Next drink to have a resurgence ?

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Europa1

7,253 posts

124 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Thesprucegoose said:
Absinthe
I don't think it's long enough since the last Absinthe revival.

ElectricSoup

4,740 posts

87 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Just remembered another student special.

A Duckhams. Pint glass, a shot from every optic, then topped up with Crème de Menthe.

chris4652009

937 posts

20 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Hooch

caelite

3,913 posts

48 months

Wednesday 5th December
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ElectricSoup said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.
Please don't make me drive all the way down from Glasgow to go to a Buckie bar. That is just the type of retarded thing I'd do aswell. biggrin

ElectricSoup

4,740 posts

87 months

Wednesday 5th December
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caelite said:
ElectricSoup said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.
Please don't make me drive all the way down from Glasgow to go to a Buckie bar. That is just the type of retarded thing I'd do aswell. biggrin
I recommend you come on the train. Or Megabus, for that proper Buckie drinker's vibe.
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matrignano

1,856 posts

146 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Was in Athens and there were a few Vermouth bars, I hear Spain is going that way too.

Given it was in Madrid 6+ years ago that I came across a dedicated Gin bar, and after a while Gin made its way back here, I might take a punt that Vermouth will go the same way.

caelite

3,913 posts

48 months

Wednesday 5th December
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ElectricSoup said:
caelite said:
ElectricSoup said:
PurpleTurtle said:
Buckfast.

Looking forward to hipster Buckie bars sprouting up all over the Home Counties in 2019!
Wanna go halves on an empty shop unit in Cavvers? BB's Hair Salon is on the market.
Please don't make me drive all the way down from Glasgow to go to a Buckie bar. That is just the type of retarded thing I'd do aswell. biggrin
I recommend you come on the train. Or Megabus, for that proper Buckie drinker's vibe.
Yeah, but is it really a proper night out down south if you don't spend the following morning wobbling up the M6/A1 hoping your below the Scottish DD limit before you hit the border? biggrin


Edited by caelite on Wednesday 5th December 16:05

bigandclever

9,152 posts

174 months

Wednesday 5th December
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ElectricSoup said:
ambuletz said:
what about a snakebite? (or some call that a snakebite and black). I haven't drank one of those in yeeears. I remember it being THE drink that all my friends drank whenever they managed to get served in a pub (under age sometimes).
Turbo snakebite - Carlsberg Special Brew with White Lightning.

Add Pernod to a snakebite and black to make a Purple Nasty.
Cheeky Vimto - port and blue wkd.

ElectricSoup

4,740 posts

87 months

Wednesday 5th December
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bigandclever said:
ElectricSoup said:
ambuletz said:
what about a snakebite? (or some call that a snakebite and black). I haven't drank one of those in yeeears. I remember it being THE drink that all my friends drank whenever they managed to get served in a pub (under age sometimes).
Turbo snakebite - Carlsberg Special Brew with White Lightning.

Add Pernod to a snakebite and black to make a Purple Nasty.
Cheeky Vimto - port and blue wkd.
Pint of Guinness with a port depth charge was always a favourite of mine. Utter velvet. Introduced to me whilst spending a summer working in a hotel bar in the Lake District some years ago by a bloke whose name was genuinely Reid Nutter.

Harpoon

307 posts

150 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Europa1 said:
I thought it was Stella? Mind you, either combination is potent.
I thought it was Stella (back before it got watered down).

I'll suggest Blastaway - Diamond White and Castaway.

Pothole

26,017 posts

218 months

Wednesday 5th December
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kiethton said:
I think tequila may have its moment

The stuff we’ve got over here isn’t great, it’s so much better (and more drinkable) in Mexico, could be a possibility
Most big supermarkets have at least 10 available off the shelf. What's so amazing about the varieties you can't find here?

bigandclever

9,152 posts

174 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Pothole said:
kiethton said:
I think tequila may have its moment

The stuff we’ve got over here isn’t great, it’s so much better (and more drinkable) in Mexico, could be a possibility
Most big supermarkets have at least 10 available off the shelf. What's so amazing about the varieties you can't find here?
That nice man George Clooney reckons that his (now sold) tequila brand you could drink all day and it didn't give you hangovers. I'd settle for a tequila that doesn't make me puke from my eyes on first sip.

