What are you DRINKNG right now?

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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:25 pm

Not any more but I was drinking Buckfast at christmas. For tramp rocket fuel it's surprisingly drinkable but might explain why I was awake until 4:30am.

Now it's Hobgoblin.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:42 pm

For true Weegie credentials, you must refer to Buckfast as 'The wine'. Not 'wine', 'The wine'.

I used to work in Oddbins in Hell's-bog-horror, just up the coast from Faslane nuclear submarine base. It's a posh town with footballers and such like. Jazz singer Annie Ross came from Helensburgh, as did TV inventor John Logie Baird and steamship builder Henry Bell. Oddbins got through Tattinger, Bollinger and Krug by the dozens of cases.

Occasionally a sportswear-clad member of the non-landed gentry would pop in and ask, "Sell wine?"
"Yes. It's a wine shop, we sell wine. Would you like a Beaujolais? A Viognier? Semillon-Chardonnay?"
"Dae ye sell THE wine?"
"No. Tesco, three doors up."
"Sound."

I have a friend who is a former police sergeant (former after being stabbed in the neck whilst on duty in Govan), and he and his colleagues hate Buckfast with a vengeance. An ordinary drunk will fall asleep within two hours of being arrested and stuck in a cell. A Buckfast drunk will rant and rave all night long, and will still be ranting and raving when they are put in the van for the Sheriff Court in the morning.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby MourningStar » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:51 pm

MtDew KickStart... Orange. BECAUSE I NEED THE CAFFEINE MAN! :lurk: :lurk: :lurk:
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roving Punster » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:17 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:For true Weegie credentials, you must refer to Buckfast as 'The wine'. Not 'wine', 'The wine'.

I used to work in Oddbins in Hell's-bog-horror, just up the coast from Faslane nuclear submarine base. It's a posh town with footballers and such like. Jazz singer Annie Ross came from Helensburgh, as did TV inventor John Logie Baird and steamship builder Henry Bell. Oddbins got through Tattinger, Bollinger and Krug by the dozens of cases.

Occasionally a sportswear-clad member of the non-landed gentry would pop in and ask, "Sell wine?"
"Yes. It's a wine shop, we sell wine. Would you like a Beaujolais? A Viognier? Semillon-Chardonnay?"
"Dae ye sell THE wine?"
"No. Tesco, three doors up."
"Sound."

I have a friend who is a former police sergeant (former after being stabbed in the neck whilst on duty in Govan), and he and his colleagues hate Buckfast with a vengeance. An ordinary drunk will fall asleep within two hours of being arrested and stuck in a cell. A Buckfast drunk will rant and rave all night long, and will still be ranting and raving when they are put in the van for the Sheriff Court in the morning.


On this side of the pond, that sort of thing is called 'bum wine', because it's mostly drunk by hard up bums & hobos. The two most common brands over here are Night Train and Thunderbird. To be perfectly honest, Buckfast sounds more slightly appealing than either ... not that makes any sense to mix an upper (caffine) with a downer (alcohol).
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roving Punster » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:03 pm

It's not open yet, but I grabbed a bottle of Veuve Cliquot NV for later ... a bit pricey, but the wifey was very pleased.

For the rest of the year, I usually stick with less expensive sparklers like Astoria Proseco or Magners Sparkling Irish Pear Cider, costing about 1/4 as much.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:35 pm

Roving Punster wrote:It's not open yet, but I grabbed a bottle of Veuve Cliquot NV for later ... a bit pricey, but the wifey was very pleased.

For the rest of the year, I usually stick with less expensive sparklers like Astoria Proseco or Magners Sparkling Irish Pear Cider, costing about 1/4 as much.

We'll be avoiding Champagne later, when it's New Year in the *Important* part of the World (ie the Greenwich Meridian). We'll be having a bottle of Green Point, made by Möet et Chandon using the méthode champenoise, but in the Yarra Valley just outside Melbourne.

Right now I'm having an old-fashioned Gin and Tonic - Bombay Sapphire (as it's a special occasion), dash of bitters, a (very) small lump of molasses sugar, tonic water, ice and lime. In a frozen glass, natch...
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:53 pm

Warm brown liquid with white froth on top.

I do have a half bottle of Grant's in case I get bored later though :drinking:
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:56 pm

Roving Punster wrote:On this side of the pond, that sort of thing is called 'bum wine', because it's mostly drunk by hard up bums & hobos. The two most common brands over here are Night Train and Thunderbird. To be perfectly honest, Buckfast sounds more slightly appealing than either ... not that makes any sense to mix an upper (caffine) with a downer (alcohol).


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I'm drinking water as usual but I'm considering going to the convenience store and getting some root beer. I think I will.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby ChowMein » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:47 am

Cream soda , i am going to get some more .

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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby MourningStar » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:58 am

Yum, cream soda! I'm drinking El Presidente Brandy.... lol. Mixed with some Coke. Lovin' that sugar on sugar. I'm sure my pancreas is telling me to f off though. :whip:
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:11 am

The blood of my enemies, the sweat of their labors, and the tears of their women.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:05 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:The blood of my enemies, the sweat of their labors, and the tears of their women.

And a happy new year to you too.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roving Punster » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:02 pm

Homemade soymilk.

I've always been the curious DIY sort, and I've had a package of dried soybeans staring daggers at me for several weeks now. It was surprisingly easy ... soak overnight in triple volume of water, drain, then puree in stages in a blender for 60 sec (1 part drained beans to 3 parts cold tap water), then bring the puree to a simmer (being careful to avoid a boilover), simmer and stir for 10 mins to set the proteins (what brewers call the 'hot break') and gelatinize the starches ... then you just pour though buttercloth and squeeze/discard the solids, and poof ... homemade soymilk. The 9 oz of dried beans yeilded a little under 2 qts of soy milk, which I lightly sweetened with 2 fl oz of simple syrup and 1/8th tsp of vanilla extract.

As soon as read up on the correct coagulants, I'll give tofu making a whirl ... I've made paneer before, so it should be just as easy.
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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby MourningStar » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:38 am

Diet Dr Pepper!

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Re: What are you DRINKNG right now?

Postby Roving Punster » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:32 pm

Although tasty, and fun/inexpensive to make, the soymilk is just not quite as satisfying as milk ... and it doesn't go with cookies.
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