EvergreenDan

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  1. Amer Picon & Torani Amer

    Brilliant. Sort of a cross with Creole Shrubb!
  2. The Brooklyn Cocktail

    The Brooklyn with homemade Amer Broudan is a house favorite. My only modifications to Boudreau's recipe are to use half regular and half bitter orange peel in the tincture and to adjust with alcohol to 40 ABV. It is pretty rough when first made. A year in the bottle makes a world of difference, but I've been impatient. I really need to make a double batch to get ahead of the curve.
  3. It is traditionally drunk cold? I've always had it neat. Just about the most awkward bottle for the freezer -- maybe after Chambord and Galliano.
  4. Drinks! 2017 (Part 1)

    1 oz Swedish Punsch 1 oz Campari 1/2 oz Rhum agricole 1 1/2 oz mix of lemon and lime Kind of like a lazy Bitter Mai Tai. I would probably use all lime, but those zested lemons looked so sad in the fruit drawer.
  5. I'm wondering about something like Benedictine with a touch of vanilla extract....Or even Velvet Falernum... If you were close by, I'd give you my bottle. I don't seem to ever use it, but then I'm not a tiquiphile.
  6. Drinks! 2017 (Part 1)

    Whuzzat? Google unhelpful.
  7. An Ideal Negroni

    Use Punt e Mes for the sweet half. I like the sugar balance of a perfect Negroni.
  8. The Reed & Thistle Master List

    I often wonder if Apricot and Cherry "Brandy" from historic recipes is actually fruit brandy, rather than fruit liqueur. Makes quite a difference.
  9. Pimento Dram

    I can't decide whether I would eat the lemon peel on the way to the Luxardo cherry or not. 1/2 oz of St Elizabeth is a lot. That stuff is very powerful.
  10. Drinks! 2017 (Part 1)

    Measure out 1/2 oz dry vermouth for a 1:5 Martini. Empty bottle of gin (1 1/2 oz) and dispose of bottle. Go to backstock closet and discover that I have no more gin of any kind, including genever and old tom. Turns out a 1:3 Martini is pretty nice. Now for a small Manhattan... EDIT: Turns out my 5 mo old Labrador Retriever didn't really enjoy her sample of my unattended Manhattan. Probably has sorority girl tastes.
  11. Budget cocktails for a crowd

    Batched Manhattans? Vermouth is cheap and you can use something economical for the rye (or bourbon, which might be cheaper), plus Angostura. Leftover bourbon or rye wouldn't go to waste. It's a drink that appeals a broad audience. It also avoids the hassle of squeezing fresh citrus.
  12. Passion fruit in a Painkiller? Not that even the Soggy Dollar makes a good one these days.
  13. Mai Tai Recipes

    @Frogprincesse uses bottled sour mix and adds Apple Pucker to her Mai Tai's. #AlternativeFact
  14. Aperitivo Americano

    Recipe suggests Carpano Antica.
  15. Try a white rhum agricole. Couldn't be more different from a heavy Jamaican-style molasses rum like Smith and Cross. I like both. For some reason, good agricoles can be hard to find, at least around me.