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  • Post #1201 - March 7th, 2013, 3:51 pm
    Post #1201 - March 7th, 2013, 3:51 pm Post #1201 - March 7th, 2013, 3:51 pm
    mhill95149 wrote:Exactly! Never bought it due to it's size.


    I just bought the 1L and I plan to pretty much make only sweet vermouth drinks (and drink it straight) for the next few weeks. Good to know that that a half fifth is available.
  • Post #1202 - March 7th, 2013, 8:57 pm
    Post #1202 - March 7th, 2013, 8:57 pm Post #1202 - March 7th, 2013, 8:57 pm
    A 2011 bottle of Goose Island's Lolita. Glad I squirreled a few of these away--a great balance of funk, tart complexity. Still had good fizz too it, but bubbled out quickly. In terms of honest American wilds, this is up there with New Glarus' geueze and golden ale, for those familiar.
  • Post #1203 - March 7th, 2013, 10:33 pm
    Post #1203 - March 7th, 2013, 10:33 pm Post #1203 - March 7th, 2013, 10:33 pm
    justjoan wrote:
    mhill95149 wrote:Exactly! Never bought it due to it's size.
    you might try a boulevardier. 1/2 part campari (though i've found aperol also works well


    Aperol is a completely different profile from Campari--much sweeter, very little bitterness and lighter--think Apricot v. Grapefruit.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #1204 - March 8th, 2013, 9:08 am
    Post #1204 - March 8th, 2013, 9:08 am Post #1204 - March 8th, 2013, 9:08 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    justjoan wrote:
    mhill95149 wrote:Exactly! Never bought it due to it's size.
    you might try a boulevardier. 1/2 part campari (though i've found aperol also works well


    Aperol is a completely different profile from Campari--much sweeter, very little bitterness and lighter--think Apricot v. Grapefruit.



    i know aperol isn't identical to campari, but they both come from the same category of italian bitters. i was curious to see if aperol would radically change the profile of the drink and i don't think it does. i know it's lighter and less bitter than campari but it's the smallest element of the drink and i find the drink made with aperol has enough bitterness for me. maybe i can't call it a boulevardier, but it is still delicious. i've read about aperol being substituted for campari in other drinks, so i don't think i'm the only one who sees them in a similar light.
  • Post #1205 - March 8th, 2013, 9:31 am
    Post #1205 - March 8th, 2013, 9:31 am Post #1205 - March 8th, 2013, 9:31 am
    justjoan wrote:
    mhill95149 wrote:Exactly! Never bought it due to it's size.


    i found the 375l. size bottles of carpano antica at the south loop binnys last week. i don't believe it's available everywhere- i had to call around to find it. if you like a negroni with the CA you might try a boulevardier. griffin, one of the terrific bartenders at scofflaw, shared his recipe and it's delicious: 2 parts bourbon, 1 part CA, 1/2 part campari (though i've found aperol also works well). i believe a boulevardier is kind of a subset of a negroni.



    Not sure of the name but I've been drinking 2 parts Rye 1 part sweet vermouth, 1 part Campari
    Stirred with a lot of ice then served up with a lemon or orange twist. If I'm lazy, I skip the swirling and serve with a 2.5" sphere ice cube
  • Post #1206 - April 29th, 2013, 1:35 pm
    Post #1206 - April 29th, 2013, 1:35 pm Post #1206 - April 29th, 2013, 1:35 pm
    During the winter, we drink mainly wine and cocktails, but now with some recent warm weather our drinking habits move to more beer consumption. We are currently really enjoying the Sam Adams Hopology series Double Agent IPL - india pale lager. Its citrusy, a bit piney, smooth and a very easy drinking lager.
    LO
  • Post #1207 - May 13th, 2013, 9:06 am
    Post #1207 - May 13th, 2013, 9:06 am Post #1207 - May 13th, 2013, 9:06 am
    So on Saturday night, my husband went to see "The Book of Mormon" and decided it would be fun to stay at the W City Center Hotel, the one on Adams in the Loop. We had a drink at the bar right at the front of the hotel before the show and met an amazing bartender/mixologist named Josh King, who not only made us these delicious drinks from the menu, but showed us a little barrel that housed his own negroni that he had made - he gave us a sample, told us some history, and gave us lots of information. After the show, we came back for another drink, and had the honor of being the first to actually order his lovely negroni. All his fruit is hand-muddled, and he makes his own bitters, and his drinks were the best I've had in a very long time - complex and delicious. One was called the Row 42, a sweet mixture of berries and cocoa and tequila, topped with a sage leaf and four dots of balsamic vinegar to stimulate the sense of smell while you were tasting something totally different. The other I had I can't remember exactly what was in it, but I believe it was called the Midnight Rose. It had vodka and fruit and a foam on top made from camomile tea. His entire menu changes next week, I understand, although he said a variation of the Midnight Rose would appear and the Row 42 might be moved to the dessert menu at the W's restaurant, which I think is called ipo.

