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Sarrisan
Oct 9, 2012


Fart Car '97 posted:

You also don't have to show up to a cooking thread and proclaim you don't like the food they're talking about cooking, but here we are


Rinse the glass, pour the extra into a shot glass and serve it as a little sip on the side

i'm sorry for making a comment? i literally mentioned going all in on cocktails last year when i had money and i had fun, but now i don't have money and i found i'm still able to enjoy myself regardless. my bad i guess lol.

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Carillon
May 9, 2014





prayer group posted:

Re: Sazerac chat, I really think glass-rinsing with absinthe or whatever is silly. Absinthe doesn't have enough sugar content to coat the inside of a glass; it'll just pool at the bottom. Just add a teaspoon of absinthe to the cocktail when you're building it, then spritz the top of the drink with an atomizer.

This sounds like a great excuse to drink some Sazeracs and test it out! I definitely notice it coating the glass when I atomize, I haven't swirled in a minute so can't speak too precisely there. Thread project is to do a blind taste test and see what the preference is!

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

this is fine





Sarrisan posted:

i'm sorry for making a comment? i literally mentioned going all in on cocktails last year when i had money and i had fun, but now i don't have money and i found i'm still able to enjoy myself regardless. my bad i guess lol.

Don't engage with turds

I'll give you some practice: hey asshat, learn to use your shift key!

prayer group
May 31, 2011

$#$%^&@@*!!!


Iím gonna side with fart car on this one. Itís weird to come into this thread and completely ignore the discussion at hand just to say ďHey everybody, there are some cocktails I like and there are some cocktails I donít like. Canít wait to go back to bars again, right? Well, bye!Ē

Also my Sazerac opinion is largely informed by practicality behind the bar. No one rinses a glass the same way, and a teaspoon plus a few spritzes is much more duplicatable between bartenders. At home, definitely make it whatever way makes you happy.

Have yíall explored absinthe alternatives much in that cocktail? The owner of the restaurant I work at wants me to work on one with Malort and I think it could work nicely.

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002

I shouted out "Free the exposed 67"
But they stood on my hair and told me I was fat



Grimey Drawer

I didnít even realize atomizers were a thing with cocktails. Mind blown. Iíll have to try that with the absinthe instead of the typical rinse.

Carillon
May 9, 2014





Malort would be interesting that's for sure. I could see chartreuse working or at least being interesting.

The Maestro
Feb 21, 2006


Atomizers suck

Sandwich Anarchist
Sep 12, 2008









The Maestro posted:

Atomizers suck

Counter point: no u

Carillon
May 9, 2014





The Maestro posted:

Atomizers suck

I think you'll find they also blow.

eSports Chaebol
Feb 22, 2005


The Maestro posted:

Atomizers suck

fancy lipstick case looking purpose made atomizers do suck and are overpriced--but you can buy generic tiny glass bottles with plastic spray tops for super cheap and they work really well

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





Finally got my hands on some cherry Heering, and tried it in an Aviation subbed for Luxardo: ehhhh. The cherry fights with the violette more than complementing it as with maraschino; and the color is even worse. I guess I expected the Heering and violette to make a nice cool purple, but instead it's more of a brain-vat brown.

Ah well, at least now I know. And now I can do slings, which I do like.

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





You know what's pretty good? A Chartreuse caipirinha.

Kenning
Jan 10, 2009

I really want to post goatse. I wish I had 10bux




Data Graham posted:

You know what's pretty good? A Chartreuse caipirinha.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

We are all drinking from the highball glass of ideology.

Omg yes that is a thing.

QuasiQuack
Jun 13, 2010

You expected to see yourself in the play of the game.
But it was me, BASTION!





Please elaborate because that's sounds incredibly intense.
Sub out all the Cachaça for chartreuse? Green or yellow?

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





Yeah it's pretty heady, but the sugar and lime does a good job of cutting it. Besides I actually quite like Chartreuse just on its own, though a little does go a long way.



(that's after I'd already drunk a bit)

Usually I'm happy enough just going the cachaÁa route, but this time I thought I'd change it up, and green Chartreuse does go nicely with lime, so it seemed a good fit. (Plus it's already green.) But yeah, sub it all. Apparently there are lots of variants where you fully sub in vodka or rum or even Campari.

Just be sure to use fine sugar and muddle out all the juice from the limes so it fully dissolves before you top it up (large grain sugar just sits there mocking you), and then you gotta do one of those "stir with ice in it" maneuvers which is hard to do gracefully. You don't want it to be incompletely mixed with this one.

QuasiQuack
Jun 13, 2010

You expected to see yourself in the play of the game.
But it was me, BASTION!





