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What is your go to gin?

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  • BennyBeaverBennyBeaver Posts: 6,210
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    AZDuck said:

    I always thought a martini was really cold gin with a green olive in it

    For me, it's become ice cold Tito's with a touch of olive juice served in a martini glass rinsed with vermouth and skewered olives stuffed with blue cheese jalapenos.
    upgraded.
    Southerndawg
  • ThomasFremontThomasFremont Posts: 9,844
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    straight cold vodka is fine. just dont pretend its a cocktail.

    We call that the Boris Yeltsin.
    Southerndawg
  • BabushkaBabushka Posts: 153
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    straight cold vodka is fine. just dont pretend its a cocktail.

    We call that the Boris Yeltsin.
    Lech Wałęsa > Bore-us Yeltsin
    GrundleStiltzkinDoog_de_Jour
  • Dennis_DeYoungDennis_DeYoung Posts: 14,398
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    Most of the classic cocktails are fucking gross when made with shitty mixers.

    It's why I just stick to beer when I'm out.

    That and the mark up on spirits is even more outrageous.
    Yeah I'd take a worse spit and better mixer though any day.

    Instead they put nice spirit and shit mixer and Jack the price.



    Although for a margarita it's okay. The popular thing now seems to be putting a pretty good tequila with fresh lime and agave.

    (Yes DDY I realize it's not actualy a margarita but no one uses the good orange liquer for less than like 16 bucks so fuck off)

    Pretty solid
    I actually have found my margs with fresh lime juice and good tequila and cheap triple sec taste better than with Grand Marnier or Cointreau.
    Yeah, because it’s more sugar and homemade margs are always too tart. Straight up.

    Take it from a guy who’s made a million margs.

    Jeffrey Morganthaler has a great blog about this topic.
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  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,261
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    Most of the classic cocktails are fucking gross when made with shitty mixers.

    It's why I just stick to beer when I'm out.

    That and the mark up on spirits is even more outrageous.
    Yeah I'd take a worse spit and better mixer though any day.

    Instead they put nice spirit and shit mixer and Jack the price.



    Although for a margarita it's okay. The popular thing now seems to be putting a pretty good tequila with fresh lime and agave.

    (Yes DDY I realize it's not actualy a margarita but no one uses the good orange liquer for less than like 16 bucks so fuck off)

    Pretty solid
    I actually have found my margs with fresh lime juice and good tequila and cheap triple sec taste better than with Grand Marnier or Cointreau.
    Yeah, because it’s more sugar and homemade margs are always too tart. Straight up.

    Take it from a guy who’s made a million margs.

    Jeffrey Morganthaler has a great blog about this topic.
    The Mrs seems to enjoy my current variation a lot using the cheap triple sec as and every day Marg. Just trying to figure out the best snobby version for special occasions with the other thread.
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  • Dennis_DeYoungDennis_DeYoung Posts: 14,398
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    Bombay Saphire

    Most of the classic cocktails are fucking gross when made with shitty mixers.

    It's why I just stick to beer when I'm out.

    That and the mark up on spirits is even more outrageous.
    Yeah I'd take a worse spit and better mixer though any day.

    Instead they put nice spirit and shit mixer and Jack the price.



    Although for a margarita it's okay. The popular thing now seems to be putting a pretty good tequila with fresh lime and agave.

    (Yes DDY I realize it's not actualy a margarita but no one uses the good orange liquer for less than like 16 bucks so fuck off)

    Pretty solid
    I actually have found my margs with fresh lime juice and good tequila and cheap triple sec taste better than with Grand Marnier or Cointreau.
    Yeah, because it’s more sugar and homemade margs are always too tart. Straight up.

    Take it from a guy who’s made a million margs.

    Jeffrey Morganthaler has a great blog about this topic.
    The Mrs seems to enjoy my current variation a lot using the cheap triple sec as and every day Marg. Just trying to figure out the best snobby version for special occasions with the other thread.
    Sidecars have the same problem. Too tart. Hard to understand what the original recipe actually was. If you use shitty triple sec, it's better (sweeter).

    I know it sounds like super loser to want the drink to be 'sweet', but the drink is not SWEET... it's 'balanced'. It's like saying 'oh yeah, i like to drink straight lime juice'. That's not what anyone wants out of a drink.
    YellowSnowUW_Doog_Bot
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,261
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    Junipero

    The reason why wine goes bad is that it reacts with oxygen. If you put a gas heavier than oxygen on it it doesn’t deteriorate. Putting it in the fridge serves to impede the speed of reactions, hence, oxidization.

    Obviously I know vermouth is fortified wine you moron (do you know vermouth is so named because a key ingredient in original recipes was wormwood? This is where vermouth gets its name from), but unfortunately it’s not fortified enough to keep it from reacting with oxygen (which is basically why booze doesn’t go bad). Same with Sherry and Port. So the fortification doesn’t really help it store.

    Fresh Dolin Red is fucking amazing straight.

    I mean, you can have 5:1 martinis and I never judge anyone’s taste, but it’s not really a martini in any sense. It’s gin.

    Most people like martinis without a lot of vermouth because most vermouth is bad. And makes things taste like shit. Fresh vermouth is amazing in martinis.

    But when people first drink martinis a lot of times they got used to the category as “essentially booze” and I respect anyone that wants to drink that.

    While it is true that old spirits used to be worse (also - they used to be a lot hotter - ABVs were routinely above 50%) and this contributed to cocktail making... I think it’s a misnomer that all mixed drinks are there to mask the booze, though this was the original intent of old fashioneds, certainly.

    Daiquirís and that shit are amazing and proportions are certainly subject to taste, but the drinks are so named for a certain (in general) proportionality and ingredient list.

    I just saw a vintage ad for a “Smirnoff Daiquirí” - they said “it’s a change up of an old stand by!”

    2oz Noff
    .5 lime
    1/2 tbsp sugar

    That’s not a fucking Daiquirí at all!

    It’s hard to know what drinks “really” are... but I suppose it’s a weird combination of provenance and form.

    Anyway, vermouth is amazing. Within 18 hours of opening the bottle.

    So my two bottles of vermouth have both been in the fridge for a month or two. FML!!


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  • Dennis_DeYoungDennis_DeYoung Posts: 14,398
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    Just kill yourself now.
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  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 2,382
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    Bombay Saphire

    Just kill yourself now.

    Not sure if aimed at me or @YellowSnow but either way,



    Agree.
    YellowSnow
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    Bourbon

    Patience. Well have plenty of bourbon shit poling here.
    Reading this thread, I stand by my original statement of gin being the white SUV of alcohol. A man can drink it. But it doesn't mean he should.
    Doog_de_Jour
  • ThomasFremontThomasFremont Posts: 9,844
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    Bourbon

    Patience. Well have plenty of bourbon shit poling here.
    Reading this thread, I stand by my original statement of gin being the white SUV of alcohol. A man can drink it. But it doesn't mean he should.

  • SoutherndawgSoutherndawg Posts: 5,253
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    AZDuck said:

    I always thought a martini was really cold gin with a green olive in it

    For me, it's become ice cold Tito's with a touch of olive juice served in a martini glass rinsed with vermouth and skewered olives stuffed with blue cheese jalapenos.
    upgraded.
    Why not both. Abundance. Cheers!
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,261
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    Junipero

    Bourbon

    Patience. Well have plenty of bourbon shit poling here.
    Reading this thread, I stand by my original statement of gin being the white SUV of alcohol. A man can drink it. But it doesn't mean he should.
    Gin is like a nice white Ford Bronco. Great for escaping from life's stresses.
    Doog_de_Jour
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