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Liquor for Tuaca lover

I have an aunt that loves Tuaca. I'd like to get her a present that is a bottle of liquor she'll love that she may not be familiar with. She'll drink just about anything, but her preferred cocktail is straight up Tuaca on the rocks. Anyone know of anything interesting or obscure that might be awesome?
posted by Jacob G on Nov 20, 2016 - 12 answers

Damn, liquor is pricey here

Is it worth making a road trip from Seattle to Oregon (or further...?) to acquire a decent quantity of alcohol? [more inside]
posted by isauteikisa on Mar 24, 2016 - 17 answers

Tuscaloosa Whiskey‽‽‽

I found a reference to Tuscaloosa Whiskey in an old book explaining how to copy liquor. Tuscaloosa is my hometown, and I've never heard of this before. Newspaper archives reveal many people advertising that they have Tuscaloosa Whiskey for sale around 1850. Does anyone have suggestions of how to learn anything more about Tuscaloosa Whiskey? [more inside]
posted by gregr on Mar 8, 2016 - 6 answers

What Japanese Whiskey or Sake should I bring home from Tokyo?

I am in Tokyo for the next few days, and want to pick up some uniquely Japanese gifts for my boss & coworkers back in the US. Since they are generally hard to please (and they fancy themselves "connessieurs"), exotic/interesting booze tends to be the easiest thing for me to get for them when I need to get gifts for them. [more inside]
posted by melorama on Mar 4, 2016 - 9 answers

Liquor Laboratory

Hosting a cocktail party: help with setting up a mini-bar! [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Jan 29, 2016 - 20 answers

Selling champagne?

My dear friend, who is 15 years sober, received a bottle of Palmes d'Or 2002 Champagne from her new boss for Christmas. She graciously accepted it, but would like to sell/trade it for something more...useful. It's worth about $100. She really has no one to regift it to. We're in Los Angeles, if that matters. Any suggestions?
posted by Sophie1 on Dec 31, 2015 - 11 answers

Where/How to Sell a Bottle of Fancy Bourbon

I stumbled into a new bottle of 15 year old Pappy Van Winkle, and hope to sell for a reasonably maximal price. I think eBay discourages alcohol, Craigs List seems ill-suited, retailers will want a bargain, and I’d like to avoid scams. Is there an established, reasonably self-screened forum or listing service for this sort of thing?
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 30, 2015 - 13 answers

Liquor Infusions: Bloody Mary Edition

I am looking for your very best liquor infusions to make a bloody mary. I'd really like to make three different ones that are out of this world as a gift. I however do not drink bloody mary's and am wondering if some of the recipes I've read online would be good or too weird (ex. Pickle or bacon infused vodka) etc! Thanks!
posted by vintagequeen on Dec 15, 2015 - 17 answers

Secret santa gift ideas for a limited budget and expensive tastes

For secret santa this year (30 dollar limit, I don't mind going 10 over) I drew a friend who tends to: a) buy most of what he wants anyway and b) have fairly expensive tastes. I'd tag his main areas of interest as A/V equipment, liquor and beer, cigars, and playing guitar. He also has an interest in Germany (his family is from there) and Baltimore (especially sports). I need some ideas for stuff that isn't redundant if he already has it, or which is unique enough to avoid that problem. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 7, 2015 - 27 answers

Flavor Bible for liquor/mixed drinks?

Do you know of a book or other resource like The Flavor Bible for liquor? I've seen resources on matching wine to food (at least one by the folks behind The Flavor Bible), but I am looking for something similar for liquor and related items (e.g. bitters and mixers). Book, online, or iphone/ipad apps are welcome
posted by 2 cats in the yard on Aug 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Host Liquor Liability Insurance

In the midst of wedding planning and I am not sure how to resolve this particular issue. We finally found and booked a venue that we like and where we could bring in an outside caterer. Our caterer happens to be a BYO restaurant. Our venue allows us to serve alcohol but requires proof of insurance. Particularly, Host Liquor Liability insurance for $500,000. Since the caterer is a BYO, he does not have this coverage. How do I go about getting the required insurance? I know there are third party insurance providers. Is this where I should turn to? [Located in Philadelphia, the venue is a township owned building, the wedding date in Summer 2015]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Apr 30, 2015 - 5 answers


IKEA has its own branded liquor. Who knew? I got the "snaps mix," five miniatures of beverages I'm unsure about. The set: svartvinbar; bittersot ortsnaps; akavit, kummin anis & fankal; akavit, kummin, dill & citrus; and citron & flader. That's all I have in English; the rest is in Chinese. So, any ideas about mixers for these little beauties, thoughts about which might be better without a mixer? Any insights whatsoever??! Thanks! Send air.
posted by ambient2 on Feb 5, 2015 - 7 answers

Best pro-tips for managing a five day drink-a-thon

I'm home for the holidays and seeing many friends after years apart. I have five days, each consisting of brunch, lunch and dinner with others, and am looking forward to unimaginable quantities of free alcohol. I am a seasoned (pickled?) drinker that does not normally get hangovers but never have I been on such a social whirlwind with so many opportunities to celebrate. Does anyone have advice for overcoming the potential weaknesses of the flesh to rise to this challenge? Or, how to pace myself when offered so much free deliciousness? Details below [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Nov 24, 2014 - 24 answers

Help me identify this 1930's liquor.

