Posts Tagged ‘drank’

‘Celt-tunes = WIN’ Full Review

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here again to intro another lovely multi-writer full review of our latest compilation, ‘Celt-tunes = WIN‘! Got four different writers on the glorious task this time, bouncing around from track to track to share their thoughts on this delightful collection of tunes. What are you waiting for? Get to readin’! #Cheers

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Quenching the Forge: The Green Faerie

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Absinthe is a storied spirit, traveling a winding road over more than 200 years that started with it as a patent medicine.  It grew to a widely popular drink with cultural influence, being driven underground by being falsely associated with violent crime and mental illness, and finally being largely decriminalized by 2011.

Privat-Livemont-Absinthe_Robette-1896

Seriously, heckuva story.

History aside, absinthe isn’t for everyone.  The anise flavor is strong with this spirit.  So much so that I’ve seen cocktail recipes calling for naught but a rinse of the glass.  Further, it packs a wallop.  Distilled absinthe is typically between 45% and 74% ABV, though some modern cold-mixed varieties can reach 89.9% ABV.

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Quenching the Forge: Mango Apple Bourbon Delicious

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Old Eugene Downtown Liquor

Honest and direct.

Let me begin by cutting straight to the point.  If you’ve not had much experience in the wide world of bourbon whiskey, I have one singular piece of advice for you.  Find your most reputable liquor proprietor, politely ask an employee,
“Excuse me, can you recommend a good bourbon for someone who is just starting to explore?
and prepare your mind for an educational conversation.

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Quenching the Forge: Home Made Coffee Liqueur

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Good afternoon ChipWIN nation!  I’ve dared to show my face amongst you more than once this month to indulge in another one of our plethora of shared interests…alcohol!  Now, our fearless leader already has the beer market expertly covered here, so I’d like to take a look at sources of inebriation that are equally delicious, but not quite often as covered.

To start us out, I opted to mesh an experiment I’ve been wanting to try for some time, a fine liqueur made from Eugene’s many sources of locally roasted coffee.  Something dark, with just a hint of sweetness, that pairs well with a bit of Chipthrash.  To prepare you, I’ll borrow the classification system of ChipWIN’s own resident Master Chef, Chip Mom.

Coffee Liqueur  — Difficulty Rating
Newb          |         Apprentice         |         Journeyman         |         Master

Being of legal age in your area of residence is pretty much a requirement here. This recipe will require very little in the way of skill, but will require an abundance of patience.

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