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Title: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on June 30, 2017, 10:03:06 pm
I am SOOOOO DURNK right now



HPPY CANADA DY EVRYBDDY!!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 30, 2017, 10:14:09 pm
I thought you were better than this..... :'(
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on June 30, 2017, 10:15:08 pm
Happy Canada Day Eve....   
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 01, 2017, 07:18:51 am
Kim drunk online has been a thing.  I take it as a compliment, in that it proves that she has fun here.

What is your drink ?

I am not a big drinker.  I am drinking Dusty Boots alcoholic root beer these days.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 01, 2017, 09:32:03 am
I thought you were better than this..... :'(

I  ... I don't even know what happened. The last thing I remembered was celebrating Canada Day a day early by going to a bunch of Happy Hours after work. Some end at 5, others end at 6, so if you time it right you can do several. I was on foot, so I started at places close to work, and finished at the place closest to home. Anyway, that's the last thing I remember, then I wake up in the middle of the night on my couch, fully dressed and holding a note that says "covfefe".  All the steps in between are kind of a blur.


If I was posting here, that probably means I wasn't having sex. 

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 01, 2017, 09:33:40 am
 :o
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 01, 2017, 09:38:25 am
Kim drunk online has been a thing.  I take it as a compliment, in that it proves that she has fun here.

What is your drink ?

I am not a big drinker.  I am drinking Dusty Boots alcoholic root beer these days.

I started off with beer yesterday and had a couple of cocktails later.  Nowadays I usually drink less beer and more mixed drinks.

My body can't do this the way I could when I was younger.  I don't usually overdo it this much anymore.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Goddess on July 10, 2017, 10:12:33 am
I picked this thread for my first post.  ;)

Hello, everyone
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 10, 2017, 08:55:42 pm
I picked this thread for my first post.  ;)

Hello, everyone

Welcome aboard!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on July 10, 2017, 11:54:46 pm
I'm drinking a Moon Curser Syrah....   great little BC winery in Oliver...  or Osoyoos, or whatever the hell they call themselves.  It's, like one town, but they seem to go by 2 names...

Anyway, it's good.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 10, 2017, 11:57:26 pm
They're not one town.  They're close by, but not the same place.

I was wine touring in the area during May, and visited a number of neat little wineries.  My favorite were Oliver Twist and Silver Sage.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: msj on July 11, 2017, 12:05:40 am
I picked this thread for my first post.  ;)

Hello, everyone

You picked this thread because you didn't want to post in the reading thread to avoid me asking for a complete book review on how "Kushiel's Dart" made you feel....
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: msj on July 11, 2017, 12:09:37 am
I love Oliver/Osoyoos wineries.

I'm so old I saw St Elmo's Fire in a movie theatre in Oliver. Young enough that I had no choice...

Anyway, really love La Stella and Le Vieux Pin.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on July 11, 2017, 12:28:12 am

Anyway, really love La Stella and Le Vieux Pin.

Those are 2 of my favourites... 

I like Black Hills and Quinta Ferreira as well. 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on July 11, 2017, 12:29:10 am
They're not one town.  They're close by, but not the same place.

I was wine touring in the area during May, and visited a number of neat little wineries.  My favorite were Oliver Twist and Silver Sage.

 -k

Then they should put up some damn signs!

Go check out Moon Curser next time...   not the best name/labelling, but don't let that deter you.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 11, 2017, 03:21:07 am
Next time you're in Osoyoos, be sure to visit the Desert Cultural Center, which is by the Nk'Mip Winery. I spent a whole afternoon there and loved it.

And if you go on to Oliver from Osoyoos, here's what you're going to want to do. Take Highway 97 north from Osoyoos toward Oliver, but on the right hand side of the road, just past the end of the lake, turn right on Rd 22. It's just past the dead tree with the vulture. And on Rd 22, you're going to turn left just past the cactus and the speed limit sign with the bullet holes in it. If you get to the tumbleweed, you've gone too far, turn around and go back to the cactus and try again. Now you're heading north on Black Sage Rd. It's a beautiful drive. You can get to Burrowing Owl Winery here-- I didn't go last time and people yelled at me and told me I should have gone.  Then you get to several smaller wineries. Then there's a church, and people tend to keep going straight here and end up at the landfill. But not you. You're going to go past the church and turn left at the rattlesnake and then a quick right at the guy in the sombrero. If you get to the landfill, you went too far. Go back to the rattlesnake and try again. Past the guy in the sombrero, you're on Ryegrass Rd, and you get to the Church & State Winery, and the Silver Sage Winery. Silver Sage was great. Loved it. The old Romanian lady who runs the tastings is a blast.  After you leave Silver Sage and continue north on Black Sage Rd, you're going to want to turn right when you get to the 3 Mexican drifters.  If you get to the river, you've gone too far. Go back to the Mexican drifters and try again. Now you're on Lupine Lane, and you end up at Oliver Twist Winery. Stop here, do the wine tasting, buy the dessert wine, and then get back in your car, turn right at the Mexican drifters, cross the river, and now you're back to the highway.  But you're not done. Turn right on the highway, proceed north to Oliver, and now you're on Main Street. Look for the building that looks like a firehall. It's not a firehall anymore. It's the Firehall Brewery. People tend to go to the pub on the main floor. But not you. You're going to wander around the side and go down the steps to get to the brewery's tasting room. Taste the beers. Buy the "Holy Smoke" smoked stout. Now you're done.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Goddess on July 12, 2017, 10:04:01 am
You picked this thread because you didn't want to post in the reading thread to avoid me asking for a complete book review on how "Kushiel's Dart" made you feel....

Hahaha!  Yes.....well, I have a few writer freinds who write erotica and Kushiel's Dart was pretty tame there.  I really did enjoy the story line, though.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 21, 2017, 07:15:52 am
Georgian Bay's Gin Smash tall boys seem to be the hit around here this summer.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 25, 2017, 11:38:38 pm
I am soooooo durnk right now


I think I might have schmoozed my way into a new job tonight. I am not 100% sure. I don't know if this is good nor not good.

I feel everything is tilted at about 22 degrees starboard. I notice that when I'm heavily smashed things tend to list starboard (ie, the right hand side of the room seems to tilt upwards, the left downward.) Not sure if this is because I am right handed or if there is some other neurological factor behind this.


 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 26, 2017, 10:37:18 am
Next up: hangover cures...
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on August 10, 2017, 11:01:47 pm
The Squid's New-Fangled Old Fashioned

2+oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
Dashes orange bitters
Dashes spruce tip bitters (oh yeah!)
Teaspoon maple syrup
Victoria Distillery cocktail cherry
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on August 10, 2017, 11:10:15 pm
Wow! That sounds extremely Canadian!

What are Spruce Tip Bitters? I've never heard of it before. Does it taste like Buckley's Mixture?

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on August 11, 2017, 01:15:05 pm
The Squid's New-Fangled Old Fashioned

2+oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
Dashes orange bitters
Dashes spruce tip bitters (oh yeah!)
Teaspoon maple syrup
Victoria Distillery cocktail cherry
Damn. I'm all about this. I'll never find spruce tip bitters here, but I'm going to try an old fashioned with orange bitters and maple syrup next time. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on August 22, 2017, 11:09:49 pm
I need to find out how to make Spruce Tip Bitters.


So anyway, last Wednesday was National Rum Day.  I missed it.  I am making up for it by attempting to perfect my own Zombie recipe.  Here's what I've come up with:

 Pineapple Juice:  yes
 Rum: Yes!
 Roses's Lime Cordial:  ok!
 Rose's Grenadine: sure, why not.
 Dillon's Orange Bitters:  do it.

I'm still working on this. Will live blog with updates.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on September 27, 2017, 10:48:32 pm
Aberlour A'bunadh

Very nice single malt.   Aberlour is usually a "value priced" scotch, with their bottom end offering priced around $55.  And, for the price, it's quite good.

This is not cheap at $125, but boy is it good.   You have to like sweeter scotches.  This is a sherry-bomb of a scotch!  Cask strength at a strong 60.9% Alcohol.

(https://wine-searcher1.freetls.fastly.net/images/labels/76/22/aberlour-a-bunadh-batch-55-single-malt-scotch-whisky-highlands-speyside-scotland-10827622.jpg)
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on September 27, 2017, 10:55:46 pm
mmmmm!  Sounds good.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 04:54:07 am
Drinking tonight ?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: JMT on September 28, 2017, 08:09:27 am
mmmmm!  Sounds good.

 -k

That's funny, because I imagine that it tastes like ****.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 09:36:55 am
Drinking tonight ?

No.  I've been clean for almost 3 days.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 11:24:20 am
No.  I've been clean for almost 3 days.

 -k

 ???  You quitting ?  Cutting  back ?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 10:17:46 pm
???  You quitting ?  Cutting  back ?

I kind of overdid it on the weekend so I'm giving my liver a few days to catch up.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on September 29, 2017, 06:15:05 am
I kind of overdid it on the weekend so I'm giving my liver a few days to catch up.

 -k

Aw.... :(  Take it easy, girl...
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on October 05, 2017, 09:25:25 pm
Kimmy!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on October 06, 2017, 05:54:11 am
 ???
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on October 06, 2017, 09:06:10 am
Kimmy!

