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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Ole Smoky is pretty alright moonshine

    Like, provided you like moonshine and all that, I recognize that is not a taste that a lot of people have

    Their apple pie is one of my preferred things to bring to a party that I don't trust to have anything else for me to drink

    I tried that one and it was like drinking potpourri, the cinnamon was just so damn strong. I could see using it as a mixer but I couldn't take it straight (hurr hurr).

    Ole Smokey is not the best, it is pretty much a strong cordial and overpoweringly sweet. If you can't get the real thing IE: homemade the best in my humble opinion is Junior Johnson's stuff called Midnight Moon ,it is the closest I have found to real flavored shine. There also a lot of great examples of white whiskey on the market if you want to forgo the flavored stuff all together which is what I really recommend. Get some good clear whiskey and infuse your own favors.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I came here to shill my last birthday gift from the good woman.

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    Helped me get set up and it walks you through what spirits to buy to get the most variety. The recipe for Honey Simple Syrup is also fucking BALLER.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Ole Smoky is pretty alright moonshine

    Like, provided you like moonshine and all that, I recognize that is not a taste that a lot of people have

    Their apple pie is one of my preferred things to bring to a party that I don't trust to have anything else for me to drink

    I tried that one and it was like drinking potpourri, the cinnamon was just so damn strong. I could see using it as a mixer but I couldn't take it straight (hurr hurr).

    Ole Smokey is not the best, it is pretty much a strong cordial and overpoweringly sweet. If you can't get the real thing IE: homemade the best in my humble opinion is Junior Johnson's stuff called Midnight Moon ,it is the closest I have found to real flavored shine. There also a lot of great examples of white whiskey on the market if you want to forgo the flavored stuff all together which is what I really recommend. Get some good clear whiskey and infuse your own favors.

    Yeah, Midnight Moon is definitely better, in terms of flavored shine. Still a trashy drank, but sometimes that's what the doctor ordered.

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    TheCanManTheCanMan GT: Gasman122009 JerseyRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Ole Smoky is pretty alright moonshine

    Like, provided you like moonshine and all that, I recognize that is not a taste that a lot of people have

    Their apple pie is one of my preferred things to bring to a party that I don't trust to have anything else for me to drink

    I tried that one and it was like drinking potpourri, the cinnamon was just so damn strong. I could see using it as a mixer but I couldn't take it straight (hurr hurr).

    Ole Smokey is not the best, it is pretty much a strong cordial and overpoweringly sweet. If you can't get the real thing IE: homemade the best in my humble opinion is Junior Johnson's stuff called Midnight Moon ,it is the closest I have found to real flavored shine. There also a lot of great examples of white whiskey on the market if you want to forgo the flavored stuff all together which is what I really recommend. Get some good clear whiskey and infuse your own favors.

    Yeah, Midnight Moon is definitely better, in terms of flavored shine. Still a trashy drank, but sometimes that's what the doctor ordered.

    Oh man, the Midnight Moon Apple Pie is super dangerous. I could drink so much of that.

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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Ole Smoky is pretty alright moonshine

    Like, provided you like moonshine and all that, I recognize that is not a taste that a lot of people have

    Their apple pie is one of my preferred things to bring to a party that I don't trust to have anything else for me to drink

    I tried that one and it was like drinking potpourri, the cinnamon was just so damn strong. I could see using it as a mixer but I couldn't take it straight (hurr hurr).

    Ole Smokey is not the best, it is pretty much a strong cordial and overpoweringly sweet. If you can't get the real thing IE: homemade the best in my humble opinion is Junior Johnson's stuff called Midnight Moon ,it is the closest I have found to real flavored shine. There also a lot of great examples of white whiskey on the market if you want to forgo the flavored stuff all together which is what I really recommend. Get some good clear whiskey and infuse your own favors.

    Yeah, Midnight Moon is definitely better, in terms of flavored shine. Still a trashy drank, but sometimes that's what the doctor ordered.

