thanks

yes white, i'm looking for a good florally dry vermouth for a cleanish martini that's more fragrant than bitter.

g-man posted:

is it still a martini if you had 3 parts gin and a lemon twist, stirred in ice?

No vermouth.  Not a martini.

I like to pour a dribble of vermouth into a chilled glass, swirl to coat and then pour in chilled gin.  

PH

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Aviation-  been playing around with this recipe

2 parts gin, 1/2 part maraschino cherry liqour, 3/4 creme de violette, 1/2 part fresh lemon.

 

purplehaze posted:
g-man posted:

is it still a martini if you had 3 parts gin and a lemon twist, stirred in ice?

No vermouth.  Not a martini.

I like to pour a dribble of vermouth into a chilled glass, swirl to coat and then pour in chilled gin.  

PH

A Churchill martini: when you glance at the vermouth as you're pouring the gin...

mneeley490 posted:
purplehaze posted:
g-man posted:

is it still a martini if you had 3 parts gin and a lemon twist, stirred in ice?

No vermouth.  Not a martini.

I like to pour a dribble of vermouth into a chilled glass, swirl to coat and then pour in chilled gin.  

PH

A Churchill martini: when you glance at the vermouth as you're pouring the gin...

i like it!

g-man posted:
mneeley490 posted:
purplehaze posted:
g-man posted:

is it still a martini if you had 3 parts gin and a lemon twist, stirred in ice?

No vermouth.  Not a martini.

I like to pour a dribble of vermouth into a chilled glass, swirl to coat and then pour in chilled gin.  

PH

A Churchill martini: when you glance at the vermouth as you're pouring the gin...

i like it!

Funny!  Winston has a plethora of alcohol related quotables, for sure.  I do think that a whiff of vermouth does make a martini better.  Otherwise, it's just gin and bitters.

PH

g-man posted:

Can anyone recommend me a florally vermouth?

I like Dolin Dry for my Martini: made 3-1 with 2 dashes of orange bitters.

pd2k posted:
g-man posted:

Can anyone recommend me a florally vermouth?

I like Dolin Dry for my Martini: made 3-1 with 2 dashes of orange bitters.

Nice take,

i tried the combo 3-1 with dolin dry and a few drops of dolin genepi that worked out pretty well too

g-man posted:

Aviation-  been playing around with this recipe

2 parts gin, 1/2 part maraschino cherry liqour, 3/4 creme de violette, 1/2 part fresh lemon.

 

Btw I recommend the Death and Co version:

2 oz Plymouth gin

3/4 oz Lemon juice

1/2 oz Luxardo maraschino liquor

1/4 oz Simple syrup

1/2 tsp Creme de violette

Two types of spritzes:

Aperol Spritz

Hugo - basically replace Aperol with St Germain and add muddled mint

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Did a fun twist on the belmont since i had the ingredients.

2 parts gin

3-4 basil leaves

1/2 part maraschino cherry liqour

1/2 part pomegranite

1/2 part lemonade

muddle gin and basil leaves together first before adding other ingredients.

Garnish with lemon rind.

And for all you fancy-schmancy bartenders out there, I'm having a simple Rum & Coke.

Meyers Dark 40%.  Coca Cola 60%.  Twist of lime.  Repeat.

PH

Not sure what's it called .One part nitro stout, one part black strap rum, small float of creme on top, garnish with nutmeg.  Super decadent

Too many Bombay Sapphire martinis at Peter Lugers. Did not help that we pre-gamed with a few Mr. Howells and Oaxaca Old Fashioneds.

Needless to say waking up today was very difficult... 

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dark and stormy

2 oz of Old Rum Gosling
.75 fresh lime juice
2 barspoon of raw sugar
3 slices of ginger muddled
Shake and fine strain over crushed ice
Top with ginger beer
Add 4 dashes of angostura bitter

robsutherland posted:
g-man posted:

Jungle bird

1 part pineapple juice

2 parts black strap rum

1 part campari

muddled mint

 

Interesting. Good? 

The mint was an interesting add on for me for a little bit of balance to an otherwise rich drink .And yeah I love the classic jungle bird too

jcocktosten posted:

Bombay Sapphire, little sugar syrup, little soda water, meyer lemon juice and peel from first lemon off our tree.  Delicious

I'm jealous. I live near Seattle. I tried growing a dwarf Meyer lemon tree in my living room, with large windows facing a southern exposure. It still didn't make it. 

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mneeley490 posted:
jcocktosten posted:

Bombay Sapphire, little sugar syrup, little soda water, meyer lemon juice and peel from first lemon off our tree.  Delicious

I'm jealous. I live near Seattle. I tried growing a dwarf Meyer lemon tree in my living room, with large windows facing a southern exposure. It still didn't make it. 

We have the tree on our deck in a large planter - I believe it was planted in May - first fruit was 7-8 lemons - there are 50+ budding now - we'll see how many survive

After dinner Saturday night with some friends, we went "curling" at the Hotel Gwen.  I enjoyed some new cocktails:

Gold Coast - Angel's Envy bourbon, lemonhead syrup, egg white and a spiced pear rinse.
Hyde Park - Bacardi black rum, pineapple, lemon, ginger and cinnamon.

Just made some grilled pineapple infused mezcal. Used it to make some jalapeno Tommy style margaritas...excellent! It's total liquid crack!

2nd batch of Margaritas of the year.  First batch was made last week and disappeared quickly with a couple of wonderful house guests.  Made the 2nd batch on Sunday for pizza dinner with #1 daughter and family.  Have a little left over, and am sipping a wee dram.  And yes, I know it's not even 4PM yet.  

PH

Didn't make this, but had a Cucumber Vodka Lemonade cocktail last night and really enjoyed it.  I can't remember the last time I had vodka, but this was so refreshing last night.

Cucumber martini

Muddle pealed cucumber with basil and simple syrup.  Add fresh lime juice and gin. Add ice, shake and strain into martini glass. Could substitute for vodka if preferred.

 

thistlintom posted:
doubled posted:

Gin & Tonic with The Botanist

Very good gin, if not a bit pricey

I didn't think I liked Gin, until I had Botanist. 

thelostverse posted:
thistlintom posted:
doubled posted:

Gin & Tonic with The Botanist

Very good gin, if not a bit pricey

I didn't think I liked Gin, until I had Botanist. 

Yes, it has a little less juniper berry and more of other flavors.  My favorite gin

There are some interesting gins in Scotland that use local herbs and ingredients.  Some don't make it outside of the country.  Instead of bringing back Scotch, I'm stocking up on these gins in my next trip.  

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I've been making a less sour/less sweet aviation

2 parts british gin

1 part creme de violette

1/2 part maraschino cherry

1/2 part fresh lemon.  1 part if your lemon is a nice meyer lemon

I'm a big fan of IRISH COFFEE 

  1. Brew your favorite coffee.
  2. Add Irish whiskey to a mug. 
  3. Add a little maple syrup to sweeten. 
  4. Add a splash of coffee and gently stir to blend. 
  5. Top with whipped cream. 

Riff on the aviation

2 parts gin

.5 part creme violette

1 part marischino cherry liqour

dash of lillet

half fresh squeezed lemon.

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