 -k
Is this kind of like South Park?

TIMMY!!!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: guest4 on October 06, 2017, 09:40:58 am
At risk of being wrong and incurring the ire of kimmy, I would guess its an objection to the use of "girl."

Or perhaps just a celebration of "self."
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on October 06, 2017, 09:43:22 am
Ah, ok.  I'm being overly familiar maybe ?  Sorry if that's so.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on October 11, 2017, 10:12:23 pm
???

Did I stutter??

At risk of being wrong and incurring the ire of kimmy, I would guess its an objection to the use of "girl."

lol, no!

Or perhaps just a celebration of "self."

Yeah! Just trying to create some enthusiasm around here!

Is this kind of like South Park?

TIMMY!!!

Well when you put it that way it does sound kind of retarded. :(

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on October 11, 2017, 10:24:42 pm
Kimmy !!!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on October 21, 2017, 10:50:54 am
(https://i.imgur.com/tNpRO8E.jpg)

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on October 27, 2017, 10:13:11 pm
...and so I said "I'm sorry, Admiral, but if there isn't any vermouth in it, you're not drinking a Martini, you're just drinking cold gin."   Well!  As you can imagine, he was nonplussed, to say the least! He adjusts his monocle and says "My dear Kim. If you insist on polluting a perfectly fine beverage with that Italian rubbish, I think we will have to part company."  And so it seemed it would come to pass. But at that moment, who should arrive but our mutual acquaintance, Sheikh Ahmed al-Shabazz!  With three of his favorite girls and a whole suitcase full of **** and Yankee currency!  Needless to say, the Admiral completely forgot about vermouth, and things got decidedly festive from there on.   The next thing I knew, I awoke with a pounding headache, wearing the Admiral's hat and monocle, and found no sign of him or the Sheikh anywhere!  I found one of the girls and stirred her awake, and said "what in the blazes happened? Where are we?"  "This is the Sheikh's penthouse," she replied.  "Good heavens," I told her. "How did we get to Monaco? I don't remember leaving the lounge!" "Silly!" she laughed, "that was three days ago! You really don't remember any of it?"

But yeah, so long story short I was looking at the cocktails menu, and of all the so-called "martinis", only a couple had gin, and none at all had any vermouth.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on October 28, 2017, 09:33:58 am
 :D
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on October 29, 2017, 11:18:47 pm
Martini is used to describe every garbage, fruit juice and alcohol crap a bar serves nowadays. It’s a god damned travesty. If a bar has a “martini” menu that tells me they’re probably not very good at making real cocktails.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on October 30, 2017, 06:25:32 am
Martini is used to describe every garbage, fruit juice and alcohol crap a bar serves nowadays. It’s a god damned travesty. If a bar has a “martini” menu that tells me they’re probably not very good at making real cocktails.

This trend was in play by at least 2001 as I remember.  A 'Crantini' - Vodka + Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice ? 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 14, 2017, 09:44:34 pm
After hours of research and development, focus-group testing, and experimentation, I'm moderately pleased to introduce the Kimtini!

 1 oz Gin
 1 oz Akvavit
 1/2 oz Vermouth

 Shaken, not stirred, garnish with curl of orange rind, or not, and enjoy!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on November 15, 2017, 05:02:41 am
(https://img.thewhiskyexchange.com/540/liq_aal2.jpg)

Why ? 

Are you Scandanavian ?  Did you meet a Scandanavian ?

Otherwise, a dangerous amount of experimentation would be required to get you here.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on November 15, 2017, 08:49:59 pm
Shaken, not stirred, garnish with curl of orange rind, or not, and enjoy!

 -k
kimmy, I like you. Don’t ruin my opinion. This drink should be stirred.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: JMT on November 15, 2017, 09:09:38 pm
In my house, drunk culture comes with sex culture.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on November 15, 2017, 09:12:34 pm
Nope
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 16, 2017, 12:38:35 am
Why ? 

Are you Scandanavian ?  Did you meet a Scandanavian ?

Otherwise, a dangerous amount of experimentation would be required to get you here.

Yes, I think I've mentioned my Swedish heritage many times. I'm exploring Scandinavian traditions. I've got akvavit, I've got straw goats, and this weekend I'm planning on invading and plundering the apartment next door.

kimmy, I like you. Don’t ruin my opinion. This drink should be stirred.

Truthfully the only reason I picked shaken is that I don't have the coil strainer. Also, I used to just shake everything when I was bartending. People liked saying "shaken, not stirred".  Maybe it's all James Bond's fault. In the future, I will strive to do better.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on November 16, 2017, 06:18:12 am
Yes, I think I've mentioned my Swedish heritage many times. 

OK, I thought you were joking.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 16, 2017, 09:09:25 am
OK, I thought you were joking.

 ...why would somebody joke about having Swedish ancestry?  There's not really anything inherently funny about it. If I'd said I came from a remote geographically isolated community (sounds a bit like Kim City, actually), or a weird cult (mom's side of the family, come to think of it), or an insular community where outsiders are viewed with suspicion and electronics are believed to be powered by evil spirits (mom's people again)... that stuff is funny.  All that stuff amuses me tremendously.  But my Nordic roots? Not funny.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on November 16, 2017, 11:55:23 am
Truthfully the only reason I picked shaken is that I don't have the coil strainer. Also, I used to just shake everything when I was bartending. People liked saying "shaken, not stirred".  Maybe it's all James Bond's fault. In the future, I will strive to do better.

 -k
This.

Final Touch Yarai 13.5-Oz. Mixing Pitcher with a Hawthorne Strainer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00J8IVBNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_YcDdAbJE6TEC2

You won’t be disappointed and the ladies will think you’re fancy. :)
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on November 16, 2017, 11:58:33 am
Keep us posted when you start eating surströmming.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on November 16, 2017, 08:59:19 pm
...why would somebody joke about having Swedish ancestry?

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There's not really anything inherently funny about it. If I'd said I came from a remote geographically isolated community (sounds a bit like Kim City, actually), or a weird cult (mom's side of the family, come to think of it), or an insular community where outsiders are viewed with suspicion and electronics are believed to be powered by evil spirits (mom's people again)... that stuff is funny.  All that stuff amuses me tremendously.  But my Nordic roots? Not funny.
 

ROTFL
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 23, 2017, 09:37:59 am
This.

Final Touch Yarai 13.5-Oz. Mixing Pitcher with a Hawthorne Strainer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00J8IVBNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_YcDdAbJE6TEC2

You won’t be disappointed and the ladies will think you’re fancy. :)

I was skeptical, but if this will help me get some tail, I'm buying one.

Keep us posted when you start eating surströmming.

I'm not sure I'm brave enough for that yet.  Dad's sister made lutefisk for us one time when we went to visit at Christmas one time... it was ok, but the house smelled funny for a long time afterward. I am not sure if the smell eventually went away, or if my olfactory senses got desensitized to it after a while.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on November 23, 2017, 09:51:24 am
Anyone tried Hakirl? Not as bad as I was lead to believe if you don’t mind ammonia. The local Brevinnin schnapps shots that follow are pretty good though.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 24, 2017, 03:35:00 am
Anyone tried Hakirl? Not as bad as I was lead to believe if you don’t mind ammonia. The local Brevinnin schnapps shots that follow are pretty good though.

That sounds pretty terrifying as well.  Maybe if I get really loaded up with akvavit I will have the courage to try it some time.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 30, 2017, 01:47:48 am
This.

Final Touch Yarai 13.5-Oz. Mixing Pitcher with a Hawthorne Strainer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00J8IVBNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_YcDdAbJE6TEC2

You won’t be disappointed and the ladies will think you’re fancy. :)

Wow, this thing really works!!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on November 30, 2017, 05:07:03 am
Haha good to hear.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 08, 2017, 09:32:06 pm
Ok, so I am trying a "Green Fairy" martini. 

I have had a bottle of absinthe around for years.  Made by the local Kim City Distillery Co, I'm not sure how this stuff stacks up against "name brands".  The reason it has lasted me so long is that it's literally undrinkable.   I bought it years ago to try the "ritual" with the sugar cube and the slotted spoon and fire and water... undrinkable.   The anise/licorice taste is so overpowering.

But lately I recall seeing a recipe for a martini which involved swishing a bit of absinthe around your glass, then pitching the absinthe before you add the martini.

 So I did that.  A little splash of absinthe swirled around the glass and pitched.Stirred, not shaken, in the thrifty drink mixing pitcher Cybercoma recommended.  A "Kimtini", with akvavit instead of vodka, as I've been making lately.

The result?

Still undrinkable.

Even the residue of the absinthe left clinging to the glass is so overpowering that it dominates the whole Kimtini.

I mean, it's not 100% awful, in the sense that I'm still drinking it, but at this point I'm basically drunk enough to drink pure gasoline. So that's not a powerful endorsement.  The Kimtini is 1000% better without the touch of absinthe in it.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on December 08, 2017, 11:47:03 pm
Oy...  that sounds awful Kimmy.

But it does remind me of a great martini I like to make... 

