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Did anyone listen to the Morning X reunion earlier this year?

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Was the reunion the absolute disaster I would expect and absolutely enjoy listening to? Barnes, Leslie, and Jimmy seem like three that could just pick up at any point and have something good again. Barnes would be a blowhard, Jimmy would go to DJ summer camp in New Orleans where Barnes would order up a male prostitute for him, and Leslie would go on about some obscure band and we’d all enjoy it.

I remember one night during his shift he went absolutely nuts about getting a Fresca from the vending machine. He had wanted something else but a Fresca popped out. He went on and on his entire shift about that damn Fresca and I couldn’t stop laughing about it. Then he played Detachable Penis from King Missile and I laughed even more.

He was 99x.

25 points · 5 days ago

I have tried watching american news shows a few times, but they are quite weird to me.

Like why does the news anchor tell me his or her feelings about something? I absolutely do not care what you feel, I just want an objective news report and experts views on the issue.

And they sometimes feel like they have no structure: I am used to german news shows (like "Tagesschau" by ARD) which will order their topics by relevance (most of the time first political news, then economic news, then sport news and at last the weather).

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3 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

Not knowing what programs you watched I’m wondering if you caught some of our opinion shows that many people here take as news. Shows like the ones Sean Hannity or Rachel Maddow have are opinion shows disguised as news shows. They may break down many of the news items of the day but there will always be a slant one way or the other to them.

Now the national nightly news shows (usually at 6:30PM) on the three major broadcast networks (NBC, ABC, CBS) are the closest to the German news shows you mention with an order or relevance to them. They aren’t perfect but they are better than the opinion shows. The 24 news channels like MSNBC and Fox News have agendas and institutional slants to them. CNN catches a lot of shit for being biased and “fake news” but I find their true news reporting halfway decent. It’s when they dip into opinion shows or filler crap for pop culture that they drop the ball and look crappy.

Go to Trader Sam’s at a different time. They don’t open until 4 which is also when you can get into the party. Given the reports of huge crowds for the parties and you going on a Friday night I would try to maximize time in the park before it gets too crazy and crowded.

6 points · 11 days ago

I've been dying for this for ages.

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There was an app from him back in 2012/2013 or so with many of the good drops on it. It eventually got killed off when it wasn’t updated for iOS 11 last year.

I’ll toss a few out if you’re looking to dabble for cheap:

-Plantation Grande Reserve ($20 aged, Barbados)

-Denizen Merchants Reserve ($22 amazing funky Jamaican and Martinique blend, designed for mai tais)

-Pussers (haven’t tried it yet but is supposed to be excellent)

-Wray and Nephew (anything by them)

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Where are you finding Denizen for $22 because I want some of those prices.

Original Poster4 points · 19 days ago

I love gator fans they for sure live in 2006 😂😂😂😂

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And 2008. Sadly it’s all we have for now. I wish we had Urban’s memory condition and could forget the last 10 years. 😀

Original Poster1 point · 18 days ago

Urban remembers well winning that championship in the first year of the college championship playoff era hahah

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Probably forgets this playoff game though. Along with police reports about his coaching staff and the truth when asked most questions at Big 10 Media Days. 😀

Just kidding. The guy is scum but he was our scum before he was yours.

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Is there a passion fruit syrup that’s preferred? I haven’t found any around me yet so I might online order.

I like the shipwreck mug. I have one like it! It’s the second edition but it still says “1st edition” on the bottom. Maybe one day the misprint will be worth a little more! Cheers!

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Original Poster3 points · 25 days ago

For this drink I used the syrup from Liber & Co. I also have the squeeze bottle syrup from Réal products that is good though I dial that one back a little bit when using it because it’s so strong.

Coruba is my go to for dark Jamaican. If I want the Jamacian funk I use S&C

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Original Poster4 points · 25 days ago

For whatever reason there isn’t any Coruba available in my area.

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Not sure how it fits into tiki but I see Vampire Weekend and I always upvote. I don’t remember how I ended up with their demo tape but I was in early on these guys and love them.

