Options

Drinks Cabinet, What are you slowly killing your braincells with?

13468917

Posts

  • Options
    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It's pretty good, but I like all the seasonal stuff Blue Moon puts out so I may be biased.

    Abracadaniel on
  • Options
    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I was on this lovely brew last night

    2582416525d823e2d380.jpg

    god it is awful

    but the important thing is I didn't pay for it.

    L|ama on
  • Options
    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think your first step is to come up with a horrifying secret that you allude to but never confess, that has changed the course of your life and made you hide away in the desert as a mercenary

    How do you feel about that?

    Lost Salient on
    RUVCwyu.jpg
    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • Options
    Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    But L|ama it clearly says right there THE BEST COLD BEER.

    Viscount Islands on
    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think legionnaires can smooch and kiss at the same time, or something

    My friend and I were talking about the French Foreign Legion a while back and after doing some reading, I can safely say that those dudes are tough motherfuckers. The history is really interesting, though!

    Also I'm thinking about having margaritas today, but limes are like gold here, so it could be quite a hunt to find enough.

    Do they have concentrate? My bf's aunt makes a mean margarita with lime concentrate like this 0002500002582_215X215.jpg. It's so smooth you can't taste the tequila, and there's lots of it.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Man, I wish - I made frozen margaritas out of limeade in the States, but I haven't been able to find frozen juice here, really. It's just something they don't have a reason to sell, I guess.

    Lost Salient on
    RUVCwyu.jpg
    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • Options
    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think your first step is to come up with a horrifying secret that you allude to but never confess, that has changed the course of your life and made you hide away in the desert as a mercenary

    How do you feel about that?

    I could probably come up with that.

    Dead Legend on
    diablo III - beardsnbeer#1508 Mechwarrior Online - Rusty Bock
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Damn. What about something like this? I couldn't live somewhere without margaritas. I think I might make one now actually, I'm kind of thirsty. I'm very tempted to get the Margaritaville Margarita Machine for my new apt.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    if you have a good enough blender, you could make margaritas.

    Dead Legend on
    diablo III - beardsnbeer#1508 Mechwarrior Online - Rusty Bock
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm getting a nice, new blender next week, but I can afford the machine and then I can make 3 pitchers with different flavours!

    I'm also learning to love them on the rocks.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    blend ice, get juice/mixer, pour tequila, drink!

    Dead Legend on
    diablo III - beardsnbeer#1508 Mechwarrior Online - Rusty Bock
  • Options
    Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So why are alcoholic beverages with ice always called "on the rocks"?

    Viscount Islands on
    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • Options
    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That orange-ginger margarita looks deliiiicious, maybe I'll make some when I'm home for my friend's wedding. But yeah, no frozen OJ here either. That I'm aware of.

    Also, Viscount, I think because ice resembles rocks?

    Lost Salient on
    RUVCwyu.jpg
    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • Options
    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Only minutes after Prohibition died in 1933, Angelo Cammarata, 19, served a 10-cent bottle of Fort Pitt beer to a customer in his father's neighborhood grocery.

    Ever since, except for a 30-month hitch during World War II, the son of Italian immigrants has been tending bar and serving drinks. Guinness World Records dubbed him the longest-serving bartender a decade ago, and he's earned induction into Jim Beam's Bartender Hall of Fame and numerous other honors.

    Now 95, he's calling it quits.

    Known as "Camm" or "Ang," he's presided over Cammarata's Cafe through births, deaths and weddings _ acting as a kind of psychologist, if not priest, for his customers for more than 70 years. The two-room bar he operates with sons John and Frank anchors the ground floor of a humble white cinderblock building in this modest suburban Pittsburgh borough. He and his wife Marietta, 92, lived in the second-floor apartment until several years ago.

    "This is a good bar. All my customers here are family. We call them our family, our friends. We know them all. And they're all good," he said one day this week.

    Lean of build, with much of his white hair, Cammarata looks maybe two decades younger. He wears neat tan trousers and a white T-shirt with the bar's name and "We support our troops" on the back above an eagle and Old Glory. Around his neck is a gold chain and crucifix.

    He still drives _ a maroon 2004 Cadillac _ and while his hands shake a bit as he fills a glass mug with beer, he has little problem scaling a stool to pull an old picture from the wall.

    The cafe is being sold in part because John, 59, recently had a heart attack.

    It was time, the Cammaratas decided.

    Honey-colored, wood-paneled walls have aged with a patina of nicotine over the years. In the front room is the U-shaped, wood-grained laminate bar; the back room offers patrons a pool table, juke box, large-screen TV and a dozen small tables. Cammarata's awards are displayed alongside a handmade poster honoring local servicemen.