    I actually don't know anything about negroni, and am only a basic imbiber of cocktails, so I was wondering if anyone else had met Josh (he's apparently the mixologist for all the Starwood hotels) and had experienced his cocktails, and what they thought? Thanks.

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  • Post #1208 - June 21st, 2013, 9:18 pm
    Post #1208 - June 21st, 2013, 9:18 pm Post #1208 - June 21st, 2013, 9:18 pm
    Solstice nightcap
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    Once I got past the fleeting trip to childhood medications, the syrupy intensity was interesting. Might be best with some ice cream.

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  • Post #1209 - June 22nd, 2013, 4:15 am
    Post #1209 - June 22nd, 2013, 4:15 am Post #1209 - June 22nd, 2013, 4:15 am
    Okay Das, I give up. What the hell is it? From the pic (kinda small, so hard to tell), the name looks Slavic. Otherwise...?
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #1210 - June 22nd, 2013, 8:43 am
    Post #1210 - June 22nd, 2013, 8:43 am Post #1210 - June 22nd, 2013, 8:43 am
    Sorry Gypsy Boy - took pic, uploaded and posted earlier through unfamiliar devices. Should be fixed now...
  • Post #1211 - June 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am
    Post #1211 - June 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am Post #1211 - June 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am
    Received a nice bottle of Waldmeister Sirup (Woodruff). Other than putting it into Berliner Weisse beer, what can we do with it?
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
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  • Post #1212 - July 2nd, 2013, 12:22 pm
    Post #1212 - July 2nd, 2013, 12:22 pm Post #1212 - July 2nd, 2013, 12:22 pm
    Steigl Radler has been tasting perfect w/the hot weather. I had tried this in year's past but now that Glunz is importing (Or blending) it here it tastes really fresh and nice. I guess now that it's fall again I can lean back into the brown ales and stouts. Brrrrrrr. :mrgreen:
  • Post #1213 - July 3rd, 2013, 10:31 am
    Post #1213 - July 3rd, 2013, 10:31 am Post #1213 - July 3rd, 2013, 10:31 am
    If you like the Steigl then give the Shofferhofer grapefruit hefeweizen a try. I'm a fan of the Steigl radler but have found I like the Shofferhofer even more - a bit richer mouthfeel, more grapefruit aroma and taste and generally smoother.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #1214 - July 3rd, 2013, 1:35 pm
    Post #1214 - July 3rd, 2013, 1:35 pm Post #1214 - July 3rd, 2013, 1:35 pm
    I'll try that! I enjoyed the O'fallon Weach last year too. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3268/24059
  • Post #1215 - July 3rd, 2013, 2:08 pm
    Post #1215 - July 3rd, 2013, 2:08 pm Post #1215 - July 3rd, 2013, 2:08 pm
    Old Heaven Hill 101 proof bourbon

    I tasted this at a friend's place and enjoyed it.
    I really enjoyed it when I picked up some at my liquor purveyor and it was $11.99 per bottle.
    The quality of this quaff belies its bargain-basement price.
    More minerally than most bourbons so, to my palate, it makes a solid Manhattan when I am out of rye.

    Cheers,

    Davooda
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  • Post #1216 - July 17th, 2013, 9:10 am
    Post #1216 - July 17th, 2013, 9:10 am Post #1216 - July 17th, 2013, 9:10 am
    I am making Lime Rickeys because they are so refreshing. I will put gin it it and make a Gin Rickey too.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #1217 - July 17th, 2013, 11:22 am
    Post #1217 - July 17th, 2013, 11:22 am Post #1217 - July 17th, 2013, 11:22 am
    Is a gin rickey just gin, lime juice (with the lime dropped in as well) and carbonated water?

