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What's your poison?
« on: July 29, 2009, 10:15:22 AM »
OK so we got to discussing our favourite tipples in other threads so here were are to discuss your likes and dislikes in the booze (or Alcohol free drinks) stakes.

Me.....  "The fountain of youth is a mixture of Gin and Vermouth" - Cole Porter


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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 10:41:27 AM »
Chardonnay or Pinot Gris.  Definitely white wine.

But at the bar in San Francisco I drank rum and diet coke.  LOL

and then I couldn't sleep due to the caffeine!
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 10:47:59 AM »
Most wines - white or rosé before a meal, any with the meal but preferably red.

Gin and tonic or with fruit juice or fruit cordial.

Not beer - don't hate it but it never seems worth the effort.  It's too wet and sloshy and I'd rather go without alcohol than drink it.

Sparkling water

Ginger beer

COFFEE
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 12:00:41 PM »
A Ladyfinger--vodka and nail polish.

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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 12:17:56 PM »
Okay, make mine a frozen mexican-style Margarita --  thick as ice cream, with a shot of 'Grand Marnier' orange liquer on the side, and lots of  salt on the rim..!

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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 12:24:15 PM »
speaking for a small minority of our members and a heck of a lot of folks in the real world, ANYTHING with alcohol in it is poison to me.

a medium roast columbian coffee, preferably iced, is my drink of choice until i can no longer deal with any acidic beverage.  my fallback will be green tea, healthier and i still get my caffeine.
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 12:45:21 PM »
(I think it's poison to us all, jack, thus the thread name)

count me in on the coffee, coffee, coffee coffee 'til I die group
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 01:51:46 PM »
Bacardi and Coke with Ice

Tea with two sugars

Ice cold coke

(am i allowed 3????)
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 02:00:38 PM »
Well I generally prefer succinylcholine or something that's difficult to trace.  Oleander is nice, because it grows all over the place...same with belladonna.

Oh!  You mean to drink!

Absolute citron (or suitable lemony vodka) and tonic is generally the standard.  I like Absinthe for the ritual involved (the sugar cube and all).  And when I'm in pubs I like beer and the conversation it induces.  A snakebite or black and tan is always nice.  Last night I tried the new Guinness 250:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30093096/

I was rather surprised recently with how much San Francisco has become like Amsterdam (or similar city) in that the smoking areas of the bars (usually outdoors) often seem to offer different intoxicants now....

But yes, if I were to name the drink that I probably have some sort of habitual relationship with it would be coffee.  I drink coffee daily and feel like poop when I don't.  Alcohol is something I'll drink maybe once or twice a week at most - it is nowhere as compelling (or, I suppose, addicting) as coffee to me.
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 02:17:49 PM »
Lavazza espresso (one a day, but that one I really need and cherish), made in a proper espresso machine, obviously
(don't mean to offend anyone, but I detest American - or, for that matter, Dutch - coffee)

since I'm no longer allowed to drink a lot of coffee or tea, I've switched to herbal (fruit) teas - at least one litre a day

WATER - I love pure water

single malt, preferably Glenlivet (12)


MOD Oh, I see dislikes as well - well then, American coffee. Drinks like Bailey's.


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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 02:22:55 PM »
Me.....  "The fountain of youth is a mixture of Gin and Vermouth" - Cole Porter

Nax!  LOL!

A few years ago I was working during the summer on a Noel Coward
play where martini's were featured each night in a couple scenes, and as
I had never really been interested in martini's before, I began wondering
what does a martini taste like?  The bars in the area ALL have martini
nights, and almost anything they put in a martini glass they consider a martini
so I looked up on the internet to find out exactly what a classic martini is.

The answer I found most often was 2 parts gin to 1 part vermouth.  That's
what I tried and that's what I found I liked!  I have been finding out that most
people seem NOT to like that much vermouth in their martini's.  As someone
told me, I like the vermouth in the next room!

But if you go ordering martini's in a restaurant or bar, it's much like ordering
meat loaf or gazpacho, you never know what you might end up with.  A local
place, Hamburger Mary's, has a Flirtini  which I like, it's a tad sweet and
seems to glow a pale blue...

So, one night a week I like a classic martini at home by myself with some old tv
show or film noir movie on dvd...

The best drink is a mai tai at the Mai Tai Bar on the beach in Waikiki at the
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, where past and future converge in a hazy mist of loveliness.

It's expensive, though, becasue you have to GET there.

Otherwise, in general, I like a nice glass of red wine,
Cabernet or perhaps Merlot.

You have the cool clear
Eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth,
Yet with the slam, bang, tang
Reminiscent of gin and vermouth.
Oh, I believe in you,
I believe in you.


--lyrics from the Pulitizar Prize winning "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"          

To recap:

a classic martini
or
a mai tai at the Mai Tai Bar on the beach in Waikiki at the
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, where past and future converge in
a hazy mist of loveliness.  (add a sailor from Pearl Harbor
for garnish)
or
a glass of red wine

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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 03:34:51 PM »
beverages containing alcohol....... I prefer a nice red wine.  I like and drink most reds, but love a good Cabernet. 

White wines are nice in summer.  At the moment a Sauvignon Blanc seems to hit the spot.

Stan's frozen Margharita is my other (alcohol) drink of choice!

Non-alcoholic.... Water, water, water!

and I absolutely adore coffee, nice strong coffee!   
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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2009, 03:50:08 PM »
Likes, non alcoholic:  Coffee lots of..............latte in coffee shops.
                             Cola
                             J2O

I don't drink much tea. I know English peopple are supposed to, but I only drink it occasionally.

Likes, alcholic: Beer in pints.............no, English ladies are not supposed to like that.
                    Favourite beers, Smithwicks.........which you can only really get in Ireland.
                    John Smiths
                    Boddingtons
                    Harveys.................but will try anything!

                    Wine, especially red wine, can't beat a good Shiraz

                   Single malt especially Glen Livett

Dislikes:        Baileys and most other sweet girly drinks


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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2009, 04:02:48 PM »
endless sex, barring that, good Vodka, then when that's run out, cheap vodka.

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Re: What's your poison?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 04:07:13 PM »
endless sex, barring that, good Vodka, then when that's run out, cheap vodka.

but I don't think you're typical.

 :D

[shouldn't there be something about pole dancing for bikers there?  or is that after the cheap vodka?]
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