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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Tue, 08/20/13 10:23 AM
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I have simple tastes.... A tall Whiskey Sour is my drink of choice...preferably in a large soft-drink cup (Think Slurpee)
Knob Creek or Buffalo Trace Bourbon mixed one to two with frozen lemonade concentrate (lemonade mixed 1 to 1 with water prior to adding the Bourbon)  over ice.
I am describing a beverage for an evening at home...Obviously the traditional Sour served 'out' would be a bit more conservative. 
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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Tue, 08/20/13 12:48 PM
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My drink of choice is even more simpler than the Mayor's.  Canadian and ice.
 
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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Tue, 08/20/13 1:16 PM
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The "Surely" Temple:
 
Fill one highball glass with ice (hollow centered cubes, you don't want to water this down).
Add 2 shots of Jack Daniels.
Add 1 shot of maraschino cherry juice
Fill remainder with 7-up.
 
Created this little beauty when I was allowed access to the liquor at a restaurant I waitressed at in high school. 

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 08/21/13 10:08 AM
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The "Surely" Temple:

Fill one highball glass with ice (hollow centered cubes, you don't want to water this down).
Add 2 shots of Jack Daniels.
Add 1 shot of maraschino cherry juice
Fill remainder with 7-up.

Created this little beauty when I was allowed access to the liquor at a restaurant I waitressed at in high school. 
Is that 'surely' as in in confident, or 'surly' as in sour and glum?
 
Wasn't sure if it was a typo.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 08/21/13 11:44 AM
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Now that I hear that my concoction is different enough from the Roosevelt to stand on it's own, I've decided to name it the Faith, after my favorite bartender

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 10:55 AM
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Hi..
 
One of my favorite recipe is Whisky Sour Classic. Here is the recipe for it.

Ingredients [ oz | cl ]

2 oz Whisky
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Method: Prepare in shaker
Glass: Old-Fashioned
Recipe:
Put ingredients in a shaker along with 4-6 ice cubes.
Shake well.
Pour in a cocktail glass, or an old-fashioned glass over 2-3 ice cubes.
Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.
For more recipes www.greatmixeddrinks.com

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 11:42 AM
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My favorite is a Manhattan. I use bourbon instead of rye or Canadian. I find it difficult to get a good Manhattan at a restaurant/bar these days.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 12:32 PM
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I tried and my local didn't have bitters

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 4:03 PM
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Davebassman


My favorite is a Manhattan. I use bourbon instead of rye or Canadian. I find it difficult to get a good Manhattan at a restaurant/bar these days.

 
Dave, on reason is, that good bartenders are far and few between these days. Most are young kids who give a rat's butt. All the care about is flipping glasses and seeing how "cool" they can be behind the  bar. My suggestion is, go to either a nice hotel bar or a old  neighborhood bar, where the bartender has been behind that bar for about 20 years or more!


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 4:08 PM
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Phildelmar

I tried and my local didn't have bitters

 
Probably because my friend Warren has the national reserve of them.  From an event a week ago:
 


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 4:19 PM
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Wow!

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 4:45 PM
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My favorite is Jamison"s over ice.
 
but I also enjoy a good Margarita.
 
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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 10:35 PM
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Old thread and I believe I responded a couple of times but realized I was speaking of drinking whiskey of bourbon or rye pretty much straight. But if it is a cocktail you want I guess I have partaken on occasion. That would be a Manhattan with bourbon, ice, the bitters and cherry and allowing an open bottle of vermouth in the room. OK, OK, it is usually when my sisters-in-law are guests and they like to have a Manhattan at 5 o'clock to celebrate their father's tradition. They mix half and half. My eldest sister-in-law always insists on making them. I do allow her to put a drop of vermouth in mine.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 01/27/14 11:12 PM
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Fruit cocktail.
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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Tue, 01/28/14 8:33 AM
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Pessimist: the tomato juice in that glass is half empty.
Optimist: the tomato juice in that glass is half full.
Me: Yay.. there's room for more vodka.
 


