Sunday, October 14, 2012

What Do You Guys Drink? Victory Beer, Bourbon, Gin and More!

I've been drinking less that usual these days. I guess just to be healthier plus I think I'm kind of like some over eaters that sit and eat a bag of chips without even knowing they're doing it. I found myself just drinking when I really didn't want to be drinking. So I've slowed down a bit.

But I still do imbibe. And lately I've been sipping on some gin and tonics. Yummm-meeee! Specifically Tanguery and tonic. I got drinking them because that's what my girlfriend drinks and they're refreshing! Sip...ahhhhhh! But I'm not sure I'll be drinking them into the Fall and Winter because they seem more like a Summer drink.

Here's a list of the other things that I drink:

Victory Beer - I'm so happy that I live ten minutes away from this brewery. I like to drink the beer there and in growlers that I have filled up. Here are a few of my favorites: Braumeister (available on tap only), Hop Devil, Prima Pils, Storm King Stout. And many more.

Red Wine - I like most varieties but tend to stay away from anything too sweet. If I had to pick just one drink to have this would be it.And on the subject of wine I've been drinking out of smaller wine glasses because those glasses with the huge bowl just get you too fiiiiiired up! (And I've been calling the bowl of the wine glass the "bulb" for years I still think that somewhere they're referred to as bulbs).

White wine  - love sipping on white but mostly drink when I'm eating a dinner that calls for a white. Favorite characteristics I like are buttery and oaky. May I recommend the Kendall Jackson Chardonnay? And I can't stand cheap booze* but I've got to tell you that Barefoot Brand wine is super inexpensive and tastes good.

Whiskey - I like bourbon and scotch. Favorite brands are Dewers and Crown Royal. Here's how to make me the perfect drink.

Margarita - I love these but to tel you the truth I've only had about six of them all year. I'll have to get on that.

And that's pretty much it. Unless I'm at a party and someone ask me to try something. But I'm open to suggestions.

*At least a few times a year I'll take one sip of a cheap wine and just walk over to the sink and pour it down the drain. I don't know how some of the really cheap wines even get sold. 


Dr Zibbs said...

As for coffee ive cut way back on that too. I drink about three cups a month.

Dr Zibbs said...

... and before anyone says anything i know that crwon royal is a blended whiskey.

Unknown said...

McCelland's Islay single malt scotch. Pronounced "eye lah" or "oye lah". $20 a bottle. You can spend a lot more, but the incremental experience is minimal.

Dr Zibbs said...

Eric i think ive had that but will have to google and look at the label.

diane said...

Save the cheap wines for cooking.
To pick a good bottle, go to french wines and look on the label for "mise en bouteille au chateau". That means it's an estate bottled wine. It's an easy trick that makes you look/feel like an expert.
Italian Port Wines get a special mention as great after dinner wines.

Beer: Hop Devil, Guinness, Rolling Rock

Tequila: Cuervo

Favorite Non-Alcohol Drink: Grapefruit & Tonic with cracked pepper over ice.

Dr Zibbs said...

Diane great wine tip! Abd that grapefruit drink sounds good.

Chelle said...

I wanted Victory beer to be like.. VICTORY BEER!

Meaningyou have victories to celebrate every week.

That's all.

I like scotch. Also, Glenmorangie almost rhymes with orange. So there is that reason to drink it.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chelle - That damn non rhyming orange!

Scope said...

I like a good beer, but have cut down a lot since marriage. She doesn't drink, so I don't drink (much) and don't really miss it. About the only time I do is out to eat, I will sometimes have something with dinner. I used to live by the Goose Island brewery. Loved their 312 and Bourbon County Stout ( Now I live by Half Acre brewing, and will have a Daisy Cutter or two.

I love a good marg, but too sweet now with my blood sugar issues except for special occasions.

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope i just had a goose creek two weeks ago!

Annika said...

I don't drink other than on very special occasions, and when I do it's non-alcoholic wine or beer.

No big drinker at all. Except from coffee.

Dr Zibbs said...

Annika -Why??