Demon Likkers

Music, books, movies, TV, games, hobbies, food, and potent potables. And forum games! Pour a drink, put on your smoking jacket, light a pipe (of whatever), and settle in.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by JasonL » 15 Nov 2013, 18:30

That's cool. Took me a long time to realize why I loved some bourbon but hated most. I love all of the Wheated ones and hate the heavy rye ones regardless of age.

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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by Dangerman » 15 Nov 2013, 23:46

Rye is gross. #noshame

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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by Andrew » 16 Nov 2013, 08:16

Dangerman wrote:Rye is gross. #noshame
I don't know about rye-heavy bourbons (I'm not sure that I've tried any), but rye whiskey is the market.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by tr0g » 16 Nov 2013, 11:19

That bourbon family tree explains why Old Forrester is my go-to cheap bourbon. Of course, I'm still working on my case of Garrison Brothers I picked up when we did the distillery tour a while back, so I don't so much need cheap bourbon. But I used the Old Forrester to make whiskey soaked cerries for a garnish to my Old Fashioneds and Salty Ham Tears.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by lunchstealer » 16 Nov 2013, 15:53

tr0g wrote:That bourbon family tree explains why Old Forrester is my go-to cheap bourbon. Of course, I'm still working on my case of Garrison Brothers I picked up when we did the distillery tour a while back, so I don't so much need cheap bourbon. But I used the Old Forrester to make whiskey soaked cerries for a garnish to my Old Fashioneds and Salty Ham Tears.
OK, you've gotta re-post the recipe for Salty Ham Tears.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by Andrew » 16 Nov 2013, 21:08

lunchstealer wrote:
tr0g wrote:That bourbon family tree explains why Old Forrester is my go-to cheap bourbon. Of course, I'm still working on my case of Garrison Brothers I picked up when we did the distillery tour a while back, so I don't so much need cheap bourbon. But I used the Old Forrester to make whiskey soaked cerries for a garnish to my Old Fashioneds and Salty Ham Tears.
OK, you've gotta re-post the recipe for Salty Ham Tears.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by tr0g » 16 Nov 2013, 22:14

lunchstealer wrote:
tr0g wrote:That bourbon family tree explains why Old Forrester is my go-to cheap bourbon. Of course, I'm still working on my case of Garrison Brothers I picked up when we did the distillery tour a while back, so I don't so much need cheap bourbon. But I used the Old Forrester to make whiskey soaked cerries for a garnish to my Old Fashioneds and Salty Ham Tears.
OK, you've gotta re-post the recipe for Salty Ham Tears.
It's an Old Fashioned with Bacon Bourbon and Brown Sugar simple syrup. 1/2 oz brown sugar syrup, 1-1/2 oz bacon bourbon, dash of bitters, soaked cherry on top, serve over rocks in a short glass. If you have a particular favorite variant of an Old Fashioned, just sub in the brown sugar and the bacon bourbon.

You can also make Bourbon Milkshakes. I cup vanilla ice cream, 2 oz bourbon, 2 oz chocolate syrup. It rocks in the summer.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by JD » 27 Nov 2013, 10:42

Last night I made a Ramos Gin Fizz, since we're going to be serving them at a party soon at which I have volunteered to serve as bartender, and I'd never made (or even had) one before.

Firstly, I would like to say the article is right in its assessment, and I hope nobody orders one. They are a pain in the ass to make. You need a whole bunch of different ingredients, some of which are not likely to be used for much of anything else (orange flower water?), some of which are a nuisance in and of themselves (the white of one egg?) and you have to shake the damn thing for at least a solid minute. (Apparently some older recipes say for twelve minutes. At that point, I would just break down and buy a paint mixer.) They make our other offering, the Sazerac, look like a paragon of simplicity. (Sugar, bitters, rye, lemon peel, wash of Herbsaint, done.)

But they are pretty good, especially for such an unlikely-sounding drink as one containing gin, heavy cream, raw egg, and citrus juice. They do seem like a drink from a more civilized time, because they take forever to make and you are sure as hell not drinking these just to get fucked up.
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Re: Demon Likkers

Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Oct 2017, 05:48

Botanist gin and a bit of Fragoli wild strawberry make for a nice nightcap. Though maybe a strong one.
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