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Old 07-31-2011, 07:41 AM   #1
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What is your favorite alcoholic beverage to relax and unwind?

Red wine.

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:10 AM   #2
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Red wine. I used to prefer a rum & diet coke, but hard alcohol doesn't go well with me these days, so it is red wine.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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Bourbon, please. Neat.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:33 AM   #4
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Amarula on Ice or a glass of port in winter.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:34 AM   #5
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Red wine - cabernet sauvignon actually. If I'm at lunch, I order 1 (one) Tanqueray martini up with lime.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
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It varies based on my mood of the day.

In the winter it's mostly a Crown Royal on the rocks. In the summer it's a gin and tonic or bloody mary.

Beer also is a regular participant.

I don't drink much wine anymore.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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Scotch on the rocks, or red wine.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:39 AM   #8
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I don't really have to unwind, I am already more or less unraveled.

I do enjoy a nice Manhattan in the winter or a gin and tonic in the summer.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:41 AM   #9
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I like the stuff that comes in a glass.....
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:47 AM   #10
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Bourbon.........
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:14 AM   #11
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I don't really have to unwind, I am already more or less unraveled...


Nothing mellows me out quicker than Grey Goose out of the freezer, on the rocks, with three green olives.
Which is why I stick to beer
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:16 AM   #12
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Nothing mellows me out quicker than Grey Goose out of the freezer, on the rocks, with three green olives.
Which is why I stick to beer
That's my problem. I guzzle my drinks. So, liquor goes down too fast. Which makes Rocklobster go down too fast.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:24 AM   #13
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Scotch and water in the winter, vodka and ice tea with a splash of lemonade in the summer, wine anytime.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #14
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mmm, vodka and tea. My drink of choice after a round of golf, back in the day.
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mmm, vodka and tea. My drink of choice after a round of golf, back in the day.
I think it's called an Arnold Palmer. Quite appropo!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:08 PM   #16
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Picking a favorite drink is like picking a favorite food to me. There are too many I love. Gin and tonic is what I have been my drink the past few days. I Love a good beer. Casa Noble anejo tequila is like drinking gold. I am in the process of learning to appreciate scotch. Grey Goose or Belvadere on the rocks at an affair is nice. I could go on and on.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #17
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A good flavorful beer (so nothing made by Bud, Miller, Coors or their international equivalents)

There are styles to go with every food or any situation
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:23 PM   #18
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I like any kind of dry white wine anytime. I can't do red wine at all unless I want a splitting headache.
In the summer I like Coke and Captain Morgan with lemon.

In the winter, there's nothing like a Hot Buttered Rum.....here's a recipe.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...rum-69270.html
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:24 PM   #19
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This sounds complicated, but it's not. I mix equal parts of cranberry, grape and blueberry juice into a container. Then I mix that, 50%-50% with Port wine. Get it ice cold and drink it on ice on a hot summer day.

Simply refreshing, yummy and not strong enough to nail me. The port is 18%, so the finished drink is 9%. Still strong enough to mellow anyone out, but not a stumbling-slobber-maker.

For a hard drink, Vodka and Blueberry juice on ice. I can and do hurt myself with that one. Even better with 150 proof grain alcohol.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #20
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currently i am having raspberry vodka mixed with iced tea. before dinner, it helps me unwind from the day.
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