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Lemons. I haz them.

Our lemon tree delivered a pretty decent crop this year and I'd like to do something with them. [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Jul 23, 2016 - 24 answers

Alcohol intolerance: seriously? Has anyone experienced this?

I have been on a journey since October to figure out what the hell is wrong with my body. [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on May 6, 2016 - 23 answers

Culinary classes and experiences in Boston and Cambridge.

Please give me recommendations for cooking classes, wine tasting and bartending classes in the Boston metro area. [more inside]
posted by rippersid on May 4, 2016 - 9 answers

Please help the world's pickiest drinker drink.

What are your favorite drinks or cocktails that are both low carb and don't involve anything sugar-free? Even more caveats inside! [more inside]
posted by moons in june on May 3, 2016 - 44 answers

What's non-alcoholic at a bar?

A local jazz bar has a one drink minimum policy. I enjoy jazz more than drinking. How can I respectfully ask if they have something else? [more inside]
posted by LiteS on Apr 27, 2016 - 30 answers

Save a bad gin

We bought a bottle of gin. It is...not good. Can we turn it into something palatable? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Boneyology on Apr 22, 2016 - 21 answers

How do I deal with these thoughts of quitting drinking?

I stopped drinking about 5 weeks ago. I'm still baseline low key depressed like I've been most of my life (with occasional swings in either direction), but in general I am calmer, less confrontational, less impulsive and less argumentative. There are zero downsides to not drinking alcohol. But as the time since my last drink increases, the more I worry how disappointing a relapse will be. How do I keep a realistic perspective? And how do I stop this internal belief that alcoholism is my "destiny?" [more inside]
posted by blackzinfandel on Apr 21, 2016 - 25 answers

Getting rid of a middle aged beer belly

I'm a fit 51 year old bloke but I can't ever seem to shift my beer belly. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema on Apr 6, 2016 - 30 answers

Storage conditions for alcoholic, homebrewed ginger beer

I recently made my first alcoholic ginger beer and need some advice about storing conditions prior to drinking. [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Apr 5, 2016 - 3 answers

Damn, liquor is pricey here

Is it worth making a road trip from Seattle to Oregon (or further...?) to acquire a decent quantity of alcohol? [more inside]
posted by isauteikisa on Mar 24, 2016 - 17 answers

I'm broke, but I've got booze!

We're low on cash, but just so happen to have a couple bottles of high quality booze (these two things are not related...or are they? Don't judge!) What kinds of fantastic mixed drinks can we make over the next few weeks until we can buy beer again? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Mar 4, 2016 - 13 answers

Bleach and Alcohol

Partner mixed diluted bleach with champagne in our kitchen sink. I promptly drained the solution, but worry about using the kitchen sink to hand-wash our dishes. (We exclusively hand wash our dishes, and do not possess a dishwasher.) [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Feb 29, 2016 - 10 answers

Celexa and Adderall XR in am... a beer in the pm?

Posting for someone else (really!). He takes doctor-prescribed Celexa 20mg and Adderall XR 20mg around 8am. He has been on the Celexa several months and is fine having a beer or two in the evening, maybe once or twice a week at the absolute most, with no side effects. Even the doctor thought that was OK. Now he's on Adderall XR as well and unsure if he can still have the occasional beer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2016 - 5 answers

How to deal with a loved family member with an addiction

My extended family always turns to me whenever there's a problem that they are having a hard time dealing with. Most of the time, I'm able to provide something based on research or I'm able to give helpful advice. This time, I need a little help. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 16, 2016 - 7 answers

The drink that satisfies

Pretty simple question. If I like Drambuie, what other kinds of liqueur/fortified wine/etc will I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Dec 10, 2015 - 31 answers

Why should I drink less--really?

First of all: I don't think this is a capital-p Problem with alcohol. I just like it--specifically wine--a lot, and I have some vague sense that I should cut down or stop. Much of this has to do with the fact that my partner is a recovering alcoholic and doesn't drink at all, so I have some guilt with my dinnertime glass even as he says he doesn't mind. I know, intellectually, that alcohol is bad, mmkay, but that knowledge does nothing for my decision-making. [more inside]
posted by witchen on Nov 24, 2015 - 30 answers

Interstate Intervention?

The shit has hit the fan. The plane has crashed into the mountain. My out-of-town sister needs help for her drinking, depression and anxiety above and beyond what her loved ones or twice-a-week therapy can provide. Since interventions don't work, how do I get her the help she needs? [more inside]
posted by Pearl928 on Nov 3, 2015 - 14 answers

How long until I can safely resume yoga after an appendectomy?

