Fieldguide to Cocktails

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seafarer john
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Fieldguide to Cocktails - Thu, 11/17/05 4:15 PM
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Our sometimes member, Grampy, has authored an invaluable, witty , and handy book of mixed drink lore and recipes. My copy arrived yesterday, complete with a very nice personal inscription from Grampy - which I got by having the publisher send the book to him and he then sent it on to me. Even if you dont very often make cocktails, this book is a handy guide to have around for general information on alcoholic drinks and their proper serving.

Cheers, John

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Thu, 11/17/05 4:17 PM
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Any hint as to where one might find the publisher?

Does the book have a title?


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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Thu, 11/17/05 4:52 PM
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Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

Any hint as to where one might find the publisher?

Does the book have a title?



It is: Field Guide to Cocktails: How to Identify and Prepare Virtually Every Drink at the Bar. By Rob Chirico. It's available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and just about every place else that sells books.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Thu, 11/17/05 5:09 PM
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You know--this might be the perfect gift for my brother!!!---Oh Grampy!!---about those autograhed editions-----??????

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Thu, 11/17/05 5:20 PM
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Yeah, Grampy, you dirty sellout. I'm with tiki.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Thu, 11/17/05 9:56 PM
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E-mail Grampy fpr his home addressand have your bookseller send your copy to him,. He'll inscribe anything you want in the book (for a price- depending on how low you demand that he stoop) and send it on to you.

Cheers, John

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Fri, 11/18/05 12:17 AM
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Heard he was writting a book on cocktails.. Glad to see it made it to print! Will have to pick up a copy...


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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sat, 11/19/05 12:12 PM
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Thanks for the free press, folks. And I do mention Roadfood and the now legendary naming of the Stalini on page 280 (yes, it's a long book) -- but I am loathe to admit that I did not credit the winner:Lone Star!

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sat, 11/19/05 1:21 PM
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That's great news, Grampy. I'm definitely going to pick up a copy.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sat, 11/19/05 2:19 PM
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Heh-heh-heh. I already have my copy, and it's wonderful. And copies are going to several of my less reputable friends. (Oh, what am I saying? All my friends are less than reputable. The reputable ones are mere acquaintances.)

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sat, 11/19/05 4:31 PM
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B & N offers free shipping so I added one to the pile of Christmas books we get for Grandkids...Hope we can tell which ones go to the kids !!
Thanks Rob, Maybe I'll send you a bookplate to autograph so I can increase the collector's value of the book. The Stalini contest was a lot of fun!!

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sat, 11/19/05 11:49 PM
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Grampy you facist prick), you should also credit the wise, good-looking judges who awarded her the honor.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 12:57 AM
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Er, excuse me, my fine-feathered friend (or is it tar-and-feathered?), but I believe it was "fascist FOOD Pr*k " . And there is something to be said about wise, good-looking judges -- but not on primetime.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 1:27 AM
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Originally posted by Grampy

Er, excuse me, my fine-feathered friend (or is it tar-and-feathered?), but I believe it was "fascist FOOD Pr*k " . And there is something to be said about wise, good-looking judges -- but not on primetime.

No, my good friend, I do not believe that the "fortunate priest" ever inserted the word "FOOD".


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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 11:20 AM
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I cant find "Fascist (food) Pr**K" listed in Grampy's book. Anyone know how to make one??

Cheers, John

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 11:28 AM
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So, all it takes to smoke some of you old bastards out of the wood works is a shameless plug?


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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 12:08 PM
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Seafarer,
I hate it when you get so excited that you hit the double entry button!!!.... I cleaned up your mess, again!
Even an old SoCal/Hoosier knows that

a Fascist Pr**k has:

6 oz of Wild Turkey Bourbon,
12 oz of Mountain Dew and
one large Smoked Turkey Gizzard
Served in a 24 oz Slurpee cup. with Ranch Dressing on the side

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 12:12 PM
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Grampy, any chance you can show up on our February BBQ event at the moonlite in Owensobor, KY? If you do, please bring several copies of your book that are autographed along with a five gallon jug of Stalini's.

I can't wait to get your book, autographed of course.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 12:34 PM
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Getting lit in Owensober sounds like an oxymoron, but one well worth trying. Right now the book signings are fairly limited. I will be in NYC on December 6 in Macy's Cellar, and I was supposed to appear at the cocktail museum in New Orleans -- but guess what happened with that...

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 12:43 PM
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Grapy. excise the mis spelling but it sorta fits the Owensober oxymoron. We know you are famous now but you really got to make it down to Owensober. Another famous person will be there by the name of Fred Sauceman. I think you would really like meeting him along with about 25 other folks that appears to have signed up.