I'm trying to make a cocktail from a 1935 recipe book, and I can't for the life of me figure out what "cesoriac" is. [more inside]
posted by Alexandra Michelle on Nov 2, 2014 - 24 answers

What are the weirdest alcoholic spirits you know of?

I'd like to give someone a bottle of strange/rare/gross booze (it will be appreciated, I promise!). Do you have any suggestions? I'm NOT looking for unusual versions of standard spirits, like rare vintages of bourbon or gross-flavored vodkas, but rather liquors or liqueurs that are themselves weird or unusual. The recipient is very well-versed in booze, so things like genever and Fernet are not quite weird enough. I'm in a major US city and willing to go through some effort for this, so don't hold back!
posted by rhiannonstone on Oct 14, 2014 - 119 answers

Gin without orris root?

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]
posted by theatro on Sep 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Babies in bars in Indiana

My family just moved to Tippecanoe County in Indiana, and we're baffled by the seemingly arbitrary rules that dictate when babies are and are not allowed in bars and restaurants. [more inside]
posted by parkin on Sep 21, 2014 - 15 answers

How to order liquor online to deliver to Vancouver BC?

Is it possible for me in Australia to order a bottle of vodka online to be delivered to someone in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by fever-trees on Aug 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Last minute parent gift question - liquor edition

Last minute help needed for a birthday and mother's day gift for my mom and dad - fancy alcohol advice needed. [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on May 8, 2014 - 13 answers

What is this Chinese booze?

Gong Hei Fat Choi! My beloved was given this bottle of booze but has no idea what it is - can anyone ID this bad boy? Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3. Thanks!
posted by Carravanquelo on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

Chest pains after vodka

I recently discovered that the morning after drinking vodka (I'm not getting drunk and this wasn't on an empty stomach), I get mild chest pains. I'm not looking for what to do: obviously I've stopped drinking vodka and will see a doctor ASAP. What I'd like to know is: have you experienced this and did you ever figure out the cause?
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2013 - 7 answers

How is distillery formed?

How do newcomers enter the spirits business when distilling without a permit and or without paying excise taxes is a federal crime? Home distilling is not a viable gateway hobby like home brewing. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 18, 2013 - 20 answers

In Issue 214 of Action Comics, Clark Kent is seen ordering bourbon

Is there a comic book character with a signature alcoholic beverage? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Oct 8, 2013 - 17 answers

Seeking a Chinese booze (preferably near Louisville, KY)

Inspired by this question, I have a Chinese mystery-spirit question of my own. I got this potable years ago at a Ranch 99 Supermarket, and find it pretty interesting, but I'm running out. Does it have a more conventional name than "ng-ka-py", and can I get it here, in the middle of the country? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Aug 14, 2013 - 6 answers

What's in the mysterious (Chinese) bottle?

A Chinese colleague gave me a bottle of some kind of alcohol - photo. It's one of the most... err... distinctive things I've ever tasted. What on earth is it? (And are you supposed to drink it neat? Down it or sip it?)
posted by Luddite on Aug 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Making The Best Home Bar With A Small Space

For the first time ever I have a space in my house just for cocktail preparation. Awesome. I have some great old glass bottles to go on top of this bar. Also Awesome. What do I put in these bottles to become the envy of cocktail-makers-and-consumers everywhere? How do I best use this space (close up) both in terms of keeping stuff on hand and visual appeal, base liquors, mixers, tools, garnishes, etc. Assume we'll drink anything, but the fussier and old fashioned, the better. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Stock our $100 liquor cabinet with booze and mixers -- no refrigeration

We've got no more than $100 to spend on booze and mixers to bring to Burning Man. At a minimum, this should keep two of us lightly intoxicated for eight days. In a more perfect world, we'll maintain a nice buzz AND have enough to spare that we can share generously with our neighbors. Oh, and we'll have *no* refrigeration or coolers and no fancy mixologist gear. What should we bring? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 5, 2013 - 36 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

I'm no supertaster

I'm looking for very, very unsubtle: 1) malt vinegar; 2) sake; and 3) beer that tastes yeasty (like bread, and not like estery Belgian beer). I'm not sure there are mass-market products that meet my needs, so if you have similar cravings and an alternative, I'd be grateful, too. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 2, 2013 - 22 answers

How can I get a bottle of baijiu in Madison, WI?

