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Old 04-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #11
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"Cocktails" aren't my thing either unless I run across a really good homemade bloody mary!!!

Champagne first, Rhone Valley next (I will do tricks for Chateauneuf du Pape) and I have a fondness for Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Pinot Noir's....oh, and let's not forget Burgundy (both white and red)....and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc's.....and Austrian Pinots....and Austrian Gruner Veltiner's.....and Spanish Albarino...I see a problem here! Good thing I work in a wine shop!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:41 PM   #12
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Single barrel, unblended bourbon..
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:00 PM   #13
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Mixed drinks....I love vodka mixed with anything that is not too sweet.. Diet 7-Up or diet cola with a twist of lime... that is my favorite all-year-'round.

For whiskey... I love Crown Royal, mixed with Rumple Mintz... equal parts in a rocks glass... called a Top Shelf Stinger. I also love (on a rare occasions) a shot of Southern Comfort or on the rocks.... good sipping whiskey.

When I want something sweet, I love coconut rum with pineapple juice.

Beer.... I absolutely love George Killian's Irish Red.... ice-cold draft or in the bottle!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:28 AM   #14
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I prefer straight Vodka - but go through Calvados periods,
Sherry periods, Bourbon periods and Port too.

The only mixed drink I like is a Bloddy Mary.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:16 PM   #15
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It's a toss up for me, I'm mostly not a cocktail person, I like a strong single malt Scotch like Talisker ... straight please, no ice or water.

My next favorite might be a Rusty Nail, but only if the right Scotch is used and the person making it knows to "float" the Drambuie and not to mix it.

I also enjoy Whisky(ey too!) Sours

After the dark liquors I head for Vodka and Gin mixers, just about any combination with those :) One liquor I can't stand is Rum, waaaaay too sweet for me.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #16
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I will have to say a walk the plank from Dave & Buster. Has anyone ever had one?......Maybe its a tie between that a Long Island Ice Tea
If you like long island iced teas, you should try a new drink i had a couple weeks ago. The alcohol is called firefly and it tastes like sweet tea. Mix that with lemonade and it is absolutely delicious.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:17 AM   #17
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I also enjoy Whisky(ey too!) Sours
I used to drink those, but they're too sweet for me now. Used to also like Apricot Stone Sours (made with Scotch). Someone "remembered" and brought me one, unbidden, at a reunion of sorts. I couldn't bear to disappoint them, so I tried to drink it. Got about 2 sips down.

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One liquor I can't stand is Rum, waaaaay too sweet for me.
Interesting youshould say that. Rum, by itself is not sweet at all. It's all the stuff folks usually mix with it that makes it sweet. As I said before, I no longer have a taste for sweet alcoholic drinks, but I really enjoy sipping Barbancourt 5-Star, like a brandy.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:25 AM   #18
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Interesting youshould say that. Rum, by itself is not sweet at all. It's all the stuff folks usually mix with it that makes it sweet. As I said before, I no longer have a taste for sweet alcoholic drinks, but I really enjoy sipping Barbancourt 5-Star, like a brandy.
The Rum's I've had have been sweet by themselves, not sure which one's they were because the memories are a little fuzzy I don't like mixing drinks anyway, but drinking Rum is like drinking a liquid candy of some kind and gives me the willies :)
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Rum, by itself is not sweet at all.
I completely disagree. To me, rum is very sweet by itself.
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I completely disagree. To me, rum is very sweet by itself.
I guess either we have completely different taste buds, or we're not drinking the same rums.
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