Alcoholics on a Hippopotamus
|December 4th 2005 to March 4th 2006
alcoholics on a hippopotamus
am i right in thinking that you know your liquors pretty well?
i am seeking to start a little liquor cabinet, but i would like to stock
some good quality products...
this idea may have to go away if i find that i am a lush.
if you do know some very tasty varieties of: (1) rum, (2) vodka, (3)
then i would be very pleased to know what you know.
also feel free to suggest other liquors that might be useful. i
something like scotch though, since there seem to be about a
"best" varieties and all of them smell and taste like rocket
which is to say, and i want to be extremely clear in saying this,
they all taste very bad. of course taste is an acquired taste, but
that it plans to liquidate and sell the assets.
so, i appeal to your refined southern culture and skills in gentlemanly
to instruct me in the ways of refined grains and so forth...
Re: alcoholics on a hippopotamus
Now there's a question I can get into...
Yes, I know my fair share of liquors. My staple is bourbon.
Bourbon is a
whiskey, like scotch, but costs less and tastes better. It's not
unless it comes from Kentucky. Maker's Mark is the one to keep on
Jack Daniels (although technically not a bourbon because it comes
Tennessee), or Wild Turkey. Bourbon is a Southern Gentleman's
it's like keeping milk and butter on hand, okay. If you want to
bourbon neat, or on the rocks, try some Basil Hayden --it is not
strong, but very smooth, so it is good to sip. The higher proof
have a strong bite on the palette. Woodford Reserve is another
darker and stronger, but still very smooth. My favorite bourbon
the Mint Julep. It requires fresh mint, a simple syrup, and a
time to let the mint oils dissolve in the bourbon before shaking with
the shaker freezes over. For the best julep, put a sprig or two
up in the glass so you have to put your nose in it to drink.
Don't bother keeping scotch on hand. Respond to any request with
"No, as a matter of fact, I'm Norse.", or simply "Go Fish!"
Vodka (as a bourbon drinker, i think mostly all tastes the same).
hints of flavors in the expensive boutique varieties, but you'd be fine
bottle of Sky, Absolute, Grey Goose or go for a pretty bottle (it's
they all taste like watered down rubbing alcohol). I think most
drink vodka drinks, because it doesn't taste like alcohol in a mixed
Many standard drinks call for Vodka--bloody marys, sea breeze,
gimlets... white russians (kahluah vodka cream over
Rum. I prefer (and this isn't an easy one to find, for some
reason) Don Q
It is a clear rum from Puerto Rico (i don't like their dark rum,
Mix with coke and lime to make a Cuba Libra. Aside from that, I
Bacardi is everyone's standard. If you like rum, keep clear and
hand. The spiced rums are good, but limit which drinks you can
and somehow never end up in my cabinet. They're best for mulled
though. Of course, so is bourbon.
Gin. I like Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire. I'm sure there
good, I quit drinking gin a while back, I've got beefeater in the
now. Gins flavor predominates most of its drinks so it's more
to get a decent gin, I think. Don't forget to stock olives and a
bottle of dry vermouth. Get individual bottles of tonic water,
two liter, it doesn't keep even for an hour. You'll find a lot of
drinkers use vodka instead of gin.
Don't forget tequila. If you don't drink margaritas all the time,
tequila for the wild hair up your ass shot swiggin. I recommend
Commemorativo, or Sauza. Yum! Also, a margarita with just
and lime juice with salted rim and splash of Triple Sec or Grand
are the best. (Like vermouth, I use triple sec sparingly and
Liquors to keep:
Amarula (sp?) this is a fairly new cream liquor from Africa. I
love it. Smoother than irish cream.
Was this too basic? Do you want more boutique liquor
suggestions? Do you
know all these liquors? Do you really not have a stocked liquor
Are you trying to stock liquors for mixing drinks, or are you gonna
like Liz Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf and guzzle this shit
Or my mom, who used to like just a sip of something good before