Cocktails and Drinking. The Best and Worst You've Ever Had?

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  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    Purple Rain is by far the most brutal drink I've ever had the pleasure of paying for in a bar. As far as I'm aware they only make them in one club in Aberdeen though - The Priory, the sleaziest club in the world. It's amazing.


    Anyway, shot of sambuca and a shot of Blue Bols Vodka in a wine glass. Swirl it around and set on fire, pour said liquid into a tumbler (creating the "purple rain") and extinguish the purple flames by holding the bell part of the wine glass over the tumbler creating a vacuum. Once the flame has gone out, place the wine glass on the bar top down to keep in all the gas. Down the mixture in the tumbler. It burns. Get a straw and bend it under the wine glass and suck all the fumes from the burning sambuca and vodka. It burns a lot. Now, with the wine glass still upside down pour the dribble of sambuca/vodka on to the base of the wine glass, get a small straw and snort the dregs from the glass.


    And now you're smashed from £2.50. Amazing.



    Anyone else done this? What have you done?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am a top shelf kind of girl. In other words, anything with bottom of the line booze is the worst.
    The best, gosh maybe I'll start making a list. ;)
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Holy. Crap. Thats amazing.
     
  4. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    There's something about the simplicity and purity of an ice-cold margarita on a hot summer day. I've enjoyed lots of good ones, and even a few bad ones. The absolute best ones I make myself, but the best at a restaurant is a Chili's Top-Shelf; the worst ones are any of those God-awful pre-mix gallon buckets that you add tequila and freeze.
     
  5. macidiot macrumors 6502a

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    That drinking process is insane.

    Best unusual drink I've had? A Singapore Sling. But good luck finding a well made one. I was on a thing for awhile where I would rate bars by their ability to even make one. Most don't know how.

    fyi, a cocktail technically is a drink with more than 2-3 ingredients. Otherwise it's usually a highball. Gin and tonic, Vodka/cranberry, vodka/soda, all highballs.

    As for me, I usually stick to simple stuff. Top shelf scotch or bourbon, simple vodka drinks, beer.

    The worst drink I've had... so many I can't remember. But I did one time combine all the alcohol and mixers that was left over at the end of a night because we were still thirsty. It ended up looking and tasting like root beer. Drunken, home made equivalent of a Long Island Iced Tea I suppose. But it didn't taste bad, so hard to say it was the worst. Probably the worst for you though.
     
  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    The worst? I don't remember the name but it was a shot of everclear with a splash of grenadine tossed in to make me not realize what I was about to imbibe.


    The Best? Hand Grenades at Tropical Isle in New Orleans.
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    My bartender friend once made an "Ecto-cooler" for my cousin. When asked what's in it, he replied "... stuff". Yes, it was green.
    There's also the Birthday Shot. Take a large shot glass (wide, not tall), pour 1 shot of Jack Daniel's into it. Take a small snifter, pour a shot of Sambuca into it. Place it on its side on top of the shot glass, and light it.
    To drink: blow out the flame, pour the Sambuca into the Jack, inhale the aroma (I don't know why), then drink.

    Crap like that is why I stick to beer, bourbon, and gin.




    Okay, the odd Irish car bomb too...
     
  8. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    worst was a flaming sambuca, forgot to blow the flame out and burnt my lip. Was pretty drunk at the time.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    My favorite is still a manhattan. Bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters and a dash of cherry juice. Awesome.
     
  10. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    lee: I've never heard of putting cherry juice in a Manhattan. I'll have to try it.

    My favorite drink shifts around quite a bit. I usually like something for about a month and then go off on its taste... so I have sort of a cycle going. For a while I liked to have Manhattans, then I moved on to gin & tonics... lately I've been more into spiking drinks with coffee.
     
  11. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh, I forgot the name of the other worst drink I've ever had. You take a shot of everything from the top shelf and put it in a pint glass and then add Red Bull to fill it to the top. Then you have to drink it in one go.


    It's a coming of age tradition, supposedly the first drink you should ever have in a pub when you turn 18.


    Anyone know what it's called?
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    We sound like the same person. I usually have gin in the summer. In the winter Manhattans are the best- they warm your toes. As for the cherry juice- all you need is a tiny bit.
     
