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02-13-2006, 20:23
influenced by BobbyC's post in "what are you drinking now" thread where he mentioned that whiskey sours used to be his poision, what are your major "ex" drinks???

what I mean is, the drink that was your standard that you always ordered for at least a few years straight...Seems like most people get onto a drink and that becomes their "standard" for a while then *poof* you move onto the next and rarely visit the previous....almost like an ex-w_f_.

mine have been(in chronological order)

Gin & Tonics (for about 6 years, usually Tanquery)
JD on the rocks (for about 2 years)
bourbon straight (for 1 year)

02-13-2006, 21:31
My only previous drink is Australian Bundaberg Rum and Coke...
Fortunately I drank far too much of it one night:puke: - an 1125ml bottle between 2 people (I think it was the coke that made me sick :skep: )

The result is that I can't stand the stuff even today, but it had a positive result - I found Bourbon as my drink ;)

02-14-2006, 01:27
Years ago when I first started to drink liquor, I liked gin and tonic or bitter lemon but early on people warned about the calories in the mix so I got away from those drinks. For a while after, rum drinks like rum and Coke or Diet Coke more usually, then fancier rum drinks. (I still mean to make a Zombie and report my conclusions to the Board, using both rum and, innovatively I think, bourbons. This is a planned tip of the hat to Jim Butler who used to sample Zombies in the 80's. I still haven't gotten around to this but I will before long. I think the drink would be good with bourbons but need the time to assemble the ingredients and ponder how to build them).

Later, I liked martinis, and Manhattans. I still like the latter of course but they taste different now, richer and hevier than I used to make them (in the early days I used Canadian whisky only).

In recent years I sip different kinds of whisky straight, and usually have some beer, it averages to two drinks per night (I try not to exceed that now and sometimes I have nothing. :)). My favourite whiskeys are bourbon, malt whisky, Canadian and Irish in that order but it depends too on mood or fancy.

I find beer and whiskey suit my system best. I experiment with other drinks I keep in my bar, e.g., lately with dark rums (making my own blends again) and the other night I had a Dutch Genever gin, but that is rare, ditto sampling vodka (of which I like Polish rye vodkas the best, I have decided).

I drink a little wine, with meals. I like to read up on wine (just bought Robert Parker's massive 2002 world survey) but I don't drink much of it except once in a while Champagne.


02-14-2006, 02:43
I started off with beer which was pretty much what everyone drank when I was younger, either Busch Bavarian, Budweiser, Miller (pony size), Schlitz Malt Liquor (baby bulls) with an occasional foray into sloe gin/7 up or cheap wines (Boones Farm, TJ Swann) and a one night only bout with MD20/20 (mad dog, cuz one night was all it took to break me). Most of our drinking took place at the Hi-Y drive in theater and if you couldn't find someone to buy for you, there was always someone willing to share.

When I left smalltown Missouri and went to Mizzou, I was introduced to many of the standard mixed drinks that were cheap and easy to make: screwdrivers, gin and tonics, 7&7s, Rum and coke, etc. It was during this time that I learned the fine art of producing SpoliOli (sometimes called Purple Passion or other names). Mixing a case of Everclear, Hawaiian Punch, Grape Hi C, 7 up, cheap champagnes, a bottle of 151 Rum for taste, and just about any other sweet liquid that came to hand in a 50 gallon (lined) trash can. Of course this was only done a couple of times a year as we did value our vision and required some brain cells to finish classes. And of course more beer. My first party there I helped pick up 57 kegs of beer for one night. Drinking at Mizzou was a pasttime. Somewhere along there I tasted the Turkey for the first time (Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot I believe) and was introduced to DN 1843.

After dropping out of college, I went back to smalltown Missouri to work and it was beer time again, but at least I had learned to appreciate some of the better beers of the period. Heineken, Moosehead, and Grolsch were favorites at that time. But when I turned 21 and started to go to bars, I settled on rum and Coke. Myers Rum usually. It was during this period that I discovered Tequila and the strange effect it had on me. The more tequila that went into me the more clothes came off of me. Not good in smalltown bars where everyone knows you. It was during this time that I started buying a bottle of something different every week and building a pretty good home bar for guests (that never came around).

