#115 Anna N

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

Now this is my kind of porn:

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A fantastic birthday gift. A hand-turned zebra wood muddler. The photo doesn't begin to do it justice! Now I really, really must figure out space for a bar cart where I can display my cocktail paraphernalia.
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#116 KatieLoeb

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:34 AM

Those ae gorgeous and a fabulous gift. They work like a charm and double as a club if anyone gets too out of line... :laugh:

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#117 Anna N

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:46 PM

Those ae gorgeous and a fabulous gift. They work like a charm and double as a club if anyone gets too out of line... :laugh:


Yeah, I hate uni-taskers!

Edited to change multi to uni!

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#118 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:03 PM

Newish Japanese cocktail gear bought at a restaurant supply store in Tokyo (Kappabashi, near the fish market): a few tall metal straws and a mixing glass. The mixing glass is a bit smaller than the other I got from Cocktail Kingdom because the glass is quite thick and it has a smaller internal diameter. It is not as pretty as mixing glass #1 from CK that I unfortunately broke (it was a seamless model), but nicer than #2 (a seamless model with yellowish glass ordered when CK apparently had some consistency issues).

 

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New glass on the left; CK glass #2 on the right

 

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I took a few snapshots in the stores. Prices were reasonable compared to US prices (100 yens ~ $1)

 

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#119 EvergreenDan

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

I use those same metal straw spoons (stroons?) for mashing up a boozy, flavored ice cube -- a fun technique for summer. (Campari or Aperol with lime frozen, add to a G&T). I called it Frosun.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:42 AM

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The gear for my pop-up bar. 3 sets of Koriko shakers, 3 Oxo strainers (just got them, these things rock!!), 1 julep strainer (which I rarely use), 3 CK Leopold jiggers, one Oxo jigger, 2 Hoffman spoons (also awesome), 1 "RSVP Endurance Spoon", mon propre bois de lélé, knife, waiter's friend corkscrew thing, giant ice scoop, and citrus squeezer, which I'm sure I'm going to be sick of after the 72 lemons I need to juice tomorrow. Also in the back, a backup glass/metal shaker set and generic strainer, just in case.  I feel this is about as minimalist and unfussy as I can get while still having rock-solid performance.

 

Not shown: a couple muddlers (including one that looks like Cocobolo or something from La Bodeguita del Medio); my CK Japanese-style jiggers; tea strainer (which is semi useless); Lewis bag and mallet.

 

En route: PUG! Muddler in cherry!


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