    Missing is any kitsch of the kind found in chain establishments. It's unlikely a mojito or chocolate martini has ever been ordered here.

    "We're not a classy drink bar. No. We're a local bar, shot and a beer," Cammarata declared. Basic bar food _ burgers, pizza and wings are also offered.

    Mike Smyers, 30, who lives a couple blocks away, is among his first customers, arriving one day this week shortly before noon. Heavily tattooed and taking a sick day from his family's heating and cooling business _ "Footballitis," he called it _ Smyers drank a vodka and orange juice, though beer would come later. A regular since he turned 21, Smyers loaded the jukebox with Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash and the Rolling Stones.

    His family and the Cammaratas are friends. He'll miss them behind the bar, but figures he'll continue coming. "It'll still be the same people," he said.

    David Wagner, 54, of nearby Bellevue, an accountant on his day off, also dropped by for a beer. He'd been intrigued by the bar since he was a kid, but only ventured inside about eight years ago.

    Since then, he said he's come to value Cammarata as a friend and enjoys his stories. Cammarata "is a gateway and a portal to a time long past," he said.

    Cammarata recounted how he came to the business of selling beer just as Prohibition ended.

    In March 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a law allowing beer to be sold beginning April 7 that year. (It wasn't until that December that wine and liquor would be legal again.)

    Cammarata's father, Catino, who came to this country from Villarosa in the late 1800s, had a grocery store with an ice cream fountain in Pittsburgh. The elder Cammarata figured with beer about to be legalized, there was money to be made.

    So shortly before midnight on April 6, 1933, a truck loaded with Fort Pitt beer _ a brand no longer brewed today _ waited in the street.

    "And the first strike of the clock, I took a case of beer off, took it in our grocery store ... took bottles out and started selling them, 10 cents each. Ten cents a bottle," Cammarata recalled.

    The venture was so successful that the grocery was soon converted into a full-time bar. In 1935, his father built a new one _ "the most beautiful bar in all the city," Cammarata said.

    But it was torn down along with some 24 city blocks as part of an urban redevelopment program in the 1950s. In 1954, Cammarata bought the present bar, several miles away and seven years old at the time. In the 1970s, he sold it but continued tending bar, then bought it back a few years later.

    He could have retired years ago, Cammarata says, but the bar was a family affair, enabling him to raise three sons and a daughter. John Cammarata recalled living above the bar for about the first six years of his life, then the family moved to a house. About 20 years ago, his parents moved back above the bar.

    Angelo Cammarata says he has no regrets, and wouldn't do things any differently.

    He allows that he doesn't drink much, maybe an occasional highball, bourbon and Coke, or wine _ but just one.

    His dad, he said, gave him some advice back when it became clear that beer sales were coming.

    "He said, 'Beer is made to sell, not drink. Don't be your best customer.' And I took that to heart. I didn't care for beer," Cammarata said.

    Now he just works part-time, putting in a couple of hours a day.

    His last call will be sometime in the next couple of weeks, pending state approval to transfer the liquor license to the new owners. Afterward, he says he'll do chores at home and take care of Marietta, 92, who uses a cane or walker to get around.

    A last-day party is being planned. Until then, drafts _ Budweiser, Coors Light and local brew IC Light _ are a buck; bottles, $2.

    A chalkboard sign thanks customers: "We consider you a large part of our family."

    This is really awesome.

    Tonight is definitely a drinking night.

    Dead Legend on
    diablo III - beardsnbeer#1508 Mechwarrior Online - Rusty Bock
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Damn, I'm going to send you some bottled concentrate then. I don't think limes would ship well.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm sure it's something like that, I'm just curious where the term originated from and why no one ever says "with ice".

    Viscount Islands on
    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • Options
    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And also it would probably be illegal to send them!

    Strictly speaking I believe I can bring only one bottle of something with me in my suitcase on the way home, and it will probably be bourbon, but lime juice concentrate is tempting.

    Lost Salient on
    RUVCwyu.jpg
    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    A frozen margarita also has ice.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And also it would probably be illegal to send them!

    Strictly speaking I believe I can bring only one bottle of something with me in my suitcase on the way home, and it will probably be bourbon, but lime juice concentrate is tempting.

    Then I shall freeze dry the lime concentrate and upon arrival you can add water. Or you'll get busted for drug possession until the labs com back negative.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I love this idea. "Well, she's negative for cocaine, but we think she's been snorting tequila shots in the Delta lounge..."

