Cocktail Appreciation Society

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Cocktail Appreciation Society

A group focused on cocktails, specifically well-made classic cocktails. What's good, what's bad, what's manly, and what's not. Recipe sharing, mixing tips, and bar recommendations are all encouraged.

Members: 121
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What's your favorite cocktail?

Started by Sean Klein. Last reply by Aaron P Feb 1, 2014. 25 Replies

Old Fashioned

Started by Adam. Last reply by Kyle S Jan 17, 2012. 5 Replies

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Comment by Jason Oliver on March 27, 2012 at 6:00am

OldSoul_76 good reciepes.  I am a fan of teh Godfather. The amarettomixes nicely with the Sctoch.  I am not a bourbon guy.  I prefer Scotch, Irish, or Japanese whiskey to bourbon.  How do you feel about Tuaca?  I think it is an under appreciated liqour

Comment by James Wells on November 19, 2010 at 12:39pm
A friend of mine recently introduced me to some older cocktails for autumn and winter - The Sazerac and the Six Cylinder. Bitters can be our friend!
Comment by Kevin Mack on October 29, 2010 at 11:10pm
It isn't about bruising. It's about the amount of ice (eventually water) that gets into the drink. A stirred drink will be drier than one that is shaken.
Comment by Joe Dreyfuss on September 13, 2010 at 12:33pm
I always shake either way, but I don't care about bruising. I was always taught however, that anything with fruit juice should be shaken. I don't know if that applies to a dirty martini, but it definitely applies to a gimlet.
Comment by Jared J. King on September 13, 2010 at 12:02pm
I always stir if the finished cocktail is clear. If not, I shake.
Comment by William Neal on September 1, 2010 at 11:34am
Not only I like Kettle Vodka, I have also grown fond of Crater Lake Vodka which is hand crafted in Bend Oregon.
Comment by Joe Dreyfuss on August 21, 2010 at 9:10am
Similar to Mike's suggestion, if you take almost any pre-90s cocktail with vodka in it and replace it with gin it instantly becomes manlier. For example: Snoop Dogg would have sounded much less manly singing about a screwdriver instead of an orange blossom.
Comment by Michael Grant on August 21, 2010 at 6:29am
SKYY90 is a great vodka. It is reasonably priced. Its has a very crisp and clean taste.
Comment by Mike Norris on June 1, 2010 at 5:09pm
Manly - the origional daquiri ( A Hemingway favorite) - half rum (good rum) half lime juice over ice. Save the fruit and the umbrella for the guys over at Maxim.
Comment by Mike Norris on March 5, 2010 at 5:18pm
Went to an Absinthe dinner last night. I had a flight of three distinct absinthes and my fiance' had "Death in the afternoon" - A Hemingway favorite - champagne and absinthe! Pretty good drink by the way!
 

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