What do you guys feel about 80 proof rye/bourbon in drinks.

i've been goign to a few cocktails bars and the ones that pick the house rye/bourbon typically are at 80 proof.

but when drunk they all taste a bit watery /flat.

just me drinking too much?
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Originally posted by g-man:
What do you guys feel about 80 proof rye/bourbon in drinks.

i've been goign to a few cocktails bars and the ones that pick the house rye/bourbon typically are at 80 proof.

but when drunk they all taste a bit watery /flat.

just me drinking too much?


I'm not too familiar with any 80 proof rye. I would skip the 80 and go for +90 proof. Hell all Non-Distiller Producer rye sourced from MGP (Bulleit, Dickel, Templeton, etc.) are pretty decent mixers and 90 proof. My go-to mixing rye is Rittenhouse 100. Sazerac and Wild Turkey 101 round up the top three.

As for Bourbon, Four Roses Yellow is probably the only 80 proof Bourbon I would use as a mixer (in a pinch). Most of the Bourbons I drink are +90 proof.

But you are correct...IMHO 80 proof is way too weak.
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Originally posted by Mezzo Litro:
I don't know the official name of this drink but it has been my 'go to' summer cocktail. Very refreshing and a great starter to any summer time bbq.

St. Germain and Prosecco: Glass filled with ice; 1 1/2 ozs. St. Germain elderflower liqueur; 1 1/2 ozs. Prosecco; 2 ozs. club soda. A few fresh berries (blue-, straw-, rasp-, black-).


i believe they call it tart fuel in london
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Hot and humid here. Tanqueray Gin & Tonics quenching the thirst!


Well done VinC. Posted at 12:15pm and plural. Sounds like a happy Labour Day weekend at the cottage!
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Originally posted by JDWest:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Hot and humid here. Tanqueray Gin & Tonics quenching the thirst!


Well done VinC. Posted at 12:15pm and plural. Sounds like a happy Labour Day weekend at the cottage!


Excellent J.D. Hope and trust you're enjoying the same!
lychee umm something

1 part lychee
1 part vodka
1/2 part st. germaine
splash of prosecco

stealing a bit of mezzo's cocktail
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by JDWest:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Hot and humid here. Tanqueray Gin & Tonics quenching the thirst!


Well done VinC. Posted at 12:15pm and plural. Sounds like a happy Labour Day weekend at the cottage!


Excellent J.D. Hope and trust you're enjoying the same!


Yep. Hot and humid and in the lake all day!
El Presidente

1.5 oz Plantation 5 rum
.75 oz Dolin Blanc vermouth
.25 oz Cointreau Grand Marnier
.5 tsp Grenadine

Shake and serve in a martini glass.
Last edited by pd2k
Made 30 day barrel aged Manhattan:

2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters

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Originally posted by PD2K:
Last night plenty of 30 day barred aged Negronis and Manhattans...yum Smile
Where did you get the barrel? I have been wanting to try this.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Last night plenty of 30 day barred aged Negronis and Manhattans...yum Smile
Where did you get the barrel? I have been wanting to try this.


I bought them off Amazon CLICKY . I got the 3 liter size. I'm aging my next batch for 45 days. I highly recommend aging the following cocktails:

Manhattan
El Presidente
Boulevardier
Negroni
Last night had 30 day barreled aged Negroni...excellent!

2 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 part Campari
1 part Dolin Rouge Vermouth

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