Eventually I ended up back at Mizzou and more eventually in St Louis where I continued my rum and Coke/beer diet until one visit home where a close friend introduced me to the Small Batch Collection. I bought my first bottle of Bookers and it's history from that time on. I now occasionally drink Rum, Irish Whisky, Tequila (in small amounts), and even occasionally sip on a Single Malt (but never again the Arfbag). Bourbon does just about everything I ask of it and when I need something a little different I enjoy an imported or microbrewed beer. But bourbon has become my go to on most any occasion where a libation is required. And I don't see that changing anytime soon.

02-14-2006, 05:27
bourbon straight (for 1 year)
I thought this thread was for EX drinks? Don't tell me bourbon straight is an EX drink? Say it ain't so, NorCal!

02-14-2006, 06:16
The drink of my youth was Old Grandad & Water. This, plus beer, got me through my 20's, 30's and 40's. Then I woke up. Bourbon is still my choice, although I drink a much broader variety and seldom add ANY water.

02-14-2006, 07:08
While I still drink many things, I guess the drinks I no longer consume would be whiskey sours, bourbon and coke, and white russians.

02-14-2006, 07:11
Similar to Joe, I started with beer and Kentucky Tavern (my folks pour). Other choices made periodic appearances but nothing you would consider a "standard". Never was much of a regular drinker though until the past few (10?) years. The more regular I became the more Wild Turkey settled into my bar, in all it various guises.


02-14-2006, 08:01
My ex's are:

Chivas on the Rocks - This was my standard when I became "legal" (a long time ago). Now its normally single malts neat. If the selection is poor or non-existant I will fall back on this old reliable.

7 and 7 - No more mixing with seven-up and have left Seagram's far behind and have a good bourbon neat (though I still put $$ in Diageo's vaults with Captain Morgan (Diet and Captain is my standard drink when I take the wife out dancing), Red Stripe (Never drink it in Jamaica during our annual trips, but have it a home occasional just to get in the island spirit), and several of their single malts.)


02-14-2006, 09:20
Teens - Beer (any beer)
Early 20's - Rum and Coke
Late 20's/Early 30's - Jack and Vanilla Coke

I haven't gone back to any of them since I found this site. :)


02-14-2006, 10:22
:shocked::shocked: whoops...your right, I meant that I'd been drinking bourbon for the last year AND STILL GOING.

It would take me at least 2-3 years to drink all the bourbon I've accumulated, so I can't affort to leave it. :slappin::lol:

02-14-2006, 10:23
I used to drink vodka & tonic when out at clubs and so forth, just to be social. I never quite liked it. Never developed a taste for beer of any sort. Most liqueurs are too sweet for my liking. Once I got around to tasting (good) whisk(e)y, I knew I'd found my drink.

02-14-2006, 12:11
1. Yago Sangria/Boone's Farm
2. Harvey Wallbanger/Tequila Sunrise
3. Seven and Seven
4. Dr. Jazz (Shot of tequila, shot of vodka, pineapple grapefruit drink. A Middlebury Vt regional favorite). This was also the very short, shots of Tequila phase
5. Beer, Domestic: Haffenreffer Private Stock, Labatt's Blue, Molson, Genesee Cream, Schlitz
6. Mean Marine Punch (I was never a marine, but drank this concoction, see SpoliOLi)
7. Imported, Craft Brewed and Microbrewed Beer
8. Wine (mostly with a cork, not in a box)
9. Wine
10. Polynesian/Tropical: Mai Tai, Coladas, Daiquiri, Moon Rockets (Limeade, ice, beer, blend)......
11. Whiskey: JD, Beam,Crown Royal: Mixed with just about everything

02-14-2006, 12:40
I have always drank beer, and growing up near StL, like Dane it was Busch or Bud. Now it's much less beer but usually a nice crisp imported lager. I also spent considerable time with Jack and water and WT101. For some odd reason I then switched to Jameson, which I rarely touch anymore. Don't touch Jack anymore either, but I have no qualms with WT.

02-14-2006, 14:05
I remember Genny Cream in Rochester New York where it was and still is made. At Fox's deli off South Winton Drive with a corned beef sandwich, served super-fresh in schooners (stemmed, rounded glass mug) with a collar an inch and a half thick. And Wise's potato chips on the side. Haffenreffer was a malt liquor as I recall, rather potent but good. Ah yes, pre-microbeer days, they weren't so bad... :)


02-14-2006, 19:25
1. Yago Sangria/Boone's Farm

Before that, do you remember Mateus rose'? (What, no accents in the font selections?)

In the mid-late 60's, that was the cool drink. Then when the flat bottles were empty, you'd stick a candle in them.

Makes me think of parties I went to with my then-girlfriend (and now wife of 37+ years) with the only light coming from those candles.

I think I'll go put on my tie-dye shirt now.:cool:


02-14-2006, 20:45
I have a lot of ex-drinks. Mixed drinks were a popular item when I was a young man.

I shudder to remember the Singapore Sling. :rolleyes: What the hell is sloe gin?

There were also many Tom Collins, Rusty Nails, Planter's Punches, whiskey sours, margaritas, daquiris, rum screwdrivers (I think I have always hated vodka), Irish Coffees, and pina coladas. I could probably go on and on.

Of all those, my favorite was probably a particular Tom Collins made at a bar on Peachtree St. in Atlanta, circa 1970. I can still sensorily remember its simple perfection.

A recent favorite (that is to say, in the last five or ten years) is the super simple Hemingway Daquiri. A large glass of crushed ice, a large shot of good rum, and a half fresh lime squeezed in. No sugar. Supposedly Hemingway's favorite drink.


02-14-2006, 20:51
While I still drink many things, I guess the drinks I no longer consume would be whiskey sours, bourbon and coke, and white russians.

Oh, shit, you just reminded me of grasshoppers and Harvey Wallbangers! How did I ever survive? :shocked:


02-14-2006, 20:57
Before that, do you remember Mateus rose'? (What, no accents in the font selections?)

In the mid-late 60's, that was the cool drink. Then when the flat bottles were empty, you'd stick a candle in them.

Yes, I remember. You say true.

What was that stuff we used to roll up and smoke with it?


02-14-2006, 22:21
In no particular order, I have cast all of the following by the wayside over the course of the past 10-20 years:

1. Tom Collins
2. Rum & Coke
3. JD & Coke, 7-Up
4. Bourbon & Coke, 7-Up, and any other soft drink - can't stand the sweet
taste....drowns out the good stuff on my palate.
5. Hurricanes
6. Seven 'N' Seven
7. Most Wine
8. Miller Lite

02-14-2006, 22:48
What the hell is sloe gin?

Sloe gin is a liqueur made from sloes (I believe the fruit of the blackthorn), gin and sugar. Tastes a lot like cough syrup and is really sweet. Mixed with 7 up some call it a Sloe Gin Fizz. I have heard others order a Sloe Comfortable Screw Up Against the Wall but never had one myself.... I believe it's a mix of Sloe Gin (sloe), Southern Comfort (comfortable), Orange juice (screw as in screwdriver), Galliano (Wall as in Harvey Wallbanger) and Vodka (part of both screwdrivers and wallbangers).

02-15-2006, 06:48
I had totally forgotten about sloe gin. My wife does not like high alcohol drinks (Bailey's (or rum cream if available) on the rocks is her basic drink) and she drinks those VERY slowly so she never gets drunk. The closest she ever got to being drunk was one night in college (during the course of an all night 2 board Risk game) she was drinking Red Peppers (Sloe Gin and Dr Pepper). Since she didn't taste the alcohol it almost caught up with her <G>.

A couple of weeks ago a friend said he had a bottle of Yukon Jack and wondered what kind of drinks he could make with it. I "googled" recipes and found an excellent page with a lot of strange (and obscene) sounding drinks. One of them was a Dr. Jack (Yukon and Dr. Pepper) so I had to get Barb to try it. Of course since it was whiskey based she didn't like it (I was surprised, that I actually found it drinkable - but not enough to drink again).


02-15-2006, 08:41
From what I've read lurking at other boards, real sloe gin is actually pretty good and impossible to get in this country. Much like commonly available grenadine, US sloe gin is just sugar water with coloring. The british company that makes Plymouth Gin also makes a sloe gin that folks say is excellent, but you can't get it here. Afficionados recommend making your own.

02-15-2006, 10:35
You guys are killing me here with memories that simply make me GAG! Mine used to be:
Tom Collins
Slow Gin Fizz - there was a bar in Madison WI that made these....I think they had 7up and orange juice but I don't remember any "wall banging" going on unless you count when I had to many and was bouncing off the walls?!?
Segrams 7 & 7
and I can't remember what I drank the Southern Comfort with....but just the thought of it makes me nauseated!

I still like Rum and Diet Coke! Lately I've been enjoying martini's.....just the fruity ones with vodka. I'll have Jon mix up some Pomegranate Martini's for your wives at the Sampler. Mmmm!


02-15-2006, 13:07
Drinks I've pretty much left behind include.....

Tequila with the old lime and salt thing. Before tequila became cool, relatively inexpensive tequila was pretty good....ie 100% blue agave. Now the cheap stuff is blue agave and who knows what. Anyway, we had a couple of neat swimming holes on the Guadalupe River north of San Antonio. Once of age (or close enough), we never made a trip to the river without a bottle of Sauza, limes and salt. We don't need no stinkin glasses....right from the bottle and it sure warmed you up after swimming in what could be a cold river. Haven't done this in forever. I still enjoy a good tequila straight up, but no lime and salt please.

A Harvey Wallbanger was THE drink to order at the Disco. I even purchased my own bottle of Galleano (sp?). Never again. A whiskey sour was also ordered from time to time.

Early drinks I still enjoy on occasion include gin and tonic and a rum and coke with lime. Nothing beats a good, icy, rum and coke with a twist of lime when its 95 degrees laying at the pool.


02-15-2006, 15:57
I had a girlfriend in college who drank Scotch and diet Dr. Pepper. (Actually tastes WORSE than it sounds!) Boy did I hate having to order those for her. Fortunately, she had "charms" that made it worthwhile.....

02-16-2006, 06:59
We are at the height of the girl scout cookie season, and my wife is a local scout leader so I'm immersed in caramel delites, pnut butter patties and cartwheels right now. A couple years ago I was hunting through my cocktail recipie book when I came upon a "dirty girl scout". It has kahlua, creme de menthe and vodka in it and we had all those on hand, so I made one to serve to my wife. It tastes like a thin mint.

02-16-2006, 07:14
What was that stuff we used to roll up and smoke with it?


At the time, I was a Borkum Riff man....... Still have those old pipes around here somewhere.


02-16-2006, 17:44
At the time, I was a Borkum Riff man....... Still have those old pipes around here somewhere.


Hmmm, could have been. :skep:


02-20-2006, 22:19
I doubt grapevines is the answer you're looking for either, huh Tim?:slappin:

02-22-2006, 23:29
As the 30th anniversary approaches of my H.S. graduation, I recall one more ex-drink. I guess you could call it an ex-spirit. On my graduation night, for some long lost and completely unknown, stupid & illogical reason, I decided I would drink Scotch for the first time in my life to celebrate the event. I cannot remember the label, but I bought a bottle (a pint as I dimly recall) and headed to a keg party at an apartment complex clubhouse we had rented.

About 12-15 beers later plus the pint, I was pretty well finished for the night and the rest of the week for that matter. The entire sad and sordid event happened in less than 3 hours and nearly ended my life before midnight. To this day, I have no idea how I got home that night. One of the few things I do clearly remember was seeing a police cruiser turning the corner onto my street just after I pulled into my parents' driveway......extremely, extremely lucky me! My grandmother always said an angel drove my car that night.

Needless to say, I do not remember much but my parents sure do/did and reminded me of it for a long, long time. The porcelain altar that night received my full sacrafice of all the Scotch I put in my body and ever will. I've always heard that you develop a taste for Scotch over a period of time and patience. Well, I developed it and lost it - all in one night!!!

02-25-2006, 06:49
7 & 7's are about the only thing I used to drink that I don't anymore.

Mad Mac
02-28-2006, 18:55
Tequila Sunrises - the grenadine leaves a really bad taste when it comes back out your nose!

03-01-2006, 15:22
I have given up most of the sweet stuff as I have matured. Gone are the days of bourbon and ginger and when I drink bourbon it is on the rocks or neat. My drinking pattern varies with season more than completely abandoning a drink. In the hotter summer months, I tend to drink lighter ales and Mount Gay and tonic with a lime. During the winter, I drink more stouts and porters. I drink bourbon year round. :grin:

Some things that have become Ex-drinks for me:
Sloe Gin Fiz
Jamesons on the rocks
Wine coolers - (I should have never started :bigeyes: )

03-03-2006, 16:22
My ex drinks are:

Knob Creek (To much $$ for the taste, over-rated)
Elijah Craig 12yr (Not to my liking, although good for the $$)
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr (Old Weller Antique is better in my opinion)
Wild Turkey Rare Breed (Gave me a headache...lol and cost to much $$)

My new drinks are

George T Stagg (Nursing a few bottle of Fall 2005)
Weller Larue (Getting one in Monday and will nurse it over time)
Old Weller Antique 107 (regular pour, great for the $$ and I like the Taste)
Old Grand Dad 114 (replacement as a rye when Stagg is gone, low cost)
Wild Turkey 101 (good for everyday pour, good for the $$)

03-03-2006, 21:22
wow, you all have stirred up some memories, many bad. In college I drank Sloe Gine fizzes (gag), Singapore Sling (good grief), Vodka Collins (have hated vodka for years now), Beam and Coke (I now hate ANY drink made with cola), and a cheap, cheap, cheap bourbon that I think was called Beams. It was not Jim Beam, or Beams Choice, just Beams. It was cheap, dirt cheap. I went through a margarita phase also. Now I mostly drink bourbon neat, gin and tonic, martinis (real ones....with gin), and the occasional rusty nail.

I also like sake with my sushi and sushimi and really enjoy a cheap Spanish brandy: Fundador. I first drank it while working on a project in the southern Philippines and still like it.

I should add that I will never, ever drink Everclear again. Also, when visiting a particularly cheap college friend at his apartment with vodka, make sure to take your own mixer. If not, you may end up pouring a package of lime kool-aide into the vodka only to discover he has no sugar. We drank it anyway. That was bad.

And one last addition: Moutai. This horrible, high proof, battery acid is quite popular in China even though it is very expensive. The chinese are very good at drinking large quantities of this and love to see just how drunk they can get you. Dreadful stuff.

03-04-2006, 12:30
I think my only EX drink is a White Russian. I was probably about 19 and very, very foolish.

03-06-2006, 06:22
One I remember not-so-fondly is the mudslide. Not the ice-cream based drink like you find at some restaurants, this was a layered concoction of vodka, irish cream and Kahlua and you drink it like a shot. Tasted like chocolate milk at the time, would taste like :shithappens: now :lol:

03-06-2006, 14:16
After quite a bit if thought I'd have to say that my "ex" is without a doubt WATER. I can't stand the stuff anymore. :slappin:

03-06-2006, 14:43
I think it was W.C. Fields that said,

"Water. Never touch the stuff. Fish fornicate in it"


03-12-2006, 15:06
Tequila is the only drink that will disagree with me every time I touch it.

I was in LA in May 2005 with two wrestling buddies - they were competing in LA hence the trip.

After a few slammers and lots of beer I dimly remember spraying watery vomit over my heavyweight buddies legs. He was not impressed when I told him to stop whining and he should be thankful that his trousers had no turnups in them!

Thank the Lord he saw the funny side.

Tequila slammers are now off my shopping list!

