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(YouTube)   Bartender guy puts on leisure suit, makes '70s disco-era cocktails and ... HATES them. Cocaine, cigarettes and lead in the water made these tolerable, he proclaims   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-06-27 7:10:43 AM  
Actually, I thought he was a hobbyist and never worked as a bartender. I could be wrong though.
 
2022-06-27 9:01:17 AM  
The suit is not white and his name is not Larry. Fail.

But I am not gonna watch that.
 
2022-06-27 9:41:34 AM  
I recently made an amaretto sour that was pretty damn good
 
2022-06-27 9:46:57 AM  

johnny_vegas: I recently made an amaretto sour that was pretty damn good


Yeah, his "elevation" probably upped the sourness of it quite a bit.  Just use the Rose's Lime that's on the shelf right next to the Grenadine and you'd probably be OK.  Don't use the nasty "Real Lemon" stuff in the plastic lemon bottle though - it's nasty.
 
2022-06-27 10:15:34 AM  

TommyDeuce: johnny_vegas: I recently made an amaretto sour that was pretty damn good

Yeah, his "elevation" probably upped the sourness of it quite a bit.  Just use the Rose's Lime that's on the shelf right next to the Grenadine and you'd probably be OK.  Don't use the nasty "Real Lemon" stuff in the plastic lemon bottle though - it's nasty.


Real Lemon...*shudder*
2 parts amaretto
1 part bourbon
1 part simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 egg white
Shaken, strained into rocks glass over ice
Add lemon peel and a cherry
 
2022-06-27 10:24:56 AM  
I learned a Godfather in bartending school as  2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Amaretto.
Half and half like he does it in the video seems like it'd be way too sweet.

It's an okay cocktail.

I feel like if you're really in the mood to groove to Steely Dan in a wood-paneled basement with shag carpeting and a lava lamp, though, do a Rusty Nail:
2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Drambuie

And from an internet search on this it seems like everyone a bit on the proportions, so take my recommendation as merely a guideline and modify to taste, I guess.
 
2022-06-27 10:25:58 AM  
like everyone disagrees a bit on the proportions

I dropped an important word. I usually let the booze do the talking but  I'm sober, you see.
 
2022-06-27 10:45:25 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I learned a Godfather in bartending school as  2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Amaretto.
Half and half like he does it in the video seems like it'd be way too sweet.

It's an okay cocktail.

I feel like if you're really in the mood to groove to Steely Dan in a wood-paneled basement with shag carpeting and a lava lamp, though, do a Rusty Nail:
2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Drambuie

And from an internet search on this it seems like everyone a bit on the proportions, so take my recommendation as merely a guideline and modify to taste, I guess.


With the exception of a Rob Roy, I haven't run into any scotch-based cocktails I really like. And, DO NOT use your fancy Islay malts for a Rob Roy... JW Red is what you want. Black is OK.  The good stuff doesn't mix well here.
 
2022-06-27 10:59:15 AM  
The problem with most disco cocktails is that they're usually sweet to the point of being cloying and they came in bright colors, usually garish. Most of them were more focused on looking flashy first instead of tasting good first.
 
2022-06-27 11:20:48 AM  

Metastatic Capricorn: With the exception of a Rob Roy, I haven't run into any scotch-based cocktails I really like. And, DO NOT use your fancy Islay malts for a Rob Roy... JW Red is what you want. Black is OK.  The good stuff doesn't mix well here.


I disagree slightly. I think the fun of a Rob Roy is its decadence. So I tend to go all out in fanciness, but that's at home and for special occasions.

Out and about? My favorite Scotch "cocktail" is super-simple:  Scotch & Soda with a twist of lime. It's essentially an oak-flavored hard seltzer (whether that's appealing or revolting is a matter of personal taste, but I enjoy it).

I find it surprisingly refreshing in the summer and it's the only good thing I have to say about cheap stuff like Dewars and Cutty Sark.
 
2022-06-27 11:21:43 AM  
I noticed a lot of "classic" recipes, drinks or dishes, weren't very good unless you had burned off your taste buds w/ cigarettes.
 
2022-06-27 11:28:28 AM  

johnny_vegas: TommyDeuce: johnny_vegas: I recently made an amaretto sour that was pretty damn good

Yeah, his "elevation" probably upped the sourness of it quite a bit.  Just use the Rose's Lime that's on the shelf right next to the Grenadine and you'd probably be OK.  Don't use the nasty "Real Lemon" stuff in the plastic lemon bottle though - it's nasty.

Real Lemon...*shudder*
2 parts amaretto
1 part bourbon
1 part simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 egg white
Shaken, strained into rocks glass over ice
Add lemon peel and a cherry


So the recipe calls for RealLemon and the juice from a lemon, too? That seems odd.
 
