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Yeah, we're brothers, dontcha know? :wheelchair: :wheelchair:

 

 

It's to damned warm, so it's back to the Hoptimum this week.

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Currently sipping Thickasabrick's go-to cocktail:

  • 1 part absinthe
  • 1 part (Hendrick's) gin
  • two dashes Angostura bitters
  • two dashes Benedictine
  • 1 splash lemon juice
  • 6 parts ice water
  • garnish with basil leaves

Its quite good! I added a bit more water than written, but thats it. I like the basil garnish as it adds a nice aroma while I'm taking a sip.

 

Is this something you came up with Thick? Its quite refreshing.. Especially made ice cold with Maison Fontaine and Hendricks Gin. :)

 

 

:cheers:

Edited by AFO

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It's a Gruntled Pumkin Ale tonight to celebrate the low 40s overnight temperature coming this way. Ahhhh, fall. Me favorite time of year. Summer, aroint thee from thy premises!

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A new version of Ridge Verte. Same bottle I've had all year. I'm just applying Jules' advice of louching slowly. I had been using my all metal see-saw dripper, but it almost power louches. this week I have been using my Luxid dripper which is much slower. The same absinthes I drank last week have grown creamier AND sweeter. Both wife and I feel the same difference. Particularly noticable, is the added sweetness in this glass of Ridge Verte.

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Is this something you came up with Thick? Its quite refreshing.. Especially made ice cold with Maison Fontaine and Hendricks Gin. :)

 

Yes I believe it's my creation. It's quite refreshing, and helped me through the summertime without A/C.

 

 

Right now, I'm drinking sparkling lemonade with Angostura bitters. Also refreshing.

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Sipping a Negroni for the first time.. It is quite good. Although I cheated a bit, as I found the bitterness a little overwhelming, so I added an ounce of perrier to dial it down a bit. Though as I sip it, I am growing rather fond of it, and want to make it sans perrier next time.

 

I used Campari, Martini Rosso sweet vermouth, and Bombay Sapphire Gin. I added an orange slice for a garnish, and an ounce of perrier to tame it a bit. I think I want to try an americano next. This campari has a nice bite to it. I had a bad experience drinking waaaaaay too much campari in my teens, and had been turned off it for years. Now, 15 years later, I find myself quite fond of it.

 

Anyway, cheers all!

 

:cheers:

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Authentique, in me bubble glass. Pleasant.

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Now sipping a Singapore Sling... Quite delicious! I bought a bottle of benedictine for Thickasabricks cocktail, and have found a few other (delicious) uses for it. Here is the recipe I used:

 

Singapore Sling

  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • 2 oz Gin
  • ½ oz Benedictine
  • 1 oz Cherry Brandy
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • Top up soda water

Shake and strain into ice filled sling glass, top up with soda water.

 

 

Here is another recipe that I found, that I will try next time.

 

Singapore Sling #2

  • 40ml (8 parts) Gin
  • 20ml (4 parts) Cherry Brandy
  • 5ml (1 part) Cointreau
  • 5ml (1 part) DOM Bénédictine
  • 10ml (2 parts) Grenadine
  • 80ml (16 parts) Pineapple juice
  • 30ml (6 parts) Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry

Mix all in a cocktail shaker, shake and strain into sling glass. No ice in the glass for this one apparently...

 

As it happens, I found an unopened bottle of real, pomegranate based grenadine in my moms liquor cabinet and she said I could keep it. So now I can try making Sangrita (not sangria, its meant for drinking alongside a good tequila) again with the real stuff! :thumbup:

 

Man this is good! I wish I had discovered this at the beginning of the summer, so refreshing! I am about to switch to scotch as the weather gets colder, but I may just keep this one in the rotation.

 

:cheers:

Edited by AFO

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Leopold Navy strength gin and Dolin's dry vermouth. One glass got La Fee bitters and the other glass with Shanba bitters. I way over did the amount of bitters in both cases, I wanted to be sure I could tell the difference. Used wife as fellow guinea pig. She appropriated the glass with the Shabba bitters, added a lil water to make up for my heavy hand, and enjoyed. the big man has definitely come up with a smoother and superior product. I'm curious about trying sweet vermouth, and only one dash per glass.

Now some BC to send me to dreamland.

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The danger of experimenting with 57% booze is that you get shitfaced before you can report on it. Shabba won hands down. We both tried both glasses. After a little back and forth, she appropriated the glass with Shabba. She also thinks Sweet vermouth would work best. Maybe the 57% gin throws the modern mix ratio into the rubbish can.

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