I am fairly sure of these
: Ginger, orris, galengal, lovage, chiretta, angelica, elecampane, hyssop, pomerance, camomile, lavender, coriander, pepper, cloves, star anis, allspice, nutmeg, cardamon, fennel, bitter orange, rose hips, quinine, licorice, tumeric, mace, saffron.
These are possibles: marshmallow, yarrow, burdock, curcuma, grains of paradise, cubeb, wintergreen, cassia, betony, purslane, borage, sandalwood.
Deer blood is a myth
. Caramel is used as a sweetener. Your real problem is getting the proportions right.
And don't mix it with Red Bull. Drink it straight and cold.
posted by 256
on Nov 26, 2012 -
If you're ever in Loretto, Kentucky, you're welcome to pay a visit to the Maker's Mark bourbon distillery, a National Historic Landmark. Until then, why not pour yourself a taste
and watch this video
? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen
on Oct 13, 2012 -
Now that the presidential debate is back on
, it's time to prepare by selecting the most appropriate drinking game for tonight's debate. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Sep 26, 2008 -
On Saturday, the legendary National Liquor Bar in Milwaukee will close....
And they want to tear it down so we get another Walgreens? What do we need another Walgreens for?"
This spoken on a recent afternoon over a $1.75 can of Beck's by Ken Labonty, who works at a tire shop on the north side. At 47, he said he has been coming to the tavern since 1976, "Except from September 1977 to 1983, when I was in prison," and the eight or so times he's been banished
posted by Durwood
on Jul 29, 2005 -
The Dittohead Guide To Adult Beverages
can be read in its entirety (abt. 250Kb) on the Web. (For those of you in Rio Linda, a dittohead is a Rush Limbaugh fan.) But Britt Gillette has also self-published his book and wants you to make his dreams come true by buying it on Amazon. It's got hilarious drink names in it, like "Caller Abortion
" (a stunt Limbaugh used on his show -- complete with the sound of a vacuum cleaner), "Feminazi Frazzle
," and "John F-ing Kerry
." The recipes look like they'd make tasty drinks, but I think I'll pass on the purchase. Who really needs a novelty, right-wing drink recipe book?
posted by tbc
on Aug 13, 2004 -
How much alcohol have YOU consumed in your life? Take the "drink-o-meter"
test. (Flash) I rated a "Homer Simpson", which means I could fill a few bathtubs, but haven't quite spent the Ferrari money. Something tells me that many of MeFi's finest will bury my score...via the Sporting Press.
posted by vito90
on Dec 11, 2003 -
You are fat because there is too much corn. [NYT, forfeit of first-born son required]
I love good old-fashioned materialism, and Michael Pollan (author of The Botany of Desire
) scores one for the team with this article on the economics of corn production. Are we fat because New Deal agricultural policy was overturned in the 70s by Rusty Butz? Now there's a trailing question we can all enjoy.
posted by condour75
on Oct 11, 2003 -
The Last Bastion Of Serious Sexual Discrimination: Booze!
Do men and women really have different tastes when it comes to drinking? What does it all mean?
Do girls really like girly cocktails? Do men hate sweet, fruity drinks? Are rye and malt whiskeys, cognac, red wine and beer resolutely masculine
? Are gin, cocktails, liqueurs, white wine and champagne eternally feminine
? Is vodka neutral? Is a gin and tonic always truly gay? Is tequila bisexual? Too neat? Perhaps. I wonder whether guy booze, girl booze and gay booze can ever be satisfactorily mapped out...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 2, 2003 -
The Amazon.com Of Spirits
is getting closer and closer, with California's BevMo
now giving Internet Wines
a good run for their money. If you cunningly use Wine Enthusiast
and the Chicago Institute
for your tasting notes (I don't much like the gushing, amateurish drivel on Epinions, but some reviews are surprisingly good
) you're away and ready to say: "Wake up Mr. Bezos - your time may be almost up. What are you waiting for, kind sir?" [I linked to vodka selections for comparison purposes, but here are the main links to BevMo , Internet Wines and Sam's. Unfortunately, I failed to find a good price comparison guide to complete the package. As for European online spirits retailers, I found none with the kind of range a discerning drinker will countenance.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 2, 2003 -
The Philadelphia Daily News has recently covered
a series of articles
on "Malternatives," those hard liquor laced beverages like hard lemonades and vodka based alterna-beers that have sprung up in the last year. Even though they contain 100% distilled alcohol, they are taxed as beer
, saving Smirnoff over $80 million in taxes last year alone. Among their other advantages for manufacturers, they get to advertise on TV and be placed for sale next to milder forms of alcohol, dodging laws against hard liquor. Is this a boon for the industry or deceptive practices?
posted by mathowie
on Mar 29, 2002 -
NBC is pulling out of air hard liquor ads.
Citing congressional pressure and public outcry, NBC announced today it has reversed its alcohol advertising policy. The decision comes the same day MADD proposed new stricter rules
on TV ads for all
alcohol, including beer and wine, that are based on the NBC's now-scuttled "time, place and manner restrictions" set for the hard-liquor ads. (See also this AdAge story
on MADD's proposal) A spokesperson for the Distilled Spirits Council called NBC's decision decision "unfortunate" and a "disservice to the American public."
posted by me3dia
on Mar 21, 2002 -