I had an appendectomy five days ago. I haven't had my follow-up with the surgeon yet, but I have a couple of burning questions I thought I'd ask here. [more inside]
posted by exoticlikeomaha on Nov 3, 2015 - 9 answers

Do any medical conditions cause you to blow LOW on a breath test?

Are there any medical conditions that would cause someone to "blow" a BAC level on a breath test that was misleadingly low for actual BAC? Or do I have some metabolising superpower? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Identify this German after dinner shot

Several years ago I spent time with some German visitors, and after each dinner they passed out airplane bottles of liquer. The tradition, they said, was to drink it down, put the cap on your nose, and hang the bottle from your lip via suction. I've since wondered about this tradition and WHAT exactly was the liquer that they used. Here is a photo if someone could please identify it. Thanks!
posted by Mikey51 on Oct 25, 2015 - 4 answers

How to ship a bottle of whisky from Germany to Montana?

I'd like to send a bottle of single malt from Germany to a friend in Montana as a gift. Has anyone done this before? What do I need to be aware of, in terms of customs, import tax / duties and federal and/or state alcohol laws? [more inside]
posted by starzero on Oct 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Choosing a port to drink later. Way, way later.

We have a new baby, and would love to get a bottle of liquor to stick in the basement and hopefully remember where it is 21 years from now, in order to drink it with her to celebrate her 21st birthday. I think we want a port, but we have no idea what to look for when purchasing this, and the person at the liquor store was very unhelpful (but we are willing to go to another store if that is the answer). Help us not screw this up! [more inside]
posted by kellygrape on Oct 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Can I use potable alcohol to sterizile a thermometer?

Can I use vodka and whiskey to sterilize stuff? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Oct 10, 2015 - 16 answers

Retail availability of grain alcohol in New York State

Is high-proof (190 or higher) grain alcohol (Everclear, Gem, Graves, etc.) sold in New York State, and, if so, how difficult is it to find (especially in rural areas)? [more inside]
posted by enn on Sep 16, 2015 - 7 answers

Flavor Bible for liquor/mixed drinks?

Do you know of a book or other resource like The Flavor Bible for liquor? I've seen resources on matching wine to food (at least one by the folks behind The Flavor Bible), but I am looking for something similar for liquor and related items (e.g. bitters and mixers). Book, online, or iphone/ipad apps are welcome
posted by 2 cats in the yard on Aug 19, 2015 - 3 answers

Sober in the big city

I live in New York City and I have a friend coming into town in a few weeks who is going through alcohol recovery. I'm looking for things to do in the city with them that lessen the presence of alcohol in the environment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2015 - 14 answers

Can I go to AA meetings and still use cocaine recreationally?

My drinking is out of control. I've tried to cut down and I can't. It's ruining my relationship, making me irritable and anxious throughout the day, and I've made incredibly dangerous decisions while drunk. I have no one to talk to about this and I want to try AA. However, I would like to continue using coke on occasion. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2015 - 26 answers

Like Beer But Not Beer

I'm trying to cut down on my alcohol consumption. What are some beverages that satisfy some of the same taste experience as beer or wine? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Jul 29, 2015 - 44 answers

Alcohol problems, in a closed community

I am drinking more than I want to be drinking. I don't know that it meets the criteria for a "problem" ... except that I can't seem to cut down. I live in a closed, orderly community where I don't have control over the availability of alcohol, or access to an AA meeting. I need help with a) some strategies to cut down or cut off my drinking and b) online support. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2015 - 27 answers

Hit me with your best shot

What (good, tested) cocktails are made from shelf-stable components only? [more inside]
posted by carrioncomfort on Jul 21, 2015 - 42 answers

Beer is proof that God loves hepatologists and wants them to be billing

What would the most nutritionally useful beer have in it and what would the process be for making it? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Jul 19, 2015 - 14 answers

How much wine is too much wine?

Friend called expressing concern about my recent drinking habits. Not sure if she has cause to be legitimately concerned or if she's overreacting. [more inside]
posted by Malleable on Jul 15, 2015 - 31 answers

What to give an aspiring mixologist?

Mixologists: What is a really awesome and useful (read: not gold-plated $75 shot glasses) bartending-related gift I can get for a friend? [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on Jul 6, 2015 - 25 answers

Not being sad about no longer drinking

I am going to have to stop drinking, and it is making me sad. Looking for things to be happy about. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2015 - 26 answers

Whose idea was it to have an open bar at a lecture?

I was watching a movie where a scene included an academic lecturing on her work. The event was a black tie affair and there was an open bar at the lecture. I suddenly realized that this is common in movies and I've actually been to something like that in real life. Why? [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Jul 3, 2015 - 11 answers

Liver-friendly OTC pain medicine?

