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Old 08-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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She also brought some Parrot Bay coconut rum. Mixed with OJ, it was tolerable.

Hmmm...I wonder if I were to mix the chocolate vodka and the coconut rum together, do y'all think it might taste like a Mounds bar? Or I could throw a couple of almonds in it and call it an Almond Joy martini...
On the other hand....maybe not.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #12
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Hoot: the only flavoring I like is chilled & the Olives

Buonasera Hoot,

If I am going to have a Vodka, it shall be a Martini chilled and extremely dry & pure Vodka ... and a toothpick of 5 green olives stuffed with red basque piquillo peppers or red bell peps.


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Old 08-13-2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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If I am going to have a Vodka, it shall be a Martini chilled and extremely dry & pure Vodka ... and a toothpick of 5 green olives stuffed with red basque piquillo peppers or red bell peps.

That sounds pretty good! I am just trying' to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear over here with this stuff...
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #14
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hoot me old mucker,i have a bottle of russian export quality 45% abv vodka in the freezer & a bottle of woodford reserve 43.2% abv bourbon in the cupboard(soon to be joined by wild turkey thanks to you)...the only thing i let near either is a glass & my lips.....think we're singin' off the same hymn sheet buddy..............
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #15
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That russian vodka...it is made from grain or is it taters? Most "vodka" made over here is made from grain. Russian vodka made from anything is mighty dear in these parts.

Hang on.. I just re-readed or re-read..."ahem"...looked at it again. Russian export quality. That means it is produced in England and conforms to Russian import standards?
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It is not just vodka. Worst martini I have ever had was served to me in a semi-upscale restaurant. The thing was made with Hendricks. Cucumber flavored gin.

I like my alcohol straight up. If I want additional flavor, I know how to add it. That also goes for coffee and soft drinks.
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Cucumber flavored gin.
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That russian vodka...it is made from grain or is it taters? Most "vodka" made over here is made from grain. Russian vodka made from anything is mighty dear in these parts.

Hang on.. I just re-readed or re-read..."ahem"...looked at it again. Russian export quality. That means it is produced in England and conforms to Russian import standards?
nope hoot it's smirnoff blue label russian grain vodka.apparently the "export quality" refers to it being stronger & more refined/filtered.not sure where it's made.....the back label's got freezer burn!!.
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One of the problems with those flavoured alcoholic drinks in a bottle is that they are usually full of weird chemicals. We used to buy coconut rum for pina coladas, because the can of coconut cream would go bad before we finished it. Then they start to put all kinds of crap in it. Oh well.

I like cocktails. I also like making them from good ingredients.
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There plenty of good vodkas in the store nowadays. I am more than happy with a straight shot of it, rather than all these flavored stuff they have now.
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