  13. Butthead macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, my friend with whom I make wine by the barrel in his garage (top notch source of Central Calif or Sonoma Cty grapes), likes to insult me by calling me "mr top-shelf". Best 'buzz' per se would probably be the head rush from a Tete du Cuvee Champagne, like the usuals...Cristal, DP, Krug Clos des Mesnil, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blc. de Blc, or even the artsy Artist Collection. Not a fan of the Salon style of Blanc de Blanc pure Chardonnay based, though, even if it has become very trendy/hip among wine connoisseurs. For the real bling-bling crowds now, Krug has released a 100% Pinot Noir based Champagne from a single-vineyard source that only costs $3,000 a bottle :eek:.

    http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Features/0,1197,4080,00.html

    Combine natural carbonation from secondary fermentation in the bottle, top notch Champagne has very tiny, pinpoint bubbles that tickle/tease your palate with yumminess and allow *fast* absorption of the alcohol (works great for tup parties Jess ;0 ), which gives you a unique exhilarating light-headed buzz. Not recommended for New Years, as this will result in horniness and possible pregnancy ;).

    Most crude drink (OP sounds damn sickening, might as well do that 'barsoap' toxic hash they have in England...or just be a huffer of petrol like the Aborigines of Australia have a drug problem with...not stop brain damage, much worse than the grey cells killed with each drink of alcohol),

    I've done was on my 21st B-day when I was up at a mountain cabin, decided to go down to the local market, where they just happened to have a bottle of Bacardi 151 rum. 2-liter bottle of coke, mixed with 1/2 bottle rum that went down in less than an 1hour...wandered around under moonlight all by myself through the forest pine trees in the cold of the night, before luckily not falling into a steep dry stream-bed, or otherwise injuring myself, before stumbling back into the cabin 2hrs later only to puke my guts out into a metal waste paper basket...3 times over the next hour. Woke up with very sore stomach the next morning and made it to the toilet to puke what little liquids where still left in my stomach...what fun, wasn't pretty! (never again, hard-liquor and I do not mix well, as I found out a few times later, when smaller amounts $200 btls of Cognac and others had the same type of stomach exiting properties on me ;) ).

    Nowadays, I stick to wine exclusively, 16-18% alc, late harvest Zinfandels which pack a potent enough kick for me.
     
  14. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    There is the bar back home that made an AMF "Adios Mother F----" It looked like windex and tasted like that blue winter fresh chewing gum. not a good drink IMHO. I stick to highballs, good liquor and good beer.
     
  15. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a student, I'm expected to drink "sickening" drinks.
     
  16. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    There's an amazing cocktail bar in Manchester called SocioRehab. They will make you anything you like, even if you just have a vague description.

    It's very hard to find (there's not actually a sign on the building) but when you are inside it is just like sitting in someones living room. About £6 ($12) a drink so not too pricey either.

    They have some fun ones that have glo-sticks and wham bars in them :). A good place to go on a date.
     
  17. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    richardjames? Is it just coincidence that you have the same name as Aphex Twin?

    Aphex Twin on Amazon
     
  18. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    My goodness a lot of you people seem to enjoy lighting your drinks on fire! I thought that only happened on YouTube! ;)
     
  19. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I don't normally drink very heavily, nor very often. I like a good London Dry gin, like Bombay Sapphire, although Beefeater is acceptable. Gin and tonic for the former, Tom Collins for the latter.

    However, when it's "on", I will destroy your family and eat your kids. I'll lay out a line of Canadian Prairie Fires as far as the eye can see, and they will be the instrument of your doom.

    A Prairie Fire is a shot of hard liquor and hot sauce. A Canadian Prairie fire is Jack and Tabasco Sauce in a 1:1 ratio. I'm a lumberjack, baby. After I'm done with you, I'm going to go chop down a great oak with my bare hands, and use to to fight a polar bear.
     
  20. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    lets just say that after a couple of years in college ive decided to give up on cheap plastic handles of alcohol. my friends would always rave about the deal they found on a plastic handle of vodka for $12.99, so you would feel guilty if you didnt drink. haha, nothing like drinking to get drunk....

    that said, the best ive prolly had was come cristal at this random party i was at in maryland. all the kids were sons and daughters of senators and congressmen, so their parents had the goods.
     
  21. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, we made sizzzurp once - take a spoonful of cough medicine, hold it in your mouth, take a measure of whiskey and hold that in your mouth. Shake your head. Swallow.


    Makes you feel quite inebriated.


    It can also be done with Vodka (vizzzurp), Gin (gizzzurp) or Budwieser (buzzzurp).



    It's all rather fantastic.
     
  22. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Best? A nice tall glass of a decent beer.

    Worst? A poorly mixed Jack and Coke made with fake Jack and store brand Cola. Yeah, not good.

    Sorry, not really a fan of mixed drinks :p
     
  23. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I ordered a rusty nail once because I was too drunk to remember what it was.

    Got to taste that one twice that night.
     
  24. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    :eek: you know you are legally allowed to shoot people who do that to you :D
     
  25. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Worst - water!


    Best - extra strong Long Island Iced-Tea (2 shots per spirit).


    EDIT: Following the fake JD stuff.

    A "friend" once made me a Jim Beam and diet Pepsi! :eek::(
     

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