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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Dipsomaniac

Re: “The basic hardware for your barware

Nom,

You can check out the Boston Shaker online store at http://store.thebostonshaker.com/index.php to at least get a good idea of what you may need/want even if you shop somewhere else (e.g. Amazon). Others may know of different websites.

Posted by atlpaddy on 05/17/2011 at 12:09 PM

Re: “The basic hardware for your barware

To save money/clutter, forgo the jiggers and just go with the single OXO mini-angled measuring cup. Also, I would strongly recommend a three-inch mini strainer to be used in conjunction with either type of shaker.

Posted by atlpaddy on 05/17/2011 at 12:05 PM

Re: “The basic hardware for your barware

Are there any "go to" websites for these types of goods? I'd rather not walk into Bed Bath and Beyond for this stuff.

Posted by Nom Nom Nom on 05/17/2011 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

The Sound Table is on point. JCT's bar is dope as well!

Posted by mayhem on 02/04/2011 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

Exactly what I was talking about right here.

It's hard to water down something that is 90% gin/vodka post-shaking. You need some counseling if that's watered down to you. Stick with your grain alcohol.

Posted by smitty on 02/01/2011 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

@ smitty - I love watered down cocktails too!

Posted by Nom Nom Nom on 01/31/2011 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

My wife makes an excellent martini. She breaks the rules and uses a shaker even though there is no non-alcoholic component--two full minutes of shaking until the towel freezes to the shaker. It gets that sheet of ice on top after she pours....mmmmmmmmm.

Posted by smitty on 01/31/2011 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

I'm going to have to agree with Ree - in a less confrontational way. If you're going to write an article about where to find a great cocktail, your article should mention specific places, and specific drinks (i.e. Go to 4th and Swift and have the "INSERT DRINK"). And one more thing - The Gold Room; really? I didn't realize RBV, in a cramped circus-esque spot, was considered a craft cocktail.

Posted by Guesterfein on 01/31/2011 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

Ree...maybe you need a vaca to chill the eff out!

Posted by Nom Nom Nom on 01/28/2011 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

Ree ... The locations are listed underneath the article. They are linking to their restaurant database, so if you click on the name of the restaurant you'll be able to read everything that CL has associated with that particular restaurant, like old reviews or user comments.

Posted by lady rogue on 10/31/2010 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Where to find a craft cocktail made right

wtf..."Where to find a craft cocktail made right"...i heard no mention of any specific establishment...this piece is filler with no info...im pretty sure u could have published this in any city and it would fit. didnt tell anyone shit they didnt know. is mara on vaca?

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Posted by Ree on 10/30/2010 at 3:38 AM

Re: “Booze budget: How much for that bourbon in the window?

He's not talking about using a juice machine here, just a simple hand juicer or lever juicer. Cocktail recipes usually require less than a few teaspoons to an ounce of juice. Certainly individual fruit are the better option. You're not going to juice a liter's worth of oranges at home for cocktails, or buy a whole container of pre-made juice (high-quality pineapple & other tropical juices excepted).
What France did for food, the U.S. did for alcohol. The traditional American cocktail is a wonderful mix of liquor, liqueurs, juices, etc. Quality is essential, but accessible in the world of cocktails. Everybody deserves a good drink. Squeeze your own, just like great great grandpa would've...I'm still talking about juice.

Posted by spo00n on 09/21/2010 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Booze budget: How much for that bourbon in the window?

The orange juice & grapefruit juice you buy in the store is made from crushed & ground-up fruit, not squeezed. That's why it tastes so different from fresh-squeezed juice. It is also pretty bad in a cocktail & easily ruins a drink. You can pay a premium for store-bought juice that tastes fresh, or you can spend a few pennies on just enough to make your drinks. That's the point here. $4 for a carton of bad juice isn't saving you any money.
Also, the most common juices used are lemon & lime. You're much better off squeezing those. Jarred lemon and lime juices are even worse than & taste nothing like the real thing.
Fresh-tasting jar pineapple juice can be gotten for about $4-$5 a quart.

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Posted by M3EEKS on 09/20/2010 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Booze budget: How much for that bourbon in the window?

someone needs another jack and coke..better yet.. beam and coke

Posted by hudson on 09/18/2010 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Booze budget: How much for that bourbon in the window?

The individuals posting comments on this article are rather ignorant when it comes to the art of great cocktails.

Posted by JW on 09/13/2010 at 3:13 PM
Posted by jimmy s on 09/02/2010 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Booze budget: How much for that bourbon in the window?

Hilarious.

Try making a litre of OJ at home at then get back to us.

You shouldn't be putting juice into your damn liquor anyway, you pussy.

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Posted by Matt (357942) on 09/02/2010 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Booze budget: How much for that bourbon in the window?

"One avenue is fresh juice. It's far cheaper and much tastier to buy and juice fruit at home than to purchase bottled or canned juices."

Seriously?

I can get a can of frozen pineapple juice for less than $2. Can you get the 4-5 pineapples it takes to make the same juice for $2?

I have and do use a juicer. The tomatoes from my garden make very inexpensive tomato juice, but it would cost a lot more to buy 20 tomatoes at the store than it would to buy a can of tomato juice.

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Posted by smitty on 08/24/2010 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Fountain of vermouth

I have tried to find Carpano Antica Formula in Atlanta without any luck.

Can anybody tell me which local liquor store carries it?

Thanks.

Posted by Mad Max on 08/06/2010 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Fountain of vermouth

The classic Negroni is one of my favorite summer cocktails:

1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth

Stir into an old fashioned glass over ice, garnish with a slice of orange, and serve.

Posted by Blake Kirk on 08/05/2010 at 11:51 PM

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