Frank7

1,979 posts

23 months

Wednesday 5th December
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J4CKO said:
Have always liked Gin and Tonic and the last few years have meant its more available and you feel less like you need to wear a cravat when ordering or drinking one, I remember sharing a couple of G and T's in the past with some very posh folk and thinking it was awesome but they were driving an S Type Jag and did actually wear a Cravat, I thought it was a myth but they exist, or did, he died recently and I felt bad as that breed were dying out.

So, we have perhaps reached peak Gin, many different flavours, loads of "Artisan" Tonics and gin filled Baubles for the Christmas tree, it wont die off back to the odd older gent or lady ordering one and looking like a relic from the seventies but its had its day.

Prossecco appeared and that has perhaps died back a little, as much as anything, cheap, fizzy that gets you battered ever will, thats the fantastic, universal thing about booze, it all does the same thing, but critically it needs to be fashionable. Vodka had its moment and died back, loads of flavours, posh ones like Grey Goose.

So, what will be the next thing to appear as a new drink, or re-appear as the latest thing ?

Martini ?
Cinzano ?
Campari ?
Watneys Red Barrell ?
Blended Whiskies ?
Emva Cream ?
Double Diamond ?
Taboo ?
Mirage ?
Midori ?
Advocaat ?
Quatro ? not booze but it was ace


Basically, whats cheesy and really unfashionable now ?
Vodka has died back? Seriously?
Maybe when I’ve died, until then I’ll be chugging Absolut, Stolychnya, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, and a British brand Chase, well maybe Chase, I got a bottle for my birthday, but it’s still in the freezer, untried as yet.
I was mildly surprised to see Midori in your list of possible next big things.
I’ve never seen that as a drink on its own, my wife has a bottle for making Melonballs, a cocktail that she got into in New York, years ago.
The ingredients are Vodka, Midori, Orange Juice, and balls of melon fruit, for which she uses a melon baller, a spoonlike tool for getting a ball of melon flesh.
It’s a very smooth and enjoyable drink, but you have to use your head when pouring the vodka, or you’d be on your back after 3 or more.

Mobile Chicane

18,794 posts

148 months

Wednesday 5th December
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English wines, after the glorious summer we just had.

caelite

3,913 posts

48 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Mobile Chicane said:
English wines, after the glorious summer we just had. Brexit
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

On that note, plenty of nice English (and Scottish, and Irish) ciders about. My personal favourite being Thistly Cross, really cheap (weatherspoons stocks it for about £2/ 500ml bottle, in a pub!) cider that has been finished off in a whisky keg, ends up not too sweet, but with a woody, almost honey-ish aftertaste, 6.5ish% is just right as well. biggrin

stongle

1,114 posts

98 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Venisonpie said:
Turbo shandy. Half of leffe, bottle of smirnoff ice.
This was topic of conversation just week. Whatever happened to the turbo shandy and vodka red bull chaser! Used to be our city drink normal.

I actually drunk half a bottle of buckfast yesterday as punishment drinks at out annual Xmas City curry. How I don't know how to play par100 at my age is a loss on me.

I still drink a period and black every now and again, can't stomach jaegerbombs (bad incident at Bittburg airbase back in the day)...

But on topic, I think rum. But spiced. Kraken is popular, and I like Mount Gay. Airport terminals tell you a lot about what's about to popular.

Pothole

26,017 posts

218 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Frank7 said:
Vodka has died back? Seriously?
Maybe when I’ve died, until then I’ll be chugging Absolut, Stolychnya, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, and a British brand Chase, well maybe Chase, I got a bottle for my birthday, but it’s still in the freezer, untried as yet.
I was mildly surprised to see Midori in your list of possible next big things.
I’ve never seen that as a drink on its own, my wife has a bottle for making Melonballs, a cocktail that she got into in New York, years ago.
The ingredients are Vodka, Midori, Orange Juice, and balls of melon fruit, for which she uses a melon baller, a spoonlike tool for getting a ball of melon flesh.
It’s a very smooth and enjoyable drink, but you have to use your head when pouring the vodka, or you’d be on your back after 3 or more.
Midori should not be taken internally. It was clearly made to light hibachis.

