08-31-2013, 10:06 AM
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  • jshnks
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Doesn't have to be a alcoholic beverage, can be anything. Cocktail, Soda, Juice, Water, etc, etc. I love drinks in general, and would love to try to expand my drink making! Right now I'm drinking an Amaretto Italian Soda.

2oz Amaretto Syrup
1oz Half and Half or Heavy Cream
Ice and Clubsoda.

this is a pretty basic base recipe and the amaretto can be changed for any syrup you like!

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 08-31-2013, 10:14 AM
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It's pretty warm here, so I'll be drinking iced Kona coffee this afternoon and evening.

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 08-31-2013, 10:17 AM
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Coke Vanilla with ice in a vintage Pepsi glass.

my regular 930pm beverage.

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 08-31-2013, 10:40 AM
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At some point I'll have some Staghorn Sumac seed tea, probably now since I'm thinking of it. It's the commonly found sumac with the red seed heads that stick straight up. No it isn't poisonous; that would be poison sumac with white berries that hang down.

It tastes like a lemon/hibiscus tea. Its good and refreshing. I sweeten mine with a bit of stevia.

I might have a scotch and water a bit later and later than that, as a toddy, a pomegranitini.

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 08-31-2013, 11:04 AM
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Yerba Mate tea!
i know, a bit boring, but it works for me! Biggrin

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 08-31-2013, 11:07 AM
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(08-31-2013, 11:04 AM)celestino Wrote: Yerba Mate tea!
i know, a bit boring, but it works for me! Biggrin

+1 here! Biggrin

Every evening after dinner : Yerba Mate tea and a piece of chocolate Biggrin

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 08-31-2013, 11:19 AM
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Cold water. It's too hot to think of anything else! [Image: ztoohot.gif]

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 08-31-2013, 01:13 PM
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 08-31-2013, 02:06 PM
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Peach EstaThe Tongue

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 08-31-2013, 06:26 PM
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Stout, followed by some more Stout Wink

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 08-31-2013, 11:29 PM
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Single Malt

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 09-01-2013, 08:58 AM
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Usually coffee - black, no sugar, no cream - and/or iced water. Milk to drink for breakfast.

When I hit the stronger stuff it's usually Scottish Whisky, either blended or single malt. Got a couple of decent ones in my cupboard - too tasty to mix with anything but water.

A mixed drink I used to enjoy (when I was young and went out more) is Black Russian; half and half vodka and coffee liqueur (Absolute Red and Kahlúa for preference).

A favourite to foist upon visiting foreigners in the Officer's Club is Ubåt (aka Submarine or Depth Charge); A half litre of Norwegian beer with a double shot of aquavit carefully lowered in... Angel

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 09-01-2013, 12:25 PM
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Today is the last day of the festival so it is Irish Coffee followed by more Stout Smile

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 09-01-2013, 01:11 PM
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Tonight is a El Dorado 15 year rum night.

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 09-01-2013, 01:13 PM
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Hans I have never had Aquavit. I need to look for it. Anything particular I should look for? Though I think I'll be lucky to find any at all.

From Wikipedia it almost sounds like a drink my father used to have, Kummel. Flavored with caraway.

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 09-01-2013, 01:15 PM
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Still working on a bottle of Laphroaig 10. After that it'll be back to bourbons and beer.

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 09-01-2013, 01:28 PM
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Guinness (with my pizza). As far as a nightcap with the movie? Who knows; time will tell. Cheers

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 09-01-2013, 02:13 PM
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Arrogant Bastard Ale....(look it up)....yummy....1 pint 6 oz bottle...Stone Brewing Co. Escondido ,CA

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 09-01-2013, 02:47 PM
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Ardbeg Uigeadail:Smile

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 09-02-2013, 12:04 AM
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(09-01-2013, 01:13 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Hans I have never had Aquavit. I need to look for it. Anything particular I should look for? Though I think I'll be lucky to find any at all.

Aquavit; from Latin Aqua Vitae, water of life. Earliest written reference from 1531, which states that aquavit "...helps for all his illness that a man can have internally.".

I'm biased towards the Norwegian varieties which are made from naught but potatoes... I find the Swedish and Danish ones to be a bit rough and unfinished. If you want to sample some at it's best, go for the Løiten Linje or Lysholm Linje - both have been poured into oak caskets and shipped to Australia and back to mature; the lengthy travel, combined with the motion of the sea and the salty air creates a superior product.

Aquavits are often sorted into two categories; light and dark.
- Light Aquavits have matured for 3-6 months (by law, Norwegian Aquavits have to mature for at least 6 months to be qualified as an Aquavit), and take their flavour primarily from the herbs and spices used.
- Dark Aquavits have matured longer - several years is not uncommon - and have 'pulled' flavour and colour from the oak barrels used.

PS: If you opt for a Danish or Swedish Aquavit, the recomandation is to drink it chilled - it helps hide the rough taste of the fusel alcohol and other byproducts of the unmatured potato liquor...
PPS: Apparently North Shore Destillery of Lake Bluff, IL, is making a 'genuine' Aquavit; made from naught but potatoes, and matured in oak barrels.

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