The Cocktail Thread

DinkinFlicka

Erect Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Messages
20,449
Likes
15,126
Don't let me catch none of y'all shaking gin unless there's some citrus in that shaker as well.

If you want to go with a proportion as intense as 7-1, why not just do a vermouth rinse on the glass?
 

golfballs

Austere VN Scholar
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
Messages
61,020
Likes
28,394
Don't let me catch none of y'all shaking gin unless there's some citrus in that shaker as well.

If you want to go with a proportion as intense as 7-1, why not just do a vermouth rinse on the glass?
That’s what I do w a little left in the bottom.

I’m not a shaker but they’re drinking straight gin so shaking it gives them some ice chips that melt and help to dilute it just a bit
 

DinkinFlicka

Erect Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Messages
20,449
Likes
15,126
That’s what I do w a little left in the bottom.

I’m not a shaker but they’re drinking straight gin so shaking it gives them some ice chips that melt and help to dilute it just a bit
It bruises the botanicals harshly and tarnishes the overall flavor of the gin.

I don't even want to think of what my Old Tom martinis would taste lime if they were shaken.
 

DinkinFlicka

Erect Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Messages
20,449
Likes
15,126
Bham, you could take that gin and do one of my French 75 riffs with it.

Just replace the lemon with blood orange, the simple syrup with basil infused syrup (you make it yourself but I've found a million ways to use it in the kitchen), and add just a quarter ounce of St. Germain. Shake and top it off with your choice of effervescent wine. For this, I add sparkling Rosé for the ladies.
 

Coug

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2012
Messages
19,472
Likes
10,525
I'm a vodka martini fan. Gin is not my first choice as it's such a strong flavor. Bombay Sapphire is one of the easier ones to drink. If there is even a lighter/sweeter one then I'm game.
 
Likes: 1 person

DinkinFlicka

Erect Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Messages
20,449
Likes
15,126
Check your local stores for 1812 Bitters. They do all sprts of fusion flavors. They're Atlanta based and my buddy is a sales rep so I get freebies all the time and they've become a staple in my home bar.
 

gcbvol

What the hell is water?
Joined
Aug 21, 2007
Messages
3,245
Likes
1,405
Check your local stores for 1812 Bitters. They do all sprts of fusion flavors. They're Atlanta based and my buddy is a sales rep so I get freebies all the time and they've become a staple in my home bar.
Thanks. 1812 or 18.21? I was just looking at the tart cherry and saffron bitters from 18.21, which appears to be Atlanta-based.
 

VN Store



Sponsors
 

Top