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  1. My first attempt at making a drink from scratch and I thought it came out quite nicely: Montenegro Bay (I was pretty proud of the name) 1.25 oz Smith and Cross rum 1 oz Amaro Montenegro 1 oz Carpano Antica on the rocks with a lemon peel Would love any feedback on this.
  2. Someone brought me a bottle of Matusalem rum back from Mexico. Any suggestions for the best way to use it? I tried it in a daiquiri and didn't love it, but am willing to try again.
  3. Just finished off my bottle of El Dorado 3, which was mostly used for making daiquiris. Also have Barbancourt 8 and Smith & Cross at home. What do you all recommend I pick up next as another great daiquiri rum?
  4. Hey Rafa - you're famous! http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2015/06/tango-til-theyre-sore.html
  5. (Crossposting this to Chowhound) I'm in Amsterdam currently and looking to bring some Genever back home. I can get the standard Bols easily at home. What should I bring back? Something that might work well on its own or do well in an old-fashioned or negroni variation.
  6. mhdousa


    After trying this a couple times at NYC restaurants, I finally located my own bottle of dell'Erborista. My god this is good stuff. I want to savor and save it in a way I haven't done with some of my other more-expensive sipping spirits. I am more than happy to save this as a purely neat drink, but if anyone knows of any cocktails where this shines, I'd love to hear about them.
  7. Just finished off my bottle of gin and wondering what I should get next. What are folks' preferred gins for a negroni? I've used Beefeater (great), Citadelle (ok), Half Moon Orchard (ok).
  8. This was really nice: After Coffee 1 1⁄2 oz Campari 1 oz Bianco Vermouth, Dolin 1/2 oz Smith & Cross 1/4 oz Fernet Branca 1 spg Mint (as garnish) http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/after-coffee http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/11/after-coffee-violet-hour-bitter-cocktail-campari-recipe.html
  9. That's a good reminder that I really need to get a bottle of Bonal. How's the fridge-life on this?
  10. How do you like to use the W&N?
  11. I just tried this with 1/2 oz simple syrup and I quite liked it. I may have found a good way to use up my W&N (which I'm not loving in any other drink).
  12. Well, since you waded into this thread, I'll ask: what are your favorites of your own creations?
  13. Everything I've tried by him has been spectacular. But let's face it: calling him "prolific" is putting it mildly (http://www.kindredcocktails.com/user/2721/recently-posted). What are the best drinks you've had that he's created or posted? I'll start: http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/the-man-comes-around http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/tango-til-theyre-sore
  14. So, based on recommendations here and elsewhere, I've bought a bottle of each of Smith & Cross and Wray and Nephew. I've tried mixing them and drinking them straight. Unfortunately, I just cannot get into them. It's that totally funky taste that I can't get past. The logical conclusion is that I don't like hogo, right? Is there any hope for me? Is it an acquired taste or did the rest of you get it right away?
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