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Favorite afterwork drink to relax with?

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I hate going out for drinks, so I just have what I have in my home kitchen. 90% of the time, a couple of bottles of beer are perfect. but when I get in the right mood, a cuba libre (rum/coke/lime):beer:.
post #2 of 38
I remember a post like this came up some time ago. It's always fun to see what folks are imbibing in to shed the days issues.

Over the 30yrs that my career has/had spanned there have been a variety of elixers and concoctions that were ordered, tried and even enjoyed.

Depending on the restaurant that I worked at, the depth of the bar was always a determining factor. Then again way back when it was encouraged to drink at the bar with employee drink prices but now it appears most companies discourage it.

At the bar I did enjoy a LI Tea, Beer since it was free or .50 a glass, an "Oil Can" when it was available and the more than occasional shot of Rumplemintz. Actually there was this one place I worked in the western 'burbs of Chicago where the employee's drank so much of it, it was nicknamed "Lomdard Water":beer:

I never was one for cocktails at home because it was mostly a solo act and I never felt comfortable drinking alone. Yet an occasional beer or glass of wine was had and I always kept some Rumplemintz in the freezer and a couple other things around should I have some of the crew over.

Now-a-days it's a simple beer, maybe even a Trappist ale, glass of home mixed Deigo red, a margarita or Bloody Mary that I enjoy when the day is done.
post #3 of 38
I've said it elsewhere, but my absolute favorite mass-produced (ie. not homebrew, microbrew or any of the many, many wonderful special brews out there) is Newcastle. I'm not saying it's THE best beer in the world - just the best of the mass-produced beers and one I could drink every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of.

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post #4 of 38
Beer, Beer, I love Beer, I'm absolutly positively wild about beer. lol:beer:
post #5 of 38
Beer, or wine, depends :smiles:
post #6 of 38
In Michigan, we have Two Hearted Ale from Bell's brewery. It's my favorite beer without even a competent challenger so that's my go to. The harshness of the IPA's hop bitterness is great for after a service shift because subtler beers just taste like water when you're tired and all your senses are drained. I sometimes go for the local brewery's Sacred Cow IPA. It's from Arbor Brewing Co.

On the non-beer side... vodka tonic + lime wedge. Taste is not the issue because as I previously stated, senses are worn out anyway. That and I don't like putting more than a single ice cube in good bourbon (my liquor of choice) and I want a cold drink after work.

:beer:
post #7 of 38
well, being on ships with zero tolerence--have to relax with some time on the treadmill, and then after a shower,and a book.

when in port, if one is not going back on watch for eight hours it is possible to have a drink or two. my choice is usually white wine.

when on occasion I have a job on the beach it's pretty much the same, wine.

Nan
post #8 of 38
It all depends on my mood. Most often it is a beer or 5 (CookingAngry-I love all the Bell's beers!), but I also love a good bourbon on the rocks, dark rum and just about any mixer, or a Gin and Tonic (try it with a splash of cucumber juice or fresh melon juice).
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post #9 of 38
Pete,

What's your bourbon of choice?
My top three are Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig, and Bulliet.
I don't like Maker's but I am just wierd about not liking wheat in my booze (Im not even a big fan of Oberon)
I still have to try Bookers and Blantons and Pappy Van Winkle is going down the hatch when I gradutate from college in spring 09.
post #10 of 38
Pappy Van Winkle is OK...not worth the price....but OK......
I am brand specific.....Wild Turkey 101 on the rocks....splash
of water with the first one....then just on the rocks.......
post #11 of 38
I'm a beer drinker typically (drop top amber is my favorite), but tonight is more of a vodka night.
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post #12 of 38
A really good cup of coffee!
post #13 of 38
First off, a large glass from the box of cabernet sauvignon. Then, if it's early enough and Im not driving next morning, a couple of black russians - Liberal measures
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post #14 of 38
First, a glass of bubbly. Ahhhhhhhhh. Or a chilled Lilet on ice with a citrus twist on a hot day. But basically I am a wino ;) If I ever have anything hard, which isn't frequent, it is a gin martini with a citrus twist, and occaisionally a cranberry splash.
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post #15 of 38
Oh boy, now that the summer weather is kicking into high gear after a night in the kitchen I find myself craving Campari and soda. Nothing cuts the heat like that. And, frankly, after nine hours of tasting off everything from cream scones, chocolate semi-fraido, thyme jus, and wild boar carnitas, Campari is actually one of the few things I can taste.

