Hi! I have a date planned near the Ferry Building and would like to get a drink somewhere not too loud. I went to Local Edition a month ago and found we had to YELL above the chatter of the bar. I would like to avoid that again. Where would you recommend?
I want to write about obscure and little known gin cocktails, ideally ones with fun stories attached or a vintage pedigree . What are your favorite obscure gin cocktails? The more outlandish and exotic the better.
I'm the kind of person who gets worried enough they'll do their work not well, or make a mistake, that they end up either not starting or working too slowly and filled with dread. Last week, I had to work late on a project. I had two beers in the process, found I cared less about the anxiety and dread and perfectionism, and just did a better, less stressful job. I want to do this without drinking. [more inside]
Is there a comic book character with a signature alcoholic beverage? [more inside]
I have gorgeous white raspberries around which I would like to craft a cocktail to celebrate my lady-friend's return from a week abroad. What do you recommend? [more inside]
What hens / bachelorette party themed snacks / canapes and drink can I serve at a hens party on a tram moving through the streets of Hong Kong? [more inside]
Has anyone heard of an alcoholic drink possibly of Czech origin, called "Breath of the dead lover?" [more inside]
Chum-Churum (19.5% alcohol made from sweet potato with added sugar and hfcs). Open, unrefrigerated bottle for 24 hours at room temperature, then refrigerated. Safe to drink? I'm saying it's totally fine. My friend has grave doubts.
In need of a party drink recipe. [more inside]
What hard liquor was popular to drink in 1968? [more inside]
I'm a secret drinker. But I'm far less into the drinking part than the secret part. How can I do this more healthily? [more inside]
What are some nice cocktails that I can make from this bottle of Makers Mark that was gifted to me? [more inside]
Help a college student re-learn how to drink. [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]
I'm having a tacotastic dinner party for my boyfriend's birthday. What's a tasty cocktail/punch recipe that goes with the fresh, rich, spicy flavors of Mexican food? Simplicity is a plus; I don't mind making flavored simple syrup or finding juices or fresh ingredients but I'd like to avoid buying 6 bottles of liquor for one drink. [more inside]
Help me figure out how to make a Flaming Moe (Flaming Homer) for a Simpsons Costume Party tonight, please! [more inside]
Are there any accounts of cops in prohibition/depression era New York being drinkers? Would drink be widely available to the point where no one would think much of it, or would it be especially difficult for a public employee?
Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]
My 21st birthday is coming up in a few months. I would like to celebrate this with one well-crafted cocktail at a bar, but I am at a loss as to which one and where to get it. I will be spending my 21st birthday in DC while visiting my folks. [more inside]
What Can I Do With Irish Cream? [more inside]
The mysterious Grecian Marble cocktail... [more inside]
Help me find a fortified wine that doesn't taste like raisins! [more inside]
The Naked Nymph is s'posed to be a cocktail. I went looking for the recipe, and couldn't find it. Anyone ever heard of/had a Naked Nymph? Know what's in it?
Alcoholics (of course you aren't): Need drink ideas that fit the theme "rugged". Fewer ingredients is better, and if you've got several suggestions that all require the same base liquor, that's wonderful.
I am looking for a place in NYC that is like the RFD in Washington DC. Any beer aficionados know? [more inside]
Assuming a woman has given up alcohol, to which she was strongly attached for 15 years, and has also given up cocaine and ecstasy (MDMA), which she used regularly, and she is now drink and drug free: could this past of substance-abuse affect her pregnancy in any way? And if so, what could she do to minimise the effects? For clarity: she's not pregnant at the moment, but would like to have a baby. [more inside]
Trying to make a list of fictional drinks. For instance: Clementine mixxes up a couple of "blue ruins" in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Silver Jews' song Buckingham Rabbit makes reference to "shattered dogs on the rocks." What other fictional drinks can you think of? [more inside]
I'm looking for places in the DC area to enjoy a hot winter drink - hot toddies, spiked egg nog, etc. Any ideas?
We got some new stools for our IT workbench area and we were joking that we should start an "IT bar". We came up with some drink names that might fit in (or not) such as: "USBeer", "Windows Vista Premium Lager", "Blue Motorcycle Screen of Death" and "The Rebooter". [more inside]
A bartender made me an awesome drink that had basil, cucumber, strawberries, and (white?) rum in it. What was it? [more inside]
ObscureBoozeFilter: I was in SF with some friends and we did shots of (what I think) was called Stella. Now I can't find it... [more inside]
Why does different sorts of alcohol affect you differently? [more inside]
LiquorFilter: I need help finding a manly drink that tastes good. [more inside]
Sour/bitter mixed alcoholic drink recommendations. [more inside]
How long can I keep an opened bottle of sake? [more inside]
I've been drinking for less than a year. Could I still be dependent? [more inside]
I had the Long Island Iced Tea of my dreams...Now how do I make it? [more inside]
On a trip to Barcelona recently, I sampled an alcoholic drink whose name I can't remember. Su ayuda, por favor... [more inside]
Does tequila make you extra drunk? [more inside]
Whats the best way to drink sambouca? [more inside]
I've been tasked with providing the wine for a holiday dinner. I know nothing about wine and the dedicated sites are pretty heavily loaded with jargon. [more inside] [more inside]