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  • Re: my mai tai problem

    actually found a formula that has proven pretty successful, for starters I have scale (metrically!!) the total alcohol to 60ml (app 2 ounces). I have been using 1 oz of appleton estates rum, .5 oz batavia arrak for that deep rum flavor, or sometimes wray and nephew overproof rum instead. Then .5 oz curacoa, usually the pierre ferrand. Seems to split
    Posted to Cocktails and Mixology (Forum) by Ralph on 1 Aug 2017
  • Re: Origins of Sour Mix

    Since I completed that elemental mixology class I have been looking at a lot of old cocktail books that are available on EUVS, and one thing I have NOT seen in any of them so far (I do note here, so far) is the ingredient sour mix. But i have not really looked into the 50's era books, I suspect maybe around that time frame, but that is a totally
    Posted to Spirits, Products, and Ingredients (Forum) by Ralph on 1 Aug 2017
  • Re: Problems with the Chanticleer Site

    thanks for the update!!!
    Posted to Announcements (Forum) by Ralph on 1 Aug 2017
  • Re: my mai tai problem

    thanks!!
    Posted to Cocktails and Mixology (Forum) by Ralph on 5 Jul 2017
  • Re: Has anyone heard anything from Paul over at Cocktail Chronicles?

    awww darn. that's too bad. this website seems to be pretty quiet these days too. maybe I'll start making my bad bartender videos on youtube again....
    Posted to Cocktails and Mixology (Forum) by Ralph on 19 Apr 2017
  • question 2, anyone have a good resource?

    So, although going slow, the still I have been building is slowly coming together. But it occurred to me that I may be putting the cart before the horse. The key I think would be to master the actual distillation process first so I have decided to build a small still (a cute beastie of my own imagination!!!) to practice and to use to make some flavored
    Posted to Spirits, Products, and Ingredients (Forum) by Ralph on 11 Apr 2017
  • my mai tai problem

    Well, it's not so much a problem for me, quite frankly I think my mai tai is a work of pure art and is my summertime delight. This summer's orgeat will be a masterpiece. But if you look at the recipe for the original, it is, and mine is as well, a pretty boozy drink. Which leads me to the problem, it is just too boozy for some of the people
    Posted to Cocktails and Mixology (Forum) by Ralph on 11 Apr 2017
  • Re: Metric Measurments?

    yes, it is a struggle!! but I find it a bit interesting as well, sort of my "breathalyzer test". When I find I cannot do the conversions in my head any more I know I've had enough to drink!!!!!!
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Ralph on 24 Feb 2017
  • Review: Haberdasher

    Review: Haberdasher 43 W San Salvador St San Jose, CA 95113 usa (click to view on master map) CASUAL - $$ $$ - EAT - Great place for drink in downtown San Jose One of my other unexpected great finds in downtown San Jose. This bar is located in a basement and maybe not the same vibe as other spots quickly became my favorite go to while I was there. Very
    Posted to Bars and Bartenders (Forum) by Ralph on 21 Feb 2017
  • Review: Paper Plane

    Review: Paper Plane 72 S 1st street San Jose, ca 95113 USA (click to view on master map) MODERN - $$ $$ - EAT - Fantastic bar with a great selection of everything! This was quite the find on a recent trip to San Jose. It is right downtown and features one of the largest selections of liquor I have seen in quite a while. The service was prompt and the
    Posted to Bars and Bartenders (Forum) by Ralph on 21 Feb 2017
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