Wednesday, March 14, 2007

TT # 31


In honor of my Scotch/Irish heritage, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss some spirits that I have partaken .... you know ... because I'm Scotch/Irish. What better reason to talk about alcohol, I ask you?

Thirteen Spirits In Which I Have Imbibed

1. Fosters. On tap. In the barrel. You name it, I've had it. I LOVE the stuff, and it just totally reminds me of sitting in a pub in England.

2. Some dark draught at some pub in London. That is about as non-descript as I possibly can get. I inherited my father's love (who is of English heritage, mind you ... so I am an oppressor and the oppressed at the same time ... what a combo ... no wonder I need therapy) for dark beer that you can chew. Had it; loved it.

3. Lemonade and beer. Our German exchange student's mother, Helga, tried to talk me into this drink. I had it; I HATED it. It was just .... bleah.

4. Lots and lots of German beer when I visited our German exchange student, Gernot. He was raised on the stuff. I loved the ceramic tops on the bottles. I remember a story about how his mother would only send him off on his bike if she knew he would be drinking too much. Sure enough, there were many stories of him coming home drunk and passing out somewhere on his bike. Helga is a SMART woman.

5. Tequila. Bleck. Can't stand the stuff. Can't stand the smell. Can't stand the taste. But I like margaritas. Go fig.

6. Jack Daniels. Yet another in the "bleck" category.

7. Ok .. I have to admit this one ... this was all in the same night: one shot of Jagermeister, one shot of tequila, one shot of Jim Beam, and one shot of rum. It was after my oral arguments in my first year of law school. All of this was then chased with the bottomless pit of bottled beer. Some guy kept pouring beer into my bottle and I kept drinking. And drinking. And drinking. And passed out on the table. And then threw up outside.

8. Long Island Iced Tea. And not just ANY LIIT. It was a 24 ounce drink from this bar off of Cedar Point. They were horrid things, but man .... they were cheap.

9. Manhattan. YUM!

10. Sloe Gin Fizz. YUM-O!

11. Never met a margarita I didn't like. Jose makes an excellent already made, in the bottle margarita. YUMMY!

12. Breitenbach Black Raspberry Wine. This is HEAVEN in a bottle, people. Heaven. Did I ever tell you about the time when I thought I saw a UFO? Ok. That is for another time.

13. Breitenbach First Crush. Another yummy wine. These are wines that are kind of local to the area. They are SOOOOO good.

I promise I am not a lush. Really, I used to drink a lot in college and at Cedar Point. But I really don't do that much anymore. It is the occasional margarita here and there, and wine at home. Nothing like my wild days of long ago.... but the Irish part of me always needs something.




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Blogger Debby said...

How funny! I did a very similar list. A friend of mine made me try lemonade and beer just recently....it was horrible! What are they thinking? Happy Thursday!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Vader's Mom said...

Fun. Thanks so much for the great liquor store ideas. (the one time a year I go...)

9:40 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Oh I LOVE Sloe Gin Fizzes! And is Breitenbach Black Raspberry Wine available in the US? Sounds wicked good!

9:51 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I will sign my name and do this tomorrow. Tapped/typed out right now. What fun! Love your responses...got me remembering!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I had this really pithy story for you about drinking Jagermeister with the guys in Murphy's Law, and then the Tour Manager sidetracked me by turning on Heavy Metal Poker on VH1 and he can't figure out who's who without me.

It's a rock and roll kind of night here.

Happy TT!

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Rose said...

Got to love Long Island Iced Tea.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous gabriella hewitt said...

A great list. Agree with you on the margaritas and on your "bleck" comments for the hard liquor. I like beer, but I don't think you could get me anywhere close to a lemonade/beer combo. Break out the indigestions tablets!

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Happy TT everyone.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Breitenbach..so yummy! Gotta love that! Corona with lime is also a good one :)

2:30 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Oh yeah... there's another one I totally forgot ... Corona with lime. One of my faves! LOTS of lime, though. Love it!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

I didn't know an excuse was needed to talk about alcohol. But lemonade and beer? ;)

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Jacque said...

Yeah, I'm not really a fan of the hard stuff at all. I remember my senior prom date drank a LOT of te-kill-ya and ate the worm!!! And he wondered why I wouldn't kiss him??? Uhh having nausea just thinking about it.

I was a junior in highschool I think when I tried beer for the first time. It tasted horrid so we thought it would be a good idea to chase it with cherry koolaid...not a good idea. Needless to say I never developed a taste for beer.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

you should look out for my beer margarita recipe on the blog. Best of both worlds

8:53 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Last night, Ace was watching some show on Fox ... with Brad Garrett. Horrid show, but there was one point where his friend was drinking Jagermeister, another one of those nasty meisters, and tequila all mixed together. And I wish I could remember what he called it. It sounded AWFUL! And I could just imagine what it would have done to me.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

My SIL drinks Bloody Mary mix and beer. It makes me gag everytime I see her pour it.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Oh kim... seriously?? Grodie to the max!!!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

You should try a SnakeBite, Hypnotiq as well yummies.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Selena Kitt said...

I have to admit, I don't drink much... alcohol tastes like, well... alcohol! No matter what I seem to put it in! lol

Selena

11:05 AM  
Blogger Jen Holland said...

We are fans of the Jose bottled margaritas too!! There's nothing better on a hot day than a salted glass and a bottle of margaritas!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Wow, it's been YEARS (if not decades) since I've had a LIIT. Those were the days... I'm such a lightweight now that half of one would probably put me under the table. These days I'm more of a Cape Codder girl myself.

Great TT.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous jenn said...

are you sure you're not a lush?
just kidding, I love the list. I've never done shots and don't want to, your story makes me even more sure of that!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

I got so sick on Tequila in college, I can't even eat a Jelly Belly margarita flavored jelly bean. Truly.

1:20 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Interesting list. I don't drink cos I don't like the taste, but it always feels like I'm missing out on the fun.

Happy TT!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Lemonade and beer.... EWWWW that's just wrong! :) I used to love sloe gin fizzes... until I threw one up one time.... (yeah, too many screw drivers before the sloe gin doesn't settle well). I've not been able to drink them since. :)

Thanks for the great list.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Very interesting list!!!
I like Long Island Ice TEa!!! I don't drink normal iced tea, but there we the drink special at one of the restaurant, so I said why not... And really like it!!
But the best is strawberry daiquiries and my man Smirfnofff(I adore vodka!!)

3:35 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I am more of a Captain and Coke kinda girl. After 4, I don't know how many I have had. Tequelia messes me up bad.

I need help in my TT choosing scents for my soaps.

5:01 PM  
Blogger THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I like mimosas.
Wine coolers.
Amaretto.

I can't drink much due to my thyroid though....the medicine I take could have vile interactions. I have only small amounts of alcohol so I have to buy only things that keep for a long time....like vermouth which I use in cooking.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Dangerously Simple said...

LOL Had to ask... did ya drink all the shots after the oral argument because you thought you did bad? Or because you needed to unwind so much from being so stressed out? LOL!! Sounds like something I woulda done, either way ;)

What a great T13!!

11:48 PM  

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