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Old 08-02-2007, 09:47 PM   #11
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I always heard an even number of olives was supposedly unlucky. Since I like olives, (and good luck) I usually do three as well.

I don't get leaving the vermouth out, though. Then it's just neat gin (or vodka) with a little water. Not that there's anything wrong with a glass of cold gin!

But if you're a Bourbon guy, I must then ask, how about Manhattans?
Actually I don't stir or shake. It's neat, straight out of the Freezer. No water no ice! Three olives! Bourbon, is neat, straight out of the bottle. Manhattans? No thank you. I do not like Vermouth period!

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:55 PM   #12
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:02 PM   #13
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Actually I don't stir or shake. It's neat, straight out of the Freezer. No water no ice! Three olives! Bourbon, is neat, straight out of the bottle. Manhattans? No thank you. I do not like Vermouth period!

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Ah, if you don't like vermouth (either sweet or dry) then sure, I'm not surprised that you're not so big on Manhattans or Martinis. It's weird, I agree it's nasty by itself but I like it as an ingredient. (And for cooking!!!)

Definitely nothing wrong with neat bourbon! (I'm a big Knob Creek fan!) I do like the whole ritual of making a proper cocktail though, so when I have time and ingredients I do so.

I'll try one more on you then: perhaps an Old Fashioned? (one sugar cube dissolved in a few teaspoons water, just a couple ice cubes, bourbon- or rye- and a dash of bitters) It's a great way to "dress up" a good bourbon if you're in the mood for something to sip...
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #14
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Old Fashion? No thank you again! Bourbon neat, ice cold Vodka neat, an occasional Margarita. A good bloody Mary at times. A rare Salty Dog. Ice cold, I said Ice cold beer in a frosty mug at times. Not a very complex repetoire I know!

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:17 PM   #15
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Old Fashion? No thank you again! Bourbon neat, ice cold Vodka neat, an occasional Margarita. A good bloody Mary at times. A rare Salty Dog. Ice cold, I said Ice cold beer in a frosty mug at times. Not a very complex repetoire I know!

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My Mom LOVED Salty Dogs. What are in those anyway? I remember the glass being rimmed in salt......
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:25 PM   #16
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My Mom LOVED Salty Dogs. What are in those anyway? I remember the glass being rimmed in salt......
Gin or Vodka in grapefruit juice. I prefer gin and pink grapefurit juice with a little salt on the rim.

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Gin or Vodka in grapefruit juice. I prefer gin and pink grapefurit juice with a little salt on the rim.

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Thanks for that! Looking back, I thought it would be more complex, but knowing my mother, this sounds right!
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You live in a great place Go to the """Cafe Flora"" you won't be disapointed I lived in Tacoma for 2 years .. DC is great place for all Foodies so jump in and get with it Dave
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You live in a great place Go to the """Cafe Flora"" you won't be disapointed I lived in Tacoma for 2 years .. DC is great place for all Foodies so jump in and get with it Dave
Cafe Flora is excellent, if a little rich for my blood...

When were you last in Tacoma? It's growing up; slowly becoming a sort of little Portland
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Little Penguin. I was in Tacoma in 1961-62. I cooked for the Frontier coop herb company and learned a lot of veggie dishes all new to me I have always cooked in Country Clubs and Large Hotels. I will try to sanswer any questions you might have cooking wise
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