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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 08:02 PM

A civilized way to end the workday

Behold, the Medium Martini:



1oz London Dry Gin
1/2 oz Dry French Vermouth
1/2 oz Sweet Italian Vermouth

Garnish with Lemon Twist

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Reply A civilized way to end the workday (Original post)
Currentsitguy Feb 2016 OP
JacoBukowski Feb 2016 #1
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #2
JacoBukowski Mar 2016 #3
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #4
JacoBukowski Mar 2016 #5
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #6
JacoBukowski Mar 2016 #7
Currentsitguy Mar 2016 #8

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:57 PM

1. Needs three dashes of this:



Bitters help the gin and vermouth embrace and taste right.

You wouldn't cook a steak without lightly seasoning it with salt and pepper, would you?

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Response to JacoBukowski (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 10:41 AM

2. True that

My wife makes several types of her own bitters. She makes a wicked cherry bitters that is to die for in a Old Fashioned.

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Response to JacoBukowski (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:16 AM

4. Even from me.

I know she uses those dried sour cherries, and soaks them in Everclear, but as to what else is in them, I really don't know. I do know it contains gentian root, quassia chips, cardamom, and some other stuff, but as to the proportions, I'm not sure.

Her "hobby", if you will, is mixing authentic pre-Prohibition cocktails. She has a notebook with her notes and recipes that is basically the household equivalent to The Colonel's secret recipe.

I'll give one hint, though. If you have a vacuum sealer and a sous vide cooker, put all the ingredients into a sealed bag and immerse into the souse vide bath at about 150 degrees for about 2-3 hours. The sealed bag prevents the alcohol from evaporating so therefore it extracts tons of flavor in a very short period of time. The soaking in sealed Mason Jars method takes months to achieve the same result.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:18 AM

5. Interesting...

I respect the secrecy.

A good magician never reveals how her tricks work.

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Response to JacoBukowski (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:27 AM

6. All part of our nefarious plan

We're in the very early planning stages of our next career. We are targeting a 5-7 year timeframe to wrap up our business here in PA and relocate to Wyoming to open a pre-Prohibition cocktail lounge. It will be sort of our semi-retirement. US14 in the northern part of the state gets approx 3 million people a year going by on their way to Yellowstone. We figure we should be able to rope a few of them in for a stop. Not looking to get rich, just want to pay to keep the lights on and keep food on the table.

Think of a place like this:

http://www.unionlodge1.com/

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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:33 PM

8. All according to plan

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