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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby mikey287 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:22 pm

shoeshine boy wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
shoeshine boy wrote:this is why I love weddings that have open bars. you get to try anything you want!
my favorite is still a Whiskey Sour made with Crown Royal though. :thumb:


Can you really though? When I went to a wedding I asked for a gin on the rocks for me and a long island for my mom. The bartender incredulously told me this isn't a nightclub and they don't do on the rocks and they don't do college drinks. Huh?


seriously? the bride and groom got ripped off then. if you're serving full bar you have to have ice and I'm not sure how a LIT is a "college drink". that bartender needs another line of work. hope you didn't tip him.


Yeah, the bartender's response is very confusing.

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I'm sorry, I love cinnamon things, so this JD Tennessee Fire or whatever it's called tastes like candy to me...not a hardcore or even gentleman's drink, but a good bottle to have on you at a barbecue while you're throwing the baseball around...
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Staggy on Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:37 pm

Tennessee Fire is incredible, and a little more manly than Fireball. It's like a Mike's Hard though, I love it but I'm not gonna drink it on a date.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby mikey287 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:43 pm

Agree on all counts.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:06 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:After thinking about that I got two different weddings confuzzled in my head

-the gin was at a country club in Altoona
-the long island was at a family wedding north of Cranberry at this hall (I think on a golf course) that looked like a castle

Regardless, a bar not offering rocks is...... stupid. I mean, even if you drink whiskey it's acceptable to put a single ice cube in there.

Ice is actually a critical ingredient in mixology. I'd have taken my glove off and slapped the silly fcuk.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Pitt87 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:01 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:After thinking about that I got two different weddings confuzzled in my head

-the gin was at a country club in Altoona
-the long island was at a family wedding north of Cranberry at this hall (I think on a golf course) that looked like a castle

Regardless, a bar not offering rocks is...... stupid. I mean, even if you drink whiskey it's acceptable to put a single ice cube in there.

Ice is actually a critical ingredient in mixology. I'd have taken my glove off and slapped the silly fcuk.


An open bar at a CC wedding is $30-40 per person. If a guest asks for ANYTHING, and you can fulfill it and don't, you won't tend bar there for long.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:59 pm

Staggy wrote:Tennessee Fire is incredible, and a little more manly than Fireball. It's like a Mike's Hard though, I love it but I'm not gonna drink it on a date.


One if my guilty pleasures, and I think it predates Tennessee Fire, is Jim Beam Red Stag Cinnamon. It's good neat, rocks, or with 7-up. I'm big bourbon and Irish whiskey fan, but that really hits the spot sometimes.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:02 am

Sigwolf wrote:I'm big bourbon and Irish whiskey fan,


have you ever tried Powers Irish Whiskey? I've discovered it semi-recently and I'm working my way through the various bottles. so far I've done the 8 year and the 12 year Special Reserve. I've got a bottle of the Signature Release but haven't opened it quite yet. judging from the descriptions on their website I think the John's Lane Release will be my favorite. too bad it's also the most expensive too.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:48 pm

shoeshine boy wrote:have you ever tried Powers Irish Whiskey? I've discovered it semi-recently and I'm working my way through the various bottles. so far I've done the 8 year and the 12 year Special Reserve. I've got a bottle of the Signature Release but haven't opened it quite yet. judging from the descriptions on their website I think the John's Lane Release will be my favorite. too bad it's also the most expensive too.


I have not. How would you compare them to selections from Jameson, Redbreast or Tullamore Dew? I've seen Powers several times when I've been out, but never tried one because I've stuck to ones with which I'm familiar.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby shoeshine boy on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:22 am

of those 3 I've only had Jameson. I was previously loyal to Bushmills. I find the Powers to be a little more refined than Jameson, imo.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:31 pm

Tried a new concoction today. 3 parts Bombay sapphire 1 part Cointreau and juice of half of a lime. Close to being excellent but need to shrink the gap in concentrations of the gin and Cointreau
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby viva la ben on Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:37 pm

