think 007/style/gentleman/suits vibes
Just wrote this in another thread so just copied to paste
Also before anyone asks, what he does in this:
pour 1.5oz rum over roasted cedar chips
aerated in tobacco smoke (cheap cigar)
While aerating stir 3oz of port with some simple syrup and angostura bitters in ice, pour mix into rum
Aerate and mix, then pour and serve with cheap cigarillo
That one would set you back between $6 and $10, unless you get more than one which would be cheaper each (at those specialty Japanese cocktail bars they give options to get something as a table)
who knows... maybe a few. how many people do you know who tried carving a piece of ice to fit into a glass?
but jokes aside, i get that it's a showcase but i guess i just like things that have at least some merit to them
The idea is basically that the ice he is using is very hard, dense ice that can't be made using a small mold. The merit of using ice like that, and of using one large piece per glass, is that the ice melts more slowly and has less surface area, chilling the drink more while diluting it less. When drinking scotch whiskey, water added is usually measured in drops. So having a ice ball gives you much more control over the flavor of your whiskey, and more time to drink it without over-diluting it. These ice balls have been largely made obsolete by metal ice cubes, but are preferred by some.
Contrarily, higher proof means a lower (colder) freezing point. So, 84 proof liquid would freeze at -34°C but 24 proof at -6 °. Whisky like Jack Daniels is about 80 Proof (vol 40%), so it would have a freezing point ofabout -26 °C.
Do you know what margaritas are?
Now the reason I was confused about the ice block thing was, Japan is known for their specialty frilly drinks (my brother downed them every time he could like a faggot) and I was like "sheit nigga ain't none of that shit gonna fit in there".
I wish their was a more refined drinking culture in the US rather than just
>LET'S GET HAMMERED
Ah, I apologize for being an ass then.
What all have you tried?
Somethings are a developed taste, and what not, alcohol isn't supposed to taste 100% great, there is supposed to be a little sting there.
As it is said
>it puts hair on your chest
Those are kind of universal rules of Scotch or any whiskey, and Japan actually has a pretty strong bar-tending culture (if you look for it). But yeah, the only really acceptable alternative would be a chilled whiskey stone, which wouldn't really work that well in a bar.
If you're just in it for the taste you'd probably be a vodka/gin cocktail kind of guy. Not my cup of tea, but it's a lot more focused on taste than colored liquids, as opposed to subtlety.
The best drinking experience I had was on a private jet.
Whiskey stones, hot towel, light 20 minute massage. All on a five hour flight.
Shit was amazing.
Now I'm here drinking some Jameson alone. Maybe I'll go to bartenders school when I get old and start my own bar.
Not much, a few different beers, only one I could name is Dos Equis because that's what my dad drinks now. I think I tried a bit of whiskey I was cooking with once, and Bartles and James wine coolers, those weren't terrible but not nearly good enough to substitute for anything I normally drink.
If you want the finest beer I've ever had, get pic related.
Francis Conner is fucking amazing, smooth and great tasting.
Next thing you could try for whiskey is Jameson. Cut it with a little bit of water your first time, and work your way up.
Other than that mixed drinks and Gin+tonic water or whatever really is good. Look up drinks online or go to a bar.
That sounds wonderful. Do you remember what whiskey you were drinking? I honestly usually drink whiskey alone. It's more relaxing that way.
Shoot, no wonder you don't drink. You've really got to be picky with alcohol if you're not just looking to get smashed on Wild Turkey.
Have faith in the little nigga, maybe he can hold his liquor.
It was a Texas brewed whiskey, no idea the name.
Yellow Rose or something?
Very smooth and had a nice hickoryish taste.
Right now I'm waiting to try and get a crate of Francizkaner in.
I usually drink alone, but occasionally go to a Cigar bar called Javiars and drop $400 for a evening with a nice gal, a drink, and a cigar.
This thread is great.
Since someone brought up Texas, anyone like Dripping Springs vodka?
Probably the only vodka I'll bother touching honestly.
>Yellow Rose or something?
That's the one.
If you ever get a chance, check out Garrison Bros. Got myself a bottle for my birthday. Spectacular decision.
I generally like to enjoy a glass or two alone as well. Not that I prefer it to sharing drinks with a few close friends while bullshitting about political and philosophical theories, but I just can't stand most peoples' attitudes and all my good friends and I live states apart.
Anyone got any strange hang-ups? I prefer Mac 10 to 12, for instance. I don't know what it means, but I think I've got shit taste.
I also feel weird drinking gin at night.
>This thread is great.
>Since someone brought up Texas, anyone like Dripping Springs vodka?
Yes, I have a bottle, haven't opened it.
>If you ever get a chance, check out Garrison Bros. Got myself a bottle for my birthday. Spectacular decision.
Happy belated birthday anon
>Anyone got any strange hang-ups? I prefer Mac 10 to 12, for instance. I don't know what it means, but I think I've got shit taste.
It's okay anon, I'll culture you right up.
>I also feel weird drinking gin at night.
I refuse to drink Gin after how fucked up I used to get. Absolutely FUBARD
Where from Texas are you? I'm in the rich white bubble of Dallas waiting for king nigger to enrich me.
I'm guessing you're drinking single malt, so maybe you got a really good 10 year or a bad 12, there's really no way to tell how good the individual bottle is unless you're drinking blended, which isn't my bag.
Open it. It's magnificent. The viscosity is so much fun to play with. It always pours consistently.
Gin is my mistress.
I'm actually a Dallasfag myself, but I'm in our nation's crapital for an internship. I'm just about to move to Colorado though.
Yeah, I've tried them both on multiple occasions, and I always prefer the 10 yr. It's a little fruitier at the cost of a little smoothness, which I don't mind in all honesty. Haven't really found a blend I enjoy, and I'm not really interested in investing to find out what I might.
Exactly my feeling.
I was down in Deep Ellum for a spell and it was pretty nice actually. There's a lot of gentrification and projects cleaning the place up.
I knew about some of the appropriation, what's new?
The political climate here is so fucked. The shit I've learned just scratching the surface. I mean I always knew it was corrupt, but not quite on this level. It's obscene.
nigga i poor too but you don't see me bitchin all the time about people who have more than me
thats just called hard fucking work
shit, do you even have a job or do you just leach offa your parents like every other income disparity worshiping baby?
bad trips, man, bad trips :^)
Because the machine that could make it would be huge for a bar, a simple mold would void the purpose of the ice lasting longer and melting less because of air bubbles. It doesn't take a lot to make a smaller cube and make it crystal clear and shape it.