Drinking

crazycat

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How often do you drink? and how much?

I think i am normal, i drink 2 times a week normaly but when i travel i will normally drink everyday. I migth have 6-8 beers on Friday and 12 on tuesday or something like that. Some of my friends drink daily, 12 beers everyday since i knew them some drink once a week. One only drinks whine while others drink anything (and i mean anything)

I am a beer guy, i love Becks, Amstel and any kinda of German beer. I sometimes mix Scotch and bubble water but thats once in a bluemoon.


So whats your fav drink and how much is enough for you?
 

iMeowbot

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A few times a year, if that. At that frequency, two drinks are more than enough.
 

Veldek

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I usually don't drink, just one beer when watching football or some cocktails or longdrinks (2 or 3) when I meet with friends on the weekends, but nothing excessive.
 

WildCowboy

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How old are you? That's not normal...even for a college student. The average US college student has about 1.5 drinks per week. Even frequent binge drinkers, who are only 20% of the student population, only average 14.5 drinks per week.

I usually have maybe 2 drinks a week. Once every 3-4 months I'll have a night when I drink 5-10. Almost never more than that.
 

bartelby

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I drink pretty much everyday. Maybe 4 -6 bottles of Beck's.
Favourite drink depends on mood:

I nice bottle of Australian Shiraz for an evening listening to music.
Black Sheep beer for watching movies.
Balvenie or Oban Whisky sometimes

Potent Long Island Iced Teas in the summer

Samuel Smiths Soveriegn Bitter when I'm out.
 

runplaysleeprun

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I drink maybe 2-3 days a week, sometimes only one day a week. Go out with the rugby team after practice on a thursday, usually between 5-10 beers (miller lite, $1.50 special). When I was younger, I never drank too much beer, it was mostly hard alcohol. Which, I suppose, is how a lot of kids start.
 

crazycat

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WildCowboy said:
How old are you?
23 nearly, and i do not really see myself drinking much. Tonight i will have maybe 8 cans of beer, in 3-4 days i might have another 8. Althou most people do not drink much i am surrounded with people who drink a lot and maybe because of that i see that drinking twice a week is not "that" much.
 

liketom

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go out to the pub twice a week for a few beers and bottles , at home i have few whisky's (Vat 69)twice a week and maybe a bottle of red at weekends with my Mrs

needless to say my week fly's by :D
 

apachie2k

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i'm 18 and have been drinking at the table from a very young age, i don't binge drink, i don't get drunk... and there are sometimes i don't drink...i don't have a temper tantrum... it's something that should be respected and appriciated..
 

Foxglove9

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I really never drank at all until I hit my late 20's when I realized how stressful life is and how well alcohol works to alleviate that stress ;)

With that said, I never ordered a drink ever in my life, usually someone buys it for me. And never beer, I hate it. Mixed fruity drinks are most ideal for my tastes.
 

iBlue

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Lately - a couple times a week.

Favourite drink is probably a Cosmopolitan. (a dolled up martini of sorts) It usually only takes a couple of those and it becomes difficult to function properly so that usually does it for me.
 

dalvin200

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used to go out almost daily at uni..

then go a job after uni.. went out maybe 2 or 3 times with work mates

got married - drank a little less

got a kid - drink a little more :)

tend to go out maybe once a month with friends, otherwise we have a few beers/wines/vodka's at home and friends/relatives come round once a week or so..

more into responsible drinking after quite a few drunken mishaps earlier in life.. :D

still.. no regrets whatsoever..
 

beatsme

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bartelby said:
I drink pretty much everyday. Maybe 4 -6 bottles of Beck's.
Favourite drink depends on mood:

I nice bottle of Australian Shiraz for an evening listening to music.
Black Sheep beer for watching movies.
Balvenie or Oban Whisky sometimes

Potent Long Island Iced Teas in the summer

Samuel Smiths Soveriegn Bitter when I'm out.
that Yellowtail Shiraz is really good, isn't it? It's good with dinner or after.

eh...don't really drink more than a couple of days (2 or 3) a week. Typically, if I have no intention of catching a buzz then I won't drink at all. I mean, what's the point otherwise? And even then, 3 glasses of wine is about all I want.
 

bartelby

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beatsme said:
that Yellowtail Shiraz is really good, isn't it? It's good with dinner or after.

I can't find Yellowtail anymore:(

Rosemount Estate's Shiraz (the one with the black diamond label) is my favourite!
 

dcv

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crazycat said:
How often do you drink? and how much?
It varies... anything from zero or a couple of drinks during the week (maybe a cheeky Cosmopolitan or a Baileys or couple of glasses or wine) to a huge Friday/Saturday night binge. But I don't do that very often at all these days.

crazycat said:
So whats your fav drink and how much is enough for you?
A Cosmopolitan or an Espresso Martini. You can never have too many Cosmos ;) :D
 

emw

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I don't drink very often - perhaps a beer with my Friday pizza or at a get-together. I haven't been much of a drinker since my college days, which were longer ago than I'd like.

My favorite beer is LaChouffe, but that's (1) expensive, and (2) almost too much for me to drink in one sitting as it's 750ml or something. So I generally settle for a Leinenkugel Red or similar fare.
 

miniConvert

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dcv said:
It varies... anything from zero or a couple of drinks during the week (*snip*) to a huge Friday/Saturday night binge. But I don't do that very often at all these days.
Oo that's quite like me. I tend to get through one or two something-or-others during the week... Quinns Blackberry & Blueberry (entirely from fruit, even the alcohol, 1 unit/bottle) is just delish :D

Talking of binges... first one in a long time coming up this weekend.
 

dsnort

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It's an evolutionary thing. Used to drink once or twice a month, then maybe once a week at dinner out with the in-laws. Then I started keeping a bottle at the house, would last a month or so. Suddenly was going through two bottles of bourbon a week. That realization was.... disconcerting. Now back to once or twice a month, don't keep it around the house.

EDIT: Even at my worst, seldom had a hangover. A trick I learned in college, a couple of aspirin or tylenol sometime during the evening.