Today’s Cocktail

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  1. SShore

    SShore Resident Curmudgeon Skier

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    Simple, delicious and perfect in every way

    Classic Manhattan

    2 oz Rittenhouse Rye
    3/4 oz Alessio Vermouth de Torino
    2 dashed Angostura bitters
    1 Luxardo cherry

    Heaven.
     
  2. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

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    Sounds fabulous. I've never tried a Manhattan but will soon. I'll try your recipe.

    I'm drinking mostly sparkling lime water with pineapple vodka. Totally unsexy but low in all the bad stuff while still maintaining taste.
     
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    SShore Resident Curmudgeon Skier

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    You must try. I’m somewhat of a cocktail aficionado (snob) and in my mind the Manhattan is the unquestioned king of cocktails. A proper martini, a good gin and vermouth, is the only thing that comes close.
     
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    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

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    I definitely will. I also love a proper martini and thought I'd found paradise in a gin bar in York, England last summer. I do love a good stinger too. I love a good single malt too.
     
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    Vieux Carre

    3/4 oz Larressingle Armagnac
    3/4 oz Rittenhouse Rye
    3/4 oz Alessio Vermouth did Torino
    1/4 oz Benedictine
    Dash angostura bitters
    Dash Peychaud’s bitters
    Luxardo maraschino cherry

    Build over ice, stir and strain. Salud!

    It doesn’t hurt to have a view of Fan Mountain while enjoying your drink.
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  6. kimmyt

    kimmyt My Rack Is Bigger Than Yours Skier

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    How does one pronounce that? I tried to order it off a menu once and sounded like an idiot.
     
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    Voo karee
     
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    King Over Water
    1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
    3/4 oz Ardbeg
    3/4 oz Leopoldo Cranberry Liquor
    1/2 oz lemon juice
    1/2 oz five spice honey syrup
    2 dashes Xocoatl Mole Bitters

    Add all ingredients in shaker over ice and shake. Strain into chilled coupe and serve with lemon peel.

    All cocktails go better with an Aussiedoodle in the background.
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    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    Negroni

    Into a shaker of ice:

    Half measure Campari
    Half Measure of Red Vermouth
    2 measures Bombay Saphire
    A few dashes of orange bitters

    shake & pour into a martini glass (though some like this drink over ice)
    Garnish with a slice of clementine
     
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    As long as you're not in France, I guess. :huh:
     
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    New France. That’s the way the bartender in New Orleans pronounced it.
     
  12. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    Do not rule out a Rob Roy as a great before dinner cocktail.
     
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  13. François Pugh

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    I like zombies.It seems everywhere you order one has a different recipe. That's ok and part of the fun. Only thing to remember is if they don't have a recipe (on the menu or the bar tender has it down), don't order it there!
    Original recipe (I think) https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/recipes/a3763/zombie-drink-recipe/
    For various reasons it changes, e.g no 151 proof rum.

    my favorite recipe:
    1 shot dark rum
    1 shot light rum
    1 shot medium rum
    1 shot apricot brandy
    1 shot blue curacao
    Orange-passion fruit juice
    top off with 1/2 oz cherry brandy.

    I usually stick to a two drink limit with this one.
     
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    @SBrown, I'm expecting to see pictures of your frosty silver julep cups tomorrow.
     
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  15. noncrazycanuck

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    manhattens and negronis also go very well with cinzano if you like it a bit more tart .
     
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    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    Another option is to use Cynar in a negroni versus Campari. Never tried Cinzano in a Manahattan, new territory. So many cocktails to try , so little liver....
     
  17. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I got home from the ski shop today, poured a glass of soda water then realized it was missing scotch.
     
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    noncrazycanuck Getting off the lift Skier

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    good choice - soda water isn't allowed anywhere near my scotchs either
     
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    Ahhhh ... I have the mint, the bourbon, the sugar, but I'm not in the same place as my julep cups! Will a copper mug do?
     
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    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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