I’ve got a bottle of dolin rouge that’s been open for about a week so I’ll be playing around with that. I think I’ll start the night off with a vieux carre

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    I finally got glassware so now I don’t have to make everything in either a pint glass or rocks glass!

    I think I’m going to make my own sweetened cranberry juice from 100% juice and possibly make cosmos in the new coupes!

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    Saw this while browsing all. Do beers count? If so, I just picked up a 6er of Orion import beer from Okinawa

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      Not sure about community rules, but I don’t mind at all! Sounds pretty neat, have you had it before? I’m not huge on beer but I really enjoy gose/sours and fruited ales. My all time favorite is founders blushing monk, shame they discontinued it

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    I picked up some Amaro Nonino recently so I’ll be making a paper plane to try. I’ve also got this new idea potentially for a spiced hot coffee cocktail coming up and I’m starting work for making graham cracker bourbon for s’mores old fashions for my holiday parties.

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      Kevin kos has a video for a donut old fashioned that seems really interesting. I haven’t tried it yet but the techniques used might give you some inspiration for you s’mores old fashioned. What’re.you working with for your coffee cocktail? I’m a sucker for White Russians and espresso martinis

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        I recently was in SF and at this Latin restaurant that had a simple “Cafe con Leche” it ended up changing my life. The flavor on it was dark, toasty, chocolaty and cinnamon flavored like I wasn’t prepared for. I’m use to my Mexican drinks and hot chocolate since I am Mexican, but woof did it change me. Anyways, my thought is sort of along the lines of the Bourbon. To create a Mr. Black that’s sat with cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg and maybe a small bit of graham cracker as well to try and create a flavor that will be complex and add character to a standard coffee with steamed milk. I’ll try a few different things. I’d love to potentially do a milk bath Mr. Black to try and make it clear to really add a bit of show to a riff on an espresso martini. Although I’m sure someone makes a clear alcoholic coffee.

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          You could try steeping the graham crackers in warm milk for a bit and then fat washing your bourbon in it. Some rrussels reserve or a knob creek single barrel may be a good call for this. They both have rich caramel and baking spice profiles that would lend themselves well to the graham crackers, as well as a rich mouthfeel for the silky texture that would pair up nicely with the vibe of the drink. Perhaps add some additional spices to the milk as well. Not sure what graham crackers are flavored with but I’m sure it’s easy enough to find.

          As for clarified coffee liqueur, agar agar or pectinex is your friend there. They both do a great job of clarifying liquids while mostly leaving the flavor alone. You may even want to have a crack at making your own coffee liqueur. I could see a nice medium-dark roast cold brew playing very well with all of this. Sweetened with Demerara or turbinado sugar to give it more hints of molasses to up the graham cracker flavor. You could even try bourbon as the base spirit instead of vodka or everclear to make an “all in one” sort of thing. High proof, fat washed, spiced, clarified coffee liqueur. Pour over ice, add some milk/cream and you’re on your way!

          This is giving me some ideas! Might have to try these out myself lol

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            Oh love the coffee bourbon idea. That might just be amazing on its own over single cube of ice. Maybe with a nitro creamer… 🤔

            We could be onto something here… I’m a HUGE knob creek fan. I’ve always like their bourbons precisely because they’re more spiced and want to me.

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              I realized a little too late that I was mixing up the graham cracker drink with the coffee one but I was on such a roll I let it ride haha. It does sound like a good drink though, the nitro cream would put it over the top!

              You could do the graham cracker and coffee bit together still and use some swiss merengue as a foamy garnish, reminiscient of a whiskey sour to finish off that s’mores vibe. Alternatively, bake it into lady fingers/crackers and let it soak up the cocktail a bit for a nice end of drink snack with a marshamllow-y pop.

              Knob creek is the shit! If you feel like spending a bit of money, you should grab a bottle of wild turkey Kentucky spirit. 101 proof, single barrel with fantastic flavor. It’s got all the warm spice notes, oakiness, and this great leathery finish that’s amazing. I think you’d like it. We seem to be on the same wavelength haha

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      Late to this but if the paper plane is not quite right try doubling the bourbon (or half everything else). As written it’s a little too sweet for me but with 2x bourbon it’s one of my absolute favorites.