You’ve got good stuff in the Falernum and Dry Curaçao. Step up the rum game a bit and you’ll like you’re drinks even more. And obviously stay safe from the hurricane. I’ve been through enough in my life to know they suck.

Jose Cuervo. Just kidding. hmm. More of a whisk(e)y guy but I generally veer towards the reposados. And I'm not one to spend 100 bucks on a bottle.

Cazadores. El Tesoro. Casamigos silver or reposado, and I don't care about any fame gimmicks, it's still good and readily available. If someone's lining up Patron I won't refuse it, but ...

Then Corazon or Herradura or Don Julio.

Also this makes for a very, very good margarita. Little triple sec or Grand Marnier.

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I would say your second choices are better than your first ones. Cazadores uses a diffuser to make their product. It’s really more of flavored vodka than a true tequila at this point. Casamigos is using the 1% additives they are legally allowed to use to hit their vanilla flavor profile but at least it doesn’t use a diffuser. Corazon is great and Herradura does things pretty well too.

Original Poster7 points · 1 month ago

I started out with the best intentions of making a Lapu Lapu in a hollowed out pineapple but then said screw it and went with a Rum Old Fashioned instead.

  • 2 oz. 11 year old Barbados Rum
  • .25 oz. Demerara simple syrup
  • 3 Luxardo cherries
  • 6 Drops Tiki bitters
  • 1 Big ass ice ball
  • 1 Orange peel for garnish
4 points · 1 month ago

Seriously, there's almost nothing better than a rum old fashioned. I've discovered recently that I'm a sucker for Jamaican rums, but I do feel like Barbados rums lend themselves better to old fashioneds.

How are those bitters? I've just been using angostura which already has kind of an island spice taste anyways.

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Original Poster5 points · 1 month ago

I think both varieties work good since they don’t have added sugar. The Barbados ones, especially this Four Square one, are like Bourbons to me with the aging on them.

I just got these bitters but I like them a lot. They have some Allspice in them which is good for tiki drinks but in general usage as well.

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I had a buff Mickey tank top on. Did animal kingdom and magic kingdom in 1 day. 14 miles walked!

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Whoosh! 😀

I'm leaving in 6 days for our first visit ever... It's still summer for me, so I'm not excited about the Halloween decor. I think it's weird. (But I usually love Halloween)

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The Halloween stuff is confined to Main Street mostly. Outside of a party night you shouldn’t see anything throughout the rest of the park that is Halloween other than maybe some trinkets in a gift shop.

Give Scofflaw's Basement POG a try if you're near Atlanta. It's an IPA but pretty fruity

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So I found some of the Scofflaw Basement at Publix today and it’s still just too much IPA but the closest thing to Hanalei I’ve found. If it wasn’t $12 a 6-pack I’d buy it again if I couldn’t find the Kona stuff.

Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

Using a recipe from the crew at Liber & Co. called the Rhyme/Reason. I’ve doubled it for the size of this glass.

  • 1.5 oz. Rye whiskey
  • .75 oz. Blood Orange cordial
  • .75 oz. Lime juice
  • .25 oz. Orgeat syrup

Shake with crushed ice then strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Holy shit. This again, awesome!

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When was that original interview? It has to be over 5 years at this point right?

So does that trade deal mean you can not import it at all, or just not pick it up in a store?

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We can bring it back for personal consumption but you couldn’t get it commercially imported. I brought back a few bottles from Sweden and the Netherlands earlier in the year.

See I thought Havana Club was unavailable in the US due to our trade embargo with Cuba. Not sure if you're outside the US, but I don't think I've ever seen Havana Club here.

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It is unavailable in the US but you can bring it back now from overseas for personal consumption. I did exactly this coming back from Sweden and the Netherlands earlier this year.

3 points · 1 month ago

Im from Canada and I have never heard of mayhaw at all. What would you liken the taste of the berry too? Do you think t would work with a different type of berry?

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Straight off the tree they are very similar in appearance and taste to a cranberry or small crabapple. They are very tart raw but when cooked down into jelly they come across much sweeter almost like an apple jelly.

