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  • Reply to: Winter Solace   by   4 weeks 1 day ago

    Curated to remove store-bought egg nog and Amaretto brand as there are better options.

  • Reply to: Bitter Elder   by   1 month 21 hours ago

    Sorry, I'm gonna keep touting this's fantastic.  Made it for several friends, progeny and assorted drink enthusiasts...have received nothing but praise for it's restrained, sophisticated yet readily identifiable flavors.  Always use the charred pineapple bitters now, drink's color always gets mentioned.  A real winnah!

  • Reply to: A Farewell to Arms   by   1 month 21 hours ago

    First sip surprised me, I was expecting an exotic cough syrpu...I'd try it next time without the additional simple syrup.  


    Also, it makes a good base for a shot of gin...I used Sapphire East, re-stirred the whole shootin' match with ice, then put it into my antique up glass.  Less sweet, more booze.

  • Reply to: Fernetaboutit   by   1 month 22 hours ago

    couldn't believe one could actually drink a concoction with this much sweet stuff in it.  It's an interesting combination of flavas, but not sure if it could be a regular.  However, I find that Fernet Branca-based cocktails are sort of growing on odd flavor to start with, but quite soothing after a while.

  • Reply to: Saveur Kiss   by   1 month 1 day ago

    Missing the Bing cherry action, but having some similarly processed and canned cherries, I figured I'd give this one a go. I must say, very impressive. Granted I love Pernod, but this is one of the few drinks I have had with it where it seems to take a supporting role. Really good, definitely going to impress some friends with this one.

  • Reply to: Merry Christmas   by   1 month 1 day ago

    Nice work, chaps.  For the 'Recent comments' list, though, I miss seeing which drink (or other topic) the comment is about.

    ADMIN NOTE: Me too. It's back.

  • Reply to: Merry Christmas   by   1 month 1 day ago

    Good look! Search appears to be down, though. Cheers and happy holidays, -r.

    ADMIN NOTE: The keyword search in the menu bar seems to be working. It took a while for the new site to re-index all the content, but it is complete now. The cocktail search seems to be working too. Let me know if you still see problems. -- cheers, Dan

    OP FOLLOW-UP: Working now. Thanks!

  • Reply to: Merry Christmas   by   1 month 1 day ago

    the new look is great! One thing: on the front page now there's only 4 new cocktails listed whereas previously one could press "more" and get an entire list of all the newly submitted drinks - which, if like me one is not online that often due to living in a weird and not that internet-friendly place, was extremely useful if for no other reason than getting immediately inspired. So perhaps you could find a way to re-introduce that feature? 

    ADMIN NOTE: The "more" button has returned to the Recent Cocktails list. :)

  • Reply to: Merry Christmas   by   1 month 1 day ago

    I like the new treatment for mobile! But now when I do a search across the entire database and check both 'browse by primay alcohol' and 'show ingredients' recipes show up categorized under *each* of their ingredients, so the list is extremely long.

    ADMIN NOTE: Browse by Primary Alcohol is now fixed and works differently. Rather than grouping by the individual ingredient (e.g. Rum, Dark Rum, Light Rum, Barbados Rum, etc), cocktails are grouped by the overall category of ingredient (e.g. Rum & Cane Spirits for all those rums).

  • Reply to: Can't Get There From Here   by   1 month 3 days ago

    Oooh, intriguing... I've had a bottle of the Burlesque forever, but never seem to use them. I'll have to try them next time... Glad you dig it!

  • Reply to: Can't Get There From Here   by   1 month 4 days ago

    Unsurprisingly tasty. Apricot dominates, rounded out by the elderflower, and dried out in the finish by the bourbon and bitters. I used a dash of Bittermens Burlesque.

  • Reply to: Brooklyn Cocktail   by   1 month 6 days ago

    I was an idiot, but no longer. This is a fantastic drink. I use Bigallet 'China-China' Amer for the Amer Picon. Also wonderful is the substitution of 1/4 oz Islay Scotch (e.g. Laphroaig 10) for a bit of the rye. This is a world-class cocktail.

  • Reply to: Merry Christmas   by   1 month 1 week ago

    I'm liking the new look so far, merry Christmas!

  • Reply to: Rhubarb Jimjam   by   1 month 1 week ago

    Yeah, Stew it was a tad tart, which is surprising. I revised the recipe to include a touch of orgeat, which adds nice depth and couterpoint to the rhubarb, while tilting the drink slightly sweeter.

  • Reply to: Ford Cocktail   by   1 month 1 week ago

    I agree that the gin is lost in this recipe. I bumped up the gin to 1.75 oz and it was much better. 

  • Reply to: Rhubarb Jimjam   by   1 month 1 week ago

    Dan likes 'em tart! Tres bon!

  • Reply to: Picket Fence   by   1 month 1 week ago

    Great drink! We liked it a bit better with equal parts bourbon and apple cider.

  • Reply to: Can't Get There From Here   by   1 month 1 week ago

    There was no rhyme or reason to the naming of this drink. For some reason, while sipping on it and brainstorming cocktail names, this song popped into my head... Also, the (arguably) best R.E.M.-related cocktail name (and another favorite album) was already taken... ;)

  • Reply to: Can't Get There From Here   by   1 month 1 week ago

    A drink named (?) after a song from one of my favorite albums, featuring three or four of my favorite ingredients? Yeah. Definitely trying this.

  • Reply to: Jardin Féerique   by   1 month 1 week ago

    Always hate to be negative but not really a fan. In fairness, did not have Death's Door on hand so used Berkshire Mountain Greylock. Not surprisingly, the absinthe dominates. Couldn't see serving as an alternative to a G&T.

  • Reply to: Beton   by   1 month 1 week ago

    I like an ounce of vodka in there too, punches it up nicely.

  • Reply to: Greenpoint   by   1 month 2 weeks ago

    I don't have Yellow Chartreuse so I made it with Green. Does that make it an Extra Greenpoint? Also subbed VYA sweet for the Punt e Mes which strangely unavailable in PA. Anyway, I'm enjoying the heck out of this.

  • Reply to: Gotham Nights   by   1 month 2 weeks ago

    Yeah, I'm gonna update the recipe. I think I meant for it to be 1/2 oz coffee & 1/4 oz walnut, instead of the other way around. I use Nocello in this too, and you're right: it's VERY sweet & powerful... Also, I use Luxardo Espresso Liqueur which is more "coffee-y" and less sweet than some others, helping punch through that wall of walnut.

    Thanks for the feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply to: The Coal Miner   by   1 month 2 weeks ago

    excellent drink. I added 1/2 ounces of Fresh grapefruit juice but excellent.

  • Reply to: Cocktail à la Louisiane   by   1 month 2 weeks ago

    A favorite. I use a Herbsaint rinse and Punt e Mes vermouth.