What Did You Drink Today (non-wine) #2?

I had an egg white on hand so today was whiskey sour day - 2oz bourbon, 0.75oz lemon juice, 0.5oz simple syrup, one egg white.

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Just learned about Indian inspired cocktails this month. Which led to me seeing this product ad and the recreate at home project.

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At a hotel bar, a Manhattan made with Rittenhouse Rye. I was tipsy for quite a while on just that one drink.

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I looked this up!!

I had a Negroni at a restaurant. Too weak and sweet. I could have been more specific, I guess, but I doubt they had Punt e Mes and Cocchi Torino.

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I don’t like rhubarb bc it sets my teeth on edge (like raw spinach does — both are rich in calcium oxalate), but this doesn’t :slight_smile:

It’s nice and tart, not too sweet, and super-refreshing. Made me switch to it almost entirely from its uncle, Apfelschorle :smiling_face:

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Perfect in every way.

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Today I had a martini at the Aub Zam Zam in the Upper Haight, San Francisco. It’s quite dry - the vermouth is applied with a mister.

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Which gin?

I know some people adore Negroni, but I find even better versions too sweet for my liking.

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I agree. For me a Negroni really benefits from the added bitterness of Punt e Mes and a gin with some sharpness. St. George Terroir comes to mind. As to vermouth, i would steer clear of Antica Carpano.

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I love a good negroni. It’s a perfect drink for the late afternoon or early evening, pre dinner. But yes, don’t make it too sweet. I like a simple 1:1:1 ratio of gin, vermouth and campari, but if you want less sweet just put in less campari. I like Cocchi vermouth, regular Campari and then a clean gin like regular Tanquaray. And don’t forget a slice of lime, lemon, or orange!

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I didn’t ask :joy:

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All y’all had me craving a Negroni. I made mine 1-1/2:1:1, it is perfectly bitter. I think if I wanted it less sweet I would cut down on the vermouth as I find it sweeter than the Campari.

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Don’t drink as much as I did now in retirement but had a small pour of one of our Four Roses picks from several years ago. Delicious !

Living on the beach has its benefits

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Not the best Negroni ever.

Getting lubed up at Happy Hour while waiting for the torrential rains to subside so we can hit the nearby hole-in-walls?

Priceless!!! :slight_smile:

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Nice, and I also see a martini? You guys still in Asia?

Good martini, woulda been nicer in a larger glass. Served with a twist, not an olive? :slight_smile:

Back exactly one week now, almost over the lag. Have yet to post about our final week in Singapore. We were both under the weather for a short period, also, food fatigue kicked in (for me).

While we’re on Negroni. Most impressive Negroni was at our hotel bar in London prepandemic. The ingredients list was interesting and the barman was fun and quite the showman.

Activate the citrus oils with some flame. A very good drink.

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That’s amazing, having such a wide variety of gins, vermouths and bitters to choose from! I can’t really remember where I had the best negroni - other than at home - but I do know that many places make a poor one. But that holds for a lot of cocktails.

Having written this, I do love the old beach club I used to visit annually in Phuket - called Catch. They had perfect cocktails, helped by fresh Asian ingredients (a stick of lemongrass to stir your drink with) and wonderful Andaman sea views. I learned drinking margaritas and daiquiris in Phuket, of all places… :slight_smile: The new Catch beach club is less good unfortunately.

The other place where I really loved their cocktails is in your home town San Francisco: Tadich Grill serves the best martinis I have ever had. Even slightly better than at home!

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