questionswhat is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?

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I was born, raised, and still reside in what is known to many as the Beer Capital of the World. Beer is my drink of choice hands down. I think that if people got themselves weaned off that pee-pee water known as bud light, the US would have a better understanding of how great beer can be.

I go to bars where I could be there every day of the year, and try something different each of those days. So me saying I have a favorite beer would be a lie, I simply haven't tried them all to make up my mind. My everyday inexpensive beer of choice is a Miller High Life, it changes from time-to-time.

@okham, bloody's are my second (w/ Luksusowa only)

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I like a variety of beers, whiskey, ect., but the drink I'm most likely to crave is a good spicy Bloody Mary. Yum. Who's up for breakfast? :)

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Yuengling American Lager is my go to beer but I like Stella Artois, Imperial, Smithwicks, Killians, Corona, and might even drink a Miler Lite if thats all thats there. Depends on the weather and if i am eating or just drinking. There are a lot of micro brews I like that I am not going to mention. I think that beer would be my beverage of choice even if it did not have alcohol.

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DH loves a good strong beer. We love to visit bar/micro-breweries to try their "flights" of different beers. He's not crazy about the wheat beers, preferring the darker ones, but I rather like them,'

Having said that, I'm more of a flavored martini kind of girl. A "friend" told me that the Cosmo is passe, but it's still my go-to drink if I don't think of anything else. Recently found a blueberry lemon drop that was yummy, too. One of my happiest conference-going memories was sitting with a group of friends from around the country (and world) at a martini bar in Miami ordering one of everything on the drink list and passing them around for everyone to sample. Yum! And they don't have to be fruity. I also love a good dirty martini (emphasis on GOOD - some are just nasty!).

Oh, and I tip my hat to the Bloody Mary. There was a thread about this here.

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I adore beer, the more complex and tasty, the better. My current All-Time-Favorites (subject to change according to mood) are Trippel Karmeliet (tastes like caramel!), Anderson Valley's Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout (tastes like a dark chocolate oatmeal cookie!), and New Glarus' Cherry Belgian Red (tastes like carbonated cherry slurried angels partying on your tongue!).

In the colder months, I am also very much a fan of port. For daily sipping ports, lately I prefer Noval Black (cherries, dark chocolate, midnight kisses) or Grahams 20 year tawny (apricots, caramel, harvest fields at sunrise). For more special occasaions I've got some aged and aging bottles of rubies in the basement.

And for mixed drinks, I love sloe gin fizzes, Boston flips (whisky sour with egg white), Frisco and Pisco sours (lemon lime bourbon sugar stuff egg white concoctions that taste like heavenly alcoholic key lime custard cloud fluff). Omnomnomnom!!

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Hendricks gin is the winner by far. Can't say I have a favorite scotch but I do dabble in them and assorted other mixed drinks. I'm a sucker for a good Gimlet or Moscow Mule.

I am also a pretty big beer snob. Right now, as with every Christmas, my favorite is Great Lakes Brewery Christmas Ale. Had to drive to 10 stores to find it and it was only in a case. Then I had to get my girlfriend to wrap up a 6 pack for me so I could fly it in her checked bag since Missouri doesn't get GL. My every day beer is normally High Life or I play 6 pack roulette and pick whatever craft brew is on special that day.

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@dravack Angry Orchard isn't terrible as far as mass-produced hard cider goes. The flavour's definitely heartier and thicker than most of the thin, stony ciders one finds at a generic bar. What I like about it? I can order it with a shot of frangelico and mix it in to taste, and it's just like a caramel apple. Delicious!

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Not a fan of beer , but Tucher Weiss with a squeeze of lemon I find I like, as well as Paulaner's Oktoberfest.
I'm a fan of Sangiovese and also gin, Bombay Blue Sapphire and Dry Fly Washington Dry Gin in particular.

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Three fingers of Templeton Rye whiskey. No water, no ice, no stones.

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I'm a huge drinker, I pound it all! My choice for beer is Leinenkugels Honey Weiss, it rules. My choice of hard stuff (diesel) is single malt scotch on the rocks.

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I'll drink just about anything, but my favorite choice is always Jack and Coke.

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Cheap booze always tastes horrible. I'm not much of a drinker myself but a nice fancy beer (not too dark) or a nice bourbon is good with me.

Blue Moon is a winner in my book. I'd suggest trying a few different things in small amounts to just figure out what you enjoy. I personally don't like hoppy beers, so I stay away from IPAs and the likes. You might be the same.

Next time you're at a bar, try a Jameson on the rocks. It's a good, smooth drink that's not too hard on the wallet. You could try Jack as well, but I'm personally not a fan of it straight. Mixed drinks (rum and coke, for example) can help you get used to the bite of alcohol as well.

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@dw1771: Really? That stuff beat out Smirnoff Ice for the worst liquor ever made. Sure its as delicious as kool aid, but gut rot will arrive before any buzz.

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Woodchuck Cider is my general go to bottle. I love their Raspberry especially. Strongbow if I'm with my husband because it reminds him of home.

Not a big fan of beer, generally. I did like Wild Blue because it tasted very strongly of blueberries, so I do wonder if there's anything else similar like that. I do have to be careful though because I react to certain malt beverages with a really awful rash.

I typically like a lot of the girly drinks, too. Vodka is my favorite generally as far as spirits go. I've grown fond of the Pinnacle brand's fun flavors. Cake, Gummy, Pumpkin Pie vodka? Yum yum yum.