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Tue, 01/28/14 12:52 PM
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Not sure if I posted this before...maybe in another thread.........but my new semi Frou-Frou drink (if you add an umbrella and Fruit) is what I call an "Island Insanity"
 
Equal parts of Dark spiced Rum, Coke, Pineapple juice..dash of bitters and a pinch of nutmeg
 
Or.for when we lived in the UK and introduced half the neighborhood to Cranberry Juice........A "Cape Cod Mimosa":
 
Equal parts, Cranberry juice and really Cheap Champagne
Triple Sec to desired level ( about 10%).or Cointreau if you are feeling flush.
 
Served with frozen Cranberries in the glass

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 6:30 AM
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FriedClamFanatic


Not sure if I posted this before...maybe in another thread.........but my new semi Frou-Frou drink (if you add an umbrella and Fruit) is what I call an "Island Insanity"

Equal parts of Dark spiced Rum, Coke, Pineapple juice..dash of bitters and a pinch of nutmeg

Or.for when we lived in the UK and introduced half the neighborhood to Cranberry Juice........A "Cape Cod Mimosa":

Equal parts, Cranberry juice and really Cheap Champagne
Triple Sec to desired level ( about 10%).or Cointreau if you are feeling flush.

Served with frozen Cranberries in the glass

If you're feeling really flush, replace the triple sec with Chamborg!


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 11:03 AM
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right now, the ...
 
POLAR VORTEX
Cream
and equal measures of ...
Frangelico
Rumple Minze 100 proof
Stawski Spirytus 192 or Balkan 176   (or Everclear if those are unavailable)

All *alcohol* ingredients are combined freezer-cold ... then served in a snifter BUT with the (refrigerator temp) cream carefully floated as a 1/3"inch layer on top (using a spoon to dribble it in, down the side of the snifter) ... the cream is the "layer of snow" on top.

OR the drink can be served with the alcohol ingredients freezer-cold then mixed with the cream and poured over crushed ice.
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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 2:57 PM
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Sonny Funzio


right now, the ...

POLAR VORTEX
Cream
and equal measures of ...
Frangelico
Rumple Minze 100 proof
Stawski Spirytus 192 or Balkan 176   (or Everclear if those are unavailable)

All *alcohol* ingredients are combined freezer-cold ... then served in a snifter BUT with the (refrigerator temp) cream carefully floated as a 1/3"inch layer on top (using a spoon to dribble it in, down the side of the snifter) ... the cream is the "layer of snow" on top.

OR the drink can be served with the alcohol ingredients freezer-cold then mixed with the cream and poured over crushed ice.
Wow...that sounds devastating. Definitely a dessert drink and/or anesthetic. Before dinner I think my head would fall into my plate of spaghetti.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 4:44 PM
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Usually it's a Negroni up in the winter and a Bombay, tonic, and lime in the summer.
 
Lately it's been a good tequila, ginger beer, and lime and it's bridged the seasons.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 5:05 PM
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Of course you realize, Davydd, that's not a manhattan you're drinking. First of all, start with a rye, Rittenhouse, works well. Bourbon is usually too sweet to add sweet vermouth to. You want the hard, spicy backbone of rye as the base. You mentioned bitters. Of course, they are a must. Forget your cherry. Most importantly, use a good quality vermouth and refrigerate the unused portion. Use it within a month.
The Cocchi Torino is excellent.
People that think they don't like vermouth are usually only familiar with cheap, extremely stale exam

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 5:08 PM
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Exuse me. Smart phone thumb flub.
Examples of vermouth.

