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"Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails"

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Sweet and Vicious (Alex Day) with Bulleit rye (Old Overholt was specified), Dolin dry vermouth, amaro Nonino, maple syrup, muddled apple. A bit on the sweet side indeed (even though I had reduced the maple syrup), but with the Granny Smith that I used there was a nice acidity to balance things out. It reminded me of some Calvados-based cocktails that I like.

 

As a side note, the muddled apple seemed to soak up the drink a bit, so it was a bit smaller than expected.

 

 

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Is this from the new book? Can't wait.

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I'll be with some friends at the launch party if anyone cares to join. :smile: I informed my bosses weeks ago that I'm taking that night off (and probably the next one, just to be safe). The book is included in the ticket price. 

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I will ask lesliec to pick me up on his way with the Lear...

 

In case this does not pan out, I hope you will give us a full report.

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I'll be with some friends at the launch party if anyone cares to join. :smile: I informed my bosses weeks ago that I'm taking that night off (and probably the next one, just to be safe). The book is included in the ticket price. 

 

You're getting me a ticket, riiiight? Cos you know I'd be on the next bus up...

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I think I'll be there, those these things are usually shit shows.

 

I saw Alex a few weeks ago at their new 151 Bar, which is pretty awesome in its own right.

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You're getting me a ticket, riiiight? Cos you know I'd be on the next bus up...

 

Sigh, he more or less did, too, and I can't make it. I think it's time to ditch DC....(Washington, that is)


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Dan can rest easy for now: by the time I left the party, they were out of copies of the book. I'll have to make a pilgrimage to D&C to pick my copy up (you're welcome to ditch DC and join, Chris). 

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I received mine in the mail yesterday. I flagged the dozen or so recipes I had already made in the past.

 

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Got my copy yesterday too, on a cursory read seems like an invaluable addition to the cocktail book library. Only recipe I've made so far was their one for orgeat, came out really well in about a quarter of the (admittedly inactive) time of my usual process.

 

Having their entire drink index since day one is going to make the rest of this year pretty great ...

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Mine arrived today. The dog seems excited:

 

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Let's face it though, I'm even more than she is!

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I'm not sure if I'm quite as excited as the dog.  Maybe I need a drink.

 

But the book is now on Amazon - very similar price for Kindle and hardcover, at least today.  I believe I'll indulge.

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What, better than the Hawthorn Lounge?  Or Rafa's place, or Adam's, or yours?  Surely not!

 

​But I have indulged; Mr Amazon has it in hand as we speak.  I'll be particularly interested in the 'accelerated orgeat' referred to above.

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What, better than the Hawthorn Lounge?  Or Rafa's place, or Adam's, or yours?  Surely not!

 

​But I have indulged; Mr Amazon has it in hand as we speak.  I'll be particularly interested in the 'accelerated orgeat' referred to above.

 

I've been to mine, and Rafa's, and yes, Death & Co is better than those two, anyway!

 

(And Pegu Club, and PDT, and Pouring Ribbons, and Little Branch, and I can't remember where else)

 

((note: I am also very fond of Little Branch and to a lesser extent Pouring Ribbons))

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If I need accelerated orgeat I'll pay feste for two day shipping.

 

Art of Drink's orgeat recipe is still my gold standard and is much faster than two days.


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OK, I'll splurge for overnight.  I seem to have gone through most of a large bottle in the last two weeks.  Fortunately I have two bottles in reserve.

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I've been to mine, and Rafa's, and yes, Death & Co is better than those two, anyway!

 

(And Pegu Club, and PDT, and Pouring Ribbons, and Little Branch, and I can't remember where else)

 

((note: I am also very fond of Little Branch and to a lesser extent Pouring Ribbons))

Sadly, Death & Co didn't even make the Top 50. Granted, this type of list is highly subjective.

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I would put Pouring Ribbons ahead of D&C, if only just, but it seems the drinking public at large disagrees.

Dead Rabbit trumps all.

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