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Cocktails & Spirits

Read what Chowhounds have to say about distilled spirits—flavors, brands, recipes, recommendations—and share your own boozy insights.

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Killer wine

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by fthivierge 4 days ago

I make James Bond martini what can I replace the killer wine with?

Bourbon Suggestions

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by zackly 15 days ago

I've been drinking bourbon for a couple of years. I drink it in a rocks glass with a single big ice cube. I've tried most of the popular brands that bars stock as well as some lesser known varietie...

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Expensive Gin - is it really worth it (to my pallet) ?

CHSeifert
by CHSeifert 1 month ago

So I have been buying A LOT of gin over the last year and a half. I think I counted the number of different gin’s I have bought and came close to 45. I’m a strong believer in quality and re...

Cocktail using coffee-infused bourbon

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by mstrimel 2 months ago

My wife (who is normally a teetotaler) saw a dessert cocktail on a restaurant menu that called for "coffee-infused bourbon" and she wanted to try it. I now have some Evan Williams / coffee / vani...

Gift for a fan of hardcore bitters

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by jochaima 2 months ago

I'm looking for ideas for someone who really likes bitters: fernet branca, and unicum. I was wondering about sfugmato, if that is worth getting? He has fernet, fernet menta, nonino, Ramazzotti, ape...

“Bourbon Scotch” ornament

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by valveeta300b 2 months ago

Every holiday season I run in to at least one magnificent specimen of poorly researched Christmas ornament. Last night I found my winner for 2019 as depicted in the photos. Last year the best one I...

"Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off"

patsully
by patsully 6 months ago

"If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else." I've always assumed as much, but good to h...

Limoncello - so many variations on how to make it

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by Arlo48 2 years ago

I see that many recipes say that after the lengthy maceration of peel and alcohol, simple syrup is added and then additional alcohol is added for a further maceration, before draining. Other recipe...

Old Fashioned Cocktail Neat?

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by PeterB 8 years ago

Booze Hounds, help me out, please. This has happened to me twice in the last couple of months. While out at a bar I have ordered an Old Fashioned. When the drinks were served they were neat. I requ...

Store-bought egg whites?

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by Alcachofa 1 year ago

Hi. I'm posting this here, as I will be using the egg whites to make drinks. I'm wondering if anyone has ever used the egg whites you can find in a supermarket to make cocktails which require egg w...

German Jerusalem Artichoke Liquor ?Topi, Topinambur, Rossler

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 9 years ago

Has anyone ever seen or tasted this product in the U.S.? I am a big fan of sunchokes and very interested to try this product. th much. from Wikipedia: "Liquor in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, ov...

How do you make frozen margarita like Dallas BBQ?

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by Ramius 7 years ago

I′ve tried and tried many times now to make frozen margarita. If you feel the video recipe to the right is bullshit, then this thread is for you. I have completely ditched the fresh lime, becaus...

What is/was Tango?

MC Slim JB
by MC Slim JB 12 years ago

I don't know what made me think of this stuff, but I recall it as a preferred tipple of underage drinkers when I was much younger (my buddy Louie in particular, not then known for his discriminatin...

Sazerac Rye Substitute

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by lisaud 4 months ago

I had a Sazerac (well, two actually) recently on my first visit to New Orleans and I fell in love with it! I live in NJ and apparently Sazerac rye is quite hard to come by around here. I could hav...

Pine tree bitters/extract/liqueur?

YAYME
by YAYME 2 years ago

Hey, wise scholars of this board. I used everclear and branch of a fir tree and made pine tree extract. It tastes like pine and I'm thinking of making it into bitters, or liqueur. If I go that rout...

anyone import tequila from mexico?

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by ac106 12 years ago

Heya all, I live in Mass and cannot receive shipments of liquor domestically. However I have read that people have imported absinthe and such from Europe with little problem. I am trying to a...

Mombassa Club Gin?

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by zackly 6 months ago

A friend who lives in Italy part time was telling me about Mombassa Club Gin. It is all the rage over there. Claims it makes great gin and tonics. He said they charge 70 Euros for a 750 ml bottle. ...

Long-forgotten cocktails

Boston_Otter
by Boston_Otter 6 years ago

I love looking at old menus and their lists of cocktails, some of which are still fairly popular, some that pop up at 'speakeasy' style craft bars, and some that nobody's heard of in decades... oft...

White Negroni

splatgirl
by splatgirl 7 years ago

What are your ideal liquors and proportions? I must admit this Campari fan is a little weirded out by the thread discussing the red dye. Duh, right? But I really never thought about it before ...

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