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Topic: Let's Enjoy Alcoholic Drinks - with Keishiro
Posted By: DamoXt7942
Subject: Let's Enjoy Alcoholic Drinks - with Keishiro
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 7:23am
I Keishiro like to talk about Japanese shochu, Japanese sake, Scotch whisky, Bourbon, wine etc etc. LOL
I'm mostly sake / shochu fighter and I also get into southern Japanese shochu created with sweet potato, malt, or malted rice, which is an odd combination that has lead to a lot of personal cocktails, I also like to experiment with Vodka etc. LOL



This is fantastic single cask sweet potato-based shochu created in Satsuma Muso Factory. Sweet, smooth, deep flavour and taste, not so alcoholic for 37% ABV ... splendid stuff indeed.

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Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 7:34am
Awesome-looking bottle there, the design, shape etc, even the colour is effective

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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 7:39am
My absolute favourite for this year is French Raynal XO 15 yrs old :
 



Started last year with cheaper VSOP, which was a great one for its price as well, but XO is excellent (and not as expensive as you probably expect Wink)


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 7:50am
I enjoy making cocktails, I have several books with hundreds of interesting recipes.
Its summer time here which is very hot and humid, almost tropical. Lately I've been enjoying ales with a shot of creme de cassis poured into it.


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2012 at 11:12am
Haven't been drinking a lot lately. Last couple times I drank I had Bud Light and before that, I was drinking mixed drinks, mostly rum and ginger ale.

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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 3:15am
Here in the North for hot summer time most popular drink is beer. Domestic product is of high level so during last decade it almost fully changed all possible import. The best local beer is "Švyturis" ("Lighthouse"), brewed on seaside old Eastern Prussian brewery (now owned by Carlsberg-Tuborg)


Traditional Carlsberg is produced there as well, great one for sure,but I prefer domestic one Smile


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 3:26am
Looks good, I've never cared much for American beer, tend to prefer beer from Europe, Asia or Mexico.
There is a dark sweet beer I had in Holland called something like Big Braun, I've seen it in books, it may be common in Holland, but you can't ever get it here.


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 3:45am
Holland produces lot of good beer brands, when I've been living there preferred Amstel

 

From other hand, during three years in UK didn't find good domestic beer Unhappy, I noticed even locals often drink Dutch or Belgian


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 3:52am
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Looks good, I've never cared much for American beer, tend to prefer beer from Europe, Asia or Mexico.
There is a dark sweet beer I had in Holland called something like Big Braun, I've seen it in books, it may be common in Holland, but you can't ever get it here.

BTW, some years ago we had here American Miller's import beer, never was popular though - strongly filtered, light and kind of "sterile" its taste is very different from trad German,Dutch,Danish or Czech beer,which built taste standard all around Europe I believe


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 4:33am
You can usually find Amstel in the big cities in the US, as well as some other brands from Holland.


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 5:11am
I'm a big  wine fan... preferrably French or Chilean... Mostly red, but white wine is slowly increasing in my consumption
 
I'm also a big fan of Single Malt scotch (as you could read in PA's general poll's two threads)...
Preferrably the eastern Northern Highland malts (the west coast island malts are way too peaty or smoky)... and I like the speyside area as well
 
Of course, I'm into Belgian Trappist beers as well ... but I'm less prone to opening a beer rather than a wine or a scotch...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 5:16am
Originally posted by js js wrote:

You can usually find Amstel in the big cities in the US, as well as some other brands from Holland.
 
Generally Heineken and Amstel beers you find in the US are brewed in North America, suited to US and Canadian tastes... Just like for those German beers like Lowenbrau and others


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 7:18am
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by js js wrote:

You can usually find Amstel in the big cities in the US, as well as some other brands from Holland.
 
