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melbedewy Jan 6, 2011 04:39 PM

I got this as a Christmas Gift. I was told to drink it chilled on the rocks in a chilled glass.
How is this advice?

  1. invinotheresverde Jan 7, 2011 09:37 AM

    If you like it, it's good advice. If you dislike it, it's bad advice.

    If the drink is served on the rocks, you don't need to chill the glass.

    I think it's most commonly drank as part of a Snakebite, which adds lime juice. I could be wrong, though, as I don't really care for Yukon.

    1. JMF Jan 7, 2011 09:52 AM

      If someone gave my Yukon Jack I would know it was a gag gift. It would end up re-gifted back to them next X-mas. Then would probably get re-gifted again and again into perpetuity.

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      1. re: JMF
        TheDewster Jan 10, 2011 06:39 AM

        Tastes like a creamsicle I think, is that the stuff? Only had it once

        1. re: TheDewster
          invinotheresverde Jan 10, 2011 07:39 AM

          No, it's kind of honey whiskey thing. Definitely an acquired taste.

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        andieb Jan 7, 2011 09:57 AM

        I used to drink this stuff in college. I was finally getting over the nightmares.... ;)

        1. StriperGuy Jan 10, 2011 08:17 AM

          Here is some better advice: go into the kitchen, open the bottle, pour down the drain.

          Whew, there.

          Darned good thing you didn't drink that stuff. Dreadful, seriously.

          Somehow the only thing that comes close somehow in my mind (my taste memory may be completely off here) is Strega, which I also find blechy.

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          1. re: StriperGuy
            TheDewster Jan 10, 2011 08:45 AM

            Really I like the "witch" quite a lot really settles my stomach if I overindulge. It is mostly a vanilla herbal taste maybe you meant Cynar or Campari.

            1. re: TheDewster
              invinotheresverde Jan 10, 2011 08:55 AM

              Impossible. Cynar and Campari taste like heaven.

              1. re: TheDewster
                StriperGuy Jan 10, 2011 12:46 PM

                I luv Cynar and Campari.

              2. re: StriperGuy
                TroyTempest Jan 10, 2011 09:37 AM

                I have been told that it tastes like Jeremiah Weed, which i only had once, and i'm not sure if they make it anymore.
                Hopefully, they don't.

                1. re: StriperGuy
                  EvergreenDan Jan 10, 2011 09:43 AM

                  Just tasted Strega and Yellow Chartreuse. They are not dissimilar, except that Strega has strong anise notes. I find Yellow Chartreuse to be very harmoneous. Striper, I know you don't care for overwrought spirits, but next time a bottle of Strega is handy, try a sip. It's pretty sweet neat, but has mixing potential.

                  Searching Kindred Cocktails for Strega will find a couple of cocktails. I also just made a sidecar variation, which needs tweaking, but has potential. (2 oz Cognac, 1 oz Strega, 1 oz Lemon resulted in too spicy a cocktail. I'd try 2 : 1/2 : 1/2 next, possibly mixing the Strega with Cointreau or another fruit liqueur).

                  And Vino -- time for you to post up cocktails using our beloved "C" amari. And, no Centerbe isn't one of them. :-p

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                  1. re: EvergreenDan
                    StriperGuy Jan 10, 2011 12:46 PM

                    Been so long since I had Strega I am willing to give it another try.

                    Yukon Jack, not so much.

                  2. re: StriperGuy
                    buttertart Jan 10, 2011 12:11 PM

                    StriperGuy - Definitely the only way to fly with this stuff. It's one of maybe 3 bottles that have ever gotten that treatment in our house.

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