    Viscount, the closest thing to an answer I can find is that ice can be crushed or cubed, and crushed ice melts quickly and dilutes your cocktail - so "on the rocks" means "ice cubes, not ice chips" - but that's not really an answer to where and when the phrase arose.

    Lost Salient on
    RUVCwyu.jpg
    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
  • Options
    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just packed most of my booze for the move. I have 15 bottles of wine [12 white (8 reisling) and 4 red], a bottle of Moet, 2 bottles of Rosa Regale, 2 bottles of tequila, a bottle of Stoli, Disaronno, Brandy, Cruzan, Malibu and Bacardi. I also started packing my dry goods and found several boxes of Jello and cake mix. I think my housewarming party will involve lots of booze and cake.

    VisionOfClarity on
  • Options
    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Awwww jeah

    Went to a dance party

    drank some liquors

    looked like an ass

    Grey Ghost on
  • Options
    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    But L|ama it clearly says right there THE BEST COLD BEER.

    it's australian

    their idea of cold is 25 celsius

    L|ama on
  • Options
    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I poison myself with cheap handles of ezra brooks, weed, and all the pills

    Fandyien on
    reposig.jpg
  • Options
    Ol' SparkyOl' Sparky Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    fun french foreign legion fact - about half of them are frenchies today claiming to be Belgians, Swiss, French Canadians, etc

    ps jim bean, jim beam, whatever, it all made me vomit a lot

    Ol' Sparky on
  • Options
    Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle whoa, god has a picture of me! Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Keystone Light, mainly.

    Ramen Noodle on
  • Options
    Airking850Airking850 Ottawa, ONRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    In or around my fridge:
    Jameson 12
    Hendricks Gin
    Steamwhistle Pilseners
    Stolichnaya
    A bottle of Chardonnay that was re-gifted to me

    At bars I usually end up drinking pitchers of Labatt 50 or whiskey sours if I'm feeling fancy

    Airking850 on
  • Options
    xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I destroy my body with Evan Williams whiskey. Mondays are very rough as a result, but god damn do I love my cheap-ish whiskey. Preferably with some soda, but the wife and I are about to shoot it. Awesome.

    xWonderboyx on
    shark2.jpg
    XBL - Follow Freeman
  • Options
    AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My uncle took me to a "Drink the cask" night at a microbrewery in Toronto, Cameron's Ale. It was cool, they open up a fresh cask of beer and add something special to it, like coffee beans to their dark ale or pomegranate to their lighter ale, and just pack the brewery with people, cater the whole thing with good food, lots of fun if you're in Toronto and looking for something to do.

    They also open a valve on the vat and you can drink a glass before it gets final filtered which is different

    The whole thing is like 20 bucks for the night, then they give you a ten dollar gift card for their store, so it's 10 bucks for a night of good beer and food, very fun

    Alpine on
  • Options
    QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    about to drink some woodchuck cider

    maybe watch a movie on netflix

    Quoth on
  • Options
    tastypastrytastypastry Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.

    Edit: We are drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade, Pomegranate.

    tastypastry on
  • Options
    DadouwDadouw Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The only alcohol I have right now are a couple of bottles of cuban rum, and starburst vodka

    Dadouw on
  • Options
    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    picked up some Allagash beer yesterday and it's quite tasty

    Usagi on
  • Options
    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    currently drinking rickard's red, white, and kilkenny cream and tanqueray and ginger ale

    and some rum

    and whiskey

    training for pax itt

    Orikaeshigitae on
  • Options
    Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    got about a mickey of crown royal and a case of heineken

    Cold Salmon and Hatred on
  • Options
    SASA Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I currently have a handle of Admiral Nelson's Spiced Rum, Jameson's, and a few bottles of JW Dundee's Honey Brown Beer.

    SA on
    WoW: Revash (Cho'Gall)
    3DS: 5241-1953-7031
  • Options
    Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Crown Royal is so very very bad.

    fffaaagggggg

    Cold Salmon and Hatred on
  • Options
    Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    oh man, i want to try this so bad

    http://www.unibroue.com/products/fin.cfm

    Cold Salmon and Hatred on
  • Options
    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My roommate seems to have been buying some rather esoteric liquors

    Here there is some Wild Turkey which is also blended with honey and some sort of liqueur, and some coffee liqueur tequila made by Patron

    They're both tasty though, especially the Patron

    Grey Ghost on
  • Options
    Airking850Airking850 Ottawa, ONRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My roommate has a juice box full of Cuban rum, it's awesome.

    Fin Du Monde will get you proper fucked if you're not careful, but then I guess that's the point.

    t Alpine that Drink the Cask night sounds excellent; if I lived in Toronto I would be there in a heartbeat.

    Airking850 on
Sign In or Register to comment.