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What did you buy at the liquor store today? (2016 - )

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@Smokeydoke Crema de Mezcal is a liqueur. It may throw the sugar balance off is used for mezcal in recipes without adjustment. I'd suggest you try their Vida next time, which is a straight spirit. It is their least expensive mezcal, and is perfect for mixing.

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1 hour ago, EvergreenDan said:

@Smokeydoke Crema de Mezcal is a liqueur. It may throw the sugar balance off is used for mezcal in recipes without adjustment. I'd suggest you try their Vida next time, which is a straight spirit. It is their least expensive mezcal, and is perfect for mixing.

 

 It was fine. There's no hard and fast rule that I can't use Crema de Mezcal, which was what the store carried. It's still a Mezcal.

 

But since you're being nit-picky, the Death & Co book calls for Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio, which is what 90% of what Crema is made of.

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Novo Fogo's Chameleon cachaca. I normally buy the Silver; the Chameleon is aged in oak for a year and I was worried I was getting the "worst of both worlds", but it's turned out to be fantastic in caipirinhas. This is my third bottle!

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While picking up this sampler of items for a friend...

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I happened to see these items for sale and couldn't resist.

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On ‎4‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 7:41 PM, Hassouni said:

Two James Doctor Bird Jamaican rum (Worthy Park, good, 50% ABV).

 

I bought a bottle yesterday. I cannot wait to use it in a cocktail!

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7 hours ago, FrogPrincesse said:

 

I bought a bottle yesterday. I cannot wait to use it in a cocktail!

 

It's very nice, and a good addition to the market, but the funk isn't quite up there with Smith & Cross (same price). That said, I think it has a place when the hogo-in-your-face of S&C might be too much

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1 hour ago, Hassouni said:

 

It's very nice, and a good addition to the market, but the funk isn't quite up there with Smith & Cross (same price). That said, I think it has a place when the hogo-in-your-face of S&C might be too much

I was hoping for S&C-level hogo given the level of excitement around this new product... oh well. At least for me it was $5 cheaper, and having different options is always a good thing!

 

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I should also note that at 50%, it might be welcome when navy strength is too much

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1 hour ago, Hassouni said:

I should also note that at 50%, it might be welcome when navy strength is too much

Agreed. It is actually quite nice for sipping; rounder edges compared to the S&C. I like it and don’t regret my purchase! :)

 

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