Yeah, that’s my take on it. Many years ago I’d go to an Irish pub and drink Guiness all night. I ended up bloated and sober at the end. Not my idea of a good evening.
I more or less hate beer, but milk stouts are something I can drink if I really feel the need to waste $5. Left Hand’s Milk Stout (on tap, specifically) is almost something I could enjoy drinking, so that’s nice!
I am in the process of discovering that a bottle of left hand milk Stout, followed by half a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and then three shots of whiskey washed down with a Cuban cigar is not a good combination and the evening had barely started.
Ouch. The mix is wrong and so is the order. Good luck, buddy. ;)
Had some food, feeling good now, was a bit ropey for a bit. What is the correct order for alcohol consumption then Rich?
As an ex-bartender let me explain. :)
- Never mix the grape and the grain. Thus no wine and whiskey or beer.
- Never mix the dark and the light. No vodka and scotch, gin and bourbon. And the like.
- If you must, the mix goes: Hard liquor. Then beer. But never wine. Hard liquor, Then wine. But no beer.
- If you mix all three, please eat first. This may be needed at a large dinner party.
- Do shots along with snacks. Especially if you are going to drink a whole bottle with say, a group of people who are used to it. This happens a lot in say, Russian bars. There are little snacks like pickled items and caviar with toast and cheese.
Mainly 1 through 4.
Glad you’re doing okay. Stay thirsty, my friend. :D
Man I routinely break those rules, but I think because I do so in moderation over a night, I turn out OK.
I love my scotch, vodka and FIreball, which almost always follows dinner with a bottle of wine (shared of course).
My saving grace is I typically avoid beer and I drink copious amounts of water, I like to alternate a glass of water in between any drink I have.
Another exciting night at the Balasarius household, where Balasarius drank too much watching the (far-superior) Family Guy versions of Star Wars, fell asleep on the couch and then woke up with a splitting head ache.
Where have you been my old friend? I love living in a town where I can have a vanilla dipa, a nitro golden stout, a smoked helles, and a black ipa in four different bars and no questions as to why I had my thumb stuck in a glass of ice water all night. Glorious times my friends, glorious times.
I’m drinking homebrew beer with my friends abd having a great time :)
Just had a Rusty Pear and it was delicious but it’s kicking my ass.
Quick tip: If a Bulgarian colleague invites you to his leaving do, you’re in trouble. Hospitality equals Honour, which mean he’s just bought us so many pints of beer (in a London pub) until we were kicked out after last orders that I don’t quite remember what we were celebrating or what the way home is.
Thank goodness for night tube and buses… O_o
It’s Friday! Just finished some work and am enjoying a dirty martini, listening to Edith Piaf, and playing the French expansion of Battlefield 1. Not drunk, but life feels pretty good. Do we have a “I’m very happy, living a happy life” thread?
Cheers, my friends!
That is one sassy, French evening. Love it.
I had a great evening with the gang. Winding down with homebrew and youtube. <3 weekend.
While the rest of you have finished with Thanksgiving and are on the way to conspicuous consumption, I have not.
Right now the wife is preparing her wonderful home made cheesecake. Later I will be dry brining a turkey and then leaving it to dry, overnight, in the fridge. And then spatchcocking the sucker tomorrow.
Right now I am having a cocktail or few. Hugs and kisses, my Qt3 peeps.
I have actually laughed out loud. The wife asked me what was wrong. I wish you could have seen it.
So I’m having a few cocktails while watching The Hurt Locker and reading the Hurt locker thread. Wow. A true roller-coaster ride this is.