What's your favorite hard-to-get drink?

Old Dec 17th, 2001, 06:12 AM
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I think everyone goes a little crazy under the influence of tequila *lol*. That lovely alcohol was my first drinking experience and now, almost 10 years later, I'm finally able to stand the taste of it.

And yes I mean Bailey's. Usually if I order Bailey's in particular at bars, they try to give me generic "Irish Creme"

And I think my friend's intention to us doing the menthe shots was to freshen our breaths. Didn't quite work for me. Blah!
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 08:12 AM
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While staying with a friend in London she mixed elderberry syrup (from the flower I beleive) with sparkling water. It was really refreshing. I have searched the interned to find elderberry syrup to no avail. Does anyone know where I can find some?
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 08:56 AM
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Has anyone ever had Caipirinha? It is a brazilian drink, and it is wonderful.
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 09:49 AM
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Joel: funny that you mention Caipirinha...I was just thinking about that drink! A couple of restaurants in Manhattan serve it, but it just isn't the same. I also miss Brazilian coffee.
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 09:53 AM
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I'm loving this thread. And so educational. The snakebite and black sounds so fancy for a teenage drink. I think the American equivalent must be a screwdriver, made with cheap brands of vodka and orange juice (Donald Duck?). Not so coincidentally, if there is any type of alcohol that I would prefer never to have again, it would be vodka.

But I have to ask, what's the proper way of pouring a Guiness? I can't wait to get to Ireland and have a pint, not to mention real Irish coffee.
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 09:54 AM
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I've been in the U.S. since 1989, and while I still prefer a pint back home in Ireland, the Guinness here really isn't too bad any more, at least in the D.C. area. Guinness sent a bunch of trainers around the States to show them how to pour a proper pint, and also made bars install decent equipment. So now as long as they're not pulling a white pint, I can ease my thirst here.

My wife hates the fact that she can't get Smithwicks here.
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 12:35 PM
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Shadow -

I was in Dublin for the Millenium, chilly but a few moments in a pub warms your toes. Planning on heading back to the Clarence for a nice dinner, staying at the Fitzwilliams off St. Stephan's Green. Dublin always feels like home to me.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 06:47 AM
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My favorite hard to get drink is the Muscadine Wine my Grandfather made. He is now gone and there is only a little bit left. We pull it out every Thanksgiving and everyone has a very small glass.

On another note, I did try a Whisky in Scotland and wish I had bought a bottle as I haven't found it elsewhere - Wallace. Does anyone know where to get this or am I doomed to return to Edinburgh? (poor me)

Old Dec 18th, 2001, 09:48 AM
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Brillante, a wine from Spain.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 11:36 AM
Bruce Hayes
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Pastis from my times in France and Pisco Sour from a visit to Peru two years ago. The latter can be lethal (particularly when you wake up the next morning). I think Pisco is some kind of brandy, common throughout South America.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 11:36 AM
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A black and velvet at O'Neills in Dublin.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 01:21 PM
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Absinthe in Prague. It's the nectar of Van Gogh and the Moulin Rouge. Fabulous.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 01:24 PM
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Um....you can get Absinthe in Prague (where it is most famous for NEVER banning it) and now London. Portugal is another place, but it's not the ONLY place....Dennis.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 02:55 PM
Pastis Patty
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Ricard Pastis!

Also, REAL hard cider.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 02:58 PM
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I fell in love with Aperol and soda in Italy..referred to as a spritz. I only brought one bottle home because I thought I'd be able to get some in the states. I was wrong, they don't distribute here. Guess I'll have to go back!
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 03:01 PM
the continental
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Plum brandy from Romania.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 03:04 PM
mimi taylor
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You may buy Absinthe in spain also.
Other French drinks not available here:
Farigoule(a thyme flavored apertif)
Camaguise (a multi herb apertif)
suze ( popular parisian apertif -gentian flavored) and walnut wine.
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 03:33 PM
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walnut wine? I'm drooling...

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