    Yeah...really what it is for is passing around a camp fire. I don't think it serves any other purpose.

    Inside of a dog...it's too dark to read.
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    Randy ButternubbsRandy Butternubbs Registered User regular
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Ole Smoky is pretty alright moonshine

    Like, provided you like moonshine and all that, I recognize that is not a taste that a lot of people have

    Their apple pie is one of my preferred things to bring to a party that I don't trust to have anything else for me to drink

    I tried that one and it was like drinking potpourri, the cinnamon was just so damn strong. I could see using it as a mixer but I couldn't take it straight (hurr hurr).

    Ole Smokey is not the best, it is pretty much a strong cordial and overpoweringly sweet. If you can't get the real thing IE: homemade the best in my humble opinion is Junior Johnson's stuff called Midnight Moon ,it is the closest I have found to real flavored shine. There also a lot of great examples of white whiskey on the market if you want to forgo the flavored stuff all together which is what I really recommend. Get some good clear whiskey and infuse your own favors.

    Yeah, Midnight Moon is definitely better, in terms of flavored shine. Still a trashy drank, but sometimes that's what the doctor ordered.

    Oh man, the Midnight Moon Apple Pie is super dangerous. I could drink so much of that.

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    This right here destroyed me last weekend. Good times were had.

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    KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    To me, that stuff tastes like either Aftershock or Liquid Cocaine (Goldschlager, Rumplemintz, and Jagermeister). Which I used to love. Even ginger ale couldn't cut this stuff enough. Shots were kinda rough. Gave it to a friend.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Oh hey drank thread

    I had a flight of Mai Tais on Friday night!

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    aw dang those look good!

    also speaking of moonshine, there's a moonshine bar in philly that will serve you moonshine shirley temples that are exceedingly dangerous because they taste just like non-alcoholic shirley temples

    but then they put everclear-soaked cherries in them, which do not taste like regular cherries, but instead THE ENDLESS BURNING OF A THOUSAND SUNS

    that place is great

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    My lady got me some of this for Father's day, I haven't tried it yet but will report back later.

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    LoonyEclipseLoonyEclipse WWHRD? Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    TheCanMan wrote: »
    I love me a good manhattan. ?Sadly, I keep forgettign to buy cherries, so it ends up missing that key garnish at home.

    Same here, except my sin is forgetting to buy bitters, which I believe qualifies me as a monster.

    And am I the only one who vastly prefers Gibsons to Martinis? Green olives are tasty, but they just don't hold a candle to pickled pearl onions.


    I prefer neither. I prefer a Martini with a twist of lemon peel. And keep that vodka out of it. Gin. Preferably either Hendricks or Ungava.
    Okay, you twisted my arm, I'll have the odd Vodka Martini.

    But either way, stir that shit. Don't shake it.

    Also- I'm normally a scotch guy, but decided to try a bottle of semi-decent bourbon this week (Only real experience with the stuff is JD or the low-end Jim Beam, which are suitable as mixers only IMHO). I got a bottle of Bulleit---I quite enjoy it! I'll need to investigate bourbons further when it runs out.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Bulleit is a solid bourbon. Their rye is one of my go-to whiskeys as well, but the bourbon has a great alliterative feel to it.

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    NoisymunkNoisymunk Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Agree. The rye both makes excellent cocktails (one kickass sazerac) and is a smooth sipper. It's the only whiskey we've been buying lately, makes everybody happy.

    I'm going to this Tequila tasting and taco event in Cambridge on Saturday. I am very excited. Step 1: Find the oldest extra Anejo in the place and savor it. Step 2: Find Mezcal if it's there. Step 3: Eat tacos and begin to levitate.
    http://www.wheretoeat.in/2015-tacos-and-tequila/

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm drinking some cheap colombard Chardonnay. It's a long way from a highbrow drink but then I'm 30,000 feet in the air so I'm not sure my brows will go much higher.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    So this past weekend I flew from Seattle, WA to Buffalo, NY for my cousin's wedding.

