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beer and a shot

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by globetrotter, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Ach, Slivovica is not so bad. In my book so far, the house of obscure and awful spirits' most peculiar, dark, gut wrenching and mind bending wing is called Cynar.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Yes, I am exaggerating a little. It isn't the worst stuff I've had either, it's just I've never encountered a good plum brandy, and some of the stuff our extended family has sent us had been just too potent for my palette.

    A.



    where's your family from?

    they sell, in Belgrade, little stove top stills for making brandy. one thing I am sorry that I didn't get when I was traveling there on a regular basis.
     
  3. tangerine

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    Ach, Slivovica is not so bad. In my book so far, the house of obscure and awful spirits' most peculiar, dark, gut wrenching and mind bending wing is called Cynar.

    Regards,
    Huntsman


    One time I was in a local bar whose glory days are long gone; in fact, I am hard-pressed to remember why I was in there. Nostalgia, maybe. During my brief visit, a local barfly came in, looking decidedly in need of a drink, and began whining that with all the money she spent in that bar, they should buy her one. The bartender, the two or three other patrons and I endured this whining for about two minutes before the bartender took the easy way out.

    He poured her a shot of Cynar.

    She didn't look too pleased, but she shut up and drank it.

    I've never had it, but I never wanted to, especially after that.
     
  4. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Ach, Slivovica is not so bad. In my book so far, the house of obscure and awful spirits' most peculiar, dark, gut wrenching and mind bending wing is called Cynar.

    Regards,
    Huntsman



    had to look that up. yuk!
     
  5. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    where's your family from?
    My father was born in Zagreb and we still have family on the Dalmatian coast. My grandfather was a commercial fisherman and moved to Vancouver when my Dad was quite young. I believe my father and grandmother then followed when my Dad was about 9. My family and I are planning to visit either this summer or the next. We have a friend who owns a beautiful house on the coast, so we figure we'll stay there and rent a car and drive to Italy, Switzerland, etc.

    A.
     
  6. Nantucket Red

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    Becherovka is quite palatable compared with Fermet Branca. Talk about bad cough syrup!

    I've never had Cynar, but at least I now know how it can be employed strategically.
     
  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    My father was born in Zagreb and we still have family on the Dalmatian coast. My grandfather was a commercial fisherman and moved to Vancouver when my Dad was quite young. I believe my father and grandmother then followed when my Dad was about 9. My family and I are planning to visit either this summer or the next. We have a friend who owns a beautiful house on the coast, so we figure we'll stay there and rent a car and drive to Italy, Switzerland, etc.

    A.


    it's gorgeous on the dalmation coast - you'll have fun.
     
  8. heartworm

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    Becherovka is quite palatable compared with Fermet Branca. Talk about bad cough syrup!

    I've never had Cynar, but at least I now know how it can be employed strategically.


    What? Fernet Branca is nice! Around here, people usually drink bitters like FB to their breakfast. We have a lot of local brands that are more popular though.
     
  9. Huntsman

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    Yeah, Cynar's rough -- goes to show that barkeeps are not dumb.

    Never heard of Fernet -- are you saying people do a shot with breakfast, heartworm?

    ~ Huntsman
     
  10. heartworm

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    Yes. My grandparents do one every day with their breakfast, they believe it's healthy. They don't get hammered or anything, they only take on shot, fx Gammel Dansk, Underberg, Nordsø bitter or Dr. Nielsen. Jägermeister is also a bitter. From wikipedia: Gammel Dansk is an extremely popular alcoholic beverage in Denmark, which is often drunk in the morning with the breakfast meal. Its name translates directly from Danish as "old Danish". Gammel Dansk is an example of what is called a bitter, and was originally used as a stomach cure or digestive. It is brewed with a great many herbs and spices, making it similar to other stomach bitters, such as Jägermeister. These herbs and spices include rowanberry, angelica, star aniseed, nutmeg, anise, ginger, laurel, gentian, Seville orange and cinnamon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitters I think it's a bit too harsh for breakfast, but I drink it sometimes at birthday parties in the morning.
     
  11. vaclava krishna

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    One time I was in a local bar whose glory days are long gone; in fact, I am hard-pressed to remember why I was in there. Nostalgia, maybe. During my brief visit, a local barfly came in, looking decidedly in need of a drink, and began whining that with all the money she spent in that bar, they should buy her one. The bartender, the two or three other patrons and I endured this whining for about two minutes before the bartender took the easy way out.

    He poured her a shot of Cynar.

    She didn't look too pleased, but she shut up and drank it.

    I've never had it, but I never wanted to, especially after that.


    I miss, a post like, this.
     
  12. romafan

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    I miss, a post like, this.

    Cynar, if I'm not mistaken, is artichoke-based. It gives the mouth a nice coca!ne tingly numbed feel. Like Fernet Branca, it is often (at least by Italians) consumed for its medicianl qualities. Good for tummy aches, hangovers, etc. [​IMG]
     
  13. contactme_11

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    I just figured it out! "vaclava krishna" is the same "vaclav" banned in 2006 returned! It all makes sense now!
     
  14. j

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    There's a place nearby that does a shot (a few choices) and a beer (any) for $9 IIRC, which when you get a Black Bush (Bushmills) shot and a Boddingtons to chase it with, is a pretty good value, and for some reason, can be nursed far longer than two separate drinks. Very tasty, too. Black Bush doesn't seem nearly as cloying as regular Bushmills.
     
  15. Brian278

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    Irish car bombs were a staple of my Friday nights for a while. It's like chocolate milk if you drink it fast enough (and you have to).
     
  16. shoreman1782

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    Shot and a beer to me means whiskey and cheap beer. Jameson and PBR. Jack and Natty Boh. Jim Beam and Bud. It helps if the bar serves beer in cans and just punches a hole in the top rather than opening the can for you.
     
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    It helps if the bar serves beer in cans and just punches a hole in the top rather than opening the can for you.

    What does the bartender use to punch a hole in the top?
     
  18. shoreman1782

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    A beer awl? [​IMG] I dunno. It was a short screwdriver-handled thing. It punched the normal opening open.
     
  19. odoreater

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    Fuck the coca, fuck the pizza, all we need is sljivovica!

    henny with a heiny chaser!
     
  20. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    A beer awl? [​IMG] I dunno. It was a short screwdriver-handled thing. It punched the normal opening open.

    remember when all beer was opened like that?
     

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