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Old 12-16-2007, 05:05 PM   #101
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I remember when I was a kid my friend Wally would only drink the cheapest stuff around. Weiderman beer. We used to call him Wally Weiderman.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #102
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Tequila cookies are good!


TEQUILA COOKIES
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups of dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one tablepoon egg. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher

**** CHERRY MISTMAS ****

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Old 12-16-2007, 05:17 PM   #103
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I remember when I was a kid my friend Wally would only drink the cheapest stuff around. Weiderman beer. We used to call him Wally Weiderman.
That reminds me, we used to have "pound parties" referring to Rainier 16oz bottles. I can't remember the price, a case of "pounders" was the best bang for the buck at the time...

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Old 12-16-2007, 06:42 PM   #104
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I remember when I was a kid my friend Wally would only drink the cheapest stuff around. Weiderman beer. We used to call him Wally Weiderman.
The George Wiedemann Breing Company, Newport KY. I attribute not a few of my bad habits to having been weaned directly from the breast onto Wiedemann's. Teenage growth was supported mainly by Wiedemann's and pork rinds. Better than champagne and caviar.

IMO, none finer. Hated to see it go.

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Old 12-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #106
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I love Campari

It's a red Italian liquor that is very bitter. It's an aperitif apparently, but I drink it anytime. Great on its own or with a bit of OJ and lemon juice. I have yet to meet anyone who actually likes this drink as much as me (or likes it at all). Very popular in Italy though.
I am with you. I love Campari and soda. Especialy refreshing in the summertime sitting on a siedwalk cafe.

Other than that I love red wine, especially italian cabs and argentinian malbecs. Duvel is my favorite beer.
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I love Duvel! I have a Duvel bottle opener keychain, four Duvel beer glasses, and some cold Duvel ready for X-mas.........
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:17 PM   #108
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Frank and I don't drink because we have each had bad experiences with alcoholics in the past. Plus, he doesn't like the stuff. I do, but not enough to take the risk (bad genes in that regard).
If you do NOT like the taste of an alcoholic beverage - don't drink.
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That is a shame. You wake in the morning knowing that is the best you are going to feel all day. (Just kidding.)


My preference is for a good bourbon on the rocks or a good bitters for a brew.
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If you do NOT like the taste of an alcoholic beverage - don't drink.
Last week there was an article in the WSJ about scotch in the $300-$1000 range. The author talked about Laphroaig a "challenging" whisky with a “signature taste of seaweed soaked in iodine” and “phenolic, tarry and medicinal” taste. He then went on to describe how, after much hard work, he learned to like it! The idea of spending $300 or so, and then working hard to like it!
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Last week there was an article in the WSJ about scotch in the $300-$1000 range. The author talked about Laphroaig a "challenging" whisky with a “signature taste of seaweed soaked in iodine” and “phenolic, tarry and medicinal” taste. He then went on to describe how, after much hard work, he learned to like it! The idea of spending $300 or so, and then working hard to like it!
I thought i should be more discriminating in my tastes and that scotch would be an appropriate drink. Bought like 4 different single malts at one time so i could taste test and sure enough i could tell the difference between them - one had a very distinct odor of burning tires. After grinding my way through them (not too bad once i decided that it was ok to make Rusty Nails) i went back to Canadian and Pepsi. I gots no culture. Don't even care for fine cigars.
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Last week there was an article in the WSJ about scotch in the $300-$1000 range. The author talked about Laphroaig a "challenging" whisky with a “signature taste of seaweed soaked in iodine” and “phenolic, tarry and medicinal” taste. He then went on to describe how, after much hard work, he learned to like it! The idea of spending $300 or so, and then working hard to like it!
At $300 -$1,000 a bottle I would instantly become a "tee-totaler". I prefer good and inexpensive (often difficult to have both). Thankfully I do not have sophisticated taste buds.
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At $300 -$1,000 a bottle I would instantly become a "tee-totaler".
You can buy a bottle of Coke for a buck and a quarter, and add the other $298.75 - $998.75 to your nestegg.
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That's about my fave Canuck whiskey. A few years ago while on a business trip to Toronto and wondering what to do with my remaining CAD, I happened across a bottle of Crown Royal Reserve in the duty free shop. Amazing stuff.

This 'un's pretty old but I gotta agree, that Crown Royal Reserve's some purty good stuff. Being able to pick it up at the military package store for $30 for a 750 ml isn't too bad either...
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Nothing fancy here tonight. A little Old Forester with a splash of coke. I like a tame bourbon and this comes at a reasonable price tag. An early retiree on a budget.
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Ah, nothing quite like a nice Charles Shaw Merlot. Perfectly drinkable, and at a reasonable price. :-)
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A little coffee flavored Patron.
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A little coffee flavored Patron.

Outside of a margarita at Chili's once, I don't believe I've tried Patron. It's pretty expensive, to me anyway. I saw it on the shelf this evening for $49.50...I believe it was a 750 ml bottle, but not for sure. I did pick up a 1L bottle of Cuervo Gold, and a 750ml of the Crown Royal Reserve. Maybe I'll try the Patron next time...but it will be awhile since a bottle of anything lasts me a good while. I figure the wife & I will have a margarita or two while I'm off work between yesterday and January 3rd. She doesn't drink anything other than a margarita now & then, so we're pretty much set for a little while at least.
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Outside of a margarita at Chili's once, I don't believe I've tried Patron. It's pretty expensive, to me anyway. I saw it on the shelf this evening for $49.50...I believe it was a 750 ml bottle, but not for sure. I did pick up a 1L bottle of Cuervo Gold, and a 750ml of the Crown Royal Reserve. Maybe I'll try the Patron next time...but it will be awhile since a bottle of anything lasts me a good while. I figure the wife & I will have a margarita or two while I'm off work between yesterday and January 3rd. She doesn't drink anything other than a margarita now & then, so we're pretty much set for a little while at least.
The Patron is a little expensive but a 750 ml bottle will last me many months and the coffee flavored is so good it's worth it.
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I saw the coffee flavored...sounds interesting!
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My tastes were pretty frugal until I took a trip to Scotland a few years ago and was introduced to the world of single malt scotch. I now tour the country, vicariously, through various single malts. Each area has its tastes. My favorite now is Laugavulin 16. I try to stretch a bottle for about six months. It goes perfectly with a very dark chocolate in front of a fire or while watching your favorite old movie. It's about the only indulgence I allow myself.
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