Next drink to have a resurgence ?

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Jambo85

1,112 posts

24 months

Thursday 6th December
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My money is on barrel aged vodka.

Ageing period can be whatever the manufacturer wants (Whisky producers are bound by some minimum periods) so can potentially be cheaper, and the distillation is done to a higher purity, so the hellish hangovers that you (I at least) get with single malts might not happen.

BrabusMog

12,710 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th December
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caelite said:
ElectricSoup said:
caelite said:
ElectricSoup said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.
Please don't make me drive all the way down from Glasgow to go to a Buckie bar. That is just the type of retarded thing I'd do aswell. biggrin
I recommend you come on the train. Or Megabus, for that proper Buckie drinker's vibe.
Yeah, but is it really a proper night out down south if you don't spend the following morning wobbling up the M6/A1 hoping your below the Scottish DD limit before you hit the border? biggrin


Edited by caelite on Wednesday 5th December 16:05
Plus you'll be driving the stock down! Just don't crack open a bottle when you stop at Charnock Richard for a Burger King and a piss!

Gio G

1,767 posts

145 months

Thursday 6th December
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I see that Aperol Spritz is making a come back and saw plenty of marketing over the summer.. Not really my taste..

G

J4CKO

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25,786 posts

136 months

Thursday 6th December
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Frank7 said:
J4CKO said:
Yeah, it has, there were Vodka bars all over the place, with vast selections of different vodkas and loads of flavours, that seems to have subsided and everyone is drinking Gin instead, things go in cycles, of course there will still be a lot of Vodka drunk, but all those folk now drinking Gin have defected from something else.

At the end of the day it is a distilled spirit, one is largely odourless and the other is flavoured with Juniper berries, it gets even more confusing when you start flavouring either, at that point they arent very distinct, the flavour of an Orange Gin vs an Orange Vodka for example will be more based on whatever is used to give it an orange flavour.

At the end of the day, its booze, make it into something palatable, get a bit drunk, most of the rest is marketing and image.
This is what happens when you’ve had too many birthdays, things you knew and loved fade into the background, and whippersnapper hipsters move in and take over.
I go to Baltic Restaurant, Blackfriars Road, by Southwark tube station, at least once per month for dinner.
As the name suggests, they serve East European fare, Polish food, Russian, Latvian etc.
Last time I looked, they served 60 varieties of vodka, I like their Polish Red, a hint of rye.
When in Northern France, check out Le Kremlin, a bar-restaurant in Vieux-Lille, the part of Lille that has been restored to its former glory of red brick buildings, you’ll find 40 different vodkas there, or there were last time I was over.
To be honest, not an expert on Vodka, tried quite a few neat and they all taste broadly the same to me, some are smoother and more pleasant (Less revolting) but always just seems like flavourless alcohol that goes in things that have a flavour to turn them into an alcoholic drink to me by and large.

Maybe I need to try some others, but part of me just thinks, sod it, stick it in with a mixer or have something else.


Southern Comfort was mentioned, used to drink that a lot when younger and tend to get a bottle at Christmas, my son got me one for my birthday so will give that another try.

BrabusMog

12,710 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th December
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J4CKO said:
Frank7 said:
J4CKO said:
Yeah, it has, there were Vodka bars all over the place, with vast selections of different vodkas and loads of flavours, that seems to have subsided and everyone is drinking Gin instead, things go in cycles, of course there will still be a lot of Vodka drunk, but all those folk now drinking Gin have defected from something else.

At the end of the day it is a distilled spirit, one is largely odourless and the other is flavoured with Juniper berries, it gets even more confusing when you start flavouring either, at that point they arent very distinct, the flavour of an Orange Gin vs an Orange Vodka for example will be more based on whatever is used to give it an orange flavour.

At the end of the day, its booze, make it into something palatable, get a bit drunk, most of the rest is marketing and image.
This is what happens when you’ve had too many birthdays, things you knew and loved fade into the background, and whippersnapper hipsters move in and take over.
I go to Baltic Restaurant, Blackfriars Road, by Southwark tube station, at least once per month for dinner.
As the name suggests, they serve East European fare, Polish food, Russian, Latvian etc.
Last time I looked, they served 60 varieties of vodka, I like their Polish Red, a hint of rye.
When in Northern France, check out Le Kremlin, a bar-restaurant in Vieux-Lille, the part of Lille that has been restored to its former glory of red brick buildings, you’ll find 40 different vodkas there, or there were last time I was over.
To be honest, not an expert on Vodka, tried quite a few neat and they all taste broadly the same to me, some are smoother and more pleasant (Less revolting) but always just seems like flavourless alcohol that goes in things that have a flavour to turn them into an alcoholic drink to me by and large.

Maybe I need to try some others, but part of me just thinks, sod it, stick it in with a mixer or have something else.


Southern Comfort was mentioned, used to drink that a lot when younger and tend to get a bottle at Christmas, my son got me one for my birthday so will give that another try.
I used to think Vodka was awful but spent some time working in Uzbekistan and, after a few months of eating a meal and having a bottle of ice cold vodka plonked on the table, I changed my mind. Some aren't great, but some taste heavenly when drunk ice cold and neat.
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Europa1

7,253 posts

124 months

Thursday 6th December
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matrignano said:
Was in Athens and there were a few Vermouth bars, I hear Spain is going that way too.

Given it was in Madrid 6+ years ago that I came across a dedicated Gin bar, and after a while Gin made its way back here, I might take a punt that Vermouth will go the same way.
You may be right - it was on the the drink testing slot on James Martin's Saturday Morning recently.