I've been drinking iced tea with honey whiskey
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:48 pm

viva la ben wrote:I've been drinking iced tea with honey whiskey


Or, you could cut to the chase and drink Red Stag Honey Tea over ice... it's quite tasty.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby shoeshine boy on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:44 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Tried a new concoction today. 3 parts Bombay sapphire 1 part Cointreau and juice of half of a lime. Close to being excellent but need to shrink the gap in concentrations of the gin and Cointreau


half a lime??? that's one expensive drink right now! :pop:
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby count2infinity on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:51 am

having a mint plant in the back yard is awesome in the summer time for drinks. Made some strawberry mojitos last week. This weekend I had tequila, ting (grapefruit soda), lime seltzer water and mint. great summer drink.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:49 pm

I found a whiskey decanter in the stock of stuff I got from my grandmother's estate. I've always wanted one. I think they look very elegant...
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:50 pm

count2infinity wrote:ting (grapefruit soda)


You mean the best soda....
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:35 pm

We only belong to one wine club at the moment, but it's a good one. We get four shipments a year from Foppoli Wines, and the Q2 box of three bottles arrived at my desk this morning. Haven't opened it yet, but if it's their no-oak Chardonnay, I will be a happy camper.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby Sigwolf on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:08 pm

Ack... as a red wine fan in general, and a cabernet fan in particular, I would take ice-water 10 times out of 10 instead of a no-oak Chardonnay. Just about every drink I favor, from wine to bourbon is heavy in oak. I literally don't know what to say... I got nothin'.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby columbia on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:12 pm

Gary Vaynerchuk on oak monsters:

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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:25 pm

Are oak-heavy wines the equivalent of hop-heavy beers?
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby columbia on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:30 pm

That's my assumption.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby slappybrown on Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:42 pm

I've never had one, but I feel like an oak-less chardonnay is potentially verging on fruit juice.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:47 pm

I pretty much only drink red wine (cabernet preferably), white wine just tastes like liquid sugar to me.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:57 pm

Alas, the Foppoli contained three bottles of their '1470' Chardonnay. Which is still very good, don't get me wrong. But it's not exceptional in the way of the no-oak wine. 1470, by the way, refers the year in which the family began producing wine back in Italy. So that's a pretty long run.

Interestingly, when the first Foppoli arrived in San Francisco, it was the day of the 1906 earthquake. Then, many years later, this man had made enough money in real estate to purchase an estate in Sonoma..... six months before Prohibition was passed.

Sigwolf wrote:Ack... as a red wine fan in general, and a cabernet fan in particular, I would take ice-water 10 times out of 10 instead of a no-oak Chardonnay. Just about every drink I favor, from wine to bourbon is heavy in oak. I literally don't know what to say... I got nothin'.

Look up 'sur lie', and the great Montrachet wineries. It is unquestionably the finest and most complex wine I have ever enjoyed, and it has an acidity and minerality that makes it an excellent foil for a great variety of foods. (Which, if I'm honest, is more important to me than how the wine is on its own.)

Oak is the bane of California wines, and is too often used as a crutch instead of a tool. Few of the CA Chards that can be had for under $20 a bottle have any real character, imo. My wife's favorite Chard is from J. Lohr. It tastes like it has been made by filling oak barrels full of young wine, letting them age for a while, then discarding the wine and compressing the barrel wood and bottling whatever liquid is squeezed out as their product. There's so much oak, that it's difficult to pair with food..... is actually better with a steak than roasted chicken.
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Re: Liquor and Wine and Mixed Drinks

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:08 pm

I'm pretty excited...when my wife and I visited Italy in January 2012, we had an amazing private tour of the vineyard Decugnano di Barbi. It is in the mountains just across the valley from Orvieto, which is an absolute must-visit for anyone visiting the country. The experience was probably my favorite in Italy. My wife loved their Orvieto Classico wine, and I just found a place in California that ships it for a reasonable price. Thinking a case of that will be a great anniversary present in a few weeks, since she hasn't had it since we were there.
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