03-13-2006, 01:09
When I first started drinking, I must confess that about all I could bear to drink was Peach Schnapps. Now I don't know that I could stomach the stuff.
Also Malibu.

Beer & Hard Cider, of course, and still drink both.

I guess the most common hard liquor type drink I'd have had back then would have been a rum and coke.

07-30-2006, 08:49
Jagermeister and coke. What was I thinking? What IS that stuff anyway?

07-30-2006, 09:13
Years ago I was into rum and coke, and Vodka cranberry with extra lime. I still don't mind the Vodka cranberry on a hot day....very refreshing! It's a nice "have several while your at the beach" drink as well.

07-30-2006, 13:35
When I first started drinking I used to drink E&J brandy with my friends. We were all underage so our selection was limited but we went with that because it was cheap and strong. From there we moved on to this stuff called Cisco (aka “Liquid Crack” because it was so easy to drink large quantities of and would get you drunk pretty fast.). It’s basically two kinds of wine mixed together to produce an 18% alcohol concoction. It was very sweet and came in many flavors (Berry, Red, Strawberry (my favorite at the time), peach, and probably some others.), if it was not available you could substitute this other stuff called MD 20/20 that everyone referred to as “Mad Dog” because it was the exact same stuff in a different bottle. I shudder at the thought off drinking either of those. They were really good at first but over time began to taste absolutely repulsive to me.
Then I went on to college and after getting everyone hooked on the Cisco I moved on to Vodka. Up until this point I was unable to go into the liquor store and buy myself so I was never able to look around and check out prices but now it was a different story as I was living in Newark so being 17 was close enough to being 21 and nobody bothered me or ID’d me when I went in and bought things. Naturally, being a poor college student, I went with the cheapest stuff I could find (1.75 litre bottles of Majorska, Leeds, or whatever else was less than $15).
After transferring back home I once again found myself in the same predicament I was in before I left for college, I was under 21 and now living in an area where I would be ID’d every time I tried to buy. Fortunately I was in good with a manager at the place I was working at the time and she got me my booze along with some 21 year old friends from high school. I switched between vodka, Rumple Minze (peppermint schnapps), Black Haus (Blackberry schnapps), and blackberry brandy before trying and settling with 151 (1 part 151, 3 parts iced tea, and 3 ice cubes) which I drank for quite a while until I began to loathe the taste of 151. I then switched back to vodka and drank it until I saw an interesting bottle of something else in the liquor store about 2 years ago. It had an odd shape and the top of the bottle was coated in red wax. I picked it up to try it and the rest is history.

07-30-2006, 14:42
When I was in college, I drank Busch beer and Gennessee cream ale for about a week. Then my 1st bottle of Jim Beam white label arrived. After that it was JD black label (still 90 proof back then). After that it was Jim Beam black. Now it is whatever suites my fancy as my collection is now over 100 different bottles!


07-30-2006, 18:46
Neat discussion.

I started with Singapore Slings & Seagrams Wine Coolers (!), as well as whatever beer was provided at whatever party I was at.

I moved on to Midori Sours, White Russians, and Red Wine, but continued to drink beer.

Then I started to drink good beer, like Gordon Biersch. Wine became primary passion. Every once in a while I would crack a bottle of johnny walker black.

Then my brother in law introduced me to single malt scotches, and I finished off a bottle of JWB, never to return. I bought exactly two bottles of single malt scotch over the course of a year before I discovered bourbon.

Now I would say that I drink red wine mostly, then fine bourbons, and every once in a while a beer.


07-31-2006, 01:18
I must confess I went through a few rather embarrassing drinking stages. My first experiences were with beer, I would have to drain the whole bottle in one gulp, just to get through it and then I went on to screwdrivers, again mixed strong and chugged to avoid the taste. Then I went on to actually drinking beer, but Natural Light, I don't know if now I'd actually call it beer. It was awful, but for some reason I enjoyed it and then onto Long Island Iced Tea, but a horrible strength with awful generic alcohols and a shot of 151 added in for extra layers to be burned off my esophagus. Then for the worse, when I was under a budget crunch in college, it descended down to box wine. I would once again have to chug it to avoid the horrible taste. I shutter to think of it now. Thank goodness someone finally showed me IPA's, real wine and good whiskey and moderation.

