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Title: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 11:19:46 AM
So, come December, I'm going to devote each month to mastering a cocktail.  Get it just perfect.  I'll start off simple -- December will be the Bloody Mary. I've never been able to get it right.

http://www.drinksmix.net/

January will be the Old Fashioned:  http://www.drinkboy.com/Cocktails/recipes/OldFashioned.html
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: monkey! on October 16, 2007, 11:21:50 AM
Do the monkey vin rouge and bourbon mix.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 11:28:47 AM
I have never heard of mixing wine and bourbon.  Now, I have heard of wine and brandy...you'd do that for a variation of the hot toddy.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 11:30:23 AM
So I'm going to mix and match a few recipes.  Go with the traditional, but add a little touch of wasabi, a pinch of dill and rosemary, use lemon pepper.  I think that'll work.

Maybe I'll start tonight!
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: monkey! on October 16, 2007, 12:02:04 PM
I have never heard of mixing wine and bourbon.  Now, I have heard of wine and brandy...you'd do that for a variation of the hot toddy.

Just do what monkey says.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 16, 2007, 12:07:47 PM
December will be the Bloody Mary.

I'll be over weekends in December.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 12:11:16 PM
My initial plan was to have a monthly cocktail party at the end of each month featuring the drink of choice.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: monkey! on October 16, 2007, 12:50:10 PM
Also, did you hear....

www.drinklucid.com

Absinthe is coming back to yankieland.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 12:53:55 PM
Oh, that's nice.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: Tatertots on October 16, 2007, 01:24:08 PM
Master the Long Island Iced Tea. I've only ever had one that was mixed properly.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 01:27:04 PM
Okay, I'll put that on the list.  February.

Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 08:23:11 PM
Let's make this shit official.  December is Bloody Mary month... And my Bloody Mary Party is going to be on December 22nd.

All are invited.  I have plenty of space to put people up.

Every day, from the first to the 22nd, I'm going to work on the perfect Bloody Mary.  You will be expected to drink many of this.  And finish my Johnny Walker Red, of which I have five gallons that I stole from a wedding.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 16, 2007, 09:04:01 PM
12/22 . . . I just asked Mrs. RC and we're both in. You HAVE To do it now.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 09:15:28 PM
Good.  See you there.  12/22/07.  Bloody Bloody Mary.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 16, 2007, 09:17:29 PM
Mrs. RC has a surprise for you.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 09:18:33 PM
A girlfriend?
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 16, 2007, 09:19:37 PM
No. It's for your Bloody Mary party.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 16, 2007, 09:20:49 PM
Oh, well, that's two months away.  Don't spoil it.

Though... I am buying supplies tomorrow.  I might kinda start trying to perfect it, you know, in a few hours.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: monkey! on October 17, 2007, 06:44:38 AM
A girlfriend?

It's a strap on in your asshole.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on October 17, 2007, 07:37:06 AM
Mmm...Mrs. RC.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on December 06, 2007, 11:08:44 AM
I'm starting this project in January, because this month is crazy.  And I'm starting with the Old Fashioned, because I'm really craving one.  And because I have everything I need currently on hand.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: Nubbins on December 06, 2007, 11:15:47 AM
You pencil your drinks into a calendar.

And yet I am mocked for Natural Light.  What the crap.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on December 06, 2007, 11:19:06 AM
No, no.  This is a project!  The goal, once I start, is to make the best version of the drink humanly possible and use that as an excuse to have monthly themed cocktail parties. 

Learning to throw a good cocktail party is the big chore...

This is kind of simple and bland -- I want mine to be 1950's Freakfests:
http://www.wikihow.com/Throw-a-Cocktail-Party
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: Cassander on April 10, 2009, 05:51:07 PM
so the monthly themed cocktail party turned into the monthly couples dinner?
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on April 10, 2009, 05:52:43 PM
so the monthly themed cocktail party turned into the monthly couples dinner?

Haha... Yes.  And it takes us an entire month to properly plan that!  A themed cocktail party, at the way we all work our summers, would take years of planning.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on November 16, 2010, 10:41:47 PM
So I'm reading about weirdo mixed drink recipes, and I stumble across people talking about using liquid nitrogen to instantly turn the drinks into slushies. So you put all the stuff into a bowl, then you pour in the liquid nitrogen and quickly stir it up, and you have a sorbet consistency drink that stays that way for some time.

I think, well, that's pricy, right?  But it turns out that liquid nitrogen is cheaper than bottled water per gallon.

So... For my monthly dinner (Janurary), we're going to have liquid nitrogen cocktails!

The Future Is Here!

Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on March 06, 2011, 07:41:29 PM
I have all this leftover port from the last dinner party and I hate port! But then I stumbled across this recipe:

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/black-cup-like-a-pimms-but-with-port-straight-up-cocktails-and-spirits-140727

On a lark, I tried it (with half an ounce of vodka, just because I play Nacho Sasha on TV). It fucking rocks! I'm on, like, the fifth one. My teeth are blue and my blood sugar level is 100,000, but, man, it's great!
Title: mixology
Post by: nacho on February 14, 2012, 08:04:37 PM
I'm going to perfect this drink for my dinner:

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a phenomenal drink created by Shawn Michael Phipps at Swizzle Stick Bar. It includes Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Lemon/Lime juice, Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters, cilantro leaves, and is rimmed with sugar and cayenne pepper.

It’s an incredible drink. Sweet & Spicy!  Think of it as a margarita on steroids. Swizzle Stick is located in the Loews Hotel on Poydras, one of the pet-friendly hotels in the CBD, about a block from the French Quarter.

Cass can go try it from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

I ordered the bitters today, and am hunting down the ginger stuff. Then some judicious sampling over the next month...
Title: mixology
Post by: nacho on March 23, 2012, 04:30:00 PM
I'm going to perfect this drink for my dinner:

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a phenomenal drink created by Shawn Michael Phipps at Swizzle Stick Bar. It includes Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Lemon/Lime juice, Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters, cilantro leaves, and is rimmed with sugar and cayenne pepper.

It’s an incredible drink. Sweet & Spicy!  Think of it as a margarita on steroids. Swizzle Stick is located in the Loews Hotel on Poydras, one of the pet-friendly hotels in the CBD, about a block from the French Quarter.

Cass can go try it from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

I ordered the bitters today, and am hunting down the ginger stuff. Then some judicious sampling over the next month...

Okay...finally tracked down the ginger liquor. The mundane stuff I'll get tomorrow morning... And this weekend will be spent experimenting!
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 23, 2012, 09:50:44 PM
I'm interested to hear how this turns out.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 09, 2013, 12:17:14 PM
For our next Halloween party...

http://cocktailvultures.com/2013/07/09/creature-from-the-black-lagoon/ (http://cocktailvultures.com/2013/07/09/creature-from-the-black-lagoon/)
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on July 09, 2013, 12:50:51 PM
Oh yes... But you'll be in Prague!
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 09, 2013, 01:03:55 PM
I'm celebrating it anyway, even though it's an American holiday.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on July 09, 2013, 02:53:42 PM
I'm celebrating it anyway, even though it's an American holiday.

It's an international holiday that's celebrated in a very particular (read: highly commercialized) way in America. Like Christmas!

Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: monkey! on July 16, 2013, 10:49:58 AM
I'm celebrating it anyway, even though it's an American holiday.

With cultural origins in pagan Ireland.
Title: Re: Mixology
Post by: nacho on July 16, 2013, 10:55:55 AM
I'm celebrating it anyway, even though it's an American holiday.

With cultural origins in pagan Ireland.

And the rest of Celtic Europe, and with ancient Roman influences.