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Old 22-12-2012, 12:30   #1
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Favorite Libation

What's Yours?
And, how about sharing some recipes??

My favorite adult beverages:
(I like my whiskey on the rocks, so I don't mix them)

Templeton Rye- Prohibition Era Rye Whiskey
Bulleit Rye
Redbreast Irish 12 yr old Whiskey
Fireball- Cinnamon Whiskey (I just got introduced to this! Nice chest warmer on a cold day)

Rum Jumbi- Cool conga player bottle, and a nice liqueur.Great for making Freedom Toast or crepes.

I haven't delved into the Rums, yet. Bacardi is swill, to me. I want to try some Pussers Navy, as it is distilled in 200 year old wood pots, the only rum that is made the old way, which intrigues me.

For Beer, I like India Pale Ales (I like the hoppy taste) and I enjoy dark porters and stouts Light 'beer' is for people that like to pee!

Black Butte Porter- Bend, Oregon
Ninkasi Domination Pale Ale- Eugene, Oregon
Moose Drool- Missoula, Montana
Negro Modelo

I really like the rye whiskeys. Sazerac Rye is tasty too, although a bit spicy.

BTW- the Sazerac is the official drink of New Orleans, originally made with a rye, and a glass rinsed with Absinthe.


The Official Sazerac Cocktail


1 cube sugar

1½ ounces (35ml) Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon

¼ ounce Herbsaint

3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Lemon peel


Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice
In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube
Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon to the second glass containing the Peychaud's Bitters and sugar
Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Herbsaint, then discard the remaining Herbsaint
Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel



Also, a neat bar trick is to make ice pucks using a muffin pan. They keep longer than cube ice, and don't dilute the hooch as fast.
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Old 22-12-2012, 12:38   #2
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Re: Favorite Libation

Del Maguey. Ninkasi is awesome, I like "Tricerahops".



Del Maguey | From the Heart of the Maguey, and the Soul of the Village.


http://mezcal.com/recipes/

Try the Mezcal Mule. These are all great recipes.



Pussers is far from the only rhum still made the old way. Go to Martinique, true rhum is a French thing.
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Old 22-12-2012, 13:32   #3
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I like a simple Dark 'n Stormy:

1 Shot - Goslings Black Seal Rum
4-6oz of Ginger beer (I prefer Bundaberg or Reeds)
Slice of lime squeezed over ice
4 Ice cubes

Enjoy always makes me smile and refreshing

Otherwise for the hard stuff, I prefer a Old Fashioned with good Bourbon (Rye preferred too)!
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Old 22-12-2012, 15:26   #4
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I like a simple Dark 'n Stormy:

1 Shot - Goslings Black Seal Rum
4-6oz of Ginger beer (I prefer Bundaberg or Reeds)
Slice of lime squeezed over ice
4 Ice cubes

Enjoy always makes me smile and refreshing

Otherwise for the hard stuff, I prefer a Old Fashioned with good Bourbon (Rye preferred too)!
The original, from here in Bermuda.

No lemon
Barritts Ginger Beer.
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Old 22-12-2012, 15:34   #5
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I go for the IPAs as well!

Dark and stormy - a buddy always has the ingredients on his boat, mixes 'em up and hands around upon boarding.

When it's cold out, I likes straight dark rum in a big mug. Plunge in a piece of wrouht iron heated red hot in the coals - that'll connect ya to the sailors of old!


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Old 22-12-2012, 17:08   #6
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There is only one dark porter. Guinness, accept no substitute. ( unless its Beamish !) and only Guinness brewed with Liffey water.


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Old 22-12-2012, 17:11   #7
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But only if the Guinness has not crossed the ocean - 'tis well known in Ireland that Guinness does not travel well over water.

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Old 22-12-2012, 18:08   #8
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Re: Favorite Libation

On board our boat the favorite sundowners are:

1. Very dry gin martini on the rocks.
2. G&T
3. Rum & tonic
4. Russian vodka & orange juice & cayenne pepper sauce (an original invented on our boat -- sounds weird but it's delicious)
5. In France or recently after a cruise across the Channel as long as the stores hold out, the local cheap roses or the obscure and expensive Champagnes.
6. Pimm's cup.
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But only if the Guinness has not crossed the ocean - 'tis well known in Ireland that Guinness does not travel well over water.

Tis true very true. I think they send the cheap stuff abroad anyway. ( I mean there are people that drink it with blackcurrent cordial in it for god sakes , I say send them any auld stuff !!!)

Happy Christmas , home in the Emerald Isle , F 10 blowing though

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There is only one dark porter. Guinness, accept no substitute. ( unless its Beamish !) and only Guinness brewed with Liffey water.


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It's been a while, but I have some warm fuzzy memories of Guinness and Port (same glass ). and Guinness with a Guinness chaser (another pint ).

Oh, and green b#stard cocktails

Half a pint of cider
Half a pint of lager
a shot of Blue Curacao (turns the drink bright green )
2 (or 3) Vodkas

served in a pint glass, stirred - not shaken! (the effect seems to come as much from the mix as the alcohol content - a few of those a good way to play catch up if on a late start).

But as I said, it's been a while .
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A nice glass of tawny port warms the tummy on cool evenings. Great with a cigar! If no cigar snobs are around to see you commit such utter blasphemy, try dipping your cigar in the tawny before lighting it.When there are one or more "boat bunnies" aboard, I get out the blender and make "Frozen Giggles" for the ladies. Sweetened condensed milk, orange juice, guanabana (soursop) juice, (find it in the Mexican food aisle) Tequila, and Rum, more or less equal parts, a few strawberries and a banana, blenderized with enough ice to make the end product nice and slushy, like a frozen margarita. Things get very festive after a couple of pitchers of Frozen Giggles.On hot summer days in New Orleans, nothing goes down like a painfully cold American beer like Miller Light, well iced and not merely refrigerated. A little rocksalt on the ice gets it cold cold cold. Squeeze a quarter lime in a can or bottle for added refreshmentation.
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If we're talking beer with salt and lime, a Michelada Pacifico is the only way to go for me. Sometimes I think I could live strictly on these...
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Re: Favorite Libation

The Vileine: white rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice
The 18 Square: same as the Vileine, with cranberry instead of piña

Ron Zacapa straight up

Un absinthe: avec Pacifique, s'il vous plait

Witch Doctor: take a mixing quality absinthe such as Lucid, pour a dose into a Pontarlier glass. Louche 3:1. Pour grenadine carefully so it layers in glass bottom. Spoon Angostura bitters carefully on top to make a thin brown layer above...
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All time favorite: 100% natural cocktail, good grade mixing rum (like Ron Botran 12 year) and coconut water, simple and yummy. Dilute with water to taste.

Or, Ron Zacapa on the rocks.
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There is only one dark porter. Guinness [...]

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Dave,

Are you sure about Guiness being porter? With my very limited knowledge of a hobbyist brewer, I would classify Guinness as Stout. Robert Palmer, in his book "How to Brew" seems to say so too (pp. 223-224).

As to my favourites.. English Bitter, Irish Red, Brown Mild and Stout. Either from a microbrewery or.. my own ;-)

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