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Help me recreate two cocktails please

c oliver Mar 30, 2014 09:06 AM

So after dinner last night we went out to a very cool bar! The fact that we were the oldest people there by 25 years didn't deter us :) And we were treated quite kindly. Instead of a glass of wine which would be typical for us for after dinner sipping, I decided I want a real cocktail. So we ordered one each of these.

Paloma Ahumada: An updated, smoked out version of the classic Mexican Paloma. Reposado Tequila, Mezcal, Fresh Lime, Fresh Grapefruit, Honey, Mole Bitters, House Mesquite Smoked Salt, Served Over

Bread and Wine: Charles Joly of The Drawing Room in Chicago won a contest held by The Secret Sherry Society with this cocktail. A favorite among the Chapel staff. Oloroso Sherry, Single Malt Scotch, Absinthe, Maple Syrup, Fresh Lemon, Served Over

So I have the list of ingredients but not a clue about the ratios. Any suggestions would be welcome. Both of these were great and I want them without paying $9 for them :) TIA.

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  1. mcsheridan RE: c oliver Mar 30, 2014 09:16 AM

    When a cocktail wins a major prize, it's not uncommon for the recipe to get published.

    Gotta love the 'Net.


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      c oliver RE: mcsheridan Mar 30, 2014 09:18 AM

      In other words, "Dumbshit, Google is your friend!" :) Thanks, mc. Really.

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        mcsheridan RE: c oliver Mar 30, 2014 09:25 AM

        You are very welcome. As to the other cocktail, hopefully someone else can help with that. Otherwise, it's back to Google and starting with the source drink, the Paloma, and working forward from there. At least the ingredients aren't as pricey as the Sherry and Scotch in the B&W.

        The House-smoked Mesquite Salt is liable to be tricky.

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          c oliver RE: mcsheridan Mar 30, 2014 09:32 AM

          We have a smoker but I don't use mesquite as it's deemed too 'acrid' for smoking but I imagine others would get the job done.

          It's obvious to me from occasionally checking out this board that, like food, the best cocktails have recipes not 'winging' it. Thanks again.

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            TroyTempest RE: mcsheridan Mar 30, 2014 10:00 AM

            Mayeb the house smiked salt is different, but everytime that i've purchased it from the store, it was way too smoky. It seems like it'd overpower anything that it was in.

      2. EvergreenDan RE: c oliver Mar 30, 2014 03:45 PM

        $9 sounds cheap to me, especially with pricey ingredients like mezcal and single malt.

        I would just call the bar and ask. I've yet to be refused. Post back what you find!


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          c oliver RE: EvergreenDan Mar 30, 2014 03:49 PM

          Actually I had that very thought. They open at 2PM and it's not busy then. They're super nice folks and I'm sure I could order one and chat about the making of it. We're in Reno so I'm sure that effects the price. They were really good drinks :) Thanks.

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            EvergreenDan RE: c oliver Mar 31, 2014 04:19 AM

            Call them when it's not busy. Bartenders are usually happy to tell you the recipe on the phone. Or if there is e-mail, that let's them reply when it's convenient.

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              c oliver RE: EvergreenDan Mar 31, 2014 06:24 AM

              Good idea re email. Tx.

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