Gingertini (DO NOT add absinthe)
2oz gin
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz ginger syrup

Shake with ice and pour into martini glass.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 09, 2017, 05:12:48 am
Sigh....

Don’t shake gin. For the love of god.....

But at least that’s the kind of drink that you’re supposed to shake because of the lemon juice.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on December 09, 2017, 12:09:10 pm
Sigh....

Don’t shake gin. For the love of god.....

But at least that’s the kind of drink that you’re supposed to shake because of the lemon juice.

So there are some exceptions to this commandment?  ;D
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 09, 2017, 03:55:24 pm
So there are some exceptions to this commandment?  ;D
Haha it’s not a commandment. You should generally only shake things with citrus or egg in them. They say gin bruises, so I joke that only animals shake gin. But I can’t tell much of a difference. It loses some of its punch. Tastes almost flat when you shake it. Kind of like wine that’s been open and sitting in the fridge a couple days. But who cares, really? Do what you like. I just think if you follow the rules when you’re learning, you’ll a) make generally better drinks, and b) be able to tell more quickly when drinks are “off” or god forbid, bad.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on December 09, 2017, 10:00:56 pm
Haha it’s not a commandment. You should generally only shake things with citrus or egg in them. They say gin bruises, so I joke that only animals shake gin. But I can’t tell much of a difference. It loses some of its punch. Tastes almost flat when you shake it. Kind of like wine that’s been open and sitting in the fridge a couple days. But who cares, really? Do what you like. I just think if you follow the rules when you’re learning, you’ll a) make generally better drinks, and b) be able to tell more quickly when drinks are “off” or god forbid, bad.

I don’t disagree with you....  i read an article about the gin issue.  Makes sense that citrus and eggs would need shaking.

I am going to make 2 cocktails with nice gin...  1 shaken, 1 stirred and I’ll report back.  I don’t want to do anything that might jeopardize the taste of the gin!!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on December 09, 2017, 10:15:30 pm
I like single malt Scotch, and believe it or not, the duty free in Dubai airport has a nice selection at about half the prices of say the duty free's elsewhere.So I shop around when I go through there and buy a new one just to try it out. And so I landed home with a jar of Smokehead. Lordy Jesus, I sipped that and thought I had been submersed in a peat bog that was being ravished by a forest fire. If that idea appeals then try it out, or I'll happily mail you the almost full 40 pounder.   
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on December 09, 2017, 10:24:32 pm
Haha   ;D

I have a bottle of Smokehead in my cabinet!  Also, a bottle of Peat monster, which is peaty as well, but maybe a bit more refined than Smokehead.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on December 09, 2017, 10:33:09 pm
Haha   ;D

I have a bottle of Smokehead in my cabinet!  Also, a bottle of Peat monster, which is peaty as well, but maybe a bit more refined than Smokehead.

I like to sip Scotch neat, but with the Smokehead I pour it over a couple of cubes, give it a swirl, and that eases the smoke part to my liking. I've also mixed a bit of it straight into my little recipe for BBQ sauce and give some chicken breasts or steaks a wee swim in that for a while  before it hits the grill.   
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on December 10, 2017, 08:30:23 am
Ok, I'll play. 

Last night, we were blowing off steam after some bad news so it was drinking and smoking (sad to say now, but whatever).  I tried a beer but it didn't go down.  Then a shot of Appleton Rum.  Ew.  I had to fall back on my old favourite, mixed with Carnation Hot Chocolate.

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Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 10, 2017, 08:41:09 am
And Argus says you aren't a comedian. You're hilarious, MH!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on December 10, 2017, 09:07:24 am
Explain ?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 10, 2017, 10:50:06 am
It's never funny when you explain a joke.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 10, 2017, 11:51:25 am
Don't worry, Michael. It's ok. 

I invented some drinks this summer.  One was a big glass of ice-cold ice tea made from generic Superstore powdered ice tea mix, with a hefty dose of vermouth rosso added. A second was a big glass of ice-cold lemonade made from Country Time powdered lemonade mix, with a shot of Campari.  Another was a big glass of ice-cold lemonade made from Country Time powdered lemonade mix, with a shot of gin.


I didn't mention it at the time because I knew cybercoma would laugh at me.


So I say enjoy your powdered hot chocolate and liqueur, and don't let cybercoma bring you down.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/281182591932-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on December 10, 2017, 03:27:52 pm
I love you kimmy.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 10, 2017, 03:47:29 pm
Jesus...when did I become the drink snob? That’s even funnier. I hardly ever drink these days.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on December 10, 2017, 04:20:43 pm
Don't worry, Michael. It's ok. 

I invented some drinks this summer.  One was a big glass of ice-cold ice tea made from generic Superstore powdered ice tea mix, with a hefty dose of vermouth rosso added. A second was a big glass of ice-cold lemonade made from Country Time powdered lemonade mix, with a shot of Campari.  Another was a big glass of ice-cold lemonade made from Country Time powdered lemonade mix, with a shot of gin.




That just sounds like someone who has to put booze in everything. :D
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on December 10, 2017, 04:45:52 pm
That just sounds like someone who has to put booze in everything. :D

Kind of like this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03OPcn80Uzs
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 12, 2017, 01:55:47 am
Kind of like this guy?

He shall be the new mascot for Drunk Culture.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 12, 2017, 02:26:04 am
That just sounds like someone who has to put booze in everything. :D

I don't put booze in everything!  Just this morning I had generic wheat squares with milk and no booze. I could have turned my breakfast into a Paralyzer, but I didn't. Because I'm not an alcoholic.  I can stop any time I want! In fact I stopped yesterday at 11pm and didn't start again until 5pm today.  That's 18 hours!  18 hours!  That's nearly a whole day!

Also, I think my summer drinks have real potential. They just need to be fancied up with non-powdered ingredients, garnish, and of course nicknames. The lemonade with Campari shall be served with lemon slices and a tiny umbrella and shall be known as a "Laguna Sunrise".  The lemonade with gin is basically just a Tom Collins, so I guess there's not much that needs to be done with that.

The ice tea with vermouth can be called the Aunt Millie.  It gets a fictional back-story about a notorious 1891 garden-party, a collision between the maid carrying the tea service and the bartender, and Aunt Millie's stubborn refusal to let anything go to waste.


 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 12, 2017, 02:33:04 am
Jesus...when did I become the drink snob? That’s even funnier. I hardly ever drink these days.

...

kimmy, I like you. Don’t ruin my opinion. This drink should be stirred.

Final Touch Yarai 13.5-Oz. Mixing Pitcher with a Hawthorne Strainer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00J8IVBNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_YcDdAbJE6TEC2

You won’t be disappointed and the ladies will think you’re fancy. :)

Haha it’s not a commandment. You should generally only shake things with citrus or egg in them. They say gin bruises, so I joke that only animals shake gin.

Sigh....

Don’t shake gin. For the love of god.....

But at least that’s the kind of drink that you’re supposed to shake because of the lemon juice.

...

Jesus...when did I become the drink snob? That’s even funnier. I hardly ever drink these days.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/281182591932-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on December 12, 2017, 05:20:37 am
4 events coming up:

Birthday
Burner Christmas Party
Santarchy (Santa Pub Crawl)
Hanukkah Party (Drinking one)

Friday and Saturday

Oh oh.  And a Christmas party Saturday Afternoon.


I will be Serbian guy this weekend.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 12, 2017, 05:30:32 am
...

...

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/281182591932-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)

 -k
This is bullshit. I’m just trying to be “helpful.”
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on December 12, 2017, 08:41:27 am
This is bullshit. I’m just trying to be “helpful.”

I am teasing, cyber.  I do appreciate the help and information. Especially the Yarai pitcher.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on December 12, 2017, 12:14:05 pm
I wish I had the angelic voice of that chicken
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on December 12, 2017, 02:18:37 pm
Here's something to keep in mind if you're ever "thirsty" in the middle of a desert. I was doing a job in a camp about 400 miles south of Khartoum so me years back. A lot of material came by truck from Juba, and arrangements were made for a contingent of beer to be included. During part of my time there the source dried up for a period. We were sitting in our quansit hut/ bar lamenting the absence of beverages beyond coke when one of the men who had working there for some time said don't worry, I have a backup plan. Not long after one of the locals knocked at the door and entered with a couple of jars of what I learned was referred to as "Flash". He set them down and the Dutchman who had made the call paid him. The locals were basically nomadic cattle herders who had figured out how to generate a substance that was as clear as vodka, and could kick like a mule. Before the payment was made though, a sample of the substance was poured out directly on the wooden slab we called the bar. A match was struck and the Dutchman observed the flame, which was hard to see. It was explained if you ever got some and it burned with any hint of orange flame, don't buy it or drink it. I was not quite sure how they made it, but I said a few hail Mary's and took a slug. With enough coke it wasn't too bad, especially when you remembered where you were. I was however glad when the beer reappeared.   
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Goddess on December 12, 2017, 03:36:20 pm
I've been down with the flu.  My drunk culture has been put on hold and needs a few more days to recuperate.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on December 12, 2017, 05:48:51 pm
Here's something to keep in mind if you're ever "thirsty" in the middle of a desert

So I read your description thinking it would help me for burning man.  And yet, no.  If I'm thirsty there, I just go to the bar so...
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: bcsapper on December 25, 2017, 05:30:46 pm
This, is very nice indeed...

