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Favourite tipple?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 31 Jul 2007.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Following on from a thread about alcoholic units per week, what is your favourite non-heavy drink; you know, something to sip at and pass the time of day over lunch, with friends, at a barbie, etc?

    On a hot summer's day: Pimm's - the classic version. A good substitute is tinto verano (sp) a Spanish drink with equal measures of red wine and lemonade (or Sprite) with a generous helping of Vermouth, and some sliced fruit.
    Gin & tonic is never wrong. ;)
    A good (or bad) brandy on a cold, dark, wet, winter's evening, after an hour or two out on the bike, skiing, walking around the shops etc.
    A good real ale in the pub with mates.
    A good red at a dinner party (although Swedes don't really do them - they just get wrecked on the homemade moonshine!).

    What do you recommend to get into a state of inner contentment?

    And what do you take to limit the effects of a killer hangover? :biggrin:
    Neurofen and a few large glasses of water if I've got my wits about me, otherwise I suffer!
     
  2. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    London Pride or Bass. Or my homebrew Norfolk Ale. I have a pint right here now:biggrin:

    Resolve always cures the hangover issues for me:sad:
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Ok here are my tried and trusted tips:

    1) Don't get a hangover
    2) if that fails attempt not to mix your drinks
    3) Given that both the above often fail I suggest:

    a. Drink a big glass of full fat milk before drinking alcohol

    b. Take two tablets of Milk Thistle (herbal green alternative shops sell this) before drinking, one half way through the session and two in the morning.

    ...If you are anything like I used to be then there isn't any room in your fridge for milk because of the beer. In such circumstances you can rely on point 3)b. above, trust me on this those pills are the magic answer we all seek, they could make millions selling them as hangover cures but they arn't allowed to.
     
  4. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    You have to make sure it's really cheap 'DOn Simon' from a tetra brick though. And don't ever be tempted by Kalimotxo - cheap read wine and coke!

    I have to say I have a broad spectrum of alcoholic tastes:
    Gin and Tonic is a fine drink and enjoyable at anytime.
    Mead (warmed, with cloves and a bit of vodka) is a fantastic winter warmer.
    Czech lager. Manna from heaven. God definitely likes the Czechs.
    Red wine, Rioja or Argentine Malbec, great with dinner.
    And...alot of people won't like this but it's another Spanish favourite...whisky and fanta. Great on a night out (especially in Spain where the whisky is about a third of a bottle)
    Also a big fan of a nice real ale in a country pub.

    No cure for hangover though
     
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    Robinsons Best bitter (now re-branded as Unicorn) in the Bulls Head, Old Glossop. Paul keeps a truly delicious pint there.

    Bloody Mary with the usual ingredients plus chopped coriander. It's actually doing you good as you drink it. Vitamins.

    Spanish Brandy, preferably served in Spain for a proper measure.

    Joe from works homemade blackberry wine.

    G'n'T is never wrong. You're right there Davyo.

    Proper scrumpy with rats in it.

    An italian wine I can't recall but it's pink, sparkling, fruity and from the Veneto region. Hint of strawberries. Great light drinking. I've only ever had it there.

    Broughton's Scottish Oatmeal Stout.

    There's more but these are the top few and I've got stuff to do. Housework before I've earn't a vodka'n'V8 tropical.
     
  6. '51' - The proper Pernod. Ice, water ahhh! (Just finished my first of the day).

    I have a strange liking of Pelforth Brun - dark french beer served in as big a measure as possible.:biggrin:

    I'm not really fussy about beers - can never usually remember what I've been drinking...

    Hangover. Fizzy, soluble paracetemol and codeine - Boots specials. Quickly absorbed an don't hurt too much when they come whizzing back up ;)
     
  7. espresso
    americano
    double espresso

    cranberry juice is nice in the morning.

    L
     
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    I never used to like brandy (until I tried one that tasted just like brandy butter you have with the X-mas pudding) but cycling through Spain a few years ago, I couldn't get going in the morning until I'd had an Americano and a LARGE Magno or Osborne's brandy, for about £2.00! :biggrin:

    And monnet's right about the Dom Simon; cheap as chips and works like rocket fuel, metaphorically speaking! ;)
     
  9. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    A Good single malt whisky like Blair Atholl
     
  10. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Tea is my tipple of choice thesedays.

    I cured hangovers by stopping drinking in January of this year - never missed it and never felt better.

    Bren
     
  11. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Hot days: Bulmers' Organic Cider / Stowford Press Cider
    Cleaning bike: Pretty much any regular lager
    With food: Merlot
    Winter: Port
    Emergencies: Stolichnaya ;)

    None of these drinks combine very well - as long as I don't mix I don't usually get hungover.
     
  12. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Anything brown or red.
    Hic!
     
  13. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    DRINK !
    arse !
    DRINK !
    fek !
    DRINK!

    (In that order !!)
     
  14. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Longmorn Single malt, actually rather a long list of single malts, and 80-/
     
  15. starseven

    starseven Guest

    Any Suffolk Cider
    London Pride (having one now)
    Guinness
    Red wine (any)
    White wine (any)
    Famous Grouse

    But not all at once , although......