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FrogPrincesse

"Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails"

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Can't say for Deathy recipes, but here's a ton of Apricot Liqueur recipes. It is used quite frequently. If your tastes run toward the bitter and complex, the Averna Jim Jam is wonderful:

http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail?summary=1&ingredient=Apricot%20liqueur&rating_average=4

that is a great drink! Just made a Yarm riff on the Jim Jam called Sooner or Later (bourbon, averna, apricot, lemon, bitters, soda) that is also splendid.

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From last weekend, a round of Green Flash(es) with Damoiseau rhum agricole from Guadeloupe, lemon juice, honey syrup, St. George absinthe, Louis Roederer Champagne brut.

 

I just love this cocktail. And I actually saw a hint of a green flash recently.

 

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Its gin counterpart is great as well. North by Northwest (also by Brian Miller) made with Old Harbor San Miguel Southwestern gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, St. George absinthe, Louis Roederer Champagne brut. Elegant and crisp.

 

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I always love your glassware, frog. 

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There are a lot of things I forgot to post in this thread. I might have to make them again to refresh my memory!

 

This one I remember. Sling of Aphrodite (Joaquin Simo) with La Favorite rhum agricole amber (oops, grabbed the white by mistake), Clear Creek pear brandy (Etter's superlative aged pear eau-de-vie), Fuji apple juice (Joe's Kids), homemade cinnamon bark syrup.

 

If you are going to mess with rhum agricole, the result better be superior to the rhum itself! Joaquin let us down on that one. It is a bit like dumbed down agricole. Probably ok for his most timid clients who haven't been introduced to agricole... But yeah... Next!

 

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This is a winner, though I wish it had a different name. 

Gin, Aperol, lime and grapefruit juices, simple, chartreuse rinse.

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Agreed and I've told her, but Jimi Hendrix fandom will do that. Great drink though.

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From last weekend, a round of Green Flash(es) with Damoiseau rhum agricole from Guadeloupe, lemon juice, honey syrup, St. George absinthe, Louis Roederer Champagne brut.

 

I just love this cocktail. And I actually saw a hint of a green flash recently.

 

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Its gin counterpart is great as well. North by Northwest (also by Brian Miller) made with Old Harbor San Miguel Southwestern gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, St. George absinthe, Louis Roederer Champagne brut. Elegant and crisp.

 

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Is there a good reference for this Green Flash recipe? Most I find seem to be some abomination of coconut rum, Midori and other specious ingredients!

 

The glass for the second cocktail looks like glasses you used to get (maybe you still can?) with a bottle of Perrier Jouet champagne!

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Not-Quite-Georgia Julep: equal parts cognac and Laird's apple brandy with a little bit of peach liqueur. It's interesting. I don't know if I like it.

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Is there a good reference for this Green Flash recipe? Most I find seem to be some abomination of coconut rum, Midori and other specious ingredients!

 

The glass for the second cocktail looks like glasses you used to get (maybe you still can?) with a bottle of Perrier Jouet champagne!

Yes this is indeed a Perriet Jouet flute.

 

Green Flash (Brian Miller)

1.5 oz rhum JM 100-proof agricole blanc

0.25 oz Vieux Pontarlier absinthe

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz acacia honey syrup (2:1 by volume)

dry champagne

shake with ice (except the champagne), strain into a flute, top with champagne, garnish with a brandied cherry

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Yes this is indeed a Perriet Jouet flute.

 

Green Flash (Brian Miller)

1.5 oz rhum JM 100-proof agricole blanc

0.25 oz Vieux Pontarlier absinthe

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz acacia honey syrup (2:1 by volume)

dry champagne

shake with ice (except the champagne), strain into a flute, top with champagne, garnish with a brandied cherry

 

How big a flute? or approx ratio of shake to champ? The flutes from my grandfather are pretty tiny.

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This is a winner, though I wish it had a different name. 

Gin, Aperol, lime and grapefruit juices, simple, chartreuse rinse.

 

I made this recently too. 

 

Something seemed a bit wrong to me, judging by the colour difference perhaps I squeezed the wrong grapefruit.

 

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Yes this is indeed a Perriet Jouet flute.

 

Green Flash (Brian Miller)

1.5 oz rhum JM 100-proof agricole blanc

0.25 oz Vieux Pontarlier absinthe

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz acacia honey syrup (2:1 by volume)

dry champagne

shake with ice (except the champagne), strain into a flute, top with champagne, garnish with a brandied cherry

 

Thanks! Just occurred to me that this is the Death & Co. book thread (Duh!) which of course I have and the cocktail is likely listed in there! :wacko:

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Thanks! Just occurred to me that this is the Death & Co. book thread (Duh!) which of course I have and the cocktail is likely listed in there! :wacko:

Hahaha. Glad I could help! ;)

 

Here is Sade's Taboo (Jessica Gonzalez) made with Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac (substituted for Hine H cognac), Lillet blanc (substituted for... Cocchi Americano), Martini Gran Lusso sweet vermouth (substituted for Dolin rouge), Boy Drinks World grapefruit bitters (substituted for Bittermens hopped grapefruit bitters). Grape-forward, lots of spices, pepper and some bitterness from the Gran Lusso. It's nice.

 

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Last week I started a half-batch of the pecan-infused Buffalo Trace. I just made a Buffalo Soldier: a couple ounces of the flavoured bourbon with a quarter ounce of Demerara syrup. I think the seasoning applied to the nuts (salt, pepper and cayenne) makes it. Or, at least, it turns a very sweet drink into something I can drink.

 

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St. Matilda (Phil Ward) with Bosc pear, tequila Ocho plata, Etter vieille poire williams aged pear eau-de-vie, lemon juice, simple syrup.

 

This tequila is especially flavorful, it is like the rhum agricole of tequilas, and it didn't disappoint in this cocktail. Lovely vegetal notes throughout. Very well done. I suspect my version is dryer than the original since I used pear eau-de-vie instead of liqueur.

 

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The 18th Century is pretty good if you use Carpano instead of subbing in something else, be it Dolin or Punt.

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Finally got my hands on some Yellow Chartreuse, and tried out the Naked and Famous

Smoky and quite sour up front. The finish, to me, is almost exactly like fresh orange juice.

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