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#1 small h

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:38 AM

I would like to recommend a drink to you. It is the "Staff Meal" at Suffolk Arms, made with gin, carrot juice, lemon, worcestershire sauce, freshly grated horseradish, and a pickled pepper. With Passover approaching, the horseradish and carrot will put you in a holiday mood. As will sitting in a bar full of nice, un-loud people on a Saturday night on the Lower East Side.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:14 PM

I like the drinks made/topped with horseradish at Suffolk Arms.

 

Hopefully you tried the aforementioned Trinidad Sour?



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:32 PM

I had a Staff Meal and a Gerschwin. My companion had a Strong and Stormy, so I got to taste that as well. I don't see the Trinidad Sour on the current drinks menu - maybe it's been cycled off.

 

I missed your earlier thread, since I only ever search the New York forum.



#4 joethefoodie

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

I'm surprised it's not on their signatures, but it's on this menu.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:35 PM

Ah, so I could probably ask for one of those "off menu" drinks if I knew they existed. I'll keep that in mind.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

Ah, so I could probably ask for one of those "off menu" drinks if I knew they existed. I'll keep that in mind.

 

Yes, absolutely.  Have you been to Bar Goto? Also excellent and low key.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

I have not, but I just added it to my bar & restaurant map, thanks.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:11 PM

Hopefully you tried the aforementioned Trinidad Sour?

I have now. It tasted strongly of cardamom, although that's not one of the listed ingredients. I thought it was interesting, but not something I'd order again, as I prefer my drinks savory-ish rather than sweet-ish. The Staff Meal isn't on the happy hour menu, so I consoled myself with a Gordon's Breakfast, which is gin, worcester (sic), cucumber, hot sauce and pink peppercorns. I then found that I needed more consolation, so I ordered a second one.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:13 PM

I bet you like a Gibson. I don't like savory drinks, but I prefer sweet ones only slightly more. I wonder if there's a name for the ones I like?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:32 PM

I like almost everything that involves brine, so yes, I like a Gibson.

 

 I wonder if there's a name for the ones I like?

 

What are the names of the drinks you like?



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:20 AM

Hopefully you tried the aforementioned Trinidad Sour?

I have now. It tasted strongly of cardamom, although that's not one of the listed ingredients. I thought it was interesting, but not something I'd order again, as I prefer my drinks savory-ish rather than sweet-ish. The Staff Meal isn't on the happy hour menu, so I consoled myself with a Gordon's Breakfast, which is gin, worcester (sic), cucumber, hot sauce and pink peppercorns. I then found that I needed more consolation, so I ordered a second one.
Dutch Kills introduced me to an Islay breakfast made with scotch. The smokiness along with the other ingredients is insanely good.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:57 AM

 

Dutch Kills introduced me to an Islay breakfast made with scotch. The smokiness along with the other ingredients is insanely good.

 

As Lagavulin is my favorite scotch, I feel confident that I would agree with your assessment.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:54 AM

I bet you like a Gibson. I don't like savory drinks, but I prefer sweet ones only slightly more. I wonder if there's a name for the ones I like?

Sours? Jack Rose and Clover Club are but 2 fine examples.

 

Milanese Drinks? Negroni and Americano are 2 examples.

 

French-Italian Drinks? The Gibson falls into this category. As do the Bronx and Income Tax cocktails.

 

Highballs? Examples are Scotch and soda and Gin and tonic.

 

Pousse-Cafes? AWOL cocktail and the B-52 might float your boat.

 

These are a few of the cocktail families, according to Gaz Regan, in his the Joy of Mixology.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:12 PM

Sure, but I like drinks from several of those categories.

 

I don't like drinks which have brine, olives, onions, tomatoes, celery, Tabasco or Worcester sauce, or even bacon.

 

But that doesn't mean I like sweet drinks.

 

I like drinks to taste like drinks, not savory food.

 

This isn't really a question with an answer.



#15 joethefoodie

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:14 PM

Then why'd you ask it?