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  1. Shrubs

    This seems to be a good article on Shrubs: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/06/cold-processed-berry-shrub-recipe.html Had a cocktail called The Sun Also Sets at the Flatiron lounge this weekend which uses blood orange shrub and pisco and tequila which has inspired me to make my own Anyone have any tips or suggestions or has tried the method in the article above?
  2. Thanks Katie! Tried it yesterday. Filled the jar with half cut jalapenos. Tasted it 3 hours in and it was perfect but could not believe it was done that quickly so let it infuse for a few more hours. Unfortunately now it's a little too spicy. Having some friends over to try it. Might mix 3/4 ounce of it with 4/3 ounce regular tequila and 5 ounces pineapple juice to make 2 cocktails. Will experiment and see how it goes. For the rest of the bottle the plan is to make 1 or 2 cocktails like one I read about which mixes 2 ounces of tequila with 1 ounce of dolin blanc and pechauds and orange biiters. For the remainder I intend to go to trader joe's and look at their dried fruits selection and pick something from there to infuse it with. Current top contenders are dried strawberries or dried chili rubbed mangoes. So with half of the bottle I tried infusing it with dried mangoes. I left it for a day and now I have a syrupy infusion that is 1/3 or 1/4 of the volume I put in and some alcoholic tasting plump mangoes. Is this the cost of doing business with dried fruit or am I doing something wrong. I didn't know there was going to be a substantial mangoes share? Any tips or thoughts? This could become very expensive if 3/4 of the liquor goes into the dried fruit.
  3. Home Barrel-Aging Kits

    I think I might have gotten this link from egullet itself but anyone tried this: http://tuthilltown.g...cktail-kit.html or on a slightly larger scale: http://www.babybarrels.com/barrels.html
  4. Scotch Cocktails

    Audrey Sanders Dreamy Dorini Smoking Martini is pretty good too. They make it for you at the Dorrance if you go armed with the recipe Dreamy Dorini Smoking Martini INGREDIENTS 2 ounces Grey Goose vodka 1/2 ounce Laphroaig 10-year-old single malt scotch 2 to 3 drops Pernod 1 lemon twist, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS Stir all of the ingredients over ice for 20 to 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add the garnish. Serves 1
  5. Thanks Katie! Tried it yesterday. Filled the jar with half cut jalapenos. Tasted it 3 hours in and it was perfect but could not believe it was done that quickly so let it infuse for a few more hours. Unfortunately now it's a little too spicy. Having some friends over to try it. Might mix 3/4 ounce of it with 4/3 ounce regular tequila and 5 ounces pineapple juice to make 2 cocktails. Will experiment and see how it goes. For the rest of the bottle the plan is to make 1 or 2 cocktails like one I read about which mixes 2 ounces of tequila with 1 ounce of dolin blanc and pechauds and orange biiters. For the remainder I intend to go to trader joe's and look at their dried fruits selection and pick something from there to infuse it with. Current top contenders are dried strawberries or dried chili rubbed mangoes.
  6. Pisco

    I bought a bottle of pisco porton recently for a pisco themed cocktail party and while it was expensive I and my guests were pretty happy with it. One of the cocktails other than the pisco sour that I served was: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/pisco-smash I really liked it although the pisco sour was definitely better
  7. Recently had a jalapeno infused tequila cocktail at Angel's share in NYC that I can't forget. Since I don't live there was thinking of infusing blanco tequila with jalapenos and mixing with pineapple juice. Anyone have any suggestions for how long to leave the jalapenos in the tequila? Would I need to filter it out and store in the fridge after its done. Also is blanco the way to go or should I try Reposado or Anejo? Any tips would be appreciated.
  8. "Contraband" Liquor

    Ended up getting a Havana club 7 year old (almost got the cask proof but it was beyond my budget) and a bottle of old monk rum
  9. A local bar does the vieux carre with applejack for the whisky, Calvados for the brandy and dandelion and burdock bitters for the peychaud's. It is beyond delicious and it has substituted the original for my favorite cocktail. I also like my sazeracs with bourbon instead of rye.
  10. "Contraband" Liquor

    Just to clarify "contraband" was in jest. I would also like to know of liquors that are not distributed nationwide in the us not necessarily banned. I am more interested in trying something new than breaking the law
  11. "Contraband" Liquor

    So it's vacation time. I will be transiting through Dubai airport and then onto India. Anyone know of any liquors I could try to look for at the airport that we don't get here in the US?
  12. Bought a bottle of Lazzaroni Amaretto to make the "Best amaretto sour in the world" http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com/2012/i-make-the-best-amaretto-sour-in-the-world/ and a small bottle of Daron Calvados to make Apple cars and possibly apple themed subsituted vieux carres with laird's applejack and the calvados
  13. Blanc Vermouth

    Am thinking of investing in a bottle of dolin blanc. Any idea how long it lasts once opened? I am assuming since it's a wine base it needs to be refrigerated after opening?
  14. The Tiki Drink Discussion Topic

    I am thinking of buying a tiki book. Was leaning toward's BEACHBUM BERRY REMIXED http://beachbumberry.com/bum-books/ Anyone have that and liked it? Any other recommendations?
  15. White Rums

    Do you have a better recommendation for a white rum for classic cocktails then?
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