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Can somebody recommend a decent Port that wouldn't be too hard to find?
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Can somebody recommend a decent Port that wouldn't be too hard to find?
Warre's otima 10
post #183 of 369
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Can somebody recommend a decent Port that wouldn't be too hard to find?

Hanwood 10 is a nice ruby port, shouldn't be overly hard to find.

 

 

Hmm, maybe it's different country by country. Wikipedia is right on the boulevardier, except it's generally served up instead of on rocks (and some people prefer the 2nd version with rye whiskey). 

 

As for the aperol spritz/ campari soda thing, I find it interesting you say a campari soda is made with prosecco and bitters (In the western world a campari soda simply means that- campari, soda water, and often a slice of orange for garnish) and yet an aperol spritz is, as you said, always with prosecco.

post #184 of 369
I'm in temporary home bar mode, as I haven't really been in Japan for awhile. Just bought one bottle to sip on while I'm here, in between the wine and beer. I'll get more to take to Korea probably, but in Japan I'm drinking Miyagikyo 10 year right now, as it was on sale for nearly half price. It's pretty good, sherried but not overly so, and a good alternate to Yoichi 10 year (which is fantastic) - this Miyagikyo is worth paying attention to, especially since the Miyagi area could still use a little love.

post #185 of 369
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Dry, sunny and about 70 today, with a real prairie wind. Made myself a spritzer thing, with lemon-lime-basil syrup, gin, and soda. Yum.
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(half of) the tap list at the Allagash takeover at my local beer garden

If you get a chance try the Yakuza this summer - its a nice golden with a grassy finish. Great for sunny days.
post #187 of 369
OK guys some I'm attempting to turn over a new drinking leaf and hope you can help. After attempting (and failing) to shed the 15-20 pounds I've put on recently, I've concluded that it's most likely the 30-40-50 drinks I consume weekly. Partly I'm going to cut down consumption, but I'm also planning on drinking smarter. This means more sipping liquors, more champagne/wine, no mixers, far less beer (goodbye chainbreaker cry.gif), etc etc.

Does anyone have tips for this? Drinks/cocktails that are easy to make that are pretty low in calorie count? Good sipping liquors that won't break the bank?

Cheers all
post #188 of 369
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Yes. Stop drinking.

Or drink cheap wine (my favorite), and not a lot of it. Also, it's spring, so exercise more. That's probably not really want you wanted to hear, but cocktails and "sipping liquors" are generally not a low-cal business. ~100 cal/35mL of liquor (listed average, obviously varies) iirc, vs. ~150 cal/6-8 oz of wine (again, varies). Also I am not a nutritionist, so I could have just made those numbers up.
post #189 of 369
Yea I just looked up the numbers, and it's about 100 cal for a shot of 80 proof liquor, but about 150-200 cal for the beers I drink regularly. Champagne isn't bad, about 80 cal a glass.

I probably won't taper off my drinking too much for another month, since it's like 3 weeks till graduation...shog[1].gif

But I work out nearly every day for 1-2 hours really intensively, end up dropping some serious poundage, then putting it right back on when the weekend rolls around. been like this for like 2 months now.

And as far as cocktail recs, I was more talking about things that were basically hard A with a little flavor enhancer like lime juice or pomegranate juice, with club soda etc
post #190 of 369
unfortunately Reedo, even in beer quite a large percent of calories come from the alcohol itself - it's almost as energy dense as fat. So while liquors may have less carbs and may permit you to get drunk for slightly fewer calories, it won't be significant.

You must be doing a hell of a lot of drinking to be putting on weight while you're working out 1-2 hours a day and eating healthily.
post #191 of 369

Sometimes I put a few cubes in white or light red wine. even in good stuff (hide). Nice way to cut down the alc. and calorie content. Pretend it's summer on the beach.

post #192 of 369
I am doing a hell of a lot of drinking.
post #193 of 369
Unless you want to stop drinking altogether, straight spirits are your best bet.

My suggestion? Learn to love cheap whiskey.
post #194 of 369
With Corsair Gin (hate sipping it but it makes a pretty decent martini). I feel the tile countertops and Dominos napkins make it appropriate to this thread

post #195 of 369
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I bought these fucking incredible habanero pickles from a local maker. Not too spicy at all, just a little tingle on your lips when you ear them. Anyway, I though, "Hey, I should make a martini with these, because they are awesome," and so I did. Vodka, vermouth, olive brine, pickle brine, and a pickle spear. Another ugly one, but fuck it is delicious

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