2022-06-27 11:34:03 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I learned a Godfather in bartending school as  2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Amaretto.
Half and half like he does it in the video seems like it'd be way too sweet.

It's an okay cocktail.

I feel like if you're really in the mood to groove to Steely Dan in a wood-paneled basement with shag carpeting and a lava lamp, though, do a Rusty Nail:
2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Drambuie

And from an internet search on this it seems like everyone a bit on the proportions, so take my recommendation as merely a guideline and modify to taste, I guess.


agreed. I made a French Connection recently. The recipe calked for 1 1/2 parts brandy to 1 part amaretto but I thought 2 to 1 was better and not as sweet.
 
2022-06-27 12:13:51 PM  
When I heard him say he never tried Galliano, I knew he was going to pour too much and hate it.

As someone who makes Harvey Wallbangers for occasional hockey games (its name plus drink colors goes with my vintage jersey), Galliano is a substance that has to be measured in teaspoons. Definitely not my usual measures.

Galliano can easily take over any drink with its flavor. Even coffee. Took me a while to find the right amount to balance it for a wallbanger. You'll still notice the distinct taste from a lesser amount. Just add more vodka for buzz (or tequila for an interesting taste bud battle).
 
2022-06-27 12:21:33 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Metastatic Capricorn: With the exception of a Rob Roy, I haven't run into any scotch-based cocktails I really like. And, DO NOT use your fancy Islay malts for a Rob Roy... JW Red is what you want. Black is OK.  The good stuff doesn't mix well here.

I disagree slightly. I think the fun of a Rob Roy is its decadence. So I tend to go all out in fanciness, but that's at home and for special occasions.

Out and about? My favorite Scotch "cocktail" is super-simple:  Scotch & Soda with a twist of lime. It's essentially an oak-flavored hard seltzer (whether that's appealing or revolting is a matter of personal taste, but I enjoy it).

I find it surprisingly refreshing in the summer and it's the only good thing I have to say about cheap stuff like Dewars and Cutty Sark.


I guess I wasn't thinking of a highball when I made my comments.

As for a peaty whisky with a Rob Roy... think it just goes really badly with the rest of the ingredients. A nice Macallan would probably work, but if Macallan was on offer, I'd have it with a frozen splash (1 ice cube) and nothing else.
 
2022-06-27 1:57:08 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I learned a Godfather in bartending school as  2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Amaretto.
Half and half like he does it in the video seems like it'd be way too sweet.

It's an okay cocktail.

I feel like if you're really in the mood to groove to Steely Dan in a wood-paneled basement with shag carpeting and a lava lamp, though, do a Rusty Nail:
2/3rds Scotch, 1/3rd Drambuie

And from an internet search on this it seems like everyone a bit on the proportions, so take my recommendation as merely a guideline and modify to taste, I guess.


I like a dash or two of orange bitters in a Rusty Nail. Now I want a Rusty Nail, and it's only 2 p.m. Dammit!

/might have one anyway, because fark everything
//already got the lava lamp and the Steely Dan
 
2022-06-27 2:33:04 PM  

hubiestubert: Actually, I thought he was a hobbyist and never worked as a bartender. I could be wrong though.


He makes some entertaining videos though. Forgot about his channel so thanks to subby for reminding me.

/recommend his video about drinks from Venture Brothers
 
2022-06-27 3:04:47 PM  

johnny_vegas: TommyDeuce: johnny_vegas: I recently made an amaretto sour that was pretty damn good

Yeah, his "elevation" probably upped the sourness of it quite a bit.  Just use the Rose's Lime that's on the shelf right next to the Grenadine and you'd probably be OK.  Don't use the nasty "Real Lemon" stuff in the plastic lemon bottle though - it's nasty.

Real Lemon...*shudder*
2 parts amaretto
1 part bourbon
1 part simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 egg white
Shaken, strained into rocks glass over ice
Add lemon peel and a cherry


Two shots of Amaretto and a shot of syrup sound like way too much sugar. I just made one with your recipe but without the syrup (and I threw in a dash of cacao bitters) and it was delicious.
 
2022-06-27 4:56:58 PM  

shpritz: johnny_vegas: TommyDeuce: johnny_vegas: I recently made an amaretto sour that was pretty damn good

Yeah, his "elevation" probably upped the sourness of it quite a bit.  Just use the Rose's Lime that's on the shelf right next to the Grenadine and you'd probably be OK.  Don't use the nasty "Real Lemon" stuff in the plastic lemon bottle though - it's nasty.

Real Lemon...*shudder*
2 parts amaretto
1 part bourbon
1 part simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 egg white
Shaken, strained into rocks glass over ice
Add lemon peel and a cherry

Two shots of Amaretto and a shot of syrup sound like way too much sugar. I just made one with your recipe but without the syrup (and I threw in a dash of cacao bitters) and it was delicious.


I'll try that next time, thanks!
 
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