Well, I've taken the Alton Brown approach to making martinis with vermouth (I don't always use vermouth, just when the mood strikes): put four or five ice cubes in the shaker, pour in an ounce or two of vermouth, the exact quantity not being important because I swirl it around the ice, then pour it all out, add gin, shake, and serve. Very consistent, and works for me.
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The very best Gin Tonic in existence: Hendrick's Gin with Fentiman's Tonic.
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I've been on a hiatus lately...but today decided to buy a fresh bomber of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid.
I'm currently enjoying a Rochefort 10 quad. Damn fine beer.
I spent the evening with my parents last night sampling some new cocktails. The first was an Orange Livorno (Tuaca, bourbon, bitters, & orange juice), the second was Under the Tartan Sun (Scotch, Tuaca, tonic, lime wedge), and the last was a Paloma (grapefruit and tequila based). It was a lot of fun trying some new flavors!
I've spent half the money I've earned in my life on wetshaving, tobacco, booze and music. The other half I've just wasted.
Being that it is Easter, tonight's Indulgence was several foil-wrapped chocolate Easter eggs and mini-bunnies from Birnn Chocolates in Highland Park, NJ. Having sampled lots of chocolate over the years (with the girth to prove it), this place makes, hands down, the smoothest, creamiest, and flavorful chocolate I've ever tasted.
A generous dram of Laphroaig Quarter Cask last night. Just an outstanding malt.
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More than a wee bit of Taylor Fladgate Port
Feeling all "happy" now.
Me likey soaps ~Sam (Curses ... Foyle'd again!)
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Four Roses 2011 LE Single Barrel over the weekend.
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Dewar's 12 year old, a surprisingly good dram.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!" Sigmund Freud
Beefeater martini in the Lobby Lounge, then this concoction with a fresh Italian Pesto at Pricci's:
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San Bitter Rosso, Hendrick’s Gin, Blood Orange, Candied Orange Twist
Bushmills Irish Whiskey. Yum!
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Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez.