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Very sweet alcoholic beverages!

AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I'm not much of a drinker at all, but I think it would be fun to know of some drinks I could make at home for a "once in a while" type deal while watching movies or something. Something nice to sip on, and enjoy the flavor.

The thing is, I don't like really strong tasting or bitter drinks. I guess chalk that up to not drinking much, and never getting used to the taste of strong alcohols.

I really like Sombreros, Mud Slides, White Russians, Smirnoff wine coolers (hah...), and very very sweet wines. I know how to make all of those, and have access to some awesome wines (My town has the oldest Winery in the US, so I can just walk there and pick up my favorite and what not, or ones people suggest.), but I want to try some new things!

Anything with Tequila will make me feel like I want to die. I got too drunk on it once, and can't drink it with out feeling physically ill. So, I guess nothing with that in it, please.

So, suggest some of your own recipes, or drinks that you really enjoy that you think I might like!

Edit: Baileys is also a big favorite!

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Midori Sour

    Amaretto & Coke or Cranberry

    Stoli Raz and Sprite

  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2010
    Amaretto would be a good fit for you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaretto



    Works with pretty much any combination, really.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
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  • Susan DelgadoSusan Delgado Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Do you like cherry coke? Just take some black cherry vodka and some regular (or cherry) coke and tada!

    Or you could make a twigs and berries... Frangelico and Chambord over ice, my ex's mom used to put bailey's in it as well.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Amaretto and cherry coke tastes like alcoholic Dr Pepper.

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  • Susan DelgadoSusan Delgado Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Amaretto and cherry coke tastes like alcoholic Dr Pepper.

    Seriously? o_O
    Think I found a new drink to try, myself!

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    But don't get a cheap Amaretto. It can get gross.

  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Oh vanilla coke and Disaronno is an awesome, easy, sweet drink. Also (there's probably a name for it but I dunno)

    1 part Vodka
    1 part Chambord
    2 parts Sprite
    In a glass w ice

    Also have you tried any ciders? Apple is always good but Woodchuck Pear Cider is pretty dang tasty too

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh, and try gin, lemonade and Vimto (if you can get Vimto).

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    All of these suggestions sound awesome! Thanks, keep 'em coming!
    Spudge wrote: »
    Oh vanilla coke and Disaronno is an awesome, easy, sweet drink. Also (there's probably a name for it but I dunno)

    1 part Vodka
    1 part Chambord
    2 parts Sprite
    In a glass w ice

    Also have you tried any ciders? Apple is always good but Woodchuck Pear Cider is pretty dang tasty too

    This sounds delicious, and no I don't think I've tried any ciders, but 'tis the season, so I'll probably try some soon!

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle Talk 'N Text Tropang TextersRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Lime juice makes most things great. Gin or vodka gimlets (easy recipe: 2 shots liquor, 1 shot Rose's lime juice)

    Southern Comfort 2 parts, lime juice 1 part

    Vodka tonic with lime, alcoholic sprite basically.

    For beer: Berry Weiss or Wild Blue (if you want to double the alcohol).
    Ciders: Strongbow is my favorite. Some people like Woodpecker or some apple pear ciders.

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  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Okay I know you have an aversion to tequila, but hear me out:
    Fresh Margaritas are the shit. I make this one for my girl and it is very tasty and won't kill you.

    3-4 oz Patron
    2 oz Cointreau
    2 oz simple syrup
    3 oz lime juice
    3 oz Mango or Peach Nectar

    It's sweet, delicious and the tequila is very understated.

    Else, Pindar makes two really great sweet wines. Gamay Noir and Sweet Scarlet. Both bottles are only about $10 and it is very tasty chilled. (You can also make some killer sangria out of it)

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  • ThundyrkatzThundyrkatz Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Grape Crush

    1/3 oz vodka
    1/3 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
    1/3 oz sweet and sour mix

    I like to add a little 7-up to make it fizzy.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh and Lindemann's lambic is a nice alcoholic treat. The Peach(Peche), Cherry(Kriek?), and rasberry (framboise) are all lipsmackingly good.

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  • jefe414jefe414 Southern CTRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    The Stinger. Very 1940's. I tend to use more brandy to white creme de menthe though. Keep in mind, when they say white creme de menthe, they mean it. The green stuff ruins it.

