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  • laughordie posted 4 months ago

    "It’s now common practice to sip cognac neat." I don't think that's exactly a recent development.

  • RJG posted 4 months ago

    For a Manhattan, use the Morello cherries they have at Trader Joe's, instead of maraschino cherries. I tried this because we were out of maraschino cherries, they didn't have any at Trader Joe's, and I didn't feel like going to another store. Now they're all I use.

  • gadflyonthewall posted 4 months ago

    The problem with vodka martinis is that they actually require vermouth to taste like anything.

    A martini is for connoisseurs of gin!

  • gadflyonthewall posted 4 months ago

    There's a bar down by Fisherman's Wharf that claims Irish Coffee was first invented there, buy a bartender called Ginsburg!
    The legendary Chronicle columnist Herb Caen called it the perfect health drink since it used all the major food-groups: caffeine, sugar, fat, and alcohol!

  • gadflyonthewall posted 4 months ago

    I'd heard that the Manhattan was actually invented at the Ritz in London in honor of Winston Churchill's American mother Lady Randolph Churchill (or simply 'Lady Randy', the King's mistress)

  • rwkdrk12 posted 12 months ago

    I like mine with the vermouth swirled in the glass and then dumped out. Add a few drops of Scotch to the Vodka and shake or stir with ice. Enjoy.

  • rtomsak posted 1 year ago


  • derchef69yahoocom1458386557 posted 1 year ago

    Is there anything better-if you are a scotch fan-than a Rusty Nail-Made with Haig and Haig Scotch, and Drambuie? I may have mis-spelled, but certainly appreciate this drink!

  • Kaiser_Willi posted 1 year ago

    I prefer the Vesper Martini, James Bond's actual martini as invented by Ian Fleming. Instead of the dry vermouth, use 1/2 part Lillet Blanc (the original Kina Lillet Blanc is no longer available; Lillet Blanc is the reformulation). It is a wonderful elixir!

  • osweiler1.344ed9 posted 1 year ago

    Was this intended to be interesting?

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