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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:15 AM

What are good liquors for someone light weight?

I want to switch from beer to liquor but I don't know what to buy? I can't drink vodka, it makes me sick. I was thinking Baileys? I've had it before and it was yummy : )

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Reply What are good liquors for someone light weight? (Original post)
darkangel218 Jan 2013 OP
hrmjustin Jan 2013 #1
rug Jan 2013 #2
sendero Jan 2013 #27
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #3
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #5
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #6
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #9
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #11
narnian60 Jan 2013 #36
sendero Jan 2013 #28
sir pball Jan 2013 #42
geardaddy Jan 2013 #45
Paulie Jan 2013 #4
harmonicon Jan 2013 #22
eShirl Jan 2013 #7
sakabatou Jan 2013 #8
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #13
sakabatou Jan 2013 #15
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 #10
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #12
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LostinRed Jan 2013 #14
ellisonz Jan 2013 #16
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #18
sir pball Jan 2013 #43
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #44
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Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #19
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JoeyT Jan 2013 #21
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #32
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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:16 AM

1. I like Gin and Tonic.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:17 AM

2. 12 ounces of Glenlivet every morning.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:06 AM

27. that...

... oughta freaking do it!

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:19 AM

3. Caption Morgan's Spiced Rum mixes well with everything.

Baileys is good. But do you really want to drink that all evening?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:22 AM

5. I only had it once, so i dont know.

I'm trying to evolve from beer though. I guess anything will be better than beer : )

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:29 AM

6. Do you like sweet drinks or dry?

I don't drink much anymore but I did.

Played mixologist at more than one party.

I'll be happy to suggest drinks as long as I know what you like.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:32 AM

9. Sweet i guess. I was thinking to buy a bottle of Baileys tomorrow

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:38 AM

11. Go for it. Look around, ask questions. Liquor store owners love newbies.

Keep your Baileys refrigerated after opening.
Don't let it set too long before finishing the bottle.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:04 AM

36. It is loaded with calories if that matters to you.

A cheaper & better-tasting (imo) Irish cream is Carolyn's. For years I used to buy it for my coffee, but I like my coffee very sweet so would use a lot of it. Had to give it up because of weight gain (I love my rum & coke, too, so something had to go.)

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:07 AM

28. Why not try...

.. wine? You can get some really decent wine for only a few bucks a bottle nowadays. Some of it is quite yummy.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:24 PM

42. Captain still makes me retch

Bad night with it 12 years ago, I still just can't. And it's not like I'm a booze-snob, my most common liquor would be Jameson. Straight out of the bottle into a shot glass. Yes, I am a cook, why do you ask?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:18 PM

45. I like it. Caption Morgan.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:20 AM

4. Campari and Soda

lime twist

Once you're used to it, then Bombay Sapphire and Campari.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:27 AM

22. Just with soda and lime?

I've never tried it that way.

I like to mix it with vodka (I think gin is too strong of a taste already) and fruit juice; grapefruit or pineapple, depending on if you want tart or sweet along with the bitter from the Campari.

Great summer drink!

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:30 AM

7. Amaretto di Saronno

yummy enough for dessert

edit: they've changed their name to DISARONNO ORIGINALE since last I noticed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaretto#Disaronno_Originale


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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:31 AM

8. I've only had vodka (with juice) and a whiskey sour (which was awful)

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:40 AM

13. Ive had vodka in many ways. I get sick after drinking it, i think im alergic

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:45 AM

15. I usually just drink wine

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:33 AM

10. If you like the taste of licorice,

then absinthe might be the route to go. The only brand that I've tried is Lucid.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:39 AM

12. Isnt that drink illegal?

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:54 AM

17. Not anymore, but you might want to read up on it:

http://absinthe.msjekyll.com/usa.shtml

We aren't getting the hallucinogenic stuff but it has a high proof. I mix it with pineapple juice to mellow it out some.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:44 AM

14. Everything you can't go from lightweight to drunk otherwise

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:52 AM

16. Brandy or Cognac

I like Hennessy. Mix with Coke if you like - I also really like Hennessy with Jamaican ginger ale. I'm weird.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:58 AM

18. Baileys has an alcohol content that is closer to wine than liquor

Bourbon has to be my all time favorite liquor. There are a lot of top shelf ones that I like, but for everyday use I like either Makers Mark or Weller Special Reserve. Laird's Apple Brandy (7 1/2 years) is quite nice and not that expensive.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:26 PM

43. What he said

A Basil Hayden's Manhattan is my all-time favorite cocktail, hands-down. Plus you get to look super-classy while getting absolutely shitfaced!