The same way people consider chilled vodka with an olive a "martini". Please, drink what you like but don't call it something it isn't.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 5:13 PM
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I agree with your point on rye

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 8:47 PM
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And Rittenhouse, though it can be hard to source, isn't too expensive.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 9:04 PM
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I prefer Templeton, but probably because I have a free connection. It's almost too good to mix, though.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 10:27 PM
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LDI out of Indiana makes a lot of rye. Many different outfits, posing as distilleries, sell the LDI juice. If you have a connection, Pancho, you probably already know this.
While I find the 95% rye mash bill compelling, I can't imagine paying full price for Templeton. They are selling a story as much as they are a whiskey. I'm sure they're nice folks. I just wonder if they have any interest in producing their own whiskey.

When procuring straight rye proves difficult, one can always resort to using a high rye bourbon like Bulleit or Old Grandad BiB. The 114 Grandad, paired with Carpano Antica, will produce a Manhattan that demands serious attention.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 11:12 PM
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Pancho


I prefer Templeton, but probably because I have a free connection. It's almost too good to mix, though.

I agree, you would not be appreciating this fine rye diluting it.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Wed, 01/29/14 11:17 PM
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mr. sausage


Of course you realize, Davydd, that's not a manhattan you're drinking. First of all, start with a rye, Rittenhouse, works well. Bourbon is usually too sweet to add sweet vermouth to. You want the hard, spicy backbone of rye as the base. You mentioned bitters. Of course, they are a must. Forget your cherry. Most importantly, use a good quality vermouth and refrigerate the unused portion. Use it within a month.
The Cocchi Torino is excellent.
People that think they don't like vermouth are usually only familiar with cheap, extremely stale exam

I was just drinking what my wife and her sisters volunteered to make at 5 PM when they got together. They used Windsor Canadian most times but I let them use my bourbon for MY drink. Normally I only drink bourbon straight or with a small ice cube, very small. Usually one of those little wedge shaped ones that come from a refrigerator ice maker.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 7:18 AM
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mr. sausage


LDI out of Indiana makes a lot of rye. Many different outfits, posing as distilleries, sell the LDI juice. If you have a connection, Pancho, you probably already know this.
While I find the 95% rye mash bill compelling, I can't imagine paying full price for Templeton. They are selling a story as much as they are a whiskey. I'm sure they're nice folks. I just wonder if they have any interest in producing their own whiskey.

When procuring straight rye proves difficult, one can always resort to using a high rye bourbon like Bulleit or Old Grandad BiB. The 114 Grandad, paired with Carpano Antica, will produce a Manhattan that demands serious attention.
Right you are, sir. Made in Lawrenceburg...I met the Templeton boys at a "distillers convention" in Madison, WI. I was a concierge at the hotel where it was held and became good friends with Scott and Keith. They send me an occasional bottle and stay in touch. Lets just say I did them a small favor. That being said, there is no way I would pay close to $50 a bottle. If it can be had this is my favorite rye.
http://www.canadianwhisky...-years-40-alc-vol.html
 

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 11:09 AM
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Have had Alberta Springs and agree. Trouble is, it's tough to find

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 12:01 PM
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Pancho


I prefer Templeton, but probably because I have a free connection. It's almost too good to mix, though.
We need to get together for lunch sometime.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 1:12 PM
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Davydd, I take my bourbon the same way. I have some nice bar tools but really only make cocktails for company. I've convinced myself that adding sugar to my hootch on a regular basis is not sustainable.
I'll usually grab a filtered water cube from the tray and put it in the tumbler, measure out three ounces of whiskey, and let it sit for a few minutes. I try and make that last a couple of hours. If I have more than that, all bets are off and I become a danger to myself and the contents of the pantry. Some folks get the munchies when they smoke, some of us get the whiskey munchies...

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 1:22 PM
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Pancho


 
Right you are, sir. Made in Lawrenceburg...I met the Templeton boys at a "distillers convention" in Madison, WI. I was a concierge at the hotel where it was held and became good friends with Scott and Keith. They send me an occasional bottle and stay in touch. Lets just say I did them a small favor. That being said, there is no way I would pay close to $50 a bottle. If it can be had this is my favorite rye.
http://www.canadianwhisky...-years-40-alc-vol.html


Yeah, I wouldn't turn down free Templeton. I don"t know how it differs from the other ryes that come out of Lawrenceburg, but I believe they all have the same mashbill. I've had a bunch of them, the Redemption is young and fine for mixing.
I'll have to look for that Canadian. We just moved from Texas and I'm still discovering things here that were previously unavailable. I always wanted to try Alberta Premium but it seems it stays in Canada.
Have you seen Alberta Springs in the states?

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 1:59 PM
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Templeton Rye is an Iowan spirit. I meet with a group of fellow Class B van RVers at socials every year from around the country. One member died a couple of years ago and his favorite spirit was Templeton Rye. So now every time we get together Templeton is our unofficial official toasting drink.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 3:01 PM
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Davydd


Templeton Rye is an Iowan spirit. I meet with a group of fellow Class B van RVers at socials every year from around the country. One member died a couple of years ago and his favorite spirit was Templeton Rye. So now every time we get together Templeton is our unofficial official toasting drink.


It's bottled in Iowa. They may age some of it there. The LDI I've been referring to?
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...urg_Distillers_Indiana
 
The whole Al Capone thing, the "family recipe"…like I said, a good product but a better story.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 3:23 PM
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True, as stated, for the most part. I've been told that they have a distillery in Templeton and SUPPOSEDLY the bottle Keith gave me about five years ago was totally distilled and bottled in Templeton. He said they still produce some there for the "locals". The rest arrives by tanker from LDI. The kind of shoots down the "small batch" story. Anyway, I still believe that excellent marketing can only sell the first bottle.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 7:51 PM
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Templeton is about ten dollars a bottle more around me than Rittenhouse, and it's not ten dollars a bottle better.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 8:28 PM
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I agree, but prefer Pikesville over rittenhouse

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Thu, 01/30/14 8:56 PM
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Phildelmar


I agree, but prefer Pikesville over rittenhouse
That's funny....I remember in the HBO series The Wire (filmed around Baltimore) that they were drinking that in many of the bar scenes. I thought it was Kentucky rye, but realized I was thinking of Pikeville, KY and not Pikesville, MD. Then I find out that it's really distilled in Kentucky! Confusing.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Fri, 01/31/14 9:38 AM
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It's very much a Maryland brand albeit distilled in Kentucky. I've never found it anywhere else. Fortunately I live close to the Maryland border.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Fri, 01/31/14 10:25 AM
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Phildelmar


It's very much a Maryland brand albeit distilled in Kentucky. I've never found it anywhere else. Fortunately I live close to the Maryland border.
You're right...I used to spend a lot of time in St. Mary's County (MD) and my friend's Dad drank it. I grew up very near where this great bourbon was initially produced in Virginia.
http://www.ellenjaye.com/va_gentleman.htm

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Fri, 01/31/14 11:11 AM
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Great article. I've been known to drink Virginia Gentleman as well

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Fri, 01/31/14 1:09 PM
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Phildelmar


It's very much a Maryland brand albeit distilled in Kentucky. I've never found it anywhere else. Fortunately I live close to the Maryland border.
Unfortunately, Pikesville has grown in popularity and the price has risen (along with inflation) from $7.99 to $13 or more.
 
Pikesville is my favorite Rye, even over Knob Creek Rye and the new Dickel Rye.


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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 02/3/14 1:36 PM
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The New York Times Sunday magazine section featured rye in their beverage page yesterday.

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Fri, 02/14/14 5:42 PM
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My fave girly drink is the Midori Sour

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Sun, 02/16/14 10:06 PM
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I haven't had a cocktail in far far too long. My next girly cocktail will be Pisco Punch. 

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Sun, 02/16/14 10:12 PM
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That's not a girly cocktail CC....
 
Yes it is. 

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RE: Favorite Cocktail - Mon, 03/3/14 2:33 PM
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I love a good Amaretto sour.

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