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Old Dec 31, 21, 9:15 am
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The Forum Lounge Thread (2022)

Happy New Year from Hangzhou, China!

As I was starting this thread, I remembered the first time I stumbled upon this forum after a miserable delayed flight into YVR. At the time I just wanted to vent and maybe figure out a way to craw some comp back from AC.

Yet I stumbled upon this treasure cove and learned so much about RTWs, credit card churns and AQM runs. It was between 2017 and 2020, where I had the privilege to leverage the things I learned here from all of them and got to go to places and experience things that I would otherwise never would have been able to.

And man......I am not going to lie how much I missed flying out during a long weekend to Deerlake, New York... or Quebec City.... or that long TPAC from Tokyo to Toronto. Or that one time where I still hoped to work as PM in SFO and flew down on that old 767 with Scott for a day to visit Twitter.

I miss those days, I miss you guys, I miss those in-person DOs, and I hope one day, things will go back to the way they were.

I know its been awhile since I showed up here, but I do want to wish everywhere a happy new year, please stay safe!
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Congrats @Jumper Jack on winning the 2022 thread!

​​Though I'm in a distant second place, HAPPY NEW YEAR from Abu Dhabi UAE.

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Old Dec 31, 21, 11:46 am
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Old Dec 31, 21, 1:00 pm
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RIP Betty White.

2021 found one more way to take from us.
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Old Dec 31, 21, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
RIP Betty White.

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Old Dec 31, 21, 7:15 pm
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Anyone drinking anything exciting and New Year's-y tonight? I figure I'll make some sparkling wine-based cocktails.

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RIP Betty White.

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I thought it was 2022 now?
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Old Dec 31, 21, 7:18 pm
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I thought it was 2022 now?
All times local.

Or until codfather flips the page.
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Old Dec 31, 21, 7:24 pm
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I'm heading to Ungrafted for dinner. Not sure my plans for actual NY, but I'm sure I'll have something at least as exciting as a French 75.
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Old Dec 31, 21, 9:31 pm
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@Bohemian1, do you have the Death & Co. cocktail book? Seems like the kind of thing you might have.

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I'm heading to Ungrafted for dinner. Not sure my plans for actual NY, but I'm sure I'll have something at least as exciting as a French 75.
French 75 isn't at all exciting
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Old Dec 31, 21, 9:52 pm
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Yes, I have the Death & Co. book. Having enjoyed beverages there in the distant past, it seemed like a natural.

That said, I would still probably recommend the related Cocktail Codex first, at least for those who really want to dream up their own beverages.
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Old Dec 31, 21, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Yes, I have the Death & Co. book. Having enjoyed beverages there in the distant past, it seemed like a natural.

That said, I would still probably recommend the related Cocktail Codex first, at least for those who really want to dream up their own beverages.
The Death & Co. book was received as a Christmas gift, so nothing I can do about the order

I cracked it open for the first time tonight. I'm annoyed by the lack of an ingredient-based index, since I often decide what to drink based on what spirit or liqueur I want to have.

But otherwise it looks interesting so far. Although many of the sparkling wine-based cocktails require some exotic syrup I don't have on hand.
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Happy New Year, y'all!
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
@Bohemian1, do you have the Death & Co. cocktail book? Seems like the kind of thing you might have.



French 75 isn't at all exciting
I know, and that was sort of my point.

But I did make an Always and Forever for the bovine and I, and it's...boozy.
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Happy New Year from Mountain Standard Time!

Wishing everyone good health for 2022!
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Old Jan 1, 22, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by YYCNoob View Post
Happy New Year from Mountain Standard Time!
+1

Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I know, and that was sort of my point.

But I did make an Always and Forever for the bovine and I, and it's...boozy.
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What's in that? Is it this?
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 White Cranberry Juice
  • oz Triple Sec
  • 1 Martini glass with a sugar rim
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