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Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, May 15, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

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    2 oz. Blended Scotch
    1 oz. Sherry
    ½ oz. Benedictine
    2 Dashes Orange Bitters
    Lemon Twist

    Honeyed, smokey Scotch, nutty, mineral driven Sherry and orange bitters balanced with a liqueur created in the 16th Century by Benedictine monks in Normandy. This one’s named after the Woolworth building, once the tallest building in New York City.

    John Deragon, PDT, NYC 2007
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
  3. YankeeFan

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  5. YankeeFan

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    Always Crashing the Same Car


    1½ oz.Applejack
    1½ oz.Bonal
    1 Teaspoon Green Chartreuse
    2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
    Grapefruit Peel Twist

    Colin Shearn, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Philadelphia

    "The name comes from a David Bowie song off the Low record. I keep a little list of possible drink names, and the car reference was perfect. There's a classic drink called the Bentley, and that's equal parts Calvados and Dubonnet. I like Laird's better than Calvados usually, and I kind of just went from there, replacing the Dubonnet with Bonal, and then adding a bit of Green Chartreuse and bitters.

    "It's big and boozy and stiff. It's kind of a bear of a drink, but it also has those beautiful Chartreuse high notes, and the roundness of the Bonal gives it a little more scotchy mouthfeel. You could think of it as an entry into the Manhattan."

    Cocktail of the Week: Boozy New Way to Drink Like David Bowie
  6. YankeeFan

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    Brown Bomber


    2 oz. George Dickel Tennessee Whisky
    ¾ oz. Lillet Blanc
    ½ oz. Suze
    Lemon Twist

    Jim Meehan, PDT, NYC 2008
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I've got that book, but haven't put it to good use yet. There's always an ingredient or two that I don't have in my cabinet. Need to start planning the drinks before I settle in for the night.

    Just got a home brewing kit for Christmas, so I'm going to start brewing soon. Looking forward to learning the process and then experimenting.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Buy one bottle of something new, and make a few different drinks with it.

    If I was starting from scratch, I'd do:


    If you really like any of them, do:


    Then you need lemons and limes for acid

    And, simple syrup, honey syrup (honey and water) and orange liquor for sweeteners.

    With one of each of these, spirit, acid, sweetener, you can make a munch of drinks.

    Then there are your Manhattans, and such.

    Get a bottle of good vermouth, and some bitters.

    Then go from there.
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It's mostly the simple syrups and such that I never have on hand. I've got gin, rum, bourbon, scotch, vodka, vermouth and tequila. Bitters on hand as well.

    I make a pretty mean pumpkin Manhattan using a locally-distilled, craft pumpkin bourbon, vermouth, bitters and either a cherry or a citrus rind (orange is preferred, but lemon works in a pinch.
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