    Thanks,
  • Post #1218 - July 18th, 2013, 9:24 am
    Post #1218 - July 18th, 2013, 9:24 am Post #1218 - July 18th, 2013, 9:24 am
    I believe that is the basic recipe. You can add simple syrup or your sweetner of choice too. YOu can also make it without the gin. It will be like fizzy limeade. Very refreshing. I think there is something called the Gin fizz too, and it may be the same.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #1219 - September 12th, 2013, 2:24 pm
    Post #1219 - September 12th, 2013, 2:24 pm Post #1219 - September 12th, 2013, 2:24 pm
    IMAG0974.jpg @ The Crunkleton, Chapel Hill, NC

    =R=
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    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

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  • Post #1220 - September 12th, 2013, 2:52 pm
    Post #1220 - September 12th, 2013, 2:52 pm Post #1220 - September 12th, 2013, 2:52 pm
    I just got a soda stream, so I am drinking more fizzy water than ever! Plus I have sour mix I made up with mostly lemon, and a teeny bit of lime and a little bit of orange juice, making the best fizzy lemonade.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #1221 - September 19th, 2013, 4:23 pm
    Post #1221 - September 19th, 2013, 4:23 pm Post #1221 - September 19th, 2013, 4:23 pm
    IMAG0998.jpg House Barrel @ Bar DeVille


    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #1222 - September 26th, 2013, 6:38 pm
    Post #1222 - September 26th, 2013, 6:38 pm Post #1222 - September 26th, 2013, 6:38 pm
    IMAG1015.jpg Fine rums @ 3 Dots & A Dash


    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #1223 - September 26th, 2013, 6:43 pm
    Post #1223 - September 26th, 2013, 6:43 pm Post #1223 - September 26th, 2013, 6:43 pm
    IMAG1008.jpg

    Yesterday @ Barrelhouse Flat

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #1224 - September 27th, 2013, 2:55 am
    Post #1224 - September 27th, 2013, 2:55 am Post #1224 - September 27th, 2013, 2:55 am
    Pacifico and Beam!
  • Post #1225 - October 9th, 2013, 4:19 pm
    Post #1225 - October 9th, 2013, 4:19 pm Post #1225 - October 9th, 2013, 4:19 pm
    IMAG1045.jpg

    Deshler @ Ward Eight

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #1226 - December 3rd, 2013, 11:05 pm
    Post #1226 - December 3rd, 2013, 11:05 pm Post #1226 - December 3rd, 2013, 11:05 pm
    A small glass of Oberweis egg nog with a shot of Kraken Black Spiced Rum mixed in. Lovely!
    “Assuredly it is a great accomplishment to be a novelist, but it is no mediocre glory to be a cook.” -- Alexandre Dumas

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  • Post #1227 - January 4th, 2014, 9:05 pm
    Post #1227 - January 4th, 2014, 9:05 pm Post #1227 - January 4th, 2014, 9:05 pm
    Lately I've been enjoying the Barreled Boulevardier from High West. It's a combination of 6 year old bourbon, Vya sweet vermouth and Gran Classico (a Swiss bitter liqueur) aged in bourbon barrels for 120 days. It's like having a really good drink at a bar without having to leave the house. It's not inexpensive at around $55 for a 750 at Binny's, but it's well worth it.
  • Post #1228 - January 15th, 2014, 2:16 pm
    Post #1228 - January 15th, 2014, 2:16 pm Post #1228 - January 15th, 2014, 2:16 pm
    image.jpg

    This in just a few min!

    A bit warm but.....
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    Oh so good!
  • Post #1229 - January 15th, 2014, 6:53 pm
    Post #1229 - January 15th, 2014, 6:53 pm Post #1229 - January 15th, 2014, 6:53 pm
    Did you get the HopSlam in Illinois or did you get it in Michigan?
  • Post #1230 - January 15th, 2014, 7:58 pm
    Post #1230 - January 15th, 2014, 7:58 pm Post #1230 - January 15th, 2014, 7:58 pm
    A growler of Temperance Gatecrasher ... nicely hoppy due to late hopping with Falconers Flight hop mix. Not an over the top IPA, but well balanced and immensely drinkable.

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