U-Place Mike

since March 2009


Weeski Cocktail - Courtesy of David Wondrich 20 Aug 2012
4:49 pm

Robert and Edison,

Regarding a substitute for Cointreau, I have found that Patron Citronge is a great replacement for Cointreau.  It is superior to the run of the mill Triple Sec’s and it costs a lot less than Cointreau.  Your opinion would be appreciated, Robert.  Thanks!

Weeski Cocktail - Courtesy of David Wondrich 21 Aug 2012
11:32 am

Thanks Robert.  Just to clarify, I would prefer using Countreau but due to the OBSCENELY high cost of liquor here in WA (as you well know Robert) and the many cocktails out there that call for Cointreau I felt Citronge is a good compromise.  I am waiting for either friends or family to make a road trip to you know where so I can restock on Cointreau.

Unusual Negroni Cocktail 23 Sep 2011
3:42 pm

Regarding bruising, I would subscribe to Roberts take on it but Blair’s take makes sense in that lots of ice shards would “bruise” the cocktail as a whole, ie water it down.

Negroni Cocktail 4 Nov 2010
3:07 pm

I was introduced to this drink at the downtown Vancouver, BC Keg lounge and it was love at first sip.  It is in my in my “troika” of favorite cocktails.  The others being the Martini and the Manhattan.

Monte Carlo Cocktail 1 Jun 2009
8:13 pm

This is a delicious cocktail!  I love Manhattans so this was a no brainer.  I had all of the ingredients ready to go so when my wife got home from work so we could enjoy a Monte Carlo.  We liked the “spiciness” the Benedictine added to the Bourbon (no rye in the house).  Some would say that this is more of a winter time drink but I am a seasonally inclusive imbiber so it is no big deal.  Drink what you like when you like.  Thanks Robert!

Satan's Whiskers 20 Mar 2009
3:29 pm

Has anyone found Angostura Bitters being sold retail in the Puget Sound area.  Given that you can find Angostura Aromatic bitters in darn near every grocery store, mini-mart and espresso stand around hear I would have thought that it could be found somewhere.  My job lets me travel the area so distance isn’t an issue.  Thanks!

Satan's Whiskers 20 Mar 2009
3:30 pm

Oops, the first line should read “Angostura Orange Bitters”.