drink (was Re: Klava Recipies)

Thu Mar 20 12:52:30 PST 2003

On Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:22:03 -0800 (PST), you wrote:

>Chris Olson - SunPS wrote:
>> > Honestly, I can't remember if brandy should be chilled or not.  It's
>> > been so long.....
>> I have no idea.  But I think it would be a good
>> substitute for Sherry in a Sherry cake....:)
>Um.  Unchilled.  Unchilled!  Warm, even.  Cognac as well.  Unless it's
>_bad_ brandy, then chill it so much that you can no longer taste it, kind
>of like vodka. ;-)
>> > All I drink any more is port (unchilled) and cider (chilled).
>> I'm not a big drinker myself (though *someone* got me drinking
>> Whiskey, da bastad!).  I like port though (had my first hangover
>> after drinking it the first time.  Ugh), and Guinness is good if
>> I don't have the time or money to eat.  And there are a few others
>> I'll drink, but I know less about alcohol than I do about, uh, something
>> I don't know much about. <grin>
>Any fermented beverage with lots of sugars can give you a bad hangover, and
>can even give you a hangover after just drinking a _little_.  My nemesis
>is Poulaner Salvatore, a doppelbock.  (That's a particularly dark and strong
>lager for you uninitiated heathen. :-)  It's very full-bodied and quite sweet,
>absolutely delicious, and _man_ does the stuff give me a hangover.  Just one
>bottle leaves me wishing I didn't like the stuff so much.
>Of course, these days I'm such a lightweight that a single glass of light-
>colored fermented grape juice can give me a hangover.  Sigh.
>(So, are beer and wine suitable topics, or should we stick strictly to
>sycophanting?  Yes, this is snarky, and no, I won't apologize.)
LOL.  I think it's all suitable.  Personally, my favourite libation is
cider.  Hornsby's is good, as is K.



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