Alcohol Discussion!

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

  1. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Location:
    Bursting through walls.
    Since the picture thread got a little side tracked with all the different references to alcohol, namely, martinis i thought i would post a new thread about booze. So this is to discuss what you like, don't like, what you'd like to try, blah, blah, blah, etc.

    As for me, i love martinis. Gin with olives. Also, i enjoy scotch. :D

    What about you?
     
  2. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Location:
    New Orleans
    I'm not much of a beer drinker but I'm developing a taste for stuff like Chimay, Pacifico and others. I'm more of a cocktail person. I really like Disaronno amaretto, screwdrivers, rum punch...

    I don't really care for wine outside of white zinfandel which tastes like soda pop. I have developed a tolerance for it though so I don't mind drinking it socially.
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Extremely dirty vodka martinis, Gs&Ts, and margaritas are my most-consumed drinks. However, I'm mainly a beer person, preferring the darkest, maltiest, smokiest stouts out there.
     
  4. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Location:
    Saint Catharines, ON
    I'm mostly a beer and wine drinker. Developing into a bit of a snob on both fronts, I must admit... heh.

    Never cared much for martinis, cocktails, liqueurs, etc. though. They've just never really appealed to me.
     
  5. Chekov's Phaser

    Chekov's Phaser Waiting to be relevant. Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Location:
    On a table.
    I prefer dark beers like Guinness. For liquor there is nothing finer than a glass of whiskey. Bourbon is the best, but I like a good Canadian whiskey as well. Mixed or clean, it doesn't matter too much.
     
  6. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    What a brilliant idea!

    What a brilliant idea!

    [​IMG]
    (Shaken!)
     
  7. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Clausthaler Golden Amber. All the great taste of a German dark beer, but no alcohol. :)
     
  8. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    I downloaded an awesome drink recipe app for my iPod Touch, and it had an intriguing Guinness recipe involving cream and cinnamon.
     
  9. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 19, 2004
    Location:
    Mirimar, CA
    Is your abstinence from alcoholic drinks a temporary thing (say, for health or weight loss) or more permanent?
     
  10. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    Oregon, USA
    The only way I'd drink gin is if it was the only alcohol available and I had to perform an emergency appendectomy on myself. It's the only spirit that I simply detest.
     
  11. ElimParra

    ElimParra Lounge Niner Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm a beer drinker, but I'll also drink wine, scotch and rum.
     
  12. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    The Hub of the Universe
    A man after my own heart. :techman:

    Scotch, single malt, preferable highland, neat.

    I'm a huge martini fan (and by martini, I mean gin or vodka with a touch of vermouth -- none of these fru fru flavored drinks in a triangular glass) with an olive, twist or onion. [James Bond]shaken, not stirred.[/James Bond]

    Unfortunately, though I like gin martinis, I've learned over the years that they decidedly do not like me. So, I've had to switch to vodka. Which are almost as good, as long as the vodka is good; plus there's the benefit of no hangover. :techman:

    I'm also a big fan of wine and good beer. Oh, and a nice, smooth, sipping tequila. Some rums, and boubon's nice for a Manhattan, and I was recently introduced to "real" absinthe, with the whole ritual of the water decanter, slotted spoons, sugar, flame ....

    Do I have a problem, you think? :confused: :lol:
     
  13. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Let's just say that rehab isn't the way Dr. Drew's TV show would have audiences believe. ;)
     
  14. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    No wonder you yell at me so much. :p
     
  15. Tim

    Tim Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Actually, the classic way is without flame. Cold water over a sugar cube placed on the spoon, with the dissolving sugar allowed to create a translucent louche in the liquor.
     
  16. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    The Fifth Dimension
    Yes. I'm not sure when this whole "flaming absinthe" business got started, but it was definitely never done before the ban.

    For myself--I think the quickest way to answer this topic is simply to list what I've got in my fridge and liquor cabinet.

    4 bottles of Maudite strong ale
    2 bottles of Grolsch lager
    1 bottle of Remy Martin XO premier cru cognac
    1 bottle of Hennessy VSOP cognac
    1 bottle of Hennessy VS cognac
    1 bottle of Montal armagnac
    1 bottle of Taboo absinthe
    1 bottle of Pernod absinthe
    1 bottle of Navan liqueur
    1 bottle of Cointreau liqueur
    1 bottle of Bulleit bourbon
    1 bottle of Wild Turkey 101 bourbon
    1 bottle of Dubonnet aperitif
    1 bottle of Kingsgate sherry
    1 small bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin
    1 bottle of Stolichnaya vodka
    1 bottle of Zwack eau de vie d'abricot
    1 bottle of dark Creme de Cacao
    and 2.5 bottles of wine

    Hmm. That actually makes me sound like a much heavier drinker than I am.

    The reason I have so many bottles of booze around is because it takes me so long to finish them. I've been working on some of those bottles for years now.

    For example: I bought the bottle of Remy Martin at Heathrow airport a year ago, and I've had exactly two drinks from it.
     
  17. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    I cannot wait until I'm more of a grown-up and can buy a house. I want to build an awesome bar.
     
  18. The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2002
    Location:
    The Lady Eve
    I'm glad classic cocktails are making a comeback. Classic meaning old recipes dating from the 19th and early 20th century instead of the merely trendy. Excellent article here:

    The Cocktail Renaissance
     
  19. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    The Fifth Dimension
    Oops--I missed a bottle of calvados.

    Damn--that is one Frenchified liquor cabinet.
     
  20. The Boy Who Cried Worf

    The Boy Who Cried Worf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    I can't say I ever really liked alcohol. The only tastes I really liked were fruity drinks like Cider or Bartles and James. I occasionally enjoyed certain kinds of margaritas or a Midori Sour. I can't stand any kind of beer and I am am not much for wine although I like white more than red.

    In college it was necessary to get drunk a lot to overcome my Social Anxiety though so I developed some standards. Bourbon and Coke. Gin Martini's. Shots were mostly tequila or whiskey. I liked Goldschlager a lot but mostly to give to people who have never had it before to see the look on their face when they drank it.

    I don't really drink anymore ecept for the occasional cider and my girlfriend wants to become a sophisticated wine drinking couple.