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Suomi

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‘Twas the eve of St Wigan’s Day and I had decided to bestow a visit to the most evil bitch I knew. Minutes after arriving and convinced I had just seen a ghost, I ran out of Penelope’s house screaming for my life. Boy was my face red when it turned out it was just our Poison Pen trying out her new face cream!
 
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This topic is making me want to BUILD UP a drinks cabinet of my own :D Despite almost entirely being a wine drinker, or beer if I'm in the mood to feel FLABBY the next day.

I don't drink a lot of spirits, but a Campari Soda is probably my favourite ever drink :disco: I'm not into SWEET COCKTAILS at all, but I'm all over a well made negroni or martini if AVAILABLE.

I wish Vermouth was easier to buy around where I live (CENTRAL HACKNEY!), both dry white and red varieties. You can't just plop it in the basket as none of the supermarkets round here SELL IT! :argh: Maybe this topic will inspire me to hang around more ARTISAN BOTTLE SHOPS!*


*or more likely: WEBSITES, who can be FUCKED talking to people in real life!
 

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I wish Vermouth was easier to buy around where I live (CENTRAL HACKNEY!), both dry white and red varieties. You can't just plop it in the basket as none of the supermarkets round here SELL IT! :argh: Maybe this topic will inspire me to hang around more ARTISAN BOTTLE SHOPS!*


*or more likely: WEBSITES, who can be FUCKED talking to people in real life!

Oh the must sell the Martini brand AT THE VERY LEAST!

Even though that's only fit for cooking with.
 

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That's cos it's on Friday and they needed to post all the samples out! They arrived today and they're TINY. 25 or 30ml I guess but they're in pouches so it's hard to tell. I haven't done an event with this company before.
 

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Let me know how it goes. Oh and if you have any other recommendations, do share.
 

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I have nothing to add to spirit discussion, but @monsta's drinks cabinet is a thing of absolute beauty.
 

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I’m not gonna lie. I probably need to pimp mine up like @monsta ‘s.

I don’t have space for all my whiskies either. :(
 
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Guys, following the events of this thread earlier in the week I can confirm I LOOKED A BIT HARDER when plopping around Morrisons, and am now the proud owner of a litre of both ROSSO VERMOUTH and extra dry BLANCO :disco:

Let's hope I don't gobble it all tonight eh :eyes:
 

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Apart from a bit of mansplaining from the host early on, it was good. They had whiskies from Scotland, Wales, Sweden and NZ, so quite international :disco: The Swedish one tasted like being in a PINE FOREST. The Welsh was my favourite, a Penderyn Madeira cask, but I already have their Portwood so I knew I was going to like it.
 

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So these are female producers? What was the point in having a male host? :manson:
 

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So I’ve been on Koku Kanu coconut rum tonight and it is splendid!
 

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Well I had the most starling come down after three of these. I’ve had to pour myself a cup of joe.
 

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Our next online meetup is infusing our own shiz at home. I'm trying 5 different things in vodka :basil:

This was last night.

04 Pistachio - disappointing considering I LOVE pistachios :( Better mixed with some Baileys.
09 Mince pie - definitely doing some more of this for Christmas.
09 Sesame (Fat wash with toasted sesame oil) - OMG revelation! Somehow it mellows the vodka and totally removes the burn. Definitely trying more fat washes in future.
07 Haribo - it went all gelatinous and WEIRD but was still quite tasty.
10 Oreo - YAAAAS!
 

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This was last night.

04 Pistachio - disappointing considering I LOVE pistachios :( Better mixed with some Baileys.
09 Mince pie - definitely doing some more of this for Christmas.
09 Sesame (Fat wash with toasted sesame oil) - OMG revelation! Somehow it mellows the vodka and totally removes the burn. Definitely trying more fat washes in future.
07 Haribo - it went all gelatinous and WEIRD but was still quite tasty.
10 Oreo - YAAAAS!

Hold ON. Are you telling me you infused ACTUAL mince pies in a jar of vodka? That sounds rank @Kate. I imagine the fat from the pastry would leach out.
 

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YES. Honestly it worked. I filtered it so that will have got some of the fat out, but there were still delicious pastry notes :disco:
 

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