The Cocktail Season Thread

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  1. buster poser

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    It’s 5:00. I just paid my taxes.
    I’m out. Sippin’ time.
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    G & T season is almost here. Need to pick up some limes...

    I have totally simplified any recipe that requires Campari and vermouth. I sub Amaro Di Toscana (https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/l...knight-gabriello-amaro-di-toscana/p/112642750 ), essentially an amped up Campari. Lovely herbal with a dope-slap of bitter on the finish. Totally changed my Manhattans and Negronis, etc.

    We used to have Margaritas but Miz Diane's migraines keep her away from any sort of alcohol these days. Too much trouble to make just one.

    Redbreast 12...that bottle will be re-ordered when empty. Good stuff. Cheaper than my previous fave, Bushmills 16.

    I'm not much of a bourbon drinker (I used to drink a lot of Gentleman Jack, which is close). I prefer Rye...so far, it has been hard to beat Bulliet Rye. Whistlepig was good, but not enough for me to switch.
     
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    This sounds good!
     
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    absinthe Ordinaire is sweet. You won’t need to add sugar; at least I don’t. My new fav! Just a couple of notches above a good Manhattan
     
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    good reminder. I raise my glass to you.
     
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    The classic Canadian Cabin Cocktail: the Caesar.

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    Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with the lime wedge; set aside for garnish. Place celery salt in a small dish, and press the rim of the glass into the salt to coat. Add ice to the glass. Pour vodka, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce over the ice; top with tomato-clam juice. Garnish with lime wedge and celery stick. Serve with a straw.

    EDIT: Cabin? Depends on where you are. It could be called a cottage, camp or chalet.

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    You do! I'm not sure if the name's origin is as morbid as you might be thinking. The original-style Last Word has equal measures of gin, green Chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur, and lime juice. Shaken and served neat. Sometimes I use a little extra gin to cut through. Delicious!
     
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    I tried a bottle of that a couple weeks ago, it was good. When I first met my my wife her dad had a big glass jug of spirits. I asked what it was and it was the first I had heard of sotol. It was some local distilled from Chihuahua.

    Hill Country Distillers has an interesting spirit too, locally distilled from prickly pear cactus. If you ever have a chance they have a 5$ tour and tasting at their distillery in Comfort, TX.
     
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    I tried a bottle of that a couple weeks ago, it was good. When I first met my my wife her dad had a big glass jug of spirits. I asked what it was and it was the first I had heard of sotol. It was some local distilled from Chihuahua.

    Hill Country Distillers has an interesting spirit too, locally distilled from prickly pear cactus. If you ever have a chance they have a 5$ tour and tasting at their distillery in Comfort, TX.
     
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    Last Word


    • 3/4 ounce gin
    • 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
    • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
    • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
    (Sorry. Didn't see this already mentioned in the thread. I am pleasantly surprised that many of you share the same tastes as myself)
     
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    If you like those cocktails I highly suggest a drink called "The Monkey Gland". A pretty interesting story behind the name. Make sure you use freshly squeezed orange juice and make your own grenadine.

    :)
     
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    Ice in Glass
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    Drink
     
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    I'm fond of margaritas when the weather is warm. I make my mix from scratch with fresh squeezed lime juice and agave syrup (and water). I'm also a fan of Wray and Nephew overproof Jamaican white rum mixed with a mango and pineapple spritzer that is made by Perrier. Low calorie, no sugar added.
     
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    A cabin or cottage? Looks like a Bloody Pig to me. I am all for adding bacon to almost everything. Like, I had some steak, chicken and shrimp fajitas. Well see, the bacon was sitting right there so I....
     
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    Just a cold beer for me please .

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    Just recently got turned on to this. It is quite delish!

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    Meh... I'm not too picky. Anything 80 proof or higher will do, on the rocks, with/without chaser... it's all the same to me! LOL!! The only thing I don't drink is stuff that comes in a plastic bottle ;) Otherwise, off we go!!! :D:cool:
     
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    My favorite Mai Tai mixes Platino Rum, Gold Rum, Orgeat, Bols Orange Curacao, fresh lime juice, simple syrup with a dash of Whalers Dark Rum to top it off, serve with a sprig of mint


    yes it is! Tastes like banana bread
     
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