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jfb
02-26-2013, 08:49 PM
My staple is a Guinness and a Jameson as it suits me and is widely available, but I love a nice Scotch and will go this route if I am going to be sitting a while and can get something I haven't tried or something I know I really like.

What's your drink of choice when out and about?

cjmwrx
02-26-2013, 08:52 PM
Glenlivet 12 yr. 18 if it's available.

Beer is Shiner Bock, or Miller Lite.

WEDGE
02-26-2013, 09:14 PM
I am a bourbon guy......feeling Woodbridge Reserve Double Oaked lately. Over ice.

markie
02-26-2013, 09:17 PM
Diet DR. Pepper for Ole Markie :D

Goldtop
02-26-2013, 09:22 PM
Plain, regular, ice cold Coke. Booze-wise, probably a beer. Lone Star, Miller Hi-Life or MGD. Budweiser if all else fails.

Goldtop Lloyd

Roddie
02-26-2013, 09:30 PM
Coors.

Rango
02-26-2013, 09:36 PM
Diet Pepsi - If I'm driving.... or playing.

If I'm feeling Froggy - Might have a Shiner Bock or some other beer
Walk on the wild side - Don Edwardo!

SuperFly53
02-26-2013, 09:37 PM
Budweiser. Old crow if I feel like getting in a fight.

jfb
02-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Diet DR. Pepper for Ole Markie :D

Diet Dr. Pepper is good. Have you had Diet Barq's? Super hard to come by out and about but so tasty!

watelessness
02-26-2013, 09:44 PM
Ginger ale

Blackbird
02-26-2013, 09:45 PM
Depends on the mood/goal:
Beer mood: Carlsberg or Abita
Drink mood: A Bloody Mary with Grey Goose or Ketel One.

alantig
02-26-2013, 09:51 PM
Coke Zero 'cause I'm fat. :mad:

Prefer regular Coke, and if I am going for alcohol, it's Mike's Hard Lemonade, Lebatt's or Molson.

Did I mention I'm also somewhat of a girl?

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02-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Vodka Tonic (Top Shelf, please) with a lime.

jfb
02-26-2013, 10:04 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©;54058']Vodka Tonic (Top Shelf, please) with a lime.

Very popular drink amongst my partners in crime.

sergiodeblanc
02-26-2013, 10:05 PM
Singapore Sling with Mescal on the side.

Steph
02-26-2013, 10:11 PM
Burgundy... Red

Daniel
02-26-2013, 11:22 PM
A good Bourbon. No girlie bourbon.

LSchefman
02-27-2013, 01:25 AM
absinthe alandia époque

Albrecht Smuten
02-27-2013, 02:49 AM
The worst and cheapest white wine on the market. In 2l PET bottle.

vchizzle
02-27-2013, 02:55 AM
Usually beer, a micro brew- what depends on the season. The colder it is, the darker I usually go. If I'm being cheap, PBR.

CoreyT
02-27-2013, 03:07 AM
Henry Weinhards Rootbeer.

veinbuster
02-27-2013, 06:18 AM
I hate to get stuck in a rut, so I usually order the darkest beer they have on tap rather than a brand - often Guiness which suits me fine.
Then I'll order something else for seconds.

docbennett
02-27-2013, 06:23 AM
absinthe alandia époque

Les.....is that legal in the USA these days????


I'll go for either a coke, no ice..or a Yeungling if I'm in the mood for a different type of buzz.

kingsleyd
02-27-2013, 06:42 AM
absinthe alandia époque

We REALLY need to get together for a hang.

kingsleyd
02-27-2013, 06:46 AM
If I drink Coke, which I only do rarely, I prefer the Mexican variant = real sugar instead of HFCS. Probably not any healthier, but tastes better. Mostly I drink water, at least when not drinking alcoholic bevs.

tiboy
02-27-2013, 06:52 AM
Guinness for me. If I'm at a restaurant that has local brews on the menu, I'll experiment.

Albrecht Smuten
02-27-2013, 06:55 AM
Les.....is that legal in the USA these days????


I'll go for either a coke, no ice..or a Ginseng if I'm in the mood for a different type of buzz.

Fixed that for ya ;)

garrett
02-27-2013, 07:32 AM
Beer Snob beer or a glass of wine paired with dinner.

Yuengling is my go-to beer in bars.

MykeWright
02-27-2013, 08:08 AM
Whatever real ale they have on the handpumps, particularly a local one I haven't tried before.

Shawn@PRS
02-27-2013, 08:40 AM
I haven't tried it yet, but I hear this is excellent!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/rum_zpsa861be97.jpg

carpincowboy
02-27-2013, 09:29 AM
Jack n coke and or Guiness. Depends on the mood

wilerty
02-27-2013, 09:40 AM
Jameson on the rocks ...

Mike Duncan
02-27-2013, 09:45 AM
Full throttle Coca-Cola.

kingsleyd
02-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Whatever real ale they have on the handpumps, particularly a local one I haven't tried before.

