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December 16, 2010

‘Tis the Season for the Professional Dipsomaniac

Filed under: cocktails,Plumcake's Closet,Tis the Season — Miss Plumcake @ 8:00 am

Stainless Steel Boston Cocktail Shaker
Lead Crystal Single Malt Whisky Glass Set by Riedel(a must have)
Peugot Aromium Decanter w/ Aerator
OXO Complete Bar Set

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  1. I have that OXO bar set. I suspect I’d have to use it more than I do to qualify as a professional, though.

    Comment by Jacquilynne — December 16, 2010 @ 11:02 am

  2. ‘Tis the Season for the Professional Dipsomaniac…

    …you rang?

    What I bought myself and hubby was a nice bottle of tawny port. Very seasonally appropriate.

    Comment by Astra — December 16, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  3. Hmm…So, I’m wondering if the Riedel glasses are really all that life changing when it comes to the drinking of the Scotch? (Academic to me, as I think most all Scotch tastes like an alcoholic swamp) But as I am getting my Mom the salt pig on your genius recommendation, I’d be interested to hear your reasoning behind what makes them a “must have.”

    Comment by megaera — December 16, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

  4. @Jacquilynne: it’s a pretty great set, isn’t it? I have several bar sets, including a silver set with crocodile leather handles, but for ease of use OXO has ’em beat.

    @Astra: Tawny port, very nice! I’ve got a bottle here that I use for mixing a variation of the Manhattan, replacing the vermouth with the port. I like it with ruby port as well, but there’s something quite nice about a tawny port around Christmas.

    @Megaera: I love the salt pig because it’s so easy, to have out, but doesn’t clump and lets the salt “breathe”…I don’t think it makes that much of a difference for regular ol’ Morton’s, but with delicate salts I can definitely tell the difference between salt that has been pigged and salt that I keep in a baggie.

    Comment by Miss Plumcake — December 16, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  5. Trust me, Riedel makes EVERYTHING better. You will not be sorry if you get these glasses.

    Comment by raincoaster — December 17, 2010 @ 3:50 am

  6. “I’ve got a bottle here that I use for mixing a variation of the Manhattan, replacing the vermouth with the port.”

    That reminds me: Boozehound is a great book out this year about liquor. Very entertaining. He has a recipe for a Black Manhattan in which he replaces the vermouth with an amaro (Italian digestif). Great stuff.

    I haven’t tried port in my Manhattan. I see tonight’s cocktail coming together…

    Comment by Astra — December 17, 2010 @ 11:03 am

  7. I love that you know and use “dispsomaniac”. I’ve been obsessively re-reading Donna Andrews’ Meg Langslow books, and dispsomaniac is one that sent me to google the first time I read Murder with Peacocks.

    (The shinies are shiny too ;)

    Comment by living400lbs — December 18, 2010 @ 4:10 am

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