Generally Heineken and Amstel beers you find in the US are brewed in North America, suited to US and Canadian tastes... Just like for those German beers like Lowenbrau and others
In some US cities, San Francisco for example, you can get the real imports and not just the crappy US version.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 7:39am
Thanks all for your great suggestion. Hug
In Japan I cannot try all stuffs posted above, but hope I can enjoy anytime soon ... Beer

Anyway, I've found a rare bottle of whisky named "Caol Ila 18 years old", which has not been available a while before.



Very smokey (peaty), spicy, explosive like gunpowder ... fantastic flavour and taste! Cool




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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2012 at 10:29am
Brian's Frozen Cosmopolitan
  I created this one after having had a standard cosmopolitan for the first time and loving it. Also, tequila prices were going up and my soon to be wife and I were frozen margarita freaks.
 
12 oz. Can   Frozen Cranberry Juice Cocktail.  
18 oz.    Vodka  
9 oz.    Orange Liquer, 80 proof  
8 oz.    Lime Juice  
  
 
 
1 Combine all ingredients.
2 Divide into thirds and freeze thouroughly.
3 Put single batch into a blender full of ice.
4 Rizz and enjoy.
 
 
Yield: 3 blender batches
 
 Cooking Tips
3 cans cranberry juice cocktail, 1.75 liter bottle vodka, 1 liter bottle of orange liquer, and of course 24 oz. lime juice are sufficient for a triple of the recepie (nine batches).
Mix the triple batch in a cleaned empty two liter plastic bottle then divide into three 16 oz. bottles for freezing.
Fresh squeezed lime juice is the best.
 

 Brian's Frozen Mai Tai
  I created this one after having had some good ones on honeymoon in Hawaii. It is based on Trader Vic's Original Mai Tai recipie.
 
11 oz.    Light Rum  
11 oz.    Gold Rum  
11 oz.    Dark Rum  
5 oz.    Orange Liquer, 60 proof  
5 oz.    Orgeat Syrup  
5 oz.    Lime Juice  
  
 
 
1 Combine all ingredients.
2 Divide into thirds and freeze thouroughly.
3 Put single batch into a blender full of ice.
4 Rizz and enjoy.
 
 
Servings: 6
Yield: 3 blender batches
 
 Cooking Tips
1 liter bottle of each of the rums, 1/2 liter bottle of orange liquer, and of course 15 oz. of lime juice are sufficient for a triple of the recipe (nine batches). Orgeat syrup is usually sold in liters.
Mix the triple batch in a cleaned empty two liter plastic bottle then divide into three 16 oz. bottles for freezing.
Fresh squeezed lime juice is the best.
 
 

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 2:47am
Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

Thanks all for your great suggestion. Hug
In Japan I cannot try all stuffs posted above, but hope I can enjoy anytime soon ... Beer

Anyway, I've found a rare bottle of whisky named "Caol Ila 18 years old", which has not been available a while before.



Very smokey (peaty), spicy, explosive like gunpowder ... fantastic flavour and taste! Cool


 
that sounds really a toxic single malt... ShockedPinch
 
My delicate stomach couldn't possibly accept such an explosive drink...LOL
 
I'm much more in the Sherry/Port-cask finish, caramelly, fresh-fruit/herbal malts like GlenMorangie or DalmoreApproveCoolHeart


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 8:00am
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by js js wrote:

You can usually find Amstel in the big cities in the US, as well as some other brands from Holland.
 
Generally Heineken and Amstel beers you find in the US are brewed in North America, suited to US and Canadian tastes... Just like for those German beers like Lowenbrau and others
In some US cities, San Francisco for example, you can get the real imports and not just the crappy US version.
 
Yeah, I know...Wink
 
In Canada, we have the Brewer's Retail which only dealt the local beers.... then we had the Liquor Boards, were all the alcohols are available, but also the imported beers...
 
but to be honest, in that case, I never bought the Amstel , Stella Artois or Urquell normal Pils/Lager/Ales... I went directly for the special abbey or trappist beers, which were indeed more expensive, but not that much more, considering the imported pils beer prices already offered in those liquor stores


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 11:36am
I'll be drinking out of one of these tonight.




