Alcohol Discoveries

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  1. ajax103

    ajax103 Established Member

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    For something different, what alcohol drinks have you tried and hated or tried and actually discovered you liked it?

    I've tried Gin and Tonic and wasn't a fan of it - reminded me too much of fizzy water which I hate.

    I've tried Disarrono with Cola recently and Ouzu with Chilled Water (Which is how I believe the Greeks have it) and to my surprise I actually like the stuff.

    What about you guys, care to share your fellow discoveries?
     
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  3. Yew

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    Martinis. I liked gin and tonic, so had some gin in and Picked up some vermouth.

    My perfect Martini

    50ml measures Plymouth Smooth English Gin
    15ml Extra Dry Vermouth or 25ml Bianco Vermouth
    Shake in an ice-filled Cocktail Shaker until very cold, so that the gin seems to 'thicken'
    Taste and adjust the ratio of Gin and Vermouth if needed.
    Serve in a Glass (either a Martini Glass or a Wine Glass)
    Garnish with a Black olive on a cocktail stick.
     
  4. ralphchadkirk

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    Ouzu is, frankly, rank.
     
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    Cinnamon Whiskey (Firewater) & Apple Juice, tried it a few months ago at Wetherspoons, lovely warm aftertaste but never seen the Whiskey in the local supermarkets

    Cider - only the extra dry stuff, tried some at Manchesters Winter Ale festival a few years ago by some small Welsh (??) company, kept in old Bowmore whisky barrels iirc

    Ouzo - tried it once at a greek themed night at the Uni bar/disco, awful, though I suspect the headache next day was plate related (however did that one get past H&S I'll never know?)

    Brandy - it's ok on christmas pudding, much less so in a glass
     
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    Asda do it or at least my asda does.

    Fireball and cream soda is nice as is red aftershock and cream soda unsurprisingly since both are cinnamon.

    Most of the cocktails in wetherspoons are good
     
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    I found out that 8 pints of Amstel then a few double Captain Morgan's and coke = not good the night before you've got 200 miles of train travel and the WCML is caped!

    Captain Morgan's + Coke does go down pretty easily lol :D
     
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    I'll have a look next time I'm up there, thx :)
     
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    I like it! :lol: Most people don't like it but I rather like the smell....

    Any specialist lager from Belgium is right up my street.
     
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    I am partial to a G & T, particularly if its the summer. I'm also partial to a Bloody Mary because it's a bit like a very spicy tomato soup, however other than that, it's ale for me.
     
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    Kalimotxo, with lots of ice, is great on a hot day.
     
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    G and T is my poison of choice, along with Guinness. Yum! Also partial to whisky and Coke on the rocks.

    Ouzo and tequila - both horrible!

    Absinthe is pretty good...if you know how to take it. Cheeky Vimtos are also pretty good if your aim is to get utterly smashed...
     
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    Can't say I've been brave enough to try Absinthe
     
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    Jim Beam whisky sour is my main one, price of the rest puts me off (plus half the time you can never tell if it is decent spirits they are selling).

    Apart from that it is beer and cider for me.
     
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    Banana Bread Beer. Splendid
    German Dunkel. Yum Yum
    And from Belgium, Kasteel Brun. Tremendous
     
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    I have, both other ice and once 1/3 absinthe, 1/3 sambuca and 1/3 aniseed liqueur. Never again!

    Rekorderlig Cider is nice too (and I've still not got even a drop on Virgin lol)

    That and the mystery black drink at download 09 which was a mix of virtually everything going
     
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    I really like Belgian beers-some are quite superb, and the flavours often more complex than English ales. Two I especially like are Rodenbach Grand Cru, a sour Flemish red, wonderfully refreshing, and St Bernardos 12, rich, dark, fruity and warming.

    And from Latvia, the Riga Black Balsam both tastes and smells delightful
     
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    I wouldn't recommend it neat though - its 45% alcohol.

    I have it either in coffee or lemonade

    Actually more of an American Craft Beer man myself - particularly Deschutes Black Butte Porter
     
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    I discovered Purple WKD, courtesy of some very drunk women on a late-night Class 185 who were for no apparent reason mixing Red WKD with Blue WKD.
     
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    I've done that at a party before (as well as fortifying it with more vodka), long before purple WKD officially came out. I didn't like it as much as it's component parts though. It was thanks to WKD that I found out that Irn Bru is a good mixer for vodka.

    Smirnoff Vanilla is good too, especially with coke
     
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    Absinthe is worryingly drinkable and delicious.

    And there's a bar in Leamington that sells double measures of it for £3.

    Makes me glad I don't drink any more.
     
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    You're lucky! I haven't found a bar around Exeter which does shots of absinthe.

    However, whenever I've tried drinking absinthe neat, it tastes foul; it's necessary to drink it with sugar or another sweetener to make it pallatable. I haven't tried that yet, but there are ways of mixing it with sugar like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-k0e4FawyQ&feature=related

    Other 'poisons of choice' include Finlandia vodka (especially the Grapefruit flavour) and scrumpy of any kind. After all, anything's better than the **** known as Strongbow or 'Olde English' cider
     
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    Which bar...???! :lol:
     
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    Pah that's nothing, I've got one Vodka at home which is 88% alcohol - perfect for mixing with other items AND for First Aid usage :D

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-7233.aspx
     
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    Absinthe tastes like hot toothpaste. Aftershock (all flavours) taste rather medicinal and rank. I've not really touched shot-delivered spirits much since I was a student/Apprentice. Messy times.

    Sling a dash of lime cordial in a glass with ice, double measure of spiced rum, top up with Coke, lovely.

    Normally any Continental lager will do me. I'll occasionally delve into ale but frankly, I'm not the sort of person to extract the perverse pleasure some do from ale.
     
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    I forgot to mention Limoncella, an Italian liqueur made from (you've guessed it) lemons
     
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    The ultimate xmas classic tipple Whiskey Mac, any blended Whiskey and stones ginger wine with a couple of rocks of ice, nice and warming on a cold winters night.
     
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    Irn Bru goes particularly well with Smirnoff's Rasberry Vodka.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    I quite like a good Absinthe. There's plenty of rubbish about, though.

    Aftershock I avoid with a passion - seems to give me a blinding hangover even if I only have one.
     
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    Coopers Sparkling Ale sounds ridiculous but is a wonderful beer. Recommended to all beer lovers!
     
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    I have, I was seeing double for ten minutes :shock:

    I've had Raki as well, once. It looked, smelt and tasted like paint stripper and it gave me nightmares :lol:
     
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    All that would happen when I had absinthe was I became drunk a little too quickly...
     
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