Alcohol Discussion!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by ShamelessMcBundy, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aurian

    Aurian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When I was younger I wanted Rum and coke, or vodka drinks.

    Now I prefer white wine and the occational Smirnoff Ice, unless I am in a coctail bar.
     
  2. Shaytan

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    Nearly any fresh beer, vodka Absolut mixed with nearly everything, pastis with mint cream (a Perroquet), Sauternes and Coteaux-du-Layon.
    I prefer white wine to red wine but I can appreciate a good Bourgogne :)
    And Champagne of course ;)
     
  3. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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    I am heavily into microbrews, particularly IPAs (India Pale Ales). There are a lot of good ones around here. Ninkasi is a brewer here in town that makes an excellent IPA and their double-red ale is also quite delicious.
     
  4. SilentP

    SilentP Commodore Commodore

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    Hmmm am I the only person here who prefers to drink ciders and mead?
     
  5. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure there's other people. I've never had mead actually. What's it taste like?
     
  6. Aurian

    Aurian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Cider (which in Sweden is just.. alco-pop basically)is just too sweet for me. Can't do it.
     
  7. SilentP

    SilentP Commodore Commodore

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    Hard to describe, since I'm not good at describing tastes, especially when it comes to drinks, but I'll give it a shot.

    Compared to cider (which is the only thing I've drunk repeatedly) to use as a baseline, it's a bit creamier/smoother(?), the taste is sweeter and not quite as sharp, though there is a little kick when it goes down the back of the throat, but again, not a sharp one...

    ...probably a terrible description. :(
     
  8. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It gets the point across. Might have to try some sometime.
     
  9. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I think vodka mixes well with other things. It doesn't have a strong flavor so it won't overwhelm the drink. Back when I was a freshman, I would usually just pour vodka in coke since it was cheap and simple (and I didn't have any rum). Later I would get vanilla vodka instead because I'm a fan of Vanilla Coke.

    As for a vodka martini vs. a gin martini? I'm pretty sure I've never had a martini before, so I can't compare.

    Imagine the worst qualities of honey, wine, and beer stuck together in an unholy concoction. It's sticky like honey, you can taste the alcohol about as strong as in wine, and there's an aftertaste that reminds me of a bad beer.
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Hey, it was good enough for The Mighty Thor.
     
  11. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    That guy would drink anything!

    Loki (that's how you spell it in anglo, right?) once challenged Thor to a drinking contest. Thor wasn't able to finish the drink in three gulps and was kinda defeated -but as his drink was the sea(!) his drinking from it caused the tide. :eek:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokrur
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    He was tricked! :scream:
     
  13. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, gods play a lot of practical jokes -and not only on the mortals :(
     
  14. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    The sad thing is I want to drink mead again for nostalgic reasons. I had a fun time drinking it even if it isn't particularly pleasant (it gets easier to drink the more you drink ;) ).
     
  15. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Premium Member

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    Doesn't everything? :confused: :rommie:
     
  16. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's usually how it goes. ;)
     
  17. Holdfast

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    Who are you and what have you done with Spider? :confused:

    Always a good thing. :D

    Wine's my favourite, esp. right bank Bordeaux (though left can be great too), white Burgundy, Mosel Rieslings & Alsatian Gewurz. If I'm feeling the need for something bigger/spicier, Rhone reds and Rioja will fit the bill nicely.

    But I also like cocktails - from simple classics like G&Ts, proper gin Martinis (twist of lemon) and a Tom Collins, through to more extravagant ones if I'm feeling frivolous. Talking of cocktails, a friend introduced me to Amaretto Sours last week - not something I'd pick as a daily drinker, but very lush as an occasional treat and definitely added to my portfolio... ;)

    Beer - I like a wheat beer from time to time, and like some darker beers too.

    I'm not one for neat spirits though. That's about my only alcoholic no-fly zone. :D
     
  18. ShamelessMcBundy

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    But a proper, traditional gin martini is garnished with olives. Unless you're talking about a Gibson, then it's garnished with cocktail onions.
     
  19. trekkiedane

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    I, also, love those :drool:
     
  20. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oooh, so do i. Cocktail onions are something else. :D