(https://www.cannerybrewing.com/images/content/labels/Muse-large.png)
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on December 26, 2017, 09:23:26 am
Mimosas.  Egg nog. 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on January 16, 2018, 06:52:03 am
Gravy cocktails ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjipPhDnM1Y

Somebody help me here.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on January 16, 2018, 11:08:14 am
What in the ****?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on January 16, 2018, 04:29:28 pm
My eyes are bugging.  My mouth is open.  When I recover I will squint and scratch my chin.

I am befuddled.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on January 16, 2018, 04:38:59 pm
That really is drunk culture. You would have to be very drunk to drink one.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on February 06, 2018, 10:34:43 pm
Kimmy!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on February 07, 2018, 12:43:23 am
Try an Old Fashion cocktail with ginger syrup instead of simple syrup, or sugar...   tasty!!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on February 07, 2018, 12:58:29 am
Sounds yummy!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on February 07, 2018, 05:04:01 am
Kimmy!

 -k

*clink*
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: bcsapper on February 16, 2018, 06:58:46 pm
This stuff's not bad...

(https://untappd.akamaized.net/photo/2017_03_03/8720b6537c0716f03e89f8f72e13c2a0_640x640.jpeg)
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on March 28, 2018, 12:35:49 am
...and so the Admiral leans toward me and says "If you'll pardon my saying so, my dear Kim, I think that I shall never understand this British Columbian notion of throwing some roots or nuts or berries in the vat and declaring the outcome a fine ale. Truth be known, most of these abominations reek like Kool-Aid."

I took a hearty gulp of my Whistler Chestnut Ale...

(https://i.imgur.com/ONgjuoH.jpg)

...and told him "Listen, you feeble old fruit, if you say one more bad word about BC beer you'll be leaving here horizontal-style."

Well! He was unimpressed, to say the least. "I will not sit here and be threatened by some poorly-paid tart from the colonies! I find myself in the mood for some exercise!"  As he began fumbling with the scabbard of his Navy cutlass, I undid the snaps on my knives.  Other patrons ducked for cover as we lept to our feet.  The old fool was flailing about madly with his cutlass, while I circled cautiously with my Von Tempsky in my right hand and my Arkansas toothpick in my left, looking for the opening to slip past his blade and fillet him like a fish.  It seemed certain that one of us would not be leaving in one piece!  But who should arrive at that moment but our old friend Sheikh Ahmed al-Shabazz!

"Greetings, my friends!" he bellowed. "I see you are in a feisty mood! So much the better! Come! Sit with me! I have made a most amazing discovery!"  In the face of his jovial good spirits, what could we do but set aside our quarrel and find out what had him so excited?



So a new Mexican place has opened nearby, and they specialize in...

(https://i.imgur.com/b50IsD7.jpg)

...Mezcal!

Perhaps the word "Mezcal" conjures some seedy-looking beverage with a worm in the bottle that you bought at a border-town shop for $2 once upon a time.  This... is not that.


"Mezcal," I was told, is "the Scotch of Mexico."    Like tequila, mezcal is made from the Agave plant.  However, while Tequila is made exclusively from the Blue Agave, Mezcal is made from any Agave except for the Blue Agave. Many, like Sombra, are made from the Espadin Agave, but there are many others. They are also classified by which of Mexico's states they are produced in. Oaxaca is a major producer.

Mezcal also tends to be a very smoky drink, like Scotch.  The Sombra was described to me as being "like a campfire", while another variety they serve was described as being "more like a forest fire."

I tried the Sombra straight, as well as in a Negroni (in place of gin). I found that straight, it's smoky and spicy flavor was close to the limit of my comfort level... it was enjoyable, but definitely made my lips tingle.  In a Negroni, the powerful smoky flavor was nicely balanced by the other liquors.  I definitely picture myself trying this again in the future.

The Whistler Chestnut Ale is pretty good too.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on March 28, 2018, 05:06:33 am
(https://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_120,c_limit/beer_123884.jpg)

Comment, please.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on March 28, 2018, 10:09:29 am
It's okay.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: bcsapper on March 28, 2018, 10:15:55 am
(https://res.cloudinary.com/ratebeer/image/upload/w_120,c_limit/beer_123884.jpg)

Comment, please.

Should I be keeping an eye out for it...?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on March 28, 2018, 12:22:55 pm
It's okay.

Begone.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on March 28, 2018, 12:24:54 pm
Should I be keeping an eye out for it...?

I thought beer drinkers were cool, and my wife is one of those.  They all went ga-ga for this and I couldn't stand it.  Tasted like vinegar but I'm not a beer person.  Then I found out that it's just a fad after all.

Hoppy.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: bcsapper on March 28, 2018, 12:48:03 pm
I thought beer drinkers were cool, and my wife is one of those.  They all went ga-ga for this and I couldn't stand it.  Tasted like vinegar but I'm not a beer person.  Then I found out that it's just a fad after all.

Hoppy.

I'm an occasional beer drinker and I've never been cool.  I like hoppy, but not too hoppy.  If I see it I'll get one and let you know what an expert thinks.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on March 28, 2018, 01:55:30 pm
I thought beer drinkers were cool, and my wife is one of those.  They all went ga-ga for this and I couldn't stand it.  Tasted like vinegar but I'm not a beer person.  Then I found out that it's just a fad after all.

Hoppy.
It's an IPA. It was all the rage for a number of years (probably still is) to make beers as hoppy and astringent as possible. What a disgusting trend.

I like beer that has character and nuance. Not a beer that punches you in the face.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on March 28, 2018, 10:57:10 pm
India Pale Ale beers continue to be extremely popular among the BC micro-brew crowd. I can vouch for that.

I am absolutely not a fan of IPA beers, for reasons already described. 


I returned to the Mezcal establishment and tried this one tonight:

(https://i.imgur.com/qFb3FIW.jpg)

I'm not sure if I enjoyed it more than the Sombra... I enjoyed both. I do think that the Los Siete Misterios - Doba Yej is a smoother drink than the Sombra.


 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 15, 2018, 09:33:01 pm
"...that's a fearsome beard," I said, "but the answer is still no."

"Come on. Hear me out," he protested plaintively.

"I believe the young lady asked you to leave," said a voice behind us.  We both looked, and who should be there but my old friend the Admiral!

My would-be companion glared at the Admiral, and for a second I wondered if he might object.  But after sizing up the Admiral's grim demeanor and noting the Navy-pattern cutlass at his belt, the young man thought the better of it.  He quickly gathered his "Magic: The Gathering" playing cards, and departed.

"I'm not young, and I'm not a lady," I told the Admiral. "But thanks."

"It seemed as though you were in a spot of bother," he replied, taking his customary place on the stool next to me.  Despite our many quarrels and the blade-swinging misadventures of our last meeting, I was glad of his company.

He adjusted his monocle and took a look around the room. It was my first visit to the new establishment, and I imagined it was his first visit as well. A large new bar with an astounding assortment of beers, from the local to the international.  It had attracted a big crowd in its opening weeks, and this was the first evening I was even able to get in the door. All manner of patrons were present, from young hipsters to men in business suits and middle aged ladies in their night-out apparel.

"I imagine that the advertisement said 'Waitresses wanted-- legal age, but just barely."  I had to agree with his assessment. The staff was youthful, to say the least.  A few of them I recognized from other establishments... probably the employer had raided as many experienced waitresses as they could get.

"Sheikh Ahmed will no doubt approve," the Admiral added, chuckling as he recalled the Sheikh's enthusiasm for pretty young women.

"The Sheikh won't be joining us," I replied. "Maybe not for some time."

"Why on earth?" the Admiral asked.

"Trouble at the border," I said. The Admiral nodded sadly. It was not entirely unexpected, but still disappointing.

"These are troublesome times, my friend," the Admiral said. "But I tell you: sanity will prevail in the end."

"And what do we do in the mean time?" I complained.

"We must endure until it does," he told me. "I have a sense that you're in need of something a little stronger than a craft ale," he added.  He thumbed through the menu and looked over the list of cocktails available, occasionally mumbling "rubbish" or "fiddle-faddle" and similarly derisive comments.  "Trendy foolishness, the lot of it. I shall instruct the bartender to create something that will lighten your mood considerably. A couple of recipes I picked up during my travels in the South Seas..."

The Zombie
(https://i.imgur.com/UDIezSg.jpg)

https://www.thespruceeats.com/zombie-cocktail-recipe-761643



The Mai Tai

(https://i.imgur.com/0vNp9Un.jpg)

https://www.liquor.com/recipes/tropical-mai-tai-cocktail/#gs.NUWXm9A



 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 18, 2018, 01:14:25 am
I awakened wearing a sailor's cap, an eye patch, and little else.  The disgusting taste of tobacco filled my mouth, and I realized it was because the Admiral's smoking-pipe was clenched in my teeth. I tossed the tobacco pipe aside and stumbled out of bed.  Instantly I wished I hadn't.  Was I that unsteady, or was the floor moving?  Both, as it turned out. I was in the captain's quarters aboard the Admiral's yacht.  The parrot informed me that it was past 2 in the afternoon, and the Admiral had was gone ashore for provisions.

