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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food so how do you measure your dashes (of bitters etc)?
so how do you measure your dashes (of bitters etc)?
thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-02-02 7:53 pm   Permalink

I go with 3-4 drops when coming from a dasher bottle like Angostura.

for liquids from other bottles (such as Pernod) I use a tad under 1/8 teaspoon (having to really eyeball it as my smallest measuring spoon is a 1/4 tsp).


 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2011-02-03 4:12 pm   Permalink

A flip-of-the-wrist is a dash for me whether I'm using Angostura or any other brand of bitters.

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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2011-02-03 4:35 pm   Permalink

A few years ago I heard something which has me wondering if a flip of the wrist is the same dash it used to be. I haven't done any verifying of this but supposedly the Angustura company increased the size of the hole in the top of the bottle and as a result their sales went up 30%!

 
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Mr. Moto
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Posted: 2011-02-03 4:53 pm   Permalink

Mixologist/bartender extraordinaire Toby Maloney argues that 1 dash = 3 drops. I have trouble tasting 3 drops of something in anything, so my dashes end up being a couple of solid shakes each. For DTB drinks calling for the old absinthe/Angostura combo, I bet I end up putting in 1/8 tsp. of each. I love me some bitters.

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-02-03 7:59 pm   Permalink

so how do those of you using a 'flick of the wrist' add Pernod etc. where the bottles are not stoppered?

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2011-02-03 8:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-02-03 19:59, thePorpoise wrote:
so how do those of you using a 'flick of the wrist' add Pernod etc. where the bottles are not stoppered?



For Pernod, I use an eyedropper. Too much Pernod will ruin a drink so I don't take any chances.


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2011-02-05 05:56 am   Permalink

I keep the Pernod well away from my mixing area while adding it to a cocktail. The stuff is dynamite!! The only ingredient that I really use in the dash form that much is bitters. With bitters I shake the hell out of the bottle with the top on. Take the top off the bitters and give a couple of good snaps into the shaker in an up and down nature. Wow, that doesn't sound to wholesome but works for me. I love the flavor of the bitters in cocktails that call for it.
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Beach Bum Scott
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Posted: 2011-02-07 2:25 pm   Permalink

An eyedropper is a must have.
I got a little bottle that had an eyedropper lid and put my Pernod and my bitters.

some reading
http://www.accuracyproject.org/pinchdash.html
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-02-07 5:15 pm   Permalink

I just started adding about 3-5 drops of angostra for my tv Mai tai's and love it.
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