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Holiday Drinks?

Discussion in 'Max's Kitchen' started by Yep, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Yep

    Yep Recruit

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    I love bloody mary's on occasion and the taste of beer I just have trouble with it....I get full quickly and never get the buzz I'm after. I probably just need to eat less food and drink more beer.
     
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  2. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Six Strings Stranger 2 Year Member

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    I always find it best, if I eat more beer and drink less food, it works out nicely that way.
     
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  3. KingTM

    KingTM All Big 10 2 Year Member

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    Yeah, I know all of that and I'm not sure why I'm even belaboring the point. The guy whom told me this works for a competing brand so he was probably not being entirely honest.
     
  4. KingTM

    KingTM All Big 10 2 Year Member

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    Really? That sucks. I absolutely love good beer. Have you tried different types? Do you have a good, local brewery scene?
     
  5. Yep

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    Sorry that wasn't a coherent sentence. I love the taste of beer. I just get full too fast. I like ambers, browns, and some wheats. Chimay is probably my favorite beer. I don't like hoppy beers like IPA's. We have a pretty good local brewery scene in Phoenix but probably not as good as other towns.
     
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  6. KingTM

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    Ah, gotcha. Its too bad that you don't like the "hoppier" beers as I find them to be less filling than a stout. What about a nice lager, that's kinda in between?
     
  7. bugeater61

    bugeater61 Kill All Humans 10 Year Member

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    Heading to Thailand tomorrow so my holiday drinks will be Chang and Singha beer and maybe some Mekong whiskey thrown in for good measure.
     
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  8. Yep

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    I do enjoy lagers, probably a pilsner is my favorite lager. Unless ambers are considered a lager, then I go with an amber.
     
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  9. Morgan Steele

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    I drink my whiskies neat but during the holidays I buy one bottle of: Drambuie. It just tastes like Festivus!
     
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  10. bugeater61

    bugeater61 Kill All Humans 10 Year Member

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    You need to add a drop or two of water, then it will taste like a festivus miracle.
     
  11. KleinTxHusker

    KleinTxHusker Starter 10 Year Member

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    It has been probably close to 30 years since I have had one. I liked them, so need to give it a try. I'd probably leave out the vodka, not sure I see the point. Besides, I am a lightweight, so I'd probably argue in favor of more even cream to alcohol ratio.

    Not a whisky fan, but neat is my preference. Keeps me from drinking them too fast. Also better to savor the flavor; water or ice tends to dilute. My drink preference is a good Cabernet.

    My holiday favorite is eggnog. I generally always have non-alcoholic, because most parties I attend you don't want to serve alcoholic mixed drinks as not everyone is able to drink alcoholic beverages. I think it is good with rum. My real issue is a lot of the commercial stuff from the grocery store have a lot of cheap substitute ingredients. I've never tried making my own. I guess one first has to start by getting pasteurized eggs due to salmonella risk. Might consider that this year.

    In general, my favorite mixed drinks have a lot of cream and flavor. So amaretto and cream, and Bailey's are always good. I tend to go with half and half as the heavy whipping cream stuff tends solidify and stick to ice and solidify and doesn't taste optimal (maybe I error in including ice-but I like that too).

    My key holiday issue is too much drink gets in the way of consuming mass quantities of quality food. That is why I rarely drink beer; usually drink wine. The mixed drinks w/ cream however are a good idea, and I may have to make a point of doing that this year.

    One thing one can also do, if you don't have minors and/or people with drinking problems is make chocolate or other flavored mousees. I once made a tres leches with a mousse that included Bailey's. It was outstanding.
     
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  12. Yep

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    Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
     
  13. FredsRedAxe

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    My go to holiday (and winter in general) drink is Scotch. The smokier the better. Lagavulin has been my favorite for as long as I can remember.
     
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  14. BigNed

    BigNed Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    Nothing like a Kamikaze to get your endorphins released.


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