A friend and I are cooking a big Chinese meal for some friends, and ideally we'd like to have a bottle of baijiu to share (even more ideally, it would be something other than Moutai (most perfect would be a bottle of Fenjiu from Xinhuacun in Shanxi, but we recognize that that's unlikely)). Are there online liquor stores we could order from? Or a brick-and-mortar store reasonably close to Madison, WI?
posted by Vibrissa on Mar 10, 2013 - 5 answers

How difficult is it to open a liquor store in an ABC controlled state?

I recently moved to an affluent, food obsessed city and am surprised by the lack of a well-stocked liquor store downtown. There's a growing microdistillery movement throughout the state and many well established local craft beers. Appealing to tourists would be a hook, but with more than 150,000 residents (many of whom work in high-end restaurants) there is a sizable community to serve.
posted by wensink on Feb 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Best available bourbon in Atlanta

I am flying to an event out of state in September. I am morally obligated to bring the best bottle of bourbon that I can. It must be bourbon and it must be top shelf. What excellent bourbon can I be assured of getting in the Atlanta area between now and then? Cost is really no object. If I thought I could score a bottle of 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle, I would.
posted by donpardo on Feb 18, 2013 - 10 answers

The Greek equivalent of a drink called a John Doe?

Is there any familial or other relationship between Ioannis Metaxas (the Greek dictator) and the maker of Metaxa, a Greek liquor used in sidecars? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Applejack Cocktails

Applejack cocktail ideas? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Four thousand two hundred and twenty five

Help me find a consumable from 1987 in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. [more inside]
posted by Slackermagee on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Recipe incorporating preserved cumquats?

I preserved a lot of cumquats in liquor. The liquor is nice, but the cumquats themselves too are sour and bitter to eat. Is there a recipe I could use them in? I'm thinking something like a fruitcake, but I don't know how to incorporate them.
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Good whiskey selection in Seattle?

Are there any liquor stores in Seattle that have a decent bourbon whiskey selection (since the law changed)? [more inside]
posted by uleekunkel on Jun 26, 2012 - 10 answers

I like my *insert alcohol here* old and my women young.

Does a liquor exist that meets the following [read: personal] criteria? What about a cigar to go with it? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on May 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Ginja / Ginjinha recipes?

Ginja drink / recipe recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Feb 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Green Line, Green Fairy?

I'm looking for a small-ish bottle of good absinthe, in DC, somewhere metro-accessible. By Friday. Oh, and I don't want to spend more than $30 or $40. Please hope me? (I don't care for it myself, this will be a gift.)
posted by JoanArkham on Jan 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Booze before noon

Before noon booze. Tomato juice gives me heartburn and I don't really want to open a bottle of champagne for two drinks. So, what are the alternative brunch cocktails. NO VODKA DRINKS. Preference for drinks which are not simply an ounce of alcohol added to a glass of juice/cup of hot coffee or chocolate. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jan 22, 2012 - 41 answers

What did people drink in 1968?

What hard liquor was popular to drink in 1968? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Jan 4, 2012 - 25 answers

Please save my Christmas!

Long shot: Does anyone know where I can find some OP Anderson Aquavit in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Dec 16, 2011 - 6 answers

How could I make rose-infused bourbon?

What's a good way to make rose-infused bourbon? Other liquor infusion recipes also welcome. [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Indian Whiskey NYC?

Where can I buy Indian whisky in or around NYC? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Oct 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Say it's 1860, and I'm nauseous in a well-stocked bar

Calling all enthusiasts of bitters and historians of spirits! Do bitters actually have practical value in dealing with a weak appetite, nausea, or other digestive upsets? Do digestifs and aperitifs actually work? If so, which ones are especially effective? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Oct 6, 2011 - 15 answers

After - Dinner Brandy n00b

Liquor Question - The boyfriend and I want to get into after-dinner brandy. We are complete noobs. Any tips on what kind of (affordable) brandy to get and any tips on the best way to drink it (mixers, etc) would be greatly appreciated.
posted by AngryLlama on Aug 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Specialty Cocktail for the Fall

Cocktail suggestions? If you are normally a manhattan/old fashioned drinker in the winter (and a gin and tonic/gimlet drinker in the summer), and you needed to pick a specialty cocktail to be served in your honor at an autumn cocktail hour, but it could not be a manhattan or old fashioned, what would you pick? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Aug 19, 2011 - 55 answers

Breweries and distilleries in Portland, OR?

Please recommend some breweries and distilleries that we could visit in Portland OR, with a focus on those that give tours. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Aug 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Time to booze-jockey in another state.

I want to bartend/serve alcohol in Arizona. What licenses or permits do I need to have to do this? I'm out of state, currently. [more inside]
posted by efalk on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

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