Cotty

33,112 posts

220 months

Thursday 6th December
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Rh14n said:
I heard today that thanks to Game of Thrones and the like that Mead is becoming very popular and may be the next big thing.
And Skyrim, one of the first lines in the game is "I wonder if Vilod is still making the mead with juniper berry mixed in."

PedroB

467 posts

68 months

Thursday 6th December
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Turn7 said:
GT03ROB said:
Turn7 said:
Draught Cocktails.....
Not uncommon in the US ..... frozen magheritas being a common one in slush puppy machines!!
Im not joking.....currently doing at least 3 installs a week of this, and the end product isnt bad....
Not for purists, but for volume sellers its a dream....
20 litre keg on tap, currently offering Pornstar, Espresso, Aperol,Negroni,Mojito with more coming.....
Absolutely this. We've got 3 craft beer bars and draught G&T (that we mix ourselves) is 20% of our total turnover. We're scaling up next year and offering 20l kegs to trade through our wholesale business. We've also been dicking about with nitro pour espresso martinis too.

Kegged cocktails/long drinks allow venues that don't have the time/skill/space to make decent drinks that they otherwise wouldn't be able to pour.

HOGEPH

4,984 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th December
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ambuletz said:
what about a snakebite? (or some call that a snakebite and black). I haven't drank one of those in yeeears. I remember it being THE drink that all my friends drank whenever they managed to get served in a pub (under age sometimes).
Ah, happy memories, a quid for a pint of slops at the Gatton Point in Redhill!

Whatsmyname

129 posts

13 months

Thursday 6th December
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Sarsaparilla

PurpleTurtle

2,715 posts

80 months

Thursday 6th December
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ElectricSoup said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.
I'm in if you are old bean!!

"Have you seen that new Buckfast Bar down Prospect St? The one manned by the two blokes always on Pistonheads? tts!"

Richard-390a0

548 posts

27 months

Thursday 6th December
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stongle said:
But on topic, I think rum. But spiced. Kraken is popular, and I like Mount Gay. Airport terminals tell you a lot about what's about to popular.
I thought rum had a revival about 8yrs ago or so, or maybe it was a local thing where everyone it seemed went mad for Sailor Jerry's (can't stand it myself)

Zarco

11,520 posts

145 months

Thursday 6th December
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0a said:
Zarco said:
Port
Agreed. I love port!
I don't particularly but some of my in-laws do.

Zarco

11,520 posts

145 months

Thursday 6th December
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Gio G said:
I see that Aperol Spritz is making a come back and saw plenty of marketing over the summer.. Not really my taste..

G
I've had a taste for that since a holiday at Lake Garda 5yrs ago. Everyone seemed to be drinking so we gave it a go.

BrabusMog

12,710 posts

122 months

Thursday 6th December
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PurpleTurtle said:
ElectricSoup said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.
I'm in if you are old bean!!

"Have you seen that new Buckfast Bar down Prospect St? The one manned by the two blokes always on Pistonheads? tts!"
I'll take the short stumble from near Castle Hill to join you guys whenever I'm in the UK, as long as you have a sideline of selling tatty scones and square sausage. Oh and you bake your own well fired rolls.

Whatsmyname

129 posts

13 months

Thursday 6th December
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stongle said:
I still drink a period and black every now and again.
vomiteek

Turn7

14,936 posts

157 months

Thursday 6th December
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PedroB said:
We've also been dicking about with nitro pour espresso martinis too.

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Undercounter cooler, ideally double dipped - straight out the cooler into the glass..... 5/16 line with Nitro nozzle....

If the Crema isnt good enough, add 1 espresso shot and some ice into a shaker and shake...then add more crema if required.The 1 shot will make enough crema for many cocktails.....

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Edited by Turn7 on Thursday 6th December 20:16

Matt_N

7,987 posts

138 months

Thursday 6th December
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Richard-390a0 said:
I thought rum had a revival about 8yrs ago or so, or maybe it was a local thing where everyone it seemed went mad for Sailor Jerry's (can't stand it myself)
Yeh rum definitely went through a trendy period a few years ago, Kraken, Capt Morgan spiced etc.

Thesprucegoose

16,450 posts

131 months

Thursday 6th December
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sake is gaining ground.


Frank7

1,979 posts

23 months

Thursday 6th December
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BrabusMog said:
I used to think Vodka was awful but spent some time working in Uzbekistan and, after a few months of eating a meal and having a bottle of ice cold vodka plonked on the table, I changed my mind. Some aren't great, but some taste heavenly when drunk ice cold and neat.
I got turned on to vodka in 1974, I was visiting my Polish girlfriend’s relations, and drove over in a Ford Zephyr V6.
At the time, back home, I drank Scotch, sometimes with dry ginger, sometimes straight.
This was expensive in Poland, probably due to being imported.
Staying at her aunt’s place, in Poznan, we came down to breakfast, and there were slices of ham, cheese, pickles, hard boiled eggs, shredded red cabbage, rye bread, and a little shot glass of ice cold vodka next to your side plate, oh and coffee of course.
This tasted great, so in a bar that night, I got her to order me a double vodka, it was about one tenth the price of Scotch, after that I never looked back, it was vodka all the way.
Up until that time, all I could manage was proszę, (please), and dziękuję, (thank you).
I soon learned jeszce raz, dziękuję, (another one, thanks).