Can you find/recommend a brand or type of gin that is definitely made without any orris root? Browsing online thus far has indicated that gin is "often" made with orris, which makes me think there must be some without, but I haven't found any yet. I need it to help test a friend's incipient gin allergy, to try and figure out which botanical is the culprit. [more inside]
What are the best simple cocktails that don't include sugar or syrups or carbs? [more inside]
Tapioca balls in drinks. Also known as boba. I recently saw a bar advertising alcoholic drinks WITH boba in them. And I said "Well that's dumb. Anyone can do that. Why not put the booze IN the boba?" To which a friend said "well that's impossible." And I said, "Oh yeah? Well I'm going to do it." And then I realized I know nothing about this. So to you. Can booze be injected into a tapioca ball? Can they be soaked in booze? Would that work? Would they soak it up? What would be the best way to make booze filled bobas?
My partner and I are about spend the next two weeks camping in a fairly remote national park in Tasmania. We are bringing a bottle of gin because we like it and being compact it can come in by boat with our other supplies. We can buy limited other supplies before we leave to mix with it. Other than that we will have access to (possibly rather mediocre) tank water and a decent camp kitchen. So please give us all your creative gin cocktail recipes that can be prepared with limited ingredients in the middle of nowhere. We will toast you as we drink them!
I'm looking for a merchant in NYC who sells a good selection of French sparkling hard dry ciders (from Normandy and Brittany). Also great if said merchant has more diverse hard cider options (UK or Scandinavian etc.) [more inside]
My favorite drink is a Tanqueray and tonic and has been since I was young. In the US, especially as a teenager, people told me that it was a cranky old man drink while marveling at how it glowed under blacklight. I traveled to London once, and a guy there told me that it was a "chick drink". I, of course, don't let what people think of it affect what tasty, tasty alcohol delivery vehicle I choose, but where you are, what's the "reputation" of gin-based drinks? Are they "manly" or "girly"? And how did it gain that reputation? I'm holding a gimlet right now because I've run out of tonic water.
Help me find tasty beverages that don't have caffeine, alcohol, or loads of corn syrup. [more inside]
I'm getting in married in December. Our venue has a fancy old-fashioned bar, but we have no bartender. Help me plan an awesome DIY bar! [more inside]
What liqueur has the most ingredients? [more inside]
Looking for a private label bottler / contract bottler that handles alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
There is only one cocktail that I really, really like. I discovered it by chance at my favorite restaurant, since sadly closed down. I can get people to make it for me but it seems like I always have to explain the recipe three times and I feel there must be a name for it. Unfortunately, I have drawn a blank when visiting cocktail websites. Please help me ID this drink! [more inside]
Where can I find Long Island Iced Teas for cheap prices in NYC? Especially during happy hours? [more inside]
I have chocolate bitters! How should I drink them? [more inside]
From time to time I enjoy an adult beverage, but I don't like to taste my liquor. Basically, I like drinks that taste like candy. What would you suggest for me? Additional requirements below the fold. [more inside]
I'm planning a 'cupcakes and cocktails' party next weekend, and I could use some assistance in figuring out what drinks to have on hand that won't clash horribly with what I'm serving. [more inside]
Bar essentials. If I want to stock a bar, what are some essential ingredients for mixing?
What is the best dive bar in Alexandria, VA (or the NoVA area, in general)? [more inside]
I've just started drinking alcohol this year. Help me find a cocktail/drink that doesn't taste like cough syrup. [more inside]
How long does it take to freeze vodka, and what can I do with it after that? [more inside]
At what point does a person have a drinking problem? [more inside]
I'm sitting on the Block Island ferry, enjoying a spicy bloody marry, and wondering if there are other alcoholic drinks with bite. What are your favorite fiery drinks?
Help me refine and name a new cocktail. [more inside]
How do I properly add blackcurrant to Guinness? [more inside]
Yet another Halloween question... What are your favorite drink/cocktail recipes with a Halloween "twist"? [more inside]
Is there an American maker of good ginger Shandy? I can get the Carib brand in my neighborhood, but the ginger flavor is kind of sucky. Alternatively, is there such a thing as an alcoholic ginger ale made in the US? [more inside]
What are some good non-carbonated drinks? [more inside]
What cocktail can I make in advance and serve at a party for thirty-somethings that will go well with pizza? [more inside]
A few months ago I received a metal cocktail shaker as a gift. The first time I used it with ice, the top and bottom became welded together, presumably because the cold caused the metal to expand. Fast forward to the present -- they're still stuck fast, and I'm sick of gin and tonics. How can I get them apart and get back to mixologizing? [more inside]
BoozeFilter: The flavor of cola drinks, like Coke, is "a mixture, or fantasia, of vanilla, cinnamon, and citrus flavorings". Knowing this, what three kinds of alcohol would you combine if you wanted to make a mixed drink that tasted as much like cola as possible? [more inside]
We are having a block party of sorts this weekend. What is a good frozen drink I can share with my neighbors? I'll do margarita's most likely, but want something a little different that's not gonna knock everyone on their ass to add to the mix.
Where can I rent a frozen margarita machine in New York for one night? [more inside]
Summer drink recipes! [more inside]
Have you ever made a ginger martini? How? Google isn't helping me.
Not to display (again) my ridiculous naivete, but what exactly is a half and half? [more inside]