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vogueress


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Posted Wed May 16th, 2007 11:19pm Post subject: Beverages
Newcastle Brown Ale is very enjoyable. Gives me a bastard of a hangover, though which is less so. Not, however, as bad as the hangover drinking turbo snakebites (White Lightening and Special Brew) used to give me in my teens.

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Phlizz


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Posted Wed May 16th, 2007 11:47pm Post subject: Beverages
Ooh! I don't get a bad hangover with Newky Brown - lucky really because I love it!
Wine I am allergic to (as I have written before) - to me it tastes like really bad vinegar that I'd not even want to put on my chips - sorry to the wine lovers on here!!

Any kind of ale I like really - Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be drinking McEwan's Champion

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Crazy_in_a_box


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Posted Wed May 16th, 2007 11:48pm Post subject: Beverages
dont ever get a hangover... dunno why. my sister gets bad ones hahaha i love it when she does and i dont and we were out together the night before... she hates me for it

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Skadoo


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 12:49am Post subject: Beverages
There are few things I won't drink...gin being one of them. I'll drink tequila only after a dozen or so beers and then I must pay in the morning. Other than that anything goes. I love Guinness, Sam Adams is my favorite American beer and you can't beat whiskey (both the Irish and Kentucky Bourbon variety)

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ysabella


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 1:49am Post subject: Beverages
I'm not a big drinker myself. I've never been drunk; I've been a little tipsy, but I get unpleasantly dizzy and flushed.

Sam Adams makes a lot of good beers; even Sam Adams Light is nice. And we have lots of "microbreweries" producing interesting beers in the Northwest. It's something my husband enjoys, trying different new brews here and there.

I have only tried one gin - my son is named Hendrik, so I couldn't resist trying Hendrick's Gin from Scotland. It's pretty good, it has rose and cucumber infused in it. Makes a great G&T with ice and a slice of cucumber in the glass, very refreshing on a warm day.

I've had Metaxa, but only in a cocktail called a Sidecar. A few places in Seattle do a Metaxa Sidecar, and it's nice.

My favorite cocktail is a caipirinha. Brazilian cachaça (white rum), brown sugar, and limes.

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joan


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 2:27am Post subject: Beverages
I brew my own beer - it is a lovely brew, but i don't do it too often, just for special occasions or we'd both be alkies.
In England i liked Tetleys or Carlton Special.
Rum is my spirit of choice (marrried a sailor)

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Skadoo


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 4:11am Post subject: Beverages


My favorite cocktail is a caipirinha. Brazilian cachaça (white rum), brown sugar, and limes.

sounds a bit like a mojito minus the mint and soda water...I should try and find one of them, it sounds tasty

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Britannicus


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 4:35am Post subject: Beverages
Y'know...my brother once gave me a sip of an al-co-ho-lic beverage without telling me what it was... Tasted rather like over-carbonated strawberry pop. Probably because it was mostly over-cabonated strawberry pop.

"Your room...it's CLEAN!!!"
"I prayed to God...and...it happened...but...where's my million dollars and horse!? Damn it!"

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melampus


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 7:21am Post subject: Beverages
Inca Cola is a fluorescent yellow soft drink beloved by Peruvians -- and me. Can't really handle anything stronger, although when I lived in a theological college (don't ask) the naughtiest (and most religious) girls used to nick some of that old-fashioned vanilla essence from the kitchen and put it in their milk. The essence made it go a bit wobbly (the milk... AND the girls).

Has anyone had absinthe? I think it might be illegal here.

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Skadoo


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 7:54am Post subject: Beverages
Inca Cola is a fluorescent yellow soft drink beloved by Peruvians -- and me. Can't really handle anything stronger, although when I lived in a theological college (don't ask) the naughtiest (and most religious) girls used to nick some of that old-fashioned vanilla essence from the kitchen and put it in their milk. The essence made it go a bit wobbly (the milk... AND the girls).

Has anyone had absinthe? I think it might be illegal here.

