What Whiskey, Rum or Cognac are you drinking today.

H. Vachon

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I know this doesn't exactly belong here but i didn't want to start a whole thread....for those on the wagon or dont drink everytime they smoke, what do you like to pair with?
I second Gavin on coffee, coke and water. Coke or any sugary drink will also help ward off nausea if you happen to smoke a cigar that’s about your pay grade.
 

CgarDan

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First Call Kentucky Straight Rye. Yes, another Total Wine label made by IJW in Danville, Kentucky. $27.99 and WOW is this stuff good. A little on the light side but nice and dry and the burn level is lower than average. I highly recommend this one!

For liquor, I've pretty much only been drinking ryes lately, may favorite is Redemption (an Indiana rye) which are in general higher in rye content (most times 90% or more) than Kentucky ryes like Rittenhouse. First Call is a Kentucky Rye however from what I found on the interweb, the corn content could be around 30%. I tend to like rye more than American whiskeys and bourbons because in general, most ryes are drier than most bourbons.
Redemption makes some pretty awesome ryes. The one on the left in this pic is my favorite from their lineup
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H. Vachon

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First attempt at a whiskey sour. Turned out pretty decent but I think I used a bit too much egg white. Open to suggestions/recipe alterations.

2 parts whiskey
1 part lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
1/2 egg yolk
Garnish with orange peel and luxardo cherriesD3E444B1-6BBF-42B0-8C1A-866F4D94F1AA.jpeg
 

CBoukal

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First attempt at a whiskey sour. Turned out pretty decent but I think I used a bit too much egg white. Open to suggestions/recipe alterations.

2 parts whiskey
1 part lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
1/2 egg yolk
Garnish with orange peel and luxardo cherriesView attachment 42828
I never do the egg, I just can't get my head around that being a good idea. The guy on the High West zoom put a lighter under the orange peel for a second to bring out more flavor and create new ones. Haven't tried it yet but something to play with.
 
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