Tried it. It's fantastic

Carillon
May 9, 2014





Tried it as well, what a fun concoction! I was worried the lime might dominate but it's quite balanced and fun.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Mmmmm yeah, I am on board the Chartreuse Caipirinha train. Very nice. I greatly prefer this to The Last Word even though I thought what I didn't like about that one was the lime juice. I've been looking for good vehicles for Chartreuse since I really love the flavor (and yet drinking it neat just feels like some of the flavors are "locked away" somehow) so thanks.

Now I just need other vehicles for Maraschino. But not Aviation...


Edit: Although I am reminded again of what a lightweight I am, wow Chartreuse is strong

Sir Lemming fucked around with this message at 02:46 on Apr 12, 2021

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

We are all drinking from the highball glass of ideology.

Sir Lemming posted:


Now I just need other vehicles for Maraschino. But not Aviation...



I suggest the Elixir Tropical.

2 oz rum
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz orgeat
1/4 maraschino
3 dashes bitters
Mint or basil leaves

Shake it all up, fine strain, garnish with a cherry and more leaves.

Anonymous Robot
Jun 1, 2007

Lost his leg in Robo War I


Mr. Wiggles posted:

I suggest the Elixir Tropical.

2 oz rum
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz orgeat
1/4 maraschino
3 dashes bitters
Mint or basil leaves

Shake it all up, fine strain, garnish with a cherry and more leaves.

Saving for later!

Last night I had an Ancient Mariner, which is a prime example of a quintessential tropical drink. It keeps the rum profile front and center but renders it round and smooth.

3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz allspice/pimento dram
1 oz demerrara rum
1 oz Jamaican rum

Shake over crushed ice and dump serve. The recommended garnish is a mint sprig and a lime wedge, but I opted for a mint sprig and a flamed grapefruit peel.

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009





I'm also liking the "Arbitrary Nature of Time", mostly because of the name, but also it's nice and complex and uses the Heering well.

1.25 oz bourbon
1 oz Campari
3/4 oz Heering
1 dash orange bitters
2 dash xocolatl mole bitters

It's like a chocolate cherry dunked in a boulevardier.

Anonymous Robot
Jun 1, 2007

Lost his leg in Robo War I


Next month, once my partner and my vaccines have run their course, weíll be traveling to Chicago to visit an aging relative. A lot of the bars I might have been interested in visiting will be closed, but Iíve reserved a table at The Office and am planning to swing by Lost Lake as well. If anyone has other recommendations let me know.

A God Damn Ghost
Nov 25, 2007

booyah!

Do you think I could substitute Lillet Blanc for Cocchi Americano in this cocktail and have it work? My understanding is that the Cocchi is more bitter, but I wonder if it would be an ok substitution. The grapefruit juice provides the bitterness as well, perhaps an adjustment there?

NECROMANCER
1 1/2 oz Rhum agricole
3/4 oz Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Falernum
1 dash Absinthe

DROP TABLE PHIZ
Feb 10, 2018

IF YOU AIN'T GETTIN LIT YOU BETTER STAY OUT BITCH

Anyone got a favorite commercially available orgeat?

Anonymous Robot
Jun 1, 2007

Lost his leg in Robo War I


DROP TABLE PHIZ posted:

Anyone got a favorite commercially available orgeat?

I had always used Small Hand Foods before, but I recently tried Liber & Coís and Iím a convert. Itís richer tasting and less given to separation.

DoctaFun
Dec 12, 2005

Dammit Francis!


DROP TABLE PHIZ posted:

Anyone got a favorite commercially available orgeat?

I donít have anything to compare it to, but I also like the Liber and Co stuff.

tonedef131
Sep 3, 2003



A God drat Ghost posted:

Do you think I could substitute Lillet Blanc for Cocchi Americano in this cocktail and have it work? My understanding is that the Cocchi is more bitter, but I wonder if it would be an ok substitution. The grapefruit juice provides the bitterness as well, perhaps an adjustment there?

NECROMANCER
1 1/2 oz Rhum agricole
3/4 oz Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Falernum
1 dash Absinthe

Iíve used them interchangeably and itís never spoiled a drink. Also that drink looks good, in fact Iím gonna make one right now while I repaint my bar.

Comb Your Beard
Sep 28, 2007

Chillin' like a villian.

I don't claim to be the authority on anything, but I put about a half oz of Pernod or Herbsaint right in for a sazerac. Just seems the best use of it. Tried real absinthe but buy the more straightforward anise liqueurs. I like it that Herbsaint has the New Orleans heritage.

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Carillon
May 9, 2014





tonedef131 posted:

Iíve used them interchangeably and itís never spoiled a drink. Also that drink looks good, in fact Iím gonna make one right now while I repaint my bar.

Yeah I would agree, they are a little different, but I really don't imagine in that cocktail it'll be a huge difference.

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