    So I spent the weekend with my entire extended family, which meant some bar-hopping/clubbing with my cousins.

    And I got a lot of shit for the regular drinks I order from Washington not being available in their neck of the woods.
    Lindsey: Alright, what do you want?
    Me: Do they do Incredible Hulk's here?
    Lindsey: What??? Let me check.. *asks bartender* No, they have no idea what that is.
    Me: Okay, can I get some peppermint schnapps on the rocks.
    Brittney: Good God man!
    Lindsey: Just peppermint schnapps!?!
    Me: Just ask!
    Lindsey: Okay. *asks bartender* Yeah, they definitely don't do that here.
    Me: Alright, I'm going to go with my classic stand-buy, tequila sunrise.
    Other Cousins: Ahahaha.....
    Me: SHUT-UP!!!
    Kaitlin: Isn't that what retired widows in Florida drink?
    Me: Yeah! For a good reason!!!!!

    East coast doesn't even know!!!

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    NoisymunkNoisymunk Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Noisymunk wrote: »
    Agree. The rye both makes excellent cocktails (one kickass sazerac) and is a smooth sipper. It's the only whiskey we've been buying lately, makes everybody happy.

    I'm going to this Tequila tasting and taco event in Cambridge on Saturday. I am very excited. Step 1: Find the oldest extra Anejo in the place and savor it. Step 2: Find Mezcal if it's there. Step 3: Eat tacos and begin to levitate.
    http://www.wheretoeat.in/2015-tacos-and-tequila/

    Notes from the tequila tasting:
    -Tres Generaciones is still my favorite sipping tequila, but I didn't know that it came out of the Sauza distillery.
    -Milagro confirmed as my personal favorite margarita tequila.
    -The bartender they brought in to mix cocktails made a margarita that tasted exactly like mine, so I guess I'm doing things right.
    -Partida Anejo was the only tequila to really blow both our socks off and make us want to own a bottle. Can't find it in Rhode Island, probably have to go to Connecticut to pick some up.
    -Mezcals kind of all taste the same to me, but Fidencio Pechuga seemed to stand out from the crowd. Absolutely luscious and creamy to go with all that campfire smoke.
    -Don Julio is extremely boring - like drinking high end vodka. It's /too/ smooth. Don Julio 1942, though, was a flavor explosion. I wouldn't buy a 150 dollar bottle, but glad to get a chance to sample it.
    -Ancho Reyes is a liqueur made from ancho chili peppers and cane sugar and I need some in my cabinet. Sweet, spicy and smoky. Had some mixed up in a cocktail with reposado tequila, orange juice and maple syrup. Lovely.


    Really enjoy these events, this is the second EatBoston tasting at Moksa that I've attended. They don't oversell and there's always a massive variety of bottles to sample.

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    so, guys. I tried gin for the first time last night. I think I'm in love.

    so, I had a gin & tonic which was great, and then I tried to order a french 75. they didn't know the recipe, and I guess it is 1995 and they'd need to go to the library to find out...

    Imma get my own bottle of gin. suggestions?

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    the cheat wrote: »
    so, guys. I tried gin for the first time last night. I think I'm in love.

    so, I had a gin & tonic which was great, and then I tried to order a french 75. they didn't know the recipe, and I guess it is 1995 and they'd need to go to the library to find out...

    Imma get my own bottle of gin. suggestions?

    Speaking as someone who doesn't care for cheap gin: Hendricks.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    I've done well with Bombay Sapphire. I had that experience with a Negroni at a place, it was the first time anyone had ordered it but they looked it up and made it (strong as hell) and I felt like the worlds biggest toolbox.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Hendricks is a solid mass market gin

    I can give way more specific gin suggestions, but I'd advise you first to just explore gin for a while

    Gin is typically split into two types - dry and botanical - and your preference there will greatly affect what sort of gin you'd be most into

    I'm a botanical gin man myself

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    A French 75 I can understand, and besides, you'd need to have champagne (or another sparkling wine) at the ready to make it.

