What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by TwoEars, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

    Staff Member Friend IEMW
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Likes Received:
    4,852
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Clear, clear water
    I like most of the Unibroue classics with Maudite being my favorite.
     
  2. bixby

    bixby Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,271
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Help me find a poor mans version of this.

    Duvel - Belgian Strong Ale -
    And yes I am still learning how to pour this, even on bottle #4. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  3. penguins

    penguins Friend, formerly known as fp627

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2018
    Likes Received:
    2,523
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    SouthernCA
    Tried the others in the Quinta das Carvalhas sampler today. With 10yr being OK / slightly below average to me:

    The 20yr was pretty good, what the 10 should be. a lot more blended flavorwise, still some of the "young" notes in the 10 present, but they actually compliment the flavors this time. Above average to me.
    The 30yr was not as good as the 20. A lot of flavors in the 20 are actually missing and the sweet flavors come through more, but they're not as blended and smooth. Also, there were 2 notes I can't place my finger on that were pretty forward and slightly detracted from the drink. OK.
    The 40yr was pretty good too. Just a lot of well blended smoothness with a lot of balance in the flavors but still retaining the typical port notes. Above average or good.
     
  4. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  5. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    The bar here isn't very adventuresome, but their bartenders do make a great Boulevardier.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Whiskey Apple: A shot of Dickel rye and a whole juiced apple -- it has almost three ingredients!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    [​IMG]
     
  8. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    I don't even know anymore.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Epic Epic x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  9. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Designated driver.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Epic Epic x 2
    • List
  10. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Corpse Reviver #2.

    Equal parts gin, lemon juice, an orange liqueur (I like Dry Curaçao, but Cointreau is fine), and a fourth ingredient -- a lot of recipes call for Lillet Blanc, but that's because they originated before Lillet was reformulated and lost its quinine bitterness in the 1980s; to get the right taste now, you have to use Cocchi Americano instead.

    Also requires an absinthe rinse first, and/or an atomizer spray of absinthe over the whole thing before serving. Or you can use herbsaint or pastis. But really, absinthe is best.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2022
  11. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    7,056
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Northwest France
    One of the benefits of living here is that it already is the poor man’s version. At the local supermarket I can get a 750ml bottle for 3€

    which is something that really annoys me about American craft beer. They price things competitively with European imports but the domestic product doesn’t have to deal with shipping and fees that the imported product incorporates in their price.
     
  12. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Last night. A new scotch cocktail. Not bad.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Kernel Kurtz

    Kernel Kurtz Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Likes Received:
    1,027
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    I've never been a Scotch fan. Used to bug my dad by mixing his expensive brands with cola when I'd visit. Did not know Scotch cocktails were even a thing. Perhaps I will have to try some.
     
  14. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Some classics:
    • Blood & Sand
    • Penicillin
    • Rusty Nail
    • Mamie Taylor
    • Rob Roy
    • Bobby Burns
    and the Blue Blazer, here being served to me by a genuine artist at my favorite coffeeshop in the whole world:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2022
  15. atomicbob

    atomicbob dScope Yoda

    Friend BWC MZR
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    16,070
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    On planet
    Thanks to @GoodEnoughGear who sent samples of African continental wines approximately six months ago. My wife finally recovered enough from diverticulitis to finally enjoy wine again. So we have sampled the Kanonkop Paul Sauer from the collection sent:
    DSC_0693_small_kanonkop_paul_sauer.jpg

    This wine was the definition of elegance and paired well with a grilled NY steak, seasoned with my special recipe. The tannin, sugar acid balance was excellent inviting one to taste again and again. Contrasting with my normal steak dinner choice, The Dissident on the right, which is more opulent. Both are very fine wines and it is a matter of preferential choice for a given evening, a given mood. Kanonkop will be added to cellar wine stock list.
     
  16. earnmyturns

    earnmyturns Smartest friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,285
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Palo Alto
    Home Page:
    Lagavulin 16yo with Émile Parisien Sextet's just released Louise.
     
  17. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    All this Scotch talk is making me thirsty.

    The Coca-Cola-looking experiment below is equal parts Macallan 15, Cynar 70, and Carpano Antica Formula 1786. Drinking it with Archer season 11, episode 3.

    It's not right yet; I taste the Cynar way more than the scotch. The next one will have different proportions. Might try it with jazz, too.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2022
  18. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Remember The Maine: Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Cherry Heering, Absinthe.

    Should have ice and maybe a lemon peel. I don't care, it's fine without.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2022
  19. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  20. fastfwd

    fastfwd Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Likes Received:
    723
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Remember The Maine again. Still with no ice, still delicious.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2022

Share This Page