This would be my choice when visiting Yorkshire. Which I finally did, for the first time, last fall. :)

Elsewhere on the planet, not so much although there are starting to be places in the USA where one can get a decent real ale pulled through a handpump.

John Beef
02-27-2013, 11:30 AM
Whatever IPA or pale ale is on draft. If they have draft beer but don't have an IPA or Pale Ale on draft, it's not a place I would like to frequent at all. If they don't have draft beer, they'll usually have a nice IPA in a bottle.

RichardJ
02-27-2013, 11:38 AM
I do like a beer, on the continent they have a few decent abbey brewed, in the UK it has to be a good winter warmer or porter. I am a fiend for a good mojito, bourbon (or the best we can get over here), top of the pile is a vodka martini made to Ian Flemmings recipe, just because I can get all the right ingredients here.

jcha008
02-27-2013, 12:05 PM
Usually a water or a coke .If I'm feeling good,it might be a gin+tonic. I do like the occasional Peroni as well. Sort of reminds of Newcastle without the weight :D.

LSchefman
02-27-2013, 12:28 PM
We REALLY need to get together for a hang.

You bet!

Count me in!

LSchefman
02-27-2013, 12:34 PM
Les.....is that legal in the USA these days????

Perfectly legal. Turns out the absinthe ban was based on a goofy European theory (without any scientific evidence to support it) that something in it caused people to go nuts, because a notorious murder defendant was observed drinking it, so the story goes. France panicked, and this was all around the time of prohibition getting off the ground here.

It's really just strong alchohol with a slightly different buzz, much the way a Martini hits you differently from, say, a vodka or a scotch. That's probably due to the herbal stuff in it.

There used to be a trace amount of some kind of plant toxin in it, but that was found to be harmless in the quantities found in the beverage.

Absinthe was a staple of Parisian cafes from around 1870-early 1900s, and its mystique is far stronger than its effect on the brain. But that's what makes it kinda fun, plus there's a ritual that goes with it, pouring it over a sugar cube on a spoon, etc, to get rid of the bitterness from the wormwood that's in it.

The anti-absinthe laws were abolished all over Europe and here around 2007.

docbennett
02-27-2013, 01:08 PM
Oh. I thought that Absinthe was supposed to contain traces of opiates and hallucinogins in it.

I loved the Johnny Depp movie about Jack the Ripper, when he prepared his absinthe with the perfect "mixer" of narcotic dropped into a suger cube, and then lit on flame in the drink. I believe absinthe is high enough in alcohol content to maintain the flame.

And, according to what I've read, it does result in delusions and hallucinations in some people.

I wouldn't know...I tried to taste it once, and it was so strong I couldn't even swallow it.

TGSCAN
02-27-2013, 02:07 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8514160484_2c4031469f_o.jpg

OR

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8513049965_1d407d2ea5_b.jpg

Mikegarveyblues
02-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Bottle of lager for the most part. No real preferences for which one.

On a night out i'll usually dabble in the harder stuff... Double Jack Daniels and Coke is the most likely option! :)

LSchefman
02-27-2013, 07:50 PM
And, according to what I've read, it does result in delusions and hallucinations in some people.

Here's from Wiki, and the article looks pretty well-researched:

"Although absinthe was vilified, it has not been demonstrated to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits. Any psychoactive properties attributed to absinthe, apart from that of the alcohol, have been much exaggerated"

The reason you couldn't drink the absinthe might be that it absolutely has to be mixed with water; the usual ratio is about 1 part absinthe to 3-5 parts water. The water is poured over a sugar cube that sits on a slotted spoon to get rid of bitterness also. So if you tried to drink straight absinthe, you'd probably have a very bad experience!

In some parts of Europe -- this never happened in the 19th century, it's modern -- they soak the sugar cube in absinthe and light it, then drop it into the water/absinthe mixture.

sergiodeblanc
02-27-2013, 07:54 PM
In some parts of Europe -- this never happened in the 19th century, it's modern -- they soak the sugar cube in absinthe and light it, then drop it into the water/absinthe mixture.

This is how I have always had absinthe, it's a fun little ritual that results in a still nasty licorice tasting substance. Pair it with anise cookies for full gross out potential.

docbennett
02-28-2013, 06:44 AM
they soak the sugar cube in absinthe and light it, then drop it into the water/absinthe mixture.

Yes...in that Johnny Depp "Jack the Ripper" movie, he used an eyedropper to pour some liquid narcotic on the cube, and let it sit on top of the glass, then lit the cube. It was pretty cool. Brought out similar cravings that remind me never to watch "Scarface". I forgot what the narcotic was, but I do recall that it was a popular opiate-based narcotic in the late 1800's.

Needless to say, shortly after imbibing the mixture, the Depp character had visions of the "Green Fairy".

dmorton67
02-28-2013, 08:45 AM
If I can find it I like http://www.3floyds.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/zombie_small.jpg . I'm in more hoppy craft beers at the moment. So much that it has ruined my taste for any "regular" beer. I just can't drink them. My fall back, like many others here, is always Guinness.