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What kind of alcohol gives you the best buzz?

Beer, wine, whiskey, gin, brandy, vodka... ?

I need a warm fuzzy buzz tonight. No getting drunk, just something to take the edge off.

by Anonymousreply 7910/31/2014

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by Anonymousreply 111/17/2012

Wine, for me anyway.

by Anonymousreply 211/17/2012

I can't stomach peppermint or anything too sticky sweet. I like creamy sweet though. What about Bailey's Irish Cream? Or Kaluah?

by Anonymousreply 311/17/2012

Port, Marsala wine, Madeira and Sherry.

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by Anonymousreply 611/17/2012

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by Anonymousreply 911/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1011/17/2012

Oh please, R10, peppermint schapps is nothing like drinking mouthwash.

It's delicious in hot chocolate or coffee.

by Anonymousreply 1111/17/2012

I don't know why but all alchohol taste vaguely like NyQuil to me.

by Anonymousreply 1211/17/2012

red wine for me

by Anonymousreply 1311/17/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 1411/17/2012

R11 = Kitty Dukakis

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by Anonymousreply 1611/17/2012

I always like a nice Irish Coffee buzz in the winter.

(from the Bailey's website)

Ingredients: 2 ounces Baileys® Original Irish Cream 6 oz. hot coffee 1 fl oz Bushmills® Irish Whiskey

Directions: Add Baileys Original Irish Cream, coffee and Bushmills Irish Whiskey to a tall "Irish coffee" glass. Top with whipped cream if desired.

by Anonymousreply 1711/17/2012

Chardonnay for me.

by Anonymousreply 1811/17/2012

What about a cappacheenar? We drank those in Cubar when I was a lad.

by Anonymousreply 1911/17/2012

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by Anonymousreply 2011/17/2012

Baileys Irish cream all the way. It's good straight or mixed.

by Anonymousreply 2111/17/2012

[quote]a really good red Cabernet

Are there white Cabernets?

by Anonymousreply 2211/17/2012

Reqweella! OK, cut me off.

by Anonymousreply 2311/17/2012

Dr. Tichenor's when you're trying to sneak.

by Anonymousreply 2411/17/2012

Tequila, just remember to eat the worm too.

by Anonymousreply 2511/17/2012

Rum, as in rum and Coke. Nothing like a sugar rush to give the alcohol that extra little kick.

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by Anonymousreply 2711/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2811/17/2012

Patsy and Eddie had it right: Stoli & Bolly.

by Anonymousreply 2911/17/2012

For me, wine hits almost immediately, as do some beers--particularly Blue Moon. I'm not much of a hard liquor drinker.

by Anonymousreply 3011/17/2012

= fizzy wine with a hint of camembert.

by Anonymousreply 3111/17/2012

8 or 10 strong beers usually do the trick... finally a Bud beer worth buying, Bud Platinum, 6% alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 3211/17/2012

137 calories in a Bud Platinum.

Multiple that by 10 and you've consumed the same as 5 fast food cheeseburgers.

by Anonymousreply 3311/17/2012

I like Pinnacle Cotton Candy mixed with Wedding Cake and a splash of Red Bull but I am 16 years old

by Anonymousreply 3411/17/2012

R12, what is like being married to Mitt Romney?

by Anonymousreply 3511/17/2012

Gin & tonic - best reliable buzz

by Anonymousreply 3611/17/2012

R22, here ya go:

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by Anonymousreply 3811/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3911/17/2012

C2H5-OH. Other alcohols are far too toxic.

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by Anonymousreply 4111/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4211/17/2012

A little apricot brandy.

by Anonymousreply 4311/17/2012

Keep some brandy handy.

by Anonymousreply 4411/17/2012

flaming rum punch

by Anonymousreply 4511/17/2012

R7 shows how lowbrow she is by considering gin & tonics highbrow.

by Anonymousreply 4611/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4711/17/2012

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).

by Anonymousreply 4811/17/2012

We just know some of our elderberry wine would fix you right up, OP! And we promise--no nasty hangover.

by Anonymousreply 4911/17/2012

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....)

by Anonymousreply 5011/17/2012

Moscato, I prefer Moscato del poggio.

by Anonymousreply 5111/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5211/17/2012

Try this:

Golden Cadillac

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.

by Anonymousreply 5311/18/2012


With blackcurrant and lots of ice.

One glass will do.

by Anonymousreply 5411/18/2012

Try a Hurricane Sandy.

It's basically a watered down Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 5511/18/2012

I will be making mulled wine in a few minutes. And eating it with some pickled red peppers stuffed with feta cheese.

by Anonymousreply 5611/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5711/18/2012

W&W for R55!

by Anonymousreply 5811/18/2012

Stolen from another thread, alas, R58.

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by Anonymousreply 6011/18/2012

I agree with R9 Weed.

by Anonymousreply 6111/18/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6210/30/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 6310/30/2014

Yukon Jack

by Anonymousreply 6410/30/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 6510/30/2014

Yukon Jack is the good stuff and I concur.

by Anonymousreply 6610/30/2014

Drink half a bottle of whiskey and a smoke a cigar in one sitting. That will give you quite a buzz.

by Anonymousreply 6710/30/2014

Wine or gin. Tom Collins or a nice red Zin.

by Anonymousreply 6810/30/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 6910/30/2014

No one said Champagne?

Laurent-Perrier rose is the drink of the gods!

by Anonymousreply 7010/30/2014

Two Xanax, a shot of NyQuil and a glass of wine. Nice & warm.

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by Anonymousreply 7210/30/2014

I prefer white but if one is looking for a warm buzz red wine every time.

by Anonymousreply 7310/30/2014

Crown Royal. Whiskey.

by Anonymousreply 7410/30/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 7510/30/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 7610/30/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 7710/30/2014

A martini, please.

by Anonymousreply 7810/30/2014

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).

by Anonymousreply 7910/31/2014
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