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Old 12-08-2007, 09:12 PM   #11
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Grappa is incredibly harsh if you have any kirsch wasser a cherry liquour from Germany it will work as well although I have never tasted any fruit flavor in the German fruit liquors and bad hangovers as well at least the ones ones I had in Germany very strong in taste much harsher then any whiskey or other liquor in the states.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:49 PM   #12
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hmm, i'm not much of a brandy drinker. do they make clear brandies?

i think that it's interesting that a recipe called for grappa. it sounds like a rustic italian/european-ish recipe, because grappa would have been readily available after the wine making process, and would be cheap enough to cook with. other, more refined liquors might be thought of as too expensive, but grappa is made in the garage.
Yes, bucky. The recipe is a northern Italian one.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:13 AM   #13
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Grappa to me is like drinking broken RAZOR blades. it is terrible... Try a little Vermouth
or brandy that tastes good to you
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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Grappa is incredibly harsh if you have any kirsch wasser a cherry liquour from Germany it will work as well although I have never tasted any fruit flavor in the German fruit liquors and bad hangovers as well at least the ones ones I had in Germany very strong in taste much harsher then any whiskey or other liquor in the states.


I love grappa. Good grappa, that is. I borught back a few bottle the last time I was in Italy and they are gone now


Rum and Vodka and regular Brandy would be very poor subs, IMO, as they are nothing like grappa. Rum and Vodka aren't made from grapes and regular Brandy is usually aged in wood and tastes "oaky." Grappa is clear.

I'd agree with jpmcgrew that Kirsch would be a much better sub. Or Williams (pear). They taste much more like Grappa than anything else, IMO. I love both of them, too, esp. Williams. You can make other things with them too.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:39 AM   #15
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I find slivovits to have a similar flavor. Yes, clear brandies. Slivovitz is made from plums, grappa from grapes. Both are quite harsh, but I like them.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:06 PM   #16
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I picked up a small bottle of grappa at Christmas..Just opened it to try ..Strong yes, but I enjoyed sipping a small amount as we had some anise biscotti..It was quiet pleasant.
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