    A Negroni, though.... it's three ingredients in equal proportions...

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    "Do not accept badly made cups of tea. Do not surround yourself with people who make them. They don't care about you."

    Thoughts, @Liiya ?

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    "Do not accept badly made cups of tea. Do not surround yourself with people who make them. They don't care about you."

    Thoughts, @Liiya ?

    Who said this? Who do they think they are?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    It's just a thing I saw online.

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    I am OUTRAGED!

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    CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Tea is like pizza and sex. There's bad tea and good tea, but it's still tea.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    I got some Campari yesterday and I'm going to be playing with it all week and I am pretty dang excited you guys.

    Also this youtube channel has some pretty decent cocktail porn if you're not already an expert cocktail assembler:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbZvgGRjzMo

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    If you can get booze shipped to you and you haven't checked out Caskers you really should. They're an online distributor of spirits fine and less fine and goddamn, there is no greater danger to my wallet right now.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Campari and Prosecco is everything a Mimosa wished it was.

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    If you can get booze shipped to you and you haven't checked out Caskers you really should. They're an online distributor of spirits fine and less fine and goddamn, there is no greater danger to my wallet right now.

    Is there some reason this place won't let you browse? Making me sign up or log in through Facebook is like shouting to me "I don't want your business!".

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    made myself a couple of g&ts with bombay sapphire. pretty good, pretty good.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Krieghund wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    If you can get booze shipped to you and you haven't checked out Caskers you really should. They're an online distributor of spirits fine and less fine and goddamn, there is no greater danger to my wallet right now.

    Is there some reason this place won't let you browse? Making me sign up or log in through Facebook is like shouting to me "I don't want your business!".

    Eh, if that bothers you then don't do it I guess? Takes about 1 second to set up an account and you'll need it to buy things anyway.

    Campari and soda is good, news to nobody but me.

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I mean it's just bad web design... why not have some godawful music autoplay while you're at it.

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    CampyCampy Registered User regular
    the cheat wrote: »
    I mean it's just bad web design... why not have some godawful music autoplay while you're at it.

    Yup, turned me away immediately.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Yeah it's bad, I'm not saying it isn't, I'm just saying that I didn't find it prohibitive and the booze deals are worth it to me since my local liquor stores are underwhelming in the selection department. I need bespoke artisinal gin dammit.

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    KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    They also don't tell you which states they can't ship to on that site. Which is most states.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Last night I opened up the Rye whiskey I got from a micro-distillery back when I was in Colorado this summer.

    It's got a kind of oaky flavor to it that I'm not the biggest fan of. I like my ryes to be spicy and sweet, not woody and bitter. Kind of mad at myself for buying without hearing anything about it before.

    But the other day I got a whisky I know I will like. I was going to get a Lagavulin 16 year but ended up getting a 15 Year Laphroaig instead, because it was limited edition and shiny.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I like sours. Whiskey sour is one of my favorites, though I feel less guilty about that since I started drinking good whiskey and water.

    Can anyone recommend high falootin' drinks what's got sours in it?

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    I just invited a lovely cocktail for myself and my roommate for brunch! It is awesome! This has virtually never happened to me off-the-cuff before with dranks, so I had to share.

    I'm calling it the Pimm's Festival Cup because I made it to prep myself for day three of Fun Fun Fun Fest.

    1/3 c Pimm's No. 1 Cup
    1/3 c lemonade
    1/3 c Elderflower tonic water
    3 slices from a small green apple (small so they fit in the glass)
    1 strawberry
    1/2 yuzu, juiced
    1/2 kaffir lime, juiced

    Muddle the strawberry in the bottom of the glass, add the green apple slices and the juice from the yuzu and kaffir lime. Throw in some ice cubes and top with the Pimm's, lemonade and tonic water.

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    It comes with the thumbprint.

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    That looks delicious, well done.

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