Two in the afternoon!  I had missed work, though I'd have been in no condition to work even if I had awoken in time.   I set about finding my clothes, as the parrot nattered on about "pieces of eight" and "X marks the spot".  I had managed to find most of my clothes by the time the Admiral returned.

"On your feet again, I see!" he declared cheerfully. "Good show, I was afraid I would have to call the coroner."

"What happened," I asked, feeling queasy and unsteady.

"Well, my dear, you had a third Zombie."

"What?" I asked.

"There is a strict two-per-customer maximum when it comes to the Zombie.  But you insisted on a third.  This is what caused your current predicament."

"Why didn't anybody stop me?" I groaned.

"We tried, my dear, we tried. But you hopped up on the bar stool, began waving your hillbilly dagger in the air, and ranting about The Patriarchy.  Everyone decided it would be safer to just give you your drink and let the alcohol do its work."

"I need help," I moaned, clutching my pounding head. "I fear I may perish."

"Not to worry," he said cheerfully. "I have just the medicine!"

"Really? What?" I asked.

"Hair of the dog that bit you," he replied.


The Jungle Bird 
https://www.drinkstuff.com/blog/jungle-bird-recipe/

(https://i.imgur.com/xvJSXZi.jpg)


The Painkiller
https://www.liquor.com/recipes/pain-killer/#gs.stN3lFk

(https://i.imgur.com/X0bkxaJ.jpg)


 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 18, 2018, 06:35:16 am
 ;D  I love it... a drunky short story with drink recipes !

Do a blog, it has legs.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: guest4 on July 18, 2018, 08:40:09 am
Get an agent and write a book even.  I have (tried to) read published books that were not nearly as well written as your stories.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 19, 2018, 02:37:46 am
 :D  Aw, thanks. This is just a coping mechanism for me, as I grapple with the sad realization that my real-life adventures have become so lame that I've had to invent imaginary ones.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 19, 2018, 05:37:21 am
:D  Aw, thanks. This is just a coping mechanism for me, as I grapple with the sad realization that my real-life adventures have become so lame that I've had to invent imaginary ones.

 -k

Likewise.  I am glad that I did a few shows in May, and performed with a few top-flight stars... but my days of on-stage hijinks are about to go away, to be replaced with the most mundane desk work and family support.  :)  No regrets here but it's a reminder that one has to actively choose to make things happen in one's life.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 22, 2018, 11:55:20 am
Likewise.  I am glad that I did a few shows in May, and performed with a few top-flight stars... but my days of on-stage hijinks are about to go away, to be replaced with the most mundane desk work and family support.  :)  No regrets here but it's a reminder that one has to actively choose to make things happen in one's life.

Hanging up the rubber chicken?  But why?  Is it so time consuming that you can't continue to do it as a hobby?

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 22, 2018, 01:55:35 pm
Hanging up the rubber chicken?  But why?  Is it so time consuming that you can't continue to do it as a hobby?

 -k

It's doubtful to me that I will be able to offer even 1 night a month after Hardner Jr. is born and that's all of it.  If I can - and I realize it's only a few hours - then I will.  The new world is a strange one to imagine.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: JMT on July 23, 2018, 08:16:52 pm
Being once again, completely single, I got drunk with a few girls the other night.  Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is terrible ****....
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 23, 2018, 08:25:09 pm
Being once again, completely single, I got drunk with a few girls the other night.  Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is terrible ****....

I would love to go get drunk with you now and smoke a pack.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 25, 2018, 05:14:32 am
Having recovered sufficiently to remain upright, I sat myself on the bow of the Admiral's yacht and looked out over Kim City Harbor, taking in the sounds of seagulls, the sight of the sails heading out onto the lake for the afternoon's regatta, and the gentle breeze blowing in off Lost Lake.
(https://i.imgur.com/u3HE9bo.jpg)

The sights and sounds of the marina transported me to a different time and place.  As had my brief foray into the world of tropical drinks.  Sipping a Mai Tai or Jungle Bird, one could imagine herself sitting on a beach, watching a sunset. Palm trees, an ocean breeze, perhaps girls in grass skirts and leis around their necks.  A simpler life, where one only needed to worry about catching a few fish and getting back to port in time to drink rum out of a coconut. The thought made me smile.  I smiled further as I noticed a morbidly obese kayaker paddling past, a woefully undersized life-vest struggling to encompass her remarkable girth. I wondered idly how much the help the life-vest would be if she capsized. Do tropical islands have morbidly obese kayakers?

As I pondered such questions, I glanced south, and noticed what first looked like a cloud. But the color was wrong. It was smoke.  I grabbed the Admiral's spyglass and scoured the hills.  I spotted a plume of smoke rising from Mount Terror, and another from the other side of the lake near Peach Point. My island reverie was over.

I headed below deck immediately.

"Indians on the war path," I informed the parrot.

"Injuns on the war path! Injuns on the war path!" he repeated.

"Yes. Good bird.  When the Admiral returns, you tell him," I said, as I gathered my things.

"Injuns on the war path!" the bird replied.  I was sure that the Admiral would get my message. His many years of Navy experience would help defend the city against marauders.  No doubt he would be able to raise his old band of scurvy sea dogs, and sail south down the lake to cut off the invaders by sea. And I would lead a squad into the hills to attack from the flank.  I waved goodbye to the parrot, jumped off the yacht, and ran down the pier as fast as my feet could carry me.

I would need the help of my old squadmates. "Fukamo" Joe Tanaka, Hellcat Meg, and "the Newf".  When I told Fukamo Joe I was leaving the biz for good, he gave me a slip of paper. "You never really leave the biz," Fukamo Joe had told me. "When you think you're out, it pulls you back in. You call this number if you need me. I'll find you, wherever you are."  He was right. Like the song says. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. If I could only remember what that number was, I would call him.  In the meantime I stopped in to my regular drinking establishment, with the notion of raising a posse of able-bodied men to fight the approaching menace.

"Heeyyy!!" said Katie from behind the bar. "Long time no see! What's going on?"

"Smoke in the hills!" I replied. "You know what that means!"

"Yep," she replied. "Forest fire season is here again. Peach Point and the south end of Lakeshore Road are already on evac notice."

I sighed and plunked myself down on a stool, no longer in need of a posse.

"The usual?" Katie asked.

"The usual," I sighed.


(https://i.imgur.com/pLT2JE9.jpg)

http://www.badtattoobrewing.com/beer/

Bad Tattoo "Cerveza Negra" is dark in color, but it's actually light and refreshing, more in the spirit of a Mexican beer.  People might look at the color and expect a heavy dark bitter flavor, but it's quite the opposite. Smooth but still flavorful. Usually served with a wedge of lime. This is brewed at a small brewery here in Kim Country, and it's my favorite summer beer right now.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on July 25, 2018, 07:12:36 am
That sailor woman has an insane waist to hip ratio. 

This seems more natural to me and less 'shoppy':

(https://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwlooks.ru%2Fimages%2Farticle%2Forig%2F2017%2F02%2Fbyustgaltery-bolshih-razmerov-na-shirokih-bretelyah-19.jpg&hash=a2143d5ce41d253c800d9fffdb3c22cb4c7707d1)

Sorry.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on July 26, 2018, 05:54:15 am
That sailor woman has an insane waist to hip ratio. 

I think it's just the way she's posed.  This is the uncropped version (http://i.imgur.com/8XWITp2.jpg), and this is her standing (http://i.imgur.com/3NjshOC.jpg)... she's quite slim, but sitting like that makes her hips seem wider.  I should buy a sailboat.

This seems more natural to me and less 'shoppy':

I think I saw her kayaking on the weekend.  If you know her, suggest to her that she might want to get a larger life-vest.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on October 12, 2018, 05:16:11 am
I strolled in at half-past five and noticed the Admiral immediately.  He was lecturing everyone within earshot about, quite literally, the price of tea in China.

"Cheque please!" said one young man, trying to get the attention of the bartender.

"And then, as it would happen, the Admiralty had once again seized the port of Hong Kong, you see, so--"

"CHEQUE PLEASE!"  The young man slapped down a twenty on the bar and departed hastily.  With the stool now free, I plunked myself down next to my old friend.

"I thought he would never leave," the Admiral remarked. "Tiresome company. How have you been, my dear?"

"Keeping my head above water," I replied. "But just barely. I feel like I'm paddling upstream and the current is getting stronger and stronger. I have to paddle harder than ever just to keep from getting pushed backwards."

"Well then," he mused, "perhaps you are going the wrong direction... or paddling in the wrong creek altogether."   I didn't reply.  It was an idea that I'd pondered myself many times.

"I saw that Lulu's has closed down," I remarked, to change the subject.  Lulu's was a Kim City fixture. Not one of my usual haunts, but to some, a local landmark.

"I saw," the Admiral replied. "Heartbreaking. A terrible loss.  No doubt it will be turned into some sort of trendy, overpriced establishment for young fools.  I'm grateful Lulu herself is not alive to witness this tragedy."

"There was an actual Lulu?" I asked, intrigued.

