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post #1 of 38
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So, what'll it be?

me, i am partial to a nice scotch, or good ol' gentleman jack.

(for mixed drinks, include recipes)

I figure we gotta keep up AppleInsider's fine reputation of being a haven for a bunch of drunks
post #2 of 38
I'd be surprised if the majority of this forum is even old enough to legally drink. Thius being both a forum for American and British users reminds me of a stragne story (not funny) of when my German cousins came over one time. There is either no drinking age or it;s very low in Germnay (don't remember which), and Tom (15) tried to order some nice wine to go with his steak, and the waitress fairly icily said "We do not serve alcohal to minors." John was okay with this, but his father... man, he went into coniptions over the lie of American freedoms... very strange.
post #3 of 38
It all depends:

For everyday, no-frills, no fuss, "watching a ballgame at the house" beer drinking: Bud Lite

When I'm out at a bar or am feeling a bit more uppity and less redneck, I dig on Bass and Sam Adams.

I'm not much of a liquor/mixed drinks kinda guy, but a buddy of mine turned me on to Barcardi 151 and Dr. Pepper, in a TALL glass with lots of small ice cubes.

Two big glasses of that (1 part Bacardi, 3-4 parts Dr. Pepper) and I'm feeling nice and toasty and chatty.
post #4 of 38
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"toasty" - hehehe

i also enjoy "saucy" as a term for just-drunk-enough
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[quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:
<strong>I'd be surprised if the majority of this forum is even old enough to legally drink.</strong><hr></blockquote>

uapparently, bb cp is fun when drunk. apparently, especially if underage

anyway, back on topic:
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post #7 of 38
Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter.. ahhhh

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post #8 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by flowerbob:
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Uzo</strong><hr></blockquote>

As a Frenchman, I prefer Pastis. Needless to say that I had a very hard time with the drinking age and dogpiss beer when I moved to the US. There's a few things I still can't stand, even after 7+ years here. The drinking age is high on my blacklist. Others include the ridiculously low speed limits, (how the **** are you supposed to drive 3000 miles cross country at 65 mph?) and the silly imperial system of measurement. (Why on earth would water freeze at 32 deg F instead of 0 deg C? How many feet in a mile? 3/16 of an inch? Give me a break!)

For champagne, my favorite alcoholic beverage, I love the good old widow, <a href="http://www.veuve-clicquot.fr" target="_blank">Veuve Clicquot</a>.

For beers, I've taken a liking to the local <a href="http://www.foggybottom.com" target="_blank">Foggy Bottom</a> Lager. I also enjoy Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

For hard liquor, anything with Vodka is ok by me. No headaches!

I wish I was more knowlegeable about wine. Maybe when I grow older...

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post #9 of 38
We make our own beer. At any given time, we've got doznes and dozens of bottles of beer in the house (in various stages of fermentation).

Also like good, tough red wines that make your teeth turn red.

And anything with a little umbrella in it.
post #10 of 38
I'll drink most any imported beer.. and I like dry Italian wines.
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post #11 of 38
Sierra Nevada is very good. I also like Sam Adams and Harpoon IPA but when I hit the local blues bar I like to slum it with a Lone Star.

For liquor I love cognac (Courvoisier) in front of a fire on a cold winter's night. When I'm in a more blue collar mood bourbon (Wild Turkey or Maker's Mark) works for me. When things are teetering on the brink of anarchy - tequila.

For wine I like a good cabernet (Chile is making some very good ones these days) or if a white is called for sauvignon blanc or chardonnay are good choices.
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post #12 of 38
For general "get drunk" drinking I like Vodka but only Smirnoff.

Do you get Aftershock in the USA??

J :cool:
post #13 of 38
Malibu Rum and Cherry Coke.

Either that or straight chilled tequila shots with lime. :cool:
post #14 of 38
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
post #15 of 38
One word:

LAMBIC

post #16 of 38
vodka, straight

or mixed with kahlua in a 1.1:1 ratio, exactly <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #17 of 38
I'm not a big fan of drinking to get drunk. A is A, afterall. But I certainly do like a good beer (well, duh).

My favorites: Guinness, Harp, Bass, Blue Moon, Boulevard Dark, Warsteiner, any good unfiltered wheat/HefeWeizen, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, and anything from the Blue Cat Brew Pub.