Are there any effective, over-the-counter pain medicines that are appropriate for someone with liver/pancreas damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2015 - 14 answers

What used to be an ok amount of alcohol now is not. Help!

I've been through a lot of changes lately and one of them has been losing 40 lbs. I love beer and socializing. And another change is being more social and putting myself out there. But the combination of eating less and weighing less has put a dent in my ability to deal with alcohol. I end up slightly more drunk and a lot more hungover How do I continue to enjoy the things I love without it affecting me so much? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on May 21, 2015 - 35 answers

Japan-filter: From Bullfighting to Kurosawa in a Cocktail

How do you say "Blood and Sand" in Japanese? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Apr 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Teach me to drink alcohol like an adult

After over 15 years of abstaining from alcohol, I want to order an occasional drink when out with friends. I don't like beer or wine. I pretty much despise the taste of alcohol. What should I drink? [more inside]
posted by puppet du sock on Apr 22, 2015 - 72 answers

Please help my girlfriend back out of a bachelorette party!

My girlfriend was invited to a bachelorette party, which will be held in two weeks. She RSVP'ed a week ago, but realized that she’s made a big mistake in agreeing to go. She now wants to back out, and would like to know how to do so without upsetting the bride. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Apr 4, 2015 - 39 answers

Life After No-Drinking-Allowed: what's the next step?

I gave my problematic-drinker boyfriend an ultimatum to stop drinking for at least 30 days, and he accepted the challenge. Which is great... except I have no game plan for what comes next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2015 - 32 answers

Does yeast mate during alcohol fermentation?

I've learned a bunch about the mating life of S. cerevisiae and about alcohol fermentation, but I haven't found a definitive answer to one question: Does yeast mate during alcohol fermentation? More than usual? Less than usual? Not at all? If it does, does that mean that a-factor and α-factor are present in beer and wine?
posted by clawsoon on Mar 31, 2015 - 10 answers

Perfect Pink Punch

I'm looking for a not-too-sweet, alcoholic punch recipe to serve at an upcoming party. Caveat: must be some shade of pink. [more inside]
posted by turniphead on Mar 29, 2015 - 23 answers

Sexual assault in a "con" community - what now?

I went to a fan convention last week, and was groped at a bar, by someone other than my partner. I filed a police report that night, but am wondering if there's anything else I should be doing to get help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2015 - 29 answers

Can very small children drench their noodles in soy sauce?

I have a three-and-a-half-year-old that thinks noodles are the condiment, and ultra-strong soy sauce the main dish. We give her something like a tablespoon full or two of it with her noodles. The thing is, soy sauce is alcoholic. [more inside]
posted by ianso on Mar 12, 2015 - 25 answers

Overly sweet medicine wine

My beloved friend showed up last night with a bottle of shitty homemade wine. Oh wow, this stuff tastes like medicine. I've successfully brewed champagne cider jack with him in the past, he's not dangerous so much as clueless at times, but this shit is like berry flavored ass medicine. Any vintners out there who can tell me if there is any way to go beside dumping the lot into the sink? [more inside]
posted by lakersfan1222 on Mar 10, 2015 - 16 answers

What to drink?

My friends and I would like a drink we haven't tried (i.e. not a screwdriver or other widely consumed drink). We're none of us big drinkers so we each contributed stuff that's been hanging around in a cupboard unused. Here's a list of what we gathered: [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Feb 7, 2015 - 20 answers

Please take my whisky!

I have a couple of unopened bottles of whisky that I don't want. No one I have asked wants them. Normally I use Craigslist to give away stuff I don't want anymore, but listing alcohol is against the TOS for both Craigslist and Freecycle. I have also heard that food banks don't accept alcohol. I hate throwing away perfectly good stuff. Does anyone know of somewhere I can donate them, or any other way to legally find them a good home?
posted by insoluble uncertainty on Jan 27, 2015 - 33 answers

How can I find a commercial beer similar to a local favorite.

I recently tasted a beer that is brewed locally and I really enjoyed it. How can I determine which commercial beer would taste the most similar? I won't always be in this region and have access to this brewery. I'm not typically a "beer" person and don't really have tons of knowledge on beer and their flavors, but I enjoy this one and a Guinness occasionally. Thank you in advance.
posted by Doubleosix on Jan 17, 2015 - 18 answers

How to deal with a friendship gone sour...

A buddy of mine I've been wanting a closer friendship with got very drunk and offered to help solve my high libido problem. I didn't do anything with him then, because, um, hello, informed consent, but I texted him the next day to signal that everything was cool and I was receptive. He, and I should have seen this coming, was blacked out, remembers nothing, and is not interested. I feel humiliated. What comes next? [more inside]
posted by dee lee on Jan 16, 2015 - 28 answers

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