I'm late to this thread and I love booze.
Vodka - Chopin or Zubrowka
Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
Rum - Ron Matusalem, Goslings Black Seal or Krakken (mostly to shout "RELEASE THE KRAKKEN" when I pour a new drink after a few too many)
Gin - Hendricks
Tequila - Chamucos
Scotch - Lagavulin
Irish - Redbreast
Canadian - Wisers
Favorite cocktail - Old Fashioned
I've stumbled upon a old school bartenders tincture that is making a resurgence back into bars called shrubs. Generically 1 part fruit, 1 part vinegar, and 1 part sugar. It's a really neat twist to get the acidic component into a cocktail. I whipped up a balsamic black mission fig shrub. I've found that figs work really well with bourbon and black walnut bitters. I also made a strawberry-rhubarb balsamic shrub which is incredible with tequila and soda on a hot day.
Strawberries with balsamic is delicious. I never thought to use it as a mixer. That sounds wonderful.
Oh dear sweet jesus, how have I never seen this thread, being the liquor loving girl that I am?
1) Nuts, fruit and moonshine. I discovered moonshine at this year's Coachella, in fact, while camping with a fine couple from Texas that I met on this board. It's my new favorite drunk. I was sick from a cold the week before, and didn't recover in time, so the dust from the first weekend really got me so bad that I could barely eat solids the whole weekend. I survived on trail mix and smoothies spiked with moonshine. She brought a legal version, finally available at our liquor stores in Utah- Midnight Moon. I've tried Apple Pie and Cherry. Soooooooooooo good. The drunk totally gets you all crazy loco in the membrane, I can vouch that there is no hangover... and I love it.
2) Now if we're talking liquor as an ingredient in delightful treats, I highly suggest Strawberry mango tequila lime basil sorbet. The pastry chef at the fancy resort I used to work at made it in a nitrogen bar. She topped it with a raspberry coulis and served it in a mini waffle cone and painted the inside with chocolate and crushed roasted hazelnuts. Quite possibly the most wonderful thing I've put in my mouth.
3) Strawberries with balsamic and chevre and basil- atop rosemary seasoned baguette... possibly the second most wonderful.
Last edited by djbionik; 10-24-2013 at 07:12 PM.
Holy shit Bionik! we gotta shine it up at coachella next year!
Bought the blueberry kind earlier today for the weekend...I've had the OG, Cranberry and Cherry so far and gawddamn! they are so smoooooth and scary good
Loooooove the Midnight Moon
If you want to "drink with my bitches" you're more than welcome- I always travel with a well stocked bar. I plan on bringing my blender next year.