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What happened?

EvergreenDan Mar 18, 2013 04:22 PM

It seems like someone let the air out of this community. Did something happen? Am I imagining it?

Maybe I should start a post about Jack Daniels v Bourbon ;)

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    sr44 RE: EvergreenDan Mar 18, 2013 05:13 PM

    Or white Zinfandel.

    1. davis_sq_pro RE: EvergreenDan Mar 18, 2013 06:22 PM

      Everyone got simultaneously busy? Late-winter depression? Tax season almost upon us? *shrug*

      I'm sure it'll come back. Activity here is a bit cyclical, perhaps.

      What are you drinking this evening?

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        EvergreenDan RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 20, 2013 08:37 AM

        Zach Pearson's Honeymusk. Smith & Cross, Cynar, pineapple, lemon. Very good. Cynar / pineapple combo is unexpected.

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        tomjb27 RE: EvergreenDan Mar 18, 2013 07:21 PM

        Possibility: the board is a victim of its own comprehensiveness. Four out of five times I might post a question, I find what I'm looking for in the archives.

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          comestible RE: EvergreenDan Mar 18, 2013 07:31 PM

          Really? I haven't been paying a whole lot of attention to the Spirits board (though I regularly visit others on CH). But I'm not interested in cocktails, which are currently popular, or mixers. If there were more discussion of single malts or even blends, I might be interested.

          1. yarm RE: EvergreenDan Mar 19, 2013 12:07 PM

            I created the best cocktail ever using Vanilla cupcake vodka, freshly muddled jelly beans, and lemon juice! Can I have some feedback on how awesomely yummy this craft cocktail is?!?!

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              JMF RE: yarm Mar 19, 2013 12:31 PM

              Fred, if you made a cocktail using those ingredients, it would taste good.

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                davis_sq_pro RE: yarm Mar 19, 2013 01:57 PM

                You totally need to add a splash of St Germain to that.

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                  INDIANRIVERFL RE: davis_sq_pro Mar 19, 2013 03:01 PM

                  Gross overkill on the St. Germain. Just 50 ml of orgeat should nicely balance it.

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                    alphanumeric RE: INDIANRIVERFL Mar 20, 2013 10:12 PM

                    Or-what? I think you're mispronouncing it. It's ah-ma-reh-toe. But I agree that almond extract pairs well with freshly muddled jelly beans.

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                      ncyankee101 RE: alphanumeric Mar 20, 2013 10:46 PM

                      You're thinking of those cute little animals that curl up into balls. Armorettos. The have built in armor you see.

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                  sku RE: yarm Mar 19, 2013 03:12 PM

                  It sounds okay, but you should really replace the lemon juice with sweet & sour mix, and a splash of whipped cream flavored vodka wouldn't hurt either.

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                    sr44 RE: sku Mar 19, 2013 03:15 PM

                    And a couple of maraschino cherries.

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                      davis_sq_pro RE: sku Mar 19, 2013 07:50 PM

                      Ooh, yeah. And top up with Sprite, for bubbles! Then you'll become South Florida's best bartender! Well, if you're wearing a top that shows lots of cleavage.


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                      TroyTempest RE: yarm Mar 19, 2013 04:11 PM

                      Don't you mean a VanillaJellyLemonTini?

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                        EvergreenDan RE: yarm Mar 20, 2013 09:30 AM

                        You goofed and submitted your MxMo recipe wrong. I fixed it for you at http://measureandstir.com/2013/03/18/...

                        You're welcome. <imagine a smiley here, but CH wraps it wrong>

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                          curseofleisure RE: yarm Mar 20, 2013 04:57 PM

                          Make that birthday cake flavored vodka and you've got a winner. ;)

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                          curseofleisure RE: EvergreenDan Mar 20, 2013 04:55 PM

                          For me it's been a mixture of being incredibly busy at work, getting the house ready to put on the market and then going on vacation. I'd say it's also because I gave up drinking for lent, but I noticed that in previous years I'd given it up, I actually read and wrote more than usual about drinks.

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                            nickls RE: EvergreenDan Mar 21, 2013 06:35 AM

                            For me personally, my enthusiasm for cocktails waned a bit for a while and I took the opportunity to try some of the newer New England beers I'd never had. However, I am planning to go to Drink this afternoon (either my 2nd or 3rd visit) and am excited!

                            Also, we are throwing a party next weekend, and my wife wants to do some sparkling wine drinks, so I am looking for a little inspiration there as well. Maybe I'll post a thread or two.

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