Beer, wine, whiskey, gin, brandy, vodka... ?
I need a warm fuzzy buzz tonight. No getting drunk, just something to take the edge off.
I'm partial to peppermint schnapps myself, since it's 100-proof and gives me a milder hangover than other 100-proofs. In fact, I'm drinking a shooter of it right now.
Wine, for me anyway.
I can't stomach peppermint or anything too sticky sweet. I like creamy sweet though. What about Bailey's Irish Cream? Or Kaluah?
Port, Marsala wine, Madeira and Sherry.
BUTTERSCOTCH SCHNAPPS, YOU GODDAMN IDIOT!!
& GET OFF THE INTERNET!!!!
I STILL SAY PEPPERMINT!!! It has a cleaner flavor. And very easy to get rid of the aftertaste by eating something dry and salty.
Sometimes, when I'm feeling highbrow, I like gins and tonics, too. That's my classy, gentleman's drink!
Peppermint schnapps is like drinking mouthwash.
A shot of aged single malt whiskey or dark rum does the trick for me. Or a really good red Cabernet.
Oh please, R10, peppermint schapps is nothing like drinking mouthwash.
It's delicious in hot chocolate or coffee.
I don't know why but all alchohol taste vaguely like NyQuil to me.
red wine for me
Urgh! Peppermint anything is too toothpaste-ey for me!
Butterscotch too sickly-sweet - unless after a day on the ski slopes and somehow it's absolutely the right choice :)
At home of an evening - especially in summer! - a good quality G&T is just the thing - love it!
And pretty fond of maragrita - or two - when guests come around and the mood is jolly. Been making a new twist on it that was in a recent issue of BON APPETITE - only needs tequila and no Cointreau/triple sec - and is pretty delish:
quarter of a cup good quality tequilla (silver patton is great)
2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon good quality agave syrup
Put em all into a cocktail shaker with ice - shake vigorously. Heaven!
The agave syrup gives a sweet but slightly smoky and resinous flavor. The magazine recipe is two tablespoons of agave - but found that way too sweet - one is much better :)
My only problem with it is I feel a little bit embarrased using the agave syrup in a cocktail as - being an eldergay - I can feel the ghostly mocking of Roz Russell as Auntie Mame when she mocks the awful Upsons for their 'honey daiquiris'... Lol!
R11 = Kitty Dukakis
I always like a nice Irish Coffee buzz in the winter.
(from the Bailey's website)
2 ounces Baileys® Original Irish Cream
6 oz. hot coffee
1 fl oz Bushmills® Irish Whiskey
Add Baileys Original Irish Cream, coffee and Bushmills Irish Whiskey to a tall "Irish coffee" glass. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Chardonnay for me.
What about a cappacheenar? We drank those in Cubar when I was a lad.
Uggh, you low-class plebes drink the most mundane things. I prefer a goblet of very specialized chianti, (the drinking of which is always delivered with a phony-sounding altruistic toast) made from organic, non-plant-cruelty grapes with bits of rare, exotic fruits and a few spices that no human being can pronounce. While I force my oh-so-precious kids to take fencing lessons with other overprivileged brats at their private academies.
Baileys Irish cream all the way.
It's good straight or mixed.
[quote]a really good red Cabernet
Are there white Cabernets?
Reqweella! OK, cut me off.
Dr. Tichenor's when you're trying to sneak.
Tequila, just remember to eat the worm too.
Rum, as in rum and Coke. Nothing like a sugar rush to give the alcohol that extra little kick.
I agree with the peppermint schnapps fan but I will do 4 or 5 shots in one evening then not do it again for about 6 months, because it is basically pure sugar alcohol and will give your body a pear shape.
Beer is too many calories for the buzz, I prefer wine, but for your request, OP, I'd recommend your choice of whiskey or vodka.
Brandy is pretty sugary too.
Patsy and Eddie had it right: Stoli & Bolly.
For me, wine hits almost immediately, as do some beers--particularly Blue Moon. I'm not much of a hard liquor drinker.
= fizzy wine with a hint of camembert.
8 or 10 strong beers usually do the trick... finally a Bud beer worth buying, Bud Platinum, 6% alcohol.
137 calories in a Bud Platinum.
Multiple that by 10 and you've consumed the same as 5 fast food cheeseburgers.
I can drink vodka till the cows come home, from morning to nightm and never ever get drunk. I'm not even Russian!
But half a bottle of wine...and woozy.