You may have checked out his articles before but in case you hav not, I have attached it. In addition the Mayor, Janet, Bushie and mrs Bushie will be there along with a host of other famous roadfooders. Put it on your agenda and bring lots of books. I think you will get a a good signing. Perhaps Oneiron will arrange a signing session at the Moonlite. It is big enough and I think you would do good.

http://www.wets.org/index.cgi?CONTEXT=cat&cat=300&BISKIT=3382073038

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 1:59 PM
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Mr Mayor: Cleaning up after us "elitist" oldtimers is what the Hell you are paid for.

Thanks for the recipe: I'll certainly do the Bourbon part, Gail likes gizzards, so that's OK, and one of the grandchildren will drink the Mountain Dew.

And, isnt Owensboro in a dry county? I hope I'm wrong...

Cheers, John

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 2:01 PM
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Mr Mayor: Cleaning up after us "elitist" oldtimers is what the Hell you are paid for.

Thanks for the recipe: I'll certainly do the Bourbon part, Gail likes gizzards, so that's OK, and one of the grandchildren will drink the Mountain Dew.

And, isnt Owensboro in a dry county? I hope I'm wrong...

Cheers, John

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 2:07 PM
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I will check the status of Davies County KY. I'm not sure if they are or aren't Wet. Barton Distilleries are located there. I don't recall buying anything stronger than Beer in Owensboro...but I can't say that I tried??

According to the great taster's, Poverty Pete and 'Hoof in Mouth' Bushie, the Buffalo Trace Bourbon purchased on the Bourbon Tour a couple of months back far outshone the other brands collected on that trip. As a fan of Knob Creek Bourbon, I must try the Buffalo Trace before the Owensboro meeting, to see which brand will become the Official BBQ eater Bourbon for this year!

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 3:34 PM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

a Fascist Pr**k has:

6 oz of Wild Turkey Bourbon,
12 oz of Mountain Dew and
one large Smoked Turkey Gizzard
Served in a 24 oz Slurpee cup. with Ranch Dressing on the side


Mr. Mayor, you forgot the salt and the ketchup.


I was able to buy mixed drinks (Dewars mixed with ice) at the hotel in Owensboro.


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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 4:28 PM
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As 60 of the 120 counties in Kentucky are 'wet' or partially wet (damp?) the rest are Dry (do the math ) I'll get the details later...but in some cases the city is wet and the surrounding county is dry!

Dewar's? The Kentucky pronunciation of the name is "Dee Wars" as in " Robert E. Lee was Dee Wars best General"!

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Sun, 11/20/05 9:08 PM
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Originally posted by seafarer john

And, isnt Owensboro in a dry county? I hope I'm wrong...



Relax. Owensboro definitely is NOT a dry town. Until fairly recently, one of the town's many liquor stores had a beer tap in the store for the customers. For a quarter, you could draw yourself a small cup of beer to sip while you browsed the shelves and coolers.
The Moonlight serves several brands of brewski.


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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Tue, 11/29/05 1:00 AM
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Relax. Owensboro definitely is NOT a dry town. Until fairly recently, one of the town's many liquor stores had a beer tap in the store for the customers. For a quarter, you could draw yourself a small cup of beer to sip while you browsed the shelves and coolers.
The Moonlight serves several brands of brewski.


Now that sounds like my kinda liquor store!

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Tue, 11/29/05 2:07 AM
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

Seafarer,
I hate it when you get so excited that you hit the double entry button!!!.... I cleaned up your mess, again!
Even an old SoCal/Hoosier knows that

a Fascist Pr**k has:

6 oz of Wild Turkey Bourbon,
12 oz of Mountain Dew and
one large Smoked Turkey Gizzard
Served in a 24 oz Slurpee cup. with Ranch Dressing on the side


12oz. of Moonshine with bourbon... That Smoked Gizzard will be more pickled than smoked...

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Tue, 12/6/05 7:06 PM
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Speaking of meat in cocktails, the upscale but "very Kentucky" Tousey House in Burlington, Kentucky serves a cocktail called "The Dirty Pig's Ass" which reportedly is a vodka martini with lots of black pepper and a chunk of smokey ham in the glass. I'm not a cocktail drinker so I'm hardly one to comment but it doesn't sound appetizing to me. One of my co-workers, however, had one, thought it was terrific, and had two.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Tue, 12/9/08 7:48 AM
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Anyone know a decent approximation of the ZingZang Bloody Mary mix?

I am a huge fan of tomato based drinks, Clamato, V-8 , and many
Bloody Mary mixers, but I find the ZingZang product to be the best
available. It does not have a tomato paste rehydrated taste as many
mixes do.

I would like to make some at home and do so in mass quantities to
save money. Yeah, I drink a lot of tomato juice too.

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Tue, 12/9/08 11:17 AM
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Zing Zang is available by the case from the manufacturer for $44/ 12 qt. case. Info available on Google.

Cheers, John

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Tue, 12/9/08 12:55 PM
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Since this has come up, this is a great book. Worthy of adding to any collection!

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RE: Fieldguide to Cocktails - Wed, 12/10/08 8:55 AM
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I've been visiting http://www.drinkboy.com/ for years.