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Re: Liquor
« Reply #100 on: May 03, 2022, 04:05:48 PM »

I just always forget I made rich syrup and then my OFs are too sweet.

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Re: Liquor
« Reply #101 on: May 10, 2022, 08:53:58 PM »


Has anyone tried flavored tonic in their G&T?

I really like this one with a squeeze of lime and a dash of Peychaud's bitters:



I really like their elderflower tonic. Works well when you have a less than premium gin in covering up some of the harshness.  You don't even need much lime.

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I tried the elderflower tonic last night.  I do love citrus, though, so I also added plenty of lime juice.  There were about two ounces left of Bombay Sapphire in the bottle, so I started with that and then added probably one additional ounce of Tanqueray N°10—both pretty heavy on citrus, and plenty of juniper between the two, so just what I prefer.  Then some lime juice and several dashes of orange bitters.

I must say, I expected the elderflower tonic to be a lot more floral than it was.  Instead, it had quite an inoffensive flavor:  sweet and mellow.  So I was pleasantly surprised in that way.  But, perhaps for similar reasons, it left me wishing there were more flavor to hold my interest.  I'm certainly not disappointed, but I'll probably stick with the cucumber one in the future.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #102 on: June 15, 2022, 05:42:28 PM »

I've never really cared for a Negroni.  I enjoy gin or red vermouth on its own, and I enjoy Campari in various cocktails, but for some reason I don't like all three mixed together like that.  But, about a week ago, I had a variation that I enjoyed quite a bit more.

a typical Negroni recipe
1 part — gin
1 part — sweet vermouth
1 part — Campari

my take on a Cornwall Negroni
8 parts — Tanqueray N° 10 gin
4 part — Punt e Mes vermouth
1 part — Campari
1 part — Aperol
a few dashes — Fee Brothers orange bitters

This was substantially less bitter than a traditional Negroni.  Because it was 57% gin instead of only 33% gin, the flavor of the gin came through much stronger, above the flavors of the other ingredients, but the other ingredients were by no means missing.  The one thing I should have thought of earlier, but didn't until I was already halfway through the cocktail, is that the same size of this drink has 17% more alcohol.  Not a huge difference, but still noticeable.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #103 on: June 15, 2022, 07:43:03 PM »

I tend to like mine with Aperol instead of Campari. A little less bitter.

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Re: Liquor
« Reply #104 on: June 15, 2022, 08:25:19 PM »

Next time I'm at the liquor store, I plan to try this out next:



I'm also planning to get some "regular" vermouth (dry and sweet), rather than only having Punt e Mes in the house.
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Re: Liquor
« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2022, 08:55:04 AM »

Cynar is delicious. Who doesn't like an amaro made from artichokes. I like making black Manhattans with it.

 


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