What Did You Drink Last Night?

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by kiltie, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    I think I've perfected my Vesper...had one or two of those Yesterday, but unfortunately my last two finals are coming up and I'm being responsible today. :eusa_doh:
     
  2. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    An excellent cocktails, may I ask the recipe of your perfected version?
     
  3. dnjan

    dnjan One Too Many

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    Interesting. I usually drink a lower-alcohol beer (hefeweizen or kolsch) when grading stupid term papers.

    No term papers last night, so I was drinking cask-conditioned pale ale.
     
  4. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

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    Stone's Original Green Ginger Wine. Tasted strongly of ginger, which I felt was apt. Very enjoyable.

    I like your avatar picture, Mr Dnjan.
     
  5. rikrdo

    rikrdo A-List Customer

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    Jim Beam
    Lillet
    Regan's Orange bitters...............



    Shaken, stirred and strained.
    Into a bucket, of course :D
     
  6. St.Ignatz

    St.Ignatz Call Me a Cab

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    Pyrat XO rum
     
  7. rkwilker

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    Tried a new one last night....Grant's blended scotch/neat....not great/not terrible. [huh]
     
  8. A large margarita in celebration of May 5th.
     
  9. AndrewGWU

    AndrewGWU Familiar Face

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    Mint Julep made w/ mint leaves straight from my herb garden.
     
  10. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    Extremely strong homemade barleywine. One was enough. :eek:
     
  11. Sounds great. I think I'll mix up some simple syrup so I can have it around for spontaneous Juleps. :D
     
  12. AndrewGWU

    AndrewGWU Familiar Face

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    I know this is a little more difficult, but I usually use fine sugar which is just regular sugar ground up in the food processor or blender. I stole the idea from an Alton Brown show. I use the grit of the sugar to assist in muddling the mint leaves then pour a little bourbon in so the alcohol can work on extracting all the mint flavor, then proceed in finishing putting the drink together. That way the sugar is fine enough to melt in cool water, but still has some texture to assist in getting all the flavor from the mint leaves.
     
  13. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    ...talk about a grade curve. ;)
     
  14. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

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    As a recent discoverer of Lillet, please, kind sir, what is the name of your drink, and what are the proportions? It sounds much like a Manhattan...
     
  15. Wally_Hood

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    There is nothing like fresh ingredients for your libations; I love having the mint farm and the lime tree in my own back yard.
     
  16. rkwilker

    rkwilker One Too Many

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    Chivas 18.....neat.
     
  17. Wally_Hood

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    Plymouth martini
     
  18. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    I took the advice of a Bond aficionado on another board, and use Tanqueray (94 proof) instead of Gordons (80 proof) and Stoli 100. Also, I add a dash of bitters to the Lillet Blanc to add a quinine taste to approximate the original Kina Lillet better.
     
  19. chicanoir

    chicanoir New in Town

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    ginskey

    i'm all about bourbon and ginger ale with a touch of lime right now. SO DELISH and light that i can just drink my little heart away...
     
  20. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    Ah yes, I read something similar from David Wondrich. http://www.esquire.com/drinks/vesper-drink-recipe
    The Stolichnaya Blue is a fine vodka.

    I find actually using a champagne goblet a nice touch, you'll need a big Martini glass to hold over 4 measures of drink.
     

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