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Old 05-10-2016, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default What is your drink of choice?

From bums on the street, to social drinkers, to high-performing alcoholics, what is your favorite drink of choice?

Do you have economic preferences over taste or vice versa? List them!


My two most recent delicious alcoholic discoveries:

1. A Guiness Float. (like a root beer float)

2. Ginger Bear, simple syrup, lime, ginger (and something else i don't remember

3. A cucumber mojito kind of thing - I have no idea what was in it.

Are there any bartenders out there who can shed light on what the latter two discoveries were?
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:05 AM   #2
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Haven't tried a Cucumber Mojito ... but then again, I'm too scared to try the new Cucumber Gatorade.

Guinness Floats, there's so many different flavors of ice cream, depends on which you like I guess, but I'm not a big Guinness fan, too thick and dry. I like hoppy beers like Newcastle Brown Ale or Bell's Best Brown, Widmer Hefeweisen, Murphy's Red Irish Ale, even Blue Moon. Orange slices better than lemon.

My drink is Irish Whiskey on the rocks (cubes, not crushed). My clan is from the Republic - southern counties Cork and Tipperary - so I'm partial to classic southern brands Jameson, Redbreast and Powers. At least as opposed to the Bushmills and Tullamore swill them heathen protestants brew up north.


I guess my drink preferences are pretty boring actually ... though I love margaritas, and the occasional Irish Car Bomb always does the trick.
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Whiskey, Jack Daniels single barrel.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:29 AM   #4
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Black and Tan will never be supplanted at the top of my big board but Wynkoop's Cowtown Milk Stout is the one I'm currently in lust with.
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. .
. .PINNACLE - $13 . . . . . . . . . . . GREY GOOSE - $37

My wife is a vodka girl. She doesn't drink all that much, but she definitely seems to have her finger on the pulse of vodka branding and marketing.

Her #1 vodka for the money, and tied for #1 best-tasting is PINNACLE. Myself and others agree with her that PINNACLE tastes very much like the "presumptive #1" super-premium brand GREY GOOSE. But from there, she veers into Vodka conspiracy-land: Because they taste the same, because they're distilled with the same winter wheat, and because they are the only two mass-selling vodkas made in France, she thinks they're made/owned by the same person/company, and the different price points are nothing more than marketing. I'm not big on conspiracy theories, but the more I looked into this one, the more is seems plausible.

GREY GOOSE is less than twenty years old - it was started from scratch in 1997 by European entrepreneur Sidney Frank. Frank wanted to give Americans their first "super-premium" vodka, one he hoped they would lavishly spend on, just as they lavishly spent on super-premium brands of other spirits. Frank later admitted that Grey Goose was founded mainly as a marketing device, a product intended to fill the vodka super-premium niche it was simultaneously creating. Sales skyrocketed from Day One, rare for a new brand of spirits, and just seven years after it was founded, GREY GOOSE was sold to Bacardi USA, Inc. for $2 billion in cash.

PINNACLE was started by a group of silent investors in France in 2004, right about the same time Grey Goose was sold. Unlike GG, the Pinnacle recipe did not require the use of spring water from the Cognac region of France, but it was fermented with the same winter wheat, and was distilled in substantially the same way as GG. The price gap is the biggest difference, but if Catherine's conspiracy theory is correct - if they are/were owned by the same party - the price difference could be as simple as PINNACLE avoiding a violation of a non-compete clause in the GREY GOOSE sale agreement (such a clause would likely bar new products in the same pricing class). PINNACLE's sales skyrocketed in much the same was as GG, and in 2012 - just eight years after it was founded - PINNACLE was sold to Jim Beam Suntory for $600 million.


She told me "tell your football friends about that," namely, Pinnacle. So there.

More interesting vodka facts: Unlike whiskey and most other spirits, vodka has no rules about where or how it can be made; Vodka is classified as a "neutral spirit," a class that includes only vodka and grain alcohol; Very few brands are made with potatoes, some use corn, wheat, grapes and even sugar beets; After distillation, vodka is tasteless, and is between 80 and 92% alcohol. Flavor is then added, as is water to dilute the mix to 40%; In 2011, vodka became the #1 selling spirit in the U.S.
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It's true! You two guys really DO FEEL THE BERN ... and the BERN has power!

The power to make iced green tea and mango wango tango drinks seem like they have alcohol ...


(Sorry Req, there's no excuse for you).







Althoooough .... green tea is WAY full of anti-oxidants. I dunno if it's the free radical scavengers or that kickass 21st Century icebox talkin', but I'm gonna stock up tomorrow when I go shopping!



NOTHING PERSONAL MEANT BY THE NEXT POST...
It's just that I can't resist, it's too perfect....
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Saturday night, and the boys learn just how
potent Mango Juice and Green Tea can be -

WHEN YOU THINK IT'S BEER you're drinking ...



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BEAVIS: Wait Butt-head ... it doesn't say "alcoholic" in the thread title.

BUTT-HEAD: It doesn't? Dammit Beavis, get your facts straight.

BEAVIS: No. Huhhuh, Hey, let's get BroncoBuff to buy us some of the hard stuff.

BUTT-HEAD: Yeah, BroncoStuff will do it.....











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Old 06-13-2016, 10:11 AM   #12
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It's true! You two guys really DO FEEL THE BERN ... and the BERN has power!

The power to make iced green tea and mango wango tango drinks seem like they have alcohol ...


(Sorry Req, there's no excuse for you).









Althoooough .... green tea is WAY full of anti-oxidants. I dunno if it's the free radical scavengers or that kickass 21st Century icebox talkin', but I'm gonna stock up tomorrow when I go shopping!



NOTHING PERSONAL MEANT BY THE NEXT POST...
It's just that I can't resist, it's too perfect....
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The thread title said nothing about alcohol.

The question was "what's your drink of choice?"

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Yeah I know, my mistake. I already paid for it though, that's how I got stuck between Beavis and Butthead.
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