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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 12:26pm
Kegger!!!     Beer


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2012 at 12:33pm
I just hope I don't get too 

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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 4:04pm
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I'll be drinking out of one of these tonight.


LOLBeer..............Way to goThumbs Up

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 4:13pm
It was good. I was a little hung over this morning/afternoon, but I'm fine now. There was also jagermeister going around, so that added to it.

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 4:43pm
I'm about to have a gin and tonic and lime rose, plus a shot of cassis.

By the way, does anyone recognize this "Matt" guy   ...sounds like an Aussie.


Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 5:23pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

I'm about to have a gin and tonic and lime rose, plus a shot of cassis.

By the way, does anyone recognize this "Matt" guy   ...sounds like an Aussie.
LOL...........no kangaroo's or Holden cars here and that's fair dinkum Wink .....Hello John, nice to hear from you. Big smile

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 5:32pm
Nice to hear from you to Matt.
I was afraid you had been dragged off by a dingo!!!     Shocked


Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Nice to hear from you to Matt.
I was afraid you had been dragged off by a dingo!!!     Shocked
close but it was my wife. Currently re-doing my daughters room. (last one who lives here). She has her boyfriend and his mates who are all tradies helping as well as my son plastering. Going to turn the room into a female oasis in my house. Even square cut corners for the plastering, glass shelving in wall, built in robe, flat screen mounted in wall and god knows what else. She will never leave after this little palace is constructed in the house. LOL

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2012 at 5:42pm
A beautiful prison, ha ha ha, that will teach her.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2012 at 3:43am
Tonight I'm drinking a renowned Japanese shochu named "Ma-o" ("Satan" in English). 
Very rare and expecsive but recently its taste has got worse ... a deep, heavy sweet-potato flavour has gone away and terrible paint thinner flavour with tiny taste has come here ... wtf k


Shocked that such a famous stuff has fallen into inferno. 


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2012 at 3:44am
Originally posted by Matt Matt wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I'll be drinking out of one of these tonight.


LOLBeer..............Way to goThumbs Up
Strongly +1 LOL

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Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 1:16am
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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 2:20am
^ Hey Colin.
"Delirium" is a killa one. Evil Smile


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 1:28pm
Drank a little too much beer last night, now I am in my bed Wacko

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 1:35pm
I have the cold from hell right now, no drinks for me, just cough medicine (10% alcohol).


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 1:37pm
Don't drink too much. You won't get drunk, but you won't be sober Wink

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 8:48am
Well my only drink for this week is cough medicine.  Unhappy


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 6:10pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Well my only drink for this week is cough medicine.  Unhappy
Oh man ... Unhappy
Please take care John, for your brilliant jazzy voices. Wink


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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 6:45pm
I see all that alcohol on Facebook. hic,hic,hic, Tell you what though it looks real good Keishiro

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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 6:46pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

I have the cold from hell right now, no drinks for me, just cough medicine (10% alcohol).
I've heard about that cough mixture Wink

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2012 at 1:00pm
I just mixed up some gin, rose and cassis, and I'm headed to the apt swimming pool Beer
Its another hot humid day here and I have no more work today.


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2012 at 7:46pm
Had some Pabst Blue Ribbon yesterday, formerly considered 'old-man beer', now it's considered 'hipster beer'. I consider it really cheap, decent beer.

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 02 Aug 2012 at 11:12pm
Yeah, PBRs have been "redneck" cool in Memphis for a while. It tastes better than a lot of other American beers, but still not great, all the same, I can knock back a couple now and again.
I was drinking Becks yesterday, which I believe is seen as low grade European beer in Europe.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 1:32am
Guess all kinds of US beer are lighter than ones in other nations ... What do you think / feel?
Sorry, I've drunken Bud and Coors only but I've felt so.


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 1:59am
I'm not too fond of US beer, some of the smaller brands are ok, but generally its beer from Europe, Asia or Mexico for me.


