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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #260 on: September 11, 2017, 04:19:04 AM »
Reading recently about how nice white port and tonic is.  Thoughts, DH or anyone else?
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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #261 on: September 11, 2017, 04:29:25 AM »
sounds very very sweet
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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #262 on: September 11, 2017, 04:41:01 AM »
I know the port would be sweet, but wouldn't the tonic flatten out the sweetness?  Plus there's a lemon slice to serve with it.  Anyway, white port is not expensive here and we've got Fever Tree tonic so I'm going to give it a try.  I'll report back.

Also botanicals ... learning about gin. Here I thought it was all the same.  Seems every gin is different depending on the botanicals added. 
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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #263 on: September 11, 2017, 05:45:41 AM »
Fever Tree is a great brand. It's what I get whenever I have good gin at my disposal. Anything that is not ginger or lemon should dampen the sweetness.

I don't know why anyone would want to waste spoil port with tonic though. Is the port terrible? Did the port do something wrong? I am crying a little.
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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #264 on: September 11, 2017, 06:26:38 AM »
That's what I was thinking, never considered port for mixing. Though I bought this $5 bottle once that I probably should have.

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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #265 on: September 20, 2017, 03:41:25 PM »
I'll second Hendricks and The Botanist, found them both to be excellent as well as both the standard and barrel aged versions of Blue Coat.

Beer:

Yes, by all means something dark, black butte is a solid starter from your neck and I'd also drop in Guinness, not as much for the flavour but as one of the few nitrogenated cans available they can get a sense of the textural difference without the need to abscond to the pub.

Sure, I guess bud, the logic is sound and kinda funny. Then maybe a good pils for comparison (Firestone Walker Pivo or Victory Prima).

A pale ale (Ballast Point Grunion or Alpine Happy Birthday), a West Coast IPA (Alpine Duet or Stone IPA) and a Northeast IPA (most of these are only locally/brewery available - check Great Notion maybe or Omnipollo's Fatamorgana) to taste what hops can do.

Then a wheat (Franziskaner) and a wit (Allagash White) for what yeast can do.

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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #266 on: September 20, 2017, 04:21:30 PM »
You lost me with the beer talk but I commend your taste in gin.
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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #267 on: September 20, 2017, 05:43:06 PM »
The only alcohol that touches these lips is wine at communion.

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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #268 on: September 21, 2017, 11:28:12 AM »
^I wanted to make that joke for a long time now.

Made the decision that adding alcohol to my regular diet would not be wise after getting diagnosed with Celiac Disease. And yet I hang out at bars/pubs probably 2-3 times a week.

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Re: Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
« Reply #269 on: September 21, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »
Adding? Were you diagnosed quite young?
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