What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

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  1. fastfwd

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    Yummy.
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    From last night: a Boulevardier, thrown together in like 15 seconds (20 if you include the time to take the photo). 1.5 oz rye, 1 oz vermouth, 1 oz Campari.

    Ice from a regular tray, stirred with my finger, didn't even add a garnish -- but it was delicious anyway. Good ingredients (Whistle Pig 10 Year, Carpano Antica) compensated for lazy technique.

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    Filtered tap water from my fridge added to an Ice Mountain bottle I drained a while back. I've used this bottle over and over for at least a couple of weeks. Probably not the best thing to do...
     
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    Ardbeg Uigeadail
    Talisker Distiller's Edition
    Whistlepig Farmstock 2
    Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
    Remy Martin 1738

    I rotate between those. Really need a good sherry and a good rum now. And maybe a Cognac that isn't big 4?
     
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    Hampden Overproof. I think they might be changing the name to the 60 or something soon.
     
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    American evening.I love Cali Pinot Noir.
    Tyler is a chardonnay. Was not impressed by this for the price.

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    My favorite “cheap” japanese single malt.
     
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    A Sambazon Acai Berry Pomegranate Amazon Energy Drink...

    But... later in the day during happy hour, I've turned to a variety of unflavored frozen vodkas. Currently in the freezer:

    Belvedere (rye)
    Chopin (potato)
    Haku (rice)
    Stolichnaya (wheat/rye)

    IMO, Belvedere is the smoothest - zero alcohol harshness or taste. Fascinating!

    Chopin and Haku are next smoothest, with a slight sweetness up front. I will spend some time with both of them to better distinguish between the two.

    Stoli is a classic vodka taste. Up front, it is slightly mineraly with an initial saline hit. The finish is sharp and clean.

    Stoli is a bargain - I can usually pick up a bottle for $15.99. The others are all in the mid-$20 range. Considering that they all cost less or the same as a bottle of Buffalo Trace (great Bourbon!), vodka drinking is, overall, a relatively inexpensive pleasure.

    I was surprised that I could enjoy savoring frozen vodka as much as I enjoy savoring my favorite Bourbon or Scotch or Tennessee Whiskey. Now, I need to discover which foods go well with vodka. I already have my favorite snacks to pair with Bourbon/Tennessee Whiskey (Nacho Cheese Doritos, dry roasted peanuts, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, pretty much anything barbeque, regular Budweiser, etc.) and Scotch (smoked/dried fish, blue cheese and crackers, dried fruit, fresh bakery bread with olive oil & parmesan).

    So... what goes well with Vodka? I tried grapefruit last night, and was pleased! I suspect citrus fruits will all pair well.
     
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    I'm having a glass of Port Charlotte, If You're into peated and smoky stuff It's pretty good, I use to drink mostly Lagavulin. That's maybe a bit less smoky.

    Cheers.
     
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    Unlike every other espresso martini, this one tastes like something an adult might order. It's basically Patrick Smith's recipe, with even less sugar and with a float of frothed milk.

    Vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, vanilla liqueur, pinch of sugar. Shake with ice, double-strain into a cocktail glass, bamix some milk and float it on top. Garnish with a sprinkle of espresso powder.

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    My first beaujolais! And some bottles for new years eve!

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    Back to an old standard. This is one smooth Irish whiskey.
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    Gruet Brut.. New Mexico “Champagne”... It’s awesome and ten bucks a bottle at Costco. lol..
     
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    A good bottle from an excellent vintage, made better by this evening (NYE) being the 10th anniversary of me & Mrsdegraded's get-together:

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    Excellent tonal balance, very smooth presentation (associated equipment: Stilton, hard Cheddar, roasted walnuts & grapes). 2/3 of it down, we're enthusiastically professing our love for each other but are unable to do much more about it than that (the bottle could've improved for our 20th, but I'm not sure that we could've).
    Happy New Year to all you hosers, you've mostly made the last one more enjoyable. Best wishes to all for 2021! :drunk:
     
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    Nice, I always forget I have some bottles of port in the wine fridge. Dangit!
     
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    Yet another variation on a Negroni. This one's with Don Julio Blanco tequila instead of gin, and with a pinch of sea salt.

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    Despite having to put it in a plastic glass, this was one of the best Blood & Sands I've ever had. Added just a dash of blended scotch to the Laphroaig, but I don't think that's what made it so good -- oranges are just incredible right now.

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    A local bartender's secret Bloody Mary recipe, garnished by Mrs. Fastfwd. She says it's the best ever, but to me all Bloody Marys taste equally unpleasant. Vive la différence, I guess.

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