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Response to sir pball (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:52 PM

44. I'm not big on cocktails

But I do like a Manhattan made with bourbon occassionally.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:20 AM

48. Wild Turkey 101 is my all time favorite bourbon.

I like to mix it with coke. It's good stuff, so you're not likely to end up with a headache the next day even of you over-indulge.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:28 AM

19. Tequila

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:20 PM

46. +1

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:16 AM

20. Jagermeister.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:17 AM

21. Rum is a good choice.

Gin is too, if you like the taste of juniper.

If you want to drink your liquor straight, Jaeger is a good choice. Malibu rocks, too. It's rum, but watered down slightly (30%ABV) and flavored. Malibu is also excellent for mixing, especially the Mango flavor.

American vodka is boat cleaner anyway until you get into the higher price ranges. It's not put through enough stripping runs and it tastes like sweaty socks soaked in nail polish remover.

Whatever you choose, be careful until you get used to what you're drinking. You'll get a lot drunker a lot faster off this than you do beer, and it's easy to go overboard.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:32 AM

32. There are some excellent American vodkas out there which are reasonably priced

Titos is a world class vodka that is made right here in Texas and it's priced with mid shelf vodkas. There are also some small batch vodkas being made in Texas that are quite good and reasonably priced.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:28 AM

23. Ether. (nt)

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:10 AM

24. To much sugar in Baileys (why yummy, hangover and crazy liquor if one drinks to much..

With vodka best to get high priced and high proof and put in freezer first or not do vodka especially cheap.

I used to like well made bloody Mary's with fine vodka's but that was a decade or more ago on special occasions and locations.

I only drink fine tequillas on occasion straight and from the freezer regards tio spirits.

I like some fine red wines (cabernet, mertot, pinot noir) but make no effort any more to partake regularly for decades now.

Light in weight , just realize the high impact relative to a large person that is a regular drinker of hard spirits.

Body mass, drinking habits, and metabolism counts and I say this as a 60 year old male in protection of the female gender.

There are some fine brandies and scotch. Absinth? lol Good vibes.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:59 AM

25. If you're trying to minimize your calorie-to-buzz ratio, avoid those creamy drinks

Lots of fat in Baileys. Maybe look into cultivating a martini habit. It's not just a social lubricant, it's also a fun hobby.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:19 AM

26. What's wrong with beer?

If I were a lightweight, I'd stay away from the liquor. Two drinks could get you shitty.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:49 AM

29. I would not drink just bailey's.

And I say this as an Irish-American lass who loves a good Irish coffee. It is too sweet and too heavy to drink straight.
Why do you want to switch from beer? What kind of beer are you drinking now? Even if you like sweeter drinks, there are routes you can take. I'm not the hugest liquor drinker, but I do like a vodka tonic, vodka and OJ, or a cosmopolitan. I also love excellent tequila, but abhor cheap stuff.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:21 AM

30. if you're in PA

this stuff is good... (ROOT organic liquor)
http://www.artintheage.com/spirits-landing/root/#



and this if you have lots of money



and besides that... Woodchuck makes really good Hard Cider

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:20 AM

31. Jameson

No-brainer.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:36 AM

34. It's a good time of the year for Irish coffee

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:35 AM

33. Midori or Ameretto

Midori or Ameretto are tasty if you like sweet drinks. But I don't drink much so there might be better things out there.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:42 AM

35. St Patrick's day is coming soon ...

... a Pub Crawl is a perfect opportunity to sample as many different liquors as possible in the shortest amount of time.

Cheers!

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:38 AM

37. Vodka and Cranberry juice.

Very refreshing drink. I'm a beer drinker, but when I don't want a beer, this is what I order.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:55 AM

38. Go with Wine - The Classy way to get shit faced!

 

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:23 PM

39. malort

 

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:26 PM

40. MELONCELLO ..... you will absolutely love it

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:34 PM

41. I misread your post and read all the replies with the misreading still in my head

I thought it said: "What are good liquors for someone to lose weight?"

and I was like "Whaaaaa....? There's a liquor diet??? Why don't I know about this?!"

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:43 PM

47. Red Stag, a black cherry bourbon...........

no ice, just good for sipping. Or some home made moonshine, of which I just poured some for myself.

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:39 AM

49. Why drink at all? Switch to virgin Marys or Shirley Temples or soda water with lemon.

Now if you're talking for medicinal purposes....a nice liquer in the evening is nice. Creme de mint, schnapps, Kahlua, etc. Mixed with milk or straight. They have a low alcohol content.

If you insist on drinking, what you drink depends on where you are. If you're playing pool in a sports bar, you probably don't want something sweet or fancy. You need a guy's drink. Whiskey, bourbon, scotch, vodka. I'm a weakling alcohol-wise, but I love an occasional dark beer, or liquer (for medicinal purposes, of course )

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:42 AM

50. My wife is a lightweight

and she likes tequila sunrises. Tequila, orange juice and grenadine for color. She makes 'em weak though.

We like Herradurra Tequila.

Hendricks is a good gin.

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