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 2:09am
We have Mexican Corona here, but it comes as extra-expensive exotique (at least twice more expensive than regular European brands)


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 2:24am
The Kingfisher beer which I want at the present time. Tongue


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2012 at 2:29am
Yeah, Kingfisher, I like to have the large bottle with an Indian buffet.

Corona is OK, but not worth double of European beer.


Posted By: triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2012 at 1:19pm
Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

Guess all kinds of US beer are lighter than ones in other nations ... What do you think / feel?
Sorry, I've drunken Bud and Coors only but I've felt so.
If you want to drink American beer, stick to small breweries.  Anything "mainstream" is generally going to be pretty bad.
 
 
Same applies to Canadian beer.


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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2012 at 1:08am
This summer is on its end here, we finished warm season with one wine from home collection - Vranac Pro Corde


this bottle came from Balkans during one of my last visits, living there for some years I found out that between red dry wines of the region Montenegrin Vranac is a great choice. It comes from Skadar Valley - region near Skadar lake on Montenegrin/Albanian border and in middle price segment is unbeatable choice all around W.Balkans (I mean Vranac Pro Corde, there are cheaper version named just "Vranac"). Dark red, full bodied and slightly tannic.

I noticed its price in US (in net) is around 17 $, looks like a bit expensive, regular price in Serbia,Montenegro or Bosnia is around 5-6 euro. 


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 5:18am
^ Sounds great, love tannic / estery wine. Beer


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 5:32am
Let me say the most delightful Japanese malt-based Shochu for me is Sato!



Taste and flavour of singed malt, baked sweet doughnut ... awesome one.


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Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 7:24pm
Thank you for recommending "Sato", Damosan. I have not yet tried it. However, it looks very good. Are there two kinds of wheat and the potato to the raw materials? Anyway, I wait for an opportunity to try it.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 10:36pm
^ Next time we have a rendezvous in ShinagawaBeer

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Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 10:40pm
Yes. I had an identical thought, too. Beer


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 10:44pm
Me too, is Shiningawa somewhere in Mississippi?


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 10:56pm
LOLLOL
 
Probably. Neighborhood of Beale street. Or it is other places.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2012 at 11:11pm
Oh, Mississippi ... sounds good, we two Japanese will make a call anytime. Big smile

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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2012 at 5:19am
That would be awesome Thumbs Up

     I have always wanted to visit that bar in Japan that Kazuhiro visits with all the old jazz records, it sounds like a great place, we don't have a bar like that anywhere in the US that I know about.


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2012 at 7:12pm
I often visit jazz bar, but there are few bars which can enjoy an old record now. The shop which only a fan really knows. Japan had a lot of such bar approximately 40 years ago. When the management of the shop has a deficit. Or the fashion changes with the times. The bars were few now, but I knew the precious album which I knew in a bar.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2012 at 10:12pm
^ A pretty terrific bar with various old jazz vinyls is in Tokyo, where Kazuhiro took me a few years ago ... I enjoyed Yosuke Trio's "Frozen Days". This is my favourite one. Sax man

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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 11 Sep 2012 at 10:14pm
Originally posted by js js wrote:

I have always wanted to visit that bar in Japan that Kazuhiro visits with all the old jazz records, it sounds like a great place, we don't have a bar like that anywhere in the US that I know about.
Looking forward to seeing you also in Japan, John. Hug


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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2012 at 9:20am
We got first snow this fall last night - it's time for stronger drinks. As rule I prefer French brendies, but there is one Spanish drink, which is great - Torres 10:








Posted By: js
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2012 at 9:39am
Looks good, the weather here has turned also and I have the evening off for a change. Might need to look into something to drink later on ... Big smile


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2012 at 8:42pm
Worst/best alcoholic drink?  Worst, Lysol, second worst hand sanitizer.   My favorite was a self proportioned Mai Tai recipe.  :)

I should mention that I haven't tried any of those worst ones, just heard of them and the hearing of them alone made me wanna barf.

