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What AreYou Drinking- Right Now?
AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2200
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-07-23 5:20 pm   Permalink

Luna, I'm very curious, how is the bar at Cole's?

 
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lunavideogames
Grand Member (5 years)  

Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1853
From: San Diego
Posted: 2015-07-23 5:37 pm   Permalink


QB Kula. Not my favorite. Malibu...

Ace - I love it! All the classics and they are willing to stray from the menu and make variations. I also got a Creole which is a Manhattan variation with Amaro, Benedictine, rye and Carpano. Honestly one of my favorite bars in LA. I chatted with the bartender a bunch today. I would have gotten a Smith & Cross drink if I didn't want to get to Tiki Ti at open time I 100% recommend it. There is a bar behind it as well. Speakeasy style call Varnish. They will accommodate you with any requests. Not to mention that the French Dips are soooooo gooood!


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-07-23 7:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Luna, I haven't been to Cole's in 20 years, honestly don't remember much of the interior. I had a friend with a shop across the street in the old Santa Fe building where they have real old-school brass elevators with lever controls and the "dials" above the doors, just like in the old movies. Cole's is on the edge of the garment district, and right next door to the jewelry district. Truly a fun part of town. Thanks to you I'm adding it to my "must do" list the next time I am out there. Wow, 1908...

 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 917
From: Austin
Posted: 2015-07-23 8:20 pm   Permalink

Tonight's Mai tai, doing a three rum blend





 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-07-23 11:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-23 20:20, mikehooker wrote:
Tonight's Mai tai, doing a three rum blend







YES!


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1517
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-07-23 11:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-23 08:57, AceExplorer wrote:
Porpoise - that's the recipe I have, I think it was posted here as from "Remixed." It's the Cruzan blackstrap that I haven't found yet, but I'm sure its here. (I'm not going to substitute with something else.) Every liquor store carries all the flavored rums, but the blackstrap is a little harder to find. And I have to refresh my Vermouth as well, but that's everywhere.

Thanks, and cheers!



no suh, it's my original creation. ABC has the blackstrap, as well as total wine. publix and winn dixie might too...


 
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-07-23 11:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-23 10:47, lunavideogames wrote:

Porpoise, no Campari?!? I hate when that happens. Are you going to make it out to Oasis?

[ This Message was edited by: lunavideogames 2015-07-23 10:48 ]



alas, I am too poverty-stricken. but i'll play the lottery and let you know...


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-07-24 01:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-23 19:10, AceExplorer wrote:
Thanks, Luna, I haven't been to Cole's in 20 years, honestly don't remember much of the interior. I had a friend with a shop across the street in the old Santa Fe building where they have real old-school brass elevators with lever controls and the "dials" above the doors, just like in the old movies. Cole's is on the edge of the garment district, and right next door to the jewelry district. Truly a fun part of town. Thanks to you I'm adding it to my "must do" list the next time I am out there. Wow, 1908...



Varnish, the back room speakeasy in Coles was originally, L.A. gangster Mickey Cohen's base of operations during his reign
in old L.A. oh man the history!

Coles has been renovated since you where last there, but they kept all the old booths & dark wood interior
still filled with vintage art & photos etc.

Coles turns up in many TV shows needing a period look, Madmen etc.
The area is now Hipster central, but if you go early you escape the crowd, food & drinks are great (Old Fashions in particular!)


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2200
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-07-24 10:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-23 23:38, thePorpoise wrote:
no suh, it's my original creation. ABC has the blackstrap, as well as total wine. publix and winn dixie might too...



Thank you sir, you're right... I got it confused with someone else's posting that I wrote down. I'm picking up the blackstrap and a fresh bottle of vermouth after work tonight and will make it.

I do enjoy making others recommendations from this thread.
_____________
I pity the non-imbiber...


 
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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2015-07-24 10:12 am   Permalink

A Voyager in The Below Decks!



 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1517
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-07-24 10:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-24 10:03, AceExplorer wrote:
Quote:

On 2015-07-23 23:38, thePorpoise wrote:
no suh, it's my original creation. ABC has the blackstrap, as well as total wine. publix and winn dixie might too...



Thank you sir, you're right... I got it confused with someone else's posting that I wrote down. I'm picking up the blackstrap and a fresh bottle of vermouth after work tonight and will make it.

I do enjoy making others recommendations from this thread.
_____________
I pity the non-imbiber...



also, that blackstrap is the only rum i've had that makes a great jungle bird


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2200
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-07-24 10:55 am   Permalink

Very cool, Porpoise, I'll look that up and give it a try as well. I'm trying to settle on a diverse menu of drinks for when friends come over, so am trying new things here and there as I get time.

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Joined: Jun 13, 2013
Posts: 601
From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2015-07-24 11:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-23 17:37, lunavideogames wrote:

QB Kula. Not my favorite. Malibu...

Ace - I love it! All the classics and they are willing to stray from the menu and make variations. I also got a Creole which is a Manhattan variation with Amaro, Benedictine, rye and Carpano. Honestly one of my favorite bars in LA. I chatted with the bartender a bunch today. I would have gotten a Smith & Cross drink if I didn't want to get to Tiki Ti at open time I 100% recommend it. There is a bar behind it as well. Speakeasy style call Varnish. They will accommodate you with any requests. Not to mention that the French Dips are soooooo gooood!



My wife and I made it to Varnish on our one and only (so far) trip to LA together. It was excellent, they make great drinks painstakingly and methodically. . . like most of us on here!


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1517
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-07-25 12:51 am   Permalink

a Fancy Free cocktail, said to be a classic cocktail, dunno its date/origins, basically a variation of an Old Fashioned:

2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
dash of Angostura, of orange bitters.

think i'll have another


 
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lunavideogames
Grand Member (5 years)  

Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1853
From: San Diego
Posted: 2015-07-25 7:00 pm   Permalink



Nui Nui from earlier


 
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