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  • DisrupterDisrupter Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Lunch boxes taste like candy.

    3/4 bottle beer
    1 shot amaretto almond liqueur
    1 oz orange juice

    Fill a glass almost full with beer. Fill the rest with orange juice (careful not to fill it to the top). Then take the shot of amaretto and drop it into the cup with the beer and orange juice.

    It doesnt sound like it would taste like candy, but it does.

    Also amaretto stone sours.

    1 part amaretto almond liqueur
    1 part sweet and sour mix
    1 part orange juice.

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  • DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Lime juice (and likely any strong citrus juice) and sugar/syrup are very effective in masking the taste of alcohol. Try this:

    Fill a glass with ice.
    Add the zest and juice of a quarter lime (or more).
    1 part vodka
    3 parts ginger ale


    Add more or less ginger ale to taste. I use diet ginger ale when I'm cutting carbs.

    You could sub gin for vodka, though if the gin is very aromatic the flavors can get busy.

  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Margarita with Midori instead of tequila

    Amaretto Sour

    Cherry Vodka Sour

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  • truck-a-saurastruck-a-sauras Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    just get your Jimmy Buffet summer vibes going. Throw on a Hawaiian shirt and mix Rum + fruit juices.

    Pretty much any of those tropical styled drinks work fine and are always sweet due to the mass amounts of pineapple and other fruit juices thrown in there.

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  • ceresceres Just your problem OooModerator mod
    edited October 2010
    One of my favorite drinks ever is the Toasted Almond. It's Amaretto, Kahlua, and cream.. I don't know the ratios offhand, but you can look them up easily. If you like creamy and sweet things, it's awesome, and a very nice sipping drink if you're just hanging out. It doesn't have a very alcoholic taste, although I don't generally mind that anyway.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    1 can of orange soda + 1 shot of vanilla vodka.
    Tastes like an orange creamsicle.

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  • CowSharkCowShark Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    My favorite sweet alcoholic beverage is the John Daly (an alcoholic Arnold Palmer), made with (Firefly) Sweet Tea Vodka and (Simply) Lemonade - I mix about 1 part sweet tea vodka to 3 parts lemonade, with some ice in.

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  • vonPoonBurGervonPoonBurGer Registered User
    edited October 2010
    I don't think I've tried any ciders
    Sort of like wine, there's a pretty wide range of sweetness in cider. Some, like Strongbow, are more dry. Those are the kind I prefer personally. If it's got any kind of extra fruit flavor in it, it's highly likely it'll be a lot sweeter, like wine cooler sweet, so probably more to your tastes.

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  • FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Hello,

    Try a liquor made in South Africa called Amarula, my girlfriend really loves it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarula

    There is also an Italian wine kind of sweet called Riunite (Lambrusco, White, etc.)

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ceres wrote: »
    One of my favorite drinks ever is the Toasted Almond. It's Amaretto, Kahlua, and cream.. I don't know the ratios offhand, but you can look them up easily. If you like creamy and sweet things, it's awesome, and a very nice sipping drink if you're just hanging out. It doesn't have a very alcoholic taste, although I don't generally mind that anyway.

    Good God that sounds tasty as hell.

    In fact all of these do, and if I become a raging alcoholic, I'll be sure to blame every last one of you.

  • DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm just like you, possibly even pickier. I hate bitter drinks, I can't stomach beer, or most wines, and have a gag reflex with most hard drinks. That said, I've found at least one thing I like from each of those categories.

    1) Cider. Delicious, my favorites are Strongbow and Magners. The former seems easier to find. Awesome replacement for beer, has the same alcoholic content, and it's so good. It just isn't nearly as prevalent as beer sadly (at least in the US).

    2) Riesling. This is a very sweet wine, and it's the only wine I actually like. There are a few just under this in the sweetness scale that I'll drink, but I try to stick with Riesling.

    3) Vodka & Cranberry juice (also called a Cape Cod). Sometimes they also put a lime wedge in. It's very good and you don't even taste the vodka.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    DHS Odium wrote: »
    I'm just like you, possibly even pickier. I hate bitter drinks, I can't stomach beer, or most wines, and have a gag reflex with most hard drinks. That said, I've found at least one thing I like from each of those categories.

