View Poll Results: Your drink of choice?
Beer 55 31.25%
White Wine 4 2.27%
Red Wine 20 11.36%
Port (or other fortified wine) 3 1.70%
Bourbon 17 9.66%
Scotch 9 5.11%
Irish Whiskey 7 3.98%
Rye 2 1.14%
Other type of whisky 1 0.57%
Gin 5 2.84%
Rum 8 4.55%
Vodka 15 8.52%
Tequila/Mezcal 8 4.55%
Brandy/Cognac 2 1.14%
Liqueur (specify) 2 1.14%
Other 11 6.25%
I think Prohibition should be revived 7 3.98%
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:04 PM
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What is your drink of choice?


What is the one drink you place above all others, the one drink you couldn't (or would much rather not) go without? Your favorite drink.

For poll purposes I am only listing major categories. Choose the main component; you may name a specific drink in a post if it involves mixing.
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I not seeing a poll here.
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The poll option takes a few minutes to show up after the OP is posted.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:16 PM
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This is easy for me, beer. Not only is it quaffable in large quantities, but it has the widest range of flavors of all the alcoholic beverages listed. I could never get sick of beer.
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I wouldn't drink anything exclusively, but I would prefer red wine. Though not all reds.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:18 PM
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Beer, wonderful beer.
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2% milk.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:20 PM
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I'm a bourbon guy...but not a purist. I mix with Coke (or other cola-like product). Am surprised no one has voted for Prohibition yet. Figure someone will do it just to be a smartass.
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Beer, really don't like the taste of wine or liquor.
Anchor Steam is my always-in-the-fridge beer plus trips to BevMo for single bottles of different beers to try.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:24 PM
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Me too, Oak. Standard drink is 101 and diet coke.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:31 PM
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I really can't stand most beer. I've been able to tolerate wheat beers and even find them more or less enjoyable, but it's a lot of work to do so.

On the other hand, I really like Captain and Coke, margaritas, and most other hard liquors either neat or straight up.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:37 PM
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Don't make me choose!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:52 PM
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Vodka is the booze in my cocktail of choice, Cape Codder.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:12 PM
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Champagne.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:17 PM
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I voted for bourbon, but red wine is a tie or close second.
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Malibu and pineapple juice is my go to drink when I'm out.
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Irish, please. I like Tullamore Dew 12 year old Special Reserve when I can get it, but I'll gladly take Tully regular in a chilled glass(no ice!).
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I drink beer in the largest quantity, but I could leave it behind. If I had to.

I had to think for a moment between bourbon and tequila. I went with tequila because I'm willing to pay $70+ for my favorite bottle and rarely, if ever, spend $40 or more on bourbon. I can't appreciate the subtleties as well and tend to mix it more often.

Also, I feel strongly that different liquors, and beers of different brewing styles, have different effects on the drinker. I love the way tequila makes me feel and I'm yet to regret any decisions made under it's influence.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:31 PM
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I picked brandy/cognac, although I actually drink armangac. That's the one bottle I almost always have at home, although I always have a bottle of wine or twenty in my closet at home as well.

That said, I could live without it, or any drinks, but prefer armangac/cognac, single malt scotches, bourbons, red wine, good port and beer. Which I prefer is usually a function of my mood and the occasion.
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I love the way tequila makes me feel and I'm yet to regret any decisions made under it's influence.
Funny; everyone I know would say exactly the opposite.
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I picked Irish whiskey, though I'm also partial to scotch (single-malt, not too peaty), and have recently become a fan of Captain and (Diet) Coke. And, there's always a beer, too.
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DCnDC unfortunately, me as well. I've only got a couple friends willing to drink more than a shot with me, and even than, only on occasion

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In order of preference:

Single-malt scotch (Glenmorangie Port Wood, Balvenie Double Wood, and Macallan are faves)
Irish Whiskey
Small batch bourbons
Red Wine
Microbrews (lighter during warmer months, darker during cooler months)
White Wine
Vodka martini (preferably Grey Goose, dirty)
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As the size of my gut can attest, I am a beer man.
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Beer. I like a lot of different styles but tend to gravitate towards IPAs and Belgian styles.

For hard liquor, gin and tonic.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:54 PM
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Vodka. I hate beer, I hate wine, rum and bourbon make me sick... but vodka I can drink until the cows come crawling through the door at 4am vomiting all over the carpet.
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Beer, especially IPAs. I like beers that are especially hoppy.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:42 PM
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My #1 is Jameson's or Tully neat, water back. A decent bourbon would be a close second. #3 would be Tennessee whiskey. I think I see a trend here.

Beyond whisk(e)y, I enjoy an occasional gin and tonic in the warmer months, a decent cab, merlot, pinot or Austrian white for wine.

On the rare occasions that I drink anything else, it's usually a liquer with coffee after dinner. Not so much a drink as a dessert.
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Dr Pepper.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:19 PM
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Beer for now, but scotch is coming on strong.
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I have a few go-tos when I'm out, but I voted for liquor (other) since my main one of those is amaretto on the rocks.