"Oh, indeed!" he replied. "You remind me so much of her."

"Wow!" I was quite flattered. "What was she like?"

"Quite a woman," he said, smiling as he reminisced. "A foul tempered curmudgeon. Uncouth. Rude. Bullheaded. Thick as a brick. An ox of a woman. Smelled like an ashtray. Dumber than a sack of hammers."

"uhh... thanks?"

"Yes, my dear, she'd have liked you," he assured me. "Either than or you'd have killed each other. Whichever the case, you're cut from the same cloth. But her best quality, I believe, was that she mixed a most wonderful Dark And Stormy."

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 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on October 12, 2018, 05:44:08 am
Wait... are these just commercials ?   :D

Here's my version, based on an actual exchange.

She:"You know, like when you buy a car and they give you that session to show you how it all works ?"
Me:"No, I don't know about that.  I drive old cars"
Him:"There's a cost, also, to buying an old car... you have to maintain them"
Me:"I spend $1000 a year on my car tops.  I can't understand paying 20, 30 thousand for a car..."
She:"But they smell so nice"
Me: "Mine smells like the meat of the owner before the last owner"
Him: "I have a 2016"
Me: "My vehicle is 20 years old"

[Stares]
 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on November 26, 2018, 04:47:32 am
"I feel the phrase 'sports bar' is an oxymoron," the Admiral declared as we arrived.  "There is nothing very sporting about sitting in front of a television drinking beer."

"Shut up and look for the Sheikh," I snarled. "He said he had a table."

The big game was about to begin, and there was a boisterous crowd on hand.  Scanning the room for a moment, I saw our friend, Sheikh Ahmed al-Shabazz.  He had spotted us by the door and was waving us over.  He had exchanged his usual head dress for a giant foam cheese wedge hat to mark the occasion.

"Good to see you again, my friends!" he declared. "It has been some time."

"It is good to see you, old friend," the Admiral agreed.

"I like your hat," I told the Sheikh. "It suits you."   

"When in Rome," he replied, smiling. In addition to the foam cheese wedge he wore on his head, he also had a giant foam mitt on his hand.  The big yellow mitt proclaimed itself to be #1, and fortunately had the index finger extended rather than the middle finger.

"So your troubles with the customs and border services people...?" the Admiral inquired.

"None of that today," he said, dismissing the question with a wave of his big foam mitt. "Another time. Today we celebrate."

"Celebrate what?" I asked, as the waitress arrived with a big pitcher of beer and three mugs.

"Companionship. Camaraderie. This shared experience... this group of friends and strangers, all here together to watch this spectacle unfold. Let's watch some football, my friends."

"Football is played with a round ball, by gentlemen," the Admiral stated. "These battalions of armored mutants fighting over an oversized lemon is decidedly not football. I should say it seems more like a hybrid of Australian rugby and ancient gladiatorial--"

The Admiral's rant was interrupted as Sheikh al-Shabazz poked him in the nose with the #1 finger on his oversized foam mitt.

"When in Rome," the Sheikh reminded him, continuing to playfully poke the foam finger in the Admiral's face, to the Admiral's annoyance.

"Guys!"  I told them, and pointed to the screen. "It's kickoff time!"

-----------


I bought my first bottle of Lillet last week, and am now trying to figure out what to do with Lillet.  I have come up with a couple of drinks.

The Beautiful Blonde:
 - 1 oz Mezcal
 - 1 oz Lillet
The sweetness of the Lillet balances nicely with the smokiness of the Mezcal.

And introducing the Happy Kimmy:
 - 1 oz Campari
 - 1 oz gin
 - 1 oz Lillet
This is just a Negroni with Lillet in place of vermouth. It's sweeter than a regular Negroni.  I wanted to make this with bourbon instead of gin, but I haven't got any bourbon right now.


 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on November 26, 2018, 06:17:50 am
Did someone force you to go to a fancy bar for the Grey Cup ?  ???
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: bcsapper on March 10, 2019, 06:43:44 pm
Session Ales seem to be a thing now.  It used to be that you just knew what was one, but it didn't have the name on the can.

Still, very nice, if you can get it.

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Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on March 10, 2019, 08:16:42 pm
I had heard of a "session ale" but never knew what it actually meant. Now that I've looked it up, I feel more sophisticated.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on March 17, 2019, 11:51:23 am
Happy St Patrick's Day, everyone!  It's a time for Irish people to celebrate their roots, and a time for the rest of us to get hammered.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on March 17, 2019, 01:31:56 pm
Couple of Guinness in the cooler for later today.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: SuperColinBlow on March 17, 2019, 07:05:17 pm
I'm of Irish heritage myself. The stereotype is that Irish drink a lot. I hope that's true. Happy St Patrick's Day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cvv237khg8

Funny story about an office party. Apparently, there's a drink called "sex on the beach." I was drunk enough that when someone ordered one, I slurred "I don't wanna have sex on the beach; I'll get sand in my ****." I never quite lived that one down.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: ?Impact on March 25, 2019, 03:37:44 pm
Perhaps a thread on "Dream Culture" is needed, but this specific one also fits here. This was a random dream I had last night and when I woke up I had to jot down a couple of details. Like most dreams, everything is lost in the fog and after a few hours mostly gone. I thought this detail however was interesting.

For background: While I am certainly not a tea teetotaler, I am also not much of a drinker either. It is mostly the occasional wine with a meal, or beer when out with friends. I rarely have distilled spirits and probably the closest I come to a mixed drink would have been back in the 80's when our Friday after work gang would often have rum & coke. I couldn't tell you what is in any named drink; not even a Tom Collins or a screwdriver, let alone the multitude of more esoteric ones.

Back to the dream. I was in a bar with someone else (colleague, friend, not  sure), we had been working on something previously and we needed someone with a computer do a bit of work. The DJ had a computer, and I have a feeling one of us knew him so we asked him for a favor. While it was something he would be able to do, it was not completely trivial so I offered to buy him a drink. I asked him what he wanted, but suggested not one of those "sissy drinks" because I didn't want to be embarrassed ordering some fruit filled drink with umbrellas and other garnishes.

So this is what he asked me for, what do you think it could be: Flat table, spread it around by households.

The best I could come up with is was some code for getting me to buy a round for the entire bar. Any suggestions for my new drink name?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on March 25, 2019, 04:37:59 pm
I don't get it.  I thought he ordered a 'Flat Table' ?

I dreamt that my ex-husband died and Joan and I had to go through her things.  She had gone down hill and was living in a cheap motel.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on March 25, 2019, 06:34:04 pm
I don't get it.  I thought he ordered a 'Flat Table' ?

I dreamt that my ex-husband died and Joan and I had to go through her things.  She had gone down hill and was living in a cheap motel.

I’m confused...   your ex-husband is a “her”?  I suppose it’s possible...and I’m not passing judgement...   just asking for clarification. 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on March 25, 2019, 08:37:59 pm
I’m confused...   your ex-husband is a “her”?  I suppose it’s possible...and I’m not passing judgement...   just asking for clarification.

What ?  Why did I wrote that.  Freud wept.  MY ex-girlfriend, what the f****.   Weird.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on April 20, 2019, 09:12:26 pm
After stripping my patio of old paint and chopping wood all day, my old body is sore....   

In addition to Vitamin ‘I’ (Ibuprofen), classic margaritas should make the pain go away!

2oz tequila
1oz triple sec
3/4 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice...   pour in cocktail glass over ice with salted rim.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on April 20, 2019, 09:28:18 pm
After stripping my patio of old paint and chopping wood all day, my old body is sore....   

In addition to Vitamin ‘I’ (Ibuprofen), classic margaritas should make the pain go away!

2oz tequila
1oz triple sec
3/4 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice...   pour in cocktail glass over ice with salted rim.

Cheers!

I shift sometimes between salt rim and non salt rim, but the contents below the rim are what it's all about.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on April 20, 2019, 10:06:46 pm
I shift sometimes between salt rim and non salt rim, but the contents below the rim are what it's all about.

Agreed...  1st one has salt...  after that, sans salt. 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on April 22, 2019, 08:34:16 am
After stripping my patio of old paint and chopping wood all day, my old body is sore....   

In addition to Vitamin ‘I’ (Ibuprofen), classic margaritas should make the pain go away!

2oz tequila
1oz triple sec
3/4 oz fresh lime juice

Shake with ice...   pour in cocktail glass over ice with salted rim.

Cheers!
I hope you're using Cointreau for your triple sec. It makes a world of difference. Also a good silver tequila for margaritas is best.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on May 05, 2019, 01:35:56 pm
To our Mexican friends, happy Cinco de Mayo!

To everybody else, happy Coronas and Margaritas!

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on January 28, 2020, 08:46:39 pm
A friend bought me a great bottle of rum...    i dislike straight rum. 

Solution:  classic daiquiri. 

2oz rum (darkish?...  not light).   
1/4 oz simple syrup (i use maple syrup, and it’s great!!). 
3/4 oz lime juice.

Great drink. 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 08:53:11 pm
A friend bought me a great bottle of rum...    i dislike straight rum. 

Solution:  classic daiquiri. 

2oz rum (darkish?...  not light).   
1/4 oz simple syrup (i use maple syrup, and it’s great!!). 
3/4 oz lime juice.