Damn, now I'm thirsty...
post #18 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Escher:
As a Frenchman, I prefer Pastis. <hr></blockquote>
je n'ai pas encore rencontré cette boisson. merci pour votre recommendation, je l'essayerai quand l'occasion me vient.
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[quote]Originally posted by flowerbob:
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je n'ai pas encore rencontré cette boisson. merci pour votre recommendation, je l'essayerai quand l'occasion me vient. </strong><hr></blockquote>

And so you should, it's very nice.

J :cool:
post #20 of 38
Gin.

I have this theory that if Gin were a person, it wouldn't drink.
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[quote]Originally posted by flowerbob:
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je n'ai pas encore rencontré cette boisson. merci pour votre recommendation, je l'essayerai quand l'occasion me vient. </strong><hr></blockquote>

L'Ouzo et le Pastis on presque le meme gout. Both Pastis and Ouzo are flavored with anise/liquorish. Ouzo is a bit rougher, from what I hear (I've never dared to try it myself).

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post #22 of 38
once in a while,
citadelle w/ canada dry tonic
or if not available, then
bombay sapphire w/ schwepps tonic...

if one must choose, choose either something decent or nothing at all... :cool:
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post #23 of 38
Scotch it is! I used to be heavy drinker! That's because my old man didn't allow any drinking in our house when I was younger; I had two brothers who died of thirst!

J & B for occasional sipping; Chivas Regal Royal Salute for very special occasions! :cool:
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post #24 of 38
In Winter, Cognac is my, uh, "cup of tea" so to speak. I think I like it more for the smell than the taste, but a really good Cognac properly warmed can, as pscates said, make ya "toasty" inside. Roger-ramjet is right, there's just something about sniffing a snifter under a quilt in front of the fire on a cold winter's night...

I love a good champagne (and yes, I am one of those snooty people who insists that real champagne is from France) almost any time. I'm not a big champagne drinker though; I don't have several fills of the flute in a sit.

I also like a gin and tonic on occasion. Ingredients: gin, tonic, lime. That last one is the "secret" ingredient I guess.

I've tried to like beer more, but I really don't unless I'm really really parched. Of course at that point, worm piss would serve me fine, and that's pretty much what I get. I had what I recall as being amazingly decent beers in Prague some time ago, but again I was on my feet running all over the damn town for 8 hours at a time.

I hate pretty much all that stuff under tiny parasols. I've never been a big fan of sweet stuff, nor do I like the idea of "hiding" the alcohol under all that stuff. If I order alcohol, I expect it to show up.
post #25 of 38
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i had a gin and tonic the other night at a party. cheap gin, safeway tonic water..

blech.

but, better than the foam that they were calling beer... it's a shame that party was busted, it was just getting nice. I think the neighbors called in to the cops and said that we were doing lines of coke out back..

sigh.


oh shit, we were :eek:
post #26 of 38
These two drinks were invented by yours truly in my dorm room during Monon Bell and kick ass.

69
1/2 shot amaretto
1/2 shot root beer
cover with whipped cream

McLaren
1/3 shot grape soda
1/3 shot everclear
1/3 shot grape soda
(MUST layer or drink won't mix well and inexperienced drinkers will...well..die.)

Also, these are oldies but goodies.

Foreplay
1/2 shot amaretto
1/2 shot pineapple juice

Upside down Margaritas
(Have a friend stand over you, lean your head back and open mouth. Friend pours margarita mix, then tequila, then more margarita mix. You close mouth at this point, shake, and swallow)

Also my Pina Coladas are the best on campus.

And who said anything about drinking legally???
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post #27 of 38
Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou can make us scorn!
Wi' tippeny, we fear nae evil
Wi' usquabae, we'll face the Devil."
(Mr. RB)

Brothers - better tae flee the temptation, but if ye must then ye must.

My particular drink is whisky; the perticular derivative depending on the socio-economic circumstances at the time. For a park bench on a bitter Autumn evening 'Auld Pish' disguised by a broon paper bag is adequate, however when it comes tae standing stark naked afore the roaring log fire in the banqueting ha' o' the family castle, buttocks tae the blaze, there is nothing tae enhance experience like Talisker, or any o' the Islay malts. I am also awfy fond o' Glenfiddich although it has been unkindly compared tae the ginger (soda?) o' whiskies. And is their anything mare pleasing than the sight o' those wee whitewashed highland distilleries on a crisp afternoon? Edradour especially springs tae mind.