    1) Cider. Delicious, my favorites are Strongbow and Magners. The former seems easier to find. Awesome replacement for beer, has the same alcoholic content, and it's so good. It just isn't nearly as prevalent as beer sadly (at least in the US).

    2) Riesling. This is a very sweet wine, and it's the only wine I actually like. There are a few just under this in the sweetness scale that I'll drink, but I try to stick with Riesling.

    3) Vodka & Cranberry juice (also called a Cape Cod). Sometimes they also put a lime wedge in. It's very good and you don't even taste the vodka.

    Yeah, I think I've only found ONE beer I enjoy, and I don't even remember what kind it was, and a lot of wines tend to be too bitter for me, thought I've found a couple that I really enjoyed. I've recently discovered that I like Rum and coke. I used to HATE it (Much to my boyfriends surprise), but apparently the ones I had were just made with way too much rum anyway.

    I WAS okay with tequila, even though it tasted like vomit, but now it's just something I absolutely can't stomach anymore. I'll still try the drink Deebaser recommended though, as it doesn't seem like it'll be too over powering!

    Also, anything with cranberry juice I will definitely try, and I'll definitely check out strongbow. I WANT to like beer, but I don't think it'll happen, so I'll see how the cider works for me!

  • FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    If you want to try beer, I recommend Bière Du Corsaire

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  • SipexSipex Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Anything with Blue Cauraco really.

    Like a Purple Haze. It tastes like juice.

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  • EdilithEdilith Registered User
    edited October 2010
    It might not be quite what you're looking for, but have you tried adding a splash of Baileys to a hot chocolate/cocoa? It's the most delicious combination for a cold winter night!

  • truck-a-saurastruck-a-sauras Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    also a well mixed Long Island iced tea, even though it is practically nothing but alcohol, doesn't taste like alcohol.

    I often exclude the tequila as I'm not a big fan and put an extra splash of sour mix as I love sour mix. It if you like sweet/sour pucker your mouth type sugars then this could be for you.

    then you can explore the world of drinks with sour mix which are fun.

    also a Tom Collins could be up your alley. Just don't go with that premade mixer style "Collins" mix as I find they all suck. Make your own from scratch.

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  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Now rum and coke is also something to love

    It's a couple bucks more expensive but Captain Morgan Private Stock makes a hella sweet rum n coke; my fiance drinks that shit like water. Kraken is also very tasty but you have to mind the extra strength (94 proof) or it'll kick your ass

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Also try a good brachetto.

  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Try Captain and Sprite, shit tastes like cream soda. On quite a few occasions i've sucked way too many of those down because they are so good.

  • AndeAnde Registered User
    edited October 2010
    I'm not a beer person either, I hate coke, and anything cranberry makes me sick, so finding a drink I liked took a while too!

    As far as ciders go... I don't mind Strongbow and Blackthorn, but they are kinda dry. If you're looking for a sweet cider, I like Rekorderlig Wild Berry a lot. It's Swedish pear cider, with raspberry, strawberry and cherry flavours... kinda like fruit punch, but all of a sudden you're drunkish =D They also have an elderberry flavour which isn't as sweet, but is also really good.

    Or, stepping away from sweet for a second, I also really like SourPuss (raspberry, green apple, grape, lemon or 'blue' flavours) with gingerale or sprite. I usually pour a shot (or two) in a glass and then fill it with gingerale. It's a fizzy sweet-sour taste with no alcohol flavour at all.


    (I'm in Canada, don't know if you can get SourPuss in the US)

  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Japanese plum wine (umeshu) is extremely sweet and tasty (so sweet that most people I know won't touch the stuff, but I love it).

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I could try sour things too. I don't know if I'd like it, as I've never tried any before, but I guess so long as you can't taste a lot of the alcohol, I'd probably like it!

  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I once read a recipe for something called a 'Squashed Frog'. In truth it should be called, 'Diabetes Incoming'.

    Take a shot glass with 10ml of grenadine. Layer 10ml of Midori, then 10ml of Bailey's. If you have powdered cocoa, sprinkle a little on top.

    It looks cool, too.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh good God. Fucking grenadine <3

    Are you supposed to mix it?! Cause all I'd want to do with that drink is mix it and destroy the levels of delicious and combine them into one.

  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    But.... But the layers make it look awesome!

    It tastes pretty much the same unlayered since you shoot it down. :)

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