Dark and Stormy twists.

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Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Patchez » Sun May 29, 2016 8:36 pm

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Kraken, Rose's, and a brilliant ginger mead called Ginger Verve.

Adds a bit of the honey ginsing green tea thing to it plus it ups the ABV.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by mistah willies » Mon May 30, 2016 11:52 am

Aww, that looks refreshing. Time to mess with the black ink for once and probably not the last time.

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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by oettinger » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:10 am

I love that cup
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by mistah willies » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:30 pm

oettinger wrote:I love that cup
That's a nice way for the oett to say that everything else in the image is too sweet for him.

quite polite.

So, let's see, sweet for some,
sour for some,
bitters for some,
salty for P and booznik,
and;

that leaves umami.

is that the anchovies in the red drink of the Master of the Marys?

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Post by GraveyardShiftChuck » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:33 pm

When it was tough to find real ginger beer (even about a year and a half ago, the only ginger beer in Carbondale was either Gosling's at Westroads Liaours, or Reed's at the Neighborhood Co-op), I came up with what I call the Light and Breezy - basically replacing the ginger beer with ginger ale and replacing the dark rum with light rum.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Patchez » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:59 pm

GraveyardShiftChuck wrote:When it was tough to find real ginger beer (even about a year and a half ago, the only ginger beer in Carbondale was either Gosling's at Westroads Liaours, or Reed's at the Neighborhood Co-op), I came up with what I call the Light and Breezy - basically replacing the ginger beer with ginger ale and replacing the dark rum with light rum.
Nicely played Sir. Maybe Lemon to replace the lime and a really great hot, motherfuck it's hot drink is born.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Gall4185 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:02 am

I actually make my own ginger beer syrup for a few recipes,and have been playing with a recipe I've dubbed the Stormy Mojito.

Muddle mint,lime and sugar with a shot of ginger beer syrup
1 & 1/2 shots white rum,
splash of soda
crushed ice
stir well
float a shot of dark rum atop the drink
garnish with mint,lime wedge and ginger slice.

As for the home made ginger beer,it's a pretty simple method,my recipe makes about a litre

500ml freshly squeezed lime juice
4 slices of ginger,diced
300g caster sugar
250ml hot water

I usually blitz it in the bar blender for five minutes,let it settle,blend again then fine strain. Bottle and stick in the fridge,should keep for about 6 weeks. Because it's non-carbonated I can use it in shaken drinks

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Post by GraveyardShiftChuck » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:12 pm

I created the Light and Breezy because it was hard to find ginger beer back then. Nowadays it's like gimger beer is almost the new coconut water - now I can get both Gosling's and Reed's a bit closer to home at the local Schnuck's, I even found a Stoli branded ginger beer in cans at my local Wal-Mart. Decent stuff! As for the homemade stuff, I've been making my own lime cordial and grenadine.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Frankennietzsche » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:36 pm

There is a type of non-alcoholic ginger beer at Target that comes in 4 pack of generic looking cans. It is in the mixer section, next to the regular soft drinks, since nearly all Targets are set up alike. I tried it unmixed, and it was crazy spicy. Very peppery at the beginning and super ginger hot on the aftertaste.

It would be good for all this fancy mixology shit. But, I can only drink straight liquor because I am an uncultured and lazy visigoth.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Gall4185 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:36 am

I was playing about with recipes for a customer last night and came up with something I'm calling Storm Season

1 shot white rum
1 shot dark rum
1 shot ginger beer syrup
1/2 shot triple sec
couple of dashes of bitters
juice of half a lime

Shake and strain over ice and ginger beer (carbonated)

garnish with lime & ginger

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Post by GraveyardShiftChuck » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:54 pm

Say Galil,
You said your homemade ginger syrup's non-carbonated, but how much syrup would you add to a liter of just-carbonated water to make the carbonated stuff? I've got a Sodastream at home and I'm just curious, that's all.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Gall4185 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:38 am

I'm not sure. I definitely wouldn't go with a 1:1 ratio as you'd lose a lot of the flavour. probably more of a 70/30 mix of syrup to soda

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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by Patchez » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:49 pm

GraveyardShiftChuck wrote:Say Galil,
You said your homemade ginger syrup's non-carbonated, but how much syrup would you add to a liter of just-carbonated water to make the carbonated stuff? I've got a Sodastream at home and I'm just curious, that's all.
Have you tried running your booze straight through the sodastream? Curious what carbonated burbon or rum or scotch would be like.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by GraveyardShiftChuck » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:00 pm

Haven't really carbonated booze with it before, but I've seen a video on YouTube where Heston Blumenthal carbonated some Blue Nun and fooled quite a few yuppies into thinking it was champagne. I mostly use it for mixers.
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Re: Dark and Stormy twists.

Post by oettinger » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:26 am

Patchez, youtube offers this: Wine sodastream. Skip to 2:02 for the results. Not alot of other good videos around.
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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