For those who are interested there is an excellent web site listing many o' the best Scottish brands. But just in caes it's no legally or morally proper tae give the exact link I shall simply say masterofmalt and that it's a UK site.
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post #28 of 38
I really get excited over a Smirnoff Ice. It's a pre-mixed Smirnoff Vodka Lemonade in a bottle. I toss a couple in the freezer for 40 minutes so they're just on the verge of freezing. Delicious.

I'm also partial to Corona. I do the same freezer thing, have the timing down to a science (with my fridge anyway). I take it out just a hair below freezing, pop the cap off, then immediately drop a good sized lime wedge in. The beer is so cold that the lime drops to the bottom immediately, then ice crystals start to form on it. It slowly expands upward so the whole beer is engulfed in about 30 seconds - it's really cool to see. I take a few swings before it's all iced up, and after about 3-4 minutes it's fully drinkable. Cold as hell, and freakin' delicious.

Whatever I drink, it's gotta be COLD. I don't think I ever drink anything (if possible) that hasn't spent some time in the freezer.
post #29 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>I really get excited over a Smirnoff Ice. It's a pre-mixed Smirnoff Vodka Lemonade in a bottle. I toss a couple in the freezer for 40 minutes so they're just on the verge of freezing. Delicious.

I'm also partial to Corona. I do the same freezer thing, have the timing down to a science (with my fridge anyway). I take it out just a hair below freezing, pop the cap off, then immediately drop a good sized lime wedge in. The beer is so cold that the lime drops to the bottom immediately, then ice crystals start to form on it. It slowly expands upward so the whole beer is engulfed in about 30 seconds - it's really cool to see. I take a few swings before it's all iced up, and after about 3-4 minutes it's fully drinkable. Cold as hell, and freakin' delicious.

Whatever I drink, it's gotta be COLD. I don't think I ever drink anything (if possible) that hasn't spent some time in the freezer.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Now there's someone with taste--and more money than I.
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post #30 of 38
last nite it was WAY TOO MUCH whiskey and lemonade. and if you doubt me look at the posts I made here in the early hours of the morning, now they are coming back to haunt me ... that and a hang over.
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post #31 of 38
I personally love almost any import. My personal favorites are, Guiness, Carlsberg Lager (although I've never been able to find it here in the US), Carona, Killian's Irish Red, Bass, and Heineken. I also like mixed drinks on occasion but not really very often... mostly just margaritas and Daquiris.

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post #32 of 38
Well, for beer, there's McEwan's Scotch Ale. Simply the finest beer in the world. Bar none.

And I love a good single malt scotch. The best I've had to date is Lagavulin. Mmmm....

I love Myer's Dark Rum and Mount Gay Spiced Rum and Coke/Pepsi... Preferrably a 60/40 split for rum and coke, respectively.

I also love a good cabernet with my sghetti. Mondavi and Gallo Reserve and Sebastiani vineyards are all fine.
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post #33 of 38
Hmm, wine. My experience with both beer and wine is rather limited (being restricted to what's available to me as a college student as I am). Thus far, from the wines I've had, Berringer White Zinfandel is by far the best. As far as beer goes what generally goes around at party's is piss-poor stuff like warm Busch Lite. I am rather partial to Liney's however, and a little MGD beats the pants off anything else I've had (hell, even MGDL is better than most of what I've had).

I'm definitely looking forward to the three months I'll be spending in Moscow next year because, as I said before, my favorite drink is: vodka, straight. Plus, I've heard good things about eastern european brews and I've got a hankering for some kvass. (Weird, why isn't kvass in the spell-checker's dictionary? Well, it is now. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> )
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post #34 of 38
Spirits: Vodka and lime or CC and dry

Beer: These days if I find myself drinking a brew , it'll usually be on a Friday night after work - and even then it's a light :o usually a Cascade Premium Light (tassie beer from downunder... not quite sure if that's the correct name actually)

Jeez - I remember the days when I used to think drinking light beer was a waste of time and money... what happened?
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post #35 of 38
Alcohol is poison, why put it in your body?
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post #36 of 38
Alcohol is good for you. It helps keep weak brain cells from spreading.
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post #37 of 38
Beer. It never does me wrong. No hangovers, no puking, etc.

I'm a microbrew kinda guy. Shaftbury (Vancouver, Canada) make the best nectar I've tasted.

When in Calgary, I like Wild Rose Brown, or Big Rock's Traditional Ale.
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post #38 of 38
[quote]Alcohol is good for you. It helps keep weak brain cells from spreading.<hr></blockquote>
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