I would like to try absinthe the real stuff from France or Switzerland and not the swill they try to pass off in the Czech Republic. It's illegal to sell here in the US but ok to possess, you just have to worry about it getting intercepted by customs in the mail. It's nearly impossible to overturn archaic drug laws that were passed here around the turn of the 20th century... It doesn't really make you hallucinate or go mad but it will get you drunk! I think they talked about it on the drinking episode of QI. If memory serves me correctly, it was never illegal in the UK

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meekychuppet


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 10:06am Post subject: Beverages
Inca Cola is a fluorescent yellow soft drink beloved by Peruvians -- and me. Can't really handle anything stronger, although when I lived in a theological college (don't ask) the naughtiest (and most religious) girls used to nick some of that old-fashioned vanilla essence from the kitchen and put it in their milk. The essence made it go a bit wobbly (the milk... AND the girls).

Has anyone had absinthe? I think it might be illegal here.

I would like to try absinthe the real stuff from France or Switzerland and not the swill they try to pass off in the Czech Republic. It's illegal to sell here in the US but ok to possess, you just have to worry about it getting intercepted by customs in the mail. It's nearly impossible to overturn archaic drug laws that were passed here around the turn of the 20th century... It doesn't really make you hallucinate or go mad but it will get you drunk! I think they talked about it on the drinking episode of QI. If memory serves me correctly, it was never illegal in the UK

If you're going to drink Absinthe I would suggest that you line your throat with Vaseline first.

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Aoibheann


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 3:27pm Post subject: Beverages
Ohhhh Absinthe..!

A few friends brought some back from spain for me ages ago... tastes like licorish (spl?) 7 shots of it and i was on my ear...

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Crazy_in_a_box


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 4:45pm Post subject: Beverages
Inca Cola is a fluorescent yellow soft drink beloved by Peruvians -- and me. Can't really handle anything stronger, although when I lived in a theological college (don't ask) the naughtiest (and most religious) girls used to nick some of that old-fashioned vanilla essence from the kitchen and put it in their milk. The essence made it go a bit wobbly (the milk... AND the girls).

Has anyone had absinthe? I think it might be illegal here.

I would like to try absinthe the real stuff from France or Switzerland and not the swill they try to pass off in the Czech Republic. It's illegal to sell here in the US but ok to possess, you just have to worry about it getting intercepted by customs in the mail. It's nearly impossible to overturn archaic drug laws that were passed here around the turn of the 20th century... It doesn't really make you hallucinate or go mad but it will get you drunk! I think they talked about it on the drinking episode of QI. If memory serves me correctly, it was never illegal in the UK

If you're going to drink Absinthe I would suggest that you line your throat with Vaseline first.

My sister's ex (who I swear was an alcholic but wouldnt admit it) used to drink absinthe like 7up... he would just sit there and drink it straight from the bottle and not a bother on him. I tasted it, the smallest sip and my mouth burned for ages.... my sister kissed him and her lips hurt hahah twas gas.

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 5:45pm Post subject: Beverages
I've tried absinthe before. Didn't think much of it. It was okey and nothing special. No burning sensation or anything. Just the weird feeling that I've drunk a cloud (strange sensation can't think of any other description). On one occasion I mixed some black absinthe with a pint of Snakebite and Black, made for an interesting taste!

Ale! Black Sheep, Hobgoblin, Bishop's Finger and Thwaites are all good good good! There's a wicked ale shop/pub in York called The Evil Eye Lounge. Guinness is good stuff too. Snakebite and Black is my favourite beverage. If the bar's run out of any of these then I'll drink lager. Rather have ale though! *glugglug*

Assuming direct control...

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trouser material


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Posted Thu May 17th, 2007 5:59pm Post subject: Beverages
The last time i drank absinthe was in Barcelona for a mates stag 3 years ago. It followed approximately 6 weeks of horrifically excessive drinking whilst my band were on tour and we were getting paralytic EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. That next day i vomited blood in a casino toilet and decided i'd best stop drinking alcohol.
I didn't, not for the next 18 months.

These days my drinking is well under control, i limit myself usually to one night a weeks social drinking, on special occasions and holidays i still hit it with the best of them. I control it now, not the other way round. I only drink beer these days, well, also wine sometimes. I steer clear of spirits now, its spirits that will kill you.

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