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Drinks! (2013 Part 2)

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Amusing strategy. Not for animal lovers.

Aware of this strategy but it seems like way too much trouble and my cat would definitely be upset if I repurposed his toys. :-)

I suspect that the age of the eggs is more critical than these little gadgets. With fresher eggs I get a much thicker foam with the same amount of effort.

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Perhaps it is worth dry shaking without the Cointreau, as sugar is supposed to inhibit the formation of the egg foam.

But yes, fresh eggs are surely the key.

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I also tend not to use eggs at their very freshest, though I often will make egg white cocktails with a new batch of eggs, just for the novelty.

That said, my non-egged shaken drinks get quite frothy by themselves if I don't double strain, so even with less than super fresh eggs, I get decent if not fluffy froth. Doesn't gum syrup set the froth? Perhaps adding a touch of that if you have it (I don't) might preserve whatever froth is created so that it doesn't fizzle out in the glass.


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A somewhat modified version of the Smoke & Choke cocktail detailed here.

2 oz Gentleman Jack

0.5 oz smoked maple syrup (whoever smoked this wasn't fucking around--I suspect the final drink is about as smoky as the one made with an actual smoked bourbon)

0.25 oz Cynar

4 dashes Peychaud's bitters

1 dash Scrappy's orange bitters

Stirred and then strained into an Old Fashioned glass w/ a lonesome, robust cube.

It works, I reckon. I couldn't imagine knocking back more than, well, one of these ... but I'd make it again, yeah. And I'd make it for people that I suspect might potentially enjoy this. Remind me, haresfur.


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White Lady last night with Beefeater gin, Cointreau, lemon juice + egg white in a 3:2:1 ratio. Really good, although I need to work on my egg foam technique. The texture was thick throughout but it was missing a nice thick layer of foam on top, despite my best efforts.

Next time I will just go for the stick blender, especially with older eggs.

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I assume you do a dry shake first?

I have discovered that dry shaking or whipping after shaking with ice yields better results.


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I'm still at work and craving a good stiff stirred rye drink.

Requesting suggestions.


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I'll be out soon enough, Adam. I want something with which to toast my forthcoming freedom.


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I'm still at work and craving a good stiff stirred rye drink.

Requesting suggestions.

Oldfield/Down and Brown?

Are these stiff?

Or good?

Weirdly, I seem to have arrived at these drinks myself.

Thank you for the suggestions. I think I'll go with Fernet, at any rate.


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One of the first drinks that got me thinking.... A great cocktail, to be sure.

Still working the Ransom Old Tom/Pierre Ferrand dry curacao thing here:

2 oz Ransom

3/4 oz PF dry curacao

1/2 oz Russo nocino

2 dashes Aphrodite bitters

Stir, strain, orange twist.


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Great suggestion. Hit the spot. Thanks.

I followed it up with a Philabuster via Kindred Cocktails; enjoyable, though the flavors didn't quite meld for me.


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What specs do you use in your Sazerac?


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Now I'm craving chicken wings.

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What specs do you use in your Sazerac?

I go with the Bartender's Choice version. Chill a glass with crushed ice and ~ 1/4 oz absinthe. Meanwhile, muddle 1 white sugar cube with Peychaud's (I used 3 or 4 dashes) and a barspoon of club soda in a mixing glass. Add 2 oz of rye, add ice, stir, strain into emptied glass. Lemon peel.

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I'm a fan of that version as well, though I tend to prefer a touch of demerara syrup to a sugar cube if I have some handy. I need to try the St. George absinthe in a Sazerac.


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Speaking of Sazaracs, I'm partial to a genever saz that I call Man Enough to Drink Pink.

ETA: The Toronto is a great drink although my opinion may be coloured by my first made for me by Murray Stenson at Zig Zag. I simply asked him after my first drink, "What's next?" His questions were 1) brown or clear? 2) bitter or sour 3)do you like Fernet? I wasn't sure if the last question was a test, but clearly I passed. He poured small samples of Fernet for some women standing behind me and it was pretty amusing to watch their reactions.

I'll have to try one of the Benedictine variants.


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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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Weirdly, I seem to have arrived at these drinks myself.

Yeah. Good one. Used WT 101 rye. I cut back to 1 1/2 oz - please don't judge me harshly.


It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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