Great drink.

I have rum, maple syrup, and a fresh lime within about 8 feet from me. I'll get busy and make two. One for m'lady lest she assume I'm sipping before dinner without cause.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 08:59:39 pm
Now I must ask, who among us have been to the Labrador coast, and sipped their way to become a Cardinal?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on January 28, 2020, 10:44:41 pm
These days the only mixed drinks I tend to make are manhattans or rusty nails. Most often I just drink my whiskies  neat.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Omni on January 28, 2020, 11:36:59 pm
A friend bought me a great bottle of rum...    i dislike straight rum. 

Solution:  classic daiquiri. 

2oz rum (darkish?...  not light).   
1/4 oz simple syrup (i use maple syrup, and it’s great!!). 
3/4 oz lime juice.

Great drink.

OK, in case you are heading for the east coast anytime soon I will tell you how to become a Cardinal, in case it comes up. Now pay attention I'm only gonna go thru this once: First of all you pour a glass of pure single malt, then,

You state, " I drink to the health of Cardinal Puff for the first time" then you clap your hands once, slap your right hand on your left elbow and then vice versa, then you stand up and sit down once, then you take a sip of the whiskey.
Next you declare "I drink to the health of Cardianl Puff for the second time." Then multiply all the previous times two. Then you announce "I drink to the health of Cardianal Puff, for the third and final time" Everything times 3.
Simple enough eh? But if you happen to F it up in any way, you must refill the glass and start over. I seem to remember vaguely it was a place called Maakovik where I learned this.   
 
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on March 07, 2020, 08:05:28 pm
Hosted a “whisky night” last night.  Broke out a few bottles from my collection.  Bunnahabhain 18 is one of my new favourites!    A friend brought over a Talisker 10 year old.  Very nice.  A peaty scotch. 

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Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on March 09, 2020, 04:34:50 pm
Nice selection. My favourite right now is Aberlour A’bundadh. I’ve got some from batch 59. It’s a cask strength scotch so comes in around 60% but has a fantastic dried fruit taste to it that is complemented by the spice of the alcohol. Great stuff imho.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on March 09, 2020, 08:00:44 pm
Nice selection. My favourite right now is Aberlour A’bundadh. I’ve got some from batch 59. It’s a cask strength scotch so comes in around 60% but has a fantastic dried fruit taste to it that is complemented by the spice of the alcohol. Great stuff imho.

HA!  Very nice....   please see page #2 of this thread...

https://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/drunk-culture/?message=7295


That’s still my all-time favourite. 

If you’d like a good “value” scotch that has a sherry cask finish, try Glen Garioch 12 year old.  We get it here for 62 bucks. 

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Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2020, 09:51:53 am
HA!  Very nice....   please see page #2 of this thread...

https://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/drunk-culture/?message=7295


That’s still my all-time favourite. 

If you’d like a good “value” scotch that has a sherry cask finish, try Glen Garioch 12 year old.  We get it here for 62 bucks. 

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Prices are different all over Canada. I'll have to check it out.

I recently picked up anCnoc 12 and Glenkinchie 12. If you want some good value scotches that aren't peaty/smoky these were a tasty pickups.

I absolutely love the peat/smoke ones, so Ardbeg Uigeadail is my jam. I love how you take a sip and the oily smoke lingers for about 10 mins on your palate. Laphroaig Quarter Cask was also a decent peat smoke one for a more affordable price than the oogy.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on March 10, 2020, 09:54:50 am
Actually, have you tried the Ardbeg Drum committee? It's finished in rum casks, so apparently it has some banana notes.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: BC_cheque on April 09, 2020, 11:08:11 pm
Tonight, I'm drinking tequila with my kids' juice box orange juice.  Don't judge me.  Ok, maybe a little.

But the size is actually perfect for a double with a little ice. 

Alright lots of ice and I can still taste the small driblets of poison but it's that or I go line up outside the local Thrifty's with my makeshift niqab to get the good juice.

Not on Good Friday Eve. 

Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on April 15, 2020, 01:36:35 am

“...and that's how I got the nickname Sexual Tyrannosaurus,” I explained to the Admiral and Sheikh Ahmed al-Shabbaz, who were listening with rapt attention. I beckoned the bartender for another beer and continued my story.

“So anyway, there we were: Fukamo Joe Tanaka and the Irate Eight. It was just before Fuckface McGillicuddy got pregnant and married a Pacific Islander named... Prince Pelakomoko-Kua I think was his name. I forget what his island was called, but it has a volcano. When Fuckface left--”

“My dear,” the Admiral interrupted. “I appreciate a war story as much as anyone, but I thought we were to discuss our problem in the Caymans.”

“Yeah yeah,” I replied, and took a deep gulp of my Seaport Vanilla Stout. “I was just getting to that. So when Fuckface left, we became the Seething Seven. Not long after that, Frenchie and Dutchie left to chase their dream of starting an authentic Belgian waffle house. So then it was Fukamo Joe and the Furious Five... later Fukamo Joe and the Fuckin' Mad Foursome, and eventually Fukamo Joe and the Angry Bunch. Of course by that time--”

“It sounds like a surly group, to be sure,” Sheikh Ahmed al-Shabbaz observed.

“Joe was always pissed off,” I agreed. “Fukamo-- rhymes with Shoe-ka-mo, not Book-a-mo or Suck-a-mo. He'd get so mad when people called up and asked for Fvck-a-mo Joe-- and of course when Joe was mad, he made sure everybody else was mad too.  So anyway, we're pinned down by enemy fire from a sniper tower. Joe says to Hellcat Meg, he says 'Meg, I need you to get to that bunker, squeeze through that ventilation grate, get to the electrical room, and turn off the power to that search light.' It was dangerous, but Meg was the only one who could fit into the vent. So she  says 'Yes sir! Right away sir!' She turns around and slams face-first into the breech-block of The Newf's bazooka. And falls face first in the mud.  Splat!”

“Oh my,” the Sheikh sympathized.

“You're so drunk you can barely sit upright, my girl,” the Admiral added.

“I did not,” I protested. “So Meg gets up on her hands and knees, barfs, and says 'my keys, I can't find my keys.'  So Joe gets her to a sitting position and gives her his canteen. She washes the barf out of her mouth says 'I don't want to go to school today, mommy.' She's got that glassy unfocused stare we'd seen before.  This wasn't Meg's first visit from the concussion fairy, so Joe had been reading about concussion safety. He holds up three fingers and says 'Hellcat! How many fingers am I holding up?' and she says 'Yes sir! Right away sir!'  And Joe says, 'Close enough. Go get em, soldier!' and she gets up and says 'I'm gonna go get 'em chief!' and runs right into the breech-block of Leprechaun Shawn's recoil-less rifle. And falls face first in the mud.  Splat!”

“Oh dear,” the Sheikh remarked, sympathetically.

“So she's on her hands and knees, saying 'I can't find my car, where did I park my car?' over and over. Joe runs over and sits her down and gives her his canteen. She washes the barf out of her mouth and says 'Did I get 'em chief?'  and Joe says 'Yep, soldier, you got 'em good.'   And she says 'Oh good, I get a free cookie,' and falls asleep. So that was concussion number eight for Meg. Concussion number nine came a couple weeks after that, after we'd moved on to the island of--”

“Kimberly,” the Sheikh interrupted. “Although I fear we may never get to the Caymans issue, I must ask... your friend Megan... after all of these concussions... what became of her? Is she alright?”

“Oh yeah,” I replied, and paused for another gulp of my Vanilla Stout. “Yeah, she's doing good. She's a Member of Parliament now.”

 * * * * *


Yep so tonight I drank most of a 1.5L bottle of Copper Moon "Moonlight Harvest" Malbec.  It was pretty good, I guess. I'm not a red wine expert, but this seemed good. Yep.  Go buy some. Get drunk.

Imma go fall down now.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on April 15, 2020, 05:34:56 pm
Quote
Yep so tonight I drank most of a 1.5L bottle of Copper Moon "Moonlight Harvest" Malbec.

Ick...  I don’t even think they’re VQA, which means they probably bought cheap grapes from California to make this  wine. 

 I’m a wine snob. I avoid the “value brands”.



Happily, tomorrow I will be getting my “rum-like” product (it’s not made from sugarcane) from a local distillery along with the hand sanitizer they’ve distilled. 

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Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on April 15, 2020, 05:51:05 pm
Squid daiquiri:

2oz rum-like product
1/4 oz maple syrup
1 oz lime juice

Shake the **** out of it and pour it over a giant ice cube.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on April 15, 2020, 07:50:46 pm
We have been buying Copper Moon in a box as a staple for a couple of years now. Malbec and Pino Grigio. Normally we make an annual winery run to the southern Okanagan for some of the good stuff but that might not happen this year.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on April 18, 2020, 03:31:16 pm
Ick...  I don’t even think they’re VQA, which means they probably bought cheap grapes from California to make this  wine. 

 I’m a wine snob. I avoid the “value brands”.


