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Jan 28, 2008 09:20 AM

Missing From Too Many Repertoires?

Howdy Chowsers, if you could pick one drink you wish you saw out in bars/restaurants/clubs more, what would it be? Nothing is too zany or obscure. Absolutely anything at all.

Thanks. I'll raise a pint to you all tonight.

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  1. Not a drink, but I wish more places had bigger ice cubes.

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    1. re: white light

      I like smaller ice cubes, as I don't like much ice. BUT, I wish bars had more clean ice. Too much of the ice tastes like and probably did come straight from tap water. Filtration is so easy and cheap, there is really no excuse to not do it.

      1. re: Captain

        Actually, bigger cubes equals less ice.

        Agree with the filtration/quality 100%.

        1. re: white light

          Not when I make clear that I want only three little cubes, or only half of one big cube.

          1. re: Captain

            I suppose all of these things are a matter of personal. Certain drinks call for larger cubes, others small.

            Generally I agree with Degroff that the "new" smaller cubes fail to chill a beverage without over-diluting it.

            Here's an article that briefly mentions some of the variable:



    2. Come on. Less cubes, more drinks!

      1. I'd like to see a better selection of dessert wines and less flavored vodkas.

        1. Campari. Not enough mid-level places have, because I really like starting with a campari and soda.

          1. A second thing too many bars lack: a good selection of Irish whiskey. Even when I go to bars with good scotch and bourbon selections, there often is little in the way or Irish whiskey besides a bottle of Jamesons and Bushmills. More bars need to stock Red Breast, Connemare, Tyrconnell, Midleton, etc. I want to see more good uisce beatha!

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            1. re: Captain

              American ryes for classic highballs!