J4CKO

Original Poster:

25,786 posts

136 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Frank7 said:
J4CKO said:
Have always liked Gin and Tonic and the last few years have meant its more available and you feel less like you need to wear a cravat when ordering or drinking one, I remember sharing a couple of G and T's in the past with some very posh folk and thinking it was awesome but they were driving an S Type Jag and did actually wear a Cravat, I thought it was a myth but they exist, or did, he died recently and I felt bad as that breed were dying out.

So, we have perhaps reached peak Gin, many different flavours, loads of "Artisan" Tonics and gin filled Baubles for the Christmas tree, it wont die off back to the odd older gent or lady ordering one and looking like a relic from the seventies but its had its day.

Prossecco appeared and that has perhaps died back a little, as much as anything, cheap, fizzy that gets you battered ever will, thats the fantastic, universal thing about booze, it all does the same thing, but critically it needs to be fashionable. Vodka had its moment and died back, loads of flavours, posh ones like Grey Goose.

So, what will be the next thing to appear as a new drink, or re-appear as the latest thing ?

Martini ?
Cinzano ?
Campari ?
Watneys Red Barrell ?
Blended Whiskies ?
Emva Cream ?
Double Diamond ?
Taboo ?
Mirage ?
Midori ?
Advocaat ?
Quatro ? not booze but it was ace


Basically, whats cheesy and really unfashionable now ?
Vodka has died back? Seriously?
Maybe when I’ve died, until then I’ll be chugging Absolut, Stolychnya, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, and a British brand Chase, well maybe Chase, I got a bottle for my birthday, but it’s still in the freezer, untried as yet.
I was mildly surprised to see Midori in your list of possible next big things.
I’ve never seen that as a drink on its own, my wife has a bottle for making Melonballs, a cocktail that she got into in New York, years ago.
The ingredients are Vodka, Midori, Orange Juice, and balls of melon fruit, for which she uses a melon baller, a spoonlike tool for getting a ball of melon flesh.
It’s a very smooth and enjoyable drink, but you have to use your head when pouring the vodka, or you’d be on your back after 3 or more.
Yeah, it has, there were Vodka bars all over the place, with vast selections of different vodkas and loads of flavours, that seems to have subsided and everyone is drinking Gin instead, things go in cycles, of course there will still be a lot of Vodka drunk, but all those folk now drinking Gin have defected from something else.

At the end of the day it is a distilled spirit, one is largely odourless and the other is flavoured with Juniper berries, it gets even more confusing when you start flavouring either, at that point they arent very distinct, the flavour of an Orange Gin vs an Orange Vodka for example will be more based on whatever is used to give it an orange flavour.

At the end of the day, its booze, make it into something palatable, get a bit drunk, most of the rest is marketing and image.

Frank7

1,979 posts

23 months

Wednesday 5th December
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J4CKO said:
Yeah, it has, there were Vodka bars all over the place, with vast selections of different vodkas and loads of flavours, that seems to have subsided and everyone is drinking Gin instead, things go in cycles, of course there will still be a lot of Vodka drunk, but all those folk now drinking Gin have defected from something else.

At the end of the day it is a distilled spirit, one is largely odourless and the other is flavoured with Juniper berries, it gets even more confusing when you start flavouring either, at that point they arent very distinct, the flavour of an Orange Gin vs an Orange Vodka for example will be more based on whatever is used to give it an orange flavour.

At the end of the day, its booze, make it into something palatable, get a bit drunk, most of the rest is marketing and image.
This is what happens when you’ve had too many birthdays, things you knew and loved fade into the background, and whippersnapper hipsters move in and take over.
I go to Baltic Restaurant, Blackfriars Road, by Southwark tube station, at least once per month for dinner.
As the name suggests, they serve East European fare, Polish food, Russian, Latvian etc.
Last time I looked, they served 60 varieties of vodka, I like their Polish Red, a hint of rye.
When in Northern France, check out Le Kremlin, a bar-restaurant in Vieux-Lille, the part of Lille that has been restored to its former glory of red brick buildings, you’ll find 40 different vodkas there, or there were last time I was over.

CS Garth

1,736 posts

41 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Blastaway - Diamond White and Castaway