I'm pretty sure that VQA mostly means that you've gone through an expensive and exasperating certification program.  One of my favorite local wineries is Silver Sage (https://silversagewinery.com/) at Oliver, who aren't VQA, and make wonderful wine.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 18, 2020, 04:23:41 pm
i wonder if the drinky drink amongst the population has increased during isolation.  Or reduced due to more difficulty getting the drink drink?  The drunks are very resourceful at getting the drinky drink, so i'd bet it has went up.

I wonder if 9 months from now we'll see another baby boom?  Or just a massive abortion-fest?
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on April 18, 2020, 05:14:27 pm
I'm pretty sure that VQA mostly means that you've gone through an expensive and exasperating certification program.  One of my favorite local wineries is Silver Sage (https://silversagewinery.com/) at Oliver, who aren't VQA, and make wonderful wine.

 -k

Among other things, VQA means they are made using grapes 100% grown by that winery. There aren’t enough grapes grown in the Okanagan to satisfy demand so many wineries produce non VQA wines using imported grapes as well as VQA wines.Silver Sage certainly does make VQA wines.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: msj on April 18, 2020, 10:43:59 pm
We have been buying Copper Moon in a box as a staple for a couple of years now. Malbec and Pino Grigio. Normally we make an annual winery run to the southern Okanagan for some of the good stuff but that might not happen this year.

You can get Desert Hills Red Cactus in a box now for about $10 per bottle!

https://www.deserthills.ca/Wines/All-Wines
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on April 19, 2020, 09:16:57 am
I am glad that you guys have alcohol in your lives, literally and figuratively.  Take it easy though.

I am actually watching church this morning... In French.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on April 20, 2020, 10:25:57 pm
I am glad that you guys have alcohol in your lives, literally and figuratively.  Take it easy though.

I have definitely been "self-medicating".  I don't think I'm going to make it through this thing sober.

I am actually watching church this morning... In French.

While sober?   ???

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on April 21, 2020, 06:59:24 am
Of course.  I barely drink.

Edibles are now a thing in our house.  Is this thread drift?  ???
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on April 21, 2020, 09:45:56 pm
G&T with mint and basil

squeeze 1/4 lime
muddle with basil and mint leaves
LOTS of ice
2+oz good gin
top with tonic H2O

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or, for  a good "value" gin:

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Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Granny on April 22, 2020, 08:21:05 pm
Squid daiquiri:

2oz rum-like product
1/4 oz maple syrup
1 oz lime juice

Shake the **** out of it and pour it over a giant ice cube.

Maple syrup and lime ... hmm ... must try with tequila.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on April 22, 2020, 08:28:53 pm
Maple syrup and lime ... hmm ... must try with tequila.

Throw in some triple sec and you’ll have a sweeter margarita.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Granny on April 22, 2020, 08:34:06 pm
I am glad that you guys have alcohol in your lives, literally and figuratively.  Take it easy though.

I am actually watching church this morning... In French.

Thanks for dropping in to the drunk culture thread.

I'm glad that you have church in your life, but take it easy.
: - D
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on April 23, 2020, 06:10:58 am
Not so much...

Maybe it's finally time to get into WINE.

Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on May 19, 2020, 05:12:42 pm
Where’s the gin love up in this motherfucker!?

Try yourself some ungava gin made with botanicals from the Canadian north. It’s sunshine in a bottle! Juniper forward but it has an interesting woody and tart underbelly from Labrador tea and rosehips.

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While you’re at it, New Brunswick distillery Fils du Roy has a gin aged in oak barrels. Thuya Silver has the vanilla and caramel spice that you would associate with a fine bourbon but is unmistakably gin. If you can get it, get it.

I’m on mobile so I can’t copy a decent pic, but look into it. It’s worth trying if you like gin.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on May 19, 2020, 07:38:00 pm
My favorite alcoholic beverage is Limoncello.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: BC_cheque on August 02, 2020, 02:32:56 am
Godfather - equal parts whiskey & amaretto, on the rocks. 

I got really drunk NYE 2007 drinking those and the hangover was so bad, it took me 13 years to have another one. 

Tonight, I say yum.  But to only one.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on August 02, 2020, 10:02:53 am
Know what you mean.In 1978 I sat in a bar for a good five hours drinking Black Russians with my boss. Hangover was so bad I haven’t had one since.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on August 02, 2020, 12:35:48 pm
I had a similar experience with vodka when I was 18. I still get a weird reaction when I taste vodka.

I also had a similar experience with Burger King. I think I caught a virus while flying or passing through the airport, and when we got to the hotel a nearby Burger King was the only thing that was open that late.  I was puking sick shortly after, and even though I don't think it was because of Burger King, my stomach still feels weird when I see a Burger King sign.  I think this sort of association must be how our ancestors learned "do not eat those weird-looking berries".

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on August 03, 2020, 06:30:36 pm
Made sangria out of some leftover Spanish wine-in-a-box I took camping last weekend. 

1/2 box of red wine
cup + of brandy
A bit of fresh squeezed orange juice
Some sugar
apples, peaches, blueberries

and let it sit overnight in the fridge. 

I like to serve it with a bit of soda and ice.  So good.  Always tastes like another on a hot day!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: BC_cheque on August 04, 2020, 02:19:42 am
1) Actually, Godfather is not THAT drink for me.  That's Bacardi white.  Even the slightest glance at the bottle makes me shudder.  Me and Godfather just needed a break.
2) Squid, your sangria that sounds heavenly.
3) I'm sensing Waldo is out to mark everything Squid says as Dumb, no matter what it is.  My my.  How grownup.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on August 07, 2020, 10:25:32 pm
3) I'm sensing Waldo is out to mark everything Squid says as Dumb, no matter what it is.  My my.  How grownup.

"Sauce for the goose!"

"Turnabout is fair play!"

"The worm has turned!"

"We meet again, Squidward! But this time the advantage is mine!"

"Ahah! The hunter has become the hunted!"

"Look at him, Smithers! Strutting around like he's the **** of the walk! Well let me tell you, Smithers: the Squid is **** of NOTHING!"
 -Montgomery Waldo Burns

"Squidward, my old friend. Have you heard the old Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold?  It is very cold in cyberspace."
 -Khan Waldo Singh


Just remember... when you set out for revenge, dig two graves.



 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: waldo on August 08, 2020, 10:13:40 am
3) I'm sensing Waldo is out to mark everything Squid says as Dumb, no matter what it is.  My my.  How grownup.

whaaat! Have you no luv for the kingDumbTagger member squiggy? But hey now, you missed the best part! I got member squiggy's meltdown reactive attention cause he dumbTagged 4 of my WE thread posts in a row - how grownup, hey?  ;D Better yet, his champion, member kimmy, chirped in - puurfect!
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: wilber on August 08, 2020, 11:41:43 am
whaaat! Have you no luv for the kingDumbTagger member squiggy? But hey now, you missed the best part! I got member squiggy's meltdown reactive attention cause he dumbTagged 4 of my WE thread posts in a row - how grownup, hey?  ;D Better yet, his champion, member kimmy, chirped in - puurfect!

He did the same to me. I no longer care, it's squid.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on September 09, 2020, 06:58:17 pm
You people have had months to sit at home and make up cocktail recipes...  nothing.

Here’s a nice one...

2 oz gin
1 oz lime juice
Simple syrup
Basil
Watermelon
Pinch of salt

Muddle the salt, basil and watermelon in a shaker.  Add the other ingredients and shake it like fück!!

Strain over ice.  Garnish with a chunk of watermelon and a basil leaf.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: MH on September 09, 2020, 07:30:23 pm
Like fook  :-[
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: kimmy on September 11, 2020, 12:01:47 am
You people have had months to sit at home and make up cocktail recipes...  nothing.

I have been focused on tiki style drinks.  Fruit juices, orgeat (an aromatic almond syrup) and rum, plus some experimention with brandy, Campari, Triple Sec, or other ingredients. I have been using Lemon Hart "Blackpool" spiced rum and "Old Sam" Demerara rum.

 -k
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: cybercoma on September 11, 2020, 06:43:17 am
You people have had months to sit at home and make up cocktail recipes...  nothing.

Here’s a nice one...

2 oz gin
1 oz lime juice
Simple syrup
Basil
Watermelon
Pinch of salt

Muddle the salt, basil and watermelon in a shaker.  Add the other ingredients and shake it like fück!!

Strain over ice.  Garnish with a chunk of watermelon and a basil leaf.
Speaking of gin.... there's an Aussie youtuber who makes drinks. He threw together one called the Green Ghost today that looked pretty damn good:

2 oz gin
0.5 oz green chartreuse
0.5 oz lime juice

I do love me some green chartreuse, so I think I need to try this one out.
Title: Re: Drunk Culture
Post by: the_squid on September 12, 2020, 07:37:50 pm
In honour of the firefighters fighting the blazes that are making our skies very smoky, I made my own version of a cocktail I found online.

I call mine “Smoky Skies”

Makes 2...  half it for 1

3oz smoky scotch (I used Talisker)
4oz pineapple juice
3 tablespoons (maybe a bit less) of agave nectar
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Couple dashes of Peach bitters


Surprisingly nice...  I might use even less of the agave next time...   very smoky, sweet and fruity cocktail.  Unusual combination, but it works.  Plus, the drink is the same colour as the skies here!