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  1. #41
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    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!

  2. #42
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    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.
    -Dan

    Who stole the cork from my breakfast?

  3. #43
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    Jagermeister and coke. What was I thinking? What IS that stuff anyway?

  4. #44
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    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.

  5. #45
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    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.
    /\../\

    "I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . . ." - Dylan Thomas

  6. #46
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    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!

    Thomas

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    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.

    Joel
    "Oh Bother!" said Pooh as he slapped another magazine in his AK-47...

    http://vinesnwines.blogspot.com

  8. #48
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    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.
    Tim

    To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

  9. #49
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    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.
    Dane
    I don't drink to excess. But I'll drink to most anything else.

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    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.
    Tim

    To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

 

 

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