C2H5-OH. Other alcohols are far too toxic.
wine makes me sleepy. i love beer, but it takes too many of them to get me drunk. vodka is the best, quickest way to get buzzed.
A little apricot brandy.
Keep some brandy handy.
flaming rum punch
R7 shows how lowbrow she is by considering gin & tonics highbrow.
Aquavit (Akvavit if you're precise).
Warming and leaves a happy, healthy glow inside. In prudent doses, it helps one see the world for its pleasant possibilities.
Thanks, R37 -- I had no idea.
But white cabernet does sound as if it's like white zinfandel -- in other words, not so much white as rosé (which I guess is called "blush" now).
We just know some of our elderberry wine would fix you right up, OP! And we promise--no nasty hangover.
R22, I totally agree with you. (I didn't know a "white" cab existed until some friends brought a bottle over for dinner. They told me to pull the stick out of my ass about it. But it's comfortably lodged there, so....)
Moscato, I prefer Moscato del poggio.
Peppermint schnapps for fun and gin & tonic for high class affairs? I was going to say that SickEvilFuck has the drinking habits of a stereotypical bi guy but I think it's just that he has the drinking habits of the bi boyfriend I had when I was 22.
1 oz Galliano® liqueur
2 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz light cream
Combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup crushed ice in an electric blender. Blend at low speed for ten seconds. Strain into a champagne flute and serve.
With blackcurrant and lots of ice.
One glass will do.
Try a Hurricane Sandy.
It's basically a watered down Manhattan.
I will be making mulled wine in a few minutes. And eating it with some pickled red peppers stuffed with feta cheese.
You need one of those machines where you can inhale alcohol. It quickly gives you a nice buzz, skips your liver and I don't think the hangover is bad.
W&W for R55!
Stolen from another thread, alas, R58.
I agree with R9 Weed.
The best buzz comes from something older. Like an older Brandy, Wine, Rum, or Whiskey. Anything that sits for 10-20 years will generally have a better effect.
A nice 12 year old Chivis Regal from Scotland is a great starting point. Or 18 year if you can afford it. The general rule of thumb: If it's quicker to make and cheap$$$, It's going to give you a cheap high. Or what I like to call it: The wife beater high.
Crown Royal, Jim Bean, and Jack Daniels whiskeys and bourbons are too commercialized and will give you the wife beater high, along with anything else bellow it in price. The good stuff gets more expensive for a reason. You can probably get a 750ml bottle of 12 year old Civis Regal for around $45. Where as a bottle of 750ml Crown Royal will run you $23 on special, lol. It's a night and day difference people.
Yukon Jack is the good stuff and I concur.
Drink half a bottle of whiskey and a smoke a cigar in one sitting. That will give you quite a buzz.
Go ahead and call me white trash, but my booze of choice is that 8.1% Steel Reserve beer. And it's only $1.50 for a 24-oz. can.
No one said Champagne?
Laurent-Perrier rose is the drink of the gods!
Two Xanax, a shot of NyQuil and a glass of wine. Nice & warm.
I prefer white but if one is looking for a warm buzz red wine every time.
Crown Royal. Whiskey.
Most regular spirits are all the same, 80 Proof, meaning they are 40% alcohol. ALL reactions to alcohol are based on the strength of the spirits, not what specific liquor you are drinking. Your body is reacting to the ethyl alcohol, and that is the same chemical across all spirits of equal strength.
It doesn't matter, it's all the same.
You are incorrect R75. Everyone reacts differently to different spirits. Rum for instance has the highest sugar content, gives the fastest high and the worst hangover. Blended alcohols are harder on the body than Vodka. Corn based products don't agree with some. Scotch might make you lucid and Vodka might make you crazy. There is a chemical reaction beyond the proof or alcohol content. Wine makes me sleepy, Beer makes me feel sick, Vodka makes me flush after one drink, but I can drink Whiskey till you forget your name. Tequila, well you can't handle that. Amateur.
I love red wine but can't deal with the hangovers anymore. If I just want to get buzzed I drink Pinot Grigio or Gin with diet tonic water. I can get pretty hammered on diet g & t and still function the next day. Avoiding sugar and the congeners in brown liquor/red wine is key.
A martini, please.
for a warm fat fuzzy buzz, 1/2 Bailey's Irish Cream and 1/2 whiskey, or spiced rum, or some other strong liquor of choice. Hm, wish I had some right now on this wet rainy night, actually.
for a non fuzzy buzz, however, I always to go a 100% agave reposado tequila (neat).