If I were to be able to have a drink with any of ye one day, it would be a good single malt scotch.  Maybe more.  Gotta pick one region and sample the others. :)


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2012 at 12:38pm
Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:

We got first snow this fall last night - it's time for stronger drinks. As rule I prefer French brendies, but there is one Spanish drink, which is great - Torres 10:






Heh, looks sweet ... I've been enjoying Cognac brandy (especially Biscuit old bottole or Remy 3 stars) for 10 years but not Spanish stuffs yet ... will research and enjoy. 

Thanks Slava. Big smile


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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2012 at 1:34pm
The only other non-French European brandy I know which is really good is Greek Metaxa (but try 5* or 7*), it's really different from all others and has very specific taste of southern herbs 



Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2012 at 12:46am

Able to purchase also in Japan! Approve


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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2012 at 4:37am
This is it Thumbs Up It's great but quite expensive (speaking about 7*), last time I bought it at reasonable price in duty free shop on Greek-Macedonian border LOL


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2012 at 8:09pm
Having a cold can really change my tastes in drinking. Lately I've been making a hot tea with honey, lemon and whiskey. Beer


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2012 at 8:20pm
Please be careful about a cold. Yes. My family has not yet taken in preventive injection for influenza. Therefore, I prevent a cold with a drink, too. It is identical to John. A lemon and honey are essential in winter in Japan. Or it is ginger. Smile


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2012 at 8:25pm
I like ginger, I wonder which type of alcohol might go with ginger?


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2012 at 8:33pm
Ginger and the mixture of the alcohol are often homemade in Japan. I let I put ginger in liqueur and mature for half a year. Or it is approximately one year. The alcohol with commercial ginger is not almost sold. Or I may put it in tea not alcohol.


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 10 Nov 2012 at 2:33am
What kind of liqueur do you put the ginger in?


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 10 Nov 2012 at 3:00am
Oh. Yes. Probably it is colorless alcohol in Japan. The name is shochu, but it is the Japanese name. I do not know whether it should be called a spirits. It resembles vodka, but the alcoholicity is lower than vodka.


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 10 Nov 2012 at 6:41am
I had been thinking vodka might be the best for ginger, I also considered rum too. Pure alcohol is called grain alcohol in the US.
I would not mix ginger with whiskey or tequila, but gin might be a possibility.


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 10 Nov 2012 at 10:19am
My wive's collegue from Puebla office during visit bring her for present Tequila we tasteing now. Know almost nothing about tequilas, but this one looks smooth and quite pleasant,comparing with my previous experience



Posted By: js
Date Posted: 10 Nov 2012 at 10:27am
I love really good tequila, possibly my favorite drink.
A popular drink in Mexico that I like to make in the summer time, - (my version) grapefruit soda (not grapefruit juice), tequila, lime juice and ice. Once the ice is in the drink, sprinkle some salt and sugar on the ice. Salt first to make holes in the ice, and then a little more lime juice and sugar.
Its a warm climate drink, not so appealing in the winter. Straight shots of good tequila would be the best in winter.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2012 at 1:37am
Originally posted by js js wrote:

Having a cold can really change my tastes in drinking. Lately I've been making a hot tea with honey, lemon and whiskey. Beer
For you a Japanese sweetie MIRIN created with malted rice.



Basically this stuff is thought as a sweet seasoning but we can drink / enjoy premium mirin really (very few people know this fact even in Japan).


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2012 at 3:50am
Hey all, today is the day we can start enjoying Beaujolais Nouveau. 


Tonite I'll enjoy Shochu as usual. LOL


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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2012 at 4:20am
Many restaurants around will have Beaujolais Nouveau parties tonight. Probably nice reason for one more party, but young wine is not a drink  I would enjoy there LOL


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2012 at 5:21pm
LOL Exactly.

