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FireAarro

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  1. FireAarro

    MxMo September 2010: Lime

    Limes are like $2 apiece down here at the moment, the bars are fuming
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    go-to cocktail for young ladies

    +1 on the Juliet and Romeo, that's an ultimate wow drink in terms of flavour and presentation, it's very accessible and very feminine.
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    Rum, rum....

    Where do you get the Barbancourt? Keep in mind the Havana Club Anejo Especial has a very different flavour profile to the Anejo Blanco.
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    Drinks (2009–2011)

    Good call! Made this with Havana Club Especial and TBT orange bitters, serves as a slightly mellowed dram of Cynar with powerful orange aromas. Hey Fire, Where are you buying your HCE & Cynar? These bottles I got from duty free and a small shop that had a closing sale nearby respectively, but both can be gotten from Dan Murphy's, or Nick's Wine Merchants if you wanna support a fantastic business, or some of the other good liquor stores around Melbourne.
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    Drinks (2009–2011)

    Good call! Made this with Havana Club Especial and TBT orange bitters, serves as a slightly mellowed dram of Cynar with powerful orange aromas.
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    Drinks (2009–2011)

    Regarding the Green Point, as far as I know the original recipe (oxymoronically) called for yellow Chartreuse, which would lower the hotness factor. I still didn't like it that much.
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    Cocktail strainers

    Personally, I find it pretty easy to overdilute drinks for my tastes, even at home. Dilution is desirable to an extent; control of dilution is what's really important.
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    Non-Cognac Brandies?

    I've always had this curiosity about grape brandies from other regions. How do they compare, flavourwise and mixing-wise, to the standard that is Cognac? Brandy de Jerez, German brandies, Metaxa, etc...
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    Australian Cocktails

    Thanks haresfur for the saz tip! Finally got around to making it (with Ricard and orange peel)- It rocks. Anyone who hasn't tried an old fashioned with a big punchy dark rum yet should seriously contemplate it...
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    Apricot Brandy: Apry, Etc.

    I picked up a bottle of 20.5% Apry the other day; found one shop that stocks it in Melbourne (Parkhill Cellars on Errol st. there are probably other little hidden ones). It tastes awesome. Also, if you haven't yet, take Paul's advice and try the Claridge*. It's as worthy as he makes it out to be * Though feel free to scale it down a third
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    Artisanal = illegal

    Won't be seeing weeniecello in bars anytime soon then I guess...
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    Australian Cocktails

    Interesting! I've never tried the Sazerac treatment with any spirits but rye and cognac before. Might have to give that a shot. Glad you're digging the rum!
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    Australian Cocktails

    haresfur, I adore an Inner Circle old fashioned. Not sure if that will work for you if you take issue with the flavour though.
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    I'm Off to Asia

    The owner of my favourite bar here in Melbourne (Der Raum) opened up a sister bar/restaurant in Singapore called Tippling Club which is probably worth checking out.
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