Cocktails?

RobbieB Posted By RobbieB, Mar 11, 2017 at 11:28 AM

  1. RobbieB

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    Now that I'm retired, I thought I'd improve my bar. But where to store all the stuff? Cupboard was full and the bottles were stacking up...

    My deceased mother in law had this etagere she used to display her nick-knacks on and it is a sturdy well made piece made of bent and welded steel, but the shelves were common thin window glass. Some surfing and I found some half inch thick tempered gray 18" round "table glass" that was suitable to the task so I replaced the shelves;

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    Sweet! And strong too. Good thing as they have a lot of weight to support;

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    Worked out really well, looks like it was designed for the task and not simply adapted eh? Much better than having to drag stuff out of a cupboard so you can see what's in back and takes up very little floor space.

    What'll you have? Chances are I can make it - :)
     
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    Looks awesome.

    Grey Goose & Country Time?

    Bacardi dark & Mt Dew?
     
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    That bottle of Bailey's should be positioned more prominently.

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    Sorry. Got no crystal light, got no mountain dew. Got coke, 7 up and ginger ale. Baileys is nice before bed.

    Put the plasma torch away and now drinking rum & coke, my "go to" staple everyday. Summer time it changes to gin & tonic.

    High octane stuff is straight scotch, bourbon & rye. A notch below are the martini's and Manhattan's. Also have some absinthe.

    Post up your bars gentlemen, as we all know drinking is best done at home when the driving is done - :)
     
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    The elusive banned un-banned green fairy :cool:
     
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    Where's the kegerator?
     
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    Looks very nice there..."That’s a good man. I was just thinking… …of a Flaming Rum Punch. No, it’s not called that and it’s not nearly cold enough anyway. Wait a minute, wait a minute, I got it. A mulled wine, heavy on the cinnamon, and light on the cloves. There we go, off with you lad and look lively."
    (Can anyone name that movie?)

    I am feeling a little mellow tonight so how about a Laid-back Lumberjack?
     
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    "We serve hard drinks here to men who want to get drunk fast"
     
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    Seems a shame that it was just used for knick-knacks in it's previous household ... much more fulfilling use now==c
     
  10. Ashful

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    Nice! I like the categorization by shelf, too. I usually stock Beefeater, but I'll take a Bombay martini, if you have good olives.

    I see from the second shelf to the bottom, you must be married. ;lol
     
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  12. countybrown

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    Nice. You're missing a few though. You need a bottle of Korbel and Makers Mark.

    You want to make me something. One of these (bonus points if you can identify it and tell me the PROPER way to make one workout looking on Google) :

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    Hehe, the Korbel is in the wine rack with more of it kind, transferred to the fridge as needed.

    I tried Makers Mark and didn't like it, new fav bourbon is Angels Envy.

    Have no clue re your drink with the orange slice and the olive.

    A wine cooler may be in the future, but if I get a 20 cu-ft fridge that should do also. I have a small 1400 sq-ft tract house and I'm trying to de-clutter.
     
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    If you like knob creek..give buffalo trace a try. Slightly cheaper and I like it much better.

    You have quite a bit of dust on the whisky bottles...let me know when I can come over. ;lol
     
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    Korbel XS will open you up to a whole new world of brandy. Also, the dink in my photo is Whisky Old Fashioned Sour. The old fashioned is the drink of my people....Sconnies.

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    Had my first Manhattan not too long ago. Meh, kicked pretty hard though. Maybe an Old Fashioned, being slightly different would be more to my taste.

    Used to drink whiskey sours long time ago, can't hardly remember what they tasted like.
     
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    Love a whisky sour. Make a REAL one and there is nothing like it. Get yourself a jigger. Two jiggers whisky, one of simple syrup and half a lemon squeezed fresh. Shake over ice, strain and serve on the rocks. It's like summer heaven in a glass.

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    Favorite (special) cognac so far is Camus XO, like drinking candy.

    Courvoisier for regular stuff.
     
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    Is this what you like with your $50 sushi lunches? Fancy!
     
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    Nah, I don't drink (alcohol) at lunch, not even beer or saki, slows me down too much. I do my drinking at home where it's safe mostly or just a couple if we are out for dinner.

    Nah, the fifty bucks for lunch is (just water) food, tax and tip - :)

    I really like Nolet gin, it's my new fav. $55 a bottle and it's worth it. Guess what? The "high end" place in town doesn't even have it. They don't even have Hendrick's, Saphire is as good as it gets.

    A pity.
     
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    The flipside of having your bottles out on display is keeping them clean. Mine would get all dusty. I suppose if you drink them fast enough then you only have to worry about cleaning the glass shelves.
     
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    Nah, I'm not into house work (cleaning) that's why I'm going to get this place straightened out, get married again and hire a maid. Lot's are dusty and so are the shelves. Except for the "steady rotation" items - :)

    Fave martini recipe;

    1 shot vermouth
    1/2 shot sake
    1/2 shot tequila
    6 shots Nolet
    4 olives

    Mix and chill in freezer in SS bottle for at least 2 hours, pour into 2 frozen glasses, makes 2 sweet drinks!
     
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    Good luck with the maid. It's not always easy to find one who's diligent, hard working, and trustworthy... sometimes I've settled for two out of three.

    My favorite martini is traditional, at 5:1:

    2.5 oz. Beefeater
    0.5 oz. dry vermouth
    shaker filled with ice, strain into Martini glass
    1 large or 2 small olives with just the juice the olive spoon captures

    Olives should be crisp, and pitted, without pimentos. I do not like the "martini" olives soaked in cheap vermouth, much prefer the standard olives in olive oil.

    @jatoxico, Manhattan:

    2.0 oz. Knob Creek Rye
    0.75 oz. sweet vermouth
    3 shake aromatic bitters
    shaker filled with ice, strain into Martini glass
    2 black cocktail cherries (or sub. Marischino cherries)

    On the Manhattan, try adding a pinch of superfine sugar, for those who like it extra sweet. For me, the sugar in the sweet vermouth is plenty.

    My most frequent cocktail is the Old Fashioned, and the only place I'd use Maker's, @countybrown. Makers is just an okay bourbon, not fantastic, but in an Old Fashioned who can tell? ;lol If drinking neat, I go 1792 Reserve if I want sweet, or Woodford Reserve if I want sharp.

    I've had two flavors of Angels' Envy, @RobbieB. Interesting, but not straight bourbon. Both the varieties I tried were flavored with something. Not bad, but it's not straight bourbon.
     
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    @Ashful I'm with you. Makers Mark is not my ultimate spirit either. But as far as a good quality, clean tasting Whisky for making mixers, it's my go to.

    If I'm drinking neat, the best I've ever had was Pappy Van Winkle. Last time my buddy and I had the pleasure, it set us back $65 for a two finger glass.

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