07-31-2006, 19:16
Funny you should mention Natural Light. When AB first brought it out, it wasn't too bad and was billed as "the beer to drink with food". Later, after Bud Light came out it became the "B" light beer from AB and really went downhill. My last stint in college back in late 80s it was MUCH better than THE BEAST (Milwaukee's Best) at only a little more cost.

07-31-2006, 21:29
The Beast is probably the worst I've ever had. It rings of notes of urine and rusted metal. Ewwwwwww.

Another horrible beer was only sold at this Osco near where I went to college, it was $7 a thirty pack and it tasted every drop of it. I once used to remove all the stain from my deck. :cool:

08-01-2006, 06:40
In my 20's mainly Miller beer
In my 30's mainly boat drinks and white russians
In my 40's good wine, potato vodka martinis and single malt scotch
Now good wine, single malt scotch and good bourbon.

08-01-2006, 06:51
Since we're on to beer; Erin Brew, from Cleveland's Standard Brewery, where my great-grandfather was a bookkeeper (until he died, in his 40s, of the drink), was quite literally mother's milk to me. By the time I became sentient, the family had moved on to Carling's Black Label and, still later, to Stroths. In my youth, buying the cheapest beer available as all youth do, it was P.O.C., at 99&#162; a six-pack. The initials stood for "Pilsner on Call," but we dubbed it "Piss Outa Cleveland," and it was.

08-01-2006, 08:16
For forty years I've been drinking Rolling Rock beer, which has always been brewed with spring water in glass lined tanks in Latrobe, PA. Like all good things, the brand was recently sold to Busch who will immediately move the operation to New Jersey. Henceforth it will probably glow in the dark and be real skunk piss. But I still got the memories.
Joe :usflag:

08-01-2006, 08:39
I started in my teens drinking Canadian Mist and chasing it with Mt. Dew. Then I went through a phase that I wouldnt drink anything less than 100 proof. (why I have no idea) So i drank alot of vodka, 151 and the various local product that was available.

In the military I found beer and fruit drinks and stayed on that for awhile. Then it was Screwdrivers. I started college late in life and was poor so it was beer. Mostly South Paw, Highlife and PBR. I still drink HL and PBR on occasion.

After school I moved to Tullahoma and started drinking Dickle and JD. I started drinking bourbon shortly thereafter. I like it on the rocks and in the summer on a hot day mixed with Ginger ALe. All this talk about Ginger Beer lately has made me start looking for it to try. Disclaimer: I DO NOT mix topshelf bourbon with GA. I come from the school of whats the point?

08-01-2006, 22:02
It was Miller High Life and Ballantine. I liked beer, it did not like me. Seagram's seven and water. OGD 86, some OGD BIB and I do like an occaisional Sambuca, either color.

Now it is Beer of all kinds and Bourbon.

08-03-2006, 13:34
the ex-drinks that i find particularly repulsive include:

tequila sunrises
purple jesus (actually, any alcohol with fruit juice)
jello-shots (not sure if that counts as a drink, but they can treat you pretty badly all the same)

in college, we used to get kegs of Goebel beer. it was half the price of the "better" stuff (i.e. Bud, Miller, etc) and pennies on the ounce compared to some imports. i don't know who made it or where it came from, but it will never enter my body again. vile stuff.

however, there are other drinks that i revisit periodically depending on the season. for example, I like gin and tonics in the summer (very refreshing given the heat and humidity in Charleston) and egg nogg spiced up with bourbon during the yuletide season is quite tasty.

08-03-2006, 15:06
I used to drink Stag Beer brewed out of St. Louis for many years and then got a taste for Buckhorn beer out of Minnesota. I got hooked on JD on the rocks for a couple years and then went back to Bud Light. I now drink premium tequila and am presently taking the flight with good bourbon. Yum.