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Re: What are you drinking right now?

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ScottMcG wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Badfellow wrote:
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It's April 3rd and snowing like fuck-all here in Minnesota.
I'm daydreaming of NOLA. Minnesota is taking a back seat while I enjoy this sazerac.
Goddammit! Now you got me thinking about NOLA! I'm cobbling together a Sazerac right now.
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Dear Booze wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:52 pm
ScottMcG wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Badfellow wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:54 pm
It's April 3rd and snowing like fuck-all here in Minnesota.
I'm daydreaming of NOLA. Minnesota is taking a back seat while I enjoy this sazerac.
Goddammit! Now you got me thinking about NOLA! I'm cobbling together a Sazerac right now.
Well shit! I didn't have bitters, so I used a chinchona bark tea that I use to make a tonic base. I mixed a little of that with Absinthe, whiskey, a lemon rind, sugar, and a little soda water. Pretty fucking close. And really fucking great! Thanks for the inspiration, Scott.
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Bulleit and Coke. Gently, all night after everyone has slipped to slumber. So much truth has been said on another thread about the art of drinking alone.
Warm, comforting. A kind hug from a lost love. Not maudlin at all, a quiet sense of wellbeing. I ought to do this more often.

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Rock Hill Farms from Buffalo Trace. Damn fine stuff.

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Dear Booze wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Well shit! I didn't have bitters, so I used a chinchona bark tea that I use to make a tonic base. I mixed a little of that with Absinthe, whiskey, a lemon rind, sugar, and a little soda water. Pretty fucking close. And really fucking great! Thanks for the inspiration, Scott.
Holy cats! I gotta try that!

How did you make your chinchona bark tea?
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Dipsobern wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:30 pm
So much truth has been said on another thread about the art of drinking alone.
Warm, comforting. A kind hug from a lost love. Not maudlin at all, a quiet sense of wellbeing. I ought to do this more often.
I enjoy those days when I have the house to myself for the day and I can mix up whatever drink catches my fancy. Even better for me is when I can sit on the patio in the sun, listening to the birds, watching my dog sniffing around for squirrels, while I enjoy a cocktail.

There's too much snow right for that now but I am enjoying a martini made with Plymouth gin, Noilly Prat vermouth, orange bitters, and garnished with Castelvetrano olives. Right now, I unable to decide which I like better - the booze or the olives.
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Patchez wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Rock Hill Farms from Buffalo Trace. Damn fine stuff.

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Looks delicious! I'm thirsty.
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water and despair
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ScottMcG wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Dear Booze wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Well shit! I didn't have bitters, so I used a chinchona bark tea that I use to make a tonic base. I mixed a little of that with Absinthe, whiskey, a lemon rind, sugar, and a little soda water. Pretty fucking close. And really fucking great! Thanks for the inspiration, Scott.
Holy cats! I gotta try that!

How did you make your chinchona bark tea?
I buy Chinchona powder on Amazon.

4 cups water
¼ cup cinchona powder
¼ cup citric acid
1 cup sugar (some people use agave syrup, but I can't taste the difference)

Add cinchona bark to the water and boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove pan from heat, cover and let steep for an hour.

Pour through a strainer and then a coffee filter slowly. This may take several coffee filters to complete. This takes a long time. It's like a really thick mud. (I've tried using a French Press, but it didn't work very well).

When the filtration is complete, warm the liquid up then add the citric acid and sugar. Bring to a slow gentle boil for about 10 minutes and then steep again for another hour.

I like to store mine in those Grolsch bottles with the built-in stoppers.

This shit is GOOD. It's how tonic is supposed to taste. When I mix it with Gin or Vodka, I top the drink off with club soda for the carbonation.

I've also toyed with the idea of mixing some ginger powder in with the Chinchona powder, but haven't tried it yet. I'm thinking it would good with Rum or Vodka. Like a Dark and Stormy or Moscow Mule.

Warning: when you are done making your tonic, your counter top will be a sticky mess!

I'm looking forward to a report.

Good luck.
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Pre-gaming with cheap 'Murrican piss water. Can't find Hamm's around here, and nothing that cheap tastes decent. Sometimes you gotta suffer for your art.

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You know if you just fitler it enough thruw youir own vomit in the coffee filter, you`ll get an idea
It was liquid hence we had to drink it
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Let's keep it simple.
Pacifico lager
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whoops someone put drink in my alcohol
It was liquid hence we had to drink it
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Whisky for breakfast. Doesn't get much better than waking up to a fresh bottle with no responsibilities.
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Dear Booze wrote:
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Blablabla DB blalablabla
Hey I thought you quit, you lying cunt!



I knew it! Bastard`s still drunk
It was liquid hence we had to drink it
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