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post #16 of 38
A cool glass of a California Chardonny
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post #17 of 38
6 Beer, poured in a bucket.....
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post #18 of 38
Like many British women I like gin and tonic with ice and lemon. My husband likes real ale.
post #19 of 38
Half a bottle of 100 proof So Co and a dozen Long Trail Ales......oh you meant to unwind...............



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post #20 of 38
Okay, so I think I found a new favorite drink (although it knocks you on your you-know-what if you have too many).

To set the tone a little... I've been a long-time fan of vodka and Red Bull as a "party starter" because I'm an energy-drink junkie, even though it tastes like antifreeze and makes me want to turn my mouth inside out and scour it with a brillo pad.

I was wandering through my local liquor emporium 2 weekends ago on a mission for margarita fixin's for a party, and ended up buying some white chocolate Irish cream (O'something or other... it's long gone, and I don't recall the brand), vanilla vodka (Stoli), and coffee liqueur (el cheapo). I went and bought some Java Monster (the plain black one) to mix it with, a bag of ice, and threw it all in a blender. H-E-A-V-E-N

Ratio was approximately 1/2 can Java Monster - 1 shot vodka - 1 shot coffee liqueur - 1 shot white chocolate + Enough ice to make it a frappe consistency.
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post #21 of 38
Gin and tonic with a wedge of lime.. no, I'm not British, and no, I'm not a woman.
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post #22 of 38
Tea.

What'd you expect? :) I'm 16 and don't drink anything carbonated. Although, I have grown a taste for white-russians and mimosas, one is a morning drink and the other has too many calories to be a nightly thing.


Tea is perfect for me.
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post #23 of 38
rosemary infused pineapple juice, lemonade, lemon juice, sugar and then varying amounts of club soda.......if it's really hot I go with tons of club, more punchy then less......and if it's a farmer dinner night I add rum....


Guiness, even in the summer......
APA, usually over heff.
tried a Miller Hi Life last week and it was darn tasty, really shocking.....guess Miller pony packs are a total throw back to youth.

Yep, the rosemary punch shtuff is served at alot of my parties and I keep a pitcher in the fridge just for personal consumption.
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post #24 of 38
Ideally id like to drink Caipirinhas - because they are so delish i fell in love with them while i was living in Argentina - but its a lot of effort and expensive so i usually go home and grab a VERY large glass of local cheapish plonk



(or two) rest my head back and listen to the sweet melodies of Vivaldi or just fall in front of the tv!!
post #25 of 38
glass of wine or 2. Usually red.......the "everyday" is Blackstone Merlot or Bogle Petite Syrah. nothing special.

In the winter, I like cabs. Jlohr


sometimes, fiance makes a drink....club soda, espresso vodka, and a splash or two of diet coke....tastes great...more of an after dinner drink.
post #26 of 38
Red wine, usually Malbec, shiraz , or cabernet


JB
post #27 of 38

Wow!!

I watched the foodtv (as I always do) from 11:00am est and Bobby AFlay did (just today!) a Brazillian show where he made Caipirinhas


I usualy go into the rest. around noon or 1:00pm--depending on what my prep list looks like--open @ 5:00pm---but my morn coffee is w/Flay and just today his show was on Brazillian food. A crab/heart-palm salad/ grilled chix sal( w/bunches of stuff and cilantro- "surprise") and NY strip grilled and smothered w/ chimmichirri-- but he NEVER said it was a chimmirichirri type thing-- ii ...more or less ....was.

So ...any way...when I found the thread featuring Caipirinhas ....
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post #28 of 38
My husband likes to undwind with a bottle of Pilsner Urquell.

Me I'm not a drinker, my vice is cigarettes.

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post #29 of 38
Here's another one for you:

We used bomber cups. Hurricane Shooter

Red Bull , Monster, or your favorite energy drink and a shot of Malibu Coconut Rum.....yum!


I drink the occasional beer, wine spritzer, or raspberry mudslide, or White Russian.
post #30 of 38
If it was a good night an 8 pack of Lucky
Bad night... 2 8 packs of lucky and a few shots of whatever is on special.
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