I try so very hard, but I just can't get in to beer, so I often feel a little lost when we go out to bars - much of the time I just volunteer to DD so that I can sidestep the "what to drink" problem without much concern (we mostly go to college-town type bars. Not dives, exactly, but not ones with a huge selection of drinks). I'll get a Woodchuck if it's available (almost always the cider they have at bars, if they have a cider), or a vodka spritzer if I'm feeling girly. But if I'm out someplace respectable and not feeling complicated, amaretto on the rocks is probably my fav.

Lately at home, I've been making myself a drink that is an abomination to all that is good about whiskey - it's the most girl-ied version of a Manhattan ever. I take a couple shots of honey whiskey, a glog of vermouth, and a splash of blood orange bitters I picked up on a clearance rack, and shake with ice. I then pour it into a chilled martini glass that I've rimmed with - I kid you not - pomegranate flavored sugar. My two "I'll drink anything you put in front of me" friends threw their hands up after one sip of that thing (which meant I got three that night!). I've had candy that's less sweet than that drink, but I just can't stop making it.

I've also been into sweet tea vodka (served slightly watered down over ice), and Bailey's (served neat or over ice) lately. The Bailey's sometimes gets an extra shot of honey whiskey.
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I voted for tequila, but I don't really have a strong opinion on the matter.
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Depends on my mood and context.

Context: If other people are largely having a particular drink, then, I'll just have that too.

Mood: If I haven't been drinking in awhile, and I don't want to get too drunk, or too drunk quickly, or just want to be sociable, then a/some beer/s. Or, like, if I am specifically craving beer.

Or, if I'm not in the mood at all, or haven't been drinking in a while, something not alcoholic at all. Or if I am feeling social pressure not to drink something alcoholic or it's otherwise inappropriate.

Or if I'm specifically craving something else specific, or if, I'm specific curious about some particular drink I haven't tried before, or if, I'm specifically nostalgic about something, or if it's a particular holiday or season for which a particular drink is appropriate, then...

But, if, I'm just trying to get inebriated, then vodka seems to be the obvious slash default choice. It can either be used straight or with a chaser to get a drunk on, or else, it can be mixed with various other things to get a buzz slower and with more interestingness or more tastiness.

I'm still curious about the whole "scotch and cigar" thing. If anyone wants to enlighten me as to single vs multi malt, on the rocks vs straight up, cigar vs no cigar, go ahead. It might not end up being my thing, but I'd like to experience it first hand at some point.

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2% milk.
Are you, by any chance, a PI?


But, I like beer.

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I like beer. it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer. it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (makes him feel mellow)
Whiskey's too rough, champagne costs too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain as a matter of fact i like beer

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Vodka. I hate beer, I hate wine, rum and bourbon make me sick... but vodka I can drink until the cows come crawling through the door at 4am vomiting all over the carpet.
I seriously lol'd.

Sehmket, if you like sweet tea vodka, and you like whiskey, you reallyreallyreally should try whiskey with iced tea. I like having the tea as a chaser to a shot, but that's just how I roll. In fact, came into this thread to say that's my current drink of choice. (Voted "bourbon" but that's b/c the cheap stuff I can afford is bourbon.)
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Red wine, though no one who sees me out regularly would believe it. I drink beer/shots in bars, because I will drink too much red wine and pay for it mercilessly the next day.

But with dinner, or sat at home with friends - red wine.
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Ice cold milk.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:43 PM
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Beer. It is a quaff with staying power. Martini and hard liquor drinkers are not looking for staying power. It is like the new drinkers who drink shots. They are trying to quickly get someplace. No fun.
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Beer. Specifically Bear Republic Racer 5.
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Single-malt scotch (Glenmorangie Port Wood, Balvenie Double Wood, and Macallan are faves) >snip!<
Kolga, i think we were separated at birth.
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Beer drinker here as well. Qualified by stating it is usually microbrews that I migrate to. Most commercial beers I don't care for but will drink if that is what is offered by my host. But a good beer just hits the spot for me, especially if it is cold. My local favorite that I have been enjoying for the last couple of months is Manny's Pale Ale. It has been here in Seattle for awhile, but my local brewpub out where I live, finally started carrying it.

6 more hours until I can get one though

I do drink wine but it isn't my first choice. Red if I do drink it though. White wine just doesn't do it for me at all.

Rarely drink hard liquor but if I do it is a marg or a gin and tonic. I found a gin I really enjoy quite a bit (209 out of San Francisco) but other then that I tend to stay away from hard liquor. I do like shots of Cinammon Whiskey over ice now and again, sort of like melted Red Hots.
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Hard cider is my favorite, but an occasional Guinness or whiskey is good, too.
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Margarita. Frozen. No salt.
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Kolga, i think we were separated at birth.
Yay, another single-malt female! My gender usually gets a raised eyebrow when I order.
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Margaritas, frozen is delightful but on the rocks is quicker, as long as there's salt I'm happy.
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If I had to choose one and only one, I'd stick with beer. So many wonderful varieties.
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Heroin.

Seriously I have to say beer, but I agree with Silenus post 12 above. But beer is what I've drunk the most, my muse and my curse all in one.
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