I've enjoyed beer last night (assume John would shout "no beer at such a cold night!" hahhaha). Tongue


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2012 at 8:14pm
Speaking of mixing ginger with alcohol, I was looking at some sake choices in the liquor store and they had one with ginger. I didn't buy it because I thought the flavors would be artificial.
I think what might be better is to get some sake and then add your own slices of real ginger and see what that is like.

Tonight I am drinking warm tea with whiskey, lemon and honey, also some whiskey shots and whiskey mixed with honey. Big smile



Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2012 at 8:32pm

A lemon and honey. Good. Was cold restored?

One of my friends lives in the place approximately 77 miles away from my house. I visited the friend before.

There was bar for jazz in the neighborhood of the house of the friend, and I and the friend enjoyed alcohol together. The master of bar said. When I said that Philly Joe Jones came to the shop in old days, and Philly asked a shop for the thing which I mixed black coffee and whiskey with in the shop, I said. Philly seemed to call it "Half and Half". I did not know that there was such a drink.



Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2012 at 8:47pm
By the way, I have not yet tried the thing which put Japanese sake and ginger together. The thing which a Japanese often mixes with "sake" is a fin of the fish. I slightly warm the fin. For a fragrance. Or I mix some salt. To enjoy original sweetness with the salt.
 


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2012 at 1:23am
In the states, coffee with whiskey is called an Irish coffeee. Its often used as a morning drink, something fun to do on your day off. It is often topped with whipped cream.
I don't drink coffee anymore, and I have gotten too old to have drinks in the morning, but I had some Irish coffees when I was younger.


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2012 at 1:29am
Coffee+whiskey with whipped cream  is called Irish coffee around Europe as well. Not sure if it fits as morning drink, but quite a good one in cold winter day (I still prefer hot wine with spices , so called gluntwein)


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2012 at 1:59am
I hardly drink coffee, too. This is because it cannot sleep by action of caffeine.
 


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2012 at 2:00am
I still drink a lot of coffee Ouch


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 9:21pm
Coffee rules (one of stimulants, not alcoholic though).

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Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2012 at 6:16pm

I do not always prepare for such wine. However, only Christmas prepares.

Chateau Mont-Perat 2010 Approximately 30 dollars.



Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 25 Dec 2012 at 4:52am
Bordeaux wines are as rule really good (and expensive), in Europe this bottle still costs twice cheaper (what is far not a low price for 2010 wine anyway)


Posted By: js
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 5:52pm
Work was called off today due to icy rain, I'm at home drinking hot chocolate with spiced rum, chasing it with Newcastle Brown Ale.  Beer
Listening to The Four Brothers. Sax man


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2013 at 12:43am
^ Sounds fantastic. Beer

Anyway, is your Brown Ale cool or warm?


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2013 at 4:17am
In winter time I am apt to set the beer out and let it warm close to room temperature before drinking. I can't see much reason for cold beer in the winter.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2013 at 8:31am
^ Warm Ale is good for me too. Wish I could drink a glass of warm Ale in Japanese restaurants. Beer


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2013 at 1:16am
Last night on my business trip for Tokyo, I've had a dinner of Oden, with Japanese sake created in Tamanohikari Shuzo Factory (Kyoto), that tastes very smooth, delicate, and warm.



Beer


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Posted By: js
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2013 at 5:03am
The food looks good too.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2013 at 5:31am
Oden is Japanese hot food (radish, carrot, cabbage, fish paste, chicken ... or so) simmered in Dashi soup (seasoned soy sauce, sugar, kombu), you know?

The combination of hot oden and hot sake rules this cold season! Beer


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Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 2:20am
Finishing the long winter (and it still snowing outside) with good Ballantine's



Posted By: js
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2013 at 2:12pm
Here's a good drink for winter time: Hot chocolate with spiced rum (Captain Morgan).   Beer


Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2013 at 3:22pm
less than one hour till New Year here - we opened Georgian wine from 2005 - "Tamada" from own collection, it's OK but not as good as I expected 




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