I would try a jam over a jelly honestly because you’ll get more of the fruit in it. Be mindful of the seeds of you use blackberry or raspberry so strain it well. I would also up the Whiskey a little bit like I did in this cocktail to counter the additional sweetness of the jelly.

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Last year when I visited the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse in downtown Louisville we got to make a couple of cocktails. We all made the same whiskey sour and then made a second one using some various jellies and jams to add another layer of flavor to it. So tonight I tried it with some Mayhaw jelly I had. There isn’t as much flavor to a Mayhaw as there would be with something like Blueberry or Blackberry but it’s a little added something.

  • 3 oz. Whiskey
  • 2 oz. Sour mix (1 simple syrup:1 lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayhaw jelly
  • 1 egg white

Dry shake all ingredients. Add in crushed ice and wet shake. Strain into glass with single large ice cube. Garnish with Luxardo cherries.

2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

To be honest, it's been so long since I had my last bottle, I probably wouldn't tell much of a difference... I was actually debating, a couple weeks ago, about whether I should buy the campfire or smoke wagon... I'm wishing I bought the campfire based on the smokewagon's performance, but I can't resist trying new (to me) whiskeys

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Try Balcones Brimstone then. It’s very smoky and doesn’t respect your safe word.

I happen to have the book in front of me, and you're correct. For 4 cups syrup: 2c water 4c Demerara sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt Add vanilla and salt after sugar is dissolved

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Yep. Just make sure to add a tablespoon or ounce of vodka/neutral spirits to help preserve them a little longer in the fridge.

Original Poster5 points · 1 month ago

I took a few liberties with the rums and bitters called for in this recipe called the Golden Gun out of the Smuggler’s Cove book by Martin Cate.

  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. white grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. Mai Tai syrup
  • ½ oz. Marie Brizard apricot liqueur
  • 1 ounce Appleton Signature Blend rum
  • 1 ounce Denizen Merchant’s Reserve rum
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Tiki bitters

huh? there are tons and tons of small breweries that make beers other than IPAs – some that don't even make any and/or steer clear of hoppy beers pretty much all together. IPAs are popular with mainstream beer drinkers at the moment, however, so of course you're going to be seeing them on menus, tap lists, etc. more than other styles.

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You’re not wrong. But I do wonder how many breweries are experimenting and when something goes wrong they dose it with a metric assload of hops and roll it out as an IPA? There are just so many of them out there these days that I’m trying to branch out and try new things because I’m tired of the hops, hops, and more hops.

Veil brewing in Richmond, VA released a Mai Tai and zombie tastee (their lactose smoothie style sour ale) this past week and week before.

Descriptions below: 🔮Zombie Tastee-5.5%-tiki inspired smoothie style sour ale w/ grapefruit, lime, sweet cherry, Lactose, and spices made in collaboration with @brennerpassrva

Mai Tai Tastee-5.5%-tiki inspired smoothie style sour ale with almond milk, lime, orange, Lactose, and spices or made in collaboration with our homiez @jasperbarrva

Edit: added descriptions

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Not sure why but putting Lactose as an ingredient just seems off-putting to me. We’ve got all this citrus and spices and oh yeah...Lactose! I have this vision of a milky beer which just sounds like a bad idea to me. Totally irrational thought process but that’s what is going through my mind.

Is that a melon or a large squash?

They do open with cancellations, so check daily.

Personally, I prefer breakfast at BOG, in terms of cost and getting park entry before rope drop. If you’re on the meal plan, that breakfast is one of the highest value uses for credits.

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Shush! Don’t let that secret out!

I think the food is basic at best and the venue is a glorified cafeteria but being in the park before 7am has been great when we’ve gotten the ADR there.

I’ve been wondering if they let you do that. We have dinner reservations made and want to see it all.

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You’re free to walk around inside. Just do the people sitting at the tables in that room a favor and turn off your camera flash so you don’t blind people eating. Also try not to be a total douche and ask people to move so you can get a better picture of the rose or the ripped picture on the wall. And last but not least, please restrain your kids from trying to grab food off of someone’s plate who is sitting in that room.

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