DIY Liqueur: Cointreau. I've finally run through the bottle left by a fellow MeFite. How do I make a rough approximation? I've searched around a little, and the "recipes" all involve stringing and hanging oranges. Why that technique? [more inside]
Can I eat it? - booze edition! [more inside]
What are your favorite cocktails with fresh herbs? [more inside]
As the antithesis of this post, can you recommend a special something that will help me relax & enjoy myself on special occasions? [more inside]
I'm planning a 'cupcakes and cocktails' party next weekend, and I could use some assistance in figuring out what drinks to have on hand that won't clash horribly with what I'm serving. [more inside]
Cocktail ideas for home-infused vodkas: Strawberry, cantaloupe, vanilla-caramel, chai tea, tea with lemon and honey, bacon. [more inside]
What are my opinions for dealing with my alcoholic parents while they spend the week with us? [more inside]
I've been cooking in the backcountry for years with a pepsi-can stove (it simply provides an aerated vessel in which to ignite 75% - 99% isopropyl alcohol which you pour into it)...now recently I've noticed a distinctive, not exactly pleasant smell at the very end, when the fuel finally runs out and the flame extinguishes itself...perhaps a residual vapor is released at that point (I'm usually done cooking). SO, my question is, are dangerous gases perhaps being released? I'm wary of course of getting aluminum in my bloodstream and catching Alzheimer's, but any other dangers I should know about?
Ok I admit it, I’m a cheap drunk, a lightweight. One beer, one glass of wine, and I’m feeling good. Any more than that, even another half a beer or half a glass of wine, and I’m starting to get buzzed. So I’ve always been very careful with my drinking. I’ve never been stopped for suspected DUI, and don’t plan to be. That said, I’m curious about whether my blood alcohol level actually increases more quickly than most people, or do I just feel the effects of the alcohol more quickly without my blood alcohol level rising very much. IOW, over a period of an hour, you drink two beers, you’re not drunk, and your blood alcohol level is below the legal limit. I drink two beers in an hour, I’m pretty buzzed, enough that I would not drive. Is my blood alcohol level probably over the legal limit? If it matters, I’m a fairly normal-sized adult female, 5’5”, 120 lbs.
I am attempting to curb my alcoholism, and I'm wondering if taking Naltrexone might be a good aid. [more inside]
Does being drunk have any proven positive effects?
I would like to import a small barrel of bourbon for my husband's birthday. I am in Australia, happy to pay freight, excise and associated taxes but I need to find the bourbon first. Help? [more inside]
I have trouble ingesting small amounts of alcohol (a few shots), what can I do to make my stomach cooperate so that I can drink the odd time when I go out with friends? [more inside]
Is our bottle of Kahlua still good? We opened it four years ago (on St. Patrick's Day, actually) and promptly forgot about it. It's sat on a high shelf at a fairly constant temperature. It's about 80 percent full. It still smells OK. Wasn't going to taste it without input from the hive.
I have several good reasons to be happy for the first time in a long while. I am happy. Why do I want to get drunk now? [more inside]
My cousin is a lifelong alcoholic. Other than staying with friends, he is homeless. He has limited contact with the family and every attempt at sobriety has failed. He has a long history of arrests and jail time, all of which involve alcohol and alcohol-related offenses (shoplifting, public drinking and intoxication, et cetera). I need to find a wet house in either the Los Angeles or Phoenix area. No recommendations for AA or sobriety programs, please. It has been tried and he does not want that help.
YANML: I'm 25 years and 30 days old. I'm at a bar crawl in Pittsburgh. I just got denied entry to a bar on Carson St because my Ohio license is expired by 30 days. What is the Pennsylvania law for a bar regarding alcohol service for a 25 year old with an expired ID? I.E. how can I avoid getting blocked for the rest of the evening? Things to consider: Grace period for expired license, possessing multiple credit cards in my name (to verify identity) and obviously over the age of 21 based on physical appearance.
Thinking about quitting drinking, but I'm nowhere near bottomed out. Are there resources for people who find it hard to quit moderate drinking? [more inside]
I want to stop using alcohol to mediate situational social anxiety. [more inside]
What great small batch, artisinal liqours are available in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
Little rock-like addition to whiskey - what was it? [more inside]
Looking for good bars in Sacramento who focus in quality beer. [more inside]
Where can I find the best gin and tonic in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing? [more inside]
My alcoholic parent is causing me stress and keeping me from living my life as well as focusing on my college work... What should I do? [more inside]
As a hobby, my friends and I create alcoholic-infused cupcakes inspired by cocktails and shots. Friends, family members and relative strangers have been egging us on to start selling them. We've been reluctant to do so, for all the obvious reasons, but now we're considering a very, very small-scale word-of-mouth/online ordering business. What do we need to know in order to avoid getting sued, fined, or going bankrupt? [more inside]
What can I do this old apple cider? I found a 30 year old jug in my inlaw's basement. It's funky and drinkable! What can I do to kick it up a notch? [more inside]
I’m 35, male, and live in San Diego. I’m hoping to find a retreat (or something similar) that is not too far away, not too expensive (maybe $2,000-$3,000), and that starts as soon as possible. I have recently gone through a lot of unpleasant life changes, and have been drinking too much, too often, and for too long. My primary issue may be with alcohol, but I want to try this before I try outpatient treatment. I’m hoping to find a retreat where I can recharge and also break my drinking habit. Ideally, it would include some combination of yoga, meditation, and counseling or something directed to my drinking habit. Thanks.
Bar essentials. If I want to stock a bar, what are some essential ingredients for mixing?
ForAStoryFilter: how to best kill someone by CDI! [more inside]
What is the healthiest way to get high? [more inside]
I'm the filthiest person alive, and it's my birthday. Help me plan a party themed around the films of John Waters. [more inside]
Where can I read about the philosophies of spiritual or ritualisted drinking and drunkenness? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for a gay/gay-friendly therapist in the Northern Virginia area who has experience with alcohol abuse and alcoholism. I'm attending AA meetings to help with the continuing sobriety, but I really think I would benefit from some additional therapy. Thank you. (The gay/gay-friendly is in there because I don't want any chance of homophobia or blaming my problems on being gay)
I was refused alcohol on my 21st birthday at my local liquor store. How is this legal? [more inside]
When you start to drink again do you expect that you will black out again? [more inside]
Potent Potables: Ice fishing edition. I'm in charge of the non-beer booze for an ice fishing weekend. Suggestions? [more inside]
Can I drink while taking Biaxin XL (clarithromycin) antibiotics? [more inside]
How can silk screen lettering be removed from nylon shirts? [more inside]
I want to buy a nice bottle of scotch for a birthday gift. I am not a drinker and know nothing about this. Educate me, please! :) [more inside]
Anybody know why old-timers put black pepper in their beer? Mainly see it in 70+ war vets, but I suppose the question could apply to anybody.
What's the science underlying increasingly severe "blood alcohol" laws, particularly with regard to "good" drivers? [more inside]
Please help me find a long-term, in-patient alcohol recovery facility for my Kansas-based 41 y.o. brother. [more inside]
What font is used for the "Aromatic Cocktail Bitters" text in the Peychaud's Bitters label? [more inside]
What does alcohol on someone else's breath smell like? [more inside]
A drink a day is not bad for you and depending on what you read may be beneficial to your health. Is there anything detrimental to having this drink in the morning? [more inside]
Quitting drinking: What are the differences between Vivitrol and Naltrexone pills? [more inside]
I'm seriously fed up with my girlfriends drinking, I can't take this anymore! [more inside]
I have never had beer before. Going to a beer bar in 24 hours. Tell me what to order. [more inside]
Would rehab be appropriate for someone who binge drinks only a couple times per week, but is desperate to quit and has tried to do so many times without success? [more inside]