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Cocktails, Spirits and Mixology Thread

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

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Letters of Marque


    1 oz. Aged Rum
    1 oz. Cynar
    ½ oz. Curaçao
    ½ oz. Galliano

    Garnish with flamed orange zest

    Jerry Slater, H. Harper Station, Atlanta, GA

    From Brad Thomas Parson's Amaro: http://amzn.to/2eIqeTZ
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member




    1½ oz. Bourbon
    ½ oz. Cynar
    ½ oz. Aperol
    Bitters Ice Cube (7 Dashes of Angostura Bitters in the Ice Cube)
    Garnish with Orange Zest

    Maggie Early, Palace Kitchen, Seattle WA

    As Featured in Amaro, by Brad Thomas Parsons: http://amzn.to/2eIqeTZ
  3. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    YF, you are singlehandedly responsible for trying make Cynar popular.
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  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I did comment to my wife last night that we need to buy a new bottle of it. The last (first) one lasted a while, but it's been in several cocktails of late, which were very good.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I tried it once, when I was in Venice on my honeymoon and my wife was getting her nails and I went across the street to a coffee bar. Some of the old guys were drinking it with their espresso so I gave it a chance. Not the biggest fan, but next time I'm at a cocktail bar and they have a drink with it, you've inspired me to give it another try.

    Had a play on a Manhattan last weekend -- ingredients were Old Overholt & Rittenhouse Rye Whiskies, Amer Picon, Maraschino Liqueur, Sweet & Dry Vermouth(s), Bitters. Pretty good.
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  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    We went to Italy last fall, including Venice, and I didn't see as many Amaros as I expected in the bars we went into.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Nirvana Cocktail


    2 oz. Bulleit Rye
    1 oz. Amer Picon
    ¼ oz. Luxardo
    ¼ oz. Benedictine
    1 Dash Bokers Bitters
    Garnish with Orange Peal

  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Man, as much as I've tried, I'm just NOT a cocktail guy. Sure, I enjoy an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan as much as the next guy, every now and again, but to get on with sugared-up, colored, twisted, frosted, and shaken drinks just isn't really my taste.
  9. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    There's just 2 rules to live by:
    1. Don't punch a nun - unless they REALLY deserve it
    2. Only drink Manhattans

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  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Rule 1, only use quality alcohol, top shelf or better
    Gin and Tonic
    Margarita , which really is tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and salt
    Campari Americano
    Vodka Gimlet
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  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I missed this post at the time, but as noted, the cocktails we’re talking about here aren’t umbrella foo foo drinks.
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