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I went to Witherspoons Grill in Princeton. Can't find it on their drinks or dessert menu. It was there in the paper menu. I ditched the whipped cream and it was very cardamom tasting. Sort of like an Irish coffee.

I picked it because I was going with an Indian woman. I thought it was apropos but she took one sip and said it was too much.
it usually is. the ingredients can vary wildly depending on who is making it.
 

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My work mate ran for the airport gate to get standby on the departing flight at 1705. I just parked myself at the bar not wanting to play standby roulette. I order a double Johnnie black filled to the rim. He then takes a seat next to me and has a double Glenfiddich. Chicken tenders on a plate and short rib sandwich for my work mate. Another double for both of us. I take one double and head to the toilet as it's 1750 and the next flight is closing.

I come back and sign our 190 dollar cheque.

This morning he said to me, "Hey what's this 53 dollar bill I have on my card?!" - Oh one for the road. 4 doubles and we take advantage of the free wine on the flight. Get off the plane and sink another bottle of wine at a local watering hole.
 

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Was in a city pub on Monday that was an old Victorian gin palace - cut glass, lavish ceilings, paintings and woodwork. Had a ten page gin menu. “Around the world in 8 gins” £40. Gins from Asia, Africa, S.America. Only had a swift ale - but ordinary gins were £8 a pop. Similar newish gin places around Gresham Street and elsewhere.

Anyway, I went into a local Spoon yesterday and, after a couple of pints, I noticed they had ‘premium gins’. One of them was Millers (which the city gin palace had). £4.25 for a double in spoons. That is more like it. A quarter of the price. Cucumber instead of lemon slice. I am just as happy with Tanqueray but will try the stronger Tanqueray in Spoons in due course .
 

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I think I did 6 or 7 double Eagle Rare yesterday. iPhone's Health App says I was wandering around at 2am. I remember us smoking inside the bar.
 

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https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/...e-worst-bar-in-toronto-and-learned-everything

You know what's astonishing? I've been to every single one of these bars. Got food poisoning from finger foods put in a brown paper towel in a plastic box you'd use to put pencil crayons in at Imperial. And El Furniture Warehouse where an the Indian bloke who came in and ate his $6 chicken wings with his hands accompanied by water whilst hitting on women whether you were attached or not at the bar and then he gets kicked out and comes back in and says he's another guy and he was never kicked out.
 

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Has anyone drank Don Chendo extra anejo rum? Supposedly it comes from a distillery near Puerto Vallarta. I open it and it's filing the air with vanilla. It tastes like vanilla too. I'm not quite treating it like Frangelico but it can be overwhelming as an aperitif.
 

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4 double Chivas for lunch. 2 single CC for happy hour. 2 double Johnnie black for happy hour. 1 old fashioned for dinner. Time for digestif
 
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4 double Chivas for lunch. 2 single CC for happy hour. 2 double Johnnie black for happy hour. 1 old fashioned for dinner. Time for digestif
I thought Kennedy got elected to stop all this kind of six Martini lunch malarkey?

Been getting back into the single malt whisky, specifically: Glengoyne and Auchentoshan. Both are definitive with their 10 year old and three wood expressions. You don't need to explore further, it's good enough. That's if your palate has been desensitized to that of your grandmother.
 

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I thought Kennedy got elected to stop all this kind of six Martini lunch malarkey?
Three martini lunch. Should I switch to Heineken 0.0%? They're running a lot of adverts trying to say it's office approved.

I didn't eat all day except for a banana so I was a bit sloshed coming out of that Irish bar.
 

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I don't get how normal people drink. Cramming all your drinking into Friday night, Saturday and I reckon at some point in Sunday you stop so you feel like crap crawling to work on Monday.
I actually only had one drink last night. I'm maybe having three or four drinks a week these days.
 

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I've found this little wine shop near the centre of town that specialises in farm house and organic wines. Most of them pretty damn reasonable to well above fair. They've got this Isle Saint Pierre red table wine they've been selling for €7.50. With the nightmare traffic lights it takes me 20 minutes to get there and then back at lunch time, if I hit a lot of red lets, or the roads around the Peace Palace are closed because of some genocide trial it will take an hour plus to do the round trip. So I decided to buy a several cases....

Big mistake! I've been buying the 2015 vintage, but the boxes I've bought are 2016 and to say this is young under ripe wine is an understatement! Awful stuff like €2.50 Aussie special from the supermarket. I'm going to hide/cellar the remaining boxes for a good year or more.

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