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For additional brunch cocktail recipes, please check out my earlier blog posts on DME: http://www.drinkingmadeeasy.com/2010/10/brunch-cocktail-alternatives.html http://www.drinkingmadeeasy.com/2010/11/hangover-cocktails.html
I prefer to keep spirits in a freezer, liqueurs/wines in the fridge. Since vermouth -- either sweet or dry -- is a fortified wine, I keep it in the fridge once it's been opened.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2011 on The Manhattan at Drinking Made Easy
I'm only familiar with Bols Genever, but now you've got me on a mission to try out the others in this article. Thanks for another fun post, Matt!
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2011 on Going Dutch with Jenever at Drinking Made Easy
Here in NYC, there is at least one liquor store that I know of that uses these Enomatic machines to let customers sample various wines. Every time you make a purchase, they put points on a card, then you use that card to get samples of wines at their machines. http://www.unionsquarewines.com/
@Matt: "I once saw someone drop a duty-free box and break two bottles of Rum Cream at the Montego airport. " Oh, so YOU were the guy I saw laughing at me!!! ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2011 on Four Rums Every Bar Needs at Drinking Made Easy
And speaking of Wray & Nephew, they also make something called Rum Cream -- a liqueur similar to Bailey's, except for the fact that Rum Cream contains rum instead of Irish Whiskey. One kind they make is called Meadows and the other is simply labelled as Rum Cream -- the main difference being that the latter is made with the genuine white overproof rum that Matt alluded to above. I snared me a couple bottles of this stuff at the duty free shop in the Montego Bay airport on my way home from a recent trip to Jamaica. It's good stuff, but can occasionally tend to be somewhat difficult to find in the States -- that's why I always make it a point to pick up a modest supply whenever I return from vacation.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2011 on Four Rums Every Bar Needs at Drinking Made Easy
If I ever have a kid, I'm naming it Fat Bastard after the wine: http://www.fatbastard.com/
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2010 on Boozy Baby Names at Drinking Made Easy
FWIW, if you're an old fart like Yours Truly and you're taking Lipitor, then please make absolutely sure that you DO NOT add grapefruit juice to any of your cocktails. See the following link for more information: http://cholesterol.emedtv.com/lipitor/lipitor-and-grapefruit.html
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2010 on The Zombie: Don of the Dead at Drinking Made Easy
Josh, it *was* delicious -- just wish I could've been able to afford buying one bottle of each at that tasting ... but alas, I only snagged one of the standard Connemaras, which I recently finished (and yes, I'm still in mourning over that).
And speaking of bar etiquette (or lack thereof), does anyone have any favorite dive bars? Any good dive bar stories? If so, please join the conversation on The Thursday Night Movie Club Message Board ... http://tnmc.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=foodanddrink&action=display&thread=11269
A few months ago, I tried an orange bitters from Angostura for the very first time and really liked it quite a good deal. Have you ever tried it? If so, what did you think?
I definitely agree with the recommendation about The Mr. Boston Guide -- I've found it extremely useful over the years. But what about Web sites? If you're looking for good cocktail recipes, are there any Web sites you might be able to recommend?
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2010 on 4 Ways to Amp up your Home Bar at Drinking Made Easy
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