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Single malt - the older the better.

Barring a bottomless wallet, though, sweet wines (e.g. riesling) and then any beer that doesn't make me smack my tongue. I hate hops.

Also: Jack and coke, to hop on the coke wagon.

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I stick to the movie drinks. Vodka martini, shaken and very dirty. Also the occasional white russian, but depends where I am and where the evening is going. I have a sweet tooth and dont drink often, so I don't feel bad going for them. G&T is my go-to if I am feeling more self conscious at the bar in question, still refreshing.

I like the odd scotch and cigar, but only on special occasions. I love tasting the oak in the whiskey, goes great with the cigar.

I think our tastes are similar when it comes to beer vs mixed drinks. There is a reason i don't drink much, which is usually why I find myself up at 4:20 as well sometimes.

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Interesting. I got introduced to the world of beer through wheat beers (like Paulaner, Hoegaarden, Blue Moon, etc). They have lighter flavors and sit well. I still have a soft spot for them, though they are not my favorite any more.

I like lagers and pale ales and ESBs and such now. I also like whiskeys a lot.

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Absolut Vodka Martini - Shaken and dirty. Good drink and fun to order and say

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Wine
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
White: Sauvignon Blanc
Liquor
Single malt scotch
Beer
Redhook ESB, Anchor Steam, Fuller's London Pride

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M/D 20/20 as near to freezing as possible.

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I'm not a big fan of alcohol, but I love a good, strong margarita.

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I like a good old bucks fizz, AKA a mimosa.

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TEQUILA!!!!

I prefer Anejo's. The "special occasion" tequila for me is Don Julio 1942. When we go on vacation there is this one tequila bar that serves Herradura Seleccion Suprema. WOW!!! Best tequila I have ever had!

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@coondogg97: I second your choice on tequila. Centenila Anejo is my choice, but Herradura is good, as well. Straight up, and ice cold. Slides down so easy. Yum! I miss drinking sometimes...

Beer of choice: Shiner (bottle) or Guiness (draft).

Wine: No thanks.

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Woot wine!!! I'm pretty much stuck on reds, moderate to heavy. Pinots are my favorite: I'm in love with the Expressions from the Pacific Northwest.

I also like heaver ales. The Sam Adams Oktoberfest is one of my favorites.

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@zapp brannigan: Used to be Captain and Coke for me, too. Then I discovered Captain and Dr. Pepper, and I haven't gone back for a Coke since.

And whee, look at all the answers a question about alcohol brings!

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#1 - vodka tonic
#2 - vodka martini...dirty as hell

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Rum, with a capital Aahhrrrr!

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. End of conversation

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@jezebelseven: Yum! Woodchuck cider and Strongbow cider!

I discovered that a local pub has offers a pear cider on draft. Dangerously good!

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@jezebelseven: Silly reason to buy a drink but hey its cider can't be that bad. Though there is michelob ultra light cider. Tried it once at outback and it alright but kinda meh compared to Blummers or Woodchuck IMO.

If your serious about finding the Orchard. http://angryorchard.com/#!/find-angry-orchard/

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rusty nails (scotch and drambuie)

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I'm a craft beer kinda guy if I have to pick. I also kinda like Scotch on occasion.

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@studerc: I haven't tried Templeton. Don't think I've even seen it, and I go out of my way to find new Rye. What's the price like?

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Bulleit Rye Whiskey on the rocks.

Or a good Manhattan. Preferably with rye but also with any good whiskey.

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@bingo969: Standard 750 mL bottle will run you anywhere from $35-$45 depending on what establishment you purchase it from. I thoroughly enjoy it.

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Bloody Mary. I like to try them in different places and parts of the country to see the different twists they put on them. Plus they're great breakfast drinks. Best I've had is at the Frosty Bar in Put in Bay.

Second would be cheap beer. Can't stand the fancy stuff. Yuengling is about as top shelf as I'll go.

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I never developed a taste for anything alcoholic. So all I drink is one of those tiny communion cups of what I'm told is not great red wine just about the first Sunday of every month. My church does offer grape juice but between the kids and pregnant women, they occasionally run low, so I drink the wine. At least the bread used it really good.

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I may not be from the south, but I'm a bourbon man through and through.

Now where'd my sister get to?

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@ptucker2: I love MOST of the Great Lakes Brewing Co. beers. When spring rolls around make you you try the "Holy Moses White" brew. It is the best beer I have ever tried. EVER!

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I'm not a big drinker, but if I'm out at dinner and drinks are being had, I won't say no to a nice mojito.

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@dravack: I haven't tried it but I am a HUGE sucker for cool art on bottles so I might have to track that down, haha!

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As a college student, I like my drinking to be as efficient as possible, so I tend to stick with stronger mixes like long islands.

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Fuzzy navel if I am driving. Straight peach or hairy navel if I am not. I do not drink much but generally choose the schnaaps when I do.

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I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Yuengling Traditional Lager.
Bud Light w/ Lime.
Rum & Coke.
Jack Daniels straight up.
...in that order.

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Anything red from wine.woot! (that ships to Maryland, that is)

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@housry23: I have had it and I'm not a big fan. Wasn't Holy Moses a year round one for a long time? Would rather just get a random than have it again. :)

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Moonshine, hot off the still. It has flavors that are ephemeral. After sitting in a jug for even a day, many of the flavors of fresh shine vanish.