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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-10-21 10:12 pm   Permalink

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I've had good scorpion bowls at bars. Anyone have a recipe that knocks it out of the park? Or is this just the wrong Brandy?



had to google it, but you used a spanish brandy-- i would use a french, st. remy or raynal will do for mixing (or paul masson from usa). dunno anymore if my recipe is traced to a particular bar or whether its an almagam of everything out there but here's how i do it and it goes over well at parties:

2 oz white rum, 1 oz brandy, 1 oz gin, 1 oz white wine or Lillet blanc;
2 oz OJ, 1 oz lemon, 1 oz orgeat.

this serves two-- i shake it up with ice, and strain over ice in a communal glass/bowl.


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-10-21 10:13 pm   Permalink

its still Oktoberfest... in America! so a Paulaner wiesn for me right now...

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2015-10-22 12:07 am   Permalink

mikehooker: Re gin and brandy and Scorpions ... I prefer Kelbo's Scorpion over Trader Vic's, so definitely give that a try. If I were to choose a rum/gin/brandy drink, I'd actually go for a Fog Cutter. Most of the Fog Cutter recipes seem to be a step above the Scorpions.

In Remixed, the Bum recommends Gran Duque D'Alba from Spain as the best brandy, but I've never tried it. I'm guessing not all Spanish brandies are created equal. I use one of his other recommendations, E&J (California), and haven't had any complaints. Christian Brothers (California) is the other. I seem to recall reading in one of his books that California brandies are the best for mixing in cocktails.

Interesting side note: Apparently Trader Vic's original 1940s Scorpion recipe called for Peruvian Pisco brandy. I'll have to give that a try some time. I have several bottles of Pisco that don't get much use.

Last night in The Atomic Grog, it was the long-awaited Daiquiri showdown between Lemon Hart 151 (yellow label), Lemon Hart 151 (red label), and Hamilton 151 ...



The results of this clash of the titans will be announced soon.


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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2015-10-22 09:17 am   Permalink

Commander's Palace Oops! (The only to-go cup they've ever made, and I appear to have started consuming it before taking the photo!)




 
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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2015-10-22 11:33 am   Permalink

A little background on the Commander's Palace Oops!

The Oops!
Maker's Mark, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lime Juice, Peychaud's Bitters and a dash of Cherry Heering. Watch your step after a couple of these! 9.75

Commander's Palace has always advertised, branded and bragged about being founded in 1880, but some recent research by Tonya Jordan of Living History NOLA proved that's not the case. The restaurant actually opened it's doors in 1893! Emile Commander purchased the property in 1891 and American Brewing Company hired builders Thomas and William Attaway to construct a wood frame that is the core of Commander's Palace today. To celebrate the NEW anniversary of Commander's Palace, the restaurant is offering a special cocktail called the "Oops!" It comes in a limited edition go-cup decorated for the occasion. When co-proprietor Lally Brennan was asked about the discrepancy, she replied, "What gal of a 'certain age' wouldn't be happy to find out she's 13 years younger!?"


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-10-22 11:57 pm   Permalink

nice! didn't realize til now that you're in Nawlins.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-10-23 02:20 am   Permalink

Whatttt

DAGG n wife in Vegas

Ok

Let's start wit




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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-23 02:24 am   Permalink

Waitin for em at banger





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-23 02:26 am   Permalink

Off to container park
Oak n ivy




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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-23 02:29 am   Permalink

Couple drinks at da laundry room

LVs only speakeasy






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-10-23 02:34 am   Permalink

Dinner stop




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Posted: 2015-10-23 02:37 am   Permalink

Walk in to da downtown cocktail room






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Posted: 2015-10-23 02:40 am   Permalink

Oh yea




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Posted: 2015-10-23 08:58 am   Permalink

Commander's Palace Brandy Milk Punch! (The Below Decks visits NOLA 2-3x a year!)




 
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Posted: 2015-10-24 01:10 am   Permalink

Pod Thai

SelvaRey white rum,Thai basil, cardamom